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Ok, I've selected an nVidia chip card, GeForce 8400GS, 512MB Ram.
Last thing I still can't decide and its case. I like the Antec P180 which was suggested previously but its quite expensive, I'm looking for something for about £50 and if it comes with the CPU then maybe £70/80.
I haven't got a specific brand or model to recommend, but the two things I'd be looking for are
- A metal case...seriously helps system cooling
- Some kind of sound deadening
So you get to change components when necessary with ease and also have a nice cool system
Thanks for your quick responses. Space isn't an issue for me (at least not for now). I've got a whole room to myself and the part where the box sits is massive.
Is it best to get the PSU seperately or buying it as a bundle would be better?
I've seen couple of cooler master cases which are within my budget and they look good too. But their PSU sits at the bottom and I'm worried about the PSU cables not long enough to reach the motherboard.
I'm going for Gigabyte MB EP45-UD3P
03-04-2009 #18Originally Posted by Norotso
Here is my new config:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83
Gigabyte MB EP45-UD3P
OCZ 8GB 1066 RAM
500GB Seagate 7200
1TB Seagate 7200
LG 6X Blu-Ray burner
600Watt PSU with 42amp single lane
I'm running the same board but bought my PS separately as most of the CM don't come with PS. I would think that now a days any good brand name PS will work fine.
I know this is a wide and baseless generalisation, but PSUs that come with cases are generally lower rated in terms of wattage. While the higher rated PSUs are really only for overhead, I certainly would rather an underused 600W+ PSU than a 350W PSU that came with the case, but was just getting by with the hardware I'm running. Though I will confess, the LED readout on my PSU rarely goes above 140W and is usually more like 90-100W. So I guess buying a 700W PSU might have been overkill haha.