Building a new computer - Need advice please

By SaltWaterHippo
Feb 8, 2007
  1. This will be the first computer I build from scratch myself. Going to be a gaming rig, But I'm not sure if all the parts will fit together.

    If anyone has the time it'd be nice if you could have a look to confirm that these parts will run together.

    Hard Drive
    Graphics Card

    Not found a PSU yet, if you could recommend one or give a few reliable brands that'd be great.

    Thanks in advance :D
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    How much are you willing to spend?
  3. SaltWaterHippo

    SaltWaterHippo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Around £1000, I'll probably end up going over.
  4. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    actually, thats a pretty great build, me personally i use AMD and ATi, but this system would have some kick...

    But if it was me i would wait for the release of the DX10 compatable graphics card releases, because when they release the DX10 games you are stuck playing DX9 games, check out a DX10
    theses cards would throw you way over budget, but if you wait and run a cheaper card or even the IGP until they release them cheaper,you will soon be getting them cheaper or for the same price as this DX9 card you picked, Until then they will kill your budget...

    i couldnt find it on any uk sites, but its the Nvidia 8800GTS
  5. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Nice system! It's all compatible, I think. this would be a good power supply. I'm in the US, so I'm not sure on the following: is that price in pounds or euros?
  6. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    That is a pretty good system, actually. The case looks a bit over the top, and i'm not a big ASUS fan, otherwise pretty good.
  7. SaltWaterHippo

    SaltWaterHippo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I took that into account, But I'm not going to be using DX10 for about a year and I thought I'd get a high end PCI-E card, Mainly becuase it'll be pretty unstable for a while, there will be bugs, the DX10 graphics cards will be expensive when they come out, there will be a price drop as more advanced cards come out, plus there wont be that many games. Hopefully after a year there will be a wide range of cards games and decently maintained software.

    I had found this PSU. I had a look at the one you linked, probably going to go for that. I'm in the UK and we use Pounds :D

    (Double post - I know)

    I've ordered my parts now, I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who replied, been a great help :D
  8. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Cool. Let us know if you have any more questions ;)

    Regards :)
  9. giyad

    giyad TS Enthusiast Posts: 59

    oh man! I feel bad for you guys in the UK, your prices are so high! Some nice specs in there, but ouch on the prices :s
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    This PSU is what I have and it's much better quality than the Hiper one and a match for the Seasonic one, except it's cheaper. You can always go Crossfire too if you want to later. Your PC is almost the same as my build, only I have 2 X1900s in Crossfire and you have a single X1950XTX ,I have the E6700 as opposed to your E6600 and I have more HDDs. But it's a smashing PC and you're guaranteed to have fun with it.
    Yeah well, VAT is notorious for that.
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