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Final Overview

By Computergeek564
Jul 5, 2008
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  1. Okay, I have finally got around to making my own custom set up.

    I just wanted to post my products that I am choosing here, and want a second opinion to make sure everything is okay. Also to make sure everything is compatible with each other. Or if there is somewhere I have forgotten, I could improve or even save a little bit of money on.

    Set up, as follows:

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=607868

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=608744http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=608744

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=609173

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=607737

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=608511

    ~Double post required to show all products.
  2. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    I'd recommend these parts as replacements for the ones you've picked:
    You can use the other parts from your original build.

    Grand Total = £980.98 as opposed to £970.71 for your proposed build. This build is much, much faster and will rip through anything you throw at it with ease. The case supports upto nine 120mm fans, for superior cooling.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes. :)
  4. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Okay, Rage.

    A quick question:
    Does that PSU come with all power cables, and is it a Modular setup?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Yes, it comes with all the cables but is not modular. If you want a good quality modular PSU, this is a great one that looks pretty cool while delivering more than enough power for that setup.
  6. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Okay, just wondering:

    The graphics card you linked has:
    DDR3 ram installed

    But the motherboard supports DDR2 SD.

    Does that mean I will have to go looking for new graphics cards and new ram that will be compatible with the motherboard you linked?
  7. Whiffen

    Whiffen Newcomer, in training Posts: 323

    Nope, the memory on the video card can differ from what the mobo supports, your good to go ^_^
  8. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Does the ram have to be the same though?
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    No, it doesn't.
  10. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Thank you Rage.
    Do you think that there is any motherboards out there that would supply the same specs as the one you linked me, but without 7.1 sound. Don't really and will not have any use for the 7.1. So spending needless money on it.

    Thanks
    ~Paul
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Almost every mobo will come with onboard audio. You aren't spending unnecessary cash because the mobo I linked to is the cheapest X48 mobo I could find. It's not necessarily bad because it's cheap though, and Gigabyte's build quality is always great.
     
  12. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Could I swap the PSU you suggested for another?

    I was thinking this

    Manufacturers Link


    _________________________________________

    Update:
    Purchased the case I liked as I am going for Water Cooling anyway.
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I don't think that website would appreciate you posting their pictures on another website (& eating up their bandwidth at the same time), please edit your original post or it will have to be done for you.
  14. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    I cannot edit my first posts. It seems that I can't edit them as they are too old or something along those lines. I apologise.
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    There are a lot of pics up there :rolleyes:

    But you are correct the amount of time has elapsed from being able to edit your original post.

    Also I tend to use pictures from other websites as well (usually one or two though)
    I've noticed many users do this already, (actually just about all at one stage or another, too many examples to post)

    I think the issue is that the pics are very big, and many of them
    Usually when I post, I just post the thumbnail size (as seen on the original links)
    It is harder to locate these thumbnails on their server, but I still manage to get them
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Yeah, it should be fine, since both are basically the same unit. You shouldn't run into any problems. :)
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