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Please comment on this build!

By Captainmk
Aug 1, 2010
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  1. Please comment on this build:

    BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor | 166.84 | http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-033-BQ
    1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 | 46.98 | http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ss1T...3-SATA-3Gb-s-7200rpm-32MB-Cache-89-ms-NCQ-OEM
    Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) Processor | 146.86 | http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials... LGA1156) Processor - Retail ?productId=40924
    MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card | 182.11 | http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...GB + Free Starcraft II Trial ?productId=40951
    Corsair TX Series 650W ATX2.2 SLI/Crossfire Compliant Power Supply | 78.14 | http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-008-CS&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1084
    Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard | 112.99 | http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-389-AS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1693
    Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x BluRay ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive | 46.99 | http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials... SATA Drive (Retail) - Black ?productId=40806
    OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz | 126.89 | http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...8 1600MHz Triple Channel Kit ?productId=34299
    Logitech MK300 Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse - USB | 24.99 | http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166809
    NZXT M59 ATX Midi PC Case | 50.99 | http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/13346248/NZXT-M59-ATX-Midi-PC-Case-No-PSU-Black/Product.html

    Total comes to ~£983.78

    Budget is £1000 including Monitor and Desktop bundle (both required)
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I'd drop the ocz ram, I've had issues with ocz ram with all 4 of my asus boards.

    Everything else looks okay as far as a low-mid end gaming machine.
     
  3. Captainmk

    Captainmk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Ah Ok, are corsair a good brand for RAM then? How about Geil?
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,950   +731

    Why would you purchase a triple channel RAM kit of a dual channel board?
    IMO a 4Gb (2x2Gb) kit would suffice.
    I would second Super's thoughts on the OCZ / Asus compatibility. In my experience you would be better off using Corsair, G.Skill or Kingston (all lifetime warranty) i.e.
    Corsair 2x2Gb DDR3-1600C9 (£77) or check out the availability of kits specified in the Asus QVL
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    I'm pretty sure GTX 460 can run on a corsair 450w, but meh; 550w or 650w is safer.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    totally missed that. There are some bargain brands that work okay at rated speed. i.e. Supertalent, g skill, not sure about geil though. I have no experience with them.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,910   +91

    A ram suggestion for you: (nothing wrong with HK's suggestion, just an alternative)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
    if you can find this in the UK. It is on the Asus QVL
    I have 8Gb Kit running in my Asus Crosshair IV Formula, with No issues at all. to add to what super said, not only does Asus traditionally have issues with OCZ, OCZ has been having some non motherboard specific issues as well of late.
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,950   +731

  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,910   +91

    UV poisoning.....

    where did that come from?:eek: ....in that case, I second the Corsair recommendation Chef made!
     
  11. Captainmk

    Captainmk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Thanks for the help guys, I ended up getting the Corsair RAM instead
     
     


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