Final Selection!

By Cypher2006 · 10 replies
Feb 1, 2006
  1. Right i bielieve i have come to a conclusion about the final specs of my New computer.. i dont really have a budget as i work but they hours arent alot so i dont get much...but i dont want to spend over £600 so this is what im going for:






    RAM^ x2 of theese

    i dont think there is anything missing, is this all i need to get it running, doesnt matter about drives i have them and will b adding things in later life
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Looks good. Why are you going for an agp card and agp motherboard though? Agp is going to be "obsolete" soon, and pci-e should be around longer. Many newer cards are only available in pci-e as well.
  3. sjps220

    sjps220 TS Rookie Posts: 106

    Just wanted to make sure you know that your case comes with a power supply.
    If you don't want a powersupply with the case you could probably save some money.
  4. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    yeah i been reading about PCI-E its just some of the stuff is quite expensive, but im not really a hardcore gamer so i wont be needing that anytime soon, this is just a good enough pc to use Adobe Audition and Adobe Photoshop, and play Vietcong and Call Of Duty One And Two..Counter Strike Source, i am hopin to join the Air Force Next Year and i will be on alot more money than i am now so i will buy a minted system then, and about the power supply to the second post, i am buying it with the PSU for a reason because i want to try it in this system as this one will only be used for work by my father, and i thort he might aswel have that PSU, and then the empty space will be filled by my 480W Antec :p
  5. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I don't want to spoil your patriotic spirit, but the Air Force doesn't pay that much unless you're in a special field (medicine, law, engineering, etc.) :darth:

    :stickout: :bounce: :evil:

    By the way, I can't see what CPU you chose, but the rest looks nice. :grinthumb
  6. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    its the AMD 64 Venice Core

    lol better than my wage atm, 12 hours a week £200 a month, yeah my dad said i should try engineerin trade, hes been in 24 years and loves it, but i will have to see :D
  7. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    yep i thought it was going to happen one day i ave been sacked from my job, so the computer is on hold till i am earning again...will update when im back on track..ive had to cancel my motherboard and hard drive cooler as i can get them anytimes..but i still have the case beucase i like it and they mite go out of stock FOREVERRRRR lol
  8. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Right i think i have secured a full time job, just waiting on result of my interview i have ordered my PC case, pc should be up and running in less than 2 months
  9. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    right im on the payroll, so things are back on...

    ive already bought my PC case which isnt bad, but was made in china and there is a few fittings which arent perfect but o wel, i have also ordered my Abit 3rd Eye motherboard and a hard drive cooler, im buying in stages until i get payed again, week in hand working stuff...need about £370 now to finish it off, then i need to put it together. i have never built a computer myself so would it be best to take it to a shop and maybe someone who knows what they are doing. Is the CPU hard to install becuase ive heard its a real bugger.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Assembling is not that hard but there are some details you need to know. I recommend searching the internet for step by step tutorials, including installation of the operating system and drivers. If there is anything that you aren't clear on, you could post the question in these forums. That's what it's here for. If you don't feel confident enough after all that, then you can still take it to the shop.

    Once you successfully build your first computer, you'll never go back. You'll learn a lot. It's quite rewarding and fun!
  11. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    yeah the operating system and drivers isnt really bothering me, its jus the motherboard and CPU really which im sure isnt so bad, i will look around, nice to know theres help here tho..thanks :p
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