£1,500 to spend on a base unit.

  Ronaldo_88 09:55 20 Dec 2007

I'm looking at spending about £1,500 on a new computer for HD Video and the odd game here and there.

I am currently looking at Cougar for..

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 GHz 4Mb Cache,
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 - 4 x 1GB,
750GB SATA Hard Drive, 5
00GB Secondary SATA HDD,
Windtunnel Extreme Cooling,
Corsair 620Watt PSU,
768Mb Nvidia 8800GTX graphics card DX10,
Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R 1333fsb-DDR800x4 integrated motherboard,
Samsung DVD +/- Re-writer Lightscribe, Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme sound card
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premiem

I am also going to get the to source a Blu-Ray drive for me.

The graphics card seams to be causing the most confusion! I would like HDMI on it but is DVI - HDMI just as good?

I also have no clue what so ever about mother boards so some advice there would be appreciated!

Does anyone have any recommendations of other hardware I should get or other companies to try?

Please don’t suggest PC Specialist! I would rather burn my money they are useless!

  ajm 10:08 20 Dec 2007

Have a look here
click here

  Ronaldo_88 10:44 20 Dec 2007

Yeah I did look at Alien. They are good but quite expensive and ridiculously huge!! There is no need for it to be that big!

Still a very nice machine though!

  Pine Man 11:44 20 Dec 2007

Unless you are running 64bit Vista you can save some money by only buying a maximum of 3GB RAM. As I am sure you are aware no 32bit o/s can utilise more then 4GB RAM which also includes all of your system RAM(graphics etc)

  The Kestrel 15:16 20 Dec 2007

Email or better still ring Cougar and ask their advice. They are very knowledgable and will talk through your specifications with you.

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