Novatech is my favourite and have to agree that if you use more than 2 suppliers the postage fees can wipe out any money saved. I try to buy from one company if I can if not then I use a maximum of 2 to save on postage costs.
All the companies that you have quoted have good recommendations. But as stated, try to stick to one supplier if you can, and perhaps buy in 'bundled' form.Postage costs would also be cheaper, if you purchased in bulk from one outlet.
Remember also, that self build is a good experience, but select the components wisely, due to possible confliction problems. Your mistakes are not covered by consumer law after the first 7 days, if (unused) items have to be returned.
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have quite a bit of experience upgrading but this is the first build from scratch i am doing.
Components i am considering are -
ASUS M2N-E AMD M2 m/b ASUS GeForce 7600GT Silent 256Mb PCI Express Graphics Crucial 2x512Nb 240pin Dimm PC2-5300 Memory Antec Overture II Quiet media case AMD Athlon 64x2 3800 Socket AM2 Processor 300 gig Sata driveHappauge Win-Tv-HVR 1300 MCE TV card Windows MCE o/s. Sony DRU810a DVD rewriter.
What do you think. Any incompatabiklities?
Want it as quite as I can as it will be a living room PC.