First ever build - for gaming

  andy85wsm 16:54 03 Aug 2007
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Just wanted to know if this was a good setup. Playing mainly games, the main one being WoW. Is it good value for the money spent etc?

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Gigabyte GA_P35C_DS3R (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 & DDR3 Motherboard

£88.11

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.33GHz (1333FSB) - Retail

£111.61

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SAMSUNG 20x DVD+/-R/RW/RAM SATA OEM BLACK

£22.03

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM

£42.29

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Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU

£65.37

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BFG GeForce 8800GTS OC2 320MB HDCP Enabled Dual DVI PCI Express (580MHz Core Clock) (1700MHz Memory Clock) (1350MHz Shader Clock)

£200.93

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Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed

£36.66

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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit Edition DVD - OEM

£64.61

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Corsair XMS6400 2GB DDR2 (2x1GB) 800Mhz Non-ECC

£69.33

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Total cost - £700.16

Is this good for the money? I think ive got stuff thats compatible with everything. Dont know if i need to buy any more cables. Any advice appreciated

  skidzy 17:40 03 Aug 2007

The only thing i can really see is the os being the problem.

Vista has had a few knockers regarding gaming,some seem to think xp is better for this.

  wolfie3000 17:51 03 Aug 2007

skidzy is right Vista is a good OS but as for games, especially older ones, they simpley either wont run or will crash.

My advise, stick to XP for the next year at least.

  Totally-braindead 17:53 03 Aug 2007

The power supply I don't know of and it seems very cheap for a 700 watt power supply, personally with a high powered setup like this I would prefer a better quality branded one. Perhaps its really good but its not one of the ones I know of.

  citadel 19:00 03 Aug 2007

I would get an asus motherboard and a enermax infinity psu. psu is very important for top graphics cards

agreed, power supply and operating system are a possible rethink. also a lot of people are downclocking the factory clocked g80 cards with the last 2 drivers as there are bottle necks with cpu and some heat issues, get a standard one, that way you can clock up if you need to, and save money. to give an idea ntune with a 6000 x2 amd chip and an 8800 gts (this is on vista) clocks the cpu up and pretty much leaves the graphics at the factory (500/790) dont skimp on the psu though.

  Devil Fish 21:29 03 Aug 2007

power supply i would go for quality

O/s for gaming suspect!

at least until dx10 comes into full play with the devs

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