Trying to build a computer

  cyber pikey 11:12 01 Feb 2007

Hi, I'm trying to build a new computer, as I am fed up with the rubbish I always seem to get from PC World. Here are the parts I have selected;

CPU: AMD 64 X2 5000+ [url]click here[/url]

MOBO: Asus M2N-SLi Deluxe (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard [url]click here[/url]

RAM: GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 [url]click here]

PSU: [url]click here[/url]

GFXC: BFG 7600GT (already got)

HD: WD 500gb (already got)

OS, Vista Ultimate.

Will all the parts fit together ok? I have never done this before.

  cyber pikey 11:36 01 Feb 2007

Oh yea, will it also fit in this case:
Antec Super-Midi Tower.
click here

  terryf 11:41 01 Feb 2007

Have a look at click here, my son buys from here for his business and is very happy with products and I have bought a motherboard bundle from click here and am happy with the machine I built. The advantage of a bundle is that the processor and mobo are built and tested so that removes doubt from the equation. As well as that the value for money was better than bundles offered by larger firms

  terryf 11:46 01 Feb 2007

You will have to check the spec of the case to see which size mobo it will take, I have Antec Solo Quiet Mini Tower Case - Piano Black/Silver - No PSU which is very good quality and very quiet with a Trust 'Pro PSU Low Noise Big Fan' 520W PSU. I fitted a Freezer 7 Pro processor cooler and I only hear noise from the fans at start up or if I am doing a lot of processing (like doing a virus scan)

  cyber pikey 13:58 01 Feb 2007

Thanks very much for that, I'll look into it! And once its all come through, is it very much a case of just literally putting everything together and then turning it on with windows ultiamte in the disk drive?

  keef66 14:52 01 Feb 2007

Yep, pretty much like Lego these days. Trickiest thing seems to be getting the case connectors for power switch, led's, usb, audio etc attached to the right pins on the motherboard.

  SLAYER 18:26 01 Feb 2007

agree with keef66,the case wiring can be a pain.

  GEEKSTA 18:55 01 Feb 2007

All that spec makes me really jealous! lol
Im just wondering, how much does all that come to?

  GEEKSTA 19:02 01 Feb 2007

And have you thought about getting some sort of CD/DVD+-RW drive? click here

have a browse on that site
and cables and stuff can be found on click here

  terryf 20:33 01 Feb 2007

GEEKSTA, buying an assembled tested bundle from click here costs under £400

  cyber pikey 20:52 01 Feb 2007

In the end i got these:
Asus M2N-SLi Deluxe (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard 1
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ 2.60GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail 1
OCZ GameXStream 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply 1
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC)
Akasa Eclipse 62 Aluminium Case - No PSU

Total came to £641.42, with VAT and P&P

But thats not including WD 500gb HD, Vista Ultimate, my graphics card from old machine (BFG 7600GTS), and sound card (audigy 2zs). I thought I would also just use the DVD-RW drive from my old pc?

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