New System Help Please!

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by darth_haggis, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. darth_haggis

    darth_haggis New Member

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    hi
    i am currently looking to purchase / build my first PC system to keep me occupied this summer as a treat after exams.
    i am looking to spend around 550 quid max.
    i am having trouble choosing a motherboard for the system.
    system:
    cpu - intel e8400
    ram - ocz 2gb 800mhz (platinum or gold - not sure yet)
    graphics - 8800gt
    psu - 550w

    i am probably going to OC the cpu to around 3.6-3.8ghz so was wandering what motherboard would be suitable for this?
    i have around 50 - 70 pounds to spend on the mobo.
    cheers!
     
  2. canuseemygrapes

    canuseemygrapes Master Guru

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  3. darth_haggis

    darth_haggis New Member

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    okay thanks!
    iv altered my list now whilst searching around a bit.
    cpu - e8400 = 118GBP
    gpu - ASK Inno3D GeForce 8800GT = 107GBP
    ram - 4GB Corsair 800mhz CL5 = 61GBP
    Mobo - Gigabyte S775 Intel P35 ATX = 51GBP

    is that motherboard + RAM any good?
    also, im getting an Arctic Cooler pro 7 fan

    the list above leaves me with about 183 to spend on the rest.

    again, thankyou very much!
     
  4. juzz86

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    If you can afford it mate, and you're going to overclock your CPU, it might pay to invest a few more dollars into your RAM and buy some CAS 4 stuff. That way, when your RAM hits 1000MHz +, your CAS will only drop to 5 and not 6. With RAM prices as they are right now, you should be able to find it for a few quid more than you're spending already. I know it's tempting to go cheap, but if you're seriously considering overclocking it's better to spend a few more quid than have to shell out two or three times a year for new RAM. I've had good experiences with Corsair at stock speeds and timings, but if you can find Crucial Ballistix or Tracer cheaply, they'll do you very, very proud.
     

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