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ste2223

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Hi, Im building a new computer for gaming. Heres a list of the parts I was thinking of getting. What do you think?

CPU
£276.07

Mobo
£201.34

RAM

£158.57

GPU
£331.70

HDD
£97.77

PSU
£99.82

Case

£82.25

Heatsink+fan
£30.26

DVD-RW
£27.61

Total - £1305.39

I also need to get a TV for this comp. Need a TV and not a monitor due to lack of space. Ive got about £500 to spend on the TV but have no idea what to get. Any suggestions?
 

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You are buying a retail cpu, why are you buying a heatsink fan? The retail cpu comes with one.

Unless you are going to hardcore overclock the system, go with a board using an intel chipset. IMO nothing beats the stability of an intel cpu running on a quality mb using an intel chipset.

OCZ ram is never on the approved list at asus. It does not mean it will not work however it has not been tested and found to work. I would really go with tested ram.
 

ste2223

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crjdriver said:
You are buying a retail cpu, why are you buying a heatsink fan? The retail cpu comes with one.
Going to Overclock the CPU. How good are the stock ones?

crjdriver said:
Unless you are going to hardcore overclock the system, go with a board using an intel chipset. IMO nothing beats the stability of an intel cpu running on a quality mb using an intel chipset.
Yep im gonna OC the CPU so I don't wanna go with an intel board.

crjdriver said:
OCZ ram is never on the approved list at asus. It does not mean it will not work however it has not been tested and found to work. I would really go with tested ram.
Thanks I didn't check the approved ram list. I will do that now.

Any other thoughts?
 

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I did not say an intel board. I said a board using an intel chipset ie an asus, dfi, abit, or epox board. While you might get a slightly higher overclock with an nvidia chipset, an intel chipset is more stable and will have fewer problems.

If you are going to overclock, then I would get a high quality hsf. I like the type that use real screws and a mounting plate to secure the hsf. Much better than the push pin type.
 

ste2223

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I'll look into boards with an Intel chipset then. Thanks.

Do you have any recomendations for a HSF?

My main problem is finding a TV? Can anyone help?
 
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