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Hi guys my name is Danny and i'm from Newcastle this is my first FULL computer build and im am daised and confused so i hope you can help me out i'm unsure as to weather my components are compatible, also am i missing anything? i really hope my components are compatible as i have bought some already. Here is what i have bought so far..

1.Processor - Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN) From pcnextday

2.Graphics Card - Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/X1900_Series.html

3.Power supply - Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Black UV (CA-005-HP)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Hiper_Power_Supplies.html

4.Case - I-Cute 0314TL-BB ATX Gaming Case and 350w PSU(have bought new powers supply see above^^)
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91831/rb/21449318061

Are these compatible?

That is all i have so far, and what i intend to get is as follows..

5.Motherboard - Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Gigabyte_179.html#aMB_2d062_2dGI

6.Memory OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Special Ops XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2SOE8001GK) (MY-070-OC)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/OCZ_DDR2_Memory.html

7.Monitor - V7 V7S20PD 20.1" 1400x1050 600:1 8ms Silver & Black MultiMedia TFT Monito
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/115013/rb/21447715393

8.Hard drive Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 NCQ 250GB 6V250F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-088-MD)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Maxtor_SATA.html

9.CD/DVD drive LG GSA-H10NBAL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-043-LG (overcloker.co.uk)

10.Floppy drive OcUK Value Floppy Drive - Black (HD-001-OK) (overclockers.co.uk)

This has cost me about 600 pounds already i don't want to calculate the final amount lol :( i would really appreciate any help you can offer

Cheers

(is this system compatible?)
Oh and the computer is for gaming

PS Ian do you not remember me? will be about 10 years since we've seen eachother. Looks like your doing well for your self lol
 

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Welcome to PC Review Dannyt - I'm sure Ian will pop by soon and say hi too :)

Looks compatible to me - you have the best value Conroe, the PSU is good, the Mobo is good value and OC's well etc etc.

Can't comment on the Graphics Card - not really my thing - but was wondering whether you might want to consider getting 2GB of RAM?
 
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Hey Adywebb thanks for the warm welcome, to gig of ram is planned just for a near future upgrade as 1gb saves me around 100 pounds for now. and i hope it will be able to cope with upcoming games such as armed assault (new operation flashpoint) and anything coming out before xmas
 

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Hey Danny - as in round the corner from me when I used to live back in Newcastle? I saw your dad the other day and he told me about your PC build :)

I'll have gander at the graphics card and the rest tomorrow, as I've only just seen this thread now so I'll research it properly :D

Good to hear from you again!
 

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One point ... SATA II provides updates to the SATA 1.0 specifications including new features and a possible increase in transfer rates from 1.5Gb/sec to 3.0Gb/sec if drive manufacturers decide to implement these features in their products.

I'd check and make sure its a 3.0Gb/sec hard drive & fully SATA II capable ... just watch the numbers.


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I've just had a look at the graphics card, and it seems like a good choice - especially if you will be making use of the video in/out functions.

That monitor looks like a bargin for a 20" LCD - I've not heard much about the make before, but the 26 customer reviews there seem to think it is great :)
 
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Aye thats right Ian you got it in one, yeah it was my dad that pointed me in the direction of this site. Its very informative just what i need while building this PC. Yeah i read all the reviews for the monitor aswel they seem very positive. Muckshifter... i belive the motherboard is compatible with SATAII and the hard drive. Do i need to buy ATA cables seperatly or do they come with hard dirves? here is a link http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Maxtor_SATA.html thanks guys.
 

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It doesn't look like you get a cable with the hard drive or motherboard from what I can see - although it should only be a couple of quid to get a SATA cable. :)
 

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Dannyt said:
Muckshifter... i belive the motherboard is compatible with SATAII and the hard drive. Do i need to buy ATA cables seperatly or do they come with hard dirves? here is a link http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Maxtor_SATA.html thanks guys.
Yes, you should get the SATA cables with the MB ... if not, then OC nicked 'em out of the box. ;)

What I was saying is ... NOT ALL SATA II hard drives are 3Gb tranfer rated, the MB will be, just check that the HD is also ... waste of money otherwise. :thumb:


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is SATA II the way to go for hard drives e.t.c??? im really lagging behind on all the latest stuff on PC's(only by about 2 years lol)
 
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Ian Cunningham said:
Hey Danny - as in round the corner from me when I used to live back in Newcastle? I saw your dad the other day and he told me about your PC build :)

I'll have gander at the graphics card and the rest tomorrow, as I've only just seen this thread now so I'll research it properly :D

Good to hear from you again!
It's like family favourites here:p
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