Opinion needed

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ray_gillespie, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Hi guys,
    I'm gonna get a new mobo/cpu/ram bundle from Komplett, I was looking at this one: http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=111924&cks=PRL
    Can anyone give me any feedback regarding what they think of it? Also, I'm going to get a case and a PSU, can anyone make any recommendations for something moderately priced? Will I need anything else? I'm going to use my existing HD/graphics card etc.

    EDIT: Will this PSU http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=307838&cks=PRL have enough current on the 12V rail? I don't understand this stuff very much but I read that it should be at least 18A. How can I tell?

    Thanks! Reps as usual for helpful posts. :)
     
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  2. celticfan11

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    this picture shows corsair ram, but the specs say twinmos ram. Never heard of that. also never used an epox motherboard. I usually use abit- asus- or gigabit. I dunno what the translation to dollars is, but i would probably get something different, because i never heard of the ram or used that motherboard brand. But just my opinion.
     
  3. ray_gillespie

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    I'm not going to o/c it or anything, I'm more concerned about the PSU, I think it should be sufficient but I just want confirmation with someone. What about the case, does that look ok?
     
  4. celticfan11

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    case looks nice, cant give an opinion on the PSU, asi usually use the Shi**Y ones that come with the cases :)
     
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  6. LordOfLA

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    go for the crucial + 3500, and avoid epox mainboards.

    PSU wise i'd go for one of the tagan supplies from overclockers.co.uk/scan.co.uk
     
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  7. LeeJend

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    Avoid that power supply. It doesn't even have current ratings under the show spec link. If they were proud of it they'd show it off.

    See if you can find a price on the Antec truepower 400W or higher. I don't know UK sources or prices.

    EPOX is an ok brand. Stable no frills boards.

    I've heard of twinmos, it's ok but I'd go for the Crucial for a 64 bit system.

    I would not give up the 1024 ram for a 3500 vs a 3200 CPU. cpu won't show a difference the extra ram will. ESPECIALLY since 2 sticks gives you dual channel.
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

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    I had an Epox board was fine go for 3500+ and get the extra ram later is my call.
     
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  9. ray_gillespie

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    I'm going to go for the 3500+ with the 512 crucial RAM and get some more RAM in a couple of weeks when I have some more money. Thanks for all the help guys, I'll send out reps in a second.

    EDIT: I've added reps to everyone, but it wouldn't let me add any more to LeeJend, it says I must wait for a while or something, I must have given you reps for something else recently. I'll try again later.
     
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  10. Shamus MacNoob

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    Ha thanks but now we know who gives who to what huh?