Ok here goes....
I'm looking either purchasing or building (for the first time) a new PC for my son.
His fav game is World of Warcraft but he does play others.
The main reason forr the purchase is because I want mine back (currently I have to book an appointment just to get on it)!!!!!
I'm looking at spending around £600 (already got a 19 inch WS monitor he can use) and I'm looking for something which, obviously not top spec for that price pretty decent, with the ability to update as and when.
I live near www.scan.co.uk
so I usually get my parts from there, they are very good and if I get the wrong thing then there no problem with refunds or exchanges.
Heres my first draft of what I was thinking I would need: -
CPU - £152
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 775, 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail
Case and PSU - £52.82
Xclio 6010 Black (Silver Alumin Front) Midi Tower Case w/o PSU Hi End Prescott Ready
480W XClio-SCF aPFC Super Silent (21Db) 12cm Fan 8/20/24 ATX2/2.01 12vEPS + SATA+PCI-E
Graphics Card - £70 ish
Inno3D 7300 GT - scan don't sell this but I can pick it up at www.dabs.com
HDD - £52
200 Gb HGST (IBM/Hitachi) 0A32012 Deskstar T7K250, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ
Motherboard - £129
ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe NF4 SLI, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
Memory - £108
1Gb (2X512Mb) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS
So my questions start with: -
1/ What ya think ??
2/ Have I missed anything that I am going to need (go easy on me)?
3/ Do you think this is 'balanced' or is there an obvious weekness with the build?
4/ I've never actually bought a CPU before so I presume I need some kind of cooler seperately?
5/ Any tips etc that I need to look out for when I actually putting the thing together!
NB I know the graphics card may but a bit on the 'week' side but I've read some really good reviews on the GDDR3 version and can always slot another one of the same in there at a later date.
Thanks for any help!
Edit......Ooops I missed off the O/S - I'll have to add another £60 for XP