In just over 2 weeks, I'm planning on buying my second PC to build. I have a preliminary spec below, so any thoughts/advise will be much appreciated
I have a £1k budget for the hardware (no more!), with high power and low noise as my philosophy (without going into water cooling). My aim is to try and keep whatever I buy pretty much the same (without overclocking) for hopefully 3 years, with only a memory upgrade at some point.
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - £191.40 @ Scan
Asus P5N-E SLI - £76.13 @ Scan
HiperPower 670W PSU - £79.90 @ Scan
LiteOn SATA DVD+/-RW/RAM - £23.72 @ Scan
Geil 2x1GB XMS2, DDR2 4-4-4-12 PC2-6400 - £164.49 @ Overclockers
Seagate 250 Gb ST3250620AS Barracuda 7200.10 - £52.97 @ Shop Magenta
Gainward Nvidia 8800GTX - £357.19 @ Scan
Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS - £58.74 @ Overclockers
TOTAL = £1004.54
Since I'm pretty close to my budget, I'm trying to reduce prices too, so if you know of any cheaper prices for anything suggested, let me know
As for suggestions, I'm pretty keen to keep the 8800GTX (whether it's ASUS or not, I'm not too bothered), and the E6600, but apart from that, I'm open to suggestions, and may change my mind with the CPU and GFX if there's reason to.
As for the OS, I'm going for Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit OEM, and haven't found a better price than the one below. However, if people from the UK have been able to download Vista at the cheaper US price, then I'll go for that
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit OEM - £120.99 @ Shop Magenta
* Does anyone know of a cheaper black/silver case that'll fit an 8800GTX?
* Is the motherboard OK?
* Can I get a cheaper PSU without blowing something up?