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carey8
01-18-07, 02:07 PM
This is the rig ive just bought, had a budget of £700.
Tell me what y'all think of it.
Shall be used for more or less everything.

Intel Core2Duo e6300
Msi nVidia 7900GTO
Hiper 580w Type-R
GeIL DDR2 pc6400 1gb Ram
Thermaltake Armour Jr Case
Western Digital 250gb 16mb cache HDD
Tuniq Tower 120 Heatsink
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Asus nForce 650i SLI

Shall have pics next week sometime.
It's my first build. Mega Excited.

Roadhog
01-18-07, 02:33 PM
neat, except for the psu.

hirantha
01-18-07, 02:33 PM
Welcome to the world of Core 2 Duo.. looks good for your budget.

Mr_LoL
01-18-07, 03:51 PM
neat, except for the psu.
Looks like you are right on that one
http://www.custompc.co.uk/custompc/labs/79289/hiper-hpu4k580.html

grey_1
01-18-07, 04:03 PM
Looks like your going to have some fun on it, that's what matters. Enjoy!

carey8
01-18-07, 04:11 PM
Why change the PSU, whats wrong with it?

ONER
01-18-07, 04:44 PM
Why change the PSU, whats wrong with it?


Quoted from link provided above:

"The Hiper flew through the 50 and 75 per cent load tests, producing a stable voltage on each of its primary rails. However, at 100 per cent load, it started to make a bizarre noise, best likened to the sound of frogs croaking in unison. At full load, the Hiper is also inefficient, averaging just 71 per cent. This means it had to draw 807W from the mains to produce 572W. After just three minutes of listening to this amphibian jungle mix, the primary heatsink reached 72ûC and the Hiper switched itself off. So much for being able to produce 580W continuously.

Despite its twin-fan cooling system, the Hiper is unable to produce its claimed 580W for a sustained period. If you want a stable high-end PSU then you'll have to spend more than £70."

crainger
01-18-07, 04:47 PM
Hiper can be nice and quite, but that's all. They quite often fail under heavy loads. How about a Seasonic or even an Antec HE?

carey8
01-18-07, 04:50 PM
All ordered now, When i recive it, and if it does that, ill be sending it back.
But for now, its fine for me.

ONER
01-18-07, 04:55 PM
That should work carey. If it start making noise or if it fails you, you can always return it and get something different. Enjoy your new rig.

mullet
01-19-07, 12:16 AM
I have the hyper 580 and it runs like a champ I have had no problems at all 3 months old now.

carey8
01-19-07, 09:56 AM
Thats why i got it Mullet, Because ive heard nothing but good reviews. So.....Ah well, It'll serve me well.

SH0DAN
01-19-07, 10:32 AM
Actually that exact model power supply isnt that bad.But as an aside,at todays exchange rate,1619 Canadian dollars,would up that buy to a 8800GTS(insert your fave brand) + 2 gigs of DDR2 800 ram(insert your fave brand) + an upgrade to a Corsair HX620,as well as on top of all that,upgrade the hard drive to a 500 gigger(insert your fave brand) !!!!!!!!! I kid you not...

:eek:


Are you not royally pissed about the :fu: taxes you chaps and birds pay ?!!?

carey8
01-19-07, 05:36 PM
But dont your components run on different power values? like were on 240v and ur on whatever you want. AND you have to add Taxes, Insurance, Postage etc.

SH0DAN
01-19-07, 06:41 PM
But dont your components run on different power values? like were on 240v and ur on whatever you want. AND you have to add Taxes, Insurance, Postage etc.


700 British pounds,here(1619 Cdn dollars),would get you the parts I mentioned in here Canada,at a local pc shop,taxes included.No need
for postage(delivery charges)as any pc shop can order the parts. :(


Intel Core2Duo e6300
Name Brand(eVGA)/nVidia 8800 GTS
Corsair HX620
Name Brand(OCZ)/DDR2 pc6400 2gb Ram kit
Thermaltake Armour Jr Case
Western Digital RE2 500gb 16mb cache HDD
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Artic Silver CF-ARCTIC5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Asus P5N-E SLI (650i SLI)


With taxes the above was priced out at 1682 Cdn,or 727 British Pounds delivered to my door.

carey8
01-19-07, 06:54 PM
Yeah, but i ordered online, so but pointless you saying what you could get over in canada isnt it?

SH0DAN
01-19-07, 06:59 PM
True,I am just pissed,as when I went over and lived there for a while,the cost of living was insane compared to here. ;) Eithier way,you will have a great gaming system. :)

carey8
01-19-07, 07:19 PM
Yeah, ****ing rip living over here, taxes are sky high on everything.
But meh, nothing i can do lol.
Im hoping to move away from this country soon enough. :D

Anyway, What games do you play?

Dazz
01-19-07, 07:22 PM
After seeing the E4200 i would pick that up as it gives more overclocking head room due to the higher multiplier. Come in handy for NF680i boards where they overclocks are a little urm low compaired to that of Intel Bad Axe boards.

carey8
01-20-07, 10:34 AM
I've already ordered, i swear ive already wrote that?

Bman212121
01-20-07, 12:33 PM
I've already ordered, i swear ive already wrote that?

people don't read the thread then respond, they read the first few lines of the first post, then respond. If you want to draw their attention, edit the first post with really big text. ;)

Inf1n1tyComplex
01-20-07, 12:46 PM
people don't read the thread then respond, they read the first few lines of the first post, then respond. If you want to draw their attention, edit the first post with really big text. ;)
He could do that... But wouldn't it be more effective to have a four-some with Teh Bigman, Gib and candle_86... I am sure that would get everyone’s attention, a few people would be excited while others will most likely choose to commit suicide which would cause this thread to further receive more attention... :headexplode:

The end justifies the mean's... :naughty:

carey8
01-20-07, 02:25 PM
Btw, how long do you think it would take me to build this pc? Its my first time and all.

hirantha
01-20-07, 04:26 PM
Btw, how long do you think it would take me to build this pc? Its my first time and all.

hmm just make sure you have a guide by your side before you try anything so you know what you are doing and not to make a mistake.. Good luck!