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YMy mum finally said i can have a new computer (well, she said that a while ago) but now its going to be my xmas present so i can afford a little upgrade

If you guys could tell me if this is all compatible, i would really appreciate it, as im not sure myself. Here is the line up:


~AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103562

$322


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ABIT Fatal1ty AN8-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813127206

$202

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LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827106988

$41.99

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LITE-ON Black ATAPI / E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827131410

$25.00

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Western Digital Raptor 74GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144160

$161


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Western Digital Caviar 80GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144102

$50.50

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SeaSonic S12-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817151024

$129

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BFG Tech Geforce 7800GT BFGR78256GTCOD2 Video Card- Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814143042

$349

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CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145450

$117.00

I know this is a long list and im sorry, but please help me out and let me know if im making good choices and if it will work. I will be ordering this in the next few days so i have it for xmas, and i dont want to have to return anything because ive screwed up my choices and they dont work together.

Also, i live in the uk. We seem to get ripped off over here. Would it be better to buy from the us and get it shipped or just buy in the uk. Could anyone suggest a good place to get this all from that wont rip me off.

Thanks a lot guys.

James
 

Elif Tymes

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Looks great! In all, that looks like a top performing system :) You'll be very happy with it.

I'd suggest getting a decent sized HDD(instead of that 80GB).

Also, if you have a DVD burner, there's not much need for a DVD DRive. I'd skip on the extra DVD Drive.

The Abit Fatal1ty seems overpriced to me, I'd go with something cheaper.
 

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Looks great.
Kinda paying to much for that Abit. Its priced so only for the name. Might as well go for a cheaper, and better OCer, Dfi Expert.
 

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Fata1ity == overpriced crap, just like any sporting equipment that is monogrammed with some great athlete's name on it*.

I <3 Asus motherboards, but that's more personal preference based on personal experience.

* Note: I do happen to own a hockey stick with an athlete's name on it, but that's because they don't make a lot of them that are built for 6'5"-tall forwards with attitude problems that don't have a name on them.
 
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Great, thank you for your thoughts! :D

Would you recommend me buying from the US and getting it shipped to the UK or buying from the UK. Is there any chance the parts could get damaged getting shipped all the way from the US? Lastly could you please recommend me a website that i can buy this stuff, either in the UK or that can ship to the UK.

Thank you :D
 

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Personally, I think you'd get more performance with a 7800gtx, instead of the raptor, and try to get 2x1gb stick if you're gaming. That will definately help in games like BF2. And instead of the seasonic, you might be better served by the ocz 520w, even though the seasonic is a fine choice.
 
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Thanks for the tips, i will amend my components tonight.

{ace of spades} said:
Would you recommend me buying from the US and getting it shipped to the UK or buying from the UK. Is there any chance the parts could get damaged getting shipped all the way from the US? Lastly could you please recommend me a website that i can buy this stuff, either in the UK or that can ship to the UK.

What do you think? ^
 

Jimbob7

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No, buy from the UK. I'll give you a list of online stores are tend to use.

www.overclockers.co.uk (check avaliablity before ordering)
www.overclock.co.uk
www.aria.co.uk

Many more out there.

If you buy from the US, you will be charged the tax you didnt pay, and then you have a big shipping bill ontop.

If you need some more sites, drop me a PM. For what you are ordering, the above should be plenty.

Scott.
 

jnev_89

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no reason to get a 80gb ultra ata. spend a bit more and get a sata drive with more storage, you'll thank yourself later.
 
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Buying from the UK SUCKS. I cant get anything near what i had hoped for when im buying from the uk. Buying from the states gets me a lot more for my money, but can anyone recommend a US site that will ship to the uk, as the ones ive looked at are us only.
 

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It will cost more, as i explained above, the added tax + more shipping will be so expensive.

You can order from the US if you want, but don't say I didn't tell you about thee added costs you will be expected to pay :).

Scott.
 
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Well, with no PSU, Cheaper graphics card and NO CPU i was £100 over my limit. Whereas buying from the US with everything need i was in budget. WIth the current exchange rate i think im saving a lot of money even if i do get taxed on

Do any US suppliers even ship to the UK?
 

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If you tell me your top wack budget, and im guessing first post specs havent changed, i'll price it up for you :).

I'm sure there are some sites that ship to the UK, I don't know of any.

Scott.
 
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Wow that would be cool. I have £800 to spend that i have been given for it for xmas, anything above that i pay myself. So really as close to 800 as possible but it can go over by a bit.
 

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I see what you mean, i've just checked a number of sites and its way over budget before you begin. I guess you have a few options. Ask US online stores what sort of price is going to be added on once your hardware enters the UK (if they will tell you, i've always been told it would be no cheaper, the reason for my previous posts, no reason why you can't check would probably be wise). The other options are to either cut down on your specs, or try and make a few hundred pound before xmas time, I don't know your age so, this could be pretty hard if your under 18. If your a fan of ebay you could check out some unlucky sellers not getting the right price for their hardware they are selling, I got lucky with my CPU. You can also check out some UK forums, the selling parts of them, you can always get a cheap piece of hardware if you get in quick.

Sorry I wasn't more help, I know how fustrating it can be trying to buy computer hardware in the UK. :)

Scott.