New PC

  ScotsMan123 21:44 23 Mar 08
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I am planning on getting a new PC and the specs i have chosen so far are:-
CPU Cooler - Scythe Miné Quiet Heatpipe CPU Cooler S478, S775, S754, S939, S940 compatible
M/Board - Abit IX38 QuadGT Socket 775, Dual DDR2, SATA Raid, IEEE 1394, HD 7.1, Vista HW Ready Motherboard
Case - Antec Nine Hundred/Ultimate Gamer Case- no PSU
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache CPU - Retail - G0 Stepping
PSU - Corsair 520W HX Series Modular Powersupply, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty Memory - OCZ 4GB KIT 2x2048MB GOLD DDR2 800MHZ PC2-6400 Memory
HDD - Hitachi E7K500 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Disk Drive
DVDRW - Samsung 20x SATA Lightscribe DVDRW Dual Layer Black
OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Edition DVD - oem YOYO Code - 611 (Although i'm not sure about 64-bit Vista now, i've read alot about problems with it)
Graphics Card - BFG 8800GTS OC 512MB, PCI-E, DDR3, Dual DVI, HDTV out, HDCP

But being kind of a novice i was just looking for advice and opinions as to whether this set up is ok. The PC will be mostly used for gaming and my budget is £1000 (no keyboard, mouse or monitor required)

  Totally-braindead 22:15 23 Mar 08

Power supply is a bit low in my opinion and if you really want to use 4 gig of memory you need 64 bit windows as the normal 32 bit windows can only see 4 gig total and that includes whatever is on the graphics card. Also the choice of Vista Ultimate, do you really need the Ultimate version as it is more expensive? Any hardware you have already will need 64 bit Vista Certified drivers, no drivers and they won't work and I'm unsure if games have any issues with the 64 bit versions of windows but maybe someone will comment on that.

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