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    As some of you may have seen, i was torn between a new guitar and this. But im going for this, mainly because i wanted this first :P

    Antec 900 gaming case- 72.84- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-065-AN

    corsiar 2gb RAM at 800mgz -38.76- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=813

    MSI K9N Neo v3 nForce 560 (socket AM2)mobo -49.99- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=5&subcat=805

    AMD athlon 64 x2 6000+ (OEM) - 90.46- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=6&subcat=

    cpu fan from arctic cooling- 14.09- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-000-AR&tool=3

    Samsung 24 dvd combo (ide) - 23.48- http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...155,4294953230

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160gb - 36.41- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=14&subcat=167
    Huntkey 550w psu -41.11- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=123&subcat=

    Sapphire HD 3870 XT 512mb -158.61- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=416

    Iv gone for an ide optical drive because apparently putting in a large gpu covers 2 of the Sata sockets on the mobo, and there will be a second drive eventually so i need both of them.

    Im abit worried about the power supply, its got a bottom mounted fan... not a problem accept that in the case the psu sits in the bootom. im afraid the psu fan won't be able to get any air.

    i have the screen and OS sorted.

    Any comments or ideas greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Yblad; 25-11-2007 at 08:05.

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    you could always get a different case....or mod this one
    What?

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    ill probably mod that tbh. it shouldnt be that bad because there a 180mm intake fan rite next to the supply.

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    iv just ordered the case, mobo, ram (i got a good offer got this instead http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=8&subcat= )
    just got lower latency on it and cost me a pound more on special offer. Also ordered the psu.

    my wallet hurts.

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    Ive got an Antec P182 and the PSU sits at the bottom with a 120 mm fan blowing nice cool air on it. Still had to mod my case a little cos my PSU is longer than usual and its modular.

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    looking at it i might not have too bad a problem.there seems to be some clearance between were the psu sits and the floor, and theres alot of airflow in that case.theres also going to be a pci slot intake fan nearby cooling my soundcard (i spent alot of money on it as im using the one from this pc that a bought a few months ago) and helping to cool my gpu. so im hoping the problem wont be too bad.

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    Theres little rubber feet on the bottom of the case that will hold your psu less than .5 cm from the floor of the case. Also yout psu should sit upside down in there, As long as your HD arent too tall there will be plenty of air coming from the front of the case for your psu to cool itself with!

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    can probably help you with some parts as i said before.

    I have an 8800 GTS 640MB i can let go for around the same outlay of the AMD card.

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    yer it sayas in the manual you can mount the psu upside down.

    interesting jameson, what kindof condition, how much would you want etc.

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    actually i just realised im not paying for the gpu so id rarther stick with the 3870. But if you have a processer going spare that could be usefull.

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    well if you want to go the Core2 route i can sell you my X6800, will do 3.5GHz all day long at 1.45V.

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    it needs to be socket AM2 mate, already got the mobo.

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    With the reset rw, power rw etc which is pin is positive and which is negative? it doesn't say in the manual and i cant find it online. Each of them has an arrow pointing to one of the pins, but does that meen its positive or negative?

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