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    Hey thanks for your reply!

    I have a Toshiba Satellite at home (a laptop -C660) and I hate it, the best way I can describe it is 'cantankerous' haha

    Dyou think 4GB of RAM is enough?
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    (Original post by Miss Purple)
    Hey thanks for your reply!

    I have a Toshiba Satellite at home (a laptop -C660) and I hate it, the best way I can describe it is 'cantankerous' haha

    Dyou think 4GB of RAM is enough?
    Yer its plenty.
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    Would this (http://www.ebuyer.com/192111-ocz-fat...u-ocz550fty-uk) PSU handle a x4 965 processor and 6850/6870? or would it be a safer bet to get one with a bit more wattage - trying not to be stingy with the psu putting together a build, but won't have a lot to play around with and this seems pretty good value for a modular.
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    (Original post by charlie9872)
    Would this (http://www.ebuyer.com/192111-ocz-fat...u-ocz550fty-uk) PSU handle a x4 965 processor and 6850/6870? or would it be a safer bet to get one with a bit more wattage - trying not to be stingy with the psu putting together a build, but won't have a lot to play around with and this seems pretty good value for a modular.
    550 watt is enough for all that, though it will struggle with a crossfire if you ever plan to upgrade the graphics.
    Everything else is fine. And you got the connectors to attach for the 6870
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    Anyone bought/recommend buying second hand computer parts? Mainly CPU and Motherboard?
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    Should I get a laptop from pcspecialist.com?
    I'd like to get a high end laptop for about 1000 pounds
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    (Original post by itsmyname)
    Anyone bought/recommend buying second hand computer parts? Mainly CPU and Motherboard?
    They are good for price..........though I would be careful for the reason for sale, also whether they've done any overclocking.


    (Original post by thealpz)
    Should I get a laptop from pcspecialist.com?
    I'd like to get a high end laptop for about 1000 pounds
    They are ok, I would say come up with your own build there, then see if you can get anything better from the likes of Lenovo, etc
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    Someone recommend me a good computer case, with enough space and room for cable management and airflow.

    Something sleek rather than a gaming look, max £50
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    (Original post by itsmyname)
    Someone recommend me a good computer case, with enough space and room for cable management and airflow.

    Something sleek rather than a gaming look, max £50
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec...g-case-w-o-psu
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    Too plain
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    Case - Corsair Obsidian 650D £134.50 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Case...dp_ob_title_ce
    Power Supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W £65.99 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...googleshopping
    CPU - i5-3570k £176.78 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Genera...0747331&sr=8-1
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE Z77 D3H £77.98 http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigabyt...ard-ga-z77-d3h
    Fan - Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro £14.83 http://www.ebuyer.com/176157-arctic-...66-ac-frz-7pr2
    RAM - Vengeance Low Profile Blue 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit £40.99 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%...9-9-24-xmp-15v
    Hard Drive - Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB Hard Drive £62.52 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-s...cache-85ms-ncq
    Optical Drive - LG Electronics 10x Internal BD Combo Retail Kit £47.98 http://www.dabs.com/products/lg-elec...94953226&src=3

    Total 651.57

    What do you guys think? The power supply is sold out in a few places so not sure if there could be a better one?

    And still undecided on Graphics card. The one quoted to me by Iqbal007 was 180, (I think?) is that the kinda price I'm looking at or is there a half-decent cheaper one?

    And generally, is this all compatible, any suggestions/replacements etc? Thank you guys so much, you are all amazing!!
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    Finally sorted my PC, been round in circles but its up and running, nice a quick.

    Thinking what to install, does anyone do computing degree here?

    I've got so far

    Win 7 64 Bit
    Office 2010
    Avast!
    Skype
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    (Original post by DannyR2811)
    Finally sorted my PC, been round in circles but its up and running, nice a quick.

    Thinking what to install, does anyone do computing degree here?

    I've got so far

    Win 7 64 Bit
    Office 2010
    Avast!
    Skype
    Here's a list of things you might want to install now if you haven't already. Just ask if you want any specific recommendations.

    A decent browser, music library manager, archive (un)compressor, PDF reader, Torrent client, backup programme, FTP client, codecs, video player, Flash, Java, Notepad replacement, drivers and utilities.
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    (Original post by flown_muse)
    Case - Corsair Obsidian 650D £134.50 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Case...dp_ob_title_ce
    Power Supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W £65.99 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...googleshopping
    CPU - i5-3570k £176.78 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Genera...0747331&sr=8-1
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE Z77 D3H £77.98 http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigabyt...ard-ga-z77-d3h
    Fan - Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro £14.83 http://www.ebuyer.com/176157-arctic-...66-ac-frz-7pr2
    RAM - Vengeance Low Profile Blue 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit £40.99 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%...9-9-24-xmp-15v
    Hard Drive - Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB Hard Drive £62.52 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-s...cache-85ms-ncq
    Optical Drive - LG Electronics 10x Internal BD Combo Retail Kit £47.98 http://www.dabs.com/products/lg-elec...94953226&src=3

    Total 651.57

    What do you guys think? The power supply is sold out in a few places so not sure if there could be a better one?

    And still undecided on Graphics card. The one quoted to me by Iqbal007 was 180, (I think?) is that the kinda price I'm looking at or is there a half-decent cheaper one?

    And generally, is this all compatible, any suggestions/replacements etc? Thank you guys so much, you are all amazing!!
    For top end gaming it would be the 7850 for within that price range............ are you gonna be doing any gaming, i forgot ?

    Everything else seems good, that case is a lot though, u really love it
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    (Original post by DannyR2811)
    Finally sorted my PC, been round in circles but its up and running, nice a quick.

    Thinking what to install, does anyone do computing degree here?

    I've got so far

    Win 7 64 Bit
    Office 2010
    Avast!
    Skype
    UND is right, also my uni uses fedora, which I do prefer for programming, got used to it.
    VLC is the best video player, and you need loads of codecs
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    For top end gaming it would be the 7850 for within that price range............ are you gonna be doing any gaming, i forgot ?

    Everything else seems good, that case is a lot though, u really love it
    I know I looked at cases for like 5 days solid, only ones I liked were still around the 100 mark so I thought I might as well go for that one since I can't get it out my head. I really really love it!

    And nope, won't be doing any gaming
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    (Original post by flown_muse)
    I know I looked at cases for like 5 days solid, only ones I liked were still around the 100 mark so I thought I might as well go for that one since I can't get it out my head. I really really love it!

    And nope, won't be doing any gaming
    hahaha looool it's fine

    would you be happy with the integrated graphics?
    Or would you like a little power
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    hahaha looool it's fine

    would you be happy with the integrated graphics?
    Or would you like a little power
    That's what I'm not sure of. I don't know what I need really. I'm getting into WoW but I don't think that'd be particularly graphics taxing?
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    (Original post by flown_muse)
    That's what I'm not sure of. I don't know what I need really. I'm getting into WoW but I don't think that'd be particularly graphics taxing?
    From what i'm reading integrated should do fine as it's the minimum requirements.
    It's up to you
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    Why is it every case that I like the look of is discontinued? Are there any other computer sites other than ebuyer, scan and overclockers?
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