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    2x 8GB would be better for any machine, as if 1 stick fries, you still have a good amount of RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    2x 8GB would be better for any machine, as if 1 stick fries, you still have a good amount of RAM.
    Just wondering - did you manage to find anything yet or you still gotta have a dig around ?

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    Have an old HDD but I wouldn't use it myself, as it is around 8 years old now (SATA, 500GB)

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    Now I just need help with which screen to get - Solid or Hard Drives I can sort out myself

    Don't want to go above £150 for the screen ( If I can help it ) , on scan I can see there is an Asus and some iiyama's for a reasonable price ( around the £140 mark ) but again am not sure which one to choose

    Thank-you Everyone !!!
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    @Arthur or anyone - I have not built a PC in years so everything seems to have changed a lot in terms of screen technology etc

    Could do with suggestions on what screen to get, am looking at 24" as they seem to be a reasonable price on scan or else where ( between £100 and £150 )

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    Try to get an IPS screen if possible. They have dropped hugely in price, and don't suffer from colour shift and poor viewing angles like TFT.

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    Hows about this one :

    Iiyama ProLite XU2390HS 23 inch LED IPS Monitor - Full HD, 5ms - XU2390HS-B1 - CCL Computers

    Was hoping for a 24" IPS screen with a 2ms response time etc for gaming and other things

    Any help here ref the monitor / screen would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Looks good for the price. The only potential negatives being the PWM backlight and the maximum brightness is a little low.

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    Won a kit guru competition however

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    Looks good for the price. The only potential negatives being the PWM backlight and the maximum brightness is a little low.
    @Arthur - Is there a better screen that is IPS, has dvi and hdmi and maybe display port as well ??

    An asus one like or similar to one of these

    Amazon US Site ( UK site has a few variants and not sure which one on the uk site is the correct one )

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005BZ..._dp_mdsc?dsc=1

    Maybe this one

    Asus MX239H 23-inch Widescreen AH-IPS LED Multimedia Monitor

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A4K9KV..._YP.Jtb08CW2XK

    Just found this LG :

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00B...1945724&sr=8-1

    Looks like I will have to spend a bit on a monitor to get a reasonable IPS ??

    Maybe consider buying a 32" hd tv ??
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    @seawolf or anyone ref a screen, if i have to get a smaller monitor to ensure I get a good quality one then so be it but need suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Is there a better screen that is IPS
    Dell P2414H perhaps? It has DisplayPort, DVI and VGA, but no HDMI. You could still connect your PC and Mac mini to it via DVI and DP though.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Maybe consider buying a 32" hd tv?
    I wouldn't use a TV as a computer monitor myself.

    When are you thinking of ordering the other parts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Dell P2414H perhaps? It has DisplayPort, DVI and VGA, but no HDMI. You could still connect your PC and Mac mini to it via DVI and DP though.


    I wouldn't use a TV as a computer monitor myself.

    When are you thinking of ordering the other parts?
    Trying to collate two lists

    One with the cheapest stuff so that £40 case you pointed me to, an 8gb ram kit , using the stock heat sink and fan , either a 1tb SSHD 3.5 by seagate or a 1Tb WD Black and for now use that as the boot drive etc

    A 2nd list with parts I ideally want to get so i4770K i7 cpu, 16gb ram, the 750D Case or similar, the H100i cooler , one 240gb SSD and two either 1 or 2 tb hard drives to put into RAID 1 config

    Still putting that list together in terms of price of each part and total cost overall - will most likely have to get a part or two at a time ( each month ), don't want to spend the money now and then only come to have to spend more money to upgrade it a bit later on so may as well just take longer to get the parts and order what I actually want so may take a couple of months to get the CPU, a month to get the H100i cooler, another month to get the RAM etc ( not literally in that order but you get the gist )

    One last question that I can think of - the corsair obsidian 750D in comparison to the 650D

    Is the 650D = Air Cooling and

    The 750D = Water Cooling

    Or can you use both for either - just looking at the 750D as got better reviews ( If I recall correctly ) so was hoping I could use the 750D for both water or air cooling ( was thinking I could use stock heatsink + fan to start with and get the H100i later on

    That was my thoughts anyway
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    tested the hard drive, doesn't work, so I got nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    tested the hard drive, doesn't work, so I got nothing.
    Was worth an ask / try - no worries will just resort to purchasing an item a month or something to that effect so may be a number of months before I have all the stuff I need to get it built etc



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