mac_shinobi (4th June 2014)
2x 8GB would be better for any machine, as if 1 stick fries, you still have a good amount of RAM.
Have an old HDD but I wouldn't use it myself, as it is around 8 years old now (SATA, 500GB)
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 !!!
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 4th June 2014 at 02:40 PM.
@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 )
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.
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
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 )
Maybe this one
Asus MX239H 23-inch Widescreen AH-IPS LED Multimedia Monitor
Just found this LG :
Looks like I will have to spend a bit on a monitor to get a reasonable IPS ??
Maybe consider buying a 32" hd tv ??
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 5th June 2014 at 06:29 AM.
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.
When are you thinking of ordering the other parts?
Last edited by Arthur; 5th June 2014 at 07:49 AM.
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
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 5th June 2014 at 08:35 AM.
tested the hard drive, doesn't work, so I got nothing.
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