[Nottingham] Making PCs from parts

Simon Osborne flibble at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 17:53:10 GMT 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 14:22:47 +0000, James Gibbon <jg at jamesgibbon.com> wrote:
> Hiya everyone,
> Apologies if this is considered a bit off-topic, but I'm planning to
> put together a couple of PCs from parts, as a sort of project; not
> something I've done before. Can anyone recommend a supplier of (new)
> motherboards, power supplies, processors, cases and so on?

For local, Web-Systems in Bulwell http://www.web-systems.co.uk or for
mail order try Scan http://www.scan.co.uk

If you are going to be running Linux on this I strongly recommend an
nVidia video card as ATI drivers are very bad and I'm sure they don't
even work with the newest cards.

If you want to go 64bit then get a 939pin CPU and a board. The
Winchester core AMD64s run cooler with less power than the Newcastle
core AMD64s so try and get one of those. A geforce 6000 PCIexpress or
AGP will be the best all-round card if you want great 2D and 3D
performance. As for boards, if you can afford to buy one with SLi
capability. Whilst you may not need it now it will give you an upgrade
path for the future.


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