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Old 01-19-2006, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Kingwoz
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Question Hi, Building new computer need advice

Hi there,
I would like some advice computer techs please

I’m currently doing my PC rebuild (occurs every 5 years) Budget is around £1500. I think I have pretty much decided most of the computer components, but unsure on the graphics card and RAM. I’ve decided to go for a total new computer starting from the ground up here is what I think I may get:

Case
Antec P180 EU Aluminium Super Miditower - No PSU

Motherboard
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 Nvidia NF4 ATX - Sound 2 x GIGA LAN 1394a USB 2.0 1066 MHz FSB SATA-R

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 (ADA4400CDBOX) X2 4400+ socket 939 Dual Core 2.2Ghz 1Mb and 1Mb Cache

HD
Western Digital WD740GD 74GD "Raptor" 10,000RPM SATA/150 8MB Cache - OEM

PSU
Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU - Black with UV reacted cables

Leaves me the RAM and the Graphics card to get. The Ram I was thinking of was the the Corsair Twin X 2048-3500LLPRO 2GB recommended by Asus for the motherboard. Ideally I would like 2 gig of ram. However I’m unsure of a few things if this is good ram (seems to have good timings with ok reviews), or am I able to use better say the Corsair 4000XMS (wasn’t to clear on the Mobo Website).

Graphics card, I was very close to buying Gecube X1800XT 512mb PCI-E 600MHz
But a friend of mine said I should wait for the X1900 series which is due out soon. I'm all in favour of this however, would u recommend I wait for the new cards (I would like the best available i.e. for games) which would last me the due course (My half-life2, future games like Vanguard and alike), or is the any other cards like the NVIDIA cards, which one recommends.

My budget is around the £1500 mark give or take. Where if anywhere should I look to improve the components I have chosen, and also what ram/graphics card should I get (wanting high end performance). Any help in these areas would be most welcome.
Thanks for your time.
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