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Old 05-01-2005, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default £1500 to build gaming machine. Help

Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ04 - Black (No PSU) (CA-005-SV) £79.90

PSU: Tagan TG480-U22 480W ATX2.01 2Force SLi Compliant Silent PSU (CA-000-TG) £70.37

Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe S939 Nvnf4sli Atx - Snd 2xgln 1394 U2 Fsb2000 Satar £111.02

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BPBOX) (CP-116-AM) £256.09

RAM: Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200XL Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-050-CS) £164.44

Graphics Card: XFX GeForce 6800 GT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 TV + DUAL DVI £275.54

HDD: Barracuda 7200.7 NCQ 120GB SATA150 7200rpm 8MB x2 £103.38

DVD: NEC ND-3520A 16x DVD R/RW Dual Layer Internal IDE Black OEM £34.37

Wireless Card: Belkin 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter £19.74

Monitor: Philips 170B5CB 17" TFT 16ms 450:1 Monitor - Black £188.91

Mouse: Logitech PS2/USB MX-510 2 Button Optical Mouse - Retail Box £28.89

Keyboard: Logitech OEM UltraX Flat Keyboard Black & Silver PS2 £17.38

£1,350.03 TOTAL

I've been of the technology front for a while and have read up on it the last few days and put this together. Could you please tell me if my choices are good and what I could change. It is aimed mainly at a gaming machine but I will be doing a lot of work on it too, CAD and PS, with some video editing.

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Old 05-01-2005, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You may want to reconsider getting XFX, as unless you are going to get some liquid nitrogen and overclock the hell out of it, than it is not worth risking the wait for getting replacements as they often are DOA (luckily mine wasn't, but if I knew about them having a reputation about being DOA I would of got Leadtek instead.)

I personally don't like TFT, I would prefer a crt, but tft's are fine though, I also see you are getting it from ocuk, which I would also recomend buying from - Thanks for showing me the Venice cores and san dieago are now pre ordeer there - not a huge difference in price compared to the winnis :P

It seeems good though.


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Old 05-01-2005, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am not sure about the monitor...if u are really into gaming, and u don't want CRT, whatever monitor u gte should be no higher than a 12ms framerate or it may ghost
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Old 05-01-2005, 07:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope, 16 is fine. The eye cant see any difference between 12 and 16. 16 and below will NOT ghost. however, 25 will.
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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16ms is pretty fast 12ms gets expensive

also I agree that XFX is not very good. get a BFG or eVGA card

you won't be disappointed with the Venice core CPU, it will give nice overclocks
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a 16 ms screen and it has never ghosted, plays every game and movie without a hitch.
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Old 05-02-2005, 02:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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get the dfi board instead of asus

use eVGA instead of xfx 6800gt


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