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Old 06-14-2005, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to start buying my hardware to create my super PC.

Can some one give me a spec in which would be perfect for ultimate

start up speed,
music development
Games
Multitasking
General fastness.

My budget is around £2000.

Please if you can state the Processor, Ram, HDD, graphics card, sound card, mothervoard e.t.c.

Thanks every1.

Hope someone can give me some good specs.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oooo, lovely price range Are you overclocking?

Hopefully you can wait a little while until the new GPU's come out, and reach the distributers. In the mean time, I put a 6800gt in there.

It still needs a case, but you should choose that, just make sure it is ATX.

I didn't put a monitor on as well, as I wasn't sure if you wanted it.

As you said you wanted multitasking, I put the new dual core AMD 64 on there (the 4800 ) If you want, you could put a FX 55 in there, or a 3700 san diego. If you do alot of multitasking (e.g. decoding a video, graphics, and playing a game at the same time, than a intel may be better.

I put 2 HDD to be put in RAID 0 for improved speed.


DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-013-DF)
£99.95 £99.95
OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series EL-DDR REVISION 2 CAS2 (MY-048-OC)
£139.95 £139.95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus NCQ 160GB ST3160827AS SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-015-SE)
£52.95 £105.90
BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (BFGR68256GTOCX) (GX-000-BG)
£224.95 £224.95
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4800CDBOX) (CP-129-AM)
£639.95 £639.95
Enermax Noisetaker 600W EG701AX-VE(W) SFMA ATX2.0 SLI Compliant PSU (CA-021-EN)
£79.95 £79.95
Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit 7.1 PCI Sound Card - Retail (SC-029-CL)
£24.30 £24.30
Zalman CNPS7700-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-010-ZA)
£28.95 £28.95
Subtotal £1,343.90
VAT £235.19
Total £1,579.09
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool sounds good!! I will be doing not to complex multitasking! just like making music, whilst dowmloading music, and chatting on msn.

Athlon 64 fx55 or intel???

If intel which 1. (intel pentium 4 EE with HT 3.2+)
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If you are just downloading while listening to music, while on MSN, and the internet, that will easily be done on a low end processor. I would put a AMD FX-55 in there, if you are doing serious gaming (and obviously, have the money.


Are you going to attempt overclocking?
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Trifid, can you please define 'Overclocking' for me please?
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Overclocking is increasing the FSB, or system bus (for amd's) which makes the CPU and ram faster. Doing this increases heat, which is a enemy to the processor. It will decrease the life of the CPU.

You should read alot about it, so you know what you are doing. As when you overclock, the system becomes less stable, so you need to raise the voltages. My friend blew up his 6600gt overclocking it, and the time before that, he burnt out his motherboard and CPU. If you know what you are doing, you can get really good overclocks out of your system.

There is a sticky at the top of this forum, look at that thread.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok, ye i will read into it.

What processor & speed do u recommend?

I have been told that the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 is coming out??
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That's almost exactly my setup, but I'm going to use

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor

is the one you posted better? I haven't built it yet, so I'm still flexible.
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Get a San Diego core, they have 1MB cache, therefore a much higher potential for overclocking.
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Don't listen to them. Get a 4800. You have an awesome price range (4000 dollars US). Don't get the cheap stuff .
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