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Old 06-30-2005, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3500BPBOX) (CP-119-AM)
Price: £169.95


Gigabyte K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-031-GI)
£99.95


Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 NCQ 200GB 6B200MO SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-027-MD)
Price: £55.95

Benq DW1620 DVD-RW Pro Dual Layer 16x Ide Internal - Retail Kit With Windvd
£29.99


Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-026-CS)
Price: £79.95


Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V - Radeon X800 XL
Price: £180


Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX Sound Card - OEM (SC-023-CL)
Price: £44.95

(Leaving the case and cooling till last..)


I'm obviously using it as a gaming pc. I learned OC the CPU from 2.2ghz, to 2.8ghz would be no problem, 3ghz probably, obviously need better cooling.


Would like to keep the CPU and the HD.


My budget is £850 - 1275 Euro.

All prices above are without tax, I figured buying off powersellers on eBay would be better, they normally have the prices less than the shop prices with tax added on. Normally its about the same with the tax not added ie. the original prices above.


Would love if you could help me a bit with the specs.

Thanks.
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In my opinion, I would stay away from maxtor, especially if you are letting them have the sole control of your files. They fail more then anything else I know.

Get 2 sticks of 512mb ram instead of 1 stick of 1gb. That way you can use Dual Channel with your 939 setup.

Also, I think your motherboard is alright. But if you are planning on overclocking like you are, it probably isn't the best choice.
- I would either go with an Abit board, or the Ultra version of that Giga-Byte that has the DPS system on it, it is INSANE!

For those of you who don't know what 'Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V
' is, its a X800XL -> Now personally, I don't like this choice but its actually the best card ATI has out yet when you put price vs. performance. So if you absolutely must go ATI, then go with this... BUT, if you are looking for a good video card, bumb out another $70 or so and get the nVidia 6800GT, you will be much happier.
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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'- K8 Universal-plus Dual Power System (K8 Universal-plus DPS)'

The MB i chose has the DPS.

Btw, thanks for this. I originally had the seagate barracuda HD at 200GB, dont know where i found, but it told me to stay away from seagate..

6800 GT it is.



*Btw, the RAM was 2x512 TwinX, sorry, I had a few specs wrong, edited post.
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Specs.



Silverstone Temjin TJ05 - Silver (No PSU) (CA-006-SV)
Price: £98


Zalman CNPS7700-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-010-ZA)
Price: £28.95

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3500BPBOX) (CP-119-AM)
Price: £169.95


Gigabyte K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-031-GI)
Price: £99.95


Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 200GB ST3200822AS SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-016-SE)
Price: £58.95

Benq DW1620 DVD-RW Pro Dual Layer 16x Ide Internal - Retail Kit With Windvd
Price: £29.99


Lite-On 52x CD-ROM, IDE - OEM
Price: £8.20


Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-026-CS)
Price: £77.95


XFX GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (PVT45GUDF7) (GX-025-XF)
Price: £224


Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX Sound Card - OEM (SC-023-CL)
Price: £44.95



Final spec so far.

Anything wrong?
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Well I think it looks good. The only thing I would pick at is that you are using an XFX branded 6800gt, people here either love them or hate them. And I don't like XFX from experience with their mainboards. I would try to get an eVGA. MSI isn't bad, and neither is Giga-Byte, some like BFG but I think they are more expensive.
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Changed the motherboard, getting some advice from a pro


DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-013-DF)
Price: £102.50

New MB. I should have known to change my last one, it was still with my radeon graphics card..

This 1 is SLI, all good.
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Changed graphics card to the 6800GT eVGA..
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Man everyone is trending with these DFI's... This site should be sponsered by f-ing DFI...
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Final Spec



Silverstone Temjin TJ05 - Silver (No PSU) (CA-006-SV)
Price: £98


Zalman CNPS7700-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-010-ZA)
Price: £28.95


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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3500BPBOX) (CP-119-AM)
Price: £169.95


DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-013-DF)
Price: £102.50



Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 200GB ST3200822AS SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-016-SE)
Price: £58.95


Benq DW1620 DVD-RW Pro Dual Layer 16x Ide Internal - Retail Kit With Windvd
Price: £29.99


Lite-On 52x CD-ROM, IDE - OEM
Price: £8.20


Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-026-CS)
Price: £77.95



eVGA 256-A8-N344-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card
Price: £200



Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX Sound Card - OEM (SC-023-CL)
Price: £44.95



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