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Old 01-07-2005, 05:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Would 2 of these not be better? or would I only need one. What you think?



Lemme re-phrase that, what graphics card or dual gfx cards would you pick if there were no price limitations?

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Old 01-07-2005, 05:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Get two 6800 GT's instead

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Old 01-07-2005, 05:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would recommend abit differet

AMD Athlon 64 4000 (Socket 939) £493.44
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MSI NX6800-TD256E GeForce 6800 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) x2 £446.38
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200GB SATA 8MB Cache £82.19
Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache £140.88
Sunbeam Transformer Gaming ATX Case - Blue £76.32
Antec TrueBlue 480W PSU £76.32
Akasa AK174CB-4BLB 120mm Blue LED fan 2 £23.38

total £1,661.92 plus shipping. Now this leaves money for a decent sound setup aswel as bits and peices like keyboard and laser mouse, artic silver 5 etc.

The reason ive got rid of the fx55 is i think the extra performance over the 4000 is not worth the extra cash and a sli 6800 would perform at better as it is a gaming machine. These prices are all from and ive had no problems ordering with my debit card from them and have done so many times. BUT if i was you i would really look into other sites aswel because im finding abit cheaper but it does not carry the range of parts you will want so consinder ordering from the 2 places. If you can possible get abit more cash the only way i would guess at improving this would be to up the graphics cards to 6800GTs but this is upto you becase it is easily and extra 100-150 but thats your choice.

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Old 01-07-2005, 06:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Are the HeatSink's that come with the CPU genrally speaking not good?
They will get the job done, however seperately sold heatsinks are generally a lot better than the generic ones which come with your CPU.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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go with a better graphics card 6600gt pci-e is good but will soon be too slow i think u should go witha 6800gt agp or pci-e or a radeon x850xt agp or pci-e.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:01 PM   #26 (permalink)
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isnt 1 6800GT better than 2 6600 GT's in SLI?
why not get an 6800GT and save for the other, or if you have enough case go for 2 6800GT's and improve your performance by a LOT?
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
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you guys do know that a single 6800gt out performs a 6600gt in 90% of the tests?
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Old 01-08-2005, 03:09 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Actually a 6800gt will out preform 2 6600gt's in SLI, but 6800gt pci express are in very short supply right now.
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:22 AM   #29 (permalink)
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2 6800gt's would be the best :P anyway, i would not recomend buying from, as one of my friends had some trouble with a couple of parts, and they were not very effective with their returns, leaving him without a pc for about a month.

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Old 01-08-2005, 08:27 AM   #30 (permalink)
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2 6800gt's would obviously be the best but 6800gt's are either very expensive for out of stock

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