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Old 03-18-2007, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Case

Antec P180 EU Aluminium Super Miditower

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PSU


Antec NEO HE500GB 500W Modular PSU With 80mm Low Speed/noise Fan 18db

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Processor, Mainboard and RAM Bundle:



AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6GHz Socket AM2 2MB, BOXED w/fan

MSI K9N NEO-F, nForce 550, Socket-AM2, SATAII, DDR2, GbLAN, ATX, PCI-Ex16

Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched CM2X1024A-6400 Dimm's

Komplett.co.uk - Upgrade Kit AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, Mainboard, 2048MB, PCI-Express

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Asus Nvidia 7600GT 256MB DDR3 TV out DVI PCI-E

Hard Drive

500 GB Seagate Barracuda® SATA II 300 Hard Disk Drive 7200rpm 16MB cache

500 GB Seagate BarracudaĀ® SATA II 300 Hard Disk Drive 7200rpm 16MB cache (Manufacturer's 5yr Warranty) (ST3500641AS) available at microdirect.co.uk

That will cost exactly £604.77

I'm using my DVDRW from my old machine so don't need one of those.

How will this new machine run? Can you suggest any improvements that won't bump up the price.

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looks alright, a lot of people though are going for C2D now a days because they can overclock really for better performance. But it's your choice. 5200+ more than enough for decent gaming.

The only thing i can suggest is get a motherboard with an AMD 580x crossfire chipset with a ATI 1650x video card. I found they worked really well together at the AMD low end.
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Thanks for the advice.

Do you have any links to your suggestions?
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Also, what is C2D?
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C2D = Core two duo , the new intel dual core proccessesor.
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Heres a Core 2 Duo

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Sticking with Athlon I think.
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here are the current cpu performance marks:

Tom's Hardware Guide Processors: CPU Charts

select by what your more likely to do you may also want to view the rig they tested on as this can cause discrepancies in the results.

Ram isn't great I would go with the g-skill Hz's if you can afford otherwise the G-skill value.

Are you going to overclock??

If not get a Asus p5b or Gigabyte ps3 if you are then the antec AW9D-max is a must have.,

The seagate 500gb run a little loud ive got 2 in raid 1 and theyre quite hot but very fast but 2x 320gb in a raid 1 setup would be more space and performance for about &#163;10s more.

power supply is way too big for your requirements look at my specs in my signature and thats only 420w with much higher requirements

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both are solid for gaming, but if u do not plan on oc'ing stick with ur amd X2 5200, in fact it scores better, but if u do OC u can get 999$ performance for only 190$
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If not get a Asus p5b or Gigabyte ps3 if you are then the antec AW9D-max is a must have.,
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Ram isn't great I would go with the g-skill Hz's if you can afford otherwise the G-skill value.
This is the RAM included in the bundle.

Komplett.co.uk - Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched CM2X1024A-6400 Dimm's

On that site, what RAM would you recommend which I can use in the bundle deal.

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