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Old 03-13-2006, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help with Final Build please!

Hi guys,

I've posted my build ideas numerous times, and this is a final idea I have, I've bought the monitor, amongst other things, and just need to make sure that it is good,

For £750 (Ex. VAT)

- Asrock MoBo
- AMD X2 4200+
- 2048mb Corsair RAM DDR
- 200GB IDE HDD
- ATi Radeon X800GTO 256mb
- Wireless LAN
- Firewire Card
- Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (550W PSU)
- DVD+/- RW + 52x CDRW (Sony)

I think that is about it.

Good?

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mobo: get a better mobo
cpu: either get the 3800+ or the 4400+
ram: not enough info, but looks good.
HDD: get SATA...
video card: i'd reconsider that choice.. i'm sure you can get much better card for the same price..
wirelessLAN: not best for gaming
firewire card: just get a mobo w/ firewire
psu: looks good

lol good luck..
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What graphics card could I get for the same price that is better, and also what advantages does S-ATA have over IDE?

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What about this as a graphics card: ????????

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...0&GroupID=1264
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S-ATA is MUCH faster than IDE from what i hear, and its just better i guess.

for video card-

you can get two of these
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...3&GroupID=1264
and SLi it.

Or

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...3&GroupID=1264

And yeah seriuosly get a better Mobo.

May i suggest....
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...7&GroupID=1091

yeah and u shouldnt get wireless internet, IT SUX!
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Ok, ok, I was not expecting such a bad reaction, can I just let you know that this computer will mainly be used for work, internet, photoshop, and a small amount of gaming. (nothing majorly intensive).

And, so from reccomendation, that MoBo, you are suggesting is double the price of my current option, what benefits do I get? (the one I've chosen has good reviews), also, would you say this graphics card is good:

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...50&GroupID=331

There are really good reviews of this, 'tuned' card...

Also, I need WiFi for networking...

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Please say anything else, make them brutal, I need to know what's best!

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By the way, I'm going to be asking for a quote on these parts today or latest tomorrow, so I need to know, I'm pretty set on that MoBo even though you all seem to hate it!

Anyway, the graphics card seems a lot better???
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What about this as a graphics card: ????????

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...0&GroupID=1264
This is comparitively new manufacturer, so you can expect many problems, better to go with some reliable vga manufacturer.
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Okay then, I've settled the MoBo deal, and this is my final choice in graphics card.

Excellent reviews, and as far as I know a good manufacturer.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...50&GroupID=331

Advice?

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i suggest u go with a eVGA, why?

1) reliability
2) is it evga or bfg that has a lifetime warranty ( i think its eVGA)
3) step-up program, if u ever want to upgrade, u send them that card, the value of that card ( what u paid when u bought it ), will be subtracted form the value of the new card u want to upgrade to, so u dont have to pay the whole price.
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