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Old 02-24-2008, 06:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks Steve,

Still stuck on the GFX card. What's the best one out of the ones you recommended? Is the 3870 better than the 8800GT??
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Here are the cards you choice, with links so you can access them easily on your PS3:



nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB PCI-E

OR

ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB PCI-E

OR

Saphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB PCI-E



Which one is the better one for my needs? HDMI option is pretty nice for future-proofing..

And I checked right and I don't think the second mobo I gave IS SLI... According to my (crappy) research, it doesn't seem to be SLI.. I;m talking about Asus P5K Premium WiFi Intel P35 LGA 775. But I would like to know what the P35 LGA 775 means ??
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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your right about the second mobo it dosent support sli but it supprots croff fire (which is basicley the same thing)

this is the infomation on that mobo
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

review (and benchmark) of the 8800 gt
New Nvidia GeForce 8800GT Surprises | Tom's Hardware

review (and benckmark) of the 8800gts 512MB
Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB | Tom's Hardware

chart of the spec's of a lot of cards
VGA Charts 2007 | Tom's Hardware

the more FPS you get the better (fps means frames per second)

seen you dont game that much the 3870 or 3850 512mb would be good for the price

LGA 775 is the slot for the chip, the Q6600 is 775
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Case ~ nexus caterpilla
Mobo ~ Gigabyte GA~P35~DS3R Rev 2.0
CPU ~ Intel Q6600
HDD ~ 2 x 500gb western digital drives
Ram ~ 4GB worth (4 strips) of OCZ 2GB PC2-6400 Platinum Rev 2.0
PSU ~ Corsair 750TX
GPU ~ GTX 295

OS - Windows 7 Home 64-bit
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks Steve! I've made some progress.. Kindly review my new proposed sys:


MOBO: MSI P35 NEO2-FR - £66.46
CPU: Intel Q6600 OEM - £150.27
CPU COOLER: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 PRO - £14.63
RAM: Patriot 2GB PC2-6400 C4 Extreme Performance (2 x1GB) - 35.19
GFX: ATi Radeon HD 3850 512MB PCI-E2.0 - £105.69
CASE/PSU: Antec Sonata III with 500w PSU - £75.14

TOTAL - £519.02 inc. VAT

My only concerns are with the stock PSU (I mightadd a Corsair VX 450w) and the GFX card... 3850 isn't amazing, but the machine is ready for CrossFire should I need it..
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power supplu, try this its better then the one listed and cost less

Corsair 550W VX Series PSU - Aria Technology

try one of these mobo's
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L iP35 Express (775) Motherboard - Aria Technology

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R iP35 Express (775) Motherboard - Aria Technology

Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 Motherboard - Aria Technology

MSI P35 NEO-F LGA 775 Motherboard - Aria Technology

MSI P35 Neo Combo-F LGA 775 Motherboard - Aria Technology

they all have 1 pci-e port for 1 graphics card

apart from that everythings perfect
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Case ~ nexus caterpilla
Mobo ~ Gigabyte GA~P35~DS3R Rev 2.0
CPU ~ Intel Q6600
HDD ~ 2 x 500gb western digital drives
Ram ~ 4GB worth (4 strips) of OCZ 2GB PC2-6400 Platinum Rev 2.0
PSU ~ Corsair 750TX
GPU ~ GTX 295

OS - Windows 7 Home 64-bit
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Don't you like the MSI NEO2-FR? Apparently its supposed to be really well laid out... Only probem is, its a CrossFire board so would be more sensible to go with ATi..

Have a look at some more solutions:

System 1: The Asus/nVidia 8800GT Option

System 2: The MSI/ATi 3870 HD Option

let me know what you think and recommendations, with my budget in mind..
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:16 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Infact, scrap that, have this:



Guys, please evaluate and vote accordingto your favoured system:

Sys 1 - Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus MoBo with Asus Extreme 8800GT 512MB - Patriot RAM

Sys 2 - MSI P35 NEO2-FR with Gigabyte ATi Radeon 3850 Pro HD DDR3 - No PSU/Corsair RAM

Sys 3 - MSI P35 NEO2-FR with PNY GeForce 8800GT GDDR3 - No PSU/GeIL RAM

I like sys. 3, just debating on the most suitable MoBo for it between the MSI shown, the Gigabyte P35 DS3R and the Asus P532N-E.. Any suggestions, lemme know!
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