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Old 09-04-2005, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm almost ready to order this system which will be 100% for gaming,any feedback would be apreciated.

Assembly/QC/Packaging for Aries PC System
Internal IDE Cable 40w/40w IDC 2 Drive
RX480M2-IL Skt939 DDR PCI-E 16X MATX Motherboard
TH-613X Athlon/P4 Micro ATX Black Case 300W PSU
PSU already in case
Athlon64 3000+ 939pin Retail CPU (Winchester)
2x 512Mb PC3200 184pin DDR 400 DIMM Memory
Deskstar 7K250 80Gb 8Mb Cache SATA150 OEM HDD
DW-D26A Dual Layer Black 16X DVD +/-R/RW oem
Black Bezel 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive 1.44MB
256MB ATi Radeon X800XL PCI-E 16X VIVO TV out DVI
SoundBlaster Live! 24BIT Sound Card
Black 2 Button Scroll PS/2 PC Mouse
Windows XP Home OEM Preload ARIES PCs
1yr On-Site Warranty for Aries PC
Easy CD Creator 7 VCD OEM
Ability Office 2002 Office Suite OEM
Panda Antivirus Platinum (1-year, single user)

total cost is around $1350 with no monitor( i have an very old crt which i hope to use untill i can afford an upgrade)

games i will be playing are Joint ops,NWN,ut2004,halflife2.
a few questions ;

1.should i upgrade to a 425W True Power ATX v2.0 Power Supply?

2.Is the ATI X800XL going to do the system justice?

3.should i scrap the whole system and let u guys advise me?

im based in the UK so i think it would be hassle to order from US sites!
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Scrap it and built your own. There are several members from the UK on here.

Here's a link to a thread of places to order from, divided into areas (among other stuff). The links are in the first post.
http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=...0&pagenumber=1
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yes build your own.

to give you a rough estimate

DFI nF4 ultra-D -132

athlon 64 3700+ - 273

1GB OCZ platinum revison 2 ARE YOU GOING TO BE OCING? - 169


80GB sata150 seagate hdd - 65

DVD burner - 41

case - 20

psu - 120

total prices


leadtek 6800GT - 300

you might want to go with ATI if your going to be playing HL2 but who cares nvidia is better this year

1120 dollars

ill try to post some UK websites and prices this is in dollars sorry
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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=86395 - DFI lanparty nF4 sli-DR - 137 VAC *THESE PRICES ARE ALL WITH VAC*

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=61699
OCZ 1GB 113 with VAC

NEC DVD BURNER
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=89190
30 with VAC

ASUS 6800GT
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66090
171 with vac

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90949
186 with VAC 3700+ san diego

seagate 80GB hdd
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80963
40 with VAC

ANTEC neo power 480W power supply
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=64849
55 with VAC

ANTEC black mid tower case
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83044
32 with VAC

764 with vac thats somewhere around 950 dollars US...??? uh i dont think i did this right then

they didnt have any good 7800GTX at ebuyer

BENQ 17IN LCD MONITOR
http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/...roductid=18250
161 WITH VAC

929 with montior and*with vac*

woot woot

EDIT: i changed the graphics card about 4 times

first asus 6800GT

then x850XT PE because of hl2

then a 7800GT

now a 7800GTX
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Looking good total of the 1st lot was 780quid inc VAT

i already have an external SB extigy soundcard...will this cause problems being a usb connection?

the 7800gtx is way to much at 350ukp thats half of my budget!

and im not sure about overclocking coz im looking to make it as quiet as possible!
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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=86395 - DFI lanparty nF4 sli-DR - 137 VAC *THESE PRICES ARE ALL WITH VAC*

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=61699
OCZ 1GB 113 with VAC

NEC DVD BURNER
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=89190
30 with VAC

ASUS 6800GT
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66090
171 with vac

amd athlon 3500+ venice
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=88107
151 with VAC

seagate 80GB hdd
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80963
40 with VAC

antec true power 480W power supply
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=35884
52 with vac

ANTEC black mid tower case
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83044
32 with VAC


726 with vac and shipping will be like what cheap 10 ?
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Sorry all i can afford atm is 750ukp which is $1380 including deliverly charges!
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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=86395 - DFI lanparty nF4 sli-DR - 137 VAC *THESE PRICES ARE ALL WITH VAC*

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=61699
OCZ 1GB 113 with VAC

NEC DVD BURNER
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=89190
30 with VAC

ASUS 6800GT
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66090
171 with vac

amd athlon 3500+ venice
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=88107
151 with VAC

seagate 80GB hdd
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=80963
40 with VAC

antec true power 480W power supply
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=35884
52 with vac

ANTEC black mid tower case
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83044
32 with VAC


726 with vac and shipping will be like what cheap 10 ?


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i just did it it was 744 with vac and delivery charges

EDIT: WAIT your budget is 750 YAY :classic:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/shopp...n=c2hvd2NhcnQ=

free shipping with the memory sweet
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Excellent work PZEROFGH i have added it all to my basket!

now just one more thing... this Duel layer DVD writer..will it be good enuff for my CD roms and can it write cdr's?
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