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Old 02-17-2008, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default £1000 System Help

Okay well i've already gone over, couldn't help it.

Here it is so far, i swear im missing a major component lol - not sure though, i have bad memory.

Here it is: (from Scan)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66ghz
BFG OC2 512MB 8800GT 675Mhz GPU 1800Mhz Memory x 2 SLI
Xclio 550W Greatpower Modular SLI
Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI
PC6400 4GB Corsair Ram
250GB Seagate Baracuder HD
22" Samsung Syncmaster
Coolermaster Centurion RC - 534
LG 18x DVD Drive


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Old 02-17-2008, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you kidding?
The asus Stiker extreme 680 is like 290 USD!!
For that price you might as well get a Asus Maximus Extreme, or even a DFI X38..
And if you want to save some cash for similar performence just grab an Abit IX38 Quad GT.

Where are you ordering from..
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unless you are gonna get vista, get 2 gigs of ram instead of 4 and spend that somewhere else. and ste is right, dont bother with a 680i, get x38.

Is that processor out yet? (isnt that the 12mb cache 45nm?)
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preorder yeh.

Umm its only £32 for another 2GB of ram, and vista needs ram.

I'll have a look at them mobo's
But last time i got an Abit - it was unreliable trash and my pc crashed every hour, i replaced it. Same thing, got a Gigabyte mobo half the price and it was rock solid. I swear by gigabyte or asus. That was some years back though..
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then you are gonna get vista? then go for it.

I was saying that if you WERE NOT going to get vista, then only get two.
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Actually, here, if you wanna Spend money, The list.
Asus Maximus Extreme 330 USD
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 280 USD
Asus Maximus Formula 250 USD
ABIT IX38 Quad GT 230 USD

The Quad GT is all you will need though. And it is an uber board...

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preorder yeh.

Umm its only £32 for another 2GB of ram, and vista needs ram.

I'll have a look at them mobo's
But last time i got an Abit - it was unreliable trash and my pc crashed every hour, i replaced it. Same thing, got a Gigabyte mobo half the price and it was rock solid. I swear by gigabyte or asus. That was some years back though..
I assure you, the Quad GT is no push over, and if you wanna stay Gigabyte, thats fine, go with the X38 DQ6.
DQ6 is a sexy board, has 8 USB 2.0 ports on the back as well as dual ethernet..
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail
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and how much is his psu compared to the 520hx?
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Should i just get a Q6600 and overclock it like crazy ? get xp, half the amount of ram but get higher speed.

Its around £50/100usd.
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if that is the new 45nm one, with 12mb cache, and you can get one. get it. But I thought those were not out yet, and were going to need their own chipset. is that not the nehalem?
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The cpu is a toss up. You can't go wrong with either..

I would most certainly get XP Pro over Vista..
Only thing I don't like about the DQ6 is no onboard Clear CMOS, on/off and reset switchs like the Maximus, Extreme and Quad GT have..
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