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Old 03-07-2007, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello i need to use this computer for gaming and general work use. I have several questions. Is the MOBO good for overclocking? Is the graphics card good? Which monitor should I go for? Is the ram good for overclocking/i know this may sound stupid but it says ATi on it so can I use a nVidia graphics card? Also is the TV tuner ok (it seems a bit dodgy lol) Also is teh case good for cooling? Is widescreen good or will it just stretch everything and make it all look distorted?

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plz can u tell me if any of it is a rip off it is my 1st build. THANK YOU!!!!!

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Old 03-07-2007, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The standard P5B isn't the best overclocker. get a Gigabyte DS3, a Biostar 965PT, a P5N-E, or a P5B around that price. All of those are great boards and overclock very well. The Card model "7900GS" is a good card but I've never heard of that brand and the 512MB version isn't going to help you at all compared to a 256 version. Get an XFX 7900GS or even a Foxcon over that one. I just have a hard time believing that brand will overclock much.

The RAM I'm not sure but it does say ATI so get this instead, I'm sure it will be just as good.

Get the Widescreen, I have that exact same monitor and no it doesn't just stretch everything out and become distorted. It looks very good and all new games these days support WS.

That Case is Very good for cooling and it's a good choice, as for the TV tuner I'm not to sure about.

Also I would get an E4300 and an aftermarket CPU cooler instead of the E6400 as you will need an aftermarket cooler and the E4300 has been to known to hit 4.0ghz sometimes.

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Old 03-07-2007, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just to touch on what was said above, i HAVE heard of palit, i think its a uk thing thats why sora hasnt heard of it, and excellent choice of case there, it has excellent cooling as standard and looks the part
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