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Old 02-12-2006, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, This is my first build and i need some help with picking the right ram and video card. Below is what i am thinking of getting. I have a monitor, mouse and keyboard at home. All prices are without vat. Please help. Thanks

Case £73.60
Coolermaster Wave Master - Silver (No PSU)

PSU £64.95
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W

Processor £289.95
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939)

Mobo £119.95
Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 939) PCI Express

Hdd £115.90 Each
2*Samsung SpinPoint P SP2004C 200GB SATA-II 8MB Cache

Sound Card £29.95
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 7.1 EAX
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm... for gaming or no......
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mostly video editing but i do play games such as css, call of duty and bf2.
Planning on playing more games on the new pc than this one.
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do you plan on ocing .. for vid .. .i think your gonna want somthing like a 7800 and above or the ati 1900
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Dont think ill be ocing and im not very experienced with video cards. Thanks for helping.
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if not ocing ... i mean ocing cpu/ram becasue if you are get some high performance ram if you arent ocing cpu/ram get valueselect .. but you can oc vid cards regardless.....
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Thinking about getting Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 ram maybes?
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i think that series is for ocing go for the cheaper one... you dont need that if not ocing
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I have never oc'ed before but my dad does with his pc's. Do you think i should get him to help me oc when he gets back home in a few weeks? He works away long periods at a time.
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hmm... for gaming or no......
how is this not good for gaming?? a 4400+ is an excellent processor, you could easily overclock it to fx60 speeds.. and if a 7800gt could fit in your budget, i would suggest that in a heart beat... if you don't feel like spending that much a 6800 gs could work well too, you won't get any great framerates with 1280x1024, but expect close to the best with 1024x768... ram since your not overclocking, i suggest value ram, you probably won't notice the difference
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