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Old 11-02-2006, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i have £260 ($495) and im looking to buy psu and grahpic card

i'll need ill list my specs incase you need em'

Intel c2d e6300
1gb corsair value ram
asrock conroe 945g
onbaord grapics (obiously i am looking to chage that)

I also want to play the new flight simulator x

i would like a card that can handle that on medium/high settings

Thanks in advance

Tim
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would suggest a 7900GS/GT and an Antec 550W PSU... I'm at work and don't have my non-us links here so cannot go to the UK sites that I would normally do.
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EVGA GeForce 7900 GT 256MB GDDR3
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7900_Series.html

OCZ ModStream 520w ATX2.0 Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...e_OCZ_241.html

Total :£252 (doesnt include postage)

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Gainward GeForce 7900GT 256MB,1,4ns DDR3 ,PCI-Express
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=321075&s=sc

OCZ Technology Powersupply ATX 520W 120mm Fan, SATA, 20/24pin
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=315953&s=sc

Total: £242

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256MB Gigabyte 7900GT PCI-E(x16) Mem 1320MHz GPU 450MHz 24Pipes 2xDual Link DVI-I/HDTV SLi & Quake 4
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=470937

580W HiperPower Type-R Modular Black PSU Quiet Dbl Fan aPFC ATX2.2 20/24 Pin
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=228620

Total: £237
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hmmm please could you tell me the difference beetween those bundles....are the more expensive ones intened for o/cing?

and which one would you recommed and why?

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512MB Palit 7950GT
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

OCZ 600W Game XStream PSU
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

Both will handle anything you can throw at it for a couple of years...
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those choices mainly depended on the websites in question.

overclockers is expensive but higher quality goods

komplett is cheap but limited stock

and scan is a good all rounder cheap but has a nice range of products.

overclockers choice:
the EVGA is a nice choice if you want to upgrade soon as you get a 90 day step up program. Which means before 90 days are up you can upgrade to a newer graphics card but only pay the difference between yours and the latest model. The PSU is a good brand and enough watts the antec 550W truepower was out of stock otherwise i might have chose that.

komplett choice:
Now I haven't heard much about gainward but I did read an article somewhere lately highly praising its overclock ability. So that card could be a good buy and its cheaper than other well known brands. Again OCZ power supply its cheapish and reliable mainly chosen on the website not having a wide range to choose from.

Scan choice:
Gigabyte make nice reliable computer parts whether its graphics cards or motherboards one of my favorite brands to pick. Its cheap and will do everything you want. The PSU is hiper who are from what I hear a very decent PSU brand and will be stable and provide enough watts for your needs.

All the PSU's I chose where module I think not a huge difference just means you can take out wires that are in the way. The only problem that could happen is the wires not being long enough to reach parts of the mobo but its rare. If you dont like the look of any of the PSU`s you could look for others on those websites Id recommend brands such as seasonic, enermax, antec, tagan, OCZ and hiper.

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you could also go for Nukems suggestion too I haven't used Cclonline though so no idea how their service is. Although the is isn't much diff between the 7900GT and 7950GT maybe 4-8 frames per second in most games. His choice is very sound though also worth consideration. The choice is yours!
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sorry to but in here but what psu is needed to run a 7900GT/GTX or 7950?
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is it recommended for at least a 450 or better but with most system you add all the parts in... 500-600 is about what is the "norm" (it's what I have... Coolmax 600W)
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is it worth spending the xtra money for overclocking/a 7950gt?
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