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Old 03-11-2006, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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- DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR SKT939 - Retail Box

£137.02 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=86395

- Some OCZ Memory that is good and is in stock

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66676

£145.39 inc VAT

- Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB 7200RPM SATA300 8MB Cache - OEM

£65.77 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=105761

- Sony CRX320E 52x32x52x16 CD-RW/DVD-ROM COMBO Internal IDE (Black) - OEM

£21.24 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59332

- LG GSA-4167BAL 16x DVD±RW Dual Layer Internal IDE (Black) - OEM

£25.97 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97237

- Mitsumi 7-in-1 USB2 Floppy Drive / Media Drive SM/MS/MD/CF/MM/SD Black (Really wanted an internal one )

£14.09 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90805

- AKASA Paxpower PSU 650W (all look the same to me)

£89.87 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97853

- Either

AMD Athlon X2 4400+

or

AMD Athlon X2 4800+

- Either

Leadtek 7900GTX 512MB

or

Sapphire ATI Radeon x1900XTX

- NZXT Lexa Case

Approx 100£

(Heard some problems about space.. do you recon this will be a major factor?)

I might be buying this either today or tomorrow. So quick opinions and alternative suggestions. I may be limited to the 4400+ if i can't afford it all. But i also don't want to be wasting money - not so bothered about waiting again for Geforce 8000 because i have waited for my PC for about 2 months because of this 7900 and it wasn't even worth that much in the end.

Any suggestions appreciated

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logitech g15 gaming keyboard
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Get the 4400+, not sure about the AKASA psu :|

And either get the 7900GTX or teh X1900XT, still a draw here, like ATI go with ATI like nvidia go with nvidia. Both are great cards
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would get the Hiper Type R 580w PSU as it is a bargain in the UK, and is also the only relaible PSU that has modular cables.

I would get the 7900GTX for two reasons, it has better drivers and it performs better/very similary: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2717&p=7

I would go for the X2 4400.

I'm not a fan of that case, but if you like like it, it will be the one for you.
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would get the 7900GTX for two reasons, it has better drivers and it performs better/very similary: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2717&p=7
the link contradicts your statement


i would also go for the 4400+

and i think that 7 in 1 card reader is internal.... doesn't make sense to have an external floppy drive for desktops.. (from the pic anyways it looks internal)
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The x2 4400+ can OC to x2 4800+ speeds easily.

I'd say the X1900XTX since as games begin to use more shaders, ATI's 1:3 shader ratio will be more effective.

Antec, PCP&C, OCZ and FS Nortron are brands you want to look at for PSU's, look no lower than 550w for that system, especially if you plan on OCing.
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Thanks for replies,


3 PSUs that people talked about (moraless) - just pick me a good one please

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Antec Phantom 500GB Atx12v V2.01 500w 20or24pin Psu

£117.00 inc VAT :O

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91725

Antec TrueControl II 550PGB 550W 20-24pin PSU

£79.99 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=94066

Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU - Black with UV reacted cables

£59.98 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=98562

= PROCESSOR =

Only reason i was considering 4800+ is that it was less overclocking to get to FX 60 level. Proberly bad way of looking of spending 100£ but that was my look at things.

= Graphics Card to Motherboard =

If i did choose the x1900XTX - sapphire is the best version to use right? Also... would it be best for me to buy a

DFI Lanparty UT RDX200CF-DR SKT939 CROSSFIRE Dual PCI-E ATI RD480+SB450 Chipset Dual DDR400 SATA ATX?

£119.98 inc VAT

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=97308.


(Awaits your replies and just hope everything else is at high level)
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I would go with the X1900 XT because its cheaper and performs close to the xtx. I believe that sapphire is a good brand. And 4400 X2 is the way to go, just do a small oc. -Charlie
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Yes or the HIS Excalibur when I was looking at ATI a couple of years ago this is what I was going to go for.

It is still only a small overclock for the 4400 to FX60 speeds, in the end it depends on how much £100 is to you, if you earn alot, go for the 4800 if not the 4400 is still an amazing chip.
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What about the PSUs?

And the thing about if i went with x1900 XT(X) then should i move to DFI Crossfire one?
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