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Old 11-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone, i need some help on this, and fast, i want to order it tomorrow! i have been fortunate enough to be given some money for a new system, i have got 3 quotes, one from amari, xworks and gladiator, i wasn't happy with amari so here are the system i am torn between, both very different in their set up, i run 3ds max for animation and rendering, and also i run photoshop and occasionally use solidworks, which of these 2 are best for an all around good system, also if you could tell me why you chose the one you did aswell! cheers! thanks everyone, ian


gladiator

Product

Case
Antec NSK4400 ATX Mini Tower Case 380W

Motherboard
Asus M2N SLi Deluxe nForce 570 SLi (AM2)

Processor
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4200+ Socket 940 Retail Boxed

Graphics
Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB PCI Express

RAID SET UP
Hard Drive 1
Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache

Hard Drive 2
Samsung SpinPoint P HD160JJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache

Optical Drive 1
Samsung SH-S182D 18x18 DVD±RW ReWriter (Black)

OS
Microsoft Windows XP Pro OEM







Memory 1
OCZ 2048MB DDR2 PC6400 Special Opps [SOE] Edition Dual Channel Kit (OCZ2SOE8002GK)





Total Memory: 2048 MB
Build Fee
£17.02
£20.00



Total Price:
£768.85
£903.40
Features/Benefits:

· High end case which features two 120mm low noise fans and a 380W high end power supply (this model has 2 x +12v rails).
· Top brand motherboard with performance chipset. This features external SATA On-the-Go ports which I think you will find useful.
· AMD 64 Bit processors with dual core technology.
· Latest ATi chipset which supports both Direct X and open GL
· Two 160GB drives set up in RAID 0 for additional speed.
· Fast 18X DVD/RW
· Windows XP PRO (with free upgrade to Vista in Jan 07)
· 2GB of PC6400 DDR2 memory running at 800MHz
. free upgrade to windows vista in jan 07
I can offer this at £899.00 Inc VAT and provide you with free delivery.

I can also give you a free upgrade on your warranty, from the standard 12 months return to base to a 12 months on site (which usually costs £39)


xworks

Product Name : X8i-C2D

Case : X8i-C2D Workstation Case - 400W PSU
Mainboard : Intel DP965LTCK Mainboard
Graphics Card(s) : ATI Fire GL V3300 128MB DDR2 (PCI-Express x16)
Hard Drive (1) : Western Digital 320GB Serial-ATA II
Hard Drive (2) : None
Optical Drive(s) : Pioneer DVR-111DBK (OEM) 16x DVD+/-R/RW/RAM Drive (DL)
Sound Card : Intel High Definition Audio (5.1) (Sigmatel)
Network Card(s) : Integrated Intel PRO/1000 PL Gigabit LAN
Floppy Drive : 1.44MB Floppy Drive - Black
CPU(s) : Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - 2x 1.86GHz - 2MB Cache) - 800MHz FSB
Memory : 2GB DDR-2 800MHz (PC6400) (2x1GB)
Mouse / Keyboard : Microsoft Optical Wheelmouse / PS2 Internet Keyboard
Operating System(s) : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2)
Monitor(s) : None
Miscellaneous Upgrades : Integrated IEEE1394a (400MB/s) Firewire
1 Year Back To Base Hardware Warranty
Price. £799 each
Delivered
All prices plus VAT @ 17.5% = Total Price £938.83
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, go away we dont want spam.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no it isn't spam! this message hasn't displayed properly, hang on, i will try and edit it! sorry i am not a spammer, i really do need help
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh ok, sorry it just looked like it with 1 post.


Let me take a look.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There is a possibility of building your own?

But if you had to choose, system two would be much better since it has an E6300.


System 1 has better specs, but the PSU wont be able to handle it at all..
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i don't know how to build one myself, and this is alot of money too me, so i would rather leave it to someone else, so the second one is best? even with the added vista and raid features of the first?
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Well System two IS better but the GPU and Dual Core CPU require alot of power and 350 Will not be enough....





Can you choose from other pre-builds or does it HAVE to be these.
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can be others, but these are the only quotes i have been able to get from companies i have been recommended by tutors, i have found other companies, but the software i use requires certain hardware, would you recommend others?
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well what software are you going to be using?


This is really easy if you tell me what your budget is, what your using it for...
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i am using 3ds max, solidworks and photoshop, my budget is £900 MAX
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