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Old 01-24-2006, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quite a lot has changed since the thread that was abandoned so i thought id better start a new one.
Basically, the more expensive my PC is the longer it will be until i get it, and id like to get it all done before my GCSEs(4/5 months). I may have to change a few bits and want your opinions.

Heres a more recent list of this im planning on getting:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual core 4400+(socket 939)

Motherboard: Abit AN8 SLi fatal1ty nforce4 SLI(socket 939)

Graphics card: BFG Geforce 7800 GTX OC 256mb GDDR3 Vivo TV-out/Dual DVI (PCI-express)

RAM: Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro twin X(2x 1GB) CAS2
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS edition

Hard Drive: WD 10,000RPM Raptor 150GB

CPU Fan: Zalman CNPS9500-LED

Other Cooling: Vantec 3.5" Hard Drive cooler PURCHASED

DVD drive: Not sure yet

DVD/CD writer: Not sure yet

Floppy Drive: Sony Internal 3.5" Black PURCHASED

PSU: Enermax Liberty 620W ELT620AWT ATX2.2 modular sli compliant

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 4ms DVI !!! 930BF 19" 700:1 4ms DVI "MagicBright, MagicTune, MagicColor" (1280x1024) TFT Monitor in Black 3 Years Warranty

Case:Thermaltake Shark(Black) PURCHASED

Speakers: Creative Labs Inspire T5900 5.1 Speaker System/
Creative Labs Inspire T7900 7.1 Speaker System
(Not 100% on this)

Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming PURCHASED

Mouse: Logitech G7 Gaming

Arctic Silver 5

There is only a small possibility that ill overclock anything(Will prob be the CPU if i do)

Will i see much difference if i change the RAM for Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 (MY-079-CS) (that will save me £100)

Also, Is it easy enough to add a sound card later on?(save me
money initially)

Would it be better to just get a 7800gt instead of the GTX and buy another gt and run them in SLI if i really need to(ATM I believe the gt will run all games i really need it to on full(everything exept F.E.A.R lol))

Any other comments are welcome(Try not to be too harsh on my choices )
As for the budget, im paying for all of this myself and i obviously can only work when i dont have school so it takes a long time to get money, so id like to keep it around £1500(lower is always good)


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to lower costs, you could get a couple of $50 80gb hard drives and put them in RAID 0. That way it'll run faster, and still maintain the space you have. That should save you a good $200. You can put that towards a better video card. Maybe since you have more budget to play with there, you can wait a little bit for the 7900 video card and the 1900 video card and see if they're in your price range.

You can get a sound card later, no problem. Most people are satisfied with the onboard sound cards, as I am, but then others swear by the other cards. Apparently they make the experience a bunch better...



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Are there any 80gb hard drives with 16mb of cache?
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Old 01-25-2006, 02:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ive looked into the HD quite a lot and have decided about getting that recently, Its meant to help a lot with the things that i use the computer for and id eventually like to add another and set them up in RAID0
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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any other opinions about the RAM(if getting the other one will affect performance) and anything else?
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2 Gigs is fine.. Its not the end of the world you can always add on later. lol
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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what i meant is will it make much difference if i change the RAM for the Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS2 b ecause its almost £100 cheaper.
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Old 01-28-2006, 01:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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how come no-one is replying to my posts?
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey there, in my opinion sli is not a worthy upgrade unless you need the highest performance possible on a high resolution monitor because your sli rig will only last 6 months until the next gpu core comes out so stick with a single pci-e motherboard and 2 gb of ram should be the standard now if your are building, with 1500 pounds thats about 1700 - 1800 dollars us? you can build a great computer with that amount i recommend 2 gb, the cheapest amd dual core cpu, 7800 gt, 150 raptors are sweet, and anything else that floats yoru boat

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