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Old 06-02-2007, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I'm looking to build a new gaming PC for about £800-£900 (sorry for £ currency).

This is the rig I have produced, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Western Digital Caviar RE 250GB 2500YS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM - £47
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - £148
Samsung SH-183LBEBN 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer Serial ATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM - £20
Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x1GB) - £88
EVGA nForce 680i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard - £176
Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - £65
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS SuperClocked 320MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - £211
Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU - £103

Will also probably get Vista, wondering whether it is worth an extra £60 or so to get the 640mb 8800.

Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get the 640 mb version of gts, and get a seagate 7000.9 hdd instead of wd. also, i think you could go for the 520w psu, 620 isn't needed, but its nice to ahve that extra... get the e6420, too, if you want to save some dough.
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looks great...i'd go for a cheaper motherboard though. something with a 650i chipset maybe
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Change ram to this:

G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400C4 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ)

It is much beter than the corsair.

That MoBo is expensive. Get this instead (unless ur desparate to go sli)

Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

Dont get the superclocked 8800- IMO it is not worth it- just oc it urself. get this one-

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (320-P2-E811-AR)

This hard disk is only £8 more- and you will get 150GB more storage.

Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 NCQ 400GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM

It really depends on the resolution on which you will be gamig as to whether you will choose the 320 or the 640.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot everyone!

Taken a decent amount off the total. :P

I also read that running on BF2 at high settings, the 640mb onlybeat the 320mb by an average of 5-8fps, which is what made me primarily choose the 320mb.

I run at 1280x1024 if that should help my decision.
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1280x1024!?!?!? sheesh! that is way in the reach of the 8800gts, heck, a x1600 could probally run it at that maxed out... run it with 16x qaa 16x af and youll still probally get frames 50+

get the 320, save yourself money. why reccomend him hitachti, seagate barracudas are the best...

get a ds3, yes. or if you want sli, keep the one you have now.
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The 640 should help more in upcoming games.. But either way, don't get Superclocked.
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If you didnt already know: there will be price drops for intel processors on july 22nd. Quad core for under £200, so if you can wait until then, I would strongly advise you to do so.

@that resolution, yes get the 320MB.
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no seagate barracudas have the longest warranty. samsung spinpoints are supposedly the best as they are the fastest got to keep up with reviews
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Spinpoints are also the quetest, if that is an important factor in your decision.
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