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Old 10-08-2008, 05:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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fair enough!
well, i think ill go and have a look and probably go for the e8500 as i know its not far off the out the box performance of the e8800 but is a lot cheaper.
Correct, post your final build details once you're done!

Plus, its late over here so I'm off for the night, don't expect a reply til tomorrow eve (GMT)
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Motherboard:
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final specs as you asked for, sorry for the late reply was late GMT as you said! was time for bed!
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Yep, thats fine except for the superlative sound card (get rid of it and save twenty pounds, the DS3R has Dolby built in too!)

Well, except for the memory. You still have 2gb memory selected (2x1GB...) try and get four. By dropping the sound card you will be able to afford it!


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OCZ Technology Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
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31.16
Antec Nine Hundred/Ultimate Gamer Case no PSU
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64.98
Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 3.5"
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 6MB Cache S775 1333MHZ
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129.23
Corsair Memory 750W TX SERIES ATX
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83.73
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Gigabyte S775 Intel P45 DDR2 ATX Audio Lan 6SATA11
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88.12

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11.65

Total (inc VAT) 790.42
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all looks good, i am now just waiting on the money now so it should all be good!
i will be PMing you when it all arrives (:
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I thought the best recommendation was to not use onboard sound? Why have your mobo process info you could have a separate card for so you don't hinder your performance.. right?
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Why have your mobo process info you could have a separate card for so you don't hinder your performance.. right?
Dude, if you were talking about on board graphics, then I would completely agree with you, but its sound lol, when was the last time you heard some one complain about his on board sound bottle necking his CPU?
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complain about his on board sound bottle necking his CPU?
i had to lol, i dont think onboard sound is going to do too much to my performance
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I don't know why people say it bottlenecks the CPU but I think it doesn't. Maybe the program your using.
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