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Old 12-01-2005, 12:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would recommend 3 things.

The first would be eVGA... but since it's hard to find in AU. anything other then XFX. Forget factory OC. You can OC it yourself. There are tons of good tools out there to use.

Second consider going with (2 X 1GIG) RAM... OCin' ram or not?

Third - Look into the Seasonic S12-600watt PSU. Dual 18a 12v rails, Active PFC, SLI certified, up to 80% efficiency. My buddy just got this PSU and after some multimeter testing... it's darn impressive... Solid as a rock.

BTW. Very nice choice on cases... I love that case. It's not a flashy, gamers case, with a side window... but it's made really well, has great cooling and has a fantasic internal design...
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Yeah some changes like above;

1) 2gbs ram

2) this PSU is sweet and will allow better cable management than the antec: (seasonics are great too)

http://www.burnoutpc.com/modules/wfs...?articleid=209

3) These are fast and affordable:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, I don't think I'll be overclocking. I'll just go with the 4400+, and save a bit of money. It's hard to find eVGA GPUs in aust for some reason. I'm going with the XFX as it is factory OC'd to 490MHz, which i think is the same as the eVGA. Also it is a fair bit cheaper than the eVGA, at AU$869
don't get XFX. I live in Australia too, the eVGA's aren't here. but I'd go with an MSI

MSI 7800 GTX is AU$635 at www.msy.com.au
the price list is at www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
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i guess this is a personal preference, but i'd suggest a Leadtek card. although there is certainly nothing wrong with MSI, just get whichever you can find cheaper.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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is this the eVGA that is being reccomended?
http://www.gamehead.com.au/product.php?productid=83774
i think that's actually cheaper than the XFX.
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the MSI card is AU$635 at MSY. you'll be saving over AU$200
there's nothing wrong with the MSI cards.
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4400+ is better I'd like to think.
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So there's no difference between the MSI and the eVGA?
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I'd rather go with eVGA than MSI
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But if you want some mega-cooling, go with the CNPS9500. Plus. it looks cooler...


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