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    Talking New system, opinions please!

    This is what I've spec'd up for my new system. If anything seems out of place please say so!
    • Shuttle SN85G
    • Athlon 64 3200+ OEM
    • Corsair XMS3200 512mb Platinum CL2
    • Hitachi Deskstar 160gb
    • Crucial Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
    • Sony DRU-530A 8x DVD-/+RW
    ...for a grand total of £1065.11 inc delivery.

    Not bad I thought The Hitachi drive is currently top of the leaderboard on storagereview.com and going by the review it looks pretty decent.

    Thoughts?
    Simon


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    i'd get a samsung spinpoint for reasons of noise & not trusting IBM drives

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    Can it beat 41.5db @ 18mm?

    Edit: Evidently yes...
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    you gonna lend me a sound meter? O_o

    it's quieter than any drives i've used before (maxtors, seagates, westerns)

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    It is quieter by 0.3 db according to Storage Review.
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    more memory dude......WHY build the ultimate PC with a truly awesome vid card and then have half a gig?

    2x512 is the LAW.. you'll go to prison otherwise

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    Fair comment, but I've got 512mb now which tends to be enough. I'll leave that as an upgrade option
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    Mmmmmm, lovely

    /but you defo need 2x512Mb
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    Originally posted by directhex
    i'd get a samsung spinpoint for reasons of noise & not trusting IBM drives
    I concur.

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    • Zak33's system
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    ya SEE/\

    Other than that........lubbyl jubbly

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    I might squeeze another 512mb stick in then, but I'm sticking with the Hitachi
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    just edit the specs and put in 1024MB so we can drool more

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    Shad try to get a retail CPU if u can afford the extra cash. it will come with a 3 year warranty. it will also save you £20+ on a HSF

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    Originally posted by marc_ellis
    Shad try to get a retail CPU if u can afford the extra cash. it will come with a 3 year warranty. it will also save you £20+ on a HSF
    The shuttles have there own heatpipe thingy, so theres no need for the hs/f and, so really your just paying a premium for the warranty.

    ITs looking like a lovely system- be sure to post some benchies when ya finish it.

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    Looks very nice indeed. Can you feel the jealousy from there???
    Its not worth paying the extra £10 for the retail boxed Athlon as you will (change to should) be overclocking it and seeing how far you can get

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    3200+ Athy64's clock well?

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