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    need help please:(

    recently got :

    shuttle sd37p2
    8800 gts 320mb
    2gb corsair value select ram (667mhz)
    e6600 c2d
    maxtor hard drive (250gb)
    vista ultimate

    my questions are....

    will the ram slow my system down because they are at 667mhz and not 800mhz?

    is the e6600 worth the £65 extra over the e4300?

    is the maxtor worth replacing? heard they have a bad rep?

    is vista ultimate worth the £60 over vista premium?

    is the 8800 gts 320mb worth the £90 over a x1950pro?


    i've not built this yet but i'm feeling i may change a few things

    any advise you can give me guys?

    looking for best bang for buck.

    thanks

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    If you've bought it, I think it might be too late.

    Ultimate isn't worth the extra £60, unless you are going to use the stuff.

    And the 8800GTS is ace,

    And the e6600 is good.

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    i can always sell them on ebay or the private hexus forum.

    so you reckon the e6600 and 800gts are worth it ... but get rid of vista?

    what about the other questions?

    do you know if the ram will slow me down?

    and should i replace the maxtor?

    thanks for the quick response

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    Keep vista, theres nothing wrong with it, you've bought ultimate stick with the decision, you might aswell use it.

    The ram shouldn't slow you down. Are you planning on overclocking the e6600?

    The hard drive will be fine until it fails. You don't know when It'll fail tho, it might last decades.

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    Yeah, if you already have it, thats fine. If not though:

    Quote Originally Posted by apatche64 View Post
    will the ram slow my system down because they are at 667mhz and not 800mhz?
    Not with an Intel based computer. With AMD, RAM speed makes more of a difference. But with an Intel its only going to be the difference of a few fps in games. The higher ram is mainly to give you more room to overclock, so if you aren't bothered about overclocking really high, then you should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by apatche64 View Post
    is the e6600 worth the &#163;65 extra over the e4300?
    Yeah, the E6600 is great. Well worth it.

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    is the maxtor worth replacing? heard they have a bad rep?
    Only if you haven't ordered them yet. All Maxtor disks I've had, run pretty hot Some people say they are really unreliable too, although the few that I've owned have lasted for a decade with no problems at all - apart from being hot. They where quiet tho (even although they are 7200rpm disks). But if you can change your order, or if you haven't got them yet, then it would be better to go for Seagate, Western Digi, or Samsung. Or basically anything besides Maxtor. But if you have them already, don't worry. Just make sure you back up any important data - which you should do no matter what hard disk you have.

    Quote Originally Posted by apatche64 View Post
    is vista ultimate worth the &#163;60 over vista premium?
    Only if you want all the features it has. It has everything. You can check what has what on here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...ns/choose.mspx


    Quote Originally Posted by apatche64 View Post
    is the 8800 gts 320mb worth the &#163;90 over a x1950pro?
    Yes And the 8800GTX is worth the extra &#163;90-&#163;100 or so too, over the GTS. Although you have to draw the line at whatever your budget is, and the 8800GTS is a great place to draw the line, because its a fast card.


    All in all, it looks like a really nice PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    Keep vista, theres nothing wrong with it, you've bought ultimate stick with the decision, you might aswell use it.

    The ram shouldn't slow you down. Are you planning on overclocking the e6600?

    The hard drive will be fine until it fails. You don't know when It'll fail tho, it might last decades.
    thanks for the responce

    migth aswell overclock, but i bet it wont be that high a a shuttle?

    think i'm gonna change the hard drive...

    thanks for the advice

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    cheers acrobat

    think i'm gonna change the hard drive, no point having one that is unreliable.

    i might sell vista all together ... might just stick with my xp for now, no real point in it till the dx10 games come out

    am i right?

    so keep the 8800gts and e6600... fair enough....

    was thinking of doing some overclocking ... how restricked will i be?

    thanks for the quick responces, you've been great

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    You should still be able to overclock just fine. Just probably not to 999 zillion ghz

    Theres people here though who are overclock masters and they will help.

    As for Vista, I'd keep it if I was you. You would probably lose a bit of money re-selling it, and like you said, its going to be worth having eventually - when DX10 games come out. So atleast then you will have the best version of it, all ready to install So I'd keep it if I was you, but its up to you. XP still rocks if you wanted to stick with that. Although I'd use Vista if I had it.

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    two more questions....

    if i install vista (oem) on the maxtor and then get a new hard drive, can i put it on the new one?

    think i can right?

    i may sell ultimate and get home premium ...

    cant see any big advantages of getting ultimate... is there any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apatche64 View Post
    two more questions....

    if i install vista (oem) on the maxtor and then get a new hard drive, can i put it on the new one?

    think i can right?

    i may sell ultimate and get home premium ...

    cant see any big advantages of getting ultimate... is there any?
    By the time you have sold ultimate, you probably won't save buying home premium, just keep ultimate.

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    you can get home premium for &#163;65 oem and sell ultimate for &#163;115 on ebay?

    think i'm selling ultimate then buying premium and new hdd

    thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by apatche64 View Post
    you can get home premium for &#163;65 oem and sell ultimate for &#163;115 on ebay?

    think i'm selling ultimate then buying premium and new hdd

    thanks guys
    hmm, I'd keep Ultimate personally.

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    Ultimate has all the added benifits of the Business version, more refined security mechanisms included, better off to keep it.
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