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    Please check this spec for £500

    Sorry it's the same old, but I'd appreciate your advice:

    Gigabyte GA P35C-DS3R, iP35, Sok 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2/DDR3 1066/1333/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £72.59 £85.29

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, Socket 775, 1.80 GHz, 800MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail £62.10 £72.97

    2Gb (2X1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12 £39.54 £46.46

    320 Gb Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £45.81 £107.65

    320MB Palit 8800GTS PCI-E (x16), Mem 1600 MHz, GPU 500 MHz, 96 Streams, 2 x Dual Link DVI-I/HDTV £156.94 £184.40

    Total = £496.78 delivered - can you do better?

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    Check out Today Only - a lot of what you're buying might be cheaper on there...

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    What's up with the price inc VAT on the hard drive? is that right?

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    yep that looks a little off to me, it should be around £60 for 320gb

    £63.31 i make it

    Makes a new total of £367.88 which is £128.90 cheaper!!!

    nice saving lol, you could upgrade to a E6700


    Also why is it that you have picked that motherboard, looks a bit overkill a DS3 would be fine for about £60ish
    Last edited by tigerboyce; 01-06-2007 at 07:41 PM.

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    Hi all. Thanks a lot for the tips, really appreciate. And today only is fantastic!

    Anyway - re: the hard drives, it's two for a RAID0 0 array. Also, tigerboyce, the DS3 isn't much cheaper considering with the P35C DS3R you get Penryn support, better quad core overclocking, and support for DDR2 and DDR3.

    Thanks again guys, will report back tomorrow with my final spec!

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