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    Spec Me ?

    Want help specing new sys want to build it round Antec sonata 3 is this case PSU anygood ? top wack £600 ish

    Do bit of gaming/photoshop/net dont want to O/C ( dont know how ) and dont need monitor

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    - Antec Sonata 3 ~ £76.36

    - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 ~ £142.16

    - Asus P5B i965 ~ £66.14

    - 2GB (2X1GB) Corsair VS PC5300 ~ £45.27

    - 320MB BFG Technology 8800GTS OC ~ £186.68

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    Total ~ £600.32

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    Antec PSU's are apparently really good although I'll let someone else confim whether it can handle an 8800GTS.

    What monitor do you have by the way?

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    Yeah i wouldnt worry about the power on that it should be fine

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    Cheers i know price drop in july is it worth going quad ?? i have old 19" sony ctr monitor

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    Personally i dont think its worth going quad till the true quadcores have been released. ATM the quadcore CPUs are 2 duals whacked together. I would say go with the E6600 as its getting pretty cheap now and probs best bang for buck.

    What do you use the computer for? that might give us better inducation to its usefullness for u

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    What do you use the computer for?
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    bit of gaming/photoshop/net


    Quote Originally Posted by Gazcoop View Post
    Cheers i know price drop in july is it worth going quad ??
    Yeah it would make sense to wait a few weeks and go quad for the same price but if you want the computer now I wouldn't worry about it - dual core's not fully utilized yet, nevermind quad.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 30-06-2007 at 08:34 PM.

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    I would say cut down the 8800 to a 1950xt or pro (if you only do a bit of gaming) and put towards a nice 19" TFT. You can compare graphics cards here
    (although the 8800GTS is the 640MB version, not 320).

    Almost a year ago i went from an old 17" CRT (was really old), to a 19" TFT and it was really good, it was surprising how better the image was. However your CRT could be a decent one.

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    was thinking 8800 cards and i think my monitor is ok think i would like to keep win xp or is it best to go vista?? is the 6600 be cheaper in july ??

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    God knows, probably, but there will be new processors introduced with 1333MHz bus. There will be a 6750 which is equal to 6700, and it's price should be around that of 6600. Anyway, worth the wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazcoop View Post
    gaming/photoshop/net
    How on earth did i miss that

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    So is this case quite an psu powerfull to run this kind of spec ??

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    Reviews seem to think so, have a read:

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...I+review&meta=

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    Many thanks Nightshadow

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