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    Happy Happy Happy

    So, I finally got around to ordering my new PC. Luckily today was when Q6600 G0s became available on Scan too .

    Teh beast:
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    • The 7in1 floppy drive thing on scan, forgot the make
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    • Intel Core2Quad Q6600 G0
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    • Sapphire Radeon HD2900XT 512MiB
    • Asus P5K
    • Sennheiser PC161 Headphones
    • 2GiB Corsair Mem stick for readyboost (But it's first use will be spreading the love of the BioShock to my nextdoor neighbour, who is currently a non-believer )


    So maybe this thread wasn't necessary but I wanted to say how happy I now am. My BioShock should arrive tomorrow (got dispatched this morning) and I will play with the Big Daddy for a few days I guess while I wait for the stuff to arrive . Then I shall experience it in all it's glory!

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    Hope you got the corsair voyager GT stick, blinding speed on that thing

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Hope you got the corsair voyager GT stick, blinding speed on that thing
    Aye I got this one: prplz.

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    Have fun wth your new toy Make sure you put them all together properly!(no rush take your time cool down your head with ninja etc)Step up from your current rig must be enormous. I envy you

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by notsobig View Post
    Have fun wth your new toy Make sure you put them all together properly!(no rush take your time cool down your head with ninja etc)Step up from your current rig must be enormous. I envy you
    Thanks . And yeah, I'm looking forward to revisiting some of my old games after BioShock to see them in the glory I couldn't with my old system -- Stalker comes to mind (even with it's ATi prejudice ). Also looking forward to Quake Wars in 1280x1024 and some high settings; at the mo playing it at a nice framerate with textures on high (apart from terrain), the rest on medium -- at 800x600 mind .
    Last edited by Nemz0r; 21-08-2007 at 11:11 PM.

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    nice, congrats It will eat stalker.

    Nice 1T of disk space there too I notice Disk space used to drive me mad... Up until Christmas I had a grand total of 80 gig

    It was a nightmare because my mp3 collection was about 60 gig... so every time I wanted to install something like a game, I would have to delete a bunch of stuff. It was a constant pain in the bum. With loads of space and its just such a joy

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    I certainly hope you are not getting th Asus P5K vanilla with that setup
    P5K-E would be my choise.

    Played Bioshock demo today on 2900XT - all at max @ 1280x768 (LCD TV). No glitches at all, but AA was not enabled. Looks like drivers/game demo bug
    Anyway it looks and plays simply great
    Good luck with your new toy

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by CooperXS View Post
    I certainly hope you are not getting th Asus P5K vanilla with that setup
    P5K-E would be my choise.

    Played Bioshock demo today on 2900XT - all at max @ 1280x768 (LCD TV). No glitches at all, but AA was not enabled. Looks like drivers/game demo bug
    Anyway it looks and plays simply great
    Good luck with your new toy
    Tbh with my current mobo, the K8V Deluxe, I found I use about 50&#37; of the features on it so I figured, why spend more cash on features i'll never use, again ^^.
    Last edited by Nemz0r; 23-08-2007 at 11:44 AM.

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    How much did it all set u bk m8? teasing with the idea of a new rig seeing as im working f/t atm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458 View Post
    How much did it all set u bk m8? teasing with the idea of a new rig seeing as im working f/t atm
    Hmmm off the top of my head I think it was £814 all together from Scan with Hexus free shipping, £157 from ocuk (psu and ultima-90i) and £73 on dabs for the RAM. That's including the Sennheiser PC161 headphones for £45 and a DVD-RW + 7in1 Floppy drive.

    So altogether without the headphones I think £999, with them £1044. May be off by a few quid but the numbers above are very close to what I actually paid i'm sure .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemz0r View Post
    Tbh with my current mobo, the K8V Deluxe, I found I use about 50% of the features on it so I figured, why spend more cash on features i'll never use, again ^^.
    P5K-E also includes Vdroop correction in BIOS settings which actually works. And power curcuitry is much stronger - just the thing for quad-cores if you will want to overclock it sometimes. All these things are missing on P5K vanilla. IMHO it is worth to add 30-40 quid for a proper mobo. Plus there are more things in the bundle and mobo looks lot sexier

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    Re: Happy Happy Happy

    Does ReadyBoost actually make a difference? I'm sure I read a review where they found ReadyBoost was completely pointless on systems with 2Gb+ RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CooperXS View Post
    P5K-E also includes Vdroop correction in BIOS settings which actually works. And power curcuitry is much stronger - just the thing for quad-cores if you will want to overclock it sometimes. All these things are missing on P5K vanilla. IMHO it is worth to add 30-40 quid for a proper mobo. Plus there are more things in the bundle and mobo looks lot sexier
    Oki you win . Changing my P5K vanilla to P5K-E .

    Quote Originally Posted by badger View Post
    Does ReadyBoost actually make a difference? I'm sure I read a review where they found ReadyBoost was completely pointless on systems with 2Gb+ RAM.
    Not sure entirely but any boost is nice. I'll try it for a while without and then with. If they difference is so tiny it's unnoticable i'll just erm...well i'll just still use it , and use for data transport when needed ^^.
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