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    my future pc

    Well ive been giving it a bit of thought and decided now would be a good time to get a new rig, since ive got some extra money hehe, anyway what i had planned so far was

    Mobo: well i was gonna opt for a nforce 680i EVGA 122 CK but then i thought im not gonna do sli so now i dont know if i should go with a P35 one

    GPU: 768MB EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked or i might go with an ultra, dunno :l

    case: Antec 900

    monitor: 22" cibox or 20" dell

    ram: 4 1gb sticks of ddr2 800 ram or 2 sticks of 1gb ddr3 altho i think thats a bit too expensive for ram

    CPU: Q6600 G0 stepping, altho im an amd fanboy and am quite excited about the phenom ill probably get it next year if it does turn out to be that amazing but for the meantime i must admit i wanna get one of these with a zalman 9700 for some overclocking

    HDD: 2 400gb western digital 16mb cache for raid 0

    PSU: 600w Tagan

    my budget is around 1500 pounds and that with speakers and all the other stuff is just about that, so if u could help me, i really need the advice, dont wanna make a mistake now since i wont be buying anything else for a long time so any suggestions welcome

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    Re: my future pc

    i would say along the lines of:

    Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor

    BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC 768MB

    OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2

    Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient 95W Edition" 2.40GHz (1066FSB)

    Corsair HX 620W PSU

    Western Digital Caviar 400GB 4000AAKS SATA-II 16MB Cache

    Antec 900 (if that's what you like)

    and get an aftermarket cooler, something like the thermalright 120-ultra or tuniq tower or scythe ninja

    and i'm not sure about mobo, your choice tbh

    should come in below 1.5k


    btw man don't get a GTX ultra, they're a waste of money and will give you a small percent increase in preformance and not worth the extra price over a GTX, and don't get a superclocked version just get the normal version and o/c it yourself, the money you save could buy you a nice after market cooler for your gpu

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    Re: my future pc

    Nick's spec is an improvement on yours but i would def go for a 22" over a 20" and get the thermalright 120-ultra

    Motherboard wise go P35, and get an Abit or Asus (not sure on the best models as ive been on holiday )

    Also as Nick said 4GB or Ram is best but only if your going to be using a 64bit OS so make sure you can get all the drivers you need before you buy
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    Re: my future pc

    thank you for the reply, im planning to buy it all from scan since i live nearby and with scan its either corsair ram or...well...bollocks lol and out of the 3 coolers u suggested only the ninja is available, but might just be me but it feels awkward getting a fanless heatsink for my cpu :S unless the thermalright is that much of an improvement over the ninja and the zalman then i guess id order it
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    Re: my future pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Spector View Post
    thank you for the reply, im planning to buy it all from scan since i live nearby and with scan its either corsair ram or...well...bollocks lol and out of the 3 coolers u suggested only the ninja is available, but might just be me but it feels awkward getting a fanless heatsink for my cpu :S
    if it's the ninja plus then it comes with a fan.

    also you could look at somewhere like ebuyer as i believe they have free delivery for certain things atm don't they?

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    Re: my future pc

    well not on the thermalright 120 ultra but still, if i add a fan on the side of the antec that would be 3 fans very close to the cpu, would that be enough to push it past 3.0? or is there a way to add a fan to the thermalright

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    Re: my future pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Spector View Post
    well not on the thermalright 120 ultra but still, if i add a fan on the side of the antec that would be 3 fans very close to the cpu, would that be enough to push it past 3.0? or is there a way to add a fan to the thermalright
    yes you can add a fan, sadly you will have to buy it seperately making the lot a little pricey imo.....but i intend to get a 120 ultra soon

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    Re: my future pc

    im sort of baffled as to what sort of fan it would have to be, the design is a bit odd

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    Re: my future pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Spector View Post
    im sort of baffled as to what sort of fan it would have to be, the design is a bit odd
    i assume it would use the same means of attaching it to the side as the ninja or noctua does, but using little wire hook sort of things.


    ^^ye see
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    Re: my future pc

    ha i see, where would i get them tho? dont realy wanna use papperclips XD and i was looking at the components u said and scan doesnt have the psu in stock :l which can mean they will have it tomorrow or in a month lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spector View Post
    ha i see, where would i get them tho? dont realy wanna use papperclips XD and i was looking at the components u said and scan doesnt have the psu in stock :l which can mean they will have it tomorrow or in a month lol
    i would assume the clip come with the cooler

    yea i noticed, although they don't sell that cooler either, you may find yourself buying from 2 places to get exactly what you want tbh....annoying eh?

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    Re: my future pc

    well the cooler i can take but id prefer to get a psu from scan, they have plenty of others...just not that one lol, and i was looking at p35 boards and this one doesnt seem bad http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=615970, or http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=636478 altho i have my reservations about the pipes near the cpu area, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=598572 also this one but same problem as the previous altho i am VERY happy with my current gigabyte motherboard (not in terms of overclocking tho just in general)
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    Re: my future pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Spector View Post
    well the cooler i can take but id prefer to get a psu from scan, they have plenty of others...just not that one lol, and i was looking at p35 boards and this one doesnt seem bad http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=615970, or http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=636478 altho i have my reservations about the pipes near the cpu area
    i would go for the asus board out of those 2. yea don't worry about those pipes i have them on my ds4, makes fitting a tower cpu cooler a little more awkward to fit, i just a screw driver....damn stumpy fingers! lol

    i'm very happy with my board, a ds4 you could always look at the gigabyte DS series(ds3/4 dq6) as an option

    btw the corsair psu is just a late arrival, a new shipment was suppost to arrive yesterday so it should be back very soon i would say. go to the scan.co.uk section of this forum and see if they have any ideas on an ETA.

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    Re: my future pc

    well since there is like a 500pound extra atm do u think it would be "wise" to go 2gb ddr3? since i wont be running 64bit vista, ive heard enough bad things about 32bit one dont wanna take that much of a plunge lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spector View Post
    well since there is like a 500pound extra atm do u think it would be "wise" to go 2gb ddr3? since i wont be running 64bit vista, ive heard enough bad things about 32bit one dont wanna take that much of a plunge lol
    i'd stick with ddr2 for the time being.

    well i have vista ultimate edition 32bit and xp pro 32 bit on dual boot (i still use xp more cause i have a slightly better fps), if you're going to go with 4gigs of ram then you'll have to go with 64bit as 32bit will only recognise up to like 3gigs or something.

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    Re: my future pc

    - Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 ~ £176.24
    - Scythe Miné ~ £24.17
    - Asus P5K-E ~ £103.86
    - 2GB Corsair TwinX PC6400 4-4-4-12 x 2 ~ £133.10
    - 400GB Samsung HD401LJ x 2 ~ £107.38
    - 768MB BFG Technology 8800GTX OC2 ~ £358.25
    - Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer ~ £52.75
    - Antec 900 ~ £69.20
    - Samsung SH-S203/BEBN ~ £18.79
    - 520W Corsair HX ~ £64.50
    - 22" LG L226WTQ ~ £209.73
    - Logitech X230 2.1 Speakers ~ £28.32
    - Logitech G5 Laser Mouse ~ £41.94
    - Saitek Eclipse II Wired Keyboard ~ £29.14
    - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit ~ £69.17

    Total ~ £1,486.54

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    Anyone else drooling a wee bit?

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