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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by robtotheb View Post
    Your right I don't need 1TB. Scan lists about 6 different WB 250GB drives, which one do you recommend?
    As above, the AAKS ones are the newest I believe, so the 250 GB ones are labelled WD2500AAKS

    Scan are out of stock at the moment (awaiting ETA), Ebuyer have them for the same price (Can't post URLs just yet.)

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post

    Have you thought about HSF's yet... Again in mine i'm using the scythe ninja rev B with the fan and again..silence

    It's perfect for the case, as the two fans on the top and back line up just right with the tower so it effictively gets cooled by three fans

    Will I need to get extra fans?

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    no the ninja rev B comes with a scythe s-flex fan which works a treat

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    cant i just use the heatsink the cpu comes with?

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    sure.. You won't really wan't to overclock with it though and its quite a noisey thing if everything else is near silent

    if you want to save a bit of money get this ram

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-058-GL

    corsair is fine if its stock, geil is good for 1066mhz 5-5-5-12 in my machine
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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Thanks mike. I'm not planning to overclock, too scared ill blow something up!

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    I'd still use the ninja tbh. It will make all the difference to the noise.

    With the ninja so far you are on for a near silent system (you will just about hear the 8800)

    With the stock cooler it's going to be pretty noisey I think.

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    DVD, unless you want Lightscribe, get the Samsung SH-203. It's SATA and very fast. Also top drive for writing according to CDFreaks.

    Your GFX card appears to use the standard cooler. Can't therefore understand why you'd pay extra for a tiddly OC that every card should reach. Why not get the Scan and save £50, or pay £40 more and get the Gainward Ultra? Alternatively get on Today Only and get the OC2 version, with a worthwhile OC, for £4, if you're nervous (or the Scan which is going for ~£290).

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    DVD, unless you want Lightscribe, get the Samsung SH-203. It's SATA and very fast. Also top drive for writing according to CDFreaks.

    Your GFX card appears to use the standard cooler. Can't therefore understand why you'd pay extra for a tiddly OC that every card should reach. Why not get the Scan and save £50, or pay £40 more and get the Gainward Ultra? Alternatively get on Today Only and get the OC2 version, with a worthwhile OC, for £4, if you're nervous (or the Scan which is going for ~£290).
    Do you mean this card?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=611289

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by robtotheb View Post
    Do you mean this card?
    scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=611289
    That's a good buy, the ScanFX cards are simply OEM XFX cards (according to another thread on Hexus), so they'll perform really well. Hadn't noticed the ScanFX cards until now.

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Considering only 12 month warranty I would think twice over it. Gainward usually 36 month, evga and BFG lifetime. So all of them are quite sure about their products - only thing is BFG and EVGA after first year you need to send your card abroad.
    Anyway seeing lots of problems with GPU sold as overclocked I would go for standard clocks.

    Most of the time all GPU are all right but this would be most expensive bit in your system - need most of your attention

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    True, the EVGA/BFG Warranties are fairly tasty on a high end card. Get the OC2 on Today Only then.

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    True, the EVGA/BFG Warranties are fairly tasty on a high end card. Get the OC2 on Today Only then.
    What is OC2?

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    OC stands for overclocked
    here is the OC2 GTX from BFG scan link

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    And Today Only is Scan's bargains - genuine, because they're existing stock. This card is a real bargain on Today Only over its normal price, and with the warranty you can't lose really. But you have to buy before noon tomorrow.

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    Re: £900 to spend on new gaming rig! HELP!

    Asus P5K-E is out of stock at scan... darn

    Is there much of a performance difference between

    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, 4-4-4-12, DHX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=585723

    and

    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849
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