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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Unless you're desparate to buy now, I'd wait a couple of weeks to see what happens to 8800GTS prices, in the face of nVidia's upcoming additions to the range - you'll notice that they're already dropping in price (I saw £150 inc. from Scan in another thread, which is cheaper than I've seen them to date).

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Agreed with the 4GB of ram, for 64bit its generally a must I think. 2GB might be pushing it if your using it for gaming etc.

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    If you are getting windows 64bit, pair it with 4Gig of RAM.

    and the 8800GTS 320Mb has been an amazing card for the last year, but its coming up to refresh time, and nvidia will be releasing the next gen of cards. Things will be getting faster/cheaper and the next couple of months. Tis a tricky time to get a graphics card. Also, World in Conflict has shown that new games are going to be memory hogs, at high settings the 320Mb card ran out of memory, slowing it drastically. I would say 512Mb is minimum for an enthusiast card right now.

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    AAKS is the quietest drive i've ever had. Silent just about does it justice. I won't have anything else now unless I hear it in operation first lol.
    Signed. An AAKS with the os on the outside edge will actually beat a raptor, and cost a whole lot less €/Gb

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Quote Originally Posted by daveharnett View Post
    Signed. An AAKS with the os on the outside edge will actually beat a raptor, and cost a whole lot less €/Gb
    Talking nonsense now. My raptors still beat my 500GB AAKS, but they are *very* loud in contrast to the AAKS. Still, they perform well for 7,200 RPM disks, and would be more than enough for the majority of the people.
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