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    What to do with extra £30????

    hi, this is my spec so far;
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    I have an extra £30 to spend but can't figure out what to spend it on, don't want a different CPU cooler but any other change advice will be appreciated.
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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Could you save up another pay cheque? That thing is crying out for an 8800GTX.

    But at the least, ideally get the GTS with the more ram, rather than the 320mb version.

    Also, if you don't have 4 gig of RAM, then you would probably want to get that, if you are going to be using Vista 64.

    Another option could be a nice CPU cooler, incase you where planning on just using the stock one.

    Another option could be a different case and then a bunch of custom chosen case fans.

    And lastly, perhaps a nice mouse for gamers - if you are a gamer?

    I personally though, would have getting an 8800GTX instead of the GTS, as a major priority. It would really do justice to that Q6600. The GTS is good, but the GTX is very good, and is a better match for a Q6600.

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Get a 500gb spinpoint?

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Second hard disk is well worth having if you haven't got one already. Its good to back important stuff onto. Or just to store most of your data to keep your main disk clear and fast.

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobat View Post
    Second hard disk is well worth having if you haven't got one already. Its good to back important stuff onto. Or just to store most of your data to keep your main disk clear and fast.
    Sounds like a good idea, thanks, any ideas on which Hard drive???
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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Beer?

    New mouse / keyboard?

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    charity?

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    I'd get a 500GB Western digital AAKS.

    Best hard drives i've ever had. Hitachi bad! lol

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Hard drives I Swear by western digitals, raptors and the bog standard ones!
    Seagate are good, and samsungs from what I remember are usually the most quiet. Id just stay away from maxtor myself!

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    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.

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Quote Originally Posted by pompalomp View Post
    hi, this is my spec so far;
    Corsair 520w
    BFG 320gb 8800gts
    antec nine hundred ( Maybe get a better case)
    hitach 320gb (bigger/better hard drive)
    Q6600
    crucial ballistix pc2 6400 ( maybe more/better RAM)
    Asus p5k-e wifi
    Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System Black 17W RMS
    Samsung SH-S203/BEBN 20x DVD±R (maybe a second?)
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit OEM (DVD)
    Tuniq tower 120

    I have an extra £30 to spend but can't figure out what to spend it on, don't want a different CPU cooler but any other change advice will be appreciated.
    I was gonna suggest a 640MB GTS but you seem to have enough with that 8800 320gb!!

    Point of view or BFG 8800GTS 640MB for £219!
    My Rig - 2x Dell 24" 2407WFP A04 / Fractal Define XL / Asus P5K-E / Q6600 G0 @ 3.0Ghz - AF7 / 4GB Corsair RAM / 520W Corsair PSU / 4890PCS+ / 8TB HDD

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    TBH It really depends on what you are doing. Are you a Gamer?

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Yeah i am, gaming, watching dvd's and working
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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Then a nice quiet drive's are a must optical and hard drive's

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    Quote Originally Posted by rastamanblues View Post
    Hard drives I Swear by western digitals, raptors and the bog standard ones!
    Seagate are good, and samsungs from what I remember are usually the most quiet. Id just stay away from maxtor myself!
    That quote sums up what I think about hard drives really.

    I would definitely think about that graphics card though. Like I said, that 8800GTS (320mb version), is still a really nice card. But I think if you got the 640 mb one, or ideally... the 8800GTX instead, you would really be glad you did. That 320mb GTS might be enough if you don't play at a high resolution? But, its just that you have a Q6600, so if you matched that up with a better graphics card, it would really set you up well for the future! I think once games like Crysis, UT2k7, and Alan Wake start getting released... our graphics cards are going to seem really important.

    My 8800GTX does a great job in most games, but there are a couple of games where my PC struggles. I get quite low fps in Two Worlds, and FSX brings my PC to its knees. If I had a Q6600 instead of this E6600, I think it would probably be quite a bit better. But anyway, my point is that even with an 8800GTX, you aren't garaunteed perfection. So you need to give your PC the best possible chance! And its only going to get more of a struggle to keep up, once this next generation of games reach us.

    But yeah, if you just don't want a different card, then get a nice Western Digi hard disk as a secondary disk Backup all your important data on to it, and use it to store all your stuff like movies, MP3's, or whatever. And then your main disk can just have Windows and whatever games you are playing on it.

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    Re: What to do with extra £30????

    thanks everyone
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