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    I want to build but have very little spare cash. Would apreciate your feedback and thoughts on the following - will it work and is it worth the bother. Thanks in advance to any contributors.

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    256MB XFX 8600GT Fatal1ty, PCI-E, Mem 1700MHz GDDR3, GPU 620MHz, 32 Streams, 2x DL DVI-I/HDTV £68.10 £80.02

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    Short of cash as I sai, so no case or power supply yet.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Looks fine but for the graphics card the ATI 3850 would be a better option or for £209 more a 9600GT.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Quote Originally Posted by mrt9888 View Post
    Looks fine but for the graphics card the ATI 3850 would be a better option or for £209 more a 9600GT.
    Dont you mean £29 more?

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Do you really really need 2 DVD drives?
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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    IP35 Dark Raider is a £3 more (when it is on today only)... go for that instead

    The graphics card is not really great, but in your budget you can't really get a good gaming card. Do you plan on using this for gaming? If you don't then a cheaper card would do the job.

    Why two DVD writers?

    The rest is ok.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Thanks for the responses people.

    2 dvd drives so I can bunr from one to the other without using the HDD, is that not faster than using the HDD?

    I'd like to use it for gaming, nothing intense, only IL2 1946 and its supposed replacement BoB when it comes out.

    So the bits will all work togther, but will this set up be giving me more for my money than buying a ready built system? Still want to build but money is tight, if its no better than pre built then I may well hold off and try to save some more pennies.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    I might suggest this graphics card for an extra fiver: ATI HD 3850 Pro 256MB GDDR3 Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer Much better bang for buck.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Yup... go for a 3850pro... its not that much more

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Go for the e6750?

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    i know your budget is tight but id say save up an extra £20-£30 and get a nice bfg 9600GT, way better and isnt much more expensive for what you get.

    Everything looks fine except as sim said, dark raider is only £3 more and worth it.

    Dvd drive, id say get this one Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK i believe its faster (12x dl instead of 8x) and is cheaper, today only and its @ 12.91 bargin.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Quote Originally Posted by ^Griffin^ View Post
    2 dvd drives so I can bunr from one to the other without using the HDD, is that not faster than using the HDD?
    It is, but can't say I've ever been in that much of a rush to burn a disk tbh

    Stil, your PC, you can have what you want. But you can save on one drive & spend the cash elsewhere
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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    It is, but can't say I've ever been in that much of a rush to burn a disk tbh

    Stil, your PC, you can have what you want. But you can save on one drive & spend the cash elsewhere
    I actually find I get more coasters doing it disc to disc on the fly than I do reading it to the hard drive first and then back onto the CD. The only reason I have 2 optical drives in my PC is because I've lost the bay covers for my case, so I thought I'd put my old DVD Writer in along side my new current one.

    A certain amount of the data when copying that way goes to the hard drive anywya because the cache on the drives isn't man enough to handle the amount of data on a CD on it's own, although that said with burn proof that problem isn't such a big a deal as it used to be.

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    if you are on a budget why not save a bit of money and go for the E2160. You can overclock it to pretty much the same speed as the E2220

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Also both don't have to be burners, one can be read-only. May save you a few quid.

    I presume you also already have an OS as this will also be a significant amount

    Add the cost of a case, PSU and cooler for the CPU and then compasre to what you can get ready-made

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* - Ebuyer

    This is a good deal on a case and PSU. PSU actually has some good feedback if you read up on it.

    I also second the HD 3850 at that price. Not a bad card if you don't mind skimping on AA for some new games. It will still play them a decent levels.

    The E2160 isn't a bad idea either. You will likely be able to clock it close to 3Ghz very easily on that board.

    If you check out My System you'll see I was on a budget and thinking along very similar lines to you a couple of months back. Oh, and yes, it is worth it!

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    Re: will it and is it worth it

    Quote Originally Posted by dc72 View Post
    Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* - Ebuyer

    This is a good deal on a case and PSU. PSU actually has some good feedback if you read up on it.

    I also second the HD 3850 at that price. Not a bad card if you don't mind skimping on AA for some new games. It will still play them a decent levels.

    The E2160 isn't a bad idea either. You will likely be able to clock it close to 3Ghz very easily on that board.

    If you check out My System you'll see I was on a budget and thinking along very similar lines to you a couple of months back. Oh, and yes, it is worth it!
    I have just done a build for someone using that.
    The case is good for a lower-mid spec aswell. Loads of connectors too.

    For £40 you cant beat that.

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