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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Not around too often!

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    You can see what I mean about the fans here in the review menthel posted
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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    LOL... are you sure you two are not psychicly connected...

    Will give that review a read

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    So should I buy another 9800gtx for SLi?
    Sorry, just checked out your 'My system'. I hope you got your PNY from Play using quidco like I did a couple of months ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    I am going to keep case, GPU, PSU for nehalem. So I don't mind splashing out on them

    Its only really the cpu, ram and mobo that needs to be cheap. Mobo is IP35-E and ram is 2gb corsair, can't go much wrong there... its the cpu I am undecided about... E2220/E7200/Q6600
    In that case, I think you've selected the right components. I would look for a bundle as you may be able to get similar components cheaper. The CPU choice depends on what you use your PC for and if you will use it after your future upgrade. I would get the the Q6600 and overclock it if it is within your budget as the quad core will be more versatile, especially if you plan on using this PC in the future. I don't think it is worth getting the E2220 as the performance increase over a 4400X2 would be fairly limited and you will also be upgrading the mobo.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Well I only get 9000 3d marks... its fairly slow, it needs reformating anyway... case has poor airflow causing very high temps. I was going to make a NAS, but I can just convert this into one instead...

    I think I am going for the E2220 instead...
    Looking at your current spec you would be better off delaying an upgrade until Nehalem comes out in Q3/Q4 or getting a high end PC now and upgrading in 2 years or however long your upgrade cycle is.

    If general performance is slow, try re-installing windows, defragging the hard disk and any number of other methods for improving windows performance.

    Assuming your Nehalem PC will be high spec, you could try buying a Velociraptor hard drive. This would provide a noticable improvement in performance and can be used in a future PC. The raptors also hold their value fairly well in comparison to other IT products as they are fairly unique and are not updated as often as other components.

    If it's gaming performance you're after, wait until the new graphics cards from Nvidia and ATI are released in June. Then either get a cheaper 9800 GTX and run in SLI or sell your existing card and upgrade to one of the newer generation cards.

    Either option will provide a noticable improvement for £150-£200 and can be transferred to your Nehalem build. IMO this is better than spending £150 on CPU, memory and mobo and having 2 redundant PCs after 6 months.

    Of course SLI may require a better PSU but if it's performance you're after...

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    maybe if moogle posted more pics I will be convinced
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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Sim is always trying to entice everyone into posting pics, by the way you are quite busy at the moment, building this and the HTPC, by the way I wanna see pics when its finished!....Please.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Please post topless pics too... if you are a woman

    I will start all my PC projects next week, I will make a thread with pics

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    Well in the end I decided to order the Antec 1200... I want a really big case this time!
    If things go wrong I blame moogle

    EDIT: its quite funny looking at my pc spec now...
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    2.5TB Hard drive
    Enermax Modular PSU (well I haven't orderd this yet, but i suspect my current psu won't have long enough cables)
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    crap cpu, crap ram, crap mobo

    Usually its the other way around
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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    why dont you look at some lian li cases. they are brilliant and if you want a huge case get a pc a70 case. a bit expensive but you can use that case for nehalem as it provides better cooling then the antec ones




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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

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    Please post topless pics too... if you are a woman
    Can you top that with something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    I will start all my PC projects next week, I will make a thread with pics
    Can't wait mate, good luck on your builds. Good choice on the PSU, Blitzen usually recommends the Enermax, have one of the Enermax Liberty, 400W, brilliant.

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    why dont you look at some lian li cases. they are brilliant and if you want a huge case get a pc a70 case. a bit expensive but you can use that case for nehalem as it provides better cooling then the antec ones
    That looks like a nice case! I doubt it would be better cooling than the 1200 though, unless you spend £50 on fans

    Well I have ordered the 1200 now anyway.

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    If I went the C2D route I would have to buy a new OS too... forgot to price that in... but I can get that cheap while I am technically still a student... hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    If I went the C2D route I would have to buy a new OS too... forgot to price that in... but I can get that cheap while I am technically still a student... hmmm
    Can you not get it free? We always could and I thought they made it so everyone could this year.

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    That looks like a nice case! I doubt it would be better cooling than the 1200 though, unless you spend £50 on fans

    Well I have ordered the 1200 now anyway.
    fans come with it and they push nice air hehe.

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    Re: Cheap PC until Nehalem

    How? I don't think I can...

    I was thinking about going for this.
    But its an upgrade, not sure why they don't sell cheap standalone one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    fans come with it and they push nice air hehe.
    really... its a nice case but I think I will stick with the 1200... I like the cable management the antecs can do.

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