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    pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    hi all, i'm a bit of a noob to all of this, i've always bought pre-made computers from pc world before now! i've got a budget of £500 to build a descent spec pc (without monitor). I'll be using it mainly for running Softimage XSI which is a graphics application for modelling and animation and was after some opinions of the spec i have put together. The list below is at £456 so far. thanks


    -Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 SLACR, Kentsfield Core, Socket 775, 2.40 GHz 1066MHz 8MB Cache,

    -650W EZCool Silent SLi pPFC Power Supply PCI-E + SATA AMD & P4 Ready 12cm Silent Fan ATX12v Ready

    -4GB (2x2GB) Super Talent Twin DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15

    -160 GB Hitachi 0Y30006 Deskstar TK160, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ

    -Abit IP-35P, iP35, Socket 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/ 800 MHz, SATA II, ATX

    -NorthQ NQ-2200BLK (Black) Midi Tower Case (w/o PSU)

    -LG GH-20NS15 20xDVD±R, 12xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM,

    -512MB Leadtek 9800 GTX, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 2200MHz, GDDR3, GPU 675MHz, 128 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/HDTV

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    that looks like a pretty good list, however, there are a few things you need to change:

    -Get a power supply with a decent brand name. The cheap ones are notorious for blowing, sometimes damaging other expensive components, i.e. graphics card.
    Id recommend a corsair hx520 or anything made by coolermaster, seasonic, etc, im sure someone else will have some recommendations

    -get some decent memory, im sure you could get a corsair, or crucial equivalent to that super talent memory for a similar price, and ive never heard of super talent before (maybe thats just me)

    -consider getting a hd4850 instead of a 9800gtx. There has been a big fuss about these two cards in the last few weeks, and prices have been dropping significantly. I advise you read some reviews to decide for yourself, although i bet most people here will tell you to get a hd4850

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • intel q6600 G0 @ 3.2ghz cooler: xigmatek hdt s1283
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair DDR2 800mhz 4-4-4-12 DHX
      • Storage:
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      • Graphics card(s):
      • sapphire hd4850 core 700mhz mem 1090mhz
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic s12II 500w
      • Case:
      • sharkoon rebel 9
      • Operating System:
      • Vista home premium 32 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG L194WT
      • Internet:
      • aol 24Mbps - £14.99!!

    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    oh, and if your buying from scan, and it looks like you are, then dont forget to register your hexus account for free shipping

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      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair DDR2 800mhz 4-4-4-12 DHX
      • Storage:
      • samsung 320GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • sapphire hd4850 core 700mhz mem 1090mhz
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic s12II 500w
      • Case:
      • sharkoon rebel 9
      • Operating System:
      • Vista home premium 32 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG L194WT
      • Internet:
      • aol 24Mbps - £14.99!!

    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    and you might want to look at some different cases. I know thats just preference, but you could get more for your money. The antec 300 is supposed to be a decent cheap case, with good cable management etc, but if you just want to save money then my cheap ass case is excellent for the money, a sharkoon rebel 9 economy: i dont have any cuts, and everything is pretty standard screw mounts (nothing to fall apart, lol), and its only £25. (but you need to buy some fans, but cheap a couple of £2 ones will do if it doesnt need to be silent, and if it does you'll have to replace other cases fans anyway)
    Although you can disregard all of this if you really like that case

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    You deffinatly need a decent PSU, that one is awful and scan shouldn't really sell them tut!!

    The corsair as mentioned is a great PSU and more than enough power for your system.

    Everything else looks ok if you are trying to stick to a low budget. Not idea about the case, cooling wise the Antec 300 would be nice for £35.

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    oh, and if your buying from scan, and it looks like you are, then dont forget to register your hexus account for free shipping
    To add to this, if your going to register a Hexus account with SCAN, you need 20 non spam posts to be eligible.

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbedguy View Post
    To add to this, if your going to register a Hexus account with SCAN, you need 20 non spam posts to be eligible.
    Rules have changed now actually, you just need a hexus account

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    Try and go for a Q6700 if you can afford it and if you wont be overclocking?

    The price difference isnt that big and you should make use of the extra power if your running stock

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Rules have changed now actually, you just need a hexus account
    They changed again recently mate

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...0-07-08-a.html

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    Re: pc for £500 to run softimage xsi

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    LOL, well I never.

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