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    Re: New Build Advice.




    So after a few changes, thats how my new setup looks, just got to wait for the gfx card and the psu to come into stock, which hopefully shouldnt take too long.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Just a few recommendations:

    The AC Freezer 7 Pro can get pretty noisy, check out the...
    - Xigmatek HDT-S1283 ~ £22.27

    Change the DVD/CD drive to a Samsung, they're the best around at the minute...
    - Samsung SH-S223F/BEBE ~ £15.09

    Pre-overclocked graphics cards are a huge waste of money when you can just do it yourself using nVidia's software...
    - 1GB Leadtek GTX 280 ~ £244.11

    £50 for 170MHz is quite frankly a joke so get the E8500, you'll notice no difference what so ever...
    - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 ~ £131.47

    £130 is a rip off for a 1TB drive when the Samsung F1 is as good as it is...
    - 1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint F1 ~ £81.89

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    I've heard the samsung hdd's are really unreliable, and the seagate ones arent much better.
    But when it comes to the gfx card i'd rather have it pre-oc'd just for conveniance and warranty. Which is why I chose the BFG.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    For near enough £100 extra though.. got to question the bangs for bucks. Did you say what resolution you want to play at. Because the standard 280 will not miss a beat at 1920 x 1200.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    I havent really played any recent recent games, besides Age of Conan, which this setup could barely handle. So I don't really know what res's I'd be looking to run with the 280.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Well it will be governed by your monitor size, so what it that?

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Really if you want to spend £330 on a graphics card then you should be looking at the 4870X2 kicks the pants off the 280GTX if your not getting a 4870X2 then just get a stock clocked 280GTX spending almost £100 for a very small performance gain is insane.

    I also agree with Nightshadow getting the E8500 makes much more sense.

    Finally as Staffsmike suggested at the start 2x 640GB WD AAKS will be a better option than a single 1TB drive in my opinion and ~£30 cheaper

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Hmm, like i said before i havent got a clue when it comes to ATI, though is it worth it going for the 4870X2? However is £299.50 more reasonable for one of the 280's?

    Oh and I have a 19" Samsung LCD Monitor, which i wouldnt mind Replacing for a 22-24" The monitor isnt as desperate in need or replacing now.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Well 22" doesn't need anything more than a 260GTX really, 280 will last god knows how long at that resolution (1680 x 1050). 24" (1920 x 1200) need's little more than a stock clocked 280GTX. Spending £60.. £100 more on an overclocked edition isn't really worth it. If the card is going to die it will either be right at the start when you have warranty anyway or a few years down the line when you will probably change it anyway.

    No need for a HD4870X2 at those resoltuions. 30" screens are the only real reason for that card.

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    Re: New Build Advice.




    Apart from the gfx card think i'm bout sorted with this now?

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Use the today only page I think you have missed some cheaper prices. www.scan.co.uk/todayonly

    The motherboard, though alright is a bit basic. The PRO would be better, the -E even better than that.

    I like the DFI myself though.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Thanks for the tip on the today only, got it to... Total: £904.57.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    7 more constructive posts here will earn you free delivery from them as well, if you didn't already know.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Ah cool, a friend had mentioned something like that before.

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    By constructive, what counts as constructive?

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    Re: New Build Advice.

    Not spamming just to get 20 posts lol Everything so far is fine i'm sure.

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