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    Help With New Design

    Building my mate a PC.

    He's got a 19" monitor already that's fine.

    For £658 all from Dabs so far for starters
    prices are rough I'm at work! From memory:

    WINDOWED CASE DABS VALUE £38
    ASUS P4P800 DELUXE £48
    P4 2.8GHZ £130
    512MB PC 3200 RAM £52
    80GB MAXTOR HARD DRIVE £60
    6800GT PNY £290
    DVD16X PLUS CDRW
    Any recommendations?
    DIFF M/B? etc

    Try to stick at price reducing it wherever poss.

    and please don't stick to Dabs.com!
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    Well, can I recomend a change from the "ASUS P4P800 DELUXE" to the Abit IC7 MAX 3! is that 80 gig SATA?

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    re: "Well, can I recomend a change from the "ASUS P4P800 DELUXE"

    THE best P4 (Northwood) board ever made is the v2 of the ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe, so if I was recommending a mobo change, that would be it (or the non-Deluxe, non-E version of the P4C if he wanted to save a few pennies; or if money really is the issue, stick with what he has - the P4P800 is a decent enough board at a good price.) All in all, the ABIT or the ASUS will do (I should know, I've owned enough product from both of them over the years - oh my wallet!)

    As regards the rest: get a 120/160GB drive. They are much larger and only cost a tiny bit more. And if I was going to spend dough on a PNY 6800GT (which I did!) I'd say that you want two sticks of 512 (for 1G total) in there running dual-channel. Games these days like RAM. Again, swap the CDRW for a DVD-RW, they are also dirt cheap, so not worth penny-pinching over.

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    I had a Asus delux... And a gigy 8knxp... now I have a ABIT IC7 MAX! They were the best of the best of each companys offer.... My abit gives me higher benchmarks then the rest, and it also overclocks the best as well. Also its rated the best P4 mobo by Maximum PC mag!

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    Theres nothing wrong with the p4p800 imo, and with a minor bios hack you can get PAT enabled and its just as quick as a canterwood board for less money.

    DVD16X PLUS CDRW ???
    why, why not just get a dvdrw.
    Can't really reccomend too many changes atm - but check out ebuyer - I usually find them a bit cheaper than dabs.

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    Ive Actually Got A P4p800 Standard Myself Whats This Bios Hack Thing?
    With My 3.0ghz,1024ram And 6800ultra Will This Help Make It Quicker?

    The Hard Drive Was A Sata Like My 120gb Version

    Overclocking I Aint Got A Clue How!?!?!?!?!??? Id Like Too If I Wouldnt Damage My Processor Or Even Video Card..... Wait Should I Try And Blow Up My 6800 Ultra At £360!! Eeek!

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    Myth Your Machine Spec Rocks! But My Card Is Better Than Yours... Ner Ner!!!
    Seriously Though Im Thinkin Of Upgrading Myself A Few Things (see Above Spec) But I Think Ill Wait Until Pci Express Is More Cheaper And Next Gen Of Cpu Are Out Any Comments???

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    i have caps lock on because at work i design electrical control panels. I use electrical designer that works on top of autoCAD2005. So the text on british standard and euro standard electrical drawings is specified as capitals so all day at work my caps lock is on its just habbit! sorry about your eyes!

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    How about going AMD that would save a bit of money.
    Alternatively you could get AMD 64bit for the same kind of price as that p4 + mobo

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    more questions

    Quote Originally Posted by skattrd
    How about going AMD that would save a bit of money.
    Alternatively you could get AMD 64bit for the same kind of price as that p4 + mobo

    think i got a sig now at bottom. How much better are 64-bit athlon stuff than the 32bit p4's??? whats the diff?
    AMD 4200 laptop with Go 7900GTX and a ASUS P4P 800, 3.0Ghz P4, 2gb RAM, 480 Therm PSU, X1950Pro, Maxtor 7,200 200GB SATA dvdr/w etc plus a girlie blue glowing case! 8meg asdl

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    ps how do i get a picture below my user name? Also should i be playing with computers and loving games at 25 yrs old?!?!?
    AMD 4200 laptop with Go 7900GTX and a ASUS P4P 800, 3.0Ghz P4, 2gb RAM, 480 Therm PSU, X1950Pro, Maxtor 7,200 200GB SATA dvdr/w etc plus a girlie blue glowing case! 8meg asdl

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    Quote Originally Posted by miral78uk
    ps how do i get a picture below my user name? Also should i be playing with computers and loving games at 25 yrs old?!?!?
    For the sig you need 500 posts! Err..

    And why not! 25... 55, whats the diferance! Also you like my sig? Youd love my monitor!!! Or should I say 20.1 inch LCD! ha ha ha ha ha... Whant one? they only coast $1000 US!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    For the sig you need 500 posts! Err..

    And why not! 25... 55, whats the diferance! Also you like my sig? Youd love my monitor!!! Or should I say 20.1 inch LCD! ha ha ha ha ha... Whant one? they only coast $1000 US!
    I was just wondering on my motherboard i have two SATA sockets so if i slaved my dvd drive could i then use 2 hard drives on SATA cause im getting full!
    AMD 4200 laptop with Go 7900GTX and a ASUS P4P 800, 3.0Ghz P4, 2gb RAM, 480 Therm PSU, X1950Pro, Maxtor 7,200 200GB SATA dvdr/w etc plus a girlie blue glowing case! 8meg asdl

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