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    £1000 burning in my pocket.

    Got £1000 to spend on a new system, but unsure which route to take. I'm hoping for some ideas and links:

    - Case (if ATX) should be aluminium, been looking at the Coolermaster Cavalier at OCUK, not badly priced IMO. No window required.
    - Most probably socket 939, do they do a Shuttle SFF for it?
    - At least 1Gb of ram.
    - Sound is not a priority....onboard would do.
    - No need for lights, mods or watercooling.
    - If the mobo is AGP, then no graphics card required, as I have a FX5900 Ultra here. Obviously if its a SFF, then I'd probably opted for a X800.

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    I know there's always something new around the corner, but I'd say wait. Why? PCI Express. Although you could be waiting forever, think about how long AGP has been used in computer systems. If you wait just a bit, you'll be able to get a Socket 939 CPU and motherboard at a lower price, with a PCI Express graphics card.

    If you really can't wait, then I would recommend a Socket 939 CPU, since it's fast with games, and you can upgrade the CPU in the future (whereas Socket 754 is becoming the budget socket). For the graphics card, I would recommend the Geforce 6800s over the X800s. At the moment they seem pretty close together, but the 6800 has the more advanced features on it, meaning it should run better than the X800 in the future.
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    I've put a couple of these together recently, AMD64, SFF, Socket 939 & very very nice!
    Last edited by 0iD; 05-09-2004 at 06:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    I've put a couple of these together recently, AMD64, SFF, Socket 939 & very very nice!
    Hmmmm....just what I want really. Is it noisy? (I see it comes with a SilentX PSU already).

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._Cases_35.html

    the top case on here, go for that one

    that was on the via stand at ects, and if i was getting a new case right now i would get one, it was pretty darn cool

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    hang on, thats the savrow sr-71/globalwin YCC-61F1-B in (not so much of a) disguise.

    think its slightly cheaper.

    edit: the savrow one is cheaper and comes with 2 fans.
    Last edited by iMc; 05-09-2004 at 07:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._Cases_35.html

    the top case on here, go for that one

    that was on the via stand at ects, and if i was getting a new case right now i would get one, it was pretty darn cool
    Nah....find that very ugly TBH.....

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    it looks MUCH better in reality ask anyone who saw it, they will say the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus
    Hmmmm....just what I want really. Is it noisy? (I see it comes with a SilentX PSU already).
    They're pretty quiet, std shuttle hum s'all & that's barely audible.
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    When I say go, both walk in the opposite direction for 10 paces, draw handbags, then bitch-slap each other!

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