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    Question Please help on final spec

    Ok guys,

    I've got a budget of £700 for a pc. I need it for gaming and vmware sessions for my studies when i'm not playing games ! I already have a 17" CRT, but need everything else.

    This is what i'm looking at getting from OcUK:

    AMD Athlon 64 2800 (Socket 754) - OEM (CP-085-AM) £82.00
    Asus K8N-E Deluxe nForce3 (Socket 754) Motherboard (MB-065-AS) £75.00
    OcUK Value Floppy Drive - Black (HD-001-OK) £6.50
    NEC ND3500 16x DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-021-**) £52.60
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL) £99.95
    Zalman CNPS7000B-Alcu Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-008-ZA) £24.50
    Antec SLK3700BQE Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 350W SmartPower PSU (CA-011-AN) £53.00
    Samsung SpinPoint P SP0812C 80GB SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-010-SA) £43.00
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC) £5.75
    OcUK ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (XR98-C3) (GX-005-OK) £109.95

    Total: £648.90

    Now i'm not sure if i should go with the XFX GeForce 6800, which would bring the total to £695.90, or get a A64 3000+ instead. Please also comment on the case/psu and general "quietness" of the components (is the GPU fan noisy ?).

    Your expert advice will be greatly appreciated !

    Thanks guys !

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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
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      • Virgin Media Cable
    I'd have thought that getting the 6800 would make more sense; likely to have more of an impact in most games than a relativelt minor speed bump to your CPU.

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
      • Storage:
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      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
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    The 6800 will outperform a 9800pro and as its not much more go for it.

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    The 6800 will make more of an impact on performance than a new CPU.
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