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    Help me blow £4500

    I need suggestions on THE ultimate rig. I have £4500 to spend. It will primarily be used for games.

    *Must include an LCD monitor
    *Must include speakers
    *Must include a pair of headphones
    *Must include a joystick

    Post your rigs please. Thanks.

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    lol, overclocking i presume ?

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    No, im not overclocking.

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    £4.5k you say

    give me ten minutes...........

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    Get a Geforce FX 5900 Ultra!!! Be different lol.

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    i cud blow that on headphone >

    or more moderately the Sennheiser PC150 headset with built in boom mic is £50

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    NEC MultiSync® LCD1980SXBK 19inch AT. 665.00 £

    OR

    NEC MultiSync® LCD2080UXBK 20inch AT. 1,099.00 £

    Dudeeeeeee Please god get one of these lol. They are sooo sick!

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      • Operating System:
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      • 24" LG LCD
      • Internet:
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    Asus PC-DL DELUXE Mainboard Xeon 533mhz £219,92
    2 * Intel Pentium 4 Xeon 3.0 GHz Boxed PC533 £748,30
    2 * Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL DDR-DIMM 1024MB - 509,38
    Asus V9950 GeForce FX 5900 ULTRA 256MB £406,71
    Saitek X45 Digital Joystick & Throttle £75,12
    Logitech Z-680 5.1 Speakers £267,34
    2 * Western Digital Raptor 36,7GB SATA 10000Rpm 8MB cache £224,34
    Maxtor IDE ATA-133 250GB 7200RPM £218,70
    Samsung DVD drive IDE Black £68
    Samsung CD-burner IDE 52x/24x/52x/16x Black design £58,77
    CoolerMaster ATC-201 BXT Black £115
    Sennheiser PXC250 Headphones £90
    Samsung 19" LCD Syncmaster £510,32
    SoundBlaster Audigy2 Platinum EX £175

    Grand Total.....................£3686.58

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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX - £75

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    Coolermaster ATC-110-SX1 Case
    Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra Motherboard
    Pentium 3.2C CPU
    4 x 512mb Mushkin PC3200 Level2 Ram
    4 x Cheetah 15K.3 36.7GB U320 Hard Drives
    Plextor PlexWriter Premium 52x/32x/52x CD-RW
    Pioneer DVR-A06 DVD±RW Writer
    ATI Radeon 9800Pro 256Mb Graphics Card
    M-Audio Revolution 7.1 Sound Card
    Logitech Z-680 5.1 Speakers
    Sennheiser HD600 Headphones
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX Keyboard and Mouse
    Saitek X45 Joystick
    Ratpad GS Mousemat
    Zalman CNPS-7000Cu Heatsink and Fan
    Zalman ZM400A-APF 400W PSU
    LG Electronics L2010P 20" LCD Monitor

    i think that comes under £4.5k (just!)

    what do i win?
    Last edited by fondie; 04-09-2003 at 02:39 AM.

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    just goto www.alienware.co.uk and get their top rig

    best u'll ever get


    Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz 800MHz FSB
    Intel® D875PBZ - Intel 875P Pentium 4 Motherboard
    2GB Corsair XMS DDR SDRAM PC-3200 - 4x512MB
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB
    Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 Platinum 6.1 in black
    Alienware Full-Tower Case (420-Watt PSU)
    Alienware Cable Management System
    AlienIce™ Video Cooling System for Alienware case
    320GB Seagate Barracuda Serial ATA 7200rpm (2x160GB) - RAID 0
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    Plextor Plexwriter Premium 52x32x52 CD-RW - Black
    Intel® PRO/1000 MT Gigabit Desktop Adapter
    Alienware® USB 2.0 256MB Flash Drive
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional

    Total excluding VAT: £2,899.00
    VAT Charge: £518.52
    Estimated Delivery: £64.00
    Total: £3,481.52


    and thats with no monitor

    add in one

    NEC 17" MultiSync® LCD1760NX - Space Black @ £409.00

    and add in some headfones

    Sennheiser HD580 Open-Aire Digitally Compatible Headphones
    £160

    and some speakers

    Creative Inspire™ 6.1 6700 - £100

    grab a saitek cyborg3dgold USB stick for £30

    and the grand total is

    £4180.52 inc.Vat and delivery

    now thats what I call a beast

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      • Internet:
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    (btw u dont want an LCD screen bigger than 17" cos the response times get slow, and u need 20ms or less for games)

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    Anything left over and you can slap stuff like a scanner and printer etc on top too
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    if a smaller monitor is required, then with the money saved, i can get rid of those pathetic logitech speakers and put back in a marantz SR5300 amp and Kef KHT2005.2 speakers, that i originally had in before it went over budget!
    Last edited by fondie; 04-09-2003 at 02:42 PM.

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    well as im a grand under budget there how about i add

    Promise FastTRAK 2000 Controller £130
    3 * Maxtor IDE ATA-133 250GB 7200RPM £656,51

    Giving over 1TB of storage

    and 2 * VapoChill Standalone Premium Edition - Intel (Socket 478) - £668

    For cooling

    ran a few hundred over there, but it'd be worth it

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    he said he wasn't overclocking ^ and mine owns all of yours!

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