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    An upgradeable Half Life 2 machine

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    SLI nForce4 boards are £150+?

    Ouch.

    As for PSU & Case - Antec, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling etc for PSU, Lian Li make fine light alu cases.

    Silverstone also make top PSUs.

    Would suggest a 450w Enermax Noisetaker or Coolergiant and a Lian Li PC6X series case.

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    well you can get the m/borad for 120 if you are willing to wait a while (komplett) and you can get a leadtek OEM 6600gt for 120 from lowestonweb

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    Quote Originally Posted by alterion
    well you can get the m/borad for 120 if you are willing to wait a while (komplett) and you can get a leadtek OEM 6600gt for 120 from lowestonweb
    dont get the 6600 m8 get a 6800 they can often have the pipes increased from the standard 12 to 16 and then be clocked up2 6800GT levels easily whilst remaining stable in the process!

    and it will only cost an extra £20-£30 ontop of the 6600 price!

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    I agree with Turbo. Definetely get a 6800 gt!!! it will also make a huge difference when you use the SLI on your mobo.

    PSU i would recommend the Tagan TG480-U01 480W Silent PSU (Overclockers have it on special at the moment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaga
    I agree with Turbo. Definetely get a 6800 gt!!! it will also make a huge difference when you use the SLI on your mobo.
    I think Turbo is talking about the vanilla 6800. jfish, have you read all three Hexus SLI articles? They're good for bang/buck comparisons.


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    im gonna get pretty much the same set up as you, apart from a Asus nforce4 instead of gigabite

    if you end up wanting to buy a 6800gt, dont, get two 6600gts, all reviews i have read say they beat 6800ultras when in SLI, and are around the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    if you end up wanting to buy a 6800gt, dont, get two 6600gts, all reviews i have read say they beat 6800ultras when in SLI, and are around the same price.
    Pete
    It's actually more equal to a single 6800gt.
    If you can afford it get a 6800gt now - its more efficient, uses less power and you can bung another one in there next year!

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