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    1k box

    Hi there people.

    Today's challenge: Make a mate a rig ~1k (Bellow preferred)

    Preferences:
    Case: Clear or at least can see components inside.
    Ram: Hopefully 1gig
    CPU: Preference is AMD64, heatsink will be required. Faster the better
    Mobo: I'm a bit rusty atm regarding AMD64 spec, what's the recommended chipset these days?
    PSU: Sufficient for specified rig.
    HDD: 160x2 ?
    Optical: DVD-RW
    GFX: 9800Pro? (Hopefully this will be a 3D box / HL2 capable machine )

    Basically I'm asking as my AMD64 knowledge is quite limited at this time. The friend that's in need of this advice is not really an "overclocker" per se; this rig will be left stock speeds.

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    • tfboy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X470 Gaming Plus
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX)
      • Storage:
      • 512GB Crucial SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 560 Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair RM 650W
      • Case:
      • CM Silencio 550
      • Operating System:
      • W10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP LP2475w + Dell 2001FP
      • Internet:
      • VM 350Mb
    Hmm.

    This sounds very familiar

    How desperate is he? Is it a buy tomorrow / build this weekend or can he wait till after xmas when the nforce 4 motherboards will be more freely available at presumably a post pre-xmas-rush price

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfboy
    Hmm.

    This sounds very familiar

    How desperate is he? Is it a buy tomorrow / build this weekend or can he wait till after xmas when the nforce 4 motherboards will be more freely available at presumably a post pre-xmas-rush price
    Will get back to you on timescale as soon as I can find out.

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    All from overclockers.co.uk

    Akasa Clear UV Reactive Acrylic ATX Case (CA-002-AK)
    £81.25 £81.25
    Antec NeoPower 480W PSU (CA-022-AN)
    £70.95 £70.95
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (CP-096-AM) (CP-096-AM)
    £90.75 £90.75
    MSI NX6800GT-TD256 GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (GX-026-MS)
    £239.50 £239.50
    Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC4000 Ballistix Dual Channel Kit (MY-041-CR)
    £154.95 £154.95
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200GB SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-016-SE)
    £71.95 £71.95
    NEC ND3500 16x DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-012-NE)
    £38.70 £38.70
    Asus A8V Rev.2 Deluxe (Socket 939) Motherboard (MB-083-AS)
    £66.50 £66.50
    Subtotal £814.55
    VAT £142.55
    Total £957.10
    Should be a very nice system. Although I don't really like those acrylic cases, personal preference I suppose. That Athlon 3000+ should overclock nicely.
    Main Rig: LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D | AMD Opteron 165@2.65Ghz | 2GB TwinMoss DDR PC3200 | GeForce 8800GT 512MB | 2*500GB Seagate 7200.10 | Antec P182 case
    Shuttle Rig: Shuttle SN41G2B | Sempron 2200+ | 1GB NANYA DDR PC3200 | ATi Radeon 9600 128MB | 2*320GB Seagate 7200.8
    HTPC: Abit Abit AN-M2HD | Athlon X2 BE-2400 | 2GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-5300 | 500GB Seagate 7200.11 | Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT | Antec Fusion Black HTPC Case


    Furton.NET Coming soon!

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    With 1k you'd better get a 6800GT or X800Pro, I wouldnt settle for anything less than a 6800nu with that much cash

    You could probably get a nice 17" tft too

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    Does it need a screen and kb/mouse etc?
    .: Predator :.


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    • Wam7's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X79 Sabertooth
      • CPU:
      • I7 3930K @ 4.9 Ghz 24/7
      • Memory:
      • 24GB Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 240 GB 2x 3TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX670 & GT430
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster M2 Pro 1000W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF-X
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 Ultimate x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Tri monitor - 27" Iiyama 2x Dell 19"
      • Internet:
      • VirginMedia 120Mb
    For the DVD-RW either the NEC3500 or Pioneer 108. I lean towards the NEC3500 plus it's cheaper

    For the hard drives the Maxtor plus 10's are good but any from the main brands should do the job well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    Does it need a screen and kb/mouse etc?
    Nah, already got all that.


    ATi would be the preferred GFX

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    • Mblaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS PK5 Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500K
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Intel X25 SSD + WD 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP w2207 (22" wide)
      • Internet:
      • Rubbish ADSL
    All from komplett.co.uk

    Case: AC Ryan Acrylic Case - Clear Midi Case - £73
    Ram: Corsair Value S. PC3200 DDR-DIMM 1024MB matched (2x512MB) - £112.95
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz Socket 939, 512KB cache, BOXED - £190
    Mobo: Abit AV8-3rd Eye Mainboard for S939 KT800PRO - £84.49
    PSU: Antec NEO480GB 480-Watt PSU - £88.99
    HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 160GB S-ATA 8MB cache 7200RPM x2 - £132
    Optical: NEC DVD-recorder ND-3500A IDE Silver Bulk,DVD+R/+RW/DVD-R/-RW (Dual layer) - £45
    GFX: PowerColor Radeon X800PRO 256MB GDDR3 AGP,ATI X800PRO,Tv-Out/DVI, Retail - £279

    Total - £1005.43 inc. VAT (+ about £10 for shipping)

    Slightly over budget, but i'm sure he could stretch for about £20
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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    • oralpain's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI "Blood Iron" P35-T2RL
      • CPU:
      • Intel Pentium E2140 @ 400x8 (3.2GHz), 1.375v
      • Memory:
      • Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 CL4 @ 500MHz (DDR 1000), 4-4-4-12-T2, 2.3v
      • Storage:
      • 2x Seagate ST3250410AS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • NVIDIA 8800GTS (G92) 512 @ 783MHz core, 1836MHz shader, 1053Mhz memory, stock cooling 70% fan speed
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic SS-500GB
      • Case:
      • Antec P182, with some small modifications
      • Monitor(s):
      • ASUS VW222U
      • Internet:
      • Time Warner "Road Runner" Cable - 16 megabit downstream, 1 megabit upstream
    ATi has a serious defincency of cards in the upper mid-range. Anything in between the 9800pro and X800XT is where NVIDIA is faster for the money.

    A x800pro wouldn't be bad, esp for HL2, but it will be inferior to a 6800Gt of pritty much everything esle.

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    I would have thought you could definitly get a nice, fast 17" TFT in there with that budget

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    PCWorld in Ayr was doing the Jeantech clear acrylic for £40 today when I popped in bargain hunting after picking some stuff up from Kustom PC's.
    Maybe your local one is too?

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