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    The final choice of doom?

    Say i have a £500 rough maximum for mobo, ram, cpu, gpu, is this a good rig?

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-111-AM) 1
    £113.95 £113.95
    Asus A8V Rev.2 Deluxe (Socket 939) Motherboard (MB-083-AS) 1
    £63.50 £63.50
    Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200XL Platinum TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-049-CS) 1
    £149.95 £149.95
    XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (AGP) - Retail (PVT43A-NDF7) (GX-024-XF) 1
    £124.95 £124.95
    Subtotal £452.35
    Shipping (Amtrak Next Day (Mon-Fri) - UK Mainland) £8.50
    VAT £80.65
    Total £541.50

    I know the GPU isnt the best i can buy, but as im pushed for cash...should be a fairly nice rig right? For the normal web browsing...DUAL CRT using, average use gamer? Right?

    Come to think of it ill need a heatsink cos its the OEM CPU, what can people recommend? £30 max. A Zalman copper one any good? Are these prices any cheaper anywhere other than OcUK?

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    I would personally go for the 6800 which is only a tad more expensive but has the possibilty of unlocking more pipelines.

    Otherwise a great rig.
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    Check out ebay for the GPU u might be able to get one new for under £149 (which is the price u'll pay with OCuk with VAT) It's one of those BFG ones that went for a ton at PCW.

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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
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      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
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      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb
    I'd think about waiting for the new ATI 800s to hit town unless I was desperate.

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