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    Question My PC build during the summer :)

    Going to build a new pc, tell me what you think or if you recommend something else.


    (the video card will be bought separately from ebuyer.co.uk)

    Total price = £1044.63

    Thanks.

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    • YorkieBen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3R
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    Id spend a bit mroe and get the a8n sli premium simply becuase it has a silent nforce chipset cooling system rather than a horrid 40mm fan

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    Here is my attempt for around that price:

    Shuttle XPC SN25P Aluminium Barebones System - AMD 64 £241.60

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - OEM £51.95

    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail £204.95

    OcUK ATI Radeon X850 XT PE 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI/CRT (PCI-Express) - £249.95

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus NCQ 160GB ST3160827AS SATA 8MB Cache - OEM £50.95

    Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 Ballistix Dual Channel Kit £104.95

    HP dvd640i Dual Layer 16x LightScribe DVD±RW ReWriter - Retail (CD-000-HP) £42.60
    Subtotal £946.95
    VAT £165.72
    Total £1,112.67

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    • oralpain's system
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    Get rid of Power DVD, use media player classic.

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    when did they mention power dvd
    Rig: Amd 64 3700+ San Diego | Abit AT8 | 4x512 Corsair XMS3200C2PRO | PowerColour X850XTPE / Arctic Cooled | Samsung Spinpoint 250Gig | Enermax NoiseTake 485w | Arctic Freezer 64 Pro | Coolermaster Wavemaster Silver | Dell 2405FPW | Logitech G5 / Everglide Destrukt Monstermat |

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen
    Id spend a bit mroe and get the a8n sli premium simply becuase it has a silent nforce chipset cooling system rather than a horrid 40mm fan
    Is this "silent nforce chipset cooling system" active or passive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    Here is my attempt for around that price:

    Shuttle XPC SN25P Aluminium Barebones System - AMD 64 £241.60

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - OEM £51.95

    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail £204.95

    OcUK ATI Radeon X850 XT PE 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI/CRT (PCI-Express) - £249.95

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus NCQ 160GB ST3160827AS SATA 8MB Cache - OEM £50.95

    Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 Ballistix Dual Channel Kit £104.95

    HP dvd640i Dual Layer 16x LightScribe DVD±RW ReWriter - Retail (CD-000-HP) £42.60
    Subtotal £946.95
    VAT £165.72
    Total £1,112.67
    lol, I already have a shuttle and so I thought that a midi tower/atx would offer more performance for your money

    Quote Originally Posted by oralpain
    Get rid of Power DVD, use media player classic.
    What do you mean media player? windows media player? Don't you need separate software so that you can play dvds?

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    yeah like xvid codecs, divx codecs, all these packs Hassle if u cant be assed. Get a version of your m8 or something
    Rig: Amd 64 3700+ San Diego | Abit AT8 | 4x512 Corsair XMS3200C2PRO | PowerColour X850XTPE / Arctic Cooled | Samsung Spinpoint 250Gig | Enermax NoiseTake 485w | Arctic Freezer 64 Pro | Coolermaster Wavemaster Silver | Dell 2405FPW | Logitech G5 / Everglide Destrukt Monstermat |

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    I might as well........it is only £2

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunknmunky
    lol, I already have a shuttle and so I thought that a midi tower/atx would offer more performance for your money
    Just got my first one having come from building midi towers. How exactly does it offer better performance, cheaper? I suppose overclocking is limited, but when you keep things at stock they seem like a great option to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    Just got my first one having come from building midi towers. How exactly does it offer better performance, cheaper? I suppose overclocking is limited, but when you keep things at stock they seem like a great option to me.
    Maybe I should have phrased it differently.What I mean is, it does limit you a lot with performance. For example, you try overloading your SN25P with 3 raptors, a 7800gtx, and an fx57. Your shuttle's 350W would probably blow up

    This is my opinion and you can criticise it but taking the midi tower route seems like the best option for me as I'm not limited for space.

    Also, shuttle's limit your choice of components, for example try fitting an bigass vga cooler such as an arctic cooler into the G5 chassis :/ I did it (with the Zalman VF700-Cu on my 6600gt) with the help of a massive hole in the case.
    Last edited by drunknmunky; 04-07-2005 at 12:38 AM.

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    Tbh I think your paying over the odds for a graphics card that won't perform much better than a cheaper version with an Arctic Cooler fitted - little effort for a big financial gain.

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    like what card for example Rogue, X800 XL with artic cooler?
    Rig: Amd 64 3700+ San Diego | Abit AT8 | 4x512 Corsair XMS3200C2PRO | PowerColour X850XTPE / Arctic Cooled | Samsung Spinpoint 250Gig | Enermax NoiseTake 485w | Arctic Freezer 64 Pro | Coolermaster Wavemaster Silver | Dell 2405FPW | Logitech G5 / Everglide Destrukt Monstermat |

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    You will get better overclocking and cooling options with a mid-tower than a Shuttle but you'll be losing some transportability. That's why I have more than one computer.

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    Yea well there's that option to hit XT speeds but I meant that that particular card was quite pricey when you get sub £300 XT cards which can clock higher with an Arctic Cooler.

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