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    Question Gaming Rig Suggestions

    Seems to quite a lot recently, guess its time of the month. Anyway.

    Budget = 900 quid for base unit

    CPU = 3700 SD = 227 inc | Tekheads.co.uk

    Mobo = Abit AN8 NF4 Ultra PCI-E (Socket 939)= 82 Tekheads.co.uk

    Case = Tsunami dream = 70 | Microdirect

    HD = Maxtor DiamondMax +10 NCQ 7200RPM SATA/150 200GB 8MB Cache = 65 | Tekheads

    PSU = Enermax Noisetaker 600W EG701 AX-VE PSU - SLI Ready = 92 | Tekheads

    GFX =Radeon X850XT Platinum 256MB PCI-E DVI-I VIVO = 278

    RAM = Patriot 1gb Dual Channel Low latency = 97 | Tekheads

    DVD ROM = Sony DDU1615B DVD-ROM 16x OEM Black = 16 | Dabs

    [COLOR=Red]TOTAL = 930
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    • YorkieBen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3R
      • CPU:
      • C2D E4600
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB PC6400 Corsair XMS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Leadtek 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 520W
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      • Silverstone TJ06
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    maybe get the AN8 ultra non-Fatality version, it is about £85 and has a silent nforce4 chipset etc

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    ok, any others suggestions on ram, hd, psu, was thinking enermax 600wat
    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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      • Graphics card(s):
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      • MSI stuff
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      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    enermax is good... the rest of the specs seems promising... actually I'd rather dish out a few 10's more for the fatality version...
    Me want Ultrabook


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    but yorkie told me not too ? what would i gain from it?
    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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    oh oh oh me me, i think you should go for the new seagate 7800.8 hdd, it has had some great reviews including toms hardware and doesn't cost much more.

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    il check it. Any more reccomendations on ram and gfx
    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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    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    corsair XMS (2x512) PC3200 C2PT... just as good, less the TCCD and the 2-2-2-5 timings.. but wont affect much...
    Me want Ultrabook


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    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    6800GT or an X800XL.... if u have alot of cash, might as well settle for a 7800 GTX.. really... it depends on how u want to spend it... spend less on ur cpu.. get better graphics.. or spends less on gfx.. more on cpu... the rest of the components are pretty standard..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Just need ram now. Check my post at the top
    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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    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    well, 1GB of XMS TwinX C2PT is only 88 quids..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    but 2x512 is quicker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen
    well, 1GB of XMS TwinX C2PT is only 88 quids..
    And it is, to my knowledge, almost exactly the same as Corsair Value Select RAM (in terms of timings), apart from the heatspreaders. Personally, I woukd save money and buy some decent quality RAM, such as Crucial or Corsair Value Select.

    If you still want fast RAM, this seems to be pretty good for the price: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/part...BL2KIT6464Z402.
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    can anyone pick out some good ram from the tekheads website? as im buying everything from them to save postage. Cheers lads. 80-100 quid
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    Tekheads don't really have a great selection and ram really does depend on whether you are going to overclock.

    Here is a list of the ram you'd be looking at:

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/departme...lue=DDR&sort=2

    I would say the best there under £100 would be the Patriot 1gb Dual Channel Low latency

    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=603313

    I believe its tccd and so would give you a relatively easy overclock with low voltage or pretty good performance at stock settings over the corsair ram which is tbh not much better than the value stuff any more.

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    ok that ram is is then . cheers dark horse
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