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    Buying this tomorrow

    Soz guys i know there has been alot of threads on this topic before but im buying tm, just need a 2nd/3rd or 4th opinion on this lot before i buy

    I have already got a x850 xt pe

    ROM Sony 16X DVD-ROM DDU1613 Black - £13.56

    CPU AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm 1MB L2 (939 Pin) - £195.30

    MOBO Abit AN8 NF4 Ultra PCI-E (Socket 939) Motherboard - 70

    HD Maxtor DiamondMax +10 NCQ 7200RPM SATA/150 200GB 8MB Cache - £55.13

    PSU Enermax Noisetaker 485W EG701 AX-VE PSU - SLI Ready £58.80

    RAM Corsair TwinX 1GB DDR (2x512MB) XMS3200C2PRO - £79.99

    Price 556

    I want to get a cavalier 1 but i cant find it

    Cheers guys
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    Is it me or are all those prices a bit low? Are they excluding vat?

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    yeah tekheads put on the vat at the end. the total price is right but individual prices arnt. 80 quid vat shared between that lot. Any views on the system, and case
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    As far as the system goes, it looks like a nicely balanced gaming rig with good components. As far as cases go, I like Antec, but that's probably just me; I like the looks of the P180 an awful lot.

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    i check the antec, i dont like the layout inside, looks nice though. Cavelier just looks smart
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    cav t01 not hard to find.

    http://www.xcase.co.uk/acatalog/Cool...ier_Range.html

    I picked up a black cav t03 from komplett for £35 and scan had silver with window for £43. A 600w PSU is overkill. You don't have SLI or loads of drives. I built a similar spec on a £370 noisetaker and it's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    A 600w PSU is overkill.
    Pretty sure he went for a 480w Enermax anyway.

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    I'd spend less on the PSU (Enermax is good but over-rated, OCZ Modstream 520 is better) and more on the RAM and HDD, and I'd go for the Asus A8N-E if you plan on going X2 in the future. That rig as is should do a fine job though.

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    PSU has been changed to 485 watt. What is wrong with the ram ive slsected. The new psu is 25 quid cheaper, so if there is better ram on tekheads site then il buy it instead. I could go for the asus, but tekheads dont sell it, and it would be silly paying extra delivery on another site just for a diff brand board
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458
    PSU has been changed to 485 watt. What is wrong with the ram ive slsected. The new psu is 25 quid cheaper, so if there is better ram on tekheads site then il buy it instead. I could go for the asus, but tekheads dont sell it, and it would be silly paying extra delivery on another site just for a diff brand board
    You may end up cheaper if you shop in different shops. Bad thing is they don't arrive at the same time.
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    Swap the HD for the 16Mb cache 250Gb one?
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    whats the performance diff between between 8mb cache hd and 16mb cache hd, its 25 quid more and im on a tight budget. i dont need a huge hd only about 120, but 200 was no more expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    You may end up cheaper if you shop in different shops. Bad thing is they don't arrive at the same time.
    I hate having one thing and then having to wait for the rest. It kills me

    I would have gone/would go for venice core.... P.S. didn't check compatability with rest of system or whether they make that speed one, just saw san-diego

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    went with sandiego after a huge topic on l2 cache over mhz, im a gamer so i think l2 cache is more important, plus getting 200 mhz overclock sohouldnt be a prob if i needed it, thanks anyway mat
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