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    Custom built PC from Scan

    Right I plan to buy all the parts for the PC from Scan near the end of October, and it'll be used mostly for gaming and video editing. I also plan to overclock the system.

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    Case: SilverStone "TEMJIN" J05B-X (Black) Aluminum front & SECC Body + Thermal controller (w/o PSU)+Window - [LN10263]
    CF: Silverstone FN81 80mmx32mm Low Noise Case Fan 2050rpm (x2) - [LN10421]
    PSU: 580W Tagan 2Force T580-U22 SLi U-Quiet 21db - [LN11084]
    MOBO: Asus A8N-SLi Premium - [LN10973]
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+ - [LN10970]
    HSF: Asetek 06-L-0018 VapoChill Micro Ultra Low Noise - [LN11733]
    GPU: 256MB Leadtek WinFast PCI-E PX7800GTX - [LN11054]
    RAM: 2Gb (2x1GB)Corsair, DDR400, non-ECC, 2x184 DIMM, unbuffered, 2-3-3-6 - [LN9106]
    HDD: 300Gb Maxtor MaxLine III - [LN10433]
    SC: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Sound Card - [LN11686]
    DVD: Sony Black 16x DVD-ROM + 48x CD-ROM IDE - [LN5889]
    DVD-RW: NEC ND-3540A Black 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer DVD-Writer - [LN10458]
    KB: Saitek Eclipse Keyboard PZ-30AX - [LN11725]
    MOUSE: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse - [LN11652]
    SPEAKERS: Creative Labs Megaworks THX 2.1 250D - [LN4530]
    MONITOR: 19" Iiyama PLE481S-B3 Black - [LN6277]

    Total including VAT - £1,979.78

    Also I will need a good computer desk, and would like some suggestions on that aswell.

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    I would just stick with a 7800GT since you're only using a 19" TFT... 7800GTX's horsepower only kicks in significantly after 1280x1024... GT = 1280x1024.. GTX = 1600x1200...

    Also, X2 3800+ is much better value.. clocks past 2.4Ghz easily.. no joke.. and it runs much cooler too..
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    Agreed on the GT (unless you have lots of spare cash of course: then go for it.)

    Thats the same with the 4400+ - go for it if you can afford it. Mine's up at 2800MHz and still going up....very fast and well worth the cash

    The Vapochill Micro's had not great reviews tbh - maybe the new Zalmon offering is better: or a tried and tested Thermalright XP-120 or XP-90/90c?? :
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    My suggestion would be to think about changing the Silverstone case for a Chenbro Gaming Bomb II. They're available exclusively from Scan, and have been receiving stonking reviews lately! I'm getting one myself to replace a Silverstone Tejmin TJ-04, because I find that despite looking lovely on the outside, inside it's awkward and very difficult to work with. You know, like Paris Hilton!

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    how about the new gigabyte case. All the reviews i have seen for that are very good although to unlock its full potencial you would need to be watercooling

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    Looks good! And a good comparison on how prices fall...my rig cost nearly exactly that back in March time!
    AMD 64 3500+ | Asus A32 SLi Deluxe | 2 x Corsair 512MB PC4400 Overclockers RAM| 1 x XFX 6800GT | Nexus Vantec Fan Controller | 1 x 74GB Western Digital Raptor )Boot + backup & 2x 200gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (RAID 0) | Plextor 716A Black 16 x16±,x4+ Dual Layer DVD | Tagan 480W | ThermalRight XP-120 with Delta Screamer | 2x120mm YS TECH| Black Akasa Eclipse 62 | L1980U 19" TFT 12ms 500:1 DVI Ultra Slim Black & Silver | Phillips 5.1 Surround Sound| Razer Diamondback Mouse | ExactMat mousemat | Black Cherry Keyboard | WinXP Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decemoto
    My suggestion would be to think about changing the Silverstone case for a Chenbro Gaming Bomb II. They're available exclusively from Scan, and have been receiving stonking reviews lately! I'm getting one myself to replace a Silverstone Tejmin TJ-04, because I find that despite looking lovely on the outside, inside it's awkward and very difficult to work with. You know, like Paris Hilton!
    Lol, I will swap the current case for the Chenbro Gaming Bomb II. Just had a look and it looks great, lots of features.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen
    I would just stick with a 7800GT since you're only using a 19" TFT... 7800GTX's horsepower only kicks in significantly after 1280x1024... GT = 1280x1024.. GTX = 1600x1200...
    Hmmm, the same thing was also said about the 6800Gt (1280x1024) and 6800Ultra (1600x1200) . Meh, I'll get the XFX 7800GT and save me some money.
    Also, X2 3800+ is much better value.. clocks past 2.4Ghz easily.. no joke.. and it runs much cooler too..
    Isn't the extra 512k L2 cache on the X2 4400+ better for video encoding? I edit, and rencode alot of movies as well as game alot lol .

    Quote Originally Posted by kempez815
    The Vapochill Micro's had not great reviews tbh - maybe the new Zalmon offering is better: or a tried and tested Thermalright XP-120 or XP-90/90c?? :
    Do Scan even sell the Thermalright heatsinks!? I've looked all over Scan, and can't find them.

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    No I don't think they do but then I don't really like any of the coolers that SCAN do (Akasda Evo is ok, but not my cup of tea). Maybe you should source one elsewhere.
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    OCUK sell them, so I'll just get one from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpronic
    OCUK sell them, so I'll just get one from there.
    Yeah or Kustom, or lots of other places - great coolers: I recommend XP-90c or XP-120: 120mm fan is nice and quiet if you want quiet, or high cfm if you want overclockqability
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    Agreed with the replies on the thermalright xp-90/120, i have a xp90 and those things are great coupled with a 80 mm panaflo, very silent and excellent cooling capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpronic
    Lol, I will swap the current case for the Chenbro Gaming Bomb II. Just had a look and it looks great, lots of features.
    Yay, I helped!

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    They are quite nice cases... a musician friend of mine had one on his system build - and was very pleased with it indeed

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    I've changed my mind about the 7800 GTX. A mate of mine just gotone and was playing Battlefield 2 on his 22" Crt at 1600x1200 and it looked stunning!

    Since I've been told that I won't see a difference between the 7800 GTX and the 7800 GT until I game at 1600x1200. I want to get a 20" TFT (they're capable of 1600x1200 right? ), to enjoy the full power of the 7800 GTX.
    I need some suggestions on good quality 20" TFT's . I've heard the Dell 20" TFT's are good, and at £412.66 (TAX+Delivery) are not that expensive for a 20" TFT.

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    With power like that you might want to bite the budget that little bit and get the 24" HDTV version, it will be the centre of attention when your mates come to see

    Very nice system too

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