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    New Rig

    I need a new rig, it's for uni so it's going to be used for music, editing photos and playing games on.
    I had a look at overclockers.co.uk and came up with this spec for 900, i've already got a decent mouse and 2Gib or corsair Ram.
    If anyone has any suggestions or comments on this spec..or where i can get any of the components cheaper that'd be great!

    DELL Ultrasharp 1905FP 19" Performance LCD Monitor
    £219.95 £219.95

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM
    £119.95 £119.95

    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 NCQ 160GB 6L160M0 SATA 8MB Cache - OEM
    £47.50 £47.50

    Sapphire PURE CrossFire Radeon Xpress 200P CrossFire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard
    £84.95 £84.95

    Coolermaster Hyper48 Cooler (Socket 754/775/478/939)
    £24.95 £24.95

    Logitech Media Keyboard Elite - Retail
    £16.95 £16.95

    Creative Inspire 5.1 P5800 Speakers - OEM
    £34.95 £34.95

    Antec Performance TX640B-EC Black MiniTower Case - 400 Watt SmartPower PSU
    £69.00 £69.00

    Asus CRW-5232AS-Quiet 52X/32X/52X CD-ReWriter - Retail
    £14.00 £14.00

    Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 GTO² 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - OEM
    £134.95 £134.95

    Subtotal £767.15
    VAT £134.26
    Total £901.41

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    that'll be a lovely rig,
    i take it your using onboard sound,
    if not remember the new x-fi doesnt like some of the inspire speakers

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    Forgot to mention that..i've got an audigy 2 zs at home..can use that in this new rig

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    • iranu's system
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    errr save yourself ££££ and just take the old system plus an AGP 6800gt for £180.

    If you overclock the 2600+ to 2.2hz it will do everthing you need including playing games.

    The other £700 spend on text books and booze/rent etc. Uni is expensive and the less debt you ahve at the end of it the better. Remember that you will need insurance for possesions when away from home, so check out the cost before buying £900 worth of machine. Endsleigh are a big student insurer or you might be able to get a deal with your folks home contents insurer.

    If cash is not a problem and you want to go ahead remember that a 3200 will overclock to 3500 speeds and that the gto² will unlock to 16 pipelines and overclock like hell. It looks like a solid rig .

    Perhaps you might like to look around at Scan (free postage for hexus forumites), Tekheads, ebuyer, Microdirect, CPU city, Komplett and Dabs before settling on overclockers because their customer service, should anything go wrong, is questionable.

    Good Luck with Uni too.
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    • dodgybob's system
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    Yeah it'll cost you about £100 with endsleigh to insure with accident damage and other contents insurance etc.

    Eek! Just remembered got to renew my insurance for this year....

    But yeah definitely insure your computer when you get it to uni or extend your parents home insurance to cover you if they have it.

    Edit:

    Looking at the spec, it might be worth £15 extra to get a dvd writer. They're surprisingly handy. Also if you can get a cheap oem 3200 you could easily oc it to 3500 speeds and above.
    Last edited by dodgybob; 05-10-2005 at 03:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindo
    I need a new rig, it's for uni so it's going to be used for music, editing photos and playing games on
    Am I the only one to find this opening sentence amusing?

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    Err, thinks he meant in time when he's not studying . And I don't think 19'' is a good idea, u get the same res as a 17'', so why pay more ??
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
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    Because it's bigger. Res isn't everything.

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    • iranu's system
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Samsung Green
      • Storage:
      • 1x 256Gb Samsung 830 SSD 2x640gb HGST raid 0
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      • MSI R9 390
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      • Corsair HX620W Modular
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      • Cooler Master Silencio 352
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      • 23" DELL Ultrasharp U2312HM
      • Internet:
      • 16mb broadband
    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    Am I the only one to find this opening sentence amusing?
    Yes.
    "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." Frank Zappa. ----------- "The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Huang Po.----------- "A drowsy line of wasted time bathes my open mind", - Ride.

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