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    Can't get a spec down below 650 quid

    Hi all.

    The breif: Building a computer that is capable of good multitasking, can be used for todays games (and tommorows with reduced details if neccessary), has tons of ram, is quiet, and has cheap upgrade paths for the future with regard to tommorows games. The only components not needed are a CD-rw/dvd drive and monitor, and OS.

    Problem is try as I might I can't get it below £650 inc. vat.

    Best I can get at the moment is a system based on a D 820, 2gb ram, 200gb sata2 and a x800gto card setup.

    I don't care too much about the top fps I can get in a game - I'm more interested in eye candy and keeping a minimum/average frame rate at a respectable level - hence I'm not worried too much about the 820 because while it's often limiting, it'll hopefully only be limiting the top end of the fps (and CPU limiting = free eye candy ).

    Can anyone advise better?
    Last edited by kalniel; 06-10-2005 at 12:05 PM.

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    How about what I have ordered, all from Tekheads on Price Match:-

    Shuttle XPC SN25P - £265.26
    Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (939 Pin) CPU OEM - £95.55
    Corsair TwinX 1GB DDR (2x512MB) (XMS3200C2PT) - £87.00
    Maxtor DiamondMax +10 NCQ 7200RPM SATA/150 200GB 8MB Cache - £59.95
    Sapphire ATI Radeon X800GT Hybrid 256mb DDR3 TVOut/DVI - £105.24

    Should do what you want, also should be fairly quiet and hopefully will give me good performance in FS2004 (I'm hoping).

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      • Memory:
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      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
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      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    That'll give great performance in FS2004 for sure, but it's a gig of ram less than I could do with, and has poor multitasking performance.

    Still a nice rig (I love shuttles - just can't afford them )

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