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    spec check/advice..

    as the title says just want some advice if this system would "reasonably"good/last for awhile,just a couple of issues i wanted to check out before buying,
    hiper type-r psu would there be an issue putting it in my lian li pc61 case (lead issues?)
    and is it worth buying a western digital hd with a 16mb cache or will i not notice much difference between the 8mb and 16mb?,cheers

    Cpu:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90949
    Motherboard:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=98587
    Ram:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=92002
    Gpu: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...CI_Series.html
    (its the point of view 6800 gs)
    Hard disk (sata): http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55240
    Psu: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=98562
    Case: lian li pc61 (black)

    also any Recommendations on a good cpu cooler would be a great help

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    depends wat ur using it for i guess.. the cpu seems about right..

    The board is AGAIG, premium choice really...

    Might want to try some of Scan's CVS CAS 2.5 offerings.. not much diff tbh, but hey, its just a tad more...

    6800GS is getting a little dated, might want to dish out £50 more for a decent 7800GT offering.

    16MB cache has no real improvements watsoever.. 8MB disks are more than adequate

    Lots of the hommies here are using Hiper, but u cud always try Tagan or Seasonic's stuff...
    580W is overkill for the stuff ur using tbh, u cud get away with just a decent 350W..

    CASE: the best one out of all ur selections.. go for it

    CPU cooler: I think there's a thread about the ultimate CPU cooler.. I'm always a Zalman/ Gigabyte fan.. so you already know what Im going to recommend...
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    That Processor is fantastic, I've been really impressed with it.

    Another vote for the Hiper, great PSU and stacks of people use them. I'd rather have overkill than underkill.

    I agree with Sawyen, go for a 7800GT if you can, it'll be soooo worth it.

    Case, great choice, big Fan of Lian-Li. If you want an alternative I'd look at the Gigabyte Aurora 3D.

    CPu Cooler, again Sawyen's on the money, I reckon the best out there is my Zalman CNPS9500LED, its not stupidly big, its incredibly easy to install, and if its done correctly in a decent case its performance is superb. And it'll do all that without deafening you. (its almost silent and full tilt. And my 3700+ is currently 25C, Thats pretty damn cold!
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    I second the CPU choice, very impressive chip.

    As far as coolers go, you can't go wrong with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro or the Akasa Evo 33.

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    Cheers for the info,i did look into 7800's,but my budget was pushed getting a 6800,so i figured get a sli board and get anotehr 6800 down the line...as for the power supply hiper was my second choice first one was by "x-power" (also called jeantech 500w) called artic something,but i couldn't find reviews and also i saw many others renaming the same psu,so i opted hiper..still can't deicide which cpu cooler to go for i mean zalman look the best,but the price £20plus is a bit much....#

    also would there be aissues running an sata hd and and ide ?
    Last edited by ztec; 03-02-2006 at 11:51 PM.

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    No issues running sata with pata, but if you want to install windows on the sata it might be worth unplugging the pata while you do so - windows can sometimes try and jump onto the pata out of preference

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    No issues running sata with pata, but if you want to install windows on the sata it might be worth unplugging the pata while you do so - windows can sometimes try and jump onto the pata out of preference

    cheers for the info ,thanks for ya help guys

    (by the way i settled for getting a zalman after all ,just though i'd mention it..)

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    Sweet, you'll love it. Let us know how you get on with your new rig!
    AMD 3700+ San Diego @ 2.8GHz | Zalman CNPS 9500LED + Arctic Cooling MX-1 | Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe + Zalman Northbridge | 1024MB DDR RAM (2 x 512MB Corsair XMS Pro TwinX) | Leadtek nVidia 6600GT 128MB | Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music | 2x80GB Hitachi Deskstar SATA-II (RAID 0) | Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case | Hiper Type-R 580W Modular | Enermax Ultimate Fan Controller| Microsoft Nautral 4000 | Logitech G5 + fUnc 1030| Ideazon Fang | SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset | Samsung SM913N 19" TFT | Compro DVB-T200

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