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    Gaming Machine Spec??

    Hey People,

    Iam after building a gaming rig which can stack a fair punch, iam after getting into a bit of overclocking aswell.

    Iam after some help from you guys as to what parts i should put in, i have about £2,000 to spend on the machine if that helps you.

    - Drobbins

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    X24800 or Fx57 too start with.
    X1900XTX 512 IMO atm
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    Does that price include monitor and other stuff or just the tower? Def get a AMD X2 and remember to buget about £70 for a good system. The best hi end graphics cards are currently ATI according to a hexus test. Mabe even look to crossfire with some 1900XTs??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458
    X24800 or Fx57 too start with.
    X1900XTX 512 IMO atm
    What board would you use and also what ram??

    - Drobbins

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    alot of people like the DFI for overclcoking but in terms of reliability ive nevr had a prob with asus.
    this one seems top at the mo
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    £2000? does that include monitor?

    With that kind of money, id get this:

    4800 X2
    Asus Nforce 4
    1900XTX
    2GB nice ram
    LCD capable of 1600 res
    Raptor
    X-Fi plat

    I wouldn't bother with Dual GPU's, though you could easily fit it in the budget.

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    smokey is pretty much spot on. the mobo i mentioned would fall inside that spec by smokey, and the ram, well just get some top notch corsair or OCZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    £2000? does that include monitor?

    With that kind of money, id get this:

    4800 X2
    Asus Nforce 4
    1900XTX
    2GB nice ram
    LCD capable of 1600 res
    Raptor

    I wouldn't bother with Dual GPU's, though you could easily fit it in the budget.
    No that dosent include the monitor.

    Would you get a Raptor for windows & Applications then a large disk for storage?

    Also what is a X-Fi Plat?

    I was thinking of a 24" Dell or something like that for monitor.

    - Drobbins
    Last edited by Drobbins; 10-03-2006 at 10:38 PM.

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    • EtheAv8r's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus V Gene
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570K @ 4500 Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Samsung EVO 850 SSD; 1 x Samsung 2TB HD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GeForce GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S-12 650 Energy+
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713H
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity II
    Even with the new 7900 release, ATI seem to have it with the x1900 xt.. so you shoudl give SERIOUS look at the ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe for the mobo if you don't want to wait for the summer and the new AMD CPUs.... espesially if you might want 2 graphics cards...

    ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe looks AWSOME (I was about to buy a ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe but this new Xpress3200 Crossfire board put the breaks on that idea).

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    In that case, id get a FX-60. X-Fi plat is a sound card, with this budget id get the Fatality version instead.

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    What would T]this ram be like? Any good or should i go for something else??

    - Drobbins

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    Okay For £2000 (all prices from Scan, I've included the SCan shortcut things):

    CPU: AMD X2 4800+ LN10968 £454.11
    Mobo: Asus A8N-Sli Premium LN10973 £111.50 (I knows its Sli snd ATi buts its a fab board)
    GFX: 512MB ATi X1900XTX LN12976 £405.25
    RAM: 2GB Corsair Pro PC3200 2-3-3-6 LN11096 £202.04
    HDD 1: Western Digital Raptor 150GB LN12802 £199.69
    HDD2: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB LN11060 £237.34
    SoundCard: X-Fi Fatality LN11687 £138.64
    Case: Gigabyte Aurora LN11501 £81.65
    PSU: Hiper Type-R 580W Modular LN11005 £59.93
    DVD-RW: 2 x Lite-On Lite-ON Lightscribes LN12316 £55.70
    FDD: Sony Black LN5291 £4.69
    Cooling: Zalman CNPS9500LED LN11598 £36.42

    That should be awesome, with that i'm assuming you have a copy of Windows XP.
    Total Cost (inc. Free Hexus Delivery): £1986.94
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    Looks good, though you should get a better PSU. You'd be better of shopping around for the parts, as OCUK do a XTX for 60quid less than that scan one.

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    Whats wrong with Hiper? They make awesome PSUs for a decent price leaving more moolah for the other stuff.
    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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    FDD are evil - dont go for the raptor with a window, u dont nomrally see the HDD and its £50 more and louder. Also the XFi is a sound card which is apparently MUCH better than onboard and it has soundcard RAM (on the one revennight specified).

    I would agree on a better quality PSU with that setup - i suggest tagan or seasonic.
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    FDD are damn useful for RAID drivers, BIOS flashing etc. Its only £4 so you might as well.
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