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    Hard to choose between those 2 cards TBH.

    Both are around the same performance.....I would get whichever manufacturer you prefer.....or if you play a lot of OpenGL based games, go for the nVidia.
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    My previous 2 cards were ATI and i was always pleasantly surprised with them, but to be honest the last nvidia i had was a 32M geforce 2 400mx so i cant really use my experience to compare ATI vs Nvidia.

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    If it's mainly a gaming machine then I personally would downgrade the CPU to an E6300 (very overclockable) and upgrade the graphics card to something like an X1900XT 256MB or 512MB.

    Also don't forget free shipping is available from Scan for Hexus members.

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    The PSU looks a bit underspecced at 400w, I would look at upgrading that.

    Also the ram looks a bit pricey, it really isn't that necessary to have fast memory. Buying Corsair VS will save you a lot which you could then use to get better graphics. Memory speed/latency investigation here:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mem...ory-guide.html

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    well i intend to play a lot but its mainly to aid me with my Electronics Beng so i will do a lot of programming, circuit simulators, Auto Cad and other PCBs design softwares. i have no intent to OC in the foreseen future.

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    I'd say that looks like a nice setup. 400W should be fine for the system as is, although may not leave you with masses of headroom for graphics cards (just in case you may be thinking SLi in the future).
    I personally would go for the better Intel E6600, especially if you dont want to overclock. That said, you have plenty of overclocking headroom in the future if you so choose.
    As for graphics cards, it's a tough close call. Whichever you get you will be happy with. Buy whichever card, and if it's noisy consider an aftermarket GPU HSF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse View Post
    The PSU looks a bit underspecced at 400w, I would look at upgrading that.
    The PSU is fine, check it yourself here: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listy2021 View Post
    The PSU is fine, check it yourself here: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
    Not really, especially once you start overclocking. While 400w may be "enough" it will be working quite close to its max power a lot of the time so that isn't ideal for stability or noise/heat.

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    Ah yes, but....
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    i have no intent to OC in the foreseen future.
    Basically the PSU is fine for the current purpose but doesn't leave alot of 'wiggle' room, I think we all agree on this.
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    well even if this psu is ok for now its really no big deal to improve it. £10 more and i can get the 580W Hiper Power Type-R Modular Black.

    But the ram kinda bugged me isnt £193.45 is too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Sumae View Post

    But the ram kinda bugged me isnt £193.45 is too much?
    Nice specs, I agree about the RAM. I think Scan are good on price generally but expensive for RAM and with a limited selection.

    I went to Overclockers and bought some G.Skill CAS4 DDR2-6400 RAM which was cheaper even after postage etc.

    Have never used Overclockers so can't really recommend them but there are definitely better deals on RAM out there if you look around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunkers View Post
    I went to Overclockers and bought some G.Skill CAS4 DDR2-6400 RAM which was cheaper even after postage etc.

    Have never used Overclockers
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    cant really understand how u bought some G.Skill ram from Overclockers without ever using the shop

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    I think X1900GT is better choice for you. Read this thread before making your decision.
    http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost....eplyCount=1455

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsobig View Post
    I think X1900GT is better choice for you. Read this thread before making your decision.
    http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost....eplyCount=1455
    Didnt read it yet but i was already going the X1900GT way my previous ATI cards never let me down. Also considering that ati decreases their profit margin to keep up with Nvidia its only fair to buy one


    I changing the psu there is really no need to keep the 400w, later on if i add stuff i want to be sure i can trust the psu.

    Been reading about the 580W Hiper Power Type-R Modular Black; most reviews say it haves a standard performance and looks great. Looks arent exactly what i want on a psu so if u know a good psu for around £60 do tell.
    Last edited by Mama Sumae; 16-09-2006 at 08:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Sumae View Post
    cant really understand how u bought some G.Skill ram from Overclockers without ever using the shop
    Uh yeah, sorry, i meant that I placed the order today but don't how it'll work out. I'll let you know how delivery etc works out....

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