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    New System.

    Currently running a P4 3.0Ghz system, that really is on its last legs.

    Now i've haven't got too much spare money at the moment to buy a new new one, so i am thinking about getting a pc on finance.

    Here's the spec i want:

    Intel Core 2 Duo e6600
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    GeIL 2 x 1Gb PC6400 Ultra Low Latency DDR2
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250Gb (x2)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 80Gb
    ATi Radeon X1950XTX
    Hiper Type-R 580W*

    *This could be a weak point, as im unsure wether it can withstand the load. I've been searching for power ratings for the components, but have got em all yet.


    Now this will cost me about £1100ish, which at the moment i can't afford. Simple as. Now i've seen Scan do a finance option which is very reasonable, but it incurs a price increase upto about £1250 on the original cost of my system to start with. And i'd have to drop the RAM for some Corsair, which would increase the price. Or simply not buy the ram from Scan, which would delay me buying a system.

    So, im considering some other finance options.

    Can anyone recommend any decent ones to help me out?


    INFO: The Scan finance option, for a £1000 leaves me paying about £1300 which isnt too bad.

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    Ultra low latency memory is not too important for E6600 because they have large cache. Personally I would go for G Skill or Mushkin.

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    • Hidden Hippo's system
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    My G Skill is serving me well, but watch out for the default voltages on the boards. Ususally it's set to 1.8V, but this generally isn't sufficient enough to get the machine to boot. You may have to do as I'm doing and get a cheap stick of 1.8V 533MHz RAM and set the voltages. I only know this is true on the AB9 Pro, but the issue may be there on other boards.

    As for the PSU, I believe that it will be fine for that rig. I've got a 530W Tagan in mine and it's going fine. If your looking for something a little beefier, you may be able to get a 635W Enermax Liberty or a Seasonic S12 600W.

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    • Dingo's system
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    Checkout the Mesh website for pre configured systems as theyn appear to have some good deals on at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz. View Post
    Currently running a P4 3.0Ghz system, that really is on its last legs.
    when you say its on its last legs what do you mean? theres surly a cheap upgrade path you can take that wont go anywhere near the £1000 mark.
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    I agree with madduckuk, but if you feel the need to buy a new rig, your specs are okay.
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    Don't see why ordering RAM from elsewhere will delay your build, I did the same and the RAM (from overclockers) arrived before my Scan order.

    Nothing wrong with your specs but agree with the other posters you could save some cost by :

    - Buying standard DDR2-6400 RAM
    - Consider reducing the amount of storage (is it a RAID setup?) to a single drive and then upgrading later
    - Could go for a X1900XT, I believe they o/c to XTX anyway and mine certainly runs everything except Oblivion maxxed out at normal resolutions anyway (my other specs the same as yours)
    - If you plan to run at stock speeds you could save on cheaper motherboard and RAM? 965 boards overclock, are cheaper and some have crossfire support

    Cheers

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    @Chunkers - Buying RAM from elsewhere will delay me because i'll have to pay for it upfront rather than on finance.

    And its the X1950XTX, not a X1900

    @Madduck - By last legs i mean that my little brother decided he wanted to know how a pc works. And used it as an experiment. The result being


    2 of the RAM slots don't work. Neither does one of the PCI slots.
    The 2nd SATA port on the has got some sort of thing in it which i can't figure out what the hell it is.
    The hard drive makes a clicking noise.
    Oh yeah, and my exhaust fan won't go above about 700rpm.


    An upgrade would be nice, but i want to let my little brother have my existin pc for WoW. I've been out of gaming for about 5 months and want to get back into it big time. Especially now winters approaching.



    Here's my spec now:

    Intel Core 2 Duo e6600
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    Corsair 2Gb TwinX XMS PC6400
    Connect3D ATi Radeon X1950XTX
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320Gb (x2 in RAID)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 80Gb
    HiperPower Type-R 730W Modular PSU
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
    Logitech G15 & MX518
    NEC DVD Drive.
    Zalman Fatal1ty CPU Cooler.

    Purchasing on finance from Scan @ £1450

    Case: Thermaltake Soprano from OcUK @ £46

    Then i need a 19" monitor.

    Am thinking of the HannsG 19" 194 Widescreen also from OcUK.

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    Why not save emoney and get a X1900xt. The 1950 is only worth approx 12 frames a sec over it in most cases anyway.

    The Hans-g widescreen is cheaper from dabs then overclockers

    http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...6336&InMerch=1

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    Tell us ur full current spec and what u use ur pc for and then we can suggest what u could do on the upgrading side of things
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    My PC Spec is:

    P4 3.0Ghz skt475
    Abit IC7-G
    Crucial 1.5Gb DDR400
    100Gb Maxtor HDD
    Sapphire Radeon 9600Pro.


    I know i have to upgrade, i'll be using the new one for gaming mainly, but also Computer Aided Design modules for Uni, aswell as imaging also.


    My real target behind the thread, was to see if anyone has had experience with using Scan's finance, and would they recommend it? Or has anyone used any other ways to finance a new system?

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