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    Question Good Gaming Rig Spec, Or totally crap? =/

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
    Akasa Eclipse-62
    Akasa Maxi-View Side Panel
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    1Gb ScanFX 7950GX2
    ASUS P5W64 WS Professional
    1GB Corsair XMS2 Pro, DDR2 PC6400 (800)(Eventually will be 2GB or 4GB)
    160 Gb Samsung HD160JJ SpinPoint P80
    Sharkoon 12" Red CCFL 2in1 Kit
    2x 120mm Xclio 16 Blade Quiet Cooling Fan
    480W Tagan TG480-U01 Quiet ATX2.0 SLi 12v

    Comes in nicly at £2 under my budget

    Total Price: £1,077.23 (£15 carridge included in that price.)\

    Decent spec? Or totally crap? =/

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    Please could people comment on this as i would like too view some opinions before i go down too scan and buy it. =/

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    Well, I'd like your computer if that's an answer.

    Yes, that's definitely a decent spec.

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    • htid's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • C2D E6600 @ 3ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2gb Corsair XMS2
      • Storage:
      • 180gb Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 7900GTX
      • PSU:
      • 500W Seasonic S12
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      • 18" Dell
    Kinda the same as my rig. As i said before to someone i heard that the 7950GX2 doesn't support duel monitors correctly if you require that (the reason i got the 7900GTX instead)

    The sharkoon silent eagle "golf ball" fans are supposed to be the best and quietest 120mm fans.

    2gig RAM would be prefereable but if you can't currently afford it what can you do. Just make sure you get 2 soonish

    Finally, if this is all from scan...you have 45 posts, you are eligable for free shipping

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    The only thing i'd changs is the memoey. 1Gb isnt up to high end gaming. The GX2 is, but the ram aint, so you may experience stutters if you put the resolution and textures up high in a game.

    Also, ashtid said, once hexus members have 25 or more posts then you get free shipping from scan!

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    Hmm thats not far off my rig tbh mate , AMD rather than Intel as the Core 2 was'nt availble when i got mine .. but this gets the thumbs up from me, Nice system ..

    I'd have it anyway ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by htid View Post
    Kinda the same as my rig. As i said before to someone i heard that the 7950GX2 doesn't support duel monitors correctly if you require that (the reason i got the 7900GTX instead)

    The sharkoon silent eagle "golf ball" fans are supposed to be the best and quietest 120mm fans.

    2gig RAM would be prefereable but if you can't currently afford it what can you do. Just make sure you get 2 soonish

    Finally, if this is all from scan...you have 45 posts, you are eligable for free shipping
    The 7950gx2 does support dual monitors, but when you go in game and use multi-gpu(or sli) one monitor goes black. Which is fine by me, i wouldnt want too play games on twin monitors anyway.

    Im gettin the xcilo fans as they have 80cfm. Thats alotta air pushed outta the case.

    2GB of ram, ill get another 1GB for xmas

    Finally, i live 15 minutes away from scan, so i dont need too get it shipped, i can go collect it, No shipping fee, no carrdige fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    The only thing i'd changs is the memoey. 1Gb isnt up to high end gaming. The GX2 is, but the ram aint, so you may experience stutters if you put the resolution and textures up high in a game.

    Also, ashtid said, once hexus members have 25 or more posts then you get free shipping from scan!
    Im fine with 1024x768 for resolution, its only a 17'' monitor, and its quite close too the front of the desk, so everything is big anyway ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A View Post
    Hmm thats not far off my rig tbh mate , AMD rather than Intel as the Core 2 was'nt availble when i got mine .. but this gets the thumbs up from me, Nice system ..

    I'd have it anyway ..

    =) Thanks. Whats the warrenty on the ScanFX 7950gx2?
    Last edited by BltRdly; 27-09-2006 at 07:53 PM.

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    Nice Spec, go for it.
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    the 480w psu will be able to handle the system you have there, but with psu's the last thing you want to do is stress them. the more load you put the under, the more heat is produced and the more likely the are to give up (sometimes blow up) and with a system like that, you do not want the psu taking a couple of pieces of hardware with it. I'd reccomend at least 500w, preferrably 550w+, just so the psu isn't running max load 24/7. Also, it's be cooler and wont add any extra heat to your system.

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    • htid's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • C2D E6600 @ 3ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2gb Corsair XMS2
      • Storage:
      • 180gb Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 7900GTX
      • PSU:
      • 500W Seasonic S12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BltRdly View Post
    The 7950gx2 does support dual monitors, but when you go in game and use multi-gpu(or sli) one monitor goes black. Which is fine by me, i wouldnt want too play games on twin monitors anyway.
    You're joking??? Daaamn i wanted this card but from what i read it made it sound like it was general. I don't care about duel screen gaming either, i just wanted duel screens for stuff like photoshop etc!! Wish i'd have known that before and i'd have got the 7950GX2!!!

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    hehehe, This is why im gettin opinions before i buy, im doin my research.

    Edit on spec: E6400 instead of E6600 (will be olverclocked too 3Ghz+)
    2Gb Super Talent Ram instead of 1gb ddr2 pro corsair.


    =)

    *Overclocked. WTH is olverclocking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BltRdly View Post
    hehehe, This is why im gettin opinions before i buy, im doin my research.

    Edit on spec: E6400 instead of E6600 (will be olverclocked too 3Ghz+)
    2Gb Super Talent Ram instead of 1gb ddr2 pro corsair.


    =)

    *Overclocked. WTH is olverclocking?
    At the moment im still holding back, still deciding on the 6400 or the 6600. With the price of RAM right now, think i may have to go for the 6400, mine is for a gaming rig as well

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    The motherboard is a bit over the top isn't it? 4 PCI-E slots? I'd go with the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe which is cheaper and has a handy mini remote with it. A bigger hard drives always nice considering the price these days and with all the digital junk the average person can accumulate in a week.
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