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    found this on a review site
    "The Akasa Mirage is an updated version of the Eclipse 62, which nearly won last year's case Labs test. However, despite the name change, only the front panel has been updated"

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3fiant View Post
    also remember if u are going to build the system with Vista that the current batch of drivers are a tad flackey with 8800 series gfx cards, this will no doubt be fixed soon but just something to be aware of

    Well the purchasing of Vista is purely for future use, I expect that he will want to use it straight away and if I can get away with it thats what I will do, otherwise he will have to stick with XP for a little while yet.

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    There isn't a swear word that correctly portrays my rage

    Oh well the Eclipse is still an awesome case..

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    Right OK.

    It would seem that the Asus P5B LN15170 is on pre order only. I was thinking of going for the Asus P5W LN15012 instead.

    Anyone got any thoughts on this.

    Or any Scan guys know when the P5B will be in???

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    15170 - due to arrive today according to the system so they could arrive anytime in all honesty either today or tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    15170 - due to arrive today according to the system so they could arrive anytime in all honesty either today or tomorrow.

    Best Regards,
    Thanks Lee, its not the only thing out of stock anyway so I may just go aheead and order it anyway. Unless of course anyone can convince me that its worth going for the P5W instead.

    Actually while I think of it, I have heard a rumour that its possible that these boards do not come with the wifi antenor and that I will need to buy one seperately, can anyone confirm as that sounds ludicrous.

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    OK the order seems to look like this now.



    Can anyone see any glaring mistakes here? Will all this fit in the Zen with a decent airflow? Do I need the CPU cooler or should I just stick to the stock cooler? Will the Arctic 7 fit in that case?

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    Looks good Ray.

    Please keep me updated with your system build as basically your parts are almost identical to what I am planning to build

    Just a couple of mentions:
    I'd go for a Seagate Barracuda Harddrive in place of the Maxtor, I've heard they are better performers.

    I think I read somewhere that the AC freezer 7 will fit into the Zen Case, but I can`t remember. might be better to get a CPU fan that blows onto the cpu instead of across as the Zen has a duct leading onto it.

    Anyways, looks good
    Intel vs AMD =

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    Right I have now placed the order which is slightly different (i have removed all items that are out of stock and replaaced them with items in stock)

    I will post exact components ordered.

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    Ok this was the final spec: -

    Product Quantity Price
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    Asus P5W DH Deluxe i975X, S775, PCI 1 £114.00
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, Socket 775, 1 £165.99
    320 Gb Maxtor STM3320620AS DiamondM 1 £52.99
    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 1 £117.64
    1.44Mb Sony Black Floppy Disk Drive 1 £3.69
    620W Corsair HX Series Modular SLi 1 £84.99
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme 1 £42.99
    Samsung SH-S183A/BEBN Black SATA 18 1 £18.30
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 u 1 £9.95
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premiu 1 £59.99
    Akasa Eclipse-62 Midi Tower Case - 1 £69.94
    120mm Akasa AK-174BK-S Black Case F 2 £2.90
    640MB Asus 8800GTS PCI-E (x16), Mem 1 £229.99
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Nett total £976.26
    Carriage £0.00
    VAT £170.85
    Total £1,147.11

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    GRRRRRR, the E6600 is out of stck, any idea when that will be back in?

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    Woo Hoo, the nice lady in CS has said they have come in today.

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    would have forgon the floppy drive and spent the cash on a hat to keep that head warm fella Great choice of case tho Fingers crossed hope the build is straightforward

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAYK47 View Post
    GRRRRRR, the E6600 is out of stock, any idea when that will be back in?
    Yeap - we have these coming on a fairly regular basis and they're never out of stock for more than 24 hours.

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    ROFL, cheers fella. Lets hope so, well i steared clear of the AB9 this time so fingers crossed.

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    Ray,

    Any reason you went for the eclipse case over the Zen?
    I'm sure its a better case but its about 50 quid more
    Intel vs AMD =

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