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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    This a checkout page of the possible system I am going to build in the summer, give me your opinions especially about the processor.http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/basket.jsp
     
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    You will have to copy and paste the contents of the basket, we would have to be signed in to your account to see the contents.
     
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    oops forgot about that

    Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case 1
    £57.50 £57.50

    Asus Maximus Formula x38 1333FSB Socket 775 DDR2 1066 Support SATA Raid GBLan 1
    £137.00 £137.00

    Novatech GeForce 8800GTX 768MB SLI HDCP Enabled Dual DVI PCI Express (575MHz Core Clock) (1800MHz Memory Clock) (1350MHz Shader Clock) 1
    £214.00 £214.00

    ThermalTake Toughpower Series Cable Management 850W Active 1
    £91.00 £91.00

    BENQ FULL RETAIL CDRW KIT - 52x Write 24x Rewrite 52x Read IDE CD Writer with CD Writing Software 1
    £5.99 £5.99

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 500Gb 16Mb Cache Hard Disk Drive SATAII 300MB/s <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM 1
    £55.50 £55.50

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 CPU Cooler 1
    £15.80 £15.80

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 2 x 3.0Ghz 4Mb Cache 1333 FSB Dual Core Processor 1
    £147.00 £147.00

    SAMSUNG SM226BW 22" LCD TFT with 2ms Response time, 16:10, DVI, 3000:1 Contrast Ratio 1
    £189.99 £189.99

    Windows XP PRO OEM Service Pack 2

    Obviously some of this may change due to funds
     
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    How much memory are you putting in it?
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    depends on the money but 2GB atleast 4GB would be ideal as intend to dual boot it with Vista, I didn't put the RAM as I wont be buying the RAM from Novatech.
     
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    Wow! GBL that is definately a monster spec of a PC. I would would go with AMD though, but with intel you get the speed as specify.

    Also if you have the funds push for a 4GB of RAM, am getting gelous:)
     
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    Its coming in at £150 under my predicted budget with 4GB of RAM (crucial balistix) like I said though it may change with funds.

    To be honest I'd rather stick with Intel for the CPU and ASus for the board but the board may change too, hopefully prices will down by the summer and I'll be able to go for newer technology.
     
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    Pretty much the same as my build in my sig. I would suggest maybe going for a quad core like the Q6600 as its excellent for overclocking, more futureproof and its roughly the same price.

    Mick
     
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    Nice build, GBL. Didn't look at the prices... just the models. Looks pretty solid.

    I'd recommend a C2D... Intel currently holds the price for performance crown.
     
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    I was looking at a quad core but got peed off when I saw the new one coming in at 600 odd quid, I am still not sure if thats the mobo I'll get I have heard and read the x38 chipset isn't that much better than the x35.

    Thats why I'd rather stick with Intel and thats why I'd go for Nvida as they are both at the top imo for the moment, and I still might go with P182 case.
     
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    Nice spec and a wise time to buy! I've noticed that the graphics card is SLi - does the mobo support this? are you intent on an SLi configuration?
     
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    I'm not buying till the summer I hope.

    Unfortunatley this mobo doesn't do Sli it does crossfire thats why I went for the beefy Nvidia card, if I decide to go Sli at the time I will look at the Asus Striker Extreme mobo.
     
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    It would be almost pointless you buying a 8800GTX now when you can get almost the same performance from an 8800GT. They can be picked up for about &#163;160.00 at the moment.
     
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    Is that the new 512MB ones you mean? I did look into those briefly but havent read any reviews yet.
     
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    Ive got the P182 case, its class its got a sepperate HDD section and its really well built with some decent fans in aswell. Its a decent price aswell.
     
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    Yep I saw one a while back and thought thats what my new system needs to be inside :)
     
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    You won't regret it, GBL... I've got the P180B, precursor to the P182. Highly, highly recommended.
     
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    I did like the layout and the build of the case, looked liked it was good for gaming and keep components cool too :)
     
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    It's a nice build GBL, I was wondering though I know that the Q6600 Quad core and the 6850 dual core go for about the same price. The difference in specs is that the c2d 6850 has a 4mb cache and a 1333mhz bus where as the Q6600 has an 8mb cache and a 1033mhz FSB. Is there are reason why you picked the dual core cpu instead? it's just that I would like to build a system my self and I am kind of stuck as to which one to pick. Looking at toms hardware here I noticed that both the cpu are kind of the same because some tests the 6850 wins and others the q6600 wins. Any thing that I should consider my self?
     
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    Hey GB, that is gonna be one hell of a beast!:D Go for it dude.

    One question for you and raff though. Do you guys over clock your computers?
     
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