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£760 spec please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by young lad, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. young lad

    Hitman

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    Location: mansfield

    Hey all i am kinda new to all this and have not much know how so need your help please:)

    Could you please spec me a pc for games that could run a 19" LCD monitor at the 1284*1024 res and no need to be crossfire or sli avalable just want 1 gfx card now and ever

    Would need this for games and general use but mostly games:)

    Needs to run new games at decent settings not botherd which ati or nvidia would do.

    NO OVERCLOCKING will ever be done on here and needs to be near silent the quieter the better for all thoes late night games.

    Cheers guys all systems will b looked at.

    please note will b ordering saturday so needs to be all in stock.

    And could you please recomend a 19" LCD monitor for around £220

    Cheers all ure great

    Just need the tower and monitor for £970 max have all other bits n pieces.
     
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  2. Explicit

    Wise Guy

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    Last edited: 8 Mar 2006
  3. young lad

    Hitman

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    Ye but offer of the week ends tomorrow doesnt it? so ?
     
  4. Explicit

    Wise Guy

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    That will just increase the prices from £750 to £760...really not much.
     
  5. young lad

    Hitman

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    Is that all? thought would have been more as the gfx card is about 6 more and the ram is abotu 19 or summet?

    And also could u please recomend a monitor:)
     
  6. Explicit

    Wise Guy

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    Ok, I re-spec'd the same rig, but this time I put the original prices and no this week only prices, still under your max budget of £970.

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM)
    £193.82
    Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £72.79
    OcUK Value 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-006-OK)
    £105.69
    Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £234.94
    Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 160GB 1600JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-047-WD)
    £56.34
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £32.84
    Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £64.57
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £17.04
    Acer AL1916W 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-012-AC)
    £182.07

    Total inc VAT: £960.06
     
  7. young lad

    Hitman

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    Location: mansfield

    Cheers explict your pro dont suppose you could do the same for the other please?

    Cheers m8
     
  8. Explicit

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    Here you go, full prices:

    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)
    £152.69
    Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS)
    £82.19
    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £129.19
    Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £234.94
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD)
    £71.62
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £32.84
    Antec SLK3800BUK Black Quiet Midi Tower Case - 400W SmartPower PSU (CA-048-AN)
    £64.57
    Acer AL1916W 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-012-AC)
    £182.07

    Total inc VAT: £950.11

    Still under the £970 budget, can pickup a nice arctic freezer 64 for £15 if you want it. :)
     
  9. young lad

    Hitman

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    Cheers m8 will that cpu cooler also be quieter that the stock cooler?

    And off-topic how many posts do i need to be able to get on the member selling thingy me bobby?

    Cheers now just considering which to go for.

    How good is the OcUk ram?

    And also how much better is the dual core cpu than the single?



    Cheers m8
     
  10. Tommer

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    bit ot but, I know you said you didnt want to do overclocking but its really quite easy and doesnt have to mean loud noise and loads of extra cooling.

    i got my chip up 400mhz from 1.8 to 2.2ghz and slackened the mem timings a touch and the increased cpu temp was 3c difference and at this time of year thats 35c idle, 38c browsing the net and max about 46c in games, enclosed in a slightly larger than normal case with no case fans what so ever, a akasa-33 cooler thats on 45% speed on speedfan at 1750rpm and left on 24/7.

    Personally think a lot of people go way way over the top with cooling etc, mine never crashes and is over 10c lower than my previous 754 chip that was in the same case that never crashed.

    more ot, the venices are great from my experiance and I hear the x2's are great, even cooler and easily clockable a couple hundred ghz
     
  11. Explicit

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    Yeah the Arctic Freezer will certainly be quieter than stock fan, and will cool better too.

    You need 250 posts to get into members market.

    Well, both RAM kits are Value tagged, I doubt there's a massive difference between the two. I think GeIL is more expensive for the brand name and fancy packaging.

    I would choose dual core over single core. Sooner or later games will start taking advantage of dual core cpus, so it makes sense to get it now. It will also give you multi tasking benefits.
     
  12. young lad

    Hitman

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    Well if i was to overclock is there any guides that a 14 yr old boy could follow lmao
     
  13. young lad

    Hitman

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    How much diffrence do you think it will make from a 2.66ghz celeron (the rubish 1's) ?

    And do you think if i upgraded the case to a 480w psu it would be better while i have the money or is it fine how it is even if i wanted 2 upgrade in the future?
     
  14. Explicit

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    lol, major difference compared to the celeron.

    overclocking guide:
    http://forum.overclockersonline.com...74&start=0&S=a28b674848e02cdd6eb4c12eefb1f3d5
    better to read it a few times before you start.

    The antec case + 400w psu will be fine, but if you want to upgrade it then that's your choice. Sonato II?
     
  15. Tommer

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    to be honest mate, if you're going to try and build this yourself and are unsure how i'd recommend like Explicit said to get a pre built OCUK one, they have decent specs.

    Its not hard making one its just tricky if there is a problem and you're not familiar with it.
     
  16. young lad

    Hitman

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    My mum's bf knows a few people who put them together for a second job thou to speak and will ask him for me 2 moz and he is only a phone call away
     
  17. young lad

    Hitman

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    Good because this takes around 2 mins to boot up and get on to msn which is 222 long imo and is that just to oc the CPU? How far do you think i could get the 2x3800+ to go maybe x2 4000 or higher with that cooler u suggested?
     
  18. Explicit

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    Most people hit 2.5Ghz with the X2 3800s. Anything above is a bonus.
     
  19. young lad

    Hitman

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    So isnt that the 2x4400+ stock speed?

    If it is iw ill b saving about £80 ? buy just "overclocking" thats top tbh, will try on this pc first then move on to the new 1
     
  20. young lad

    Hitman

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    Is there any way to revers the overclocking if my pc fails to boot for some strange reason or another ?

    Or would i ned to boot up the pc to change it?


    Cheers guys