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Help please with a spec

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AndyBorzi, 13 Apr 2006.

  1. AndyBorzi

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

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    Location: Peterborough

    I've read the sticky above and have spent last couple of hours getting more and more confused with all thats out there!

    I have a budget of around £800. I want it to be able to run latest games (Oblivion :) )with high detail at 1280*1024 res plus I do alot of photoshop work as well. Don't need monitor and I will rely on onboard sound. Graphics card needs to support dual monitor.

    I want SATA drive but also need spare IDE for my current hard drives.

    Cheers

    AB
     
  2. fenderbass86

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    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

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    Location: Chelmsford

    CP-152-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM) 1
    £169.95 £169.95
    MB-046-MS MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-046-MS) 1
    £64.95 £64.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL) 1
    £89.95 £89.95
    GX-048-PC PowerColor ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-048-PC) 1
    £214.95 £214.95
    HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD) 1
    £55.50 £55.50
    CD-030-NE NEC ND4570 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-030-NE) 1
    £24.95 £24.95
    FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR) 1
    £15.95 £15.95
    CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN) 1
    £64.95 £64.95
    Subtotal £701.15
    VAT £122.71
    Total £823.86

    Best I could do.
     
  3. AndyBorzi

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    Location: Peterborough

    Thanks alot fenderbass, thats great. Just got to talk the wife around!! :)
     
  4. fenderbass86

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    *twists right thumb in left palm*
    :p
     
  5. Traducer

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    Joined: 4 Apr 2006

    Posts: 346

    Will that case and psu be ok for that system? I have a similar one but change the 3800 for a 4400 would the case and psu still be ok?
     
  6. fenderbass86

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    It'll be ok as long as nothing is overclocked, as soon as you start OC'ing CPU, RAM or graphics card, it takes a fair bit of power away. 600W should be good.
     
  7. Traducer

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    Joined: 4 Apr 2006

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    Hmm.