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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Psypher5, 14 Jun 2006.

  1. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    Speccing maybe a month or so in advance so some things will change.

    AMD price slashes, and also conroe/am2 workouts/benchmarks but hey,


    So here goes.

    REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST REMOVE
    MB-142-AS Asus M2N32-SLi-DLX nForce 590 SLi (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-142-AS)
    £114.95 £114.95
    MY-034-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC) (MY-034-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    SC-041-CL Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Edition + HS600 £29.99 Gaming Headset Bundle - Retail (SC-041-CL)
    £123.50 £123.50
    CA-008-TT Thermaltake VA7000BWA Shark Aluminium Full Tower - Black (CA-008-TT)
    £69.95 £69.95
    CA-005-HP Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Black UV (CA-005-HP)
    £54.95 £54.95
    CD-035-NE NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-035-NE)
    £19.95 £19.95
    CP-167-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ 2.00GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-167-AM)
    £197.95 £197.95
    GX-018-BG BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-018-BG)
    £169.95 £169.95
    Subtotal £861.15
    VAT £150.71
    Total £1,011.86


    what would you change? Don't want to go over 1k really. Selling my current PC for 500, so for a 500quid pc it seems an ok step up from what I have atm.

    I know someones going to say psu, so for the record, make it one that isnt any more expensive ;) And No stupid 600watt-1100wattage psu's because the system would hardly chug that out. I doubt a 580 is needed?

    Thoughts?
     
    Last edited: 14 Jun 2006
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    As far as I am aware all parts are compatible, you probably don't need the X-Fi because onboard sound is pretty good now so I'd put the money into a better graphics card maybe although that does depend on what monitor you have currently.

    A 580w PSU will offer more than enough power for your system as specified there. The case I'd also think about changing as I think it is ugly but that is totally personal preference :)
     
  3. ashmanq

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2006

    Posts: 298

    Location: Scotland

    As said before everything looks fine but id go for the lian li pc7 plus case :D Ive got one and it looks great and i think its cheaper aswell than the thermaltake (better quality too ive heard).
     
  4. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,045

    Location: Liverpool

    yup looks sound mate :)

    Stelly
     
  5. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    Monitor is a dell flatscreen CRT :D Runa t 1600x1200 atm, just wanted something that could do that res with some glory. ALthough I am really considering an xt-x and maybe a 20inch widescreen lcd.

    X-fi I've wanted for a year now, but then again I have z-5500's and want to do them some justice.

    As for the case, first time I saw i fell in love, either that or a Gigabyte aurora :p

    Cheers people :)
     
  6. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,242

    Location: London, UK

    go for the xt-x :p
     
  7. toxic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,245

    Location: Scotland

    Nice system really....bang for buck. If you want an XT-X....dont get the SLI mobo. The Hiper is a good solid PSU...stick with it.
     
  8. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

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    Location: Birmingham

    mmm, just found a 7900gtx 512 for £309.93 so I think might do that. Will obviously do some research. Who knows what might be on the MM by then though ;)

    Also, might add a 20inch widescreen tft, Wanted one for ages, this crt is showing signs of suicide now, found one for 300smackers too.
     
  9. SteveOBHave

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 Mar 2006

    Posts: 6,588

    Location: Sydney Australia

    That's a good deal on the GTX m8 :) I would def go for that! I'd be having a good old fashioned drool over the 20" Widescreen :D

    Nice kit, but as toxic mentioned, unless you intend to go SLI at a later stage don't bother with the SLi MoBo.
     
  10. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,242

    Location: London, UK


    haha your budget just seems to be increasing post by post!
     
  11. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Birmingham

    sli is always an option, with gfx physics and whathave you -.-

    And I know, I am trying to cut things down now, honest :p I hope this summer job pays ;)

    Slashed the fatality xfi, screw it! Don't need all the extra doodah. xtreme music will do me well :)
     
    Last edited: 15 Jun 2006
  12. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London, UK

    why dont you push the boat out and get a 1900xt-x
    you might find a good deal on MM pretty soon ;)
     
  13. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Birmingham

    It's preying the back of my mind, dont you worry.
     
  14. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

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    Location: Birmingham

    mmm, ok I'm having a bit of trouble :)

    Over to you guys, spec me an am2 dualcore with a 20"widescreen x1900xt and 2gig of ram, about 200gb of hdd space, a dvd drive and an xfi :).

    Fulltower + monitor.

    About 1.2 or under if you can ;)? I've managed 1.35 with a few "nice" things, ie a p180 in silver and a 70quid psu :x (From a competitor).
    Or am I being too unrealistic?
     
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  15. MichaelHo

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    20" widescreen gona take quite alot of the budget!
    theres a nice system, x2 4400+, 1900xtX, 2 gig g skill. lian li v1000+, in MM for £1100, im sure i could sort you out :p
     
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  16. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

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    Touche but not am2 ;) I'll take this to msn anyway, no trading outside of MM :p Stop pushing me dammit!


    Also hope-ing I can get a few things of the mm, the xfi, maybe a case, a dvd drive. Even Ram possibly :)
     
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  17. Lewcifer

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 134

    Location: Hell On Earth

    MY-012-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 LA PC2-5300 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-5400PHU2-2GBLA) (MY-012-GS)
    £99.95 £99.95
    CD-031-NE NEC ND4570 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Silver) - OEM (CD-031-NE)
    £21.50 £21.50
    HD-018-SA Samsung SpinPoint P SP2504C 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-018-SA)
    £44.50 £44.50
    SC-032-CL Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Edition - Retail (SC-032-CL)
    £122.95 £122.95
    CA-009-TT Thermaltake VA7000SWA Shark Aluminium Full Tower - Silver (CA-009-TT)
    £69.95 £69.95
    GX-047-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO)
    £239.95 £239.95
    CP-166-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.00GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-166-AM)
    £181.95 £181.95
    MB-147-AS Asus M2N-E (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-147-AS)
    £69.95 £69.95
    CA-046-AN Antec NeoHE 550W Modular ATX2.0 PSU (CA-046-AN)
    £64.95 £64.95
    MO-052-VS Viewsonic VX2025 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver/Black (MO-052-VS)
    £259.95 £259.95
    Subtotal £1,175.60

    Total INC Vat = £1375.45

    Best I can do this early in the morning.