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Need a new PC...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ranek K, 2 Aug 2006.

  1. Ranek K

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    Joined: 28 Jul 2006

    Posts: 6

    Location: Nottingham, UK

    Hey, I'm new around here ;)

    Anyways, I need a new PC as my current rig is getting out dated now. I want something that can last me a good year or two with minimum upgrades. Basically I want a PC that I can play all the games on with full graphics, able to do a lot of graphics intensive work (as part of my uni course) and can handle all this with either dual monitor or a wide screen setup. My budget is a max of £2500. This is what I thought would do the job

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600
    Mobo: DFI LanParty UT CFX3200-DR RD580 Crossfire
    RAM: Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT
    HDD: aiming for 500gb+, proberly one 500gb WD cavair and one 160gb one
    GFX: 2 HIS ATI Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ 3 (or nVidia eqivlent)
    Monitor setup: I was thinking 3 BenQ FP91G+ 19" in a windscreen setup using a Matrox TripleHead2Go adapter

    Of course all this is open to change if any of you can suggest anything of equal or better ;)
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    The budget is pretty hefty but I'd probably go for something like this, you might be better with an X1900XTX but I don't think there are any Crossfire enabled motherboards for Conroe yet(if there even will be). There is still room in the budget for software licences(if you don't already have what you need), speakers, peripherals or even a third 20" monitor.

    CP-136-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6700 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.67GHz (1066FSB) - OEM (CP-136-IN)
    £339.95 £339.95
    MB-062-GI Gigabyte GA_965P_DS4 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-062-GI)
    £109.95 £109.95
    MY-013-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ) (MY-013-GS)
    £147.95 £147.95
    GX-039-GW Gainward BLISS GeForce 7950 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-039-GW)
    £339.95 £339.95
    HS-020-ZA Zalman CNPS9500-AT Aero Flower (Socket 775) CPU Cooler (HS-020-ZA)
    £28.95 £28.95
    CA-005-AK Akasa Eclipse 62 Aluminium Case (CA-005-AK)
    £69.95 £69.95
    CA-009-TG Tagan TG580-U15 580W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-009-TG)
    £69.95 £69.95
    CD-033-NE NEC ND4571 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-033-NE)
    £22.95 £22.95
    HD-078-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-078-SE)
    £62.95 £125.90
    HD-085-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 200GB ST3200820AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-085-SE)
    £47.95 £47.95
    MO-003-BE Belinea 102035W 20.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-003-BE)
    £244.95 £489.90
    Subtotal £1,793.35
    VAT £313.84
    Total £2,107.19
     
  3. Ranek K

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    Joined: 28 Jul 2006

    Posts: 6

    Location: Nottingham, UK

    Thanks, time to make a hole in my bank account :p