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OC UK Pre-build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Turbanation, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. Turbanation

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    My m8s was thinking of getting the Ultima SLi (AMD Athlon 64 4000 Dual DDR System), do you reckon if I was polite they would change the CPU into the AMD 4400 and make the hard drive bigger?

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  2. BigDom

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    No harm in asking, a Don may see this and reply but a quicker reply would be to use the Support link on the main page. There is a pre-sales enquiry option.
     
  3. Phil99

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  4. Explicit

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    Since they're built on demand, I don't see why you can't customise them slightly
     
  5. Turbanation

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    Alright then I send them a message. What do you guys then of it, good value for money or outdated?

    I'm talking about the black one BTW.
     
  6. BigDom

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    Not bad but can definatly get better for the money.

    SLI imo it disapointing and getting a ATI 1900XT system is a much better Value option.
     
  7. GAMEfreak

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    agreed. it has more to offers as the benefits of SLi and crossfire dont seem lage enough as of yet. when we see 2 cards working at 100% of their capacity, it will become truly useful, but until then single cards are the way to go.
     
  8. Turbanation

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    Is the GeIL 2GB DDR PC3200 CAS2.5 memory any good?
     
  9. BigDom

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    yes very good, mines running faster than specced at the moment.
     
  10. BigDom

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    Crossfire appears to work very well and as such is a viable option. SLI doesn't work with all software and is OS dependant ( doesn't work under 2K for instance ).
     
  11. Richdog

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    You could get much better specs for the money if you build it yourself. SLI is pretty inefficient and wasteful imo, there is no reason whatsoever not to be spending £345 on an ATI X1900 now as they are widely available and stupidly powerful.

    It's a nice rig, but I personally wouldn't compromise spec just for the convenience of having someone build it for me. :)
     
  12. kinggost

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    Just what i was thinking the spec in my sig my second build ( bout bricked myself doing it) But just took my time and ive done it no problems at all

    As quoted you wil get a lot better spec for the money
     
  13. BigDom

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    Just by way of comparision. Taken the spec of the OcUK pre-built, changed Mobo, CPU and Graphics.. end result better performing system for the SAME price :).

    Putting a PC together isn't that hard and worth it when you look at the effective savings.

    CP-127-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4400CDBOX) (CP-127-AM)
    £289.95 £289.95
    MB-129-AS Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS)
    £69.95 £69.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    GX-060-PC PowerColor ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-060-PC)
    £304.95 £304.95
    CD-024-NE NEC ND4550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-024-NE)
    £25.50 £25.50
    CA-007-SV Silverstone Temjin TJ05 - Black (No PSU) (CA-007-SV)
    £69.95 £69.95
    CA-007-TG Tagan TG430-U15 430W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-007-TG)
    £46.95 £46.95
    HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD)
    £64.25 £64.25
    Subtotal £981.45
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £14.95
    VAT £174.37
    Total £1,170.77
     
  14. Explicit

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    ^ Much better IMO, and more fun too!
     
  15. ACESHIGH

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    This is the way to go imo.