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Spec me a Cube for £1300

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Xionic, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. Xionic

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 631

    Location: Rotherhan, UK

    im currently running a PC in the attic, as my room is really small. was thinking of getting a cube. have a LCD, K/Board N Mouse.

    could someone spec me a cube with a budget of £1200-1300 for major gaming
     
  2. matt100

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 12,635

    Location: Surrey

    you'll be much better off in the SFF forum for this but as a quick guess...

    How about..

    Shuttle SN25P £250
    AMD X2 4400 £320
    ATi X1900XT £350
    2gb G.Skill ZX/HZ never really sussed which was better £150

    and boring stuff like hard drives of your choice.

    Thats about £1300 although the prices are approximate because I can never be bothered to check the shop.

    If you're gaming at 1280x1024 then pull back the gfx card to maybe a 7800GT or X1800 and save yourself some cash.

    Don't be talked out of dual core because more and more developers are releasing dual core patches for games (quake4 and call of duty 2 are 2 recent noteworthy examples) and it'll only grow.
     
  3. Xionic

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 631

    Location: Rotherhan, UK

    thanx, forgot about SFF :/

    i will only be gaming at 1280*1024 on a 17" LCD, is the X1900XT a waste at that res
     
  4. matt100

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 12,635

    Location: Surrey

    cool, save your cash and get a 7800GT imo

    maybe spend the extra on the SN26P in case you feel like going mental and having sli in an sff?
     
  5. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    For that res, the X1800XT is more than enough.

    AMD Opteron UP 170 Dual Core San Diego 2.0GHz 2MB Cache (Socket 939) - Retail (CP-148-AM)
    £317.19
    Gigabyte K8NMF-9 nForce4 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-041-GI)
    £49.29
    Mushkin 2GB DDR XP4000 Redline Extreme Performance Dual Channel Kit (2x1GB) (991493) (MY-002-MK)
    £252.57
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-048-PC)
    £270.34
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    £32.84
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD)
    £71.62
    Silverstone Sugo SG01 Aluminium Mini PC - Black (No PSU) (CA-013-SV)
    £105.69
    Tagan TG530-U15 530W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-008-TG)
    £70.44
    Zalman CNPS7000B-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-007-ZA)
    £22.27
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC)
    £6.46

    Total inc VAT: £1198.71

    Another mobo is the Asus A8N-VM CSM Micro ATX.