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This 1 or this 1?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by s96024, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    Which version would you guys go for? Cheaper version may allow me to get the 19" monitor in "This week only". Can't afford it with the other setup. Atleast now. Could in a couple of weeks.



    HD-023-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80GB 800JD SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-WD)
    £28.50 £28.50
    CB-041-GE Akasa Rounded Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m) - Blue (CB-041-GE)
    £2.95 £2.95
    CB-001-AK Akasa Serial ATA 45cm DAYGLO Blue Data Cable (CB-001-AK)
    £2.95 £2.95
    HS-005-TT Thermaltake Blue Orb II Socket 939/754/775) CPU Cooler (CL-P0257) (HS-005-TT)
    £15.95 £15.95
    CA-009-TG Tagan TG580-U15 580W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-009-TG)
    £69.95 £69.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    CA-012-AN Antec Super LANBOY Aluminum Super Mini Tower Case - No PSU (CA-012-AN)
    £28.75 £28.75
    CP-150-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
    £104.95 £104.95
    MB-129-AS Asus A8R-MVP Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-129-AS)
    £61.95 £61.95
    GX-112-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-112-SP)
    £219.95 £219.95
    Subtotal £645.85
    VAT £113.03
    Total £758.88


    OR


    MB-101-AS Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-101-AS)
    £56.95 £56.95
    GX-038-OK OcUK GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-038-OK)
    £269.95 £269.95
    HD-023-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80GB 800JD SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-WD)
    £28.50 £28.50
    CB-041-GE Akasa Rounded Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m) - Blue (CB-041-GE)
    £2.95 £2.95
    CB-001-AK Akasa Serial ATA 45cm DAYGLO Blue Data Cable (CB-001-AK)
    £2.95 £2.95
    HS-005-TT Thermaltake Blue Orb II Socket 939/754/775) CPU Cooler (CL-P0257) (HS-005-TT)
    £15.95 £15.95
    CA-009-TG Tagan TG580-U15 580W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-009-TG)
    £69.95 £69.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    CA-012-AN Antec Super LANBOY Aluminum Super Mini Tower Case - No PSU (CA-012-AN)
    £28.75 £28.75
    CP-150-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)
    £104.95 £104.95
    Subtotal £690.85
    VAT £120.90
    Total £811.75
     
  2. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,139

    Location: Hull

    go for the 2nd spec machine
    :) :)
    buy your monitor in 2 weeks time
     
  3. BillytheImpaler

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    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Do you ever plan on doing Crossfire or SLi?
     
  4. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    Yes
     
  5. BillytheImpaler

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    I'd go for the second spec then. You can save some change by skipping the Akasa SATA cables. Every mobo I've ever bought included them.
     
  6. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    Yea, but it is literally spare change. Think ill just save few weeks for monitor then i'll have an extra couple 100 quid to spend on a larger monitor.
     
  7. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

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    I'd ditch that CPU cooler for a Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro.
     
  8. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    It goes with my lovely blue theme though. :*(. I have really considered that and still havent really decided for sure yet.

    GERRARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    freezer 64 pro and change the easycon for the non easycon version, its cooler, quieter and more stable due to no modular cables.
     
  10. BillytheImpaler

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    Meh, though it's not a big priority for me, lots of folks like the cleanliness of a modular PSU. I'd keep it in the spec.
     
  11. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    Yea i really wanted a modular psu so thats a no go. May change cpu cooler. Depends on my mood tomorrow morning when i order. :/
     
  12. quadboi

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Get *** Freezer 64, most definately, its great!...
     
  13. lee87

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    Stick with the Thermaltake Blue Orb II if you want, it's just as good as a Freezer 64 pro.
     
  14. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    :o More confused than ever. But doubt there is much in it anyway. So pretty much of a muchness.
     
  15. Darkwave

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    I would go for the first build, it's a fair bit cheaper and equal or more powerful than the second in most games.
     
  16. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    Like fun it is. The 64 Pro is one of THE best coolers you can get. The TT is pants.

    SiriusB
     
  17. Gommsta

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 May 2006

    Posts: 480

    Agree with Sirius. The Blue Orb looked cool but was no good at all really.
    I went from the TT Blue Orb and changed to the TT Big Typhoon and am well pleased. Big temp drops. That or the Freezer 64 pro should be the ones you look at in my opinion.

    Also note that you may have trouble with the Blue Orb actually fitting due its stupidly low and wide profile.
     
  18. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    LOL

    sorry but after my use of a modular psu, i dont get the point of them, your still gonna plug the cables in anyway so whats the point?

    :p
     
  19. lee87

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    I'll agree that the 64 pro is slightly better but the TT is still a good quiet cooler.

    http://www.3dxtreme.net/index.php?id=ttblueorb114

    From these results the TT is 2c better at idle and only 1c higher at load than the 64 pro. I've used both in different systems and I think the TT is quieter when at load.
     
  20. s96024

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 133

    Location: Orpington, Kent

    I am going back and forth :o. I want modular because i thought it would be easier to hide cables and surely I won't have as many cables as if it was a non modular one.