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*gulp* Should I go for it?

post #1 of 28
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I'm almost about to press the buy button!... Do you think this is a good choice? (see list below), or should I get a cheaper mobo (gigabyte ds3) along with a cheaper gfx card (7600gs) and get 2GB ram instead of one? Or stick with my list and just get another gb when i can afford it?

OR, should I hang on a few weeks when chances are the p5b and 1950 will drop down in price a fair bit? I'm in no real rush, obviously would prefer to buy now but don't want to if it's usual for prices to drop quite a bit after christmas/the new year... do any of you know what the trends are normally like this time of year?


ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP iP965, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
£123.13

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail
£113.96

256MB Asus Radeon X1950Pro, PCI-E(x16), Mem 1400MHz GDDR3, GPU 581MHz, 36Pipes
£123.48

250 Gb Seagate ST3250620AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ
£54.91

Antec NSK6500 uATX/ATX Super Mid Tower, has Hi-Efficiency 430W ATX12v v2.0 PSU
£72.49

1GB CorsairXMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12
£90.95

Pioneer DVR-111DBK Black 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer DVD Writer (Reduced Length) OEM
£19.95

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready
£14.68

Net Total£522.16
Carriage£13.97
V.A.T.£93.82

TOTAL£629.95 ($1,236)

Need to add £199 for a new Samsung Monitor too. So basically its a £830 ($1629) spend... wonder how much it would drop in price say a months time...? Hows the spec? Have I missed anything? Should I go for it?
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post #2 of 28
Why not the P5B Deluxe without WiFi?
    
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post #3 of 28
I think he would say the same thing.

The non-wifi version overclocks better, and you're going to want 2GB of ram these days. If you don't game, then one is fine.
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post #4 of 28
sounds good, the pound must be stronger then the dollar as the prices are a lot cheaper then what they would cost here.
    
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post #5 of 28
P5B deluxe without Wi-Fi overclocks better. HOWEVER, that being said, GET THE DS3!!!! I MEAN COME ON it OC's almost as much as a P5B-Deluxe, AND with only a AC Freezer 7 Pro you cannot go as high as the P5B will let u anyway so it would be a waste (unless you get a Big Typhoon or Scythe Infinity)

i just ordered a similar new rig today! and i got a 6400 with a S3, which is same as DS3 just cheaper and different capacitors LOL but same OCing and everything else. i am getting a lapped BT with 80cfm fan installed from OC.net and with that i hope to acheive 3.7-8 GHz
    
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post #6 of 28
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Its the only one they stock... and they sell it for the same price as the non-wifi one on other stores... didn't know the wifi is not as OC'able.. is the wifi one really that bad <shock>
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post #7 of 28
the wifi does not change the ocing capabilities of the processor.. I dont know where u got that.
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post #8 of 28
Consider a better PSU than the one included with the case. Probably not a must but it is something to consider.
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post #9 of 28
try to look for different pc2-6400 ram with a CAS 4. the corsairs dont OC too well. ive heard geil, g.skill, and OCZ overclock spectacularly.
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post #10 of 28
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ah right.... didnt know that either... maybe I should do some more research before hitting that buy button lol
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