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post #1 of 12
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Looks like it time for me to build my first REAL machine i have roughly £700 for now and in 6 months i will have lil extra for upgrades if any of you have suggestions for thing i dont need now but will need later. ATM im thinking.
CPU: E8400
MOBO: Asus 680/650i SLI ofc
GFX: 8800 GTS (SLI will come later)
RAM: G.Skill (2GB or 4GB, needed?)
HDD: 2x 160GB Barracudas RAID 0/1x160GB + 2x36GB RAID 0
CASE: Unsure gets the job done but not too costy
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower?

Just rough guidline is know some of the prices like i said roughly 700, 30 or 40 over doesnt mean i thing, excited to here you suggestions
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post #2 of 12
Get evga 680i A1. I think the CM RC690 is pretty good. See if you can find a good price there.
post #3 of 12
I found the cm690 on ebuyer for £50: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131551, and you can choose super saver delivery for free shipping.

As you're going for vista (you said DX10), I'd recommend a g.skill 4gb kit. Mine are great, DDR2 800 running at 1000mhz. They've dropped £20 in price since i got mine from overclockers.co.uk but unfortunately they're out of stock there.
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post #4 of 12
i woudl say look at the 750i not te 680/650 due to all the issues people have with them

if you go 750i and raid don't buy a sata optical drive or it won't work (that was eVGA's workaround if you want raid and a sata optical drive)

tuniq is a excellent cooler and would recommend

might wanna look at a GTX over the GTS

GTX http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=877 £164.49

or

GTS 512 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=927 £152.74

£10 for a big improvement

2GB is plenty for most needs but if it cost effective go 4GB ... if you go 4GB you will need a 64 bit OS
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post #5 of 12
Hi Panderas, I have both the CoolerMaster RC690, and a Tuniq Tower 120, and would highly recommend them both.
Case-wise though it really comes down to personal preference in my opinion.
The Tuniq is equally impressive: With temp control turned on for the mobo, the fan remains off while idle and case air-flow alone is enough to keeep things cool (32*), but when stressing with the fan up, great temps also, so it's very flexible. This'll be different for everyone obviously, and you'll no doubt hear similar success stories for other coolers and cases, but that my view on these.

nb: seeing as you won't want to order from newegg, Misco do the RC690 for the same price

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post #6 of 12
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SO the 8800GTX > then 8800 GTS (G92). And goin for the 750i chipset seems to be in my interest too.
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post #7 of 12
heres a review on a XFX GTX vs XFX GTS

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/98...ion/index.html

it may only be 10-15 frames but it is nearly 1800 more points in 3Dmark06
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Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
heres a review on a XFX GTX vs XFX GTS

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/98...ion/index.html

it may only be 10-15 frames but it is nearly 1800 more points in 3Dmark06
Yerr but thats the old version not the gts (g92)
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post #9 of 12
Take a look at this - 8 series line up.

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=710&p=11
post #10 of 12
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look slike the 8800 gts is the way to go for value/performnce, it on par with the ultra even beating it in one scenario.
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