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post #1 of 26
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Hi guys, birthday soon[ish] 18th as well! [July 10th]

Have around £590 - MAXIMUM to spend [About $1100 USD]

Generally, when running my computer, it'll usually have...

MSN
Skype
Mid's hero builder
Firefox
2+ accounts of City of Heroes / Villains active

If you see my signature, you'll see what i already have, i plan on using the following components with my next build

EVGA 8800GT
Me case
Zalman 9700NT


1 8800GT just about max's out CoH, and thats with my 2.9GHz X2 5000+, so i think any quad will finish it off...heres my 3 choices

If running 2 accounts i usually have to down my graphics from Quality down to Performance

Only one account is present on the screen at a time


***MAIN FINAL[ish] BUILD***









And that keyboard, its the size of a laptop one ^^ - £7.99 too!

I think its looking pretty good =)

Was advised to go AAKS over barracudas

Corsair PSU's are apparently very good, so i thought i'd go all out and get one


TOTAL: £567.15 [Using ebuyer + Microdirect mix]



Alternatively, if anyone can suggest a way that my £600 max budget can be used to make my computing life a little more enjoyable, i am more than welcome to read through your ideas and take into consideration any advice given

Thanks for any input guys n girls,


Edited by . // Fixion - 6/12/08 at 4:46am
    
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post #2 of 26
I say go for build 2.

In terms of build 3,

1. buy from Scan, Ebuyer, or Novatech... OcUK tend to overprice stuff.
2. Is a DFI board necesssary? a Gigabyte P35 DS3L will do basically the same thing, OCs well, and will likely come out cheaper - AFAIK that board is going into X38 price territory. Or plow the saved cash into an SLI board if possible, and then take advantage of SLI later.
3. Your ram seems expensive. Black Dragon Ram chips are cheaper, but are good for OCing, imo...
Edited by -iceblade^ - 6/5/08 at 8:44am
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post #3 of 26
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Regarding build 3, i hear that the DFI board is an amazing quadcore OC'er - I have a Dry Ice pot coming my way also, so im hoping i can get some good results

And thanks for reminding me about where to buy, almost forgot my favourite shops =O

If i do an ebuyer/OCUK combo - £572 for Build 3, will see if i can get the others down
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by . // Fixion View Post
Regarding build 3, i hear that the DFI board is an amazing quadcore OC'er - I have a Dry Ice pot coming my way also, so im hoping i can get some good results

And thanks for reminding me about where to buy, almost forgot my favourite shops =O

If i do an ebuyer/OCUK combo - £572 for Build 3, will see if i can get the others down
Yeah I just bought DFI blood iron today I wish skype was popular in america as it is in london and england and (I think UK) so I can use 3 skype phone
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Hmm i thinks i have decided on build 3...

Corsair are generally quiet PSU's right?
    
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post #6 of 26
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I've decided not to go with the corsair PSU and stickin with me current £25 PSU as i found a few reviews about it and its generally an alrite PSU ^^ [550w]

By shopping around doing an Ebuyer / OCUK Mix + Various price drops, i can get build 3 down to a total of...

£507.15 ^.^

Awesome
    
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post #7 of 26
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Main build revised

^^

Help from NuclearCrap - Cheers dude
    
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post #8 of 26
Lol I'd rather not have speakers at all if I were to get those X-140.
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post #9 of 26
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Tiny headset earbud doesnt give much sound ^^

Always wanted speakers tbh =P

They'll be fine for gamin / a tad bit of music


What do you think of the build in general though?
    
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by . // Fixion View Post
Tiny headset earbud doesnt give much sound ^^

Always wanted speakers tbh =P

They'll be fine for gamin / a tad bit of music


What do you think of the build in general though?
Get HR-05 for the NB instead of that tiny fan on stock cooler.

And still, I'd rather have cheap earbuds than those speakers.
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