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Yeah...but the new (single-sided) ones do not overclock very well at all. The older double-sided (no longer sold) still overclock VERY well, but shops do not sell them any more.
Thanks for the heads-up, I'll probably go for Gskill then
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Yeah...but the new (single-sided) ones do not overclock very well at all. The older double-sided (no longer sold) still overclock VERY well, but shops do not sell them any more.
Correct, and the chances are you will get to know the RMA department at Crucial well if you have some Ballistix. - They usually die quite quickly...

Get some Team or some G.Skill - a 2x2GB kit if possible as they are the same price or cheaper and will actually work.
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And good thermal compound

Edit: why don't you degrade to 22" monitor and take out some unneccessary things and buy another atx gpu?
I use my PC to watch TV (with a tuner card) so screen size is important to me but thanks for the tip
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I use my PC to watch TV (with a tuner card) so screen size is important to me but thanks for the tip
So do i!
post #15 of 20
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Mouse - Logitech G9 £46
Keyboard - Logitech G15 £50
Having owned both the Logitech G5 & G9, and a G15 Keyboard, I now use Saitek's Cyborg Keyboard and mouse.



Together they come in at slightly less than the two you've got listed, at £87.

I initially thought the ability to adjust the length of the mouse on the fly was insane overkill, but other than being extremely cool, it allows me to change the feel/response for different types of games, FPS vs RTS etc.

If you can stand the keyboard aesthetically, it feels solid to use, the keys are very tactile and responsive, and the rubber feet/strips keep it firmly locked in place much better than any keyboard I've used before. I can't recommend them enough.
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You can save on the soundcard by buying it off this UK seller-
http://www.overclock.net/sale/342639...ds3l-x-fi.html
See item #2 - price is probably slightly negotiable.
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Having owned both the Logitech G5 & G9, and a G15 Keyboard, I now use Saitek's Cyborg Keyboard and mouse, and I can't recommend them enough.

Amazon.co.uk: Saitek Cyborg Keyboard (PC): PC & Video Games

Amazon.co.uk: Saitek Cyborg Mouse: PC & Video Games

Together they come in at slightly less than the two you've got listed, at £87.

I initially thought the ability to adjust the length of the mouse on the fly was insane overkill, but other than being extremely cool, it allows me to change the feel/response for different types of games, FPS vs RTS etc.

If you can stand the keyboard aesthetically, it feels solid to use, the keys are very tactile and responsive, and the rubber feet/strips keep it firmly locked in place much better than any keyboard I've used before. I can't recommend them enough.
The Saitek breaks all the time.
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The Saitek breaks all the time.
I've been using mine since early May without a hitch, 12+ hrs a day - what have you encountered that breaks regularly?
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I've been using mine since early May without a hitch, 12+ hrs a day - what have you encountered that breaks regularly?
My keys stopped working and some fell off... on three boards. CD had the same problems.
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Maybe the US and EU stock are from different batches/manufacturing lines? My wife uses the same keyb/mouse now too. I'll keep an eye out for wandering keys
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