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post #1 of 18
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Hi!
First of all, I apologise if this is in the wrong section, but my build is Intel, so this is the best section I could think of.

Anyway, a friend gave me £40 of Maplin Electronics gift vouchers to buy something for my rig. I also plan on adding £20-£30 of my own money on top of it. So, looking at my rig, what do you guys recommend that I buy? I was thinking of possibly a Blu-ray drive or something, as processors and graphics cards e.t.c. are rather expensive on Maplin.
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i would add a little more cash and get another 8800gt for sli
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidForce View Post
i would add a little more cash and get another 8800gt for sli
x2....why not
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Unfortunately, my mobo doesn't support SLi
    
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post #5 of 18
Edit: If it were cash I'd reccomend an
HR-03 GT, but maplin doesn't seem to carry them.

Mods: please delete this post.
Edited by Ltar - 12/26/08 at 1:57pm
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post #6 of 18
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Unfortunately, Maplin doesn't stock it. +rep for a nice idea though.
    
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post #7 of 18
I would go for more ram... I love ram
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post #8 of 18
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hehe, i love RAM as well. Unfortunately, I only bought it a few weeks ago and can't justify getting more than 4GB.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by woodpigeon4 View Post
hehe, i love RAM as well. Unfortunately, I only bought it a few weeks ago and can't justify getting more than 4GB.
Understandable

What do you have in terms of case/cpu cooling. Might be able to upgrade that.
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post #10 of 18
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CPU Cooling is pretty good - Xigmatek HDT-S1283. My case is pretty crap to be honest, but the ones on Maplin aren't much better. Also, I've already stuffed mine with fans. However, I was thinking of getting this: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=46819
Is it worth it, and will it fit my mobo?
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