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Third time lucky? Final build after a little advise.

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This is to be my first rig, had 2 previous builds that I considered but this is the final and has been ordered.

Would like some input from you guys on what you think and if it will last a while as I am not looking to upgrade anytime soon.

My budget was £900 so I pretty much met that, whoop!

I will probably look into overclocking even tho I know little about it. So plenty of reading ahead haha

The 2 x 80gb HDD's will run in RAID0.


Edited by iDeal - 3/15/09 at 5:12am
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from personal experience, make sure the ram is on the vendor's QVL(Qualified Vendors List). I think you will be happy with the P45 it overclocks great. Although I think if you were going to go Nvidia you would have got a nForce board. It will still work, but if you ever try to go with more gpu's you'll have to switch either the board or the video card.
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Why the 80GB drive? If you want to have a small C:/ drive, then the 1TB for storage, I would get something much larger than that. A single platter 320GB Seagate drive would be good.

Also, I would look into a 4870 or similar. It's much cheaper than the GTX 260's, and gives similar performance.
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post #4 of 6
why get a big typhoon when you can get something smaller for about the same price?
i believe the Vendetta II is better

and the Arctic Cooling 7 Pro is popular around here

also cut out the 80gb drive, you can just make a 80gb partition on that 1tb and be good
Edited by Hayday - 3/13/09 at 3:00pm
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yea but he wants to overclock and the Artic 7 can't deal with the heat an OC'd Quad outputs. get the Vendetta 2.
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Why the 80GB drive? If you want to have a small C:/ drive, then the 1TB for storage, I would get something much larger than that. A single platter 320GB Seagate drive would be good.

Also, I would look into a 4870 or similar. It's much cheaper than the GTX 260's, and gives similar performance.
The 2 x 80GB HDD's will be running in RAID0.
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