Originally Posted by jonaglon
Just been to look at the aspire cases - very pretty - will seek out UK distributor later...
As for graphics cards, I was trying to decide between running two cheaper cards (eg 2 x 7600 GT 256MB) versus a fast 512M 7800GT versus a bottom of the range 256M 7900 GT.
I decided against 2 cheaper cards, as I couldn't easily connect them to the water cooling, and I thought the souped up 512 7800GT might outperform a 7900GT - I was mistken wasn't I?
Will go with the 600W PSU - had wondered if I would be better off with that.
I'd read a lot of places about the x2 vs San Diego - the jury is still out for me on that one, I quite like the idea of the dual core CPU, but a better overclocker at a cheaper price sounds good. Gosh.
And danm - custom water cooling instead of a kit? I am still a bit scared of the idea of water cooling and thought a kit might save me from ending up with a watery mess over new rig??
GO DUAL CORE!
Sorry to shout...but anyone who says single core is on crack!
All the apps coming out are being developed for multi processors. Games will be soon. Nvidia graphics cards already use dual core drivers.
iTunes, Photoshop....all kinds of multimedia uses dual core. Plus, it's a lot quicker to browse around your desktop and multitask. Trust me. My overclock is slightly lower than before...but the performance has NEVER been better. Dual core is the way to go.