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Have I got the `gotta have it now` bug?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by apl1970, 22 Apr 2005.

  1. apl1970

    apl1970 What's a Dremel?

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    I`ve just (at 7am) ordered some new hardware from overclockers.co.uk. Considering I`ve got an adequate system (2800+XP, Radeon 9700 Pro, Corsair xms3200 twinX, Asus A7N8X Delux) do you think I`ve gone overboard?

    DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 3800 Venice 90nm (Socket 939) (YES, A VENICE!!)
    Corsair 1GB DDR XMS4400 TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2.5 (TWINX1024-4400C25PT)
    HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X800 XL ICEQII TURBO 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express)

    Think it`ll be quick enough?
     
  2. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    :hehe: nice set-up :thumb:
     
  3. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    If you had of ordered dual 6800U's then i would of said yeah, but as you didn't i'd say your just power hungry :p .

    Death
     
  4. apl1970

    apl1970 What's a Dremel?

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    LOL death.

    If I was going dual ultras (which I might in the future if I know I can water cool them to quietness) I would have bought 2 Asus Extreme N6800 Ultra`s, RRP £415.95. That`s £830 approx !!!!

    After reading tomshardware real testing article and looking at the benchmarks I realised that the xl is 75% as quick at max settings and 90% as quick at the lower setting, thats half life 2 tests. I didn`t want to pay an extra £600 (thats 3 times the price of the XL) to have something that the human eye can`t detect (100frames/second)

    I`ll give you my own results when it`s overclocked :)
     
  5. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    You had better overclock it to all hell :naughty:
     
  6. Coutsos

    Coutsos What's a Dremel?

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    Y'know, after you use that system even once, you'll find your current computer to be FAR too slow. If you'd like me to help you with that, I'd be happy to PM you with my shipping address. :D
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's perfectly natural dude, i've had my eye on an A64 setup for a while now...
     
  8. Guest-16

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    "Gotta have it allllll. Pokemon!"

    Na, never happened.

    As to why youd order an SLI board then put in an ATI ill never know.
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Because he wants an ATi card until he can afford Sli?
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Why not buy one nvidia until he can afford SLI.

    Look - SM3 and HDR!

    warning: im in an extremely sarcastic mood this eve.
     
  11. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    Bar the RAM, you just ordered exactly what I'm going to order in the next few months, so I would say no, you didn't ;). Tell me how it runs :D

    And Bindi -- because completely excluding the SLi, it's by far the best overclocking board available. That's my reason for selecting it, anyways. Plus it leaves future upgrades quite open.
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Dude, i know exactly what you mean - i wouldn've done the same, but i'm simply trying to defend the poor sod before you destroy him :p. :)
     
  13. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Id love to buy your old system off of you; too bad I dont have very much money at all :( Thats basically a slight step down from the best rig in my house :waah:
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Fairynuff on the ocing part.
     
  15. Tolsk

    Tolsk What's a Dremel?

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    why not just get the ultra-d the non sli version of that board that last i heard was pencil moddable to sli.
     
  16. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    nice set up x850xtpe would be wkd! basically 2x 6800 ready 's would have been over board as they are 580£ each!!!! shove that up your asus extreme!!!
     
  17. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    The only ones that are confirmed to work with the pencil mod are series one and two. Anything other than that, all bets are off.
     
  18. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    thought sig was only aloud 5 lines? or are u admin lol
     
  19. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    'Fraid not. I couldn't fit all my computers in this sig, even if i wanted to.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The 512MB versions are £580 each, the normal ones are only(!) £380 each.
     

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