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New System Query

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by maki43, 24 Sep 2006.

  1. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    I'm buying a new system next week, an upgrade from my Mobile 2500+ which ive had for years now. I just want to make sure that ive made the right choices for my new system

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
    GPU - Sapphire 1900 XT-X
    Memory - Geil Ultra Low Latency PC6400 ram 2 x 512mb
    Motherboard - Abit AB9 Pro
    HDD - Seagate Barricuda SATA 2 320gb
    Cooler - :confused:
    Monitor - :confused:

    Ive got about a £950 budget and everything minus the cooler and monitor comes to £750 so ive got an extra £200 for a monitor and cooler. If any sugestions for these parts could be made , that would be grand :D

    Ive only got a 17" crt at the moment and would love a widescreen 19" TFT but i dont think i will have enough money to buy a good one. OCUK has a Bellinea 19" at £133 but i think ghosting would be a problem on such a cheap model. I would like watercooling also but that will probably cost me around the £100 mark. So should i get some H2O or a nice new monitor?
     
  2. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    oh nice monitor easilly! Belinia are actually rather good from what ive heard, tho if u can get a better make they try for it. your specs looks good, tho one of the other guys on these forums bought a AB9 and he had a rough time but he had to update the BIOS and it worked out fine for him, if you can try and change the mobo for a Asus P5B asthey are the best 965 based mobos around.

    for a cooler i'd get depends if im Oc'ing or not? also ur gonna WC the comp later so whay not jst keep the costs down? If ur buging a retail cpu then just use the stock HSF if not then i'd suggest getting a AC Freezer7 as they are cheap and rather effective.

    I'd wait on the WC setup. Aria usually have loads of monitors on offer have a look with them.
     
  3. malccy72

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    Would suggest 2x1gb sticks of memory rather than the 2x512mb sticks.
     
  4. Guest-16

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    Dont bother with the XTX and go for a 1950 if you can, you'll thank me for retaining your sanity.

    Also, if you're planning on overclocking the Gigabyte P965 DQ6 is my inside bet ;) Can you say "500FSB"?
     
  5. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

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    The gigabyte looks quite nice, a bit more than i wanted to spend but from looking at it i think ill get it.

    Ive revised my list and now have a gig of the memory a 1950xt-x and the gigabyte motherboard and im already at £870 with cpu and hdd. I think im going to have to leave the monitor for a while until i get paid next. Im kicking myself now because my friend has a 19" crt available and now hes sold it :(

    To keep the cost down i think ill just go for some good ol' air cooling seeing as ill have the extra power from the 1950 and extra memory. The E6400 should overclock easily anyway :naughty:
     
  6. Austin

    Austin Active Member

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    ;) As said the X1950XTX only costs a fraction more and has acres more memory bandwidth (a whopping 64GB/s). However the X1900XT (not XTX) tends to be £100 cheaper and isn't far off the X1900XTX (and I suspect the X1950XTX too).
     
  7. Guest-16

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    Yes bus the 1900xt will drive you insane from noise. You might as well get the ocuk 7900gto and oc it to 7900gtx speeds for £200
     
  8. Austin

    Austin Active Member

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    :cooldude: I don't think the X1900XT is any louder than the X1900XTX he was originally considering. It's only £15-20 for a high quality replacement cooler, should be better than that nice cooler X1950XTX use.

    :confused: Would the 7900GTO o/c to 7900GTX RAM speed? 1320 to 1600 seems a big ask but at least the core speed is already there. Sweet for £200, just as the X1900XT is too.
     
  9. FaiNT`

    FaiNT` New Member

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    The Viewsonic VX924 is an excellent monitor for pretty much everything, and it's going for £184 on ebuyer at the moment.
     

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