Are these specs good?

desie

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Ok here are probebly my final specs, still open for debate until the 28th July.

Intel Core 2 Duo 6320, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Conroe Core, 4MB Cache, Retail - £97.40

Asus P5N32-E SLI PLUS C55, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX - £118.66

1GB CorsairXMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12 - £45.40

320MB EVGA 8800GTS, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1600MHz, GPU 500MHz, 96 Streams, 2x Dual Link DVI-I/HDTV - £181.98

250Gb Western Digital WD2500AAKS, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 9 ms - £44.34

Lite-ON LH-20A1S-11C LiteOn 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD + RW x8 / -RW x 6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Retail - £24.55

520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty - £68.02

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready - £12.16

Keysonic MS-WARP, Laser Mouse, 1600dpi, PS2/USB 1.1/2.0, 3 Buttons, Silver - £11.22

Saitek PK06AVBK Keyboard Slimline USB Black Retail Box - £4.69

120mm Coolermaster Internal Case Fan with BLUE LED S12-EB £4.10

120mm Coolermaster Internal Case Fan with BLUE LED S12-EB £4.10

80mm Coolermaster Internal Case Fan with BLUE LED (S82-EB) £2.34

Net Total £526.78

Carriage £10.32

V.A.T. £93.99

TOTAL £631.09
I'm fedup of my like 4-5 year old wireless mouse so I'm going corded this time. And I want a black keyboard instead of this white one. I have a 19" LCD 8MS widescreen 1440x900 monitor so I'm ok with that.

Also I just got a new ADSL 2 router and we are upgrading this week from 512KB/256KB to 8MB/448KB connection so at least that will not be a problem. It's a 20GB cap but we only use about 2/3GB a month I've been monitoring it on Zen.
 

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Got £484 saved out of £630 I'm so close :D come on roll on the 28th!!!
 

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Have a look at the Razer DeathAdder. As I understand things, its LED based and has better response then laser mice
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I've said many times, I plan to get another stick of ram the following month. I'm not wasting time and money by buying 4 sticks of 512. I'd rather get 2 sticks of 1GB and HIGH SPEED ram of PC2-6400
 

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if you are going sli look at a 750w psu they pull 198w in sli and 106w as a single card
 

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I am seriously considering buying a P-190 from Antec.

Dual-psu already built-in and I will be running it with the fans on low.

:cool:
 

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That's getting expensive for high wattage PSU, I'd rather buy a good PSU with lower wattage, and upgrade it when the need arises. 520 watt should be more than enough for my current config I want to buy.
 

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Ill be ordering it on Friday since I get paid then if I get round to it after work, any last minute changes? Note ill be getting another stick of ram the following month.
 

desie

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Well with the help of my Dad I ordered it tonight :D,

Intel Core 2 Duo E6320, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Conroe Core, 4MB Cache, Retail £99.86

Asus P5N32-E SLI PLUS NF650i (C55), S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £108.56

1GB CorsairXMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12 £39.53

320MB EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1700MHz, GPU 576MHz, 96 Streams, 2x DVI/HDTV £197.33

250 Gb Western Digital WD2500YS Caviar RE, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.7 ms £44.52

Lite-ON LH-20A1S-11C LiteOn 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8 / -RW x 6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Retail £24.55

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready £15.97

Keysonic WARP SOFTSKIN, Laser Mouse, 1600dpi, PS2/USB 1.1/2.0, 3 Buttons, Silver/Black £10.34

Saitek PK06AVBK Slim Line Wired Keyboard, USB 1.1/2.0, Black £4.34

120mm Coolermaster Internal Case Fan with BLUE LED S12-EB x2 £8.20

80mm Coolermaster Internal Case Fan with BLUE LED (S82-EB) £2.34

600W Zalman ZM600-HP Heatpipe Cooled Modular PSU +80% Eff £77.54

Net Total £538.78
Carriage £9.93
V.A.T. £96.02
TOTAL £644.73

Since the GFX card & PSU were out of stock I decided to go for a higher end GFX card and a 600Watt Zalman CPU.

I'm well excited, should get it about Monday/Tuesday I think :D:D.
 

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Should be a good system, hopefully that 320MB framebuffer doesn't bite you in the ass later on. Not that you cant upgrade it too :)

Hooray for new toys!!
 

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Ya well I skimmed read a review of it n they said clock speed is more important than memory since you are able to get higher FPS. So I am happy with my choice, hell when it gets cheaper ill buy a second one to make it in SLI mode :D.

I can't wait.
 

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You should have gotten the extra memory buddy :)

You can always oc for a higher clock but you cannot manufacture more memory for texture intensive games :)
 

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Like I said when it gets cheaper Ill get it in SLI-mode, I need a new PC, I cannot wait any longer, I simply had to click the order button ;).
 

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Fair enough :)

But you don't gain extra memory with Sli.
 

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Exactly... but don't worry about it. Its still a great performing card for an excellent price. In a year or so you can pick up a used 8800GTX or Ultra, or ATI :)p) or whatever I'm sure for a bargin. Or buy a new current gen at the time and be very happy.
 

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Scan.co.uk are ****ing useless wont get it till tomorrow they got everything twice and wondered why it was out of stock, now I ordered this last thursday I'm never buying from this crap place again.

But I'm going work tomorrow so I can't do it until I get home this is starting to really piss me of I've been saving for 4 months and I still aint got this ****ing PC.

Also yesterday I had to change my hard drive to a 250Gb WD SATA2 WD2500KS 16M/72 £34.99 and remove Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready £15.97 cause they were out of stock.

I'm sooo annoyed by these people.
 

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