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ocnoob

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Hi guys and many thanks for a great forum.

I urgently need your help as i need to buy a system by tomorrow. I can only buy from two shops - one is ccl computer (www.cclonline.com) or Ebuyer.com (www.ebuyer.com).

I have a max £400, although i am willing to stretch a few quid higher, but only if the paying more means a huge boost to speed.

I've decided to create a spreadsheet with two choice of system builds - ONE BUDGET SYSTEM & ONE PERFORMANCE SYSTEM. The prices are the latest for the two companies, but pls ignore the column on the far right as that was my way of guessing what i could expect to pay for each part.

Due to CCL not having the same components as Ebuyer, I have instead added what ccl sell that is similar in price/performance.

Could you pls tell me if we could bring the price down further, or change components to get extra performance for my money...i prefer that you use Ebuyer's site.

I have a couple of questions too:-

1. Since i will use a seperate gfx card, can i go for a cheaper motherboard, that is okay for overclocking?

2. I've only gone for 2gb ram. But is there a big difference in DDR2 or DD3? For example is DDR2 going to cause any major overclocking issues at a later date?


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Thank You and pls help me.
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Surely there must be someone who can help me here?
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I would consider ASUS and Gigabyte boards, as they seem to have more overclocking headroom. As for memory, in real world experiences you will never notice a difference in speed between DDR2 and DDR3.
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