1st time building a PC
Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:13 AM
Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:16 AM
Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:44 PM
also...i was wondering what i could salvage from my pc befor buying all new parts?
Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:55 PM
Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:49 PM
I'm also curious if XMS RAM is really worth the money. It's going to cost me twice as much...
Also, whats has more bearing on video card performance, more pixel piplines, or a faster core clock?
Edited by thegreenguy, 20 June 2005 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:02 AM
The xms ram is worth the money, but its not twice the price from quality value ram especially if you get slightly older XMS ram it is only a little more expensive and is much better .
Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-026-CS)
A matched pair of 512MB XMS3200C2 Pro memory modules - 1GB total - ideal for dual DDR motherboards.
Featuring an efficient aluminum heatsink to dissipate heat and built in LEDs to show realtime memory activity. http://www.corsairmi..._proseries.html
Price: £77.95 (£91.59 Including VAT at 17.5%)
Thats the ram im getting and the gfx card:
HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X800 ICEQII TURBO 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (RX800-ICEQ) (GX-030-HT)
The HIS X800 series produces frame rates that surpass all previous graphic processors. Based on a radically new architecture, ATI has combined the latest semiconductor manufacturing process with ultra-fast and efficient GDDR3 memory to produce extreme data rates and unbelievable acceleration in a quiet and cool single-slot solution. The result is an incredibly smooth and responsive high-definition gaming experience. The IceQ cooling system draws cool air from inside the case and exhausts warm air outwards. This prevents the fan from recycling warm air to cool the VPU, which increases cooling performance and lower the air temperature inside the case significantly. HIS iTURBO easy to use interface provides a flexibility way for users to adjust the VPU clock, memory clock and fan speed, with the features of VPU temperature and fan speed monitoring.
- Powered by ATI Radeon X800 VPU - 398MHz (Turbo)
- 256MB-256bit quad-channel GDDR3 memory - 910MHz (Turbo)
- 12 parallel pixel pipelines
- 6 vertex shader process engines
Price: £142.50 (£167.44 Including VAT at 17.5%)
Thats what im getting at the moment as i dont know how much money im gonna have for the build exactly, it will be that one or mabe the one up, i can get it cheaper on another site. . If the the 6800s drop enough in price with the 7 series release i will beg borow and steal enough money to get a GT.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:17 PM
Thermaltake SViking VA4000BWS Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Rosewill RX8XL-256PX Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retail
THERMALTAKE Silent Purepower W0014RU ATX 480W Power Supply 100 - 240V - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
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