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I'm planning on building a new rig very soon, ready for the release of ES:OB, going to be best game ever, and alsofor other reason, such as learning to use paintshop and other applications. my budget is really £800 but i feel i should go higher as i have a job atm which is only £350 per month as im only 17 but i will hopefully be getting another job sson so i would be annoyed with myself if i didnt put an extra £200 into makng this machine even better.

this is bascially what im thinking so far from http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Printer, Anti-Virus, Office Software and OS i wil be getting at another date as i can't afford these and already have what i need to get the machine started and will be getting dum dum dum the OS and office software illegally probably, unless you guys really advise against that?

CPU: AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT X2 4200 512K L2 Cache. Could go down or to the 3800, dont know too much about overclocking so need advise on what would be better for money?

Memory: 1024 MB DDR400 PC3200 WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY! This is least of my ram im getting, want more but can upgrrade more later so not needed

Motherboard: ASUS® A8N-SLI SE: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, 2 x x16 VGA, 3 PCI. whats the difference between the A8N-SLI SE/A8N-SLI DELUXE/A8N-32SLI DELUXE?

USB Options: SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)

Hard Drive: SATA 36 GB HARD DISK @ 10000rpm 8mb cache. want more e.g. 74 or 150 but again money

DVD ROM/Combi Drive: 16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM

Graphics Card 1: 256MB GEFORCE 6800GS PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT. Well unsure which the GS is as i have never heard of them, only GT. which is better, also better money for value which is better out of every graphic card?

Sound Card: HIGH END ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL SOUND

Network Facilities: 2 x 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORTS ONBOARD????? need to talk to my mother about this as i beleive we will be going wireless soon, and i dont know what id need

Floppy Drive/Card Reader: 1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

Case: Stylish Silver/Black Ventilator case + 2 Front USB

Power Supply & Cooling: 500W (Peak) Silent Dual Rail PSU with 120mm fan (£25)

Firewire & Video Editing
1 x FIREWIRE PORT ONBOARD (A8N-SLI DELUXE ONLY)

TV Card
DIGITAL TV CARD (TV/Radio/Remote/Pause Live TV) (Special: £32) Could i just get this later as its not needed, just a perk, seemed cool for only £32 but then savesme money if i dont get it?

Warranty
1 Year Return-to-Base Warranty + 1 Year Free Collect & Return: £5

What you think? please give as many answers as posible please. thankyo greatly in advance. addy
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A couple of thoughts.

1. Get the X2 3800, you'll never notice the difference except for in benchmarks, and the video card will be the bottleneck in your system anyway.

2. The 6800GS is a nice card. It offers a better performance price ratio than the 6800GT. If you're into overclocking, you can squeeze more perfomance out of the GT. But with your budget, I'd stay with the GS.

3. Don't waste your money on a 10K hard drive.

4. I would suggest a better quality power supply.

You already have a monitor, and operating system? You didn't include pricing for everything, but I'd guess you're over budget. It will be a very nice system! :tazz:
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A couple of thoughts.

1. Get the X2 3800, you'll never notice the difference except for in benchmarks, and the video card will be the bottleneck in your system anyway.

2. The 6800GS is a nice card. It offers a better performance price ratio than the 6800GT. If you're into overclocking, you can squeeze more perfomance out of the GT. But with your budget, I'd stay with the GS.

3. Don't waste your money on a 10K hard drive.

4. I would suggest a better quality power supply.

You already have a monitor, and operating system? You didn't include pricing for everything, but I'd guess you're over budget. It will be a very nice system! :tazz:


ok thanks for the relpy, ill be getting the 3800 then as it much cheaper.

why shouldnt i waste my money on a 10k HD, arent they much better, espaiclly if i one day raid0 them?

what PS do you suggest?

i have an old monitor used for my very old copmuter, which should last? until i get mroe money

Operating system like i said hopefully illegally unless people strongly disagree and have good reason why i should? what else wold i need that i havent listed?
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-The 10k hard drives arent that much faster than regular SATA150 or 300 and its not worth for the money. SATA300 hard drives are available and much cheaper for that much storage.

-for PSU get antec, enermax, OCZ don't get the generic ones or the ones that come with case because they r very cheap quality.

-use ur old monitor for now and upgrade later when u get more money.

-don't download illegaly the OS
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RAID0 has little or no benefit for desktop use. It's only advantage is when working with very large files, such as video editing. It creates heat, uses more power, and doubles the risk of losing your data. Just get a large SATA drive with 8+ mb of cache, and you'll be set.

Don't get an illegal operating system. For one, you'll get no help on this site. Heard about root-kits? Who knows what could be installed on an illegal download of an operating system. I would never trust it to do any online shopping, banking, or store any information I wanted to keep private. :tazz:
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