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Old 11-01-2007, 09:42 PM   #21
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Just looked at the RAM sets I gave you and the 2x1gb set is actually cheaper and has lower lateracy which means it may perform better! So get 2 sets of that!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:57 AM   #22
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Is low latency better for overclocking, just something I heard.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:42 PM   #23
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Yes it is.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:27 PM   #24
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sorry about asking the question about the latency twice, while I typing my reply, you must have answered the question already.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #25
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Thatt's ok.
So what have you decided for you components after all thats been said?
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:07 PM   #26
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Thanks Webhead, you've been really helpful. This is my cart:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Energy efficient edition.
Asus P5K
2xhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/111439 - I read some reviews about it and it's supposed to overclock really well and even outperformed it's Crucial equivalent.
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro CPU Cooler
Vista Home Premium 64bit
Samsung 500GB SATA 2.0 7200RPM HDD, Webhead convinced me to buy this as well, he should be a salesman of some kind.
Midi Tower Case.
600W PSU
HP 20XDVD... with Lightscribe.
Plus a 120mm fan to add to the case. And will I also need to buy thermal grease or will this be pre-applied?
Also, I'll need to get an 8800gt from somewhere, does anyone know who has them in stock in the UK?
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:08 PM   #27
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BTW the price is 480 without the 8800gt which is likely to cost about 175, right? And will all the cables, screws etc be provided with the hardware? Sorry for all the questions but this will be my first build.
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Your list looks very good, all though some things like the hard drive are OEM (which means they don't come with cables) all the cables yo need for it will come with the motherboard and PSU. There should be some thermal compound with the CPU or Heatsink, but othen its notvery good stuff and they give you very little. So I would get this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/66688
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:30 PM   #29
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Well, I clicked "confirm order" at last. Same components except I swapped the case for some flashy looking gaming tower with some lights as it was quite big and would be sure to fit this cool looking cooler I ordered as well;http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134542
Also, I found a BFG 8800GT OCed version on Amazon.co.uk for 160, not currently in stock but due in about a week. Couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else.
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Well, I clicked "confirm order" at last. Same components except I swapped the case for some flashy looking gaming tower with some lights as it was quite big and would be sure to fit this cool looking cooler I ordered as well;http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134542
Also, I found a BFG 8800GT OCed version on Amazon.co.uk for 160, not currently in stock but due in about a week. Couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else.
Sorry for the late reply, everything sounds ok, escept that cooler you got is that in place of the Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro? As that cooler you linked to is another CPU Cooler not a Case Fan.
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