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Old 10-04-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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Default Is this a good gaming computer?+ graphics card choice

hi, ive been shopping around a lot trying to find a computer that would fit my budget and i came up with this:

OCZ Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound 3gram syringe

Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache - OEM

Antec Nine Hundred 900 - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU

Sony DRU-190S 20X DVD±RW DL & DVD-RAM Serial ATA - Retail Multi Bezel & Nero

Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor

ASUS P5KC AiLifestyle Series iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

Kingston 2GB DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 HyperX Memory CL9 1.9V Unbuffered Non-ECC

Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler


for £475

im also intreted if anybody could reccoment me a graphics card for under £120 that would work well in crossfire
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:37 AM   #2
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Antec Nine Hundred 900 - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU
I really hate the Antec 900, it's costs a lot for what it is, which is not very much. Besides, it's too common. I personally think the Cooler Master RC-690 is a much better case. I have seen it in the flesh and it's very smart and well made.
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Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed
Quality means a lot more than the wattage rating. A PSU is, if you think about it, the most important part of the system, and you need it to be reliable: The Hiper M580W is a good unit made by a quality manufacturer.
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Kingston 2GB DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 HyperX Memory CL9 1.9V Unbuffered Non-ECC
No DDR3, it's not worth it on current Intel FSB based platforms. The extra bandwidth is bottlenecked by the FSB and you get no performance increase. Just go with 2x2GB of DDR2: OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 800 That would give you some overclocking headroom. The Q6600 runs a 266MHz FSB (= 1066MHz quad pumped) = DDR 533.

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im also intreted if anybody could reccoment me a graphics card for under £120 that would work well in crossfire
If you want Crossfire, you'll need a Crossfire motherboard, so you need a P45/X38 or X48 board. P5Q PRO

And for the graphics card: HD 4850 Only get two in CF if you are running a resolution superior to 1680x1050.
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sorry, i thaught that the intel p35 chip supported crossfire? infact im reading stuff now saying so, mabye it is wrong but i was under the impression that it did.
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It supports Crossfire, but the second slot only runs in 4x mode, significantly reducing performance.
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