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Old 06-26-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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OK so far i decided on this
P-120-AM AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA4000BNBOX) (CP-120-AM)
£134.95 £134.95
MB-101-AS Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-101-AS)
£56.95 £56.95
CA-018-TT Thermaltake Toughpower 550W ATX2.0 PSU (W0096) (CA-018-TT)
£79.95 £79.95
HS-012-ZA Zalman VF700-ALCU Quiet Copper/Aluminium VGA Cooler (HS-012-ZA)
£16.95 £16.95
HS-007-TT Thermaltake Big Typhoon 4 in 1 Heatpipe (Socket 939/754/775/478) CPU Cooler (CL-P0114) (HS-007-TT)
£24.95 £24.95
MY-026-CS Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2 (MY-026-CS)
£70.95 £70.95
HD-018-SA Samsung SpinPoint P SP2504C 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM x 2 in RAID 0 (HD-018-SA)
£43.50 £87.00
AC-000-AC Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC)
£5.95 £5.95
CD-025-SO Sony CRX320EE CDRW/DVD Combi Drive (Black) - OEM (CD-025-SO)
£16.95 £16.95
CA-010-TT Thermaltake VA3000BWA Tsunami Dream SuperMidi Aluminium Tower - Black (CA-010-TT)
£63.95 £63.95
CD-059-LO Liteon DRW-6S160P-05C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-059-LO)
£18.25 £18.25
Will this fit in that case and now i need some help on deciding graphics card (i would like it to be ATI please)and also want a new monitor 22 inch for 1600*1200 gaming As cheap as possible, i was planning on using both my
monitors..

£677.74 is what it all costs i would like it to be on £900.00 but £1000.00 would still be ok.

Thanks alot.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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Why would you want an ATI card with an SLI board? SLI is only for nvidia.
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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if you want an ATi card. you should be looking for a motherboard that supports crossfire.
crossfire[ati]=sli[nvidia]
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It will still work, you just won't be able to get 2 cards later on..
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Everything would fit in that case fine. I have one and its awesome. The only suggestions I have is that upgrade to 2gb memory, I think its defently worth it. For a video card a x1800xt would be good.
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I would suggest an ATI board over an nVidia board because the chipset is better.

I'm not sure how you're going to fit both a 22" monitor AND a decent graphics card into a 300 euro price range.
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I would suggest an ATI board over an nVidia board because the chipset is better.

I'm not sure how you're going to fit both a 22" monitor AND a decent graphics card into a 300 euro price range.
Any proof of that statement?
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Well, if you look at the reviews for the Xpress3200 or whatever the latest one is, you can overclock the HyperTransport Bus over the 1000MhZ limit of the nVidia chipset. At least that's what I thought I read. I might be wrong, though.
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if you want an ATi card. you should be looking for a motherboard that supports crossfire.
crossfire[ati]=sli[nvidia]
lol i know all this..its just i cant find a Crossfire mobo thats cheap enough
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Why not go with Nvidia then?

There really isn't that much difference between the two, and both play the games the same. The only difference is the drivers, though these are easily figured out.

I went from ATI to Nvidia without a hitch for my latest card (No fan boy here ), but I'd happily go back for my next.
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