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August 13, 2006 3:00:08 PM

well my athlon 64 3000 has died and i need a new pc. i was tempted by conroe but a lack of pennies/motherboards and the need for a new pc has pushed me back to AMD.

My spec:
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Abit KN9S nForce 550 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-095-AB) 1
£69.95 £69.95

MY-057-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB6400UDC) (MY-057-GL) 1
£59.95 £59.95

GX-080-XF XFX GeForce 7600 GS 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (PVT73P-UDL3) (GX-080-XF) 1
£76.85 £76.85

CP-168-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-168-AM) 1
£109.95 £109.95

CA-016-OC OCZ ModStream 450w ATX2.2 Power Supply (CA-016-OC) 1
£44.95 £44.95

Subtotal £361.65

VAT £63.29
Total £424.94
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as you can see im on a budget so i would appreciate no suggestions of 7900GT's instead.....

basically, i just want to make sure that im not buying any duff parts and that its all compatible. i am open to suggestions of any methods of lowering cost/increasing performance though, thanks for reading and happy computing

Nev
August 13, 2006 3:14:58 PM

its a nice setup.......


is there room in your budget to go from a xfx graphics card to a asus 7600gs?

its like a 20 dollar/euro difference........and in my opinion worth it.....


Not so much for specs....but build/material quality and there for more often bit more stable operation as well as less noisy picture....
August 13, 2006 6:28:52 PM

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well my athlon 64 3000 has died and i need a new pc. i was tempted by conroe but a lack of pennies/motherboards and the need for a new pc has pushed me back to AMD.

My spec:
_________________________________
Abit KN9S nForce 550 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-095-AB) 1
£69.95 £69.95

MY-057-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB6400UDC) (MY-057-GL) 1
£59.95 £59.95

GX-080-XF XFX GeForce 7600 GS 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (PVT73P-UDL3) (GX-080-XF) 1
£76.85 £76.85

CP-168-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-168-AM) 1
£109.95 £109.95

CA-016-OC OCZ ModStream 450w ATX2.2 Power Supply (CA-016-OC) 1
£44.95 £44.95

Subtotal £361.65

VAT £63.29
Total £424.94
____________________________

as you can see im on a budget so i would appreciate no suggestions of 7900GT's instead.....

basically, i just want to make sure that im not buying any duff parts and that its all compatible. i am open to suggestions of any methods of lowering cost/increasing performance though, thanks for reading and happy computing

Nev


I dont think I have ever heard of that ram, but the 7600GS, is not worth it. I suggest a 7600GT or 7600GTKO. The price between the 2 is low, but the difference will show. GS is underclocked and i think(i may be wrong) but i think has 2 less pipelines than the GT or the GTKO have.
August 13, 2006 7:07:23 PM

nope gs....same amount of pipelines....just lower clocked ram (DDR2)

can come close to gt performance.....

Performance example: It plays WOW 1680x1050 all settings maxed......no problemo

HL2 1680x1050 almost all eye candy on......no problemo
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