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New gaming rig advice

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January 15, 2008 8:05:02 AM

Im looking for some recommendation on hardware for a new gaming rig.
I have about £600 to spend on RAM, CPU, Motherboard and Graphics card.
I already have a thermal take 750w PSU so power should be no issue. The monitor iam using is a 19inch widescreen at a res of 1440x900.

I was wondering what would be a good setup for today and for the next year atleast. Also is it worth waiting for the 3870x2 cards next month?

This is an idea i have at the moment. Personally im not sure what eam is sould use 6400 or 8500 and I might be able to stretch it to 2 Hd370 cards in crossfire.

Samsung SH-S203D 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £14.99
(£17.61) £14.99
(£17.61)
PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT Extreme Silent 512MB GDDR4 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £124.99
(£146.86) £124.99
(£146.86)
2x GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC) £31.99
(£37.59) £63.98
(£75.18)
Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 Intel X38 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £109.99
(£129.24) £109.99
(£129.24)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 3.16GHz (1333FSB) - Retail £173.99
(£204.44) £173.99
(£204.44)
Sub Total : £487.94
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £8.95
VAT is being charged at 17.5% VAT : £86.96
Total : £583.85

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January 15, 2008 8:09:46 AM

oh i use vistahome premium x64 hence the 4GB of RAM
January 15, 2008 12:49:27 PM

any comments anyone?
January 16, 2008 11:09:20 AM

Looks great!

Just personal preference, I would go with ASUS P5E to overclock that Wolfdale to 4+ Ghz. I would get a good aftermarket cpu cooler like U120E or Big Typhoon or Tuniq.

Do you have a pc case?
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