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New rig - £800

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June 17, 2008 8:51:46 AM

Now the new gpu's are out (and disappointing) it has allowed me to finalise my gaming rig. Currently I have the follwoing that will be re-used Antec 900, Logitech g15, g5, Samsung 24" and Samsung DVD/CD Writer (can't remember model).

A little background, I will oc slightly but only enough on air, I may at some stage slap in another gpu to quad sli if needs be (will upgrade psu then but not mobo). So here is my spec, please let me knwo if I could get something cheaper but as good or if this will all work together:


4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, DHX - £70
Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, Wolfdale Core, S775, 3.0 GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB Cache, Retail - £122
1GB Leadtek 9800 GX2, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 2000MHz, GDDR3, GPU 600MHz, 256 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/HDMI - £316
Asus P5N-T Deluxe, NF780i SLI, 3-Way SLi, 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX - £152
600W Zalman ZM600-HP Heatpipe Cooled Modular PSU +80% Eff - £72
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1* 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD) - £62

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June 17, 2008 10:00:04 AM

You should take more than 600W.Or you could take 9800GTX.It has 3-Way SLI,9800GX2 no.And 9800GTX is much cheaper than 9800GX2 and performance are very good.If you are going on 9800GX2 go on ASUS EN9800GX2/TOP/G/2DI/1G.It is the best 9800GX2 i know.It is 675/1675/2130MHz,and you will get a game CoH.
June 17, 2008 10:28:05 AM

Cheers for the info but the spec I find for the Asus is:
- GPU Speed: 600 MHz
- Memory: 1GB
- Memory Bit Rate: 512 Bit
- Memory Type: GDDR3
- Memory Speed: 2000 MHz

The Zalman psu is rated at 80% eff and a tier 2 card, it adds up to enough juice for a single gx2 but it is different in the real world?
June 17, 2008 12:35:59 PM

I would rather a pair of 8800GT's @ £240, but I'm just being bias and picky.
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