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#1 dark messenger

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:00 AM

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Will that run programs like 3D Studio Max, or games like crysis on full graphics?

OS will be XP home

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AcoustiFan DustProof Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin

i dont know much about computer building, would all that work/fit?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

Couldn't tell yah. I can't see the computer. I dunno if its my browser or you so lets see what other people say.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:52 AM

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Err lol, I forgot the processor...

AMD something something 5000 black edition
Gigabyte poseidon 310 black midi tower case
HIS ati radeon 3870 XT ICEQ3 turbo 512mb GDDR4 tv-out/dual dvi, hdmi (pci express)
GeIL 2gb (2x1gb) PC2-6400C4 800 MHz Black Dragon DDR2 dual channel kit
Asus DRW 2014L1T 20x DVW +- RW SATA dual layer lightscribe rewriter (black) OEM
Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H AMD 780G (socket 775) PCI Express DDR2 mobo
320GB SATA II HDD 16mb cache
corsair 620W PSU

Edit: This is something similar to what my friend recomended, but cant rememer exactly :-)

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:15 PM

I was wondering where the processor was.

The only thing I might add to this would be a soundcard. Do you have any info on the processor?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:45 PM

There is a 7.1 onboard soundcard on the.. erm.. mobo or processor.. :thumbsup: cant remember which

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

Thermal compound for the heatsink. Get the good stuff
By the way, what heatsink are you using?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:20 PM

There is a 7.1 onboard soundcard on the.. erm.. mobo or processor.. :thumbsup: cant remember which


It would be intergrated on the mobo, I still would go for a creative sound card of some sort.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:57 PM

Okay, I've looked more deeply on Scan.co.uk, Overclockers.co.uk and ebay (lol)

Heres what Im thinking. I'm not really interested in the sound card, that can be a later addition when I get my paycheck.. I'm buying this with my tax back from work :-)




Processor: AMD 5000 Black Edition - About 50 on ebay, including shipping.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H AMD 780G (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard. 58.74, incl VAT and shipping. (as do the rest of the items)

PSU: 620W corsair - 85.41

Graphics card: HIS ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT ICEQ3 TURBO 512MB GDDR4 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - 146.86

Memory: 2GB GeIL DDR2 800Mhz - 35.24

Cooling: Scythe Samurai Z Rev.B CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/AM2/LGA775) - 16.44 (That better Garmanma??)

DVD drive: ASUS 2014L1T 20xDVDR, 8x DVDDL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, x14 DVD-RAM, SATA Lightscribe Black/Silv Retail - 18.98

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA-II 16MB Cache OEM (ST3250410AS) - 37.59

Case (not sure if big enough yet): NZXT Hush Classic Series Silent Midi-Tower Case - 66.95

Total: 516.21 incl VAT and shipping.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:20 AM

Nice CPU, I just bought one. As you said, double check the size of your case. I'm not familiar with you heat sink. I used a Zalman and it does take up quite a bit of room
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:41 AM

My friend has it, and says you can overclock it to 3.2 :-)

Maybe this cooler?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo...roductID=405603

It should fit in my case.. Dimensions of case (WxHxD) 193.4 x 418.5 x 513.4mm :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:53 PM

That's the one I have. Just a note: It has a 3 pin plug and in the BIOS of my Abit motherboard, the default setting is for 4 pin. Be sure to check yours. Also be sure to follow these instructions for using the thermal compound
http://www.arcticsilver.com/
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:59 AM

PC looks good. I would consider the Xonar line of sound cards over any Creative cards first. I have the same PSU and it works very well, no complaints. I would double-check the case size, many of the after market coolers, Zalman coolers for instance, take up a great deal of room. Also, consider the fact that graphics cards are getting longer and many mid-size ATX cases won't accommodate them...at least not without a little work. Since you want to run 3D Studio and Crysis, these games require a large amount computer resources, especially RAM, more is always better.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:23 AM

The case is compatible with the geforce 8800gts which is a massive card apparently.. so I hope it will fit. It is a gaming case afterall.

I know about the sources, but I can only get 1 more gb of ram before Id have to upgrade my system to vista, no?

If u want 4gb or more, gotta have a 64bit system, and i dont want the 64bit xp.... or vista... lol

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That's the one I have. Just a note: It has a 3 pin plug and in the BIOS of my Abit motherboard, the default setting is for 4 pin. Be sure to check yours. Also be sure to follow these instructions for using the thermal compound


Thanks, you'll have to reind me of the link and all this again if/when I buy this computer, because I'm skint at the minute.

Anyone want to buy an Acer laptop? :thumbsup:

Edited by dark messenger, 06 June 2008 - 08:26 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:43 PM

The 8800GTS is not a massive card, the 8800 Ultra, 9800GTX, and 9800GX2 are though. I have a case the same size as yours and I cannot fit a 9800GTX inside of it, at least not without some creative mods. The card extends past the motherboard and into the hard disk cage. The largest card I can use, for now, is the 8800GTS 640MB and there is less than an inch between the card and the drives. A 32-bit OS can use 4GB, however, some of that space will be used for addressing so you'll have about 3-3.5GB of usable RAM. I completely understand not wanting XP-64, it's just not that good.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:24 PM

I might upgrade to 4gb later on when I have some spare money :thumbsup:

Im hoping the card will fit inside!




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