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Old 4th June, 2005, 09:59 PM
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Smile New Set up coming!!!!!

My new set up will all be here by Tuesday I hope
Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon FX55 San Diego
DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR (Socket 939)
Corsair 1GB DDR XMS4400C25PT TwinX
2 x BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express
2 x 74g Raptors Raid 0.
1 Maxtor MaxLine III 300GB
Enermax Noisetaker 600W EG701AX-VE(W) SFMA ATX2.0 SLI Compliant.
Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 700.
Zalman Reserator 1 Fanless Water Cooling System .
CoolerMaster Stacker STC-T01 - Black Trim.
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Sound Card.
19inch SyncMaster 191t LCD screen.
2 x HP dvd640i Dual Layer 16x LightScribe DVD±RW ReWriter.

What do you all think?????

I have just been told that CRT Screens are better than LCD for gaming?????????.
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Old 4th June, 2005, 10:33 PM
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Yeah CRT's give a much better image and smoother refreshes than LCD's, you need very low response times for games with tft's, at least 12ms preferably lower and even then the motion won't seem quite the same as a good crt, plus you don't have native resolutions to worry about with a crt
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blacks are not "gradient" as a crt on a LCD.
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Thanks will changed monitor for a good CRT.
Do you like other bits on new set up?????
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Good...noy what i would buy, but i'm an ATI fanboy.
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Not so keen on the MSI!

But, please let us know how you get on with it...
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Old 5th June, 2005, 10:17 AM
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What mother board would you have got?????
I keen to see what you all like so I could changed a few things?????
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Old 5th June, 2005, 10:20 AM
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Good...noy what i would buy, but i'm an ATI fanboy.

Yes I used to have the Radeon XT800XT PE it went up in smoke.

So went with Nvida and from then on would not go back colours richer in my mind!!!!!!!!!!
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I would also suggest ATi. An X850XTPE should be sufficient.

But if you insist on 6800 Ultra's, I wouldnt get BFG. Ive never had any experience, but I would go for a more reputable brand. Such as: XFX or Asus.
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What mother board would you have got?????
I keen to see what you all like so I could changed a few things?????
I would go for a DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D
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Or Asus A8N Sli is pretty good too.
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Any reason please????
I just went for the dearest to be honest.
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The Asus is reliable.
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I have a Asus P4C800-E
my self now
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Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi .
Right this is the one I will get instead YES/NO????
Will send other back!!!!!
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I would not buy the ASUS. ASUS motherboards have gone downhill badly over recent years, and I believe they are neither reliable nor fast.

The A8N-SLI has an extremely bad reputation for overclocking, with some people not able to get more than 220Mhz HTT out of it. For every semi-decent overclock on one of these, four people have terrible results.

The DFI that Graham suggested really is the choice board in my opinion, else perhaps the EPoX board. They will definately overclock, and overclock well. Its very doubtfull the ASUS will.
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The DFI board is capable of the best overclocking and has the most options for tweaking I know of, and it's also made to the highest quality. It's also not that expensive either.
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Ok done and dusted just orderd it thanks!!!!
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That's a very impressive pile of components, you'll have a screamingly fast mosheen! As an aside, have you looked at the new Athlon 64 X2's? These dual core processors kicketh the butteth and are supposed to be available this coming Tuesday.

It's gonna be a while before programs and games are written to take full advantage of the dual core CPU's. No need to worry that your XF 55 isn't the biggest bad boy on your block. However, the dual-core San Diego's will be somewhat less expensive. Naah, this move to dual-cores can be seen as marchitecture atm.
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I have a DFI board, very good to overclock with, event though i have ultra-d version, i still have the option to mod it.

Mate has one with some better componets, DFI really does give you a lot to play with.

Isnt there a SLI Epox board now???, they seem to be decent in the overclocking departement.
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