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RossDargan
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Just buying the following:-

Intel Celeron D 805 (will oc to 3.8ish) + Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
2Gb Ram (Scans Corsair Value Select - DDR2)
3*500 Gig Hd (1tb raid 5)
Creative X-FI card
512MB ASUS Radeon X1900 XTX + Arctic Cooling Accelero X2
P180 Antec Case
Asus P5WD2-E Premium Motherboard
p460fg 460W Akasa Ultra PSU


So two questions, is 460W gonna be enough either a generic DVD writer + reader + normal gubbens, and secondly am I going to be able to have every setting on Max in BF2 now!!!

Ross
Cybargs
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wow wow wow, dont get 3*500gb hdd's, u wont be needing that much space unless u work for pixar. 250*3 is good enough.

dont get that mobo since it wont support conroe = waste of cash, get this one http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1 … 442,00.asp dont use artic cooling... use zalman vf900cu, its a hell lot better than the accelero X2. tuniq tower 120 for cpu cooling, best after market cpu cooler out there, 50 bucks. psu is good, but i suggest 600w enermax liberty. as for RAM, dont get cheap ram, will be major bottleneck, get some patriot ddr2 800mhz, real good. 805D is not a celeron FYI, just a dual core but less fsb, good choice on cpu though
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JeeSqwat
Tactical Specialist
+41|5043|Canada

RossDargan wrote:

Just buying the following:-

Intel Celeron D 805 (will oc to 3.8ish) + Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
2Gb Ram (Scans Corsair Value Select - DDR2)
3*500 Gig Hd (1tb raid 5)
Creative X-FI card
512MB ASUS Radeon X1900 XTX + Arctic Cooling Accelero X2
P180 Antec Case
Asus P5WD2-E Premium Motherboard
p460fg 460W Akasa Ultra PSU


So two questions, is 460W gonna be enough either a generic DVD writer + reader + normal gubbens, and secondly am I going to be able to have every setting on Max in BF2 now!!!

Ross
OMG spend a few more dollars and lose the celeron processor.....screw Intel go AMD....
460Wpsu is plenty for your system you propose to build.

Last edited by JeeSqwat (2006-05-15 07:36:12)

joker3327
=IBF2=
+305|4913|Cheshire. UK
if its a steady/stable 460 yup no probs...Akasa are usually rock steady...and this should play everything on max....mine does with a 256 7800 gtx

The higher settings are mostly affected by memory so 512 on the card and 2 gig on board should be fine
Kobrakai
Weirdo
+152|5103|England
I would definitely consider a different processor if I was you, its a hell of a waste putting a Celeron with decent hardware like that.

You should be able to play all on high, but the CPU will be a bottleneck.
RossDargan
Member
+2|4880

cyborg_ninja-117 wrote:

wow wow wow, dont get 3*500gb hdd's, u wont be needing that much space unless u work for pixar. 250*3 is good enough.
I like my films;) I deff need that much space

cyborg_ninja-117 wrote:

dont get that mobo since it wont support conroe = waste of cash, get this one http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1 … 442,00.asp
Ill take a look - but Ill be honest, I doubt ill be buying  a pc for another 5 years! by which time any mobo I but will be worthless!

cyborg_ninja-117 wrote:

dont use artic cooling... use zalman vf900cu, its a hell lot better than the accelero X2. tuniq tower 120 for cpu cooling, best after market cpu cooler out there, 50 bucks.
Will deffinatly look into this!

I didnt mean to say celeron either - oops! Looking forward to over clocking it though!

Out of interest why does the Ram hold the system back? I have never really understood how that effects over clocking?

Cheers
RossDargan
Member
+2|4880

Kobrakai wrote:

I would definitely consider a different processor if I was you, its a hell of a waste putting a Celeron with decent hardware like that.

You should be able to play all on high, but the CPU will be a bottleneck.
From what I have read the Intel D 805 is equivalent to most of the better AMD's - but only costs £90! Im sure I will be correct asap tho!
Cybargs
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RossDargan wrote:

Kobrakai wrote:

I would definitely consider a different processor if I was you, its a hell of a waste putting a Celeron with decent hardware like that.

You should be able to play all on high, but the CPU will be a bottleneck.
From what I have read the Intel D 805 is equivalent to most of the better AMD's - but only costs £90! Im sure I will be correct asap tho!
yes, think of it as intels stealth bomb. runs faster than FX60 when overclocked, and has 20X multiplier = easy OC. but i suggest u get that mobo and get a Conroe CPU since it will be released in july, add me to ur xfire, if u dont have it pm me or add me to ur msn, my msn is [email protected]
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FirePhoenix
Member
+18|4954|hamilton, scotland
the p-d is probabaly one of the best value for money cpu's out there now, id probabaly go for a stronger psu maybe 520+ and whats with skimping on the ram? dont get value select for overclocking.
RossDargan
Member
+2|4880

FirePhoenix wrote:

the p-d is probabaly one of the best value for money cpu's out there now, id probabaly go for a stronger psu maybe 520+ and whats with skimping on the ram? dont get value select for overclocking.
I just didnt know why I would pay twice as much for the same amount of ram when I didnt know what benifits Id get... Ill read into it now I think!
joker3327
=IBF2=
+305|4913|Cheshire. UK
http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/05/10/du … _cores_uk/

Might be worth a read....then consider the memory
Cybargs
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+2,268|5031

joker3327 wrote:

http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_cores_uk/

Might be worth a read....then consider the memory
shows the overclocking ability of the pentum D 805, well in fact all pentium d's reach 3.8ghz on air... so 805d is the most bang for the buck
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joker3327
=IBF2=
+305|4913|Cheshire. UK

cyborg_ninja-117 wrote:

joker3327 wrote:

http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_cores_uk/

Might be worth a read....then consider the memory
shows the overclocking ability of the pentum D 805, well in fact all pentium d's reach 3.8ghz on air... so 805d is the most bang for the buck
The good thing about toms is that it will also show you what mem you need and the boards that make best use of your chosen tools of death (CPU / MEM / BOARD
atlvolunteer
PKMMMMMMMMMM
+27|5086|Atlanta, GA USA
Yeah, you should be able to get killer performance out of that 805 if you can keep it stable!
RossDargan
Member
+2|4880
Any clues where I can buy the tuniq tower 120 in the UK?? I cant find it anywhere... what CPU cooling should I get if I cant get that? - Watercooling is not an option (yes Im a wimp!)
RossDargan
Member
+2|4880
Oh... and another noob question - ddr2 pc2-6400 vs pc2-3200... What is the differance, is it worth the extra cash? and any recommendations on Ram.. - I have dumped the cheap stuff, looking at Ballistix now.
BlackLegion42
Damn Command and Conquer Generals...
+62|5045|Rochester, NY
Wait you are saying it is a CELERON D... A PENTIUM D is different from a CELERON D. If you are referring to the processor that tom's hardware oc'ed... it is the 130 USD Dual-Core PENTIUM D 805... Just to help clarify... Also, oc-ing it is good, but you will have a huge electricity bill just for using it... Be warned about that... good luck and looks like a good system!
RossDargan
Member
+2|4880
We have a dryer... so we always have a huge energy bill anyway!... the spec has changed slightly to the following now anyway:-
CPU: Intel Pentium D
MOBO: Asus P5WD2-WS
PSU: OCZ 520 Modstream
HD: 3* Maxtor Diamondmax 500Gb
Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Music Sound Card
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120
GPU Cooler: Zalman VF900-CU Quiet Dual Heatpipe VGA GPU Cooler
Graphics: 512MB ASUS Radeon X1900 XTX PCI-E
Case: Antec P180 EU Aluminium Super Miditower
Ram: DDR2 PC2-6400 Ballistix
1*DVD Burner
1*DVD Reader

Going to buy it tonight! - any last minute recomendations
.ACB|_Cutthroat1
No place like 127.0.0.1
+76|5010|Gold Coast,QLD,Australia
Amd
Cybargs
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.ACB|_Cutthroat1 wrote:

Amd
he wants conroe (maybe). and the pentium D 805 is the best bang for the buck cpu, it even beats FX60 when oced
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