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20-04-2008, 16:49   #16
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Im not sure, those asrock boards are decent enough! Remeber how popular the cheepo DUAL board they had out with the AGP/PCI-E and ddr1/2 options!? They were solid performers for dirt cheap!
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20-04-2008, 16:59   #17
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here's my best M-ATX build (matx is small form factor. they are much smaller than normal cases.)

20" monitor
125.51 euro
power supply


total for system + monitor = 717.
just need a keyboard and mouse and speaker's now

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20-04-2008, 20:15   #18
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This is probably what I will be getting in June unless there is a serious price drop on the Q9450 and 9800GTX



I already have 4gigs of OCZ Platinum PC2-8000 and a case etc
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geeez 125 euro for 1tb drive is insane.
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Indeed Its one of the fastest and its quiet too!
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Great thread! I'm considering upgrading my ancient PC within the next 12 months and was hoping to keep the budget fairly tight and hang onto my old monitor mouse keyboard etc.

I'd probably stretch to about €1000 at most if I didn't have to overclock (this machine would have to last a few years!)
As an alternative to conzymaher's, and if you need a case and OS as part of the 1k, you could go for this:



Been thinking of going for something similar myself actually to tie me over until Nehalem.

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jesus thats very similiar to my rig! and it cost me a LOT more than 1000 euro
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22-04-2008, 16:14   #23
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What was the OP banned for?
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What was the OP banned for?
By request apparently. My guess is it's exam time
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By request apparently. My guess is it's exam time
exactly
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23-04-2008, 13:08   #26
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hahah legend conzy not back until end of june. that sucks!
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Just found this thread now... Man the prices have come down a hell of allot. I'm off to spec me up a long overdue PC...
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25-04-2008, 23:38   #28
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Those matx's case's are the job...

I must have one...

@ Royal can you recommend any decent motherboards that will overclock?

Would like to get about 2.60ghz out of E2180 with box fan...

Was going to buy a Dell Vostro and use it as it as htpc ( they are so cheap ) and some gaming on a 42" lcd...

This is what I have so far, not sure about the mobo, but its cheap and has decent reviews...

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I saw that S2L in PC World today...priced at about 55, so pretty decent considering you'd factor in postage on an online site. Was looking at it, seems like a good board. Every gigabyte board seems to be excellent for overclocking....and that's only a 600mhz increase on the 2180's stock, so I'd say even a crap board would get that out...(cue horrible memories of my msi neo-f)
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27-04-2008, 15:23   #30
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What websites are you taking those scripts from?
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