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Takhisos
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Upgrades. 2nd Opinion if Poss, tar.

Post by Takhisos » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:57 am

I've based my selection on these pics... http://medlem.spray.se/ragnarroos/

603828 Asus A8N SLI PCI-E (Socket 939) Motherboard (Don't need the extras on the Deluxe, and i'm modding the heatsink so the premium is also uneeded.)
£79.92

604985 AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (939 Pin) CPU - OEM
£102.95

603780 Zalman CNPS7700-AlCu Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
£22.08

604939 Club 3D ATI Radeon X800 RX 'Rage Xtreme' 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI (PCI-E) - Retail
£104.00

602689 Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Cooler
£5.95

604562 Zalman VF700-AlCu GPU Cooler
£16.34

Total:
£405.89

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Ok, I own all the other things I need, I was just wondering on the compatability of the mobo and psu I have. Its a Tagan TG380-U01: Some details below... I'm not near my comp at the moment and don't know if its 20 or 24 pin... I have a feelig the board is 24.. no idea what the PSU is.. any ideas?

Specification Compliance
ATX12V 1.3

Output Voltage
+3.3, ±5, ±12 V

Also, if anyone knows where I can get any of the components cheaper? I'm not 100% on the gfx card at the moment, is this roughly the same speed as my current radeon pro 9800? 128mb vs 256mb is the only diff I can see... I'm getting the bits from tekheads.co.uk at the moment, as they have all the things I want so I only pay delivery once...

If I get the thumbs up i'll purchasing asap. :E

Rob
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Takhisos
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Post by Takhisos » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:05 am

Really not sure on the gfx card... here's a direct link http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=604939

Any better suggestions, £150 max?
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Takhisos
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Post by Takhisos » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:38 am

I've got relatives living in the US, Rekon it'd be a plan to get a HIS X800XL 256mb for £150 + shipping? Then it'd save me modding the thing... They also had the Gigabite passive for the same price on newegg but ive read bad things about that...
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Post by sthayashi » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:10 pm

I do not recommend using an ATX v1.3 PSU for your setup. Most setups these days really utilize the 12V line, and v1.3 was sometimes weak in that area. That said, I don't think you're drawing an exceptional amount of power, so your current PSU may still fit the bill.

Knowing that much, the PSU is almost certainly a 20-pin PSU. You may need to get an adapter.
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