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#1 cobra_fox
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You have a good CPU faster than mine i have a 5000+ but just check your power supply and case size if you are going for a top range card like an Nvidia 8800 you are going to need plenty of power (more than 500w) and decent amount of space to physically fit the card but most full towers fit the card
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I have a Dell E207WFP 20" widescreen and its not glossy its quite a good monitor
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#3 cobra_fox
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[QUOTE="Gog"]

Ram requirements increase over time, independent of the OS. 2 GB the sweet spot for XP? 2 years ago,1 GB was the sweet spot for XP, 6 years ago it was 256 MB. Vista doesn't need twice the amount of ram XP does.

KrisG7

YEAH IT DOES!!! lol jks.

It still needs more, i have 1GB with Vista Home Premium and i only have about 50-200MB free when its idle hopefully i should upgrade my RAM to 3GB then that should be enough it might even be too much it depends

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#4 cobra_fox
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Dells are ok but if you are a gamer or plan on upgrading often i would not recommend them

I have a Dimension E521 and as i want to get an 8800GTS in the future i'm going to have to replace the case, motherboard, PSU and get a new heatsink so the new GPU can fit and work so in the end it won't be a Dell afterwards

Also the BIOS system on it is terrible it sometimes crashes when it boots up and you have no access to any of the hardware functions. so Dells are good in the workplace or for people that don't really need or want to upgrade all the time but to hardcore PC users its not a good choice

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#5 cobra_fox
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wow........... i'm speechless............ it just looks stunning i'm definantly getting this when i get a PS3 along with MGS4
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Not enough to buy a PS3 but it give you about half the amount you need if your lucky
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#7 cobra_fox
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And pay more, alot more a PS3 over here is £425 which is about $850 in the US
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#8 cobra_fox
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Well if buying from the UK you can try
Scan
Overclockers UK

If bought stuff of Scan and they are reliable, failry cheap and are quite fast but i am going to buy stuff from Overclockers UK i have heard that they are fast and reliable but are lacking in staff so you could find youself lacking in support ias they are faily new and quite small but they have a large range of stuff to buy from mobos to HDTV's

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#10 cobra_fox
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Well, it seems I'm not gonna afford Q6600, so the choice is between AMD Athlon X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6550.

I'm a bit of a AMD fan, but is that Intel better?

Sp33chM4n

Well i have two PC's in my house one is a Pentium 4HT machine and one is a Athlon 64x2 and they both give similar performance though the Pentium 4 runs hotter and can sometimes act up when under heavy load but its not a dual core so its really a fair comparison. But the latest Intel CPUs i hear are better

As for you choice in parts i can say that its a fast machine than mine but i plan to do some upgrading soon when i get the money but a 500W+ PSU would be best if aiming for a 8800

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