just bought new PC.. thoughts?


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Antec P180 Case
Tagan 580w PSU
AMD Dual Core 4200
BFG nVIDIA 7800 GTX 256 mb
Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe MotherBoard
Corsair 2gb Ram

right, I just need a Monitor now, after a 19" Sony lcdtv which I have my eye on... just gotta build the PC now and get sorted with all the games I have missed out on through being lumbered with this 1.4ghz :rolleyes:


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Yup, nice indeed :)
My 2.4 with a 4600ti plays most stuff fine, so that setup should be good for catching up :)


Thats great..I really want my own P180 it's easily one of my favorite cases.

Sticky Mick

Sounds nice. Should keep you going for a couple more years at least.:smashin:


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I was after the p180 especialy for the noise reduction, it also looks like a cool mini fridge sort of thing.

Otherwise great specs.


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how much you get that pc for? i'm thinking of upgrading my pc but i would need new everyhting lol. gonna cost a fiar wack i bet.


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cheers for the posts...
yeah the P180 is supposed to be very quiet as its got layered panels to help with noise reduction..
altogether that lot has cost me about:

PSU = £85
Case = £90
CPU = £240
GFX Card = £340
RAM = £160
MBoard = £140

to be honest, I haven't looked into monitors that much as I have a crt upstairs that will do for a while... I will take a look into them but response time is a big factor and the Sony has one at 12ms... I know a Dell one I did look at had one at 20ms :thumbsdow


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LCD's have come on a long way, you can get ones that are reportadly 2 and even 1 ms but in all honesty if you see ghosting at 8ms LCD is not for you.


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I have the Sony Bravia V40 and that is 8ms and its perfect.. but sitting right in front of a monitor and what I will be using it for (cg stuff, 3d modelling, rendering and animation) it needs to give reasonable good quality..

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Try the ViewSonic VX724, it gets lots of good reviews and it's got a response time of 4ms.


semiskimmed said:
samsung 913n 8ms. fantastic monitor for the price

Total agree with Semi on that - got one about 1 month ago - £182 from Ebuyer - total bargin!!! Superb monitor

Lord Midas

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That's a nice bunch of kit, PhilNUK.

A tad faster than my setup. (Lanparty SLi-D, 1GB OCZ Plat Rev 2, 7800GT Extreme). My Monitor is the Dell 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen. It's get a native res of 1680x1050.

With your kit you could play everything at that res without a problem. I know I do.

I wouldn't get a 19" LCD monitor because you'll never get the full benefit of all that kit you have. You want widescreen and maybe the 24" Dell 2405FPW. Drool worthy. :smashin:


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theres no way I could afford anything like that monitor you have Midas.. not after all the kit I have bought anyway... I might get one at a later date but go for a cheaper one to tide me over. I bought a second hard drive today (250gb Hitachi) to go with my 160gb master drive. Also got a Saitek gamer keyboard, which is supposed to be pretty good stuff... though not sure about the neon backlight that its got :rolleyes:


semiskimmed said:
samsung 913n 8ms. fantastic monitor for the price

I agree - I got one a few weeks back and it's fantastic value for money for a 19" LCD with good response time. Bought from ebuyer at about £180.

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