£1000'ish system

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Got around £1000 - £1100 for new system. Will be running it on a 24" monitor with Vista 64 bit and gaming alot.

Will be getting it from Overclockers as they are just down the road from me.

Was thinking of one of these.

"Ultima OC 8800GTS SLI" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ 3.00GHz+ Quad Core SILENT DDR2 System but with 4GB of Ram.
or
"Ultima OC 8800GTX" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ QX6950+ 3.30GHz+ Quad Core SILENT DDR2 System but with 4GB of Ram. (probably too expensive)
or
Ultima OC 8800GT SLI" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ 3.00GHz+ Quad Core SILENT DDR2 System but with 4GB of Ram.

Not sure about the difference about difference between GTS and GT or if SLI is worth it.

If someone can recommend another, please do. Want to get value for money. Thanks for your help.
 
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Got around £1000 - £1100 for new system. Will be running it on a 24" monitor with Vista 64 bit and gaming alot.

Will be getting it from Overclockers as they are just down the road from me.

Was thinking of one of these.

"Ultima OC 8800GTS SLI" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ 3.00GHz+ Quad Core SILENT DDR2 System but with 4GB of Ram.
or
"Ultima OC 8800GTX" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ QX6950+ 3.30GHz+ Quad Core SILENT DDR2 System but with 4GB of Ram. (probably too expensive)
or
Ultima OC 8800GT SLI" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ 3.00GHz+ Quad Core SILENT DDR2 System but with 4GB of Ram.

Not sure about the difference about difference between GTS and GT or if SLI is worth it.

If someone can recommend another, please do. Want to get value for money. Thanks for your help.

The "Ultima OC 8800GTS SLI" system looks like you're best bet with Vista Home Premium 64bit.

From what I read 8800GTS's perform very well in SLi and is a must if you are going to be gaming on a 24" monitor.
 
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Thought about building yourself ?
I'll get this for gaming:

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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 3.00GHz (1333FSB) - Retail Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 3.00GHz (1333FSB) - Retail £129.99
(£152.74) £129.99
(£152.74)
Tuniq Tower 120-LFB CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/AM2/LGA775) Tuniq Tower 120-LFB CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/AM2/LGA775) £34.99
(£41.11) £34.99
(£41.11)
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset + Call Of Juarez Bundle Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset + Call Of Juarez Bundle £23.99
(£28.19) £23.99
(£28.19)
Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT25664AR804) Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT25664AR804) £64.99
(£76.36) £64.99
(£76.36)
Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speakers Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speakers £41.99
(£49.34) £41.99
(£49.34)
Logitech G5 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse - Retail Logitech G5 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse - Retail £29.99
(£35.24) £29.99
(£35.24)
Abit IP35 Pro (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Abit IP35 Pro (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £92.99
(£109.26) £92.99
(£109.26)
Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Power Supply Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Power Supply £74.99
(£88.11) £74.99
(£88.11)
Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103UJ) Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103UJ) £89.99
(£105.74) £89.99
(£105.74)
BFG GeForce 9800 GTX OCX 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail BFG GeForce 9800 GTX OCX 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £219.99
(£258.49) £219.99
(£258.49)
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound £3.99
(£4.69) £3.99
(£4.69)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI) (30SB079200000) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI) (30SB079200000) £24.99
(£29.36) £24.99
(£29.36)
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM Pioneer DVR-215BK 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £15.99
(£18.79) £15.99
(£18.79)
Sub Total : £848.87
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.95
VAT is being charged at 17.5% VAT : £150.82
Total : £1,012.64


Will perform alot better than quad. Sli is pretty much waste imo, but yeh you can change
to this if you want sli:

Asus Maximus Formula Intel X38 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula Intel X38 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £129.99
(£152.74) £129.99
(£152.74)
+
Leadtek GeForce 8800 GTB OC 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail Leadtek GeForce 8800 GTB OC 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £119.99
(£140.99) £239.98
(£281.98)


ALSO make sure you pick up some big (full tower) case with good airflow for it imo.
 
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That Maximus Formula doesn't work in SLi.

You'd need a 680i/780i or DDR3 790i board for SLi.

Plus, for a case suggestion, buy a Lian Li PC-A17
 
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dont trust myself

Even though i might get a better cheaper system if i build it myself i've never done it before and don't really want to attempt to. Thanks for the advice though.
 
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Currently using an 8800gts 512mb + Q6600 @3.6 here on air with a 24" monitor,,and must be honest no probs when overclocked, but the Q6600 @ std the system did not seem as good when gaiming on the 24" , i think the cpu must be helping the 8800gts 512 out a bit( if that is possible ) as i game at 1920x1200
 
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I don't think any of the current games is using more than 1 - 1,5 core ;p even at full load.
And it will probably be like this for next 1,5 year or so.

I would pick wolfdale over quad anyday for gaming, Unless you are crazy about scores and want to pick 900quid extreme quad with 3gpus and 16gb ram ;).
 
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