New PC Watch
Okay, here is my current setup:
Athlon 3000+ 64bit
Asus something 754 mobo
1 x 1gb + 1 x 512mb PC3200 DDR
9600pro 256mb AGP
17 inch CRT (with horrible picture)
1 x 120gb + 1 x 40gb ATA's
I plan to do the following:
Athlon X2 4200+
Asus SLI mobo, 939, s-ata pc3700 etc.
Thieve the 1GB from my current setup, get another 1GB and dual channel them.
1 x 7800GTX
Thieve 550W PSU from old setup
New 19inch LCD
1 x 300gb S-ATA
Now, this all comes to £850 on both ebuyer and dabs. I'm sure if i really shopped around i could get it cheaper, but for now i'm using that as a base number. I plan to perhaps get a second 7800GTX later on when i have the cash.
Why? Well, it's partly a joint birthday present (my 18th, no less) and christmas, as well as being fairly necessary to have a beastly rendering PC for my uni course. That said, i'll have to chip in a load myself too, but that's fair enough.
Anyone got any recommendations for changes. I was thinking perhaps getting one 7900GT right now, or perhaps a pair, as they are far smaller, making a pair in SLI much easier to fit. Also, I was wondering if getting a 74GB raptor @ 10,000 for my boot/windows drive was worth the extra (fairly considerable) ammount of cost for the performance increase (i'd use it just for windows).
So, basically, any ideas? I won't be getting it for a few months yet, so anything coming out by half way through june i should be aware of?
Also, I was wondering if getting a 74GB raptor @ 10,000 for my boot/windows drive was worth the extra (fairly considerable) ammount of cost for the performance increase (i'd use it just for windows).
From what I've seen, the 7800GTX beats the 7900GT, but presumably not the 7900GTX - but the 7900GT is considerably cheaper than the 7800GTX - is the performance (and size!) increase from a 79gt to a 78gtx worth the considerable extra cost?