Hey Guys, I wondered if you could reccomend a setup for me to look at. as its an upgrade I wont need everything. My budget is £1000 more or less
Items I need:
- Graphics Card(s)
- 10,000rpm Sata Disk
For the hard drive I will probably purchase a 36gb raptor - I dont need more space than that, nor redundancy - my home server will look after file storage
CPU I'm looking at an AMD X2 64bit 5000+
Ram - I want some reasonable spec ram - can someone explain memory timings - whats good, whats bad? I presume I will need DDR2? I want 2GB ram in the form 2 x 1gb
Motherboard - Clueless as to what im looking for, I need onboard Sound/sata/ide/sli compatible probably. Also need 2 x PCI slots
Graphics cards: Im thinking of going SLI, how would 2 x BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB cards perform with the above setup? Am i best getting one more expensive card? or two of these?
Feel free to suggest a completely different setup - will 10k rpm make much difference?
One of the most important things i will say is the following - please take this into consideration:
I want the PC to be as quiet as possible when Idle. Passive cooling on the motherboard would be good, how loud are the graphics card fans?
I dont mind about a lot of noise when the pc is in use but when its ticking over quieter is better.
on a side question how good is AMD cool n quiet technology?
I look forward to hearing answers!