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Thanks for that. I had originally specified an NVidia card using a system builder setup. I don't know how it got changed. Probably finger trouble without me noticing. I've changed it back to the NVidia card.
I have a Creative SB Audigy card in my old machine which I will transfer over. IMO the 500W power supply is adequate. I am not a gamer apart from things like Sudoku, so it is just general usage and programming. Similarly, I cannot see me ever using the power of a GTX 970. I have upped the R7 up to 4GB which I think will be sufficient.
Sounds like a great system ! I'd suggest a slightly larger power supply for future-proofing. And, why go cheap on the case if you are spending this amount ? Better case, and lots of cooling-fans (depending on where you live temperature wise) can save your investment.
good luck, Bill
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The main reason I've gone with this one is that it's one of the very few that has card readers built into it on the top. This allows me to transfer photos off my camera very quickly. A lot of cases look like Trafalgar Square when the Christmas lights are turned on. Not my cup of tea. Besides, I'm sure they won't fit into the colour scheme of my room dictated by her indoors. My current case only has a 350W PS so I am quite happy with the 500W. I have added a 120mm case fan.
The total cost is now £670.00 inc VAT so I will be ordering it tomorrow.
EDIT Thanks to everyone for their help. EDIT
Just before ordering, I asked the company to check the spec and they also suggested a larger PSU so I have gone for a 700W. The cost jumped quite a bit for larger ones and her indoors is already chuntering about the price. The total cost is now £695.00.
So, John Cleese is in Stockholm with his "The last time to see me before I die" show, and the missus and I went to his funeral feast yesterday.
Actually, I didn't really know what he was going to do and what to expect, so I was a bit septic (even though I like Cleese) and not at all sure it would be funny - But he really put all of my doubts to shame!
He really is a great comedian (in all senses of the word, because he seems to have put on a few pounds). He told a lot of anecdotes, talked about his life (and death), Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and a lot more. It was terribly funny! He even talked a little more seriously about humour, taboos and the art of crossing boundaries (a field in which Monty Python were pioneers and excelled of course!)
One of the things he talked about (and showed on a big screen) - and that I had never heard about before - was an interview The Pythons did in Aspen, Colorado in 1998. As you know, Graham Chapman died in 1989, and The Python gang had brough a cardboard cutout of him to the show so that it should feel like he was still a part of the team. They had also brought HIS ASHES IN AN URN!
I'm not sure, but I actually don't think that Robert Klein was in on the joke, because it doesn't look like he knows what to do with himself, and he looks distinctively pissed afterwards!
There's more of the interview here[^], and that is also hilarious!
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