Opinion on this build

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Sep 15, 2011

Opinion on this build by hatorihanzoii at 4:50 PM (1,311 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. hatorihanzoii
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    Newcomer hatorihanzoii Newbie

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    What you guys think about this, upgrading from an old 2005 pc

    btw this is in Australia from mwavecom.au thnanks if you can advise

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  2. Originality

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    Quick lesson about motherboards and processors. LGA 1366 motherboards like the one you picked works with Core i7-920-990X, and has triple channel memory. If you want to keep the core i7-2600K, you need a LGA 1155 motherboard which uses dual channel memory. This means you either grab a core i7-950 or you swap the motherboard for a P67 chipset motherboard and replace the memory with 2x4GB DDR3.

    If you choose the better processor, get the Asus Maximus IV Extreme or the Z version of the same. And get 2x4GB of Corsair XMS3 1600mhz RAM. And while you're at it, get the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro cooler.

    I also think you don't need the sound card/system, but that's just my opinion. It can't hurt to have it.
     
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    Soundcard is always nice, but not necessary.
    Very nice system though, and btw, 12GB ram is alot, so if you don't really need it, go for 6 or 4GB.
     
  4. Magsor

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    In my opinion 24 inch is quite small for that build. I mean this cpu just rips everything. I dont know if youre a gamer but surroundings are just as important for a great gaming experience. Make sure you got a nice mouse/keyb/speakers/chair/router/internet connexion... blah blah you get my point. CPU/GPU isnt everything.
     
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    A 24 inch monitor might be too big... yes it's nice for gaming, but he also needs to determine relative visual size, how far he'll sit from it, and if it's at a high native resolution some buttons and text in web browsers might be to small for him and blah blah blah.
     
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    As said you need a LGA 1155 motherboard for i7 2600k. The LGA 1366 mobos are for older i7 processors(9xx series).
     
  7. hatorihanzoii
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    Revised, better?


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    Oh BTW thanks for the quick replies guys been a long time lurker, always been a good community
     
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    Member Originality Chibi-neko

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    Looks ok to me. I don't know how good the HSF/cooler you chose is, but I'm not bout to try and fond out for you on an unstable borrowed French Internet connection.
     
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    Final revision [​IMG]

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    If you want to save some money,you can switch to green HDD drives.
    They cost less and slightly less performance and as you have an SSD
    the performance of green drive is pretty negligible.
     
  12. air2004

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    drop the asus board and go with a MSI board. For the ram go with corsair. As for the monitor you should be able to find a 720p one for half the price , you only really need a 1080p if your gonna have a display thats over 40" because you wont really see any difference otherwise. and dont waste money on a burn unless you really need to , no one burns disks anymore.
     
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    As for my cpu , its a core i7 2600k over clockable , I won it from tigerdirect , its normally costs about $330
     
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    I'm being serious... you need to get your eyes checked.
     
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    agree totally with this...
    too late now though...
     
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    http://www.faqhdtv.com/720p-vs-1080p-hd-resolutions

    Now what ?
     
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    Take a 1080p monitor and set it to 1920x1080.
    Take a 0720p monitor and set it to 1440x0720.

    What you are claiming, based on an article that is taking about HDTV's, that the average person using these monitors won't notice a difference in improvements.
     
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    Where is the SSD! Just adding that makes your computer start up in 30 seconds >.
     
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    1 - Computer monitors have been capable of 720P since like the Windows 95 days, TVs are the ones still playing catchup.

    2 - There's a major difference in the use of TVs and computer monitors. How far away you're sitting, the relative size.
     
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