Specs for my new computer

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Aug 19, 2008

Specs for my new computer by CPhantom at 8:42 AM (649 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. CPhantom
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    so yeah, I have been wanting a new computer for a while, and I'm saving up heavily for one. I have this idea for one, what do you think?


    Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 (2x 3.0GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )

    Motherboard ( [SLI] Asus P5N-D Nvidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Dual PCI-E MB EPU Technology )

    Memory ( 2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )

    Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 1GB w/DVI + TV Out Video )


    those are the basic pieces. Here is everything from the site I'm getting it at, haha.



    Case ( [New !!] Nzxt Guardian 921 Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Black )
    Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light Green )
    Power Supply ( 550 Watt -- Power Supply )
    Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 (2x 3.0GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )
    Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
    Motherboard ( [SLI] Asus P5N-D Nvidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Dual PCI-E MB EPU Technology )
    Memory ( 2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 1GB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
    Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )
    Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
    2nd Hard Drive ( None )
    External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
    CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( None )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Floppy Drive ( None )
    Monitor ( None )
    2nd Monitor ( None )
    Keyboard ( Saitek Eclipse-II PK02U Gaming Keyboard )
    Mouse ( Logitech G5 Gaming Laser Mouse )
    USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports )
    Meter Display ( None )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
    Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
    USB Flash Drive ( None )
    MP3 Player ( None )
    TV Tuner ( None )
    Video Camera ( None )
    Headset ( None )
    Power Protection ( None )
    Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
    Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )



    I'd be putting XP Pro on it as the OS.
    along with this I'd also get myself a 24" LCD Samsung monitor. My total would come to about $1,300. Not to bad, right?
     
  2. Commander

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    I recommend getting a quad core, the Intel C2Q Q6600 is the best option and its only £120, so about $240 is you do an "average" conversion.

    Also get a 4870X2, the X2 beats nvidia's best card the 280 and is alot cheaper, in tests it was anywhere between 8% to 34% better in terms of its performance. If you can't stretch to a 4870x2 just get the 4870 its still far better then the 8800GT.

    For a Hard Drive I recommend a Samsung Spinpoint, currently the fastest hard drive I have used aswell as in tests. (Yes the Raptor is faster but only at access times and who cares about access times, if its slow and moving data around whats the use of being able to get to it quickly.)
     
  3. xcalibur

    Member xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    Unless he has money growing on trees, your advice is useless.
    Also, after price drops from nVidia, the GTX 280 is cheaper than the HD 4870 X2.

    I'd upgrade from a E6850 o an E8200/E7200. The new wolfdale cores are totally worth it.
    The motherboard is a bit sucky. The p35/p45/G31 from Intel are much better.
    As for the graphics card, upgrade it to the new 9800GT. Its just a slightly upgraded 8800GT (smaller size, higher clock, cooler temp etc.) and sometimes as cheap (or even cheaper!) than the 8800GT. But I say ditch nVidia altogether and go for the HD4850. Its slightly more expensive than the 8800/9800GT but its performance is on par with the 9800GTX.

    I'm a bit concerned you didn't put in the brand of the PSU. If its just a generic PSu I say avoid it completely. Its best to pay a little bit extra for a good PSU. Most PC problems come from a bad PSU.
    PC Power & Cooling do great PSU's and so do Antec. 500W is recommended for total stability but you could probably go as low as 400.

    Sexy looking case btw [​IMG]
     

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