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#1 11 years ago

I've decided it is time to upgrade my sad gaming system and was looking for any insight/opinions/suggestions on what exactly to outfit my new computer with.

I had the basic idea to pickup:

Diamond's HD 3870 269.99 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 279.99 OCZ 2GB PC2 6400 35.99 ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 159.99 Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS 149.99 OCZ 700W Power Supply 94.99 SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series 500GB Hard Drive 104.99 LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner 34.99 Acer 22" WS 199.99

Which would bring this to a total of 1330.91 (counting current rebate offers).

I was wondering (since this is my first build) if there would be any compatibility issues with the items currently listed. I also am not sure what I am missing (if anything) and would love some assistance during this time of gadgetry inventiveness.




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#2 11 years ago

I would suggest to not buy a Quad Core, it is useless. Buy a strong dual core, it is better than a quad core. Succes with your investment ;)




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#3 11 years ago

hmm, i dont know much about radeon but try get 4 gb ram if you are gonna run vista, (vista will own with better grafik than XP and then it support DX10) i have an Acer WS too but they are not as good as a normal LCD monitor, beacus they only support 60 HZ and then some games wont run slightly on them beacus they are not build for widescreen. ill suggest a 3 GH'z dual core if you run vista or a 2,66 GH'z dual for XP. :D




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#4 11 years ago

good post, easkum. Your powersupply looks good but i think if you buy a 500 watt, you save maybe some money. And i agree about the quad thingie. Quad core doesnt mean its better, a lot of people make that mistake. Quad or 2Quad is at the moment great for ps, video editting etc programs. If you wanna game, buy a strong duo core. If i may suggest, the intel 2duo core e6750 @2.66ghz doesnt cost much but its damn strong, you are able to clock it at 3.4 ghz. Thats damn strong.




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#5 11 years ago
Daiznaew;4051512beacus they only support 60 HZ

Refresh rate is completely irrelevant when you're talking about LCDs. It only matters with CRT monitors.




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#6 11 years ago
Sovereign001;4051515good post, easkum. Your powersupply looks good but i think if you buy a 500 watt, you save maybe some money. And i agree about the quad thingie. Quad core doesnt mean its better, a lot of people make that mistake. Quad or 2Quad is at the moment great for ps, video editting etc programs. If you wanna game, buy a strong duo core. If i may suggest, the intel 2duo core e6750 @2.66ghz doesnt cost much but its damn strong, you are able to clock it at 3.4 ghz. Thats damn strong.

I'd disagree, a strong gaming computer that will last you long into the future is readily becoming a quad core based system. Quad core is actually quite better, because anything that is made to run on a dual core system, will run just as well on a quad core system, especially if you buy the current intel quad cores. Video editing is extremely strong on quad cores, but so is any game, more so if you look at the newest games to come out.




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#7 11 years ago
EpicLoad;4052070I'd disagree, a strong gaming computer that will last you long into the future is readily becoming a quad core based system. Quad core is actually quite better, because anything that is made to run on a dual core system, will run just as well on a quad core system, especially if you buy the current intel quad cores. Video editing is extremely strong on quad cores, but so is any game, more so if you look at the newest games to come out.

Well I disagree with you. There is no single computer that will last long. By the way you're promoting the Quad Core processor here but there is almost no software made for it yet. So you better buy a Dual Core now because a computer lasts for about 4 years. In 2011 there will be enough software to buy a Quad Core and the Quad Core will be released from child-diseases. (child-diseases: problems that come with every hardware and software part in the beginning)




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#8 11 years ago

And how much software, other than games, is really written for dual cores? Quad cores should be able to utilize their abilities much better than Dual Cores, and if you want to say that single threaded programs will not benefit from the quad, that's total bullshit. Given the way that the newer quads are designed, they are able to process more information on one core than the duals are. Just look at all of the benchmarks, quad cores always beat out dual cores, no matter what the program is.

Also, if AMD creates programs the same way they did with the X2s, then they are more than likely to create a program that allows single threaded and dual threaded programs to fully utilize the four cores. And by 2011, we're sure to have octo- and deca- core processors.

Now all we have to do is see how the AMD Phenom compares, 9500 Agena : 259.99. Check it... Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9500 Agena 2.2GHz Quad-Core 4X 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2 95W Processor - Retail




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#9 11 years ago

dual core works different epic. I didnt understand it as well but i went to several people that work for it, and they told me.Its the following, a q6600 has said to be lets say 2.66 ghz, oke oke but how many cores you have, means the heat that needs to get loose. That asks energy... and yes a benchmarks gives those results, but in the field its still different. Look at the sales, quad core isnt selling like it should.




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#10 11 years ago
Sovereign001;4052403dual core works different epic. I didnt understand it as well but i went to several people that work for it, and they told me.Its the following, a q6600 has said to be lets say 2.66 ghz, oke oke but how many cores you have, means the heat that needs to get loose. That asks energy... and yes a benchmarks gives those results, but in the field its still different. Look at the sales, quad core isnt selling like it should.

What the... Does anyone understand the middle section? Unless I'm mistaken, I guess he's saying that it produces more heat? Cause I really don't see that as much of a factor, unless you OC. And looking at the sales, the reason is - is that the Q6600 is the only affordable quad core, the problem with current quads is the factor of price to performance, that is where the Core 2 Duo kicks it's ass. Just because more people buy duals doesn't mean that the quads don't out perform the duals.




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