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KingDino

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#1 9 years ago
kow_ciller

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#2 9 years ago

775? DONT DO IT. Get a AM2+ setup instead. Should be a better deal since its not a dead platform.




Chocu1a

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#3 9 years ago

Great set-up. Don't listen to Kow...I have a similar set-up. That Quad will last you for quite a long time. Most people that use pc's don't even have a dual core, let alone a quad. Most software doesn't even use 4 cores as of yet, & the core 2 quads are extremely fast as is. Sure, the i7 platform is faster, but normal pc users will never see it. The AM2 platform is ok, but the q9550 will beat most AMD set-ups anyways.




*The.Doctor

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#4 9 years ago

Looks like a solid setup, but i would have gotten a much better PSU. The 500W one is really going to limit you with future upgrades, and its only pushing a weak 35 amp on the +12V rail.




Mr. Pedantic

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#5 9 years ago

I would have gone for a 600-700W PSU, which would give you a lot more options if you decide that 1 4870 doesn't cut the mustard anymore, and want to increase graphics power. I also would have gone for a Phenom II-based system, but what you have there is good, and will be good for a long time. To be honest I would also have gone with a 4890 and bit the extra bullet cost-wise.




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#6 9 years ago

Agree on the PSU, esp if you want to OC the CPU and add another GPU or even get two better GPUs eventually. Personally I'd a have spent a bit more and gotten a GTX275.

Oh, and the case looks very plain... blooper.jpg

...LOL.

I always hate it when someone makes you wade through all their part links, then one like that shows up, tacky.




kow_ciller

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#7 9 years ago

First off, if you're going to stick with 775, get a DDR2 board since theres no way you're going to need the extra headroom that DDR3 provides. Second, I would get a different brand PSU in 600-700w instead for that price. There are many corsair/Silverstone units in that price range that are better quality.

And I seriously stand by my AM2+ suggestion since the AMD roadmap says that AM2+ will be supported for 3 more years until ddr5 hits the scene (all AM3 chips that WILL be made will feature a DDR2/3 memory controller, thus backwards compatible).




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#8 9 years ago

Calm down, guys...he said he got the computer for his birthday, not the money to build one, which implies that he may not have even been aware of what's in it.

And there is nothing wrong with that board and chipset. Don't listen to kow_ciller, he's AMD/ATi's official salesman here at FileFront, and he just won't tolerate anyone stupid enough to buy nVidia or Intel products. =p

The only thing I do agree with is the PSU...if you can, go for at least 600W.




kow_ciller

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#9 9 years ago

Zamamee;4965051Calm down, guys...he said he got the computer for his birthday, not the money to build one, which implies that he may not have even been aware of what's in it.

And there is nothing wrong with that board and chipset. Don't listen to kow_ciller, he's AMD/ATi's official salesman here at FileFront, and he just won't tolerate anyone stupid enough to buy nVidia or Intel products. =p

The only thing I do agree with is the PSU...if you can, go for at least 600W.

I never said there was anything wrong with the board/ chipset. I have pretty much the same board but w/o DDr3 and its a great board at that. Sir, im the official salesman of Bang for your buck and currently AM2+/AM3 owns that crown (unless you have the money to step it up for i7)




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#10 9 years ago

No Kow, you're the official salesman of bash Nvidia and Intel, esp Nvidia, and you did in fact say he was going with a "dead platform", advocating the AM2+/AM3 platform instead. Obviously that means a different non Intel board.

Most here seem to define "dead" a bit differently than you. What good is continued support if the product they come out with is merely cheaper and can't perform anywhere near Intel's? Or for that matter, what good is a cheaper GPU if in a couple yrs you see driver support waning?

I just ran Driver Detective last night on a whim, and laughed at it saying my X1950Pro driver was not up to date. Apparently ATI forgot to tell the makers of that tool they stopped supporting it some time ago. LOL

This is especially true if you like to wait and get good part prices like YOU do. When I got my X1950Pro, it was a sensible time to make the upgrade because APG cards were fading out, and it was the fastest alternative in an affordable price range. Less than a yr and a half later, no more drivers.

If you're going to keep advocating bang for the buck cheapo prices, maybe you should mention stuff like that. I know you have made the argument that Nvidia doesn't driver support their GPUs well beyond release either, but either way you argue it, Nvidia drivers keep on working years on down the road.

You can still see games coming out that in their release notes say an old 6800 will run it, not so with the equivalent X800 series ATI cards, or even the X1000 series for that matter. Concerning GPUs, Nvidia is 2 generations ahead of ATI on long term driver functionality. Whether you call that support or not is moot really.