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Stark98

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#1 11 years ago

Hey guys i just ordered a complete new system (pc) and i was wondering how good it was? My current setting: HP Pavilion 3700+ 2gb ram 550w psu nvidia 8800 gts 320 mb standard motherboard of hp the new setting: Intel duo core E 6750 @ 2.66 ghz able to clock to 3.4 ghz motherboard, gigabyte g-p35-ds3r (something like that) 2gb ram|* 550 psu|* Nvidia 8800 gts 320 mb|* casing: T40 aerocool black |*---> the same as the previous setting. Is it good or is a lazy setting? I hope it will be damn better then the previous setting...




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#2 11 years ago

I don't get why you wouldn't just swap the MB and CPU istead of buying a whole new system unless the ugradability of name brand PCs is still quite restricted despite what some are now saying. Always better to go with a custom build IMO. Laptops are the only exception as you don't have that option. You'll have a little faster stock CPU speed and much better OC potential for it. I believe the 3700+ model only had a single core vs dual core CPU too, so it will definitely multitask better and play dual core supported games better even without an OC. You should have upgraded the VGA too if you wanted a significant difference. The new 8800GT is getting a lot more attention than the 8800GTS now and beats it for around $270. It also draws less power. BTW, much of the part selection is a matter of opionion but it's always best to ask such advice before ordering if you're in doubt.;)




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#3 11 years ago

You aren't likely to notice too much in terms of gaming performance increases. Just adding a dual core to the same video card and same amount of ram isn't going to do a whole lot, especially when the old CPU was pretty good to begin with. As Omen mentions, an 8800GT may have been a better choice if you were looking for an upgrade, albeit a small one.

Really, you weren't in that bad a shape PC-wise before.




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#4 11 years ago

eum the new setting isnt a completely new setting, its a clone. Its only a new motherboard and a new cpu, the guy just transfered my card, my ram, my psu from my old pc to the new one..




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#5 11 years ago
Sovereign001;4017330eum the new setting isnt a completely new setting, its a clone. Its only a new motherboard and a new cpu, the guy just transfered my card, my ram, my psu from my old pc to the new one..

Ah, I see, I was wondering if that may have been the case but this is what threw me off... "...i just ordered a complete new system" ...obviously this wording is incorrect now that you've clarified. And I agree with Oblivious, you had fairly good spec to begin with. Lots of games are mentioning dual core is recommended though, so not such a bad upgrade if you got a good price on it.




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#6 11 years ago

i paid with the casing etc and also the assembly and software install that he does 585€. so, but when i was playing supreme commander, everything was kinda shockery, also with crysis, i needed to put everything on lowest because it shocked like hell, so i hope with the new rig it will be lots better.




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#7 11 years ago

Don't worry too much about that Crysis demo, lots of people are saying it runs lousy even on fairly high spec. I have to run it with all low except Med textures and 2xAA on my P4 3.0GHz, X800XT, 1GB RAM rig. CryENGINE 2 is certainly not one of the better optimized engines out there, but hopefully some of it is just flaws in the demo. It looks to be a fun game though. I have decided to pop for an OEM refurbished X1950PRO 512Mb AGP card I found for only $109 plus double my RAM. It'll hold me over until I can build a complete new rig and let me play shader 3 required games.




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#8 11 years ago

Well, the guy is a damn good guy, and he knows a lot of pc etc. He said fairly that the E6750 is very good and damn great for gaming etc. I asked why shouldnt i buy the E 6850? Because its newer and its 3,0 ghz. BUt it costs instead of 180€, more like 250€. He just the following, that you were able to clock the 6750 from 2,66 with ease to 3,0 and if you wanna go higher, but probably stick a better cooling to 3,4. So he's damn honest etc. But i hope i will see a big difference in gaming, because like i said, fear isnt able to game in all high settings with the 3700 so i hope with the new one, i can.




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#9 11 years ago

Yeah, he's right about the CPU, you can easily just OC the 6750 without even over volting it. And he's also wise to tell you to stick with a 3GHz OC unless you add better cooling. Sounds like a good retailer. I don't know about the pricing though cause I'm not familiar with prices in your area. You could also OC your video card if upgrading it isn't an option money wise. It'll give you a bit more juice, but not of course as much as an 8800GT. I just went ahead and got the X1950Pro 512MB AGP and extra gig of RAM. Can't wait to play the shader 3 required games finally! I would have gone Nvidia and will with the new rig I build next year but their pricing on AGP format cards is terrible. I would have spent about $360 vs $180 for the same speed card with Nvidia. The card I ordered is just OEM refurbed but even if I'd bought retail new I'd have only spent about $220 going ATI.




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#10 11 years ago

well im not going to buy a new card, this card is just 2 months old.




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