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Von II

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#1 8 years ago

You can all see my current rig in my sig. NOTE: I'm getting new RAM this week (From Kelt Knight, he likes to give away stuff, like a GTX280, and watercooling and stuff :smokin:)

I need to build a system for somebody who wants to use it for basic desktop use, and he can't believe that it's only 250euros for a system like mine without GPU. So he said, "I'll give you 320 euros, you can spend the rest on some stuff for yourself".

So, what about if i swap my PSU with some 650w SLI one, or my mobo, or get another cpu,...? (NOTE: I'll be buying him Intel LGA775 stuff, so everything should be compatible)

I just can't decide on what to choose. :uhm: My gpu is fine, and i would love to SLI it later, but i dunno if it is worth it with DX11 upcoming and all the sweet cards.. :/




Kelt Knight

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#2 8 years ago

Ya I give stuff away some times when I am in a good mood. Ya it is just me. Ya I just gave away a Wacom Intuos 4 as well...

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#3 8 years ago

Well, first off, what is your current PSU?

You could buy some heatsink for it and clock that E5200 higher, 3.5GHz or similar should be good.




Von II

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#4 8 years ago

Indeed, i was thinking about a sweet cooler.

My psu is the 400w Corsair CX.




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#5 8 years ago

Kelt Knight;5034028Ya I give stuff away some times when I am in a good mood. Ya it is just me. Ya I just gave away a Wacom Intuos 4 as well...

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That's a pretty nifty device there :)


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Kelt Knight

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#6 8 years ago
computernerd;5034129That's a pretty nifty device there :)

Ya I really do not like it. I was thinking I would but I would rather use the good old mouse. I can't get use to the pen and drawing like that and not seeing what I draw like on paper.




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#7 8 years ago

I'd say get a TRUE or Xigmatek S1283 and OC that E5200 as high as it will go, and swap that PSU out for a Corsair TX650 or TX750. Your 400W is not going to be enough once your start heavy OCing or want to upgrade your GPU later. The weakest link in your rig then will be your 9800GTX...i mean GTS 250. ;)

I know tons of people will tell you to get the TRUE, but i just thought i would through the Xigma out there as a suggestion. It cools within a few degrees and costs almost half the price. Its keeping my quad core at 57C max load.




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#8 8 years ago

*The.Doctor;5034447I'd say get a TRUE or Xigmatek S1283 and OC that E5200 as high as it will go, and swap that PSU out for a Corsair TX650 or TX750. Your 400W is not going to be enough once your start heavy OCing or want to upgrade your GPU later. The weakest link in your rig then will be your 9800GTX...i mean GTS 250. ;)

I know tons of people will tell you to get the TRUE, but i just thought i would through the Xigma out there as a suggestion. It cools within a few degrees and costs almost half the price. Its keeping my quad core at 57C max load.

If i buy any cooler, it's the OCZ Vendetta, as i live in Belgium, and the prices are totally different here (not more expensive in overall, but some things are cheaper and some things are more expensive)

I'm not in for really heavy OCing, and i think my GTS250 is fine for the moment, with dx11 coming on and all the new ATI and Nvidia cards.. :/ (I prefer gts250 instead of the re-branded 8800gt which most people think it is, while it's actually a 9800gtx+, which beats the 8800gt by 10fps in Crysis)

I guess i'll buy a new PSU and a cooler? :uhm:




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#9 8 years ago
Noobst3R;5034990I'm not in for really heavy OCing, and i think my GTS250 is fine for the moment, with dx11 coming on and all the new ATI and Nvidia cards.. :/ (I prefer gts250 instead of the re-branded 8800gt which most people think it is, while it's actually a 9800gtx+, which beats the 8800gt by 10fps in Crysis)

You'll find it's the G92 core which is the same one as the 9800GT, which is in turn the same as the 8800GTS 512MB. There's more than one variation of the G92 core, the GTS 250, 9800GT and 8800GTS use the less powerful ones while the 9800GTX and GTX+ use the more powerful versions which offer increased fill rates, clock speeds and they also have more stream processors on the cards as well as some other bits and bobs that I can't remember.

The cards did improve between generations, the GTS 250 is slightly more powerful than the 9800GT which is slightly more powerful than the 8800GTS, but in essence yes you are running a 8 series card. A good one yes, but still an 8 series.

But don't feel bad, so am I and so are a lot of other people.




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#10 8 years ago

Bs|Archaon;5035012You'll find it's the G92 core which is the same one as the 9800GT, which is in turn the same as the 8800GTS 512MB. There's more than one variation of the G92 core, the GTS 250, 9800GT and 8800GTS use the less powerful ones while the 9800GTX and GTX+ use the more powerful versions which offer increased fill rates, clock speeds and they also have more stream processors on the cards as well as some other bits and bobs that I can't remember.

The cards did improve between generations, the GTS 250 is slightly more powerful than the 9800GT which is slightly more powerful than the 8800GTS, but in essence yes you are running a 8 series card. A good one yes, but still an 8 series.

But don't feel bad, so am I and so are a lot of other people.

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