Best Gaming Computer Specs

K

Ken

I am buying a new gaming / multimedia capable computer and I am looking for
suggestions on good gaming rig specs. Can anyone give what they'd consider
the best specs for a gaming computer. This will help me choose a rig and how
much I'll need to spend. Much appreciated.
 

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C

Chuck

In very general terms--

Fast, multicore processor
Fast memory (DDR3)
Fast SDD & HD (Decent sized SDDs are not cheap!) A good fast HD is about
double the cost of a more common one of the same capacity.
Dual GPUs (one card) or two fast video cards minimum. Fast, high capability
video cards are expensive, and new "faster better" ones are always coming
out.
Decent DVD/CD burner drive (They are fairly inexpensive, unless you need
"Blueray", which may cause a 5x price increase)
Power Supply (capacity depends a great deal on the video cards) 600W
minimum, 750-900 W or more preferred. Beware cheap "peak rated" Power
Supplies.
The power supply should be "SLI" and/or "Crossfire" approved/rated.
A "Single Buss" supply may be better than a multiple buss design, unless you
can carefully balance loads and outputs.
Multiple Video cards may require a 1Kw or better supply and heavy duty case
cooling.
Case with variable speed fans adequate or better cooling capability, and
easy access to components. Temp monitoring is a plus.
Case prices are not aways a good indication of quality or capability. There
is some concern involving the motherboard layout and case layout and
cabling.
High quality motherboard that is "overclocking friendly", with enough slots
for multiple video cards. ("Cross fire" or "SLI" motherboards)
You cannot mix Nvidia and ATI video cards on the same system without
problems. Motherboard support for AMD/ATI video is available, as is support
for Nvidia.
Don't mix Nvidia SLI video cards and motherboards optimized for AMD/ATI
"Crossfire", Etc..

Fast response LCD display. (Lots of caviats in the specs.)

Windows 7 64b Professional version (allows use of virtualization and win
XP), and 8Gig or more of RAM
Actually, compatability with games without the virtualization and XP is
fairly decent.
One of the problems seems to be some games that run fine with DX 9, and not
so well with DX 10 or 11.
Active UAC can also be a problem.

Remember, Google is your friend!

Cost? You had to ask--bottom cost is around 1k US with prices rapidly going
up with speed and multiple video cards.
4 to 5 k US (and up) might be a reasonable guess for a very high end gaming
desktop, unless you want to get into very high end processor chips at 1.5 k
ea.



"Ken" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I am buying a new gaming / multimedia capable computer and I am looking for
>suggestions on good gaming rig specs. Can anyone give what they'd consider
>the best specs for a gaming computer. This will help me choose a rig and
>how much I'll need to spend. Much appreciated.
 

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Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member



Wikipedia said:
Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell, Inc.[1] It mainly assembles third party components into desktops and laptops with custom enclosures for high-performance gaming. These products also support graphically intense applications such as video editing, simulation, and audio editing. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware's corporate headquarters is located in The Hammocks, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, near Miami.[2][3]


Here is the link to their website:


Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com
K

Ken

Thanks for that great input. I'll consider all of it. I'm working out a
possible rig right now. What about i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, maybe ASUS
P7P55 Motherboard, 16 Gigs RAM, 2 X 2T WD HD, other stuff in an Antec 1200.
I'm considering this. The Antec 1200 has lots of space, which my previous
tower lacked so much, including several other factors. I don't want to be
caught with less than capable requirements for at least a few years. I also
want to be ready for any serious upgrading I will be doing in the future.




"Chuck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> In very general terms--
>
> Fast, multicore processor
> Fast memory (DDR3)
> Fast SDD & HD (Decent sized SDDs are not cheap!) A good fast HD is about
> double the cost of a more common one of the same capacity.
> Dual GPUs (one card) or two fast video cards minimum. Fast, high
> capability video cards are expensive, and new "faster better" ones are
> always coming out.
> Decent DVD/CD burner drive (They are fairly inexpensive, unless you need
> "Blueray", which may cause a 5x price increase)
> Power Supply (capacity depends a great deal on the video cards) 600W
> minimum, 750-900 W or more preferred. Beware cheap "peak rated" Power
> Supplies.
> The power supply should be "SLI" and/or "Crossfire" approved/rated.
> A "Single Buss" supply may be better than a multiple buss design, unless
> you can carefully balance loads and outputs.
> Multiple Video cards may require a 1Kw or better supply and heavy duty
> case cooling.
> Case with variable speed fans adequate or better cooling capability, and
> easy access to components. Temp monitoring is a plus.
> Case prices are not aways a good indication of quality or capability.
> There is some concern involving the motherboard layout and case layout and
> cabling.
> High quality motherboard that is "overclocking friendly", with enough
> slots for multiple video cards. ("Cross fire" or "SLI" motherboards)
> You cannot mix Nvidia and ATI video cards on the same system without
> problems. Motherboard support for AMD/ATI video is available, as is
> support for Nvidia.
> Don't mix Nvidia SLI video cards and motherboards optimized for AMD/ATI
> "Crossfire", Etc..
>
> Fast response LCD display. (Lots of caviats in the specs.)
>
> Windows 7 64b Professional version (allows use of virtualization and win
> XP), and 8Gig or more of RAM
> Actually, compatability with games without the virtualization and XP is
> fairly decent.
> One of the problems seems to be some games that run fine with DX 9, and
> not so well with DX 10 or 11.
> Active UAC can also be a problem.
>
> Remember, Google is your friend!
>
> Cost? You had to ask--bottom cost is around 1k US with prices rapidly
> going up with speed and multiple video cards.
> 4 to 5 k US (and up) might be a reasonable guess for a very high end
> gaming desktop, unless you want to get into very high end processor chips
> at 1.5 k ea.
>
>
>
> "Ken" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:u0C%[email protected]

>>I am buying a new gaming / multimedia capable computer and I am looking
>>for suggestions on good gaming rig specs. Can anyone give what they'd
>>consider the best specs for a gaming computer. This will help me choose a
>>rig and how much I'll need to spend. Much appreciated.
>
>
 

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K

Ken

Thanks for that. I love Dell and Alienware. I'm looking for something that
will upgrade well in the future to something CUDA friendly, specifically a
Tesla and/or Quadro, but can also do games in a big way. I'm working out a
possible rig right now. What about i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, maybe ASUS
P7P55 Motherboard, 16 Gigs RAM, 2 X 2T WD HD, other stuff in an Antec 1200.
I'm considering this. The Antec 1200 has lots of space, which my previous
tower lacked so much, including several other factors. I don't want to be
caught with less than capable requirements to handle any task, CUDA upgrades
and other upgrades for at least a few years.




"Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>
> [image:
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Alienware_logo.svg/200px-Alienware_logo.svg.png]
>
>
> Wikipedia Wrote:

>>
>> *Alienware* is an 'American'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) 'computer hardware'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware) company and a
>> wholly-owned subsidiary of 'Dell, Inc.'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell)'[1]'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-0) It mainly
>> assembles third party components into 'desktops'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computer) and laptops with custom
>> enclosures for high-performance gaming. These products also support
>> graphically intense applications such as 'video editing'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-linear_editing_system), simulation,
>> and 'audio editing' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_editor).
>> Alienware also offers for sale rebadged computer peripherals, such as
>> headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded
>> in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware's corporate
>> headquarters is located in 'The Hammocks'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hammocks,_Florida), 'unincorporated'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unincorporated_area) 'Miami-Dade County,
>> Florida' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami-Dade_County,_Florida), near
>> 'Miami' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami).'[2]'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-1)'[3]'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-2)
>
>
>
> Here is the link to their website:
>
>
> 'Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops'
> (http://www.alienware.com/)
>
>
> --
> Americano
>
> TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
> http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
> -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
 

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Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Yeah, I know what you mean, more room does leave space for upgrading.. makes me ask why hardware hasn't begun to shrink in actual size.. lol, we wouldn't have to worry about the size of our cases.
Thanks for that. I love Dell and Alienware. I'm looking for something that
will upgrade well in the future to something CUDA friendly, specifically a
Tesla and/or Quadro, but can also do games in a big way. I'm working out a
possible rig right now. What about i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, maybe ASUS
P7P55 Motherboard, 16 Gigs RAM, 2 X 2T WD HD, other stuff in an Antec 1200.
I'm considering this. The Antec 1200 has lots of space, which my previous
tower lacked so much, including several other factors. I don't want to be
caught with less than capable requirements to handle any task, CUDA upgrades
and other upgrades for at least a few years.




"Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>
> [image:
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Alienware_logo.svg/200px-Alienware_logo.svg.png]
>
>
> Wikipedia Wrote:

>>
>> *Alienware* is an 'American'
>> (United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 'computer hardware'
>> (Personal computer hardware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) company and a
>> wholly-owned subsidiary of 'Dell, Inc.'
>> (Dell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)'[1]'
>> (Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) It mainly
>> assembles third party components into 'desktops'
>> (Desktop computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and laptops with custom
>> enclosures for high-performance gaming. These products also support
>> graphically intense applications such as 'video editing'
>> (Non-linear editing system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), simulation,
>> and 'audio editing' (Digital audio editor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
>> Alienware also offers for sale rebadged computer peripherals, such as
>> headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded
>> in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware's corporate
>> headquarters is located in 'The Hammocks'
>> (The Hammocks, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), 'unincorporated'
>> (Unincorporated area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 'Miami-Dade County,
>> Florida' (Miami-Dade County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), near
>> 'Miami' (Miami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).'[2]'
>> (Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)'[3]'
>> (Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
>
>
>
> Here is the link to their website:
>
>
> 'Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops'
> (Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops)
>
>
> --
> Americano
>
> TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
> http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
> -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com
K

Ken

The first things anyone tells me when building a gaming rig is to go big on
the tower and the power, so the Aptec 1200 and the components I mentioned
seems to be the best choice I've been offered.




"Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>
> Yeah, I know what you mean, more room does leave space for upgrading..
> makes me ask why hardware hasn't begun to shrink in actual size.. lol,
> we wouldn't have to worry about the size of our cases.
> Ken;1256274 Wrote:

>> Thanks for that. I love Dell and Alienware. I'm looking for something
>> that
>> will upgrade well in the future to something CUDA friendly, specifically
>> a
>> Tesla and/or Quadro, but can also do games in a big way. I'm working out
>> a
>> possible rig right now. What about i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, maybe
>> ASUS
>> P7P55 Motherboard, 16 Gigs RAM, 2 X 2T WD HD, other stuff in an Antec
>> 1200.
>> I'm considering this. The Antec 1200 has lots of space, which my
>> previous
>> tower lacked so much, including several other factors. I don't want to
>> be
>> caught with less than capable requirements to handle any task, CUDA
>> upgrades
>> and other upgrades for at least a few years.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]> > >

>> > >
>> > > [image:
>> > >
>> > http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Alienware_logo.svg/200px-Alienware_logo.svg.png]
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Wikipedia Wrote:> > > > >
>> > > >>
>> > > >> *Alienware* is an 'American'
>> > > >> ('United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States)) 'computer hardware'
>> > > >> ('Personal computer hardware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware)) company and a
>> > > >> wholly-owned subsidiary of 'Dell, Inc.'
>> > > >> ('Dell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell))'[1]'
>> > > >> ('Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-0)) It mainly
>> > > >> assembles third party components into 'desktops'
>> > > >> ('Desktop computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computer)) and laptops with
>> > > custom
>> > > >> enclosures for high-performance gaming. These products also
>> > > >> support
>> > > >> graphically intense applications such as 'video editing'
>> > > >> ('Non-linear editing system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-linear_editing_system)),
>> > > simulation,
>> > > >> and 'audio editing' ('Digital audio editor - Wikipedia, the free
>> > > encyclopedia' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_editor)).
>> > > >> Alienware also offers for sale rebadged computer peripherals,
>> > > >> such
>> > > as
>> > > >> headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was
>> > > founded
>> > > >> in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware's corporate
>> > > >> headquarters is located in 'The Hammocks'
>> > > >> ('The Hammocks, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hammocks,_Florida)),
>> > > 'unincorporated'
>> > > >> ('Unincorporated area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unincorporated_area)) 'Miami-Dade
>> > > County,
>> > > >> Florida' ('Miami-Dade County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free
>> > > encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami-Dade_County,_Florida)), near
>> > > >> 'Miami' ('Miami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami)).'[2]'
>> > > >> ('Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-1))'[3]'
>> > > >> ('Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-2))> > > > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Here is the link to their website:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > 'Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops'
>> > > ('Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops'
>> > (http://www.alienware.com/))
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Americano
>> > >
>> > > TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT =
>> > INSANITY
>> > > http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
>> > > -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*- > >
>
>
> --
> Americano
>
> TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
> http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
> -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
 

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K

Ken

Sorry, that's Antec, of course.


"Ken" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> The first things anyone tells me when building a gaming rig is to go big
> on the tower and the power, so the Aptec 1200 and the components I
> mentioned seems to be the best choice I've been offered.
>
>
>
>
> "Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>>
>> Yeah, I know what you mean, more room does leave space for upgrading..
>> makes me ask why hardware hasn't begun to shrink in actual size.. lol,
>> we wouldn't have to worry about the size of our cases.
>> Ken;1256274 Wrote:

>>> Thanks for that. I love Dell and Alienware. I'm looking for something
>>> that
>>> will upgrade well in the future to something CUDA friendly, specifically
>>> a
>>> Tesla and/or Quadro, but can also do games in a big way. I'm working out
>>> a
>>> possible rig right now. What about i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, maybe
>>> ASUS
>>> P7P55 Motherboard, 16 Gigs RAM, 2 X 2T WD HD, other stuff in an Antec
>>> 1200.
>>> I'm considering this. The Antec 1200 has lots of space, which my
>>> previous
>>> tower lacked so much, including several other factors. I don't want to
>>> be
>>> caught with less than capable requirements to handle any task, CUDA
>>> upgrades
>>> and other upgrades for at least a few years.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Americano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > [image:
>>> > >
>>> > http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Alienware_logo.svg/200px-Alienware_logo.svg.png]
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > Wikipedia Wrote:> > > > >
>>> > > >>
>>> > > >> *Alienware* is an 'American'
>>> > > >> ('United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States)) 'computer hardware'
>>> > > >> ('Personal computer hardware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware)) company and a
>>> > > >> wholly-owned subsidiary of 'Dell, Inc.'
>>> > > >> ('Dell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell))'[1]'
>>> > > >> ('Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-0)) It mainly
>>> > > >> assembles third party components into 'desktops'
>>> > > >> ('Desktop computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computer)) and laptops with
>>> > > custom
>>> > > >> enclosures for high-performance gaming. These products also
>>> > > >> support
>>> > > >> graphically intense applications such as 'video editing'
>>> > > >> ('Non-linear editing system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-linear_editing_system)),
>>> > > simulation,
>>> > > >> and 'audio editing' ('Digital audio editor - Wikipedia, the free
>>> > > encyclopedia' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_editor)).
>>> > > >> Alienware also offers for sale rebadged computer peripherals,
>>> > > >> such
>>> > > as
>>> > > >> headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was
>>> > > founded
>>> > > >> in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware's
>>> > > >> corporate
>>> > > >> headquarters is located in 'The Hammocks'
>>> > > >> ('The Hammocks, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hammocks,_Florida)),
>>> > > 'unincorporated'
>>> > > >> ('Unincorporated area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unincorporated_area)) 'Miami-Dade
>>> > > County,
>>> > > >> Florida' ('Miami-Dade County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free
>>> > > encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami-Dade_County,_Florida)), near
>>> > > >> 'Miami' ('Miami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami)).'[2]'
>>> > > >> ('Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-1))'[3]'
>>> > > >> ('Alienware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>>> > > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienware#cite_note-2))> > > > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > Here is the link to their website:
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > 'Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops'
>>> > > ('Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops'
>>> > (http://www.alienware.com/))
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > --
>>> > > Americano
>>> > >
>>> > > TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT =
>>> > INSANITY
>>> > > http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
>>> > > -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*- > >
>>
>>
>> --
>> Americano
>>
>> TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
>> http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gif
>> -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
>
 

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Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
lol. "Aptec"
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com
K

Ken

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whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
And don't forget a couple of SSDs in Raid.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop

whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Thanks. I've thought about that. It would help if I could find them in 2
teras and 1 / 10 th the price. Soon, but not yet, I guess. I've been
thinking about an outboard RAID, the way I have now.




"whs" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> And don't forget a couple of SSDs in Raid.
>
>
> --
> whs
That may be true, but your 2 Teras are also 10 times as slow. Actually an average access time of 15ms on a spinning disk versus 0.1ms on an SSD is 150 times as slow.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop
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