RAM Dilemma

thepizzaman

Banned
haha well.... for his budget that is about the best he can pull.... if you can save just a little more though get a Phenom II 955 its only about 70 quid more ;), that won't hold it back :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

patio

Vista Pro
Gold Member
:confused: i might as well give up on building my own.
i just try and try and never get things right. :(

Nonsense...

I would 1st re-assess your budget...
Once done with that completely revise your new build.
Best thing to do is settle on a MBoard/CPU setup you feel will fit your needs.
Then start adding components 1 at a time keeping an eye on the budget...
For example if you plan on running 4G of RAM you don't need it for the build...scale back to 2G and spend the savings on a better vid card.
1HDD
1 optical drive
etc.

Components can be added later but the guts of your build i.e. the MBoard/CPU; vid card; and case need to be things you are satisfied with otherwise you will be chasing your tail forever.

And i'd forget about OC'ing for now and concentrate on the main build...

Best of Luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5K MBoard.
    Memory
    4G OCZ PC2 8500 Platinum
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 8800GTS Vid Card
    Hard Drives
    500G Seagate SATA
    200G Seagate SATA
    100G WD Caviar SATA
    80G WD Caviar IDE
    PSU
    OCZ Elite 800W PSU
    Case
    RaidMax Smilodon Case
    Other Info
    Lite-On dual layer DVD burner X 2
    Dos 6.2;Win2K;XP; &
    Vista Ultimate 64Bit.

thepizzaman

Banned
the video cards he picked are about the best you can get... haha
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
ok, i have got a new build. have listened to what you have said, and this is what i have come up with.
Novatech : BX80605I5750 Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail Quad Core Technology, 2.66GHz clock speed, 8MB L3 Cache, Dual Channel DDR3 Controller, 4.8GTs QuickPath, 3yr Warranty. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : P7P55D DELUXE Asus P7P55D Deluxe Intel P55 (Socket 1156) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : STM3500418AS Maxtor DiamondMax 22 SATAII 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive <8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM 500GB Capacity, SATA-II Interface, 7200RPM Spin Speed, 8.5ms Average Seek Time, 16MB Cache, 3 Year Warranty. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : AD-5240S-0B Optiarc AD-5240S 24X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD-RAM SATA Black - OEM 24x DVD-R, 24x DVD+R, 12x DVD-R DL, 12x DVD+R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2MB Buffer. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : OCZ500SXS-UK OCZ StealthXStream 500w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply Designed for the value-minded gamer seeking simple, quiet performance, the StealthXStream offers reliability and feature-sets with a low price point. : novatech.co.uk
2x Novatech : 471846200-9559 Gainward ATI Radeon HD 4850 "Golden Sample" 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/ (PCI-Express) - Retail 700MHz Core, 512MB 2200MHz GDDR3 Memory, 800 Stream Processors, PCI-E 2.0, CrossfireX Ready, Avivo HD, 7.1 Audio, 2yr Warranty w
Novatech : VS2GB1333D3 G Corsair Value Select 2GB (1x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit 1333MHz RAM Speed, CAS 9-9-9-24 Timings, 1.8-1.9v VDIMM, Lifetime Warranty with Corsair. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : IRIS BLACK Novatech Iris Tower Case - Black -NO PSU NO PSU OR FANS INCLUDED : novatech.co.uk

i know the gpu doesn't support dx11.


Dom


EDIT: i'll swap the two 4850's for one 5770.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
wait, i am working on build with amd as well.


EDIT: i have just noticed intel tells each spec of processor : fsb, clock, multiplier, ram speeds and power usage. i found it easier to find parts that worked with each other.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
ah ha!
amd might have won this round - -
Novatech : OCZ500SXS-UK OCZ StealthXStream 500w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply Designed for the value-minded gamer seeking simple, quiet performance, the StealthXStream offers reliability and feature-sets with a low price point. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : AD-5240S-0B Optiarc AD-5240S 24X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD-RAM SATA Black - OEM 24x DVD-R, 24x DVD+R, 12x DVD-R DL, 12x DVD+R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2MB Buffer. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : IRIS BLACK Novatech Iris Tower Case - Black -NO PSU NO PSU OR FANS INCLUDED : novatech.co.uk
2x Novatech : VS2GB1333D3 G Corsair Value Select 2GB (1x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit 1333MHz RAM Speed, CAS 9-9-9-24 Timings, 1.8-1.9v VDIMM, Lifetime Warranty with Corsair. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : M4A79-T DELUXE Asus M4A79-T Deluxe AMD 790FX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard AMD AM3 CPU, AMD 790FX Chipset, DDR3, Onboard 7.1 HD Audio, Gigabit LAN, 6x SATA, USB2.0, CrossfireX Ready. : novatech.co.uk
Novatech : 21163-00-20R Sapphire ATI Radeon 5770 1024MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Graphics Card 850MHz Core, 1024MB 4800MHz GDDR5 Memory, 800 Stream Processors, PCI-E 2.0, CrossfireX Ready, Avivo HD, 7.1 Audio, 3 Years Warranty. : novate
Novatech : ADUHDZ965FBGIBOX AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 - Retail True Quad-Core Technology, 3.40GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 cache, AMD CoolCore Technology, AMD Cool & Quiet v3.0, 3yr Warranty. : novatech.c
Novatech : STM3500418AS Maxtor DiamondMax 22 SATAII 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive <8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM 500GB Capacity, SATA-II Interface, 7200RPM Spin Speed, 8.5ms Average Seek Time, 16MB Cache, 3 Year Warranty. : novatech.co.uk



yay! 3.4 ghz phenom, 4gb ram. please tell me what you think.

Dom

EDIT: some cooling as well... 2 of these
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

thepizzaman

Banned
Phenom is faster the the I5........ go for it :D and all you intel fans.... no i'm not daft i looked up the benches.... and the I5 750 is slower than the Phenom II 965, plus you can overclock that Phenom really high with that mobo and it has quad cf if you ever use it :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
i'm not sure i will get as many fps as i wanted. all i originally wanted to do was play decent racing games that played well. (games like need for speed shift, forza 3, dirt 2.)
will this system be better than my other one even with no crossfire?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

thepizzaman

Banned
much much better... let me put it this way..... this system will eat pretty much any racing game you throw at it and then some ;)
and if you wanted later you could add a second 5770... :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

smarteyeball

Eye know, eye know
Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

thepizzaman

Banned

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
what do you think archie?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

thepizzaman

Banned
archie will say its a bad build because he is a intel and nvidia fan boy ;) haha isn't that right archie?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
archie will say its a bad build because he is a intel and nvidia fan boy ;) haha isn't that right archie?

does archie think it will bottleneck the gpu's?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

thepizzaman

Banned
he prolly will because he's such a fanboy ;) haha but this is going to be a plenty fast computer, the 965 isn't going to bottleneck that 5770
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
good .... haha! i'm kinda in the middle between AMD and Intel now. definitely ati but not nvidia.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

archie123

I Tunes hates Me
Vista Guru
Gold Member
this is nothing to do with being a "fanboy" and ALL to do with recommending the best system for somebody who is spending THEIR hard earned cash , i would NEVER recommend anything just beacuse I prefer it and i would NEVER recommend anything unless i had made sure it was up to the job and the components were equally matched , i have been building systems for myself and others for nearly ten years now , that said i know that others may have better ideas than me , Thats why we have threads like this.

This isnt an excuse to slag me off , feel free to object to my comments but at least come up with some constructive critisism , im getting rather sick of this "fanboy" ****

Domi , i see good points in both your proposed builds , however i think your motherboard is a bit on the pricey side and i think if you want to crossfire in the future you will need a bigger PSU , its all about trying to future proof your build a little.

Im very busy with work at the mo I would like to see what i could put together for you at your proposed price but it will require a good few hours research time i wont have till early next week.

So if your itching to buy then i would say go for either of those builds , but have a think about getting a bigger PSU , stick with your OCZ choice for manufacturer though i know thay are very good :) and normally i wouldnt say this (i never really rated DX10) BUT DX11 looks to a big leap in GPU tech so MAYBE its worth looking into a DX11 card.............its your cash ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    PSU
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Cooling
    Titan Fenir
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Keyboard
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed
    8mb

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
yes, i will price DOWN the mobo - there are a few others that still have crossfire and ddr3 setup that are cheaper :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea

lil domii

Seven Guru + GFX
Power User
wait, the highest priced ocz psu is £80, and i have £110 to spend with a different mobo.
i have found this psu.
i browsed thru all the psu companies and this looked the best with its built in heatpipe cooling and certified multi-gpu support.

Dom
EDIT: will post full rig.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5735z Laptop
    CPU
    2.0 ghz intel pentium dual-core processor t4200 800mhz fsb
    Motherboard
    Acer CathedralPeak Rev
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD CineCrystal LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    160gb stock drive. ATA
    Case
    Stock Notebook
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    PS/2
    Internet Speed
    No idea
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