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  1. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
    Location: Norway
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    Hey all

    Im planning to buy a new PC..

    Here Are The Specs ;


    APLUS Case Seenium, ATX, Black, (Without PSU)
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=364178
    61,84 GBP

    Corsair Powersupply 550W Bulk, black, ATX/EPS, 120mm fan, 4xSATA, SLI
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=339898
    79,41 GBP

    XFX GeForce GTX 260 576M 896MB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI/HDCP, 448bit
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=355303
    234,48 GBP

    Intel Core™ 2 Quad Q8200 2,33GHz, Socket 775, 4MB, 1333MHz, Boxed w/Fan
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=366000
    168,69 GBP
    Gonna OC that indeed!

    Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=338074
    51,59 GBP

    Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L, P35, Socket-775, ATX, GbLAN, DDR2, ICH9, PCI-Ex16
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=366297
    65,69 GBP

    Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA2 32MB 7200RPM
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=343054
    72,83 GBP

    Samsung DVD-recorder SH-S223Q/BEBN SATA, 22X, OEM
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=359087
    23,02 GBP


    Power cable PC 2m Straight plug
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.asp?sku=100425
    3,29 GBP

    Asus Xonar DX/XD, 7.1 channel, EAX2.0, PCI-Express 1x, "low-profile"
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=347274
    79,79 GBP

    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 NO OEM
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=328087
    84,11 GBP

    Logitech X-530 Speaker 5.1, 5 Satelitts and Subwoofer 70W RMS
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=304431
    65,69 GBP

    GTA IV, PC
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=377791
    37,5 GBP



    Total ; 924,48 GBP

    Going to buy it from www.komplett.no and not from the UK/USA etc
    Last edited by beem3r; 07/11/08 at 23:05 PM. Reason: Hmm


  2. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Looks good, would've gone for a P45 mobo instead of a P35 and also most boards come with half decent soundcard onbaord now. Also I think the HD4870 out performs the gtx 260 and is alot better value for money or it was a little while ago. And why would you need another pluag as you would get one with the PSU.

    Also could link each product to its page as i'm a bit lazy

  3. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Ahh,, Ok Nodz I will link every components =]

    But thanks for the info, if really new into the whole PC world

  4. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Ok, linked to all components.
    Going to bed now, BayBay

  5. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    a few things I have noticed now there are links, there doesn't seem to be a any front or side fan on that case and with that big card it will need some good cooling. Also that is a big card so make sure there will be enough room in the case for it.

    If you stick with that case maybe a black DVD drive will look better instead of a white one.

  6. Mb
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    Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    Intel Core™ 2 Quad Q8200 2,33GHz, Socket 775, 4MB, 1333MHz, Boxed w/Fan

    Why not get a 3.0GHZ Intel E8400 and o/c that to 3.5?

    And i would get a better powersupply.
    550w isn't that much.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  7. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    I should go for the Cooler Master 690 case, its a case with a very good airflow and it has enough space for big cards like 260's and 280's

    About the Videocard i dunno. I'm more a Nvidia fanboy so i should go for the Nvidia's, but the new Ati cards are really good for there price.
    Last edited by SLRRR; 08/11/08 at 07:44 AM.



  8. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    I would go for a Quadro FX 5600... Lol jk. Thats $2,000 card.

    IMO Your specs are fine. Just get 800W PSU




  9. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Hey all again, got a new shopping list

    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=341433
    Nice that one, like it with the green/black combo, with 850W PSU too

    Video card
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=376665

    Prosseror, named Xenon, something fancy, huh ?
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=366360

    Crucial DDR2 BallistiX PC6400 4096MB
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=361531

    Asus P5N-D, nForce-750i SLI
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=343999

    Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=343055

    Sony NEC Optiarc Blu-Ray reader
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=363142

    Windows Home XP
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=328087

    Asus Xonar DX/XD, 7.1 channel PCI Express
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=347274

    Logitech X-540 speaker 5.1, 5 Satelitts and Subwoofer 70W RMS
    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=327538

    Whatcha think? Personally I think it's very good ...

  10. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Why dont you go for a Quad Core proccesor ? Not that first one you sad but a faster one. They are getting cheaper and they are a lot faster than dual core.

    Btw

    How much dit it cost (your post above me) because you're budget was 1000 -1500 right ? You can get better things for your money



  11. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
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    Well, my currency is NOK..So 12 000NOK is about 1157GBP...

  12. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beem3r »
    Well, my currency is NOK..So 12 000NOK is about 1157GBP...

    In Holland we use Euro's


    Okey thanks it looks pretty good although i should go for another processor

    And why do you want blueray ? Its really useless now



  13. MAXLD is offline Insanely Sideways
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    Hi, my advice to you: do not "save" in the power supply. Choose a good ad reliable one. Corsair is great, I recommend you the TX750 (not modular), for example. Enermax is also a good brand, but BeQuiet! is probably one of the bests... although is expensive.

    CPU: I think a good Dual Core is actually better because you save a lot of money and the difference is not that much in games. Choose the Core 2 Duo E8600... is a very good and popular cpu.

    Choose a motherboard with either X45 or X58 chipset. X58 if you are planning to do a good overclock. Otherwise, go for one X45.

    Graphic card: "ATi HD4870" or "HD4870 X2". Best performance/price ratio. DDR5, lots of bandwidth.

    Memory: go for either GSkill, OCZ or Corsair. Corsair are usually very friendly with Asus motherboards, and are recommended by them. But both GSkill and OCZ are very good too.

    Sound card: using Windows XP? Forget the Asus, choose one Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium or even the Fatal1ty PRO Series with X-RAM, if you have more money. You will not have better sound in XP, trust me.

  14. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXLD »
    Hi, my advice to you: do not "save" in the power supply. Choose a good ad reliable one. Corsair is great, I recommend you the TX750 (not modular), for example. Enermax is also a good brand, but BeQuiet! is probably one of the bests... although is expensive.

    CPU: I think a good Dual Core is actually better because you save a lot of money and the difference is not that much in games. Choose the Core 2 Duo E8600... is a very good and popular cpu.

    Choose a motherboard with either X45 or X58 chipset. X58 if you are planning to do a good overclock. Otherwise, go for one X45.

    Graphic card: "ATi HD4870" or "HD4870 X2". Best performance/price ratio. DDR5, lots of bandwidth.

    Memory: go for either GSkill, OCZ or Corsair. Corsair are usually very friendly with Asus motherboards, and are recommended by them. But both GSkill and OCZ are very good too.

    Sound card: using Windows XP? Forget the Asus, choose one Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium or even the Fatal1ty PRO Series with X-RAM, if you have more money. You will not have better sound in XP, trust me.


    I dont really get why you should go for Dual core. I have one and its fast, but i would definently go for a Quad (or the new i7) because they are getting cheaper and they are really fast. Plus you got enough money for it.

    Actualy a 280 GTX is faster than a 4870x2 but if you go play on really high resolutions, than becomes the 4870x2 faster. You need a very big screen if you want that.

    I should not go for the 4870x2 because it needs a big powersupply (650 +) And some good cooling.



  15. E30 FTW!!! is offline E30 FTW!!!!
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    As a dual core get an E8400.It's a great processor and for a mobo go get a P45 and at the video card get an Ati HD4850.It outruns the GTX...(dual core's are better than quad cores in gaming because not all the games are optimized for quad core so they will use only 2 cores...)


    E7400 cooled by a Zerotherm FZ120 || AsUs HD4870 || 4GB 2X1GB Corsair XMS2 2X1GB Kingmax || Spire Jewel 550W PSU || Asrock P45XE Mobo || Western Digital 640GB || Samsung Writemaster CD/DVD-RW ||

  16. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by minulescu »
    As a dual core get an E8400.It's a great processor and for a mobo go get a P45 and at the video card get an Ati HD4850.It outruns the GTX...(dual core's are better than quad cores in gaming because not all the games are optimized for quad core so they will use only 2 cores...)

    Hd4850 outruns GTX ? lol 280 GTX outruns it easy

    Dual core isn't better because more games support it. A Quad core can easily do al those games, because it has 4 cores. So 2x dual core . Why does nobody want quad ? I mean he has a big budget, faster than dual, you can play all the games and for GTA IV is it a requirement.



  17. E30 FTW!!! is offline E30 FTW!!!!
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    I was talking about the 9800gtx because that was the one that beemer chosed.Dual core is better than quad core in gaming...because the games use 2 cores at dual core that are faster than 2 cores at a quad...u gotta think more before posting man...


    E7400 cooled by a Zerotherm FZ120 || AsUs HD4870 || 4GB 2X1GB Corsair XMS2 2X1GB Kingmax || Spire Jewel 550W PSU || Asrock P45XE Mobo || Western Digital 640GB || Samsung Writemaster CD/DVD-RW ||

  18. MAXLD is offline Insanely Sideways
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    I would prefer to focus first on a good power supply, graphics card, memory, sound card... and a good UPS (MGE Ellipse ASR 1000VA) for backup and protection. In the end if there was money left, then yes, Quad Core, why not.

    Games PC spec recommendations are useless. The minimums are too optimistic... and the recommended, well let's just say that they are in reality the best and expensive you can buy. The rest is just for filling paper space.
    I'm not saying that Quad Cores are not better for some applications, but they hardly give you an "amazing" difference in games. If you forget benchmarks, you really don't have such a necessity for Quad.

    Not even Crysis gives work to Dual Core the major time. It basicaly eats RAM for breakfast, lunch and dinner... and demands HDD usage.
    You benefit a lot more investing in RAM (capacity/timings) and in two WD Raptors in RAID configuration.

    That's my opinion.

  19. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
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    2 million AUD??






  20. CorsaGxi-UK is offline TDU-C Drunk (Hicup...)
     
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    If you have money
    Go from That 9800GTX From 512MB go for a gig card.
    They are the nuts and Mayb bit more RAM
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    Last edited by CorsaGxi-UK; 21/03/11 at 12:30 PM.


 
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