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Windows 7: New rig suggestion, advice needed!


24 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 
New rig, help me to choose old powerful or new one?

Hello friends.

I need your advice I got 2 options: Buy a 8 months old rig from a friend of mine or get a new rig. Now I will show you 2 specs:

Old rig:

EVGA P55 FTW Motherboard
SAPPHIRE 5970HD Video Card
Corsair Dominator GT 4GB Kit 1600MHz 7-7-7-20 OC to: 8-8-8-20 1900Mhz
CPU Intel i7 860 2.8Mhz OC to: 3.8Mhz
Thermalright TRUE 120 Extreme
NOCTUA NF-P12 120mm 1300rpm X2
HDD SSD Corsair 128GB 200/220 Mb/s
HDD Westren Digital 250GB
Corsair HX1000W PSU
Thermaltake SPEDO ADVANCE CASE

Or go for new rig:

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Motherboard
HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 1GB Video Card
3x2GB Corsair Dominator-GT Triple Channel CL7
CPU Intel i7 950 3.06Mhz
Mugen II Rev.b 5 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler
Callisto Series 60GB SSD Sata II MLC 2.5'' Retail
Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM, 32MB
Corsair HX850W PSU
P183 Mid Tower Black

Price difference between those 2 is 500Euro.

I am really confused dunno what to do both of the machines are good

Please help me and see my new config maybe needs some changes.

Thank you!

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24 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Couple of questions come to mind before buying either.

1. What do you do on the computer? Gamer or graphics or just normal stuff
2. Can you afford to get the more expensive one without a financial set back?
3. I assume the OS is 7 on both of them correct?

We all want to have the biggest, fastest and have bragging rights on the block but after all said and done will it be worth it?
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24 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

All I can say if I buy something I only buy the best. I never but the old generation.

But if you look on the old rig although is 8 months old is very powerful and in a very good price.

I use it for gaming also graphics for my girlfriend.
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24 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Then buy the 8 month powerful computer and take your girlfriend out for a nice dinner outing! IMHO
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24 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

So the old rig is more powerful and better to buy it?

Need more opinions thank you
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24 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reverence View Post
All I can say if I buy something I only buy the best. I never but the old generation.

But if you look on the old rig although is 8 months old is very powerful and in a very good price.

I use it for gaming also graphics for my girlfriend.
You said it was..............."the old rig although is 8 months old is very powerful"

You need more people to jump in and respond so take your time and make a wise decision.
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24 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

Thats why I came here and posted this thread to hear your opinions.

I think the old rig is more powerful.
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24 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Well... Both systems use SSD drives, probably for the Main OS drive, although his has a bit more room for applications compared to the new rig with half the amount. The Data, on the other hand, the newer rig has twice the data space so if you are doing gaming and downloading, the newer one would be more helpful. Whether or not you really NEED an OCed i7 Core system to be the best is relative to what you plan on doing with the system, although unless you know you way around an OCed system yourself, you are going to inherit headaches later on, especially on warm days inside. I only mention this as OCed systems have to be decently maintained to make it worthwhile.

The newer system has a better core chip without the over clocking, has 6 gigs of rams over the 4. I'm a bit more cautious in my gaming, and while I know it would help your friend to buy his old rig, I would lean away from it for the time being unless you are tech savvy enough to maintain and work with an OCed system. If you are planning on doing Photoshop, I would lean more towards the newer rig because of the memory (Adobe loves to suck dry memory) and the eventual disk space you will need in the long run.
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24 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

Thank you Keiichi25

Just to mention 1 thing his rig been running on OC for 6 months without any kind of problems.
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24 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reverence View Post
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Motherboard
HD 5870 Vapor-X OC 1GB Video Card
3x2GB Corsair Dominator-GT Triple Channel CL7
CPU Intel i7 950 3.06Mhz
Mugen II Rev.b 5 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler
Callisto Series 60GB SSD Sata II MLC 2.5'' Retail
Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM, 32MB
Corsair HX850W PSU
P183 Mid Tower Black
Nice system.

I will say the Gigabyte board is a nice choice, I have one. One thing though, try to get the revision 2 board. It has some updated features over the revison 1 board which I have. Nothing to scream about, but it's alway nice to have the latest board.

Rev 2 - GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 2.0) - GIGABYTE
Rev 1 - GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE

The i7-950 looks to be a good choice and not bad for the price I suppose. Especially looking at the price difference between the 930 & 950.

I also like your RAM choice. I only use Corsair RAM and have only had one issue, but customer service was quick and spot on with their replacements.

As to your case choice, I love Antec, but decided to go with Coolermaster's HAF X this time around. Cases are a more a personal choice than a functional one. My opinion.

I've been using Western Digital hard drive since 1998 and find them to be extremely reliable. Right now I have 3 Caviar Blacks in my system. If I may suggest, you may want to go with a 1TB as opposed to a 500GB. Especially since your going with a 60GB SSD drive. You can alway partition the drive to smaller drives.

Overall looking at your choices, I'd say you have a good selection.

My two cents.
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