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Windows 7: Any Thoughts

22 Jun 2011   #1
mc995599

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Any Thoughts

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3 GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU *Special Offer Bundle*

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache

Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 880G Socket AM3 ONboard 128MB Memory DVI VGA HDMI Out ATX Motherboard

G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Ripjaws Memory Module CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V X2

LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW DL RAM & Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express NEW

How does this look my budgets £600 thanks


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22 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would personally get XFX over Sapphire but nothing looks too bad, you can get better graphics performance than the 5850 but I have one and I'm happy with it.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
mc995599

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I would personally get XFX over Sapphire but nothing looks too bad, you can get better graphics performance than the 5850 but I have one and I'm happy with it.
Sorry dont understand what you mean could you please link me to the card...
Thanks
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22 Jun 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

What's your intended use for the system?

If it's for gaming, and you're not anti-Intel, I suggest pricing out a system based on an Intel I5-2500k with a P67 or Z68 motherboard. It might be slightly more expensive, but not much. the 2500k has an unlocked CPU multiplier, so it's easy to overclock above 4GHz. The Intel "Sandy Bridge" CPUs give a significant leap in performance over the first generation Core I3/I5/I7 parts.

Maybe the forthcoming "Bulldozer" AMD CPUs will change the performance landscape, but that's unknown at this time. (It'd be nice to bring back the days when the Athlon64 was the chip of choice over the Pentium 4, but I'm not hopeful.)

There may be some applications (probably not games) that would benefit from the 6 cores in the Phenom II X6, but even there the I5 should be competitive.

I've had poor luck with LiteOn drives. They didn't last long. Maybe it was just me. Asus, Samsung, and Pioneer drives have been OK.
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22 Jun 2011   #5
mc995599

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
What's your intended use for the system?

If it's for gaming, and you're not anti-Intel, I suggest pricing out a system based on an Intel I5-2500k with a P67 or Z68 motherboard. It might be slightly more expensive, but not much. the 2500k has an unlocked CPU multiplier, so it's easy to overclock above 4GHz. The Intel "Sandy Bridge" CPUs give a significant leap in performance over the first generation Core I3/I5/I7 parts.

Maybe the forthcoming "Bulldozer" AMD CPUs will change the performance landscape, but that's unknown at this time. (It'd be nice to bring back the days when the Athlon64 was the chip of choice over the Pentium 4, but I'm not hopeful.)

There may be some applications (probably not games) that would benefit from the 6 cores in the Phenom II X6, but even there the I5 should be competitive.

I've had poor luck with LiteOn drives. They didn't last long. Maybe it was just me. Asus, Samsung, and Pioneer drives have been OK.
Technically could I not overclock the AMD to over 4ghz and benefit from the six cores in things such as video editing? Thanks
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