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Windows 7: Custom Gaming rig - Any good?

20 Jun 2009   #41
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
Can I do both?
Drink and study at the same time? Sure!

Or do you mean games?
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20 Jun 2009   #42
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Psh, why not all 3?
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20 Jun 2009   #43
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

It depends on what you are using the server for ....

Typical home servers are used for file access, multimedia storage, and print services. You do not need an i7 for that. In fact, a simple, low-end C2D would do just fine. What you need there is I/O -- gigabit ethernet, maybe even dual connections so you can "team" to the router.

Now if you are doing rendering or major database work on a server or if you are using it for a high-volume web server, you need to re-think the configuration.
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20 Jun 2009   #44
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Sometimes I do a little bit of Dedicated Server, I can find a way to use 100GB's fast, and I want a fast, new, and overclockable CPU. And from what I've read, the 920 is the exact same thing as the rest of the line, only with a slower clock speed.
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20 Jun 2009   #45
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

The difference between the i7-920 and the mid-line models is only in speed. The high-end version has a faster channel between cores. Regardless, for the things you are likely to be doing, unless you are rendering 3D wire frames or serious AutoCad or ripping and recoding a serious amount of video, you'd be hard-put to tell the difference between i7 and i5.
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20 Jun 2009   #46
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Sometimes I use Autodesk Inventor. I've filled up my 1GB of RAM so quickly with that...
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20 Jun 2009   #47
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

What other applications do you use?
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20 Jun 2009   #48
akash3656

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478
 
 

Lol, sorry man, sorry, i'm really sorry i fcked u up just now...BTW, I'm 15 here....
But seriously which machine can't do word?????????? O.O the craptop or what?
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20 Jun 2009   #49
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Here's a list of the things I wish I could run:

TF2
CS:S (Something other than cs_crackhouse)
HL2 (6fps max on my craptop)
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Maya (plan on learning it)
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Word (It just will not work on this thing for some reason!)


Things I plan on buying to run on this build:

Autodesk Maya (plan on learning it)
Crysis
Fallout 3
Portal
Halo 2
HL2: E1
HL2: E2
HL2: E3 (Come out already!)
L4D
Windows 7 Home Premium (Waiting for RTM, at the moment)
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20 Jun 2009   #50
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

The craptop. Something always happens when I try to use it! Like I'll get a random error, a BSoD, Power failure. Nothing goes wrong when I use one of the Macs...

I hate Apple because my computer sucks
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