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Windows 7: Need help on buying a new graphic card!!

16 Jan 2010   #71
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Desktop PC's are very simple machines! There are a few major areas to consider.
Motherboard: What holds the hardware and links everything together
CPU: The brains that operates everything
RAM: What is area allowed to work on, just like the size of a table
Hard drive: That is the allowed operating limits to be stored. How much space total!
Video Card: What you can see when using your PC by the human eye
Operating system: what method the directions are told, like a language

That is the basics.


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16 Jan 2010   #72
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
i understand that i would do alot better if i create my own computer, but you have to know that hardly know anything about computers, i dont know how the hard drive looks like, and didnt know what the power supply looked like, I basically hardly know anything thats inside of my computer.. i opened it and i couldnt even see where was the graphic card, i was have my uncle build it for me but he told me i better be off buying one becuas he lives in new york and i live in florida so if anything goes wrong, if any software become damaged, i wouldnt know how to open my computer and fix it, i decided to get this one

CHASSIS COLOR : Cosmic Black, Alienware Aurora Chassis
PROCESSOR : Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 920 (3.2GHz, 8MB Cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM : Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
VIDEO CARD : Dual 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Crossfire™ Enabled
MEMORY : 6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
HARD DRIVE : 640GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
OPTICAL DRIVE : Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
MONITOR : Dell ST2410 Full High Definition Monitor

My uncle says its a reall good powerfull computer, i hope i can play any game that i desire with intense graphics without lagg. thanks for your help, its very much appreciated
well if you don't want to build one you will really enjoy that one
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16 Jan 2010   #73
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How to put it all together,

Welcome to Corsair :: System Build Logs

most of it is snap and click, with a few screws here and there.
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18 Jan 2010   #74
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Being built by Dell I feel you will be quite happy with that PC. I know you paid a pretty penny for it. I know some of the guys at Dell and They will walk you through any problems you have. Not that I would think you will have any. That graphics card is very good and the i7 CPU is wonderful. You won't have any problems with gaming on that configuration.
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19 Jan 2010   #75
Diabolical

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Final Computer

Well people told me to go with a different ATI card, so this is my final decision and i ordered this one


Alienware Aurora Chassis - Cosmic Black ALX
Power Supply - 875 Watt Power Supply

Processor - Intel Core i7 Overlocked to 3.6GHz,8MB Cache

Power Supply- Alienware 875 Watt Power Supply
Operating System - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium ,64bit

Video Card- Single 2GB ATI Radeon HD 5970

Memory - 6GB Triple Channel 1333MHz DDR3

Hard Drive - 1.2TB Raid 0 ( 2 X 640GB )- SATA,3Gb/s, 7,200RPM,16MB Cache HDD

Optical Drive - 24X CD/DVD Burner Dual Layer Burner ( (DVD±RW) w/ double layer write capability
Sound Card - Integrated Audio
AlienFX Lighting - Customizable through Alienware Command Center
Processor Cooling - Alienware High-Performance Liquid Cooling
Keyboard and Mouse- Alienware TactX Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

people told me that the ati radeon dual 5870 takes more advantage tha the 5970 if you have insane screen resolution, so i went with the 5970 since am gonna play under 1920X1200, i hope this desktop does great on gaming performances..!! thank you window 7 for your support!
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19 Jan 2010   #76
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

you will have no problem with that computer very nice choice
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19 Jan 2010   #77
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

12V rail amperage is the most important feature to look at on a PSU followed by the effeciency.

The last thing you should be concerned with is wattage.

You will find in many higher end systems, the actual watt requirement is not all that much.

12V rail is what makes or breaks a PSU

Generally speaking, a good quality 650W (such as a Corsair) will power most any system without issue.
Although it may have issues with larger dual GPUS.



To figure out how much wattage you need:
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Then find a good quality PSU, that meets this requirement, with a powerful 12V rail, and good effeciency rating and youll be golden.


that should be a very good gaming build though
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19 Jan 2010   #78
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
Well people told me to go with a different ATI card, so this is my final decision and i ordered this one


Alienware Aurora Chassis - Cosmic Black ALX
Power Supply - 875 Watt Power Supply

Processor - Intel Core i7 Overlocked to 3.6GHz,8MB Cache

Power Supply- Alienware 875 Watt Power Supply
Operating System - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium ,64bit

Video Card- Single 2GB ATI Radeon HD 5970

Memory - 6GB Triple Channel 1333MHz DDR3

Hard Drive - 1.2TB Raid 0 ( 2 X 640GB )- SATA,3Gb/s, 7,200RPM,16MB Cache HDD

Optical Drive - 24X CD/DVD Burner Dual Layer Burner ( (DVD±RW) w/ double layer write capability
Sound Card - Integrated Audio
AlienFX Lighting - Customizable through Alienware Command Center
Processor Cooling - Alienware High-Performance Liquid Cooling
Keyboard and Mouse- Alienware TactX Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

people told me that the ati radeon dual 5870 takes more advantage tha the 5970 if you have insane screen resolution, so i went with the 5970 since am gonna play under 1920X1200, i hope this desktop does great on gaming performances..!! thank you window 7 for your support!
What a rip off - it doesn't even have 7 Ultimate or a Blu-Ray writer. What about the motherboard?
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19 Jan 2010   #79
Diabolical

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
o.o

i dont need blu-ray becuase i have a ps3 with blu ray and a big t.v., i dont care about window 7 ultimate am fine with window 7 home premium, and alienware brings its own motherboard, its not your option to choose..., like i said i want a desktop for GAMING ONLY
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19 Jan 2010   #80
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
i dont need blu-ray becuase i have a ps3 with blu ray and a big t.v., i dont care about window 7 ultimate am fine with window 7 home premium, and alienware brings its own motherboard, its not your option to choose..., like i said i want a desktop for GAMING ONLY
Exactly why you could have built your own - and I'm sure for the price you paid Win 7 Ultimate should be standard as is the Blu-Ray writer. Hopefully the motherboard isn't proprietary.
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