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Windows 7: Planning on buying a new rig.

21 Jul 2010   #41
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found some good prices here: Gaming computers, custom gaming computers, gaming pc, custom gaming pc And they ship internationally.
You want to take a look and let me what you think of the systems?


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21 Jul 2010   #42
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okey I found a new setup for 500$ less on digitalstormonline
But that leaves the shipping costs which will probably be 500$ or more at least, so I will stay with my system as it is for now. Let me know if you know of any international shipping computer sites.
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21 Jul 2010   #43
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From this:
CPU Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 GHz
Memory 8 GB
Graphics Card Nvidia GTX 260 1.8 GB
Sound Card SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro

To this:
Corsair Obsidian 800D Big Tower Black
Corsair HX 1000W PSU
Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-960
ASUS Rampage III Extreme, X58
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 12GB CL9
XFX Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5
Lite-On DVD+RW burner IHAS124-19
Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5", Retail
OEM SSD 2.5" to 3.5" Bracket SATA
Western Digital Caviar® GreenPower™ 1TB
Creative X-FI TITANIUM

$4000

The case, psu, ssd and video card I understand; the almost identical cpu, RAM, optical drives, second sound card I don't.

You're not going to notice a difference between your "old" cpu and the new one. You won't. Lynnfield's are really badass in terms of gaming, so why you don't want to keep yours is beyond me?

OK, so Dell makes ugly cases... I get that, and they lock the bios, which sucks... I get that too. Here's something to consider: buy a case, mobo, SSD and 5970, save yourself almost 3 grand, and still have a new "looking" machine that will give you just as good fps as if you really had spent 4 thousand.
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21 Jul 2010   #44
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why don't you take your specs to a local small computer repair/supply shop and ask them to build it for you.
We have a lot of computer supply places in Australia that will build one for you to your spec and just charge a small fee on top of the price of the components to put it together for you.
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21 Jul 2010   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The case, psu, ssd and video card I understand; the almost identical cpu, RAM, optical drives, second sound card I don't.
Wow...so I didn't even look at his current specs. If the current specs are indeed honest...then i too don't see the reason to upgrade to another machine. Maybe a few parts like you said...but certainly not a whole machine.
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21 Jul 2010   #46
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm pretty sure I will notice a difference in gaming, the 260 isn't exactly the best card.
Well the RAM is not identical, as I'm only able to use 6GB, it's the double with 12, the optical drive is so cheap anyway. And the cpu can now be overclocked, as I have been wanting to do for a long time. Well sure, I can just take out my old sound card and put it into my new computer, no prob there. I just copied my temporary specs, I haven't bought anything yet uknow.

And hey, it's time for a change, I have the money so what the hell
There is one thing I always spend a lot of money on and that's computers.
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21 Jul 2010   #47
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
I'm pretty sure I will notice a difference in gaming, the 260 isn't exactly the best card.
Well the RAM is not identical, as I'm only able to use 6GB, it's the double with 12, the optical drive is so cheap anyway. And the cpu can now be overclocked, as I have been wanting to do for a long time. Well sure, I can just take out my old sound card and put it into my new computer, no prob there. I just copied my temporary specs, I haven't bought anything yet uknow.

And hey, it's time for a change, I have the money so what the hell
There is one thing I always spend a lot of money on and that's computers.
No. Let me be the first, third, fifth, tenth and two-hundred-and-forty-second to let you know that in terms of the cpu and RAM, your performance will be identical. You are not cpu bound by any means, so getting a newer cpu will do absolutely nothing for you. Nada... squat... jack-you-know-what.

A new video card however will do you serious justice. Slap a 5970 in there and it will fly. That's all you need. Seriously.

Going from 8GB's to 12 is pointless. In gaming you're never going to use more than 2GB's, which is why 4GB's of system RAM for a gaming rig is more than sufficient. Again, in terms of RAM, your gaming performance will not increase one iota from this needless purchase.

Your current cpu can overclock just fine. Once you put in a 5970 you'll see you don't need to, but Lynnfield's are mad overclockers. Your only problem is your current motherboard. Change that pos Dell board to a real one and things will get a lot better.
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21 Jul 2010   #48
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I understand.
I will see what I do.
About the graphics, are one 5970 better than a crossfire 5870?
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21 Jul 2010   #49
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
No. Let me be the first, third, fifth, tenth and two-hundred-and-forty-second to let you know that in terms of the cpu and RAM, your performance will be identical. You are not cpu bound by any means, so getting a newer cpu will do absolutely nothing for you. Nada... squat... jack-you-know-what.
I agree 100% with this. The difference is going to be almost imperceivable.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Going from 8GB's to 12 is pointless. In gaming you're never going to use more than 2GB's, which is why 4GB's of system RAM for a gaming rig is more than sufficient. Again, in terms of RAM, your gaming performance will not increase one iota from this needless purchase.
I completely agree as well. For gaming, 4GB is enough. The only reason I have more than 4GB is for virtual machines...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
About the graphics, are one 5970 better than a crossfire 5870?
I say unless you are running multiple monitors that going crossfire is just consuming more power and spending more money for something that's unnecessary. I don't think 2 video cards is really a necessity unless you have multiple displays that you have to push at extreme resolutions.
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21 Jul 2010   #50
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Hey. I'm planning to get a new rig soon. I'm not gonna build it myself.
I plan to use about 4500-5000$ on it.
It will be used mostly for gaming, but also multitasking between a lot of programs.

System So Far:

Corsair Obsidian 800D Big Tower Sort
Corsair HX 1000W PSU
Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-960
ASUS Rampage III Extreme, X58
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 6GB CL9
XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
Lite-On DVD+RW burner IHAS124-19
WD VelociRaptor® 300GB SATA
Western Digital Caviar® GreenPower™ 1TB
Creative X-FI TITANIUM


Total = 4000$

The Computer should be a intel 3.2 ghz or more and for the graphics i was thinking of a crossfire Ati Radeon 5780 HD or maybe I will even go for a 5970 HD crossfire combo.
Ram should be a minimum of 6gb.
Also a good soundcard and a pretty big HDD.
Not gonna by a new screen though, happy with the one I have.
I'm not very good at motherboards so could need some good tips

Any suggestions where I should by my system?
I have only bought from dell before so I don't really know so much about where to buy.

Feel free to suggest system changes too ofc, but I think this is want I want ^^

All help appreciated
Why not go with the i7-980X?

Six cores

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X

And the Rampage III is quite popular.
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