Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Planning on buying a new rig.

21 Jul 2010   #61
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dude. I would never spend 10K on a computer, that is mad
As I said. I have the money and more if needed.
I'm buying it for myself, not for my friends. I already have a better computer than my friends.
And this is not a monster computer or anything, I'm not spending 8K on it as it takes to upgrade everything to the max.

And my friends don't even have 50% of the power..


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Jul 2010   #62
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, once you get it...be sure to let us all know how it's working out for you. Sounds like a really nice setup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #63
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You won't need the water cooling for a 20 percent overclock. I'm running a 35% overclock on air and have no problems with cooling, even at higher clocks. Water cooling makes a bigger difference on the GPU's but it's still not worth messing with in my opinion. It greatly complicates things for very marginal gains.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Jul 2010   #64
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Dude. I would never spend 10K on a computer, that is mad
As I said. I have the money and more if needed.
I'm buying it for myself, not for my friends. I already have a better computer than my friends.
And this is not a monster computer or anything, I'm not spending 8K on it as it takes to upgrade everything to the max.

And my friends don't even have 50% of the power..
I'm pretty sure the guys just want to make sure that you don't fall into the trap of believing that how good a gamer you are is a function of the machine you're running: it's not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #65
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

pparks1: I will, thanks for being active here

chev65: The cooling isn't possible to remove from my config on the site (i know, it's stupid) It's a pretty cheap one though, don't think it will be a problem. I mean, is it a problem for my system?

And yeah, one question: What do you think of the caviar green serie? I've seen many complaints about it being slow, but I guess that's what makes it cheaper than the black serie.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #66
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There really isn't that much difference in terms of price between a green and a black series drive. The green series is marketed towards lower power consumption...but we are only talking about a few watts (like 5 or less usually). At NewEgg, the 1GB Caviar Black is $89 with a 5 year warranty and the Green 1TB is $69 with a 3 year warranty. For $20, I'll take more performance and a longer warranty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #67
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Dude. I would never spend 10K on a computer, that is mad
As I said. I have the money and more if needed.
I'm buying it for myself, not for my friends. I already have a better computer than my friends.
And this is not a monster computer or anything, I'm not spending 8K on it as it takes to upgrade everything to the max.

And my friends don't even have 50% of the power..
I'm pretty sure the guys just want to make sure that you don't fall into the trap of believing that how good a gamer you are is a function of the machine you're running: it's not.

Dude i never said that. And I'm not into being a "good" gamer.
I play almost only single player games like rpg's and campaigns on fps games.
I rarely play online, and when I do it's on trackmania united forever.
I want this system to enjoy my games & programs to the max, not to impress anyone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #68
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@hawkin90: I don't really think you have to justify this purchase to any of us. Just understand where we are coming from....we are trying to make sure that you realize that you won't be in for a huge performance increase with this new purchase as your current rig is more than decent. We aren't trying to give you a hard time to be jerks...but just trying to ensure that you understand that your gains are going to be small for the investment.

I mean, I'm somewhat into gaming and my box is only 1 year old. Technically I would have to upgrade to even get to where you are today...but I know that for what I do with the computer....the cost of upgrading (while fun to piece together a new machine and do a new wiring job), just won't blow me away as my current rig is a great performing box. I don't see me upgrading anything for at least 1 more year maybe 2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #69
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well they are not small for me as I can now run more games on max settings and the highest resolution. The graphic change is actually pretty big from the system I have now.

Yes, sometimes it's good to be critical

I'm also planning on getting a monitor with a higher resolution (2560x1600) sometime later this year, and for that this build is better than the one I have now. And the case is much more a self-build than my dell, So I will probably make most of the upgrades myself, when I want new hardware.

EDIT: My box is also 1 year old.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2010   #70
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Well they are not small for me as I can now run more games on max settings and the highest resolution. The graphic change is actually pretty big from the system I have now.
Hopefully. But I think that you will find that it won't be as dramatic as you think. I think that's what the guys with experience are trying to say. I think the video card will really be your upgrade.

I spent $1,192 on my box in June of 2009. This included $189 for a Vista 64-bit Ultimate OEM copy with a free upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate. Since then, I added a $289 SSD...so my build is just under $1,500 counting the OS...or $1290 for just the hardware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Planning on buying a new rig.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Planning on buying SSD for OS - require advise on fresh-installs etc.
Hello all First post, so it would be fitting to introduce myself My name is Jon, I am an engineering student, I like Formula One, PC gaming and mechanical things such as cars, planes, trains e.t.c For anyone wondering, my current rig is as follows: Now to the reason I require advice... ...
Installation & Setup
Planning on an upgrade
Hello, Since I've managed to rake in some extra cash I've been planning on an upgrade from my old nVIDIA 9800GT to a GTX460, to accompany my purchase of Battlefield 3, and I also tend to PC game a lot. Unfortunately, I'm not as familiar with a computer as most of you may be, so I was wondering...
Graphic Cards
Planning to Skype
Going to start using Skype to connect w/family & friends & I was hoping I can get a few opinions on these cams: 1. Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 2. Logitech C210 3. Logitech C260 4. Gear Head Quick Price is a factor, so that's why I'm staying low. I don't anticipate it being used for anything...
Hardware & Devices
Check out what im planning to buy
Newegg.com - HP Pavilion p6720f (BV532AA#ABA) Phenom II X4 840T(2.9GHz) 6GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity ATI Radeon HD 4200 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit i need a good computer for making videos in pinnacle studio HD using firefox and itunes at the same time.
Chillout Room
Planning to buy a new phone
I need a new phone, and it must be Nokia . While searching various models and comparing those , I found two terms .... 3G (WCDMA) and 3G(HSPA). What does these two terms mean ? How it may affect my decision ? Thanks in advance for your advise :D
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App