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Windows 7: Opinions on buying this new rig

12 Sep 2009   #1
Gazzasore

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate
 
 
Opinions on buying this new rig

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1 MICROSOFT LIFECAM VX-3000#$65.00


2 HAUPPAUGE HVR2200 MCE 2xAV/DV-TV/AV-CAP PCIe#$205.00


3 TT ARMOR+ BLACK CASE W/WINDOW$299.00


4 PIONEER BDC-S02BK BLU-RAY COMBO #$179.00


5 AMD PHENOM II X4 955 AM3 3.2GHZ QUADCORE# $269.00


6 WD CAVIAR GREEN 2.0TB 7200/32MB/SATA2 #$303.00 x 2 $606.00


7 GEIL 4GB KIT EVO ONE C9 2133Mhz# $289.00 x 2 $578.00

8 COOLERMASTER V10 200W CPU COOLER$199.00


9 LOGITECH CORDLESS DESKTOP WAVE PRO$149.00


10 ASUS 23" LCD WS 5MS (VH232T) # $249.00


11 GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 #$239.00


12 ASUS XONAR HDAV 1.3 SOUNDCARD# $299.00


13 LOGITECH G51 5.1 SPEAKERS $209.00


14 GIGABYTE HD4890 OC 900M/3900M 1GB/DVI/HDMI#$286.00


15 BILLION 7404VNOX ADSL2+ W/LESS VOIP RTR # $429.00


16 ANTEC TP QUATTRO 1000W MODULAR PSU# $319.00


17 GENERIC eSATA 1M CABLE$19.00 $57.00


18 GENERIC RJ45 STRAIGHT 2M NETWORK CABLE $5.00


19 SENNHEISER PC131 HEADPHONES WITH MIC $69.00
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What are your thought on this rig
I have had a few Intel Based computers before and have all failed in some way or other

My present rig is a AMD & I am very happy with it

This is just a mock up one what I thought would be good

+ Yes those are Aussie dollars

Please express your thoughts

Gaz


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12 Sep 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You have experienced problems with Intel in the past, but honestly the Intel processors outperform anything that AMD offers.

Also, I don't see any high performance disk drive in your box. Instead you have 2 eco friendly green drives. For the amount of cash you are looking to drop, I'd put in 1 SSD drive (like the second generation X-25M 160GB) and then 1 of the eco drives for storage.
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12 Sep 2009   #3
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm not sure how $5k translates to US dollars but that sounds like a lot. I built mine for $5k and can tell you, even my year-old system would run circle around that. I'm certain you could do *much* better...
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12 Sep 2009   #4
Gazzasore

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate
 
 

Ok can someone post a good system non Itel then Please
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12 Sep 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, first how do you define a good system?? It appeared from the first post that you were attempting to simply build something "over the top".

You could look at this Maximum PC article on building 3 levels of "Dream Machine" for 2009. Of course, the only one you will find with an AMD processor is the lower end box...since the highest end performance these days is no question from Intel.
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13 Sep 2009   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gazzasore View Post
Ok can someone post a good system non Itel then Please
Here's one article:

Build It: AMD Gaming System - How To by ExtremeTech

I don't know the purpose of your system, but I doubt that you'll see many gamers building systems that cost nearly $4.3kUS (at the current exchange rate) using an AMD CPU. You can buy a Core I7 920 for less than $300, and overclock it to well over 3GHz on air. (X58 mainboard are still a little expensive, but not in the context of a $4k system.)

Specific comments:

For the HD, I'd go with an SSD for the OS drive, and one 2TB drive for data. (I'd add an external HD for backup, rather than trusting to RAID1, if that's what you're considering.)

I haven't found information on the Asus VH232T monitor, but I recommend avoiding TN LCDs. (I'm using a Samsung 245BW, which is TN. It's bearable, but there are strong brightness and color shifts with viewing angle.)

For the PSU, I suggest checking the CrossfireX certified list at AMD:

GAME.AMD.COM

AMD hasn't updated it for the 4890, but I believe that it doesn't use significantly more current than the 4870. (Both have two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors.) My PSU is a PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Crossfire. (I like it because it has a single 12V rail.) It worked fine with two 4870s, even though it's not certified for them.

For the graphics card, AMD may be introducing the HD58xx series within the next month or two. Supposedly they will have significantly better performance than the HD48xx series, as well as being DX11 cards (Windows 7 would be required to run DX11). You may regret getting a 4890, depending on the timing of the release.
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13 Sep 2009   #7
Gazzasore

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks very much very informative
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