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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby GuitarFreak » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:09 pm UTC

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Hah, I got the idea for putting up xkcd comics on my wall from someone on here. Not sure who. And aren't those headphones awesome? They're so comfortable.

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Mr. Beck wrote:Looks like someone likes xkcd, poweraid propel, ladies, and speakers strapped to the wall. And seriously, I own the same headphones you have pinned to the bboard.


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Hah yeah. I pretty much live on propel. Rarely drink anything else. Grape and black cherry are the best :D

Also, my laptop should be here in a few hours. I'll have pics up when it gets here. I can't wait! Too bad it only has 1GB of RAM right now, but I'm ordering 4GB from newegg today, so I can get it in next week. Alienware wanted $350 to upgrade to 4GB so I said screw that and went with 1GB to save money since I can get 4GB for $80 on newegg lol.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby GuitarFreak » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:22 pm UTC

Well it's here!

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Specs:
T9300
8800M GTX
4GB OCZ DDR2-800 coming
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900
200GB 7200RPM hdd

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby graphicdesignace » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:39 am UTC

GuitarFreak wrote:Well it's here!

Spoiler:
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Specs:
T9300
8800M GTX
4GB OCZ DDR2-800 coming
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900
200GB 7200RPM hdd

I love it :D

*orgasms TWICE*

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby GuitarFreak » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:41 am UTC

Here's some shots of the internals. I put some AS5 on the GPU and CPU and got rid of the crap that was there before.

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And one of it in the dark :D

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby aaron552 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:46 pm UTC

Finally, after months of hoarding my massive $30/week salary, it was time to buy some new parts (Feb this year):
Currently it is:
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 6550 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz FSB)
RAM: 2GB (DDR2-800)
Hard disks
* 320GB Western Digital SATAII (8MB cache)
* My old 80GB Western Digital Hard disk
Graphics card: Sapphire 512MB ATi AMD Radeon 3870
Case: crappy no-name case that came with my last system
PSU: Coolermaster Extreme 600W
Monitor: crappy diamondview 17" fishbowl
Keyboard: keyboard from my old pentium 120Mhz (still going strong)
Mouse: Logitech MX3200 (corded, with laser)
Speakers: Logitech X540 (5.1)

This system is a constant WIP, eg. the graphics card was recently changed from a 128MB nVidia 7300. The next few (planned, since I'm broke from WoW) upgrades (in no particular order) probably look like this:
Screen: Cheap 19" LCD (Wide screen, of course)
Keyboard: Logitech G15 (or maybe nothing, my current keyboard works just fine...)
Case: Anything other than the horrible beige-and-blue case I have now...



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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby tryptanymph » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:04 am UTC

Okay guys... when I get my summer job, one of my first purchases is going to be a new PC. I'm considering buying one from Wired2Fire to save me the trouble of putting it together, but my PC Gamer magazine published a better DIY machine for less than £1000. I present it to you, for your thoughts and ideas for making it cheaper/better, and staying under £1000. A challenge, if you will.

Here we go:

Motherboard: MSI P35 Diamond (£70)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (£137)
RAM: (2x2GB) Geil 1066Mhz Black Dragon (£90)
GPU: Point Of View 8800GTS 512 (£152)
HDD: 2x 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 (£128)
Case: Coolermaster CM690 (£38)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 610 (£60)
Monitor: Samsung 226CW (£225)
Mouse: Logitech G5 (£35)
Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic (£39)

Total: £974

Now I'm switching the mouse to a Razer Deathadder and the keyboard to a Saitek Eclipse. But what more can I do? I'll probably stick with one hard drive, and I can survive on 2GB of RAM until I get a little more cash to upgrade. And the monitor is OMGEXPENSIVE.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:38 am UTC

sleepygamer wrote:GPU: Point Of View 8800GTS 512 (£152)

Assuming you're not being massively overcharged, shouldn't a 4850 or 9800 GTX be a better option? They're 200 USD, which google claims is £100.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-94-549-0 And this site (which I don't know how reliable it is, but it was the first google result for uk computer hardware), has the 4850 for £141, including VAT.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby tryptanymph » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:51 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
sleepygamer wrote:GPU: Point Of View 8800GTS 512 (£152)

Assuming you're not being massively overcharged, shouldn't a 4850 or 9800 GTX be a better option? They're 200 USD, which google claims is £100.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-94-549-0 And this site (which I don't know how reliable it is, but it was the first google result for uk computer hardware), has the 4850 for £141, including VAT.

You haz a point. I prefer Nvidia cards over ATi, but that's only because I've always used them. I'd be more than willing to switch. I think.

The guys in the magazine go for the cheapest price at the time of printing. This might be last month's magazine. Prices fall and rise and so on. :P
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Toeofdoom » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:54 am UTC

The quad core they have there is a bit old, but they are still around and I assume very cheap. Depending on prices and what you'd use it for you could look at a 45nm dual core though.
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Postby GuitarFreak » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:48 pm UTC

I ran 3dmark06 on my laptop: 9990. So close to 10k D:
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Postby tryptanymph » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:04 pm UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:The quad core they have there is a bit old, but they are still around and I assume very cheap. Depending on prices and what you'd use it for you could look at a 45nm dual core though.

Well... it's obviously a gaming system on a midrange budget. What other processors did you have in mind?
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Toeofdoom » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:38 pm UTC

http://pricebomb.co.uk/c-56/p-1058810/I ... Box/prices

Pretty much that one. It might be a little cheaper, will use a fair bit less power and stay cooler. It'll be slower on heavily multithreaded things, faster on less threaded things. Games are currently going to run perfectly fine on either, and should continue to do so. (even if not, both have lots of overclocking room) assuming you arent trying to run physics card stuff on a CPU :P

Anyway, it's your choice, there isnt likely to be a really important difference.
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Postby tryptanymph » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:27 pm UTC

Yeah. It's a bit cheaper, and I doubt I'll be desperately wanting a Quad Core any time soon.

Probably the most intensive things that I'll be doing is fucking around with Cubase or playing games.

Before I get the money, I'll have at least one more PC Gamer magazine. I'll be cannibalising bits from their later systems to make it even better. :D
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Sparv » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:46 pm UTC

Will we are speaking about gaming low-budget systems, here is mine:

Core 2 Duo E4500 (overclocked from 2200MHz to 2800MHz)
ATI HD3870
4 Go DDR2-800
Asus P5K (the chipset is an intel P35)
HDD: 160Go + 750Go (the 750 is second-hand)
Screen: acer AL2216Wd 22"
case: Antec NSK 4480.

I can run ALL recent games at max in 1680x1050. Crysis isn't a game.

It is four month old. If I was to buy one right now, I would swap the E4500 for a E7200 and the HD3870 for a HD4850.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby NieXS » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:03 am UTC

I've already posted this, but I made some modifications to them.

PC #1
Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, Prescott, some Evercool cooler
Asus P4S800
512 MB DDR RAM
Inno3D GeForce MX 4000
400W generic PSU
Samsung 160GB ATA HDD

You can laugh at them if you like =P

PC #2
Pentium 4 2.26 GHz, Northwood, stock cooling
ASUS P4SP-MX
2X 256 MB DDR RAM
PowerColor Radeon 9600 Pro, 256MB
Samsung 40GB HDD
400W PSU

PC #1 serves internet, printing and files for PC#2 and my brother's PC. PC #2 is used for moderate gaming.
They are ridiculously old (PC#2 is 4 years old) and they were even worse (PC#1 had 256 MB RAM, 40BG HDD). I should get a new computer by the end of the year.
Edit: The GeForce MX 4000 has a very loud cooler. Would it affect it if I unplugged it? I don't game on it.
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Postby crawford60 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:06 pm UTC

Desktop
Core 2 Duo E8400 OC'd to 3.6GHz
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R (rev 2.1)
4 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
Gigabyte GeForce 8800GT
600w OCZ StealthXStream Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar 500GB HDD
Dual Boots WinXP SP3 and Ubuntu 8.04


Laptop
Turion64 ML-37 (2GHz)
1GB DDR
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (128MB dedicated)
60GB HDD
15.4-inch WXGA with Brightview
Dual Boots WinXP SP2 and Ubuntu 7.10

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Postby Sparv » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:19 pm UTC

crawford60 wrote:Desktop
Core 2 Duo E8400 OC'd to 3.6GHz


Cooling?
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Postby b.i.o » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:05 pm UTC

NieXS wrote:Edit: The GeForce MX 4000 has a very loud cooler. Would it affect it if I unplugged it? I don't game on it.


Probably yes. Older GPUs don't downclock themselves when they're not in heavy use as far as I know. Have you tried just getting the dust out of there though? That may help a fair bit.

Cooling?


Probably just air--it was possible to get E6600's to 3.6GHz on air, so an E8400 there doesn't surprise me.

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Postby crawford60 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:25 pm UTC

Sparv wrote:
crawford60 wrote:Desktop
Core 2 Duo E8400 OC'd to 3.6GHz


Cooling?



it ran fine at that speed on just the stock heatsink and fan. but I upgraded to a Scythe Ninja just to be safe.

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Postby enk » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:11 am UTC

NieXS wrote:Edit: The GeForce MX 4000 has a very loud cooler. Would it affect it if I unplugged it? I don't game on it.


If you have room for it (i.e. no cards in the two or so slots below), just strap a 80 mm fan to it, run it (the fan) at 5 volts and unplug the old one. I did that with my old AGP ATI card. Much better. I can provide more detail if you'd like.

b.i.o wrote:
Cooling?


Probably just air--it was possible to get E6600's to 3.6GHz on air, so an E8400 there doesn't surprise me.


Probably just air? lol...
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Postby b.i.o » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:51 am UTC

Well, it could be water cooled--if you really wanted it to be quiet or something, but at that clockspeed it's not very likely.

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Postby MrShifty » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:56 am UTC

Nothing spectacular, but it's my workhorse right now:
Dell XPS M1330
LED backlit screen
nvidia 8400M GS
3GB RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz
160GB HD
85Wh battery (not recommended when power outlets are ubiquitous and every ounce counts...)
Intel 4965 Wireless - also not recommended, Linux support isn't quite all the way there... (yes, even though there are official drivers...)

Peripherals:
24" Dell Ultrasharp monitor
Old (i.e. "good") Logitech G15
Razer Diamondback
Logitech VX Nano for travel

Ubuntu 8.04 - upgrade from Vista, the Ubuntu version was more expensive with crappier spec's =/

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:45 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:Acer X241W 24" LCD @ 1920x1200

Well, this has been replaced with a Viewsonic VX2640w, 26". Why? Because it was cheap.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Sparv » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:21 am UTC

MrShifty wrote:Razer Diamondback


Same here. I LOVE it.

b.i.o wrote:Well, it could be water cooled--if you really wanted it to be quiet or something, but at that clockspeed it's not very likely.


I know, but my brother might buy an E8200, so I'm gathering info.

it ran fine at that speed on just the stock heatsink and fan. but I upgraded to a Scythe Ninja just to be safe.


Thanks for the info! I pushed my E4500 (stock: 2.2GHz) to 3.55GHz,with an OCZ vendetta, but I was 7°C before Tjunction and shutdown...
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Postby enk » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:54 am UTC

Sparv wrote:
b.i.o wrote:Well, it could be water cooled--if you really wanted it to be quiet or something, but at that clockspeed it's not very likely.


I know, but my brother might buy an E8200, so I'm gathering info.


I have an E8200 that runs 24/7 at 3.6 GHz at vcore 1.30/1.28 (bios/cpu-z).

In my old low air flow case, which I'm too cheap to replace, the Thermalright Ultima-90I with a 120 mm fan at just 900 RPM keeps it at 62°C during small FFT priming. Ambient temp is 25°C. In other words: With a good case and a fan at full speed you can take it pretty far on air. You'll be more worried about the Wolfdale degradation issue, I think.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby NieXS » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:31 pm UTC

enk wrote:
NieXS wrote:Edit: The GeForce MX 4000 has a very loud cooler. Would it affect it if I unplugged it? I don't game on it.


If you have room for it (i.e. no cards in the two or so slots below), just strap a 80 mm fan to it, run it (the fan) at 5 volts and unplug the old one. I did that with my old AGP ATI card. Much better. I can provide more detail if you'd like.

I'd quite like it, I can't even sleep with the computer turned on.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Helicase » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:12 am UTC

iMac: iBEAST
500 MHz G3
DVD-ROM Drive
40GB 5400 RPM Maxtor HDD
256MB PC-133 SDRAM (w00t!)
Integrated 15" CRT
8MB ATI 3D Rage Pro integrated graphics
OS X 10.4.8 (Probably going to throw a Linux distro on there soon. gOS looks enticing)


Hey! I have this same iMac sitting in my closet right now! While I was in school I installed Xubuntu on it, and it worked pretty well. Unfortunately I have no room for it in my bedroom setup so it's living in the closet right now :(

Based on your setup though, a linux distro would run quite nicely.

As for my setup:

Sony VAIO VGN-FZ190
15" XBRITE HD Display (plus HDMI port)
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.20 GHz
160 GB Hard Drive, with a 60 GB external attached
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
CD-RW Drive

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Postby enk » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:52 am UTC

NieXS wrote:
enk wrote:
NieXS wrote:Edit: The GeForce MX 4000 has a very loud cooler. Would it affect it if I unplugged it? I don't game on it.


If you have room for it (i.e. no cards in the two or so slots below), just strap a 80 mm fan to it, run it (the fan) at 5 volts and unplug the old one. I did that with my old AGP ATI card. Much better. I can provide more detail if you'd like.

I'd quite like it, I can't even sleep with the computer turned on.


I thought it was here somewhere... http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=539106#p539106

And how to get 5V? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article6-page1.html. You can even do this without soldering. And don't worry about the switch part, it won't be necessary.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:33 pm UTC

My laptop (posted in here before):
SHADOW:
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (software overclockable to 2.8GHz)
2GB DDR2 667 RAM
80GB 5400RPM HDD
8600M GT 512mb
320GB 7200RPM external HDD connected via eSATA
Windows Vista Ultimate and Gentoo

My new Shuttle KPC:
MONOLITH:
1.8GHz Celeron 430
1GB DDR2 667 RAM
750GB 7200RPM HDD
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Shared via Synergy:
Logitech G5
Razer Lycosa


The next thing I'm buying is a pico-PSU for the KPC (I'm thinking the 80W one). After that, I'm thinking about getting a SSD for my laptop--OCZ's new Core series are actually approaching affordability and 32GB is plenty for me since all of my media is served up by the KPC, and my games are on the eSATA external, and I think the speed boost will be well worth it considering how slow it's current HDD is. After that, possibly a 1 (or 2, if they've started getting released) terabyte hard drive for the KPC. The 750GB one in there has something like 25GB free at the moment :?.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby HiFiFoci » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:55 am UTC

I've moved to my laptop recently to use some neighbors internet.

Dell Vostro 1500
Core 2 Duo @ 1.6 GHz
2 Gb DDR2
Geforce 8400m /w 256 DDR3
15" widescreen

My old computer is a pentium D just peeking over the 4 GHz mark with an 8600 gt and 3 Gb of DDR2. It works slower than the laptop, probably because it's in Vista.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby tryptanymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:14 am UTC

Ok dudes, I am planning out my gaming PC. I'm too lazy to start a thread. I have come up with a list of parts. I want this to be the best computer I can build for ~£1100.

Motherboard: MSI Nforce (£163.31) Comes with a free Creative X-FI sound card. Which is good! :D
Graphics Card: I decided to go for a BFG 9800GTX! (£199.74) Will this be compatible with my chosen board?
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.55Ghz (£209.14) I wanted something that has a stupid amount of power.
RAM: 4GB Dominator (£93.99)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint 500GB (£46.99)
Optical Drive(s): Nothing special. (£21.14) I'll probably get two.
Case: NZXT Something or other (£70.49) Looks cool, and can handle long cards like the one I want.
Power Supply: OCZ 1000W (£84)

Do you smart hardware folk think this lot'll work together? I'm probably gonna spend £177 on a monitor and then go over budget a little bit and get a Razer Deathadder and an Eclipse Keyboard.

Thoughts, dudes? I'm using OCUK because they have decent prices, and send stuff out quickly.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby ndansmith » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:21 am UTC

I will keep it simple:

Laptop:
Apple iBook G4
Gentoo Linux

Server:
Apple Powermac G3
Debian Linux

Wife's comp:
Apple iMac (20" Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz)
Mac OS 10.5

And, in the past, I have experimented with various other OSes, including Gentoo FreeBSD and Nexenta.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby HiFiFoci » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:32 am UTC

sleepygamer wrote:Ok dudes, I am planning out my gaming PC. I'm too lazy to start a thread. I have come up with a list of parts. I want this to be the best computer I can build for ~£1100.

Motherboard: MSI Nforce (£163.31) Comes with a free Creative X-FI sound card. Which is good! :D
Graphics Card: I decided to go for a BFG 9800GTX! (£199.74) Will this be compatible with my chosen board?
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.55Ghz (£209.14) I wanted something that has a stupid amount of power.
RAM: 4GB Dominator (£93.99)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint 500GB (£46.99)
Optical Drive(s): Nothing special. (£21.14) I'll probably get two.
Case: NZXT Something or other (£70.49) Looks cool, and can handle long cards like the one I want.
Power Supply: OCZ 1000W (£84)

Do you smart hardware folk think this lot'll work together? I'm probably gonna spend £177 on a monitor and then go over budget a little bit and get a Razer Deathadder and an Eclipse Keyboard.

Thoughts, dudes? I'm using OCUK because they have decent prices, and send stuff out quickly.



If I were you I would let the money burn a hole in your pocket for about a year. The next big intel processor is coming out along with the gtx280 from intel, with crazy benchmarks. sit tight.
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Postby tryptanymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:15 am UTC

I know. It looks so tempting! But I've promised myself a gaming PC after this summer, and dammit! I'm gonna get one!
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Postby EvanED » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:22 am UTC

A year is a long time... after all, Intel's next substantial revision is pretty much always coming out in another year or two.

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Postby tryptanymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:35 am UTC

Indeed. I've heard good things about the Q9450, though. Is the motherboard good enough though? I want something pretty futureproof, but I have a budget to stick to. That one seemed pretty good, especially with the free sound card (I wanted a good sound card because I'll be using the computer for recording too... Cubase and the like).
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:32 am UTC

It may be a good idea to wait for the nehalems just for the integrated memory controller...

But then again, if you're always waiting for the next big thing to come out, you'll never get a new computer. I'd say if it's a "My current computer can't even run Counter Strike: Source on low," you should just upgrade now and get it over with, if it's a "My computer can run Crysis relatively well at medium," then can I have some money please?

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Postby tryptanymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:10 am UTC

Well... it's not horrible. I don't own a computer. I'm using my Dad's. He's cool, and lets me do as I please. I can run The the Orange Box if I turn EVERYTHING to minimum. It looks ugly as all hell. I can't even turn Audiosurf up above Premium.

Hence my need of a new computer. I love playing games, and this thing can just hold it's head above water on Quake Wars. Everything on minimum, and a complete closing of all processes that don't have to do with keeping the computer running, or gaming.

New computer pl0x. And the fact still remains I'm going to have to upgrade to Vista at some point if I want to use all 4GB of RAM. Or more, later.

I don't even have the money yet. This is relying on some optimistic view that relies on me getting a summer job for 2 months. I'm trying, I swear. I have £150 in the bank right now. If I can get £1000 over summer, I have that computer above.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:08 am UTC

EvanED wrote:A year is a long time... after all, Intel's next substantial revision is pretty much always coming out in another year or two.


Yes, but not this big. Intel does things like the steps up to Penryn, etc., every year, but they don't unveil a substantially different processor architecture every year. And this one looks to be an amazing step up, if very early benchmarks are any indication at all.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby NieXS » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:57 pm UTC

So, according to my previous post, I'll be getting a new computer. My budget is around $1000. I've chosen these parts. I won't be buying from Newegg as I'm not in the US.

Case: Antec P182, $170
Motherboard: Biostar TPower I45, $170
GPU: EVGA GeForce 9600 GT, $225
PSU: PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W, $115
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale, 3 Ghz, $190
RAM: 2X Patriot Extreme Performance, 2X 1GB, PC2-6400, $ 108
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB, 7200RPM,, $ 60
Optical drive: LG DVD burner 20X, $25
Total: ~$1050
Is this a good config, or should I change some parts?

EDIT: Hell, 3Ghz, not 1
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