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Computer Builds: Specs, Consoles & Suggestions

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Year of Build: 2008, Upgraded in 2010

Name: Green Bastard *Don't ask, named after something in a TV Show, because the case lights up green, go figure*

Manufacturer: Custom built, Assembled by NCIX, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit ** Formerly Windows Vista Professional 32bit*

Power Supply Unit: Coolermaster Real Power Pro - KiloWatt 1000W

Motherboard: ASUS Commando

CPU: Intel Q6600 Quad-Core

Graphics Card: Nvidia EVGA GeForce-E GTX 285 2GB Cache ** Formerly Nvidia BFG 8800GT 512MB Cache*

Memory: 4096 MB *4GB*

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi extremegamer

HDD Space - 1000GB

** = Upgraded from original build

And I don't know what to do with my old Video Card, I'll literally have a 512mb 8800GT as a paperwieght. That's an expensive paperwieght.

Thinking of taking my two shitty computers, salvaging the best parts out of both of them, add the 88, and make the best computer possible out of all that old shit.

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My inability to keep a clean work space is probably why I'm not given an office at work X.X

Edited by Kastrenzo Benelli

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Manufacturer:To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Processor:AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz

Memory: 8192MB RAM

Hard Drive:500 GB

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450

Monitor:

Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)

Speakers/Headphones:

Keyboard:USB Root Hub

Mouse:USB Root Hub

Mouse Surface:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)

Motherboard: 890GX Extreme4

Computer Case:Lexus S

here is my build and the reason why am now back

Edited by fatalitywolf firehawk

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Manufacturer: I built it.

Processor: Intel i7 Core 950 Quad-Core

Memory: 8Gigs RAM

Hard Drive: 2TB

Video Card: EVGA 560Ti

Monitor: 22inch HD widescreen

Sound Card: N/A

Speakers/Headphones: Logitech G35 USB headset

Keyboard: Saitek Cyborg

Mouse: Wireless Logitech. Can't remember the name.

Mouse Surface: Max Payne Collector's edition mouse pad. (Yes, the one from the original boxed version)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home 64-bit

Motherboard: Sabretooth x58

Feel good, bro.

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Manufacturer: Personal

Processor: 3.07 GHz Intel Core i7 950

Memory: 12298MB (12GB) RAM

Hard Drive: 1500.31 GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Monitor: Hannspree (22.3")

Sound Card: On-Board

Speakers/Headphones: Logitech USB Headset (Reliable + POS)

Keyboard: RAZER Taratula (USB)

Mouse: Logitec Optical Wired Mouse (USB)

Mouse Surface: Belkin Gel... Pad thing... For mouses

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: ASUSTeK P6X58D-E

Computer Case: ANTEC 1200 V3 ATX Full Tower

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Manufacturer: Knight Industries :plot:

Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2600k

Memory: 16384MB (16GB) RAM

Hard Drive: 90GB OCZ Vertex2, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Green, 150GB WD Raptor X.

Video Card: Asus (nVidia) MATRIX GTX580 1.5GB

Monitor: LG 32LD450 (32.0") + LG Flatron E2240T (21.5")

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional PCI-e

Speakers/Headphones: Pioneer VSX-D510 Receiver + 5.1 set Pioneer 80W RMS (8 Ohm)

Keyboard: Logitech UltraX Premium (2x)

Mouse: Logitech G500 + Logitech B110

Mouse Surface: Steelseries SX

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: Asus P8P67

Computer Case: MS-Tech CA-0300 Hornet SE

Opticals: LG BH10LS30 Blu-ray recorder (SATA)

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000

As for Phenom II vs. i7. Both have their right to exist. i7's might perform better, but Phenom II's are not that far behind and performs very well for its lower pricetag.

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Manufacturer: Built Myself

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual 5200+

Memory: 4.00 GB RAM

Hard Drive: in order: 600, 250, 1500 GB Sata's. Externals 1500 & 2000 GB

Video Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 PCI-e

Monitor: Dual LG 23" Widescreen LCDs

Sound Card: 7.1 integrated

Speakers/Headphones: Creative Soundblaster 5.1 + Logitech USB Headset

Keyboard: Logitec G15 (b/w)

Mouse: Logitec Optical Wired Mouse

Mouse Surface: Mousepad with Wristy thingy, used for lappy mouse as well

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Motherboard: MSI K9N2GM

Computer Case: One I got in japan, Power supply replaced with Antec 650w

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Manufacturer:Me and my brother >_>

Processor: Pentium R Dual-Core 2.5 GHZ

Memory: 4 GB

Hard Drive:140 Gig main, 250 Gig Backup / Game Drive

Video Card: (ASUS) EAH4850 TOP / Radeon HD 4850

Monitor: 18.5" Dell LCD

Sound Card: Standard Issue...?

Speakers/Headphones: Razer Carcharias Gen 1 Speaker / Mic

Keyboard: Standard Microsoft Keyboard

Mouse: Razer Diamondback Gen 1

Mouse Surface: Warren Hill's Smooth Jazz Cruise 2006 Mousepad (Don't ask)

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit

Motherboard: Foxconn G41MX-K

Computer Case: Some Antec Piece of shit with a bunch of dents in it. Thanks UPS Ground.

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so... Im finally at a point where I can start looking into some very badly needed upgrades for my dinosaur. Right now all Im considering are a new powersupply (before this ones completely) and a new ATI Radeon GFX card. The vid card's easy.. 1 gig ATI Radeon HD 5870... the PS on the other hand.. Im not sure about. I need at LEAST 650 Watts so that I dont have to worry about upgrading again in a few months time.. Any suggestions?

Current Specs:

Processor

2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D

16 kilobyte primary memory cache

1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

64-bit ready

Multi-core (2 total)

Main Circuit Board

Board: Intel Corporation D946GZIS AAD45436-402

Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

BIOS: Intel Corp. TS94610J.86A.0047.2006.0911.0110 09/11/2006

Memory Modules

3326 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Any suggestions for other upgrades, including the GFX (as long as its ATI and not Nvidia) are more than welcome.

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No more than 300 - 400 for both the GFX and the PS, Afevis.. at the most.

I'll take a look at the system Kiwi, maybe my PS will hold out a couple more months and I can work out a budget for it. Thanks guys.

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Just because it's an 8-core processor doesn't mean it's good; The FX (bulldozer) chipsets were recently released and are expensive, but under-powered, 8 cores means nothing in contrast to clock speeds and a slow GHz. You could buy an i7-2700k and have way better performance.

That said, I bought this PSU about a month ago, it's fairly cheap for the output, and it's graded at 85% efficiency, which isn't too bad. It's also really quiet and runs cool, and it's modular.

Secondly, Measure the room inside your case before trying to pick out a GPU. Your motherboard is a microATX form motherboard, meaning you probably only have 1x PCIx16 port and not a whole ton of room.

To be fair, Eriksson's idea of completely updating and buying a new PC isn't a bad one considering the size and age of your motherboard (4gb RAM, dual-core only), aside from the part that most of those prices are higher than they should be. Black-Friday/Cyber-Monday are soon, hold off on buying any parts until then unless you're absolutely sure you've found a deal worth getting.

As far as specific GPU's go, if you're not afraid of nVidia, anything GTX460~560TI should be moderate in price and excellent in performance. You can pick up a 560TI for under $200 if you shop around. On that note you can probably also find a decent HD6950 for around the same price if not a bit more. Just read a ton of reviews first as some manufactures don't honor their warrantys, rebates, or just simply build bad products that overheat.

Also, try using this, it's nifty. http://pcpartpicker.com/

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@Scarlet;

8 CORES IS FAST ENOUGH FOR ME, EHUHUHUHU

(it's 3.6GHz, with a 8MB L2 Cache, however you're right in terms of it does get out-performed by some of Intels' i7 models; 2700k included)

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Personally, I cant stand Nvidia.. every system Ive ever had Nvid in, has had issues. Radeon cards, at least from my experience combined with Intel processors have given me the most power, the least problem and the best bang for my buck.. but its definately worth looking into.

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