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post #11 of 21
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Well, storage to me isn't that big of a deal. I have another hdd laying around that I'll hook into an enclosure and use for external storage for my 100% legal (uh huh) movie backups and of course, music.
post #12 of 21
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No it's not. The single platter WD 320GB AAKS and dual platter WD 640GB AAKS are currently the fastest drives on the marked. And in terms of quality and warranty, the companies are equal. You'll hear raves and rants about either company... so it's a tie Plus, the drive he choose is a 7200.10 series, which is a generation old. At least get a 7200.11 if you go Seagate.
Gotcha. I'll fix that now then!
post #13 of 21
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Hmm on the case. 750w is for future video card upgrades.

And any other cooling suggestions?
Tuniq W better 120mm fan and artic 5 compound

[quote=Chozart;4024642]If it's for rendering, then I like the Quad core and the 8GB RAM, but the CPU is WAY, and I mean WAY overkill... the 550W version will do just fine. If it's a gaming rig, I'd cut cost on the CPU and RAM, and get something like this:

For future proof, you need Quad core and SLI compatible mobo and PSU.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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post #14 of 21
And you really didn't have to open another thread for this....
    
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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post #15 of 21
There is no such thing as 'future proof'. In half a year, nehalem comes out, and by then we'll be at least a generation and a half further along in the GPU market.

My philosophy is to buy what performs fastest now within the budget. And why shouldn't he not open a new thread for this build? It's a legitimate question...
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #16 of 21
From http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ig-1500-a.html
Just degrade the mobo to 750, buy 1 graphic card, and get Antec 900.
    
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
There is no such thing as 'future proof'. In half a year, nehalem comes out, and by then we'll be at least a generation and a half further along in the GPU market.

My philosophy is to buy what performs fastest now within the budget. And why shouldn't he not open a new thread for this build? It's a legitimate question...
Sorry for confusion, there was a thread he opened today about his $1500 build.
    
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Antec 900 
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post #18 of 21
Screw AS5, get MX-2 or OCZ Freeze.
First Build
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Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz DFI LP DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
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WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
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WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
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post #19 of 21
legendor: what are your thoughts about my build suggestion? (see couple of posts ago). For $20 extra, he can throw in a Q6600 (the 45nm chips are a total waste of money imo, given that Nehalem is so close in the future, and they don't really add to performance). Given that this is a $1,500 budget, he could probably even afford a Q6700, which imo is the best chip in terms of price/performance.

I think the combination of a high speed dual core CPU (or quad core), SLI-ed 8800GTS's, a 750W Quality PSU is a great gaming rig, and within budget.

Edit: I never incluse a TIM in the budget, since I assume that any half decent builder has plenty of that stuff . Ok, I am probably wrong (I have 3 tubes AS5, all half empty, and 2 tubes Shin-Etsu, both also partly used).
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
legendor: what are your thoughts about my build suggestion? (see couple of posts ago). For $20 extra, he can throw in a Q6600 (the 45nm chips are a total waste of money imo, given that Nehalem is so close in the future, and they don't really add to performance). Given that this is a $1,500 budget, he could probably even afford a Q6700, which imo is the best chip in terms of price/performance.

I think the combination of a high speed dual core CPU (or quad core), SLI-ed 8800GTS's, a 750W Quality PSU is a great gaming rig, and within budget.

Edit: I never incluse a TIM in the budget, since I assume that any half decent builder has plenty of that stuff . Ok, I am probably wrong (I have 3 tubes AS5, all half empty, and 2 tubes Shin-Etsu, both also partly used).
EVERYTHING AGREED ya, 45nm seems to have higher performance(true), but lack much less on net OC result. Q6600-6700 are easy to OC(means more stable). But you know, it kinda looks nice with Q9XXX series
Also, it is true that new technolgy stuff will be on the store within few weeks, but people like me wouldn't tent outside of store to buy one. It's too expensive right now. And 8800GTS and current mobo will be enough for next 5 years or so.

EDIT: for future proof, you just need SLI compatible MOBO and PSU and that's it. If you feel that you'll upgrade your CPU and GPU, no need to buy 8800GTS or something like that. Or just wait until end of this year to read about the reviews of the new technologies which is planned to release this summer. Then you might have more clear idea which to buy. People gonna keep saying to you that you should wait.
Ultimately, with $1500 budget, you won't be able to upgrade everything with new tech and such. It's like buying extreme core processor right now($1100+). It's a waste really! Just buy the things I listed for you before and you'll do just fine.
Edited by legendor - 6/14/08 at 11:51pm
    
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Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
Case
Antec 900 
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Antec 900 
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