Building a new system
Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:10 AM
CPU - Quad core 64, leaning toward AMD phenom II, but would an Intel be better?
Cooling - Air
Graphics Card - ATI or nVidia?
SATA Drive - probably a WD 1TB green = $89.00
Windows 7 - already have
be using it for gaming, CAD, Photoshop, divx ripping surfing
Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:22 AM
Cooling - Air - Air is good, water much better if your gonna clock it to ****.
Motherboard - Any X58 chipset will do.
Graphics Card - ATI or nVidia? - Nvidia (Waits for Storm to jump in lol)
4-gigs RAM - Triple based, so 6Gb will be a start.
SATA Drive - probably a WD 1TB green = $89.00 - That's fine, don't let MO convince you otherwise about SSD crap.
Power supply - 750W Corsair as they are just rock stable.
Case - Rectangle based with sides and a top/bottom, probably made out of metal if you can get one.
Windows 7 - already have - Good to go.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:36 AM
Yeah, your right Nu, but I was only wanting Dave to have a 'speedy' system.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:04 AM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:24 AM
Edited by stormrosson, 26 October 2009 - 03:28 AM.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:28 AM
Got a link MO?
Thanks for the link Storm
Scara, what i7 is good for a budget?
Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:48 AM
If your gonna go i7, get the 920 C0 as all else is a complete waste of money
Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:10 AM
what type of system are you going for?
I have the same Hard Drive (1TB WD green) in my HTPC I just built- I like it because it runs quiet and cool and has tons of storage, but it does slow things down compaired to the Raptor I had in there before.
Also, the wattage of a CPU is more important than the speed in a HTPC.
In a gaming rig the Video would be the main concern- probably half your budget, but in a buisiness setup a MB with on-board graphics would suffice.
So, what exactly are your plans here?
Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:58 AM
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:22 AM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:24 AM
Edited by stormrosson, 27 October 2009 - 02:25 AM.
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