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new comp

Posted: 09 Mar 2010, 13:37
by shamiona
some1 pro tell me how this looks...
cpu-i7 920
gfx card-radeon hd5850
memory-6gb corsair pc-12800 (1600mhz) 7-7-7-20
motherboard-gigabyte GA-x58a-ud3r
pcu-750w lian li silent force

the rest i got and ill be getting 64 bit windows 7 feel free to comment

Re: new comp

Posted: 09 Mar 2010, 15:22
by Secro
If you want to save some money just get an i5 750. No games will go beyond 4 cores anytime soon most probably.

You'll have to change mobo if you go for the i5 as well, which could save you more money too.

Not sure how much that would save by changing mobo and cpu, but you could go a SSD as well for the OS + WoW, would be crazy performance! :D

Also how much is the corsair ram? You can get g.skill ripjaw ram for cheap which has good/same performance.

Re: new comp

Posted: 09 Mar 2010, 15:24
by shamiona
would u recommend any motherboard? also do u know a place where i could get all this?
the rams 329 on the site i was looking at.

Re: new comp

Posted: 09 Mar 2010, 15:34
by Secro
CPU: Intel i5 750
MOBO: Gigabyte P55-UD3
RAM: G.Skill-Ripjaws 4GB DDR3-1600

Is what I would change too. is what I use now, but i don't think they do custom builds.

If you build it yourself you can just order all the parts I guess.

Re: new comp

Posted: 09 Mar 2010, 15:36
by shamiona
thats the site ive been looking at.. ive bought some stuff there before they seem alrite.. im planning on ordering the parts separately then taking it down to DCA probs and making them build it.

Re: new comp

Posted: 09 Mar 2010, 22:57
by nucleon
In all the people I've spoken too, and all the reviews I've read, the best value for money in improving "overall" system speed is buying an SSD. (Of course this is after you have the baseline - modern cpu, sufficient ram, modern vid card. What secro said is more than sufficient.)

64GB for an SSD is enough for windows/office/WoW and other stuff. Put the pr0n and other content on a standard HDD.

64GB SSDs can be had for 200-300. Check anand for reviews on SSDs - he seems to be the authoritive source at the moment.

-- Craig

Re: new comp

Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 17:02
by shamiona
aight thnx for ur help brad + omi.. gonna order it either today or tomoz... gonna test the new battlefield out on it :)