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Thread: My new PC Spec reccomendation

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    My new PC Spec reccomendation

    Hi all

    I need a faster PC for runing Vista and XP. At the moment I have a 1700mhz Athlone, 512mem DDR, 333 bus speed, 9250 256mb Radeaon graphic card. So nothing special Eh!!. The PC runs ok but struggles on mulitasking especially downloading and encoding films and doing other tasks at same time. I also wanan play games on it to.
    I feel that the 333bus speed is where the bottle neck is so its time to move on up to greater faster technology!!

    So here is my proposal

    Motherboard - Abit nF-M2 nView nF430 Socket AM2
    Processor - AMD athlone 64 x2 5200 2.6Ghz Retail AM2
    Mem - Revision 2 daul channel 2gig in total
    Graphic card - Connect 3D Radeon X1950 256mb PCI-E DVI, VIVO
    PSU - ??? Any suggestions

    Price from Aria 382 excluding shipping

    Any thoughts on my new spec proposa l- i.e would it run well all fitted together, is there something I need to look out for when fitting etc..
    I wanna stick around the 380 ish price if any of you have any better ideas I could have. And I wanna stick to a AMD arthlone chip is possible to.

    Regards and thanks to all that reply

    Roady
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    I'd go with a Core 2 Duo rather than AMD, since they are the best thats out right now, and extremely overclockable. You could buy the entry level (around 190 dollar U.S) core 2 duo that you could overclock to perform as well as a Core 2 Extreme, which would blow away that AMD you're looking at.

    So, if you do go that route you would obviously have to pick out a new mobo.
    I am not sure how much 382 pounds is in american, do you? That would help.

    If you don't, I'd go with a 500 watt PSU. Here is a good one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256008

    Hope this helps. Can you list the ram you have chosen in more detail? I.e. bus speed, etc
    CPU: Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.6Ghz GPU: Sapphire 4870 512MB
    Mobo: ASUS P5E RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 w/DHX
    HDDs: 1x74GB Raptor; 2x500GB WD5000AAKS
    Display: Samsung 226BW Sound: X-Fi ExtremeGamer
    OS: XP Professional SP2, Vista Home Premium 64 SP1

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    Quote Originally Posted by odannyboy000
    I'd go with a Core 2 Duo rather than AMD, since they are the best thats out right now, and extremely overclockable. You could buy the entry level (around 190 dollar U.S) core 2 duo that you could overclock to perform as well as a Core 2 Extreme, which would blow away that AMD you're looking at.
    This is not allowed here. Leave the OC'ing talk where it belongs, especially since you didn't mention anything about the dangers of OC'ing, such as voiding the warranty, decreasing the lifespan of hardware, and potentially frying the system. Anyone who can't afford to replace all their hardware should NOT be OC'ing! And it doesn't sound like Roady is rich.

    Just stick to the questions at hand.

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    At the close of trading Fri 03/23/07 1 GB=$1.96320 US

    380=$746.02

    Newegg only ships to the US

    I would also recommend a Core 2 Duo CPU and a good socket LGA775 motherboard with a Intel P965, X975, or nVidia 680i chipset.

    BTW it's Athlon not Athlone
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    hey mate were are you getting your parts from have a look on these to sites
    www.overclockers.co.uk
    www.scan.co.uk
    My Computer

    Parts:
    CPU: Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz(OC'd)1800Mhz FSB
    Mobo: EVGA 780i
    GPU: HD 5870 (I have two but only got one in at the moment)
    PSU: 1000w Corsair
    Ram: 4GB Corsair dominator DDR2 1066Mhz
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2
    Monitor: Samsumg 226BW 22" and secondary 17" LCD
    Speakers: logitech Z5400
    Case: Silverstone Tj07


    Water cooling:
    Loop 1: Mobo NB & Mofset with Zalman resorator
    Loop 2: CPU (Ek supreme) with MCP 355 XSPC acrylic top 360 & 240 mm rad


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    Ok thanks for comments, but im not into overclocking, processors are quite fast nowadays aint they???

    And Yes I aint Rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RE -
    I'd go with a Core 2 Duo rather than AMD, since they are the best thats out right now, and extremely overclockable. You could buy the entry level (around 190 dollar U.S) core 2 duo that you could overclock to perform as well as a Core 2 Extreme, which would blow away that AMD you're looking at
    .


    I thought the AMD Athlon x2 was a dual core processor, Is this mis-leading?
    Do I need Intel stuff then to get real Dual core architecture?.

    The bus speed on memory will be 667

    Thanks
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    O no no. The AMD x2 is dual core as well, but the core 2 duo's architecture is better, meaning it can calculate instructions better than AMD x2. If you are interested in benchmarks so you can see exactly what will perform better, (Core 2 Duo wins in virtually every benchmark!!!!) www.tomshardware.com is a good source. Hope this helps.
    CPU: Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.6Ghz GPU: Sapphire 4870 512MB
    Mobo: ASUS P5E RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 w/DHX
    HDDs: 1x74GB Raptor; 2x500GB WD5000AAKS
    Display: Samsung 226BW Sound: X-Fi ExtremeGamer
    OS: XP Professional SP2, Vista Home Premium 64 SP1

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    Ok as you all know its a bit of a mine field out there!!

    Can someone please reccomend me a good Intel Dual core setup model No.s etc.. with pref 800bus, pref 2.4GHZ processor, I just need M/board/mem/CPU/Graphic card for around the 450 mark if possible

    Regards
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    how much is 450 american?
    CPU: Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.6Ghz GPU: Sapphire 4870 512MB
    Mobo: ASUS P5E RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 w/DHX
    HDDs: 1x74GB Raptor; 2x500GB WD5000AAKS
    Display: Samsung 226BW Sound: X-Fi ExtremeGamer
    OS: XP Professional SP2, Vista Home Premium 64 SP1

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    Around $750 last I looked
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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    Yeah id say about $750, any reccomendations then???
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    if ur going cheap id go with amd, there dual core processors are at an all time low thanks the intels core 2 duo.
    CPU: Core2Duo E6750 @ 3.6Ghz GPU: Sapphire 4870 512MB
    Mobo: ASUS P5E RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 w/DHX
    HDDs: 1x74GB Raptor; 2x500GB WD5000AAKS
    Display: Samsung 226BW Sound: X-Fi ExtremeGamer
    OS: XP Professional SP2, Vista Home Premium 64 SP1

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    Thanks for all advice, i think im in the right direction now but im sure now I will still go for the amd x2 option due to price. And its a vast improvement to my present PC acrhitecture.

    In comparison to what I have now I suppose it will feel like jumping from my VW golf into the Space shuttle!!!!

    Thanks
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    Motherboard Spec

    Hi can someone please tell me if you need two SLI graphic cards to run this motherboard or can it run with the 1 x SLi card. Any reccomendations on which two or one card to use?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail

    And what about the onboard graphics on this board i take you just disable this in the Bios so that you can run the SLi types. Also what are the two PCi Express x1 slots used for?

    Cheers for advice
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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    What about the ner Intel ViiV processors? Are they any good? My Neighbor said that they are the newest and will be around for a while.

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    to run the mobo you only need one x16 graphics card the other one is for more graphics power

    p.s Roady do newegg ship to the uk
    My Computer

    Parts:
    CPU: Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz(OC'd)1800Mhz FSB
    Mobo: EVGA 780i
    GPU: HD 5870 (I have two but only got one in at the moment)
    PSU: 1000w Corsair
    Ram: 4GB Corsair dominator DDR2 1066Mhz
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2
    Monitor: Samsumg 226BW 22" and secondary 17" LCD
    Speakers: logitech Z5400
    Case: Silverstone Tj07


    Water cooling:
    Loop 1: Mobo NB & Mofset with Zalman resorator
    Loop 2: CPU (Ek supreme) with MCP 355 XSPC acrylic top 360 & 240 mm rad


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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPMASTER16 View Post
    What about the ner Intel ViiV processors? Are they any good? My Neighbor said that they are the newest and will be around for a while.
    All of the Core 2 Solo, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Quad processors are ViiV processors. My X6800 and E6700 both support it, and yes they are very good. They will be around for a while, some of them have not even been released yet.

    ViiV is not a processor type. It is a technology built into the processor to make it run multimedia applications better.

    http://www.intel.com/personal/our-te...viiv/index.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by George Hallam
    p.s Roady do newegg ship to the uk
    Newegg only ships to the US, as I said in my first post in this thread.

    The motherboard in your link does not have onboard graphics and it will run just fine with just one graphics card and the single card does not even need to support SLI.
    One thing I don't like about that board it only has 1 PCI slot and it will be blocked if you install a duel slot video card in the second PCI-E slot.
    Last edited by rond36; 03-29-2007 at 09:19 PM.
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    Yeah I see your point rond36 about no onboard graphics and the limitation to PCI!!. Seems a poweerfull board with not much scope for any expansion!
    Take alook at https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=26568

    A good board, what you think for an Intel 775 setup!!

    Thanks
    Spec:
    Zalman GT1000 Case
    Quad core Q6600
    4Gig OCZ 1000Mhz DDR2 Memory
    OCZ 780W ModXtream PSU
    2 RaptorX SATA 150 Gig in RAID0
    500Gig Data SATA HD 32MB Cache
    Nexus LXM-8200 Intel 775 CPU Cooler
    Asus en8800 Extreme nVidia GTX768MB
    Scythe Kama-Meter Multifunction Fan Controller
    LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray Disc Rewriter & HD DVD ROM
    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Socket 775 Motherboard
    Dual boot XP64Bit\Vista64Bit


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