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Thread: New System Advise

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    Lightbulb New System Advise

    Folks, let me know your opinion about the following system:

    -Inlet Quad Core 2 Q9550
    -XFX MB-N780-ISH9 Motherboard
    -4 GB Corsair Dominator w/ DHX Technology TWIN2X4096-8500 (DDR2-8500)
    -OCZ 64 GB SATA II 2.5” SDD Solid State Internal HDD OCZSSD2-1C64G
    -OCZ PROESTREAM OCZ1000PXS 1000 W Power Supply
    -Tagan Aplus El Diablo Case (xoxide)
    -BFGEGTX2801024OCXE Video Card
    -Vista Home Premium

    The above will be used for all from running applications (Office Suites, Flash, etc.), web surfing and extreme gaming. I ain’t an over-clocker. Is there a real added value using Vista Ultimate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Sheck View Post
    -BFGEGTX2801024OCXE Video Card
    In all the reviews I've seen the 4870 X2 just thrashes the GTX280...at not that much of a greater price.

    Plus, if gaming isn't the primary reason for the build that system is way overpowered...thins like Office suites will barely tax a single core, let alone 4. But for software designed to utilize muti-cores...please fasten your seat belts and keep you arms and legs inside the carpet.
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    Holly crap.. 2 Gigs Video Card!!!. Thanks for the INFO!! Maybe I shoulda change the Motherboard for an ATI chipset based. And yes, I am first shooter gamer. Oh… any advice about Vista Home Premium vs Ultimate?
    Double Sheck

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    This is the system that I finally decided:

    -Inlet Quad Core 2 Q9550
    -ASUS P5Q Deluxe MOBO
    -4 GB Corsair Dominator w/ DHX Technology TWIN2X4096-8500 (DDR2-8500)
    -OCZ 64 GB SATA II 2.5” SDD Solid State Internal HDD OCZSSD2-1C64G
    -OCZ PROESTREAM OCZ1000PXS 1000 W Power Supply
    -Tagan Aplus El Diablo Case (xoxide)
    -ASUS EAH4870X2 Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    -Vista Ultimate

    My little beast... any comments?...
    Double Sheck

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    Happy fraggin'...
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    No hard drive? 64gb is not much... hope you dont have music/movies/lots of games.
    Intel Quad - 2.66ghz OCed to 3.1ghz
    4GB DDR2 800mhz RAM
    500gb Maxtor 7200RPM
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    To mjc: lol, Thanks. I will, especially with Enemy Territory...

    To lostatssea3: I thought about capacity in my primary SSD. My plan is to keep using the legacy HDD's from my old system as data storage. The long run option is to get an external SATA HDD.

    By the way, I may downgrade to Home Premium... According to the documentation found, Ultimate requires 40 GB of disk space that is 63% of my planned SSD. Home Premium requires 20 GB. Still high, but I can leave with that.

    Wow!! 20/40 GB to run an OS? Wired. I don’t believe it. It this is right, folks?
    Double Sheck

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    Most of its that crap that they throw in with it. There's a bunch of useless bundled programs that you can just throw out the window...
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    Actually, that isn't quite the case...the install for both is 'fat' over 10 GB, last I looked, but neither one comes close to the 'required' drive size. Vista just won't install on a drive smaller than the 'required' size.
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    Yep mjc, just what I found. Vista Premium is the final one.
    Double Sheck

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    Unless I decide to use a Raptor... I just want to stay away from moving parts and heat from HDD... I'll see thou... I haven't place the order yet.
    Double Sheck

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    The only thing you are really missing going with HP versus Ultimate is drive encryption and a built-in drive imaging program. Most people don't use encryption, and I have no idea how well the backup program works. Personally I would much rather buy a third party backup program than pay the extra for any windows built-in proprietary crap.

    SSD's are great if you can afford them and don't need much storage space. But with game installs running anywhere from 4-10GB each, and increasing with every new game it seems, an SSD just doesn't cut it. Go for a Raptor, or if you can afford it get several SSD's.
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