Your Advice

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by agashka, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. agashka

    agashka New Member

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    I would like your advice on the next computer im building for myself:

    ASUS A8N-VM/CSM(s939)
    AMD 3800+ X2
    2GB Ram 2x1gb OCZ 3-3-3-8(or does the 2-3-2-5 worth 50$CAD more?)
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2
    EVGA E-GEFORCE 7800GT 256MB
    Zboard Keyboard/Logitech MX1000
    19" Benq 8ms screen
    Qpack case

    Any suggestion on that? I know there millions of guys that kow better then me on pcs ;)

    thanks
     
  2. liquidshadow

    liquidshadow New Member

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    You might want a 17" monitor unless the price difference is minimal. Maybe 1 gig instead of 2 and upgrade the processor or video card. The ATI Radeon x1800xt is only $489 from Sapphire.
     
  3. bigsaucybob

    bigsaucybob New Member

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    yea i think it looks pretty good. wat kinda zboard are u getting?
     
  4. Motoxrdude

    Motoxrdude Active Member

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    Yea that computer would kick a$$, if you have a crazy budget, you could also get a raptor HDD or something like it
     
  5. Motoxrdude

    Motoxrdude Active Member

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    Stick with the 2gb, beleive me, it makes a huge difference
     
  6. agashka

    agashka New Member

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    Do a Raptor HDD SOOO worth it? cauz i could alway buy a IDE 250GB and a raptor 36GB for Windows and couple of games.

    And hum , well i dont really like ATI, im pretty sure it's a nice card , but when ill be bored of SFF ill buy a second 7800 , a new motherboard and a new case :) while Crossfire , is based on old technologie... hum...

    The Zboard , hum , just the default 50$ one...

    19" Monitor will not really be used for gaming , instead i *might* build a projector with a 15" screen. Im a dual Screen guy...

    For the 2Gbs , hum , ive got 1GB and once 3DS Max said i didnt ave enought Free ram for something :| and i see it grow sometimes up to 900mb for a game... so 2gb would be fine nah? My worry about ram is more the Latency , cauz i dont even know what it is...

    thanks guys , i really like the support your giving me :)
     
  7. Blue

    Blue <b>VIP Member</b>

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    I hate raptors simply because they are expensive. I don't believe the price vs performance ratio is worth it when you get soooo much more HD when you purchase 7200rpm drives for much less.
     
  8. liquidshadow

    liquidshadow New Member

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    In what ways? Don't say Battlefield 2, it might run better on 2 but i am running it max on 1 with no freezing
     
  9. agashka

    agashka New Member

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    Well , im getting it in Mid-low with my 6800 128mb... time to upgrade :)

    and when i play NFS Most Wanted:
    I start the game
    Go to option and change all from Low to Hight
    Play , and it became under 30fps and lagging , i put it a step lower
    Play , and it became under 30fps and lagging , i put it a step lower
    until it's at low back
    i stop playing cauz i ant seeing anything :(

    Well , there another question:
    wwhats better:
    2x Stata2 HDD on Raid0
    or
    1x Raptor 36GB
     
  10. Lax

    Lax VIP Member

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    Stick with the 250 SATA (find one with a 16Mb buffer if that one doesn't have one) usually Maxtor makes cheaper ones (price wise). Keep it at a gig of ram, 2 is just overkill. No need to upgrade the video card, looks fine as it is.
     
  11. agashka

    agashka New Member

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    2GB is not only for gaming , me like to video editing and some other stuff , and me aving bad experience with maxtor and switching to Seagates Caviar that are 16mb and seems to earn respect on tomshardware
     

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