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Karl Westman

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Oct 17, 2007
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Update on my progress

Hello all,

Well, as I've already mentioned I've got myself a P45 based system. I started the build up early last morning as my personal schedule dictated it as the only possible time in a foreseeable future. "How hard can it be" :rolleyes: I said to myself as I started ( I've built several systems in the past so I'm not a beginner in any way).

It all went well in the beginning, I started the build with a hardware setup outside of the box, all components nicely laid up on my desk. The BIOS setup was a bit tricky and will need to be fine tuned later on. But the most pain was received as I started the Vista install. I thought MS had progressed with the release of a "new" OS, but oh no...

It took me the better part of 6 hours to have a base Vista install :caged: The clock was ticking closer and closer to the Brno race start so I focused on getting Race07 and my profile backup up and ready. Unfortunately by the time my ( still laying on my desk in the open) new PC was up and running the race was already on it's way. I missed the start by a margin of a couple of minutes :(

Despite this setback, I'm very pleased with my choice of hardware. It's all been installed in my Antec P180 case. To say that this PC is silent is like saying that water is wet and the sky is blue :p I can only hear a faint high pitch noise from the WD Velociraptors disk platters spinning away ( I'll get a HDD enclosure today so solve this). Silence is bliss!
:thumb:
Kind regards,
Karl
 
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Need hardware advise

hi guys

yesterday my pc just smoked him self
i am atm looking for a cheap replacement and found 3 where i am intrestet in

this is the first one

CPU / Prozessor AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ Soc.AM2
RAM 2048MB DDR 2 RAM PC 800
HDD S-ATA 250GB 7200U/MIN
GFX-Board
512MB GEFORCE 8600 GT PCI-EXPRESS mit DIRECT X10
CD/DVD 20x DVD BRENNER
Mainboard ECS 6100SM-M NFORCE Mainboard MIT PCI-E STECKPLATZ
Sound
5.1 Channel Realtek Sound
Network
10/100 MBit Lan
RAID
-------
USB 4x 2.0
Firewire
------
Front USB/Audio 2xUSB /Front Sound Optional

this is the 2nd

CPU / Prozessor Intel CORE 2 DUO E8400 MIT 2X 3GHZ
RAM 2048MB DDR 2 PC800 Marke
HDD S-ATA 500 GB mit 7200 U/Min
Grafik GEFORCE 9600GT 512MB PCI-EXPRESS POWER GRAFIKKARTE
DVD/CD-ROM -------
Writer 20x DVDRW BRENNER
Mainboard ASROCK 1333 CONROE
Gehäuse ATX MIDI DESIGN GEHÄUSE
Sound 5.1 SoundSystem
Network 10/100Mbit Lan
USB 2x USB 2.0
FireWire ------------
Front USB 2x

and this is the 3rd one

CPU / Prozessor AMD PHENOM X3 8650 3X2300MHZ
RAM 2048MB DDR 2 RAM PC 800
HDD
S-ATA 250GB 7200U/MIN
GFX-Board
512MB GEFORCE 9600 GT PCI-EXPRESS
Writer 20x DVD BRENNER
Mainboard
ASROCK NF6 MAINBOARD
Sound 5.1 Channel Realtek Sound
Network 10/100 MBit Lan, DSL Fähig
RAID
-------
USB
4x 2.0
Firewire
------
Front USB/Audio
2xUSB /Front Sound Optional

now my question to the hardware gurus here
wich one you would take i am realy a full noob with hardware so any help would be nice

thanks in advance
 

Jari Vinnari

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Jan 27, 2007
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Computer 2 would be my choice. It has a great CPU and relatively good graphics card. I would still change that Geforce 9600 GT graphics card for a Ati 4850 card to get even more performance.
Ati 4850 cards costs under 140 EUR vs 9600 GT about 100 EUR in Germany .
Test between graphics cards-->ComputerBase - ATi Radeon HD 4850 (CF) und HD 4870 (Seite 12)

I think its all comes down to price of each computer.

peace
Jari
 
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realy thank you guys you helped me verry much to find out wich one i should by :)
was as sayed befor already thinking about the 2nd but not sure now i am
 

Simon Trendell

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The 2nd one, mainly because it's Intel C2D which smoke anything AMD have.

But do read around and see if your up to buying components and building yourself, you can use old PC parts to keep costs down.
 
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i think the only part that has survived the crash yesterday is maybe the DVD
but i will find out soon what can be still used
i am on the way to a friend with all the stuff to find out
may i am alice in the wonderland and i can recover some stuff from my hdd
so i dont have to redo all the N-GP skins
 
M

Mehmet Arslan

Hey Michael, i also think that the second setup is the best, but the graphiccard will be a bottleneck for that pc, so if i were u i would replace that graphicscard with a better one.
 

Simon Trendell

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I thought the 9600GT was just below the 8800GT in terms of performance?
Obviously with the 4870 & GTX280 they're pretty mid range cards now.
 

Marcel Hulsbergen

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Sorry missed this thread, 2 is the best choice, if you use 64bit Vista go for 4 GB instead of 2 GB.
 
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yea was thinking to may replace the 9600 with a 8800gt cuz it will be only 50 euros more
and a motherboard with sli support will be 25 euros more as that one they used
so may i do this two changes to it and can upgrade it overtime then

vista i have not planed to use i am happy with xp and have still a promotion copy of xp pro 64bit laying around here
i grabbed it at the release day of vista
 

James Yates

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Are you building this yourself? or buying one complete?

If those are prebuilt then get number 2, but if you want to build one yourself you can do better than that :)
 

James Yates

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its a prebuild but may i build one self since i cant go for it till 1st
Right, well i threw together a list for a uber self build. Basically, you shouldn't need to upgrade much for a while... it will run pretty much every game on the market maxed out @ 1680x1050 :)

Look at the attachment :)
 

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