The Damage So Far. - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2007, 07:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

For $2k you can get:

Case - Thermaltake Armor or Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 or Antec 900
Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-E SLI or MSI P6N Platinum
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo Q6600($270 on July 22) or E6600
RAM - 2 x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 HZs
Graphics - EVGA 8800GTX
Power Supply - Corsair 620HX
Hard drive - Seagate 7200.10 320GB 16mb cache(x2 if you want to RAID them)
Optical Drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Optional Sound card - Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty or X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1(Cheaper)
Optional aftermarket CPU cooler - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme edition(No fan included) or Tuniq 120(Cheaper)
Monitor - Samsung 226BW 22"
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 06-13-2007, 07:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gurusan View Post
Yeah it's really a gamble now though as the newer e6600's aren't clocking so well....but still I'd rather get an e6600 as the majority hit 3.4ghz+ and it's more rare for a e6320/e6420 to do 3.4+

As for the PSU....the Toughpower series are excellent...very powerful, stable, and reliable...the PC power and cooling is indeed of higher quality and more stable...but has considerably less power than the Toughpower...don't get me wrong...more stability and quality in a PSU is ALWAYS a good thing...but for the average user there's a point of diminishing return and the PC Power & Cooling 610 is a bit beyond that.
Good thing I am no Average user.

Lol
__________________

Ste is offline  
Old 06-13-2007, 07:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ste View Post
Good thing I am no Average user.

Lol
yeah they are awesome power supplies....I would have chosen PC P&P except I wanted something a with a bit more power for the future and all the powerful PC P&P supplies were sooo much money.

Also they are now owned by OCZ...I wonder what that is going to mean for us consumers? Lower prices, same quality? Lower prices, lower quality? I wonder....
__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 06-13-2007, 07:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gurusan View Post

Also they are now owned by OCZ...I wonder what that is going to mean for us consumers? Lower prices, same quality? Lower prices, lower quality? I wonder....
Only time will tell.

Only reason I went with them this time around is because I wanted to stop being so cheap.
As was the mistake I made with my first build (X connect, value ram, no after market HS, list goes on and on)
Ste is offline  
Old 06-14-2007, 10:24 AM   #25 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
QuaziBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 660
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Okay b1gapl, I looked at the ASUS mobo and it looks great. I believe that may be the only thing I change on my list. I am still looking at the GTX and if I feel that it will serve me right I'm going for it.
QuaziBee is offline  
Old 06-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #26 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
QuaziBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 660
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Updated list of casualties:

I changed the mobo do an abit. I decided on keeping th PSU because I didn't find anything that sparked my fancy that still had modular cabling. I don't plan on SLi-ing with this rig anymore, hence the abit, but a new processor will fit nicely in a couple of years, hence the abit again.

Now I just need a desk to put it all on... And a chair to sit in infront of it.

Case: $170 VA8003SWA Thermaltake Armor Aluminum Full
eWiz.com Thermaltake Armor VA8003SWA No PS w/25cm Fan Window ATX/BTX Ready Full Tower Case (Silver)

Mobo: $190 abit IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU: $230 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 E6600
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

RAM: $110 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz G.Skill
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Video: $390 8800gts 640
Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

PSU: $170 Thermaltake 700W Modular
eWiz.com Thermaltake Toughpower W0106RU 700W Modularized w/14cm Fan Power Supply (Black)

Cooling: $60 Tuniq Tower 120
Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler by: Tuniq - e Powerhouse PC

HDD: $80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA 16MB Cache
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Moniter: $300 Samsung 226BW 22"WS 2ms 300cd/m2 1000:1(DC3000:1)
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail


Flame me!
__________________
Network Administrator /
Project Coordinator
Moli Industries LTD.
www.rapidts.com
QuaziBee is offline  
Old 06-25-2007, 01:52 PM   #27 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Why the ABIT IP35 Pro? The Gigabyte P35-DS3R is cheaper, and has the same features.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 06-25-2007, 02:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
Why the ABIT IP35 Pro? The Gigabyte P35-DS3R is cheaper, and has the same features.
agreed
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 06-25-2007, 02:14 PM   #29 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
QuaziBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 660
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

These reasons are concrete but; eSATA, board layout, RAM support(questionable). None of those are very important really. I know I looked at that board a few times but I'm not sure why I passed it up. Perhaps I just forgot it was an option. Good lookin' out!
__________________
Network Administrator /
Project Coordinator
Moli Industries LTD.
www.rapidts.com
QuaziBee is offline  
Old 06-25-2007, 02:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 263
Default Re: The Damage So Far.

If you have so much to spend why not get either of these sticks of RAM as opposed to the GSKILL?

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Just giving some other options.
__________________

Bot2011 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motherboard Wire Trace Damage samuraiwarrior Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 06-03-2007 07:00 PM
Could dead motherboard damage other parts? pinoy3000 New Systems | Building and Buying 3 05-31-2007 10:11 PM
Forza 2 - Damage Help Oreo Microsoft XBox 3 05-13-2007 01:14 PM
laptop water damage antivirus6613 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 03-26-2007 06:55 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.