future gaming set up? - Page 2 - 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 02-22-2008, 11:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 466
Default Re: future gaming set up?

yes i could get a cheaper power supply... however i like the modular design... i hate having all of the extra power cables dangling around.. which is the primary reason all of my old builds had solid cases with no plexi glass on the sides
__________________

heister is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #12 (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: future gaming set up?

There are plenty of modular power supplies that are better.

The antec Quaddro for example. Now thats a beast.
__________________

Ste is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,164
Send a message via AIM to ThirdLeft152
Default Re: future gaming set up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ste View Post
The X Pro models are of quality. he can still get a better one for cheaper.

Cough PC power and cooling 610 silencer cough

Really should look at the power supply guide for more choices.
well that may be but i'd still like to stay away from ultra personally, i guess its just my personal vendetta against them. like you said he can get better for cheaper anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by heister View Post
yes i could get a cheaper power supply... however i like the modular design... i hate having all of the extra power cables dangling around.. which is the primary reason all of my old builds had solid cases with no plexi glass on the sides
yeah the corsair hx's series are modular as well.
__________________

My gaming rig:
ASUS P6T | i7-920 D0 @ 4.0GHZ - 1.25v w/ H50
GTX 460/768MB (750/1500/2000) | 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 @ (8-8-8-24)
2 x PS-100 32GB SSD Raid 0 | 4 x WD 750GB Raid 5 | Corsair 620HX
Asus 21.6" LCD (1080p) | LG 32" TV (1080p)
Logitech G15 | Logitech MX518 | Logitech MX1100 | Razer Mamba
Heatware | http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=59417
ThirdLeft152 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:43 PM   #14 (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: future gaming set up?

The "good" models of Ultra are stipulated in the power supply guide.
Ste is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 12:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,164
Send a message via AIM to ThirdLeft152
Default Re: future gaming set up?

yeah its all good, just throwing my advice out there. but i will take a closer look into that guide.

other than that i think his build looks fairly good.
__________________

My gaming rig:
ASUS P6T | i7-920 D0 @ 4.0GHZ - 1.25v w/ H50
GTX 460/768MB (750/1500/2000) | 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 @ (8-8-8-24)
2 x PS-100 32GB SSD Raid 0 | 4 x WD 750GB Raid 5 | Corsair 620HX
Asus 21.6" LCD (1080p) | LG 32" TV (1080p)
Logitech G15 | Logitech MX518 | Logitech MX1100 | Razer Mamba
Heatware | http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=59417
ThirdLeft152 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 03:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 466
Default Re: future gaming set up?

is it smarter to run 3 HDD if i am gonna be dual booting?
heister is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 04:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,164
Send a message via AIM to ThirdLeft152
Default Re: future gaming set up?

3hdd? it doesn't really matter but if your putting more than one OS on a single drive i think you'll have to partition it, unless they're both microsoft os's, but you'll still want to do it. if you have 3 hdd's i'd put one OS on one and the other on another hdd though, thats how i did mine.
__________________

My gaming rig:
ASUS P6T | i7-920 D0 @ 4.0GHZ - 1.25v w/ H50
GTX 460/768MB (750/1500/2000) | 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 @ (8-8-8-24)
2 x PS-100 32GB SSD Raid 0 | 4 x WD 750GB Raid 5 | Corsair 620HX
Asus 21.6" LCD (1080p) | LG 32" TV (1080p)
Logitech G15 | Logitech MX518 | Logitech MX1100 | Razer Mamba
Heatware | http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=59417
ThirdLeft152 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 04:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,078
Default Re: future gaming set up?

As far as I know you have to partition a drive to dual boot windows and windows.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"Now I lay my computer down to sleep, I pray the hard drive my files to keep, If I should lose power before I save, I pray the hard drive my backups to take"
The Techies' Bible - Dario 1:1
dario03 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 06:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,164
Send a message via AIM to ThirdLeft152
Default Re: future gaming set up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dario03 View Post
As far as I know you have to partition a drive to dual boot windows and windows.
thats what i thought too, but wasn't sure. anyway i wouldn't partition if you have the choice of 3 drives, otherwise if your asking if you need to buy 3 i would just stick to 2 drives...
__________________

My gaming rig:
ASUS P6T | i7-920 D0 @ 4.0GHZ - 1.25v w/ H50
GTX 460/768MB (750/1500/2000) | 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 @ (8-8-8-24)
2 x PS-100 32GB SSD Raid 0 | 4 x WD 750GB Raid 5 | Corsair 620HX
Asus 21.6" LCD (1080p) | LG 32" TV (1080p)
Logitech G15 | Logitech MX518 | Logitech MX1100 | Razer Mamba
Heatware | http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=59417
ThirdLeft152 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Luke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,601
Send a message via AIM to Luke Send a message via MSN to Luke
Default Re: future gaming set up?

i wouldn't buy from tigerdirect, there prices arn't great and there shipping is really exspensive. i do all my computer shopping at ncix. just make sure you click canada on the left side.
__________________

__________________
3770K @ 4.7 Ghz H100 Water Cooled | GTX 970 MSI Gold Edition SLI
32GB G.Skill RipJaws (Rendering/ Virtualization) | Corsair 650D | CORSAIR RM1000W w/ White Cable KIt
Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Boot | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Secondary | WD Black 1 TB | WD Green 3 TB
Server: Core i7 920 | 8GB RAM | Intel 240gb 730 SSD Boot | 3 x 2TB WD RED | Fractal R4
Luke 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
Help with gaming comp build for 2008 chrisx706 System Upgrades 8 11-26-2007 07:10 PM
I need help picking a gaming computer rcnjsn9 New Systems | Building and Buying 14 11-21-2007 01:01 AM
GAming PC: Bonked out (symptoms).... freshchops Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 10-24-2007 02:48 AM
future gaming dafunkmon New Systems | Building and Buying 10 07-28-2007 10:01 AM
What do you think guys? Future plans Sora New Systems | Building and Buying 20 05-30-2007 04:25 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 PM.


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