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Old 01-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've finally decided to dump the old computer and get a brand new one. So here are the specs:

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...de=1&InMerch=1

Motherboard: Gigabyte S775 Intel 965P ATX GLan 8CH Audio (ATX)
http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...1&v=2#infoarea

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT 512 MB
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...de=1&InMerch=1

Memory: 2 x 1GB Corsair PC2-6400 CL4
http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...5840&InMerch=1

HDD: 2 x WD Caviar RE 7200 RPM 160GB (In RAID 0)
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...0&v=2#infoarea
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http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...0&v=2#infoarea

Optical Drive:Samsung DVD Rewriter 18x Dual Layer IDE (Black)
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...0&v=2#infoarea

PSU and Case: Not decided yet (Some recommendations?)

I'm going to be using an old 19" monitor, keyboard and mouse, old speakers and a 80GB HDD as a backup drive.
Could you give your opinion on what you think is good and what needs changing and what wattage PSU do you think i would require?
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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System looks fine, here's some PSU recommendations, couldn't find any particularly cheap ones;

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...2&v=1#infoarea

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...finement=11003

http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...1&v=1#infoarea
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help on the CPU front, so you reckon i will need around 500 watts? I suppose it will be future proof if i do get a PSU like that.
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It won't be future proof. If you wanted future proof you would get a 8800GTS/GTX.
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********, 7950 is future proof enough and will last you a good three years as all (or any) DX10 games that have come out by then will be DX9 compliant.

Moreover it's unwise to jump on the first wave of DX10 cards since you can't even tell how well these cards perform in DX10 games... You can always upgrade later, no system is 100% future proof if you want top notch all the time.
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What i meant was i thought 500 watts was a bit excessive but could be used in future when i get better parts that require more power. Also what is the point of buying a DX10 card now anyway? It pretty much means you are stuck with vista and the first series probaly will be terrible in comparison to newer models. Also ATI is bringing out the r600 soon so why spend all that money now when Nvidia will be forced to drive down prices to combat ATI's offering.
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What i meant was i thought 500 watts was a bit excessive but could be used in future when i get better parts that require more power. Also what is the point of buying a DX10 card now anyway? It pretty much means you are stuck with vista and the first series probaly will be terrible in comparison to newer models. Also ATI is bringing out the r600 soon so why spend all that money now when Nvidia will be forced to drive down prices to combat ATI's offering.
500watt psu will last you a while.
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It seems not very people have an opinion about the build and are more interested in trying to find flaws in what i am saying...
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