So, What about this system? - 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 09-20-2007, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 62
Default So, What about this system?

After several questions on this board and LOTS of reading, I've come up with the following. Before I buy, I'd appreciate some feedback. I just want to get the most for my money without spending a ton.

BFG Tech 7900gs ($119 after rebate)
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR79256GSOCE GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
EVGA nForce 650i Ultra ($65 after rebates)
Buy.com - EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Socket 775 Quad-Core Supported ATX Motherboard - 122-CK-NF66-T1
Intel DC e4500 ($144.99)
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Coolmax Case ($14.99 after rebate)
Newegg.com - COOLMAX CS-480-Black W/O PSU Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Corsair 2GB DDR2 800 ($64.99 after rebate)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

I already have a nice PSU that I'll be transferring to this computer.
So after rebates and before shipping we're coming in right around $409 for the system.
I'd love to hear pros and cons, especially if I could improve the system without spending (a lot) more money.
__________________

eipnvn is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
cuPWNED
 
commandercup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: N.VA
Posts: 1,465
Send a message via AIM to commandercup Send a message via MSN to commandercup
Default Re: So, What about this system?

drop the 4500 and get the 4300, one of the most easily overclocked cpu's ever
__________________

__________________
Q9300 - HD 4870 - 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers - 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 - Corsair 650TX - Foxconn P45A-S
commandercup is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: So, What about this system?

definatly stick with the 4500, its worth the extra $$$
and go with this RAM instead
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
great overclocking RAM and cheaper too
__________________
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 62
Default Re: So, What about this system?

Thanks for the info on the ram, it looks as if that would be the way to go. I forgot to mention the Arctic Cooling CPU Cooler at $19.99, pushing me up to about $427 before shipping and after rebates.
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
eipnvn is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
cuPWNED
 
commandercup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: N.VA
Posts: 1,465
Send a message via AIM to commandercup Send a message via MSN to commandercup
Default Re: So, What about this system?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eipnvn View Post
Thanks for the info on the ram, it looks as if that would be the way to go. I forgot to mention the Arctic Cooling CPU Cooler at $19.99, pushing me up to about $427 before shipping and after rebates.
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
if your not gonna overclock don't bother with an aftermarket cooler, if you are... get the best and don't skimp, look for ones in the 40-60 price range since those generally have price for performance ratios
__________________
Q9300 - HD 4870 - 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers - 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 - Corsair 650TX - Foxconn P45A-S
commandercup is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 09:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: So, What about this system?

The AC Freezer 7 Pro although being cheap, is more than enough to cool an E4500, through overclocking. He won't need anything more than that.
__________________


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 09-20-2007, 09:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 62
Default Re: So, What about this system?

I'll probably overclock a bit, I'm not necessarily looking to push the CPU to the edge of what it can do, just a moderate gain. So knowing that, would I need an aftermarket cooler?
eipnvn is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 62
Default Re: So, What about this system?

ok, thanks b1gapl - you answered my question before I posted it... cool. or weird. Either way....thanks
eipnvn is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 11:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: So, What about this system?

keep in mind...the AF7 runs at 39 db
great cooler tho
__________________
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 11:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Uber Sanoob Techie
 
san21893's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Westchester County, New York
Posts: 634
Send a message via AIM to san21893
Default Re: So, What about this system?

If you can dish out the extra cash go for the e6550.
__________________

__________________
san21893 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
Issue with BF2 on my E510 dykzeulb PC Gaming 8 10-21-2007 04:26 PM
seagate 80gigs failing.. acuariano Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 27 08-27-2007 10:43 PM
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Utilities & Updates Osiris Overclocking and Modding 6 05-31-2007 01:41 PM
User Locked Out of Account....Its Weird Though.... qbbraveheart Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 2 05-07-2007 09:58 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.


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