your views on this setup - 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 01-01-2007, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 20
Default your views on this setup

Here is what i was thinking for my computer. Any thoughts opinions and changes you think should be made. Making it cheaper and keeping same style and performance will be helpful. I'll be doing your everyday things, with gaming but not too intense about it. Id like to try my hand at overclocking. not sure what else id be using it for

CPU - 317.00 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775

Motherboard - 144.99 GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX

RAM - 264.00 CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2x1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Video Card - 139.99 eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

Hard Drive - 229.99 ea (2x) Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150

Optical Drive - 29.99 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI

Power Supply - 89.99 HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V

Case - 49.99 COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel

PRICE: 1495.93

idontknow is offline  
Old 01-01-2007, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992

Drop the raptor, pick up a 7950.

Everything else is good.


May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 01-01-2007, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Jorsoft's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581

Originally posted by Lord AnthraX
Drop the raptor, pick up a 7950.

Everything else is good.
My thoughts exactly. The Raptors are expensive as **** and aren't going to help gaming hardly at all. They increase load and boot times but for games they'll hardly make a difference. Get 7200 rpm sata rives instead and a better vid card, like a 7900/7950. The 7600 is a mid-range card so you're really bottle necking a high end system like yours. If you make these two changes you'll have a much better system.
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 01-01-2007, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 20

thanks guys, ill look into upgrading the gfx card and downgrading harddrives.

any more ideas is helpful
idontknow is offline  
Old 01-01-2007, 08:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 286
Opteron 175 + Scythe Infinity
Asus A8N32-SLI
2 gigs corsair XMS DDR 400
XFX geforce 6800 XT
X-navigator case
30G Maxtor + 250G Maxtor

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
bum 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

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.