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Old 10-12-2007, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I built my current desktop a while ago and am currently getting into programs like UnrealEd and 3Ds max. while my desktop runs these guys, it's having some trouble. So I'm thinking about an early Christmas present to myself

you know the drill, rip it apart and tell me whats wrong with my build. I haven't done a whole lot of research on the individual parts but def. plan too. I am also a bit out of the loop as far as company reputations and product quality. so if you see any red flags, or even some yellow ones let me know.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA775 Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Mobo:
DFI LP UT P35 T2R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - DFI LP UT P35 T2R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

PSU:
HIPER HPU-4B580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V

Newegg.com - HIPER HPU-4B580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V - Retail

RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Storage: (2)Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB
Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES ST3320620NS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

GPU: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Monitors: (2)SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 (DCR 3000:1)
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 (DCR 3000:1) - Retail

Optical Drive: Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW.....

Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

Case: APEVIA X-TELSTAR-AL Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-TELSTAR-AL Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply - Retail

That's about it. I have software and keyboard, mouse, etc. also if anyone has some knowledge on surge protectors, i don't know jack about em. so if there is one brand/model that stands out from the rest i would like to know . alright well thanks for reading 1 of 1000000000 "new computer" build lists. thanks in advance for the input.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks nice, but needs more tweaking.

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
This will definitely benefit you over that E6850, especially with all those heavy editing programs you're about to use. And because it's in the same price range as that dual core E6850, why not go quad core with more L2 cache?

Motherboard:
Abit IP35 Pro
Why do you need a near $300 motherboard? It's just not necessary, when there are much lower priced ones, that will do the same thing. The only thing that the DFI LP UT P35 has over the IP35 Pro, is one more PCIe slot, and two more USB slots...that's about it. And it cost $100 more than the IP35 Pro.

Power supply:
Corsair 550VX
That HIPER 580W is a great choice. Has enough amps, to power that rig. But the Corsair 550VX that I linked for you, is a better buy for the money. Don't let the lower wattage fool you. The power of the PSU is not in the wattage, but in it's +12V rails. And the Corsair 550VX has one powerful single rail of 41A, compared to the HIPER's 38A on two rails.

RAM looks good.

Great graphic card.

Excellent monitor brand.

Nice DVD Burner.

Case was your choice.
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Is that type of gaming GPU really needed for UnrealEd and 3Ds max. I thought the big thing for those programs was rendering, which was CPU dependent.
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Is that type of gaming GPU really needed for UnrealEd and 3Ds max. I thought the big thing for those programs was rendering, which was CPU dependent.
Are both of those openGL based graphics?

An nvidia Quaddro might be better suited for the best possible openGL rendering.

here's a quote from another forum:

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I did some side-by-side comparisons of HP xw9300 Linux (RHEL WS 4) systems running a new 8800GTX card vs. an identical system with a Quadro FX 4500. It was not a standard benchmark, but a real application of our visual simulation. One model I tested in particular has the following stats:

543975 vertices 1728 groups 31 materials
551774 tex coords 70 smoothing groups 458189 triangles
1386128 normals 462333 faces 3193 quads
951 polygons 0 lines 2225 geo prims

On the Quadro, with standard OpenGL hardware rendering (single light, single-sided lighting, anti-aliasing on/off, one one texture, etc.) I get a nice 60 FPS (with Vsync on). With the 8800GTX, I get only 15 FPS. Apples to Apples.
i dont know if I can link to other threads here, but here's the link to the thread:
8800GTX vs Quadro FX 4500 performance on large models - nV News Forums
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If you're not using large assemblies then you will do fine with the 8800GTX.

Definitely go with nvidia, in every benchmark to comparable ATI cards it wins the openGL performance crown.
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the graphics card is one thing i was needing to do more research on. I'm a game design student and am just getting into the heavy application work, so that was one of the main things on my mind. i can navigate around in the programs pretty well with my current rig, but later on with the torque game engine and probably unreal 2007 (or 3 whatever they decide to call it) i might be needing a card that is suited better for rendering and whatnot. At the same time...i like games too so it's something i need to do more research on. thanks for the ideas, and i will def read that forum thread to see what they have to say. thanks guys, keep it commin.
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Definitely go with nvidia, in every benchmark to comparable ATI cards it wins the openGL performance crown.
Yes in gaming situations. But I thinght that the new fire GLs based on the R600 core were very powerful at open GL?
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Yes in gaming situations. But I thinght that the new fire GLs based on the R600 core were very powerful at open GL?
I meant to specify as far as the gaming cards go that every nvidia card I've seen benchmarks better than the Ati equivalent at open gl applications.

I dotn know about the direct comparsion between the fire GL and the quaddro's and open gl performance.
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Get your GPU and HDD from here:

GPU- Micro Center Online - the center of .computer shopping

HDD- Micro Center Online - the center of .computer shopping

And maybe this monitor:
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HW-223DPB Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
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so i looked around and did some research on different factors that went into a workstation build. This is what I've come up with after my research, price tag is a bit hefty, but i see this build lasting me a while. The problem im having now with my desktop is the in ability to work with anything really highpoly as far as 3dmax goes.

one question i do have is, as far as running the 1 raptor and 3 regular7200 rpm drives, is whether or not its really going to effect my system. I plan to use the raptor for operating system and applications, and the other 3 for data storage. heavy photoshop/3dsmax/zbrush/unreal use has filled up my current computer quite a bit. as always i like to hear peoples input as far as the build goes, and any other ideas or approaches i could take to making a rig that can do what i want it to do. thanks.




cpu

1 Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

mobo

1 Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

graphics card

1 Newegg.com - PNY VCQFX4600-PCIE-PB Quadro FX4600 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

psu

1 Newegg.com - GIGABYTE ODIN GE-M800A-D1- NO SF ATX12V / EPS12V 800W Power Supply 100 - 240 V RoHS, CE, FCC, cUL, TUV - Retail

ram

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

optical

1 Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail

HDD

1 Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

3 Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD7500AYYS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Displays:

2 Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 245BW Black High Glossy 24" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment 400 cd/m2 1000:1 (DC 3000:1) - Retail


thinking about throwing it all into a thermaltake silver armor case.
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