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thinkin of buying this
« on: September 25, 2011, 03:25:20 AM »
what u rekon nasty?
this is the invoice i got from my usual shop www.comwiz.net.au

Custom System Parts Only
Processor Intel Core i7 960 (3.2GHz - Quad Core) $359.00
Motherboard ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard - X58 6 x DDR3 - 3PCIe SLI - SATA3 GBLAN - USB3 - FW $279.00
Memory 12GB DDR3 RAM (3 x 4GB 1333MHz Modules) $117.00
Hard Drive 1TB SATAII Hard Drive $69.00
Video Card 1536MB nVidia Geforce GTX 580 Video Card $559.00
Case Black Coolermaster HAF 912 ATX Case $139.00
Power Supply 1200W Antec High Current Pro Power Supply $329.00
Optical Drive Black SATA DVD Writer $29.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit) $169.00
Total $2049.00

Options
Memory 24GB DDR3 RAM (6 x 4GB 1333MHz Modules) +$117.00
Router TP-Link 4 Port ADSL2+ Modem Router +$59.00
« Last Edit: September 25, 2011, 03:27:32 AM by FlatkinG »
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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 04:41:59 PM »
looks pretty nice, the extra ram is unnecessary so don't get that lol, i only use about 40% of my 6Gbs.


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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 12:45:07 AM »
so after chatting with u guys u rekon this would be the best option considering what i 1st posted

Custom System Parts Only
Processor Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge (3.4GHz - Quad Core)
Motherboard ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard - X58 6 x DDR3 - 3PCIe SLI - SATA3 GBLAN - USB3 - FW $279.00
Memory 24GB DDR3 RAM (6 x 4GB 1333MHz Modules) +$117.00
Hard Drive 1TB SATAII Hard Drive $69.00
Video Card 3072MB nVidia Geforce GTX 580 Gigabyte
Case Black Coolermaster HAF 912 ATX Case $139.00
Power Supply 1200W Antec High Current Pro Power Supply $329.00
Optical Drive Black SATA DVD Writer $29.00
6 port switch
« Last Edit: September 26, 2011, 02:32:20 AM by FlatkinG »
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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 01:03:17 AM »
Was gonna say ditch the mobo and cpu for sure, as its a 2 year old cpu and outdated architecture. The only reason to go LGA1366 is higher number of PCI lanes on the cpu, three channel ram (you're not even using all your slots), and access to the six core extreme edition processors (which all cost in excess of a grand, and are shitter for gaming than sandy bridge). However you are spending less on RAM here that a setup I would recommend would be as you're buying one cheap kit, rather than two (I spent about $250 and got 16Gb in two kits).

You dont need 16Gb lol (8 is probably enough for the time being).

Also you're power supply is excessive to your needs. You could probably power that system without any worries with about 700W-800W conservatively, owing to the single graphics card, modern cpu and limited number of hard drives. You might be able to save some dosh there.

Obviously fuck off the legit windows.

Anyway if you're on a budget and not worried about being able to encode movies or extract rar files as fast as possible, I would consider getting a sandy bridge i5.

"CPUs priced over $220 offer rapidly diminishing returns when it comes to game performance. As such, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-2500K, especially since this multiplier-unlocked processor can be overclocked to great effect if more performance is desired. Even at stock clocks, it meets or beats the $1000 Core i7-990X Extreme Edition when it comes to gaming."
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-gaming-performance,3007-3.html

Price wise thats a decent price for the graphics card (you could only beat it by a thirty or so dollars if you went balls to the wall traveling around or ordering online). That's an awesome price for a case as well, and it looks good an apparently fits your card.

I dont know, if you can shave some money off by getting a cheaper, newer cpu, and cheaper power supply you might be able to get a cheap SSD hard drive as well, which is awesome for just generally using windows, and applications, as well as whatever games you can fit on the left over space on it (there wont be much).

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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 01:05:13 AM »
Custom System Parts Only
Processor Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge (3.4GHz - Quad Core)
Motherboard ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard - X58 6 x DDR3 - 3PCIe SLI - SATA3 GBLAN - USB3 - FW $279.00
Memory 24GB DDR3 RAM (6 x 4GB 1333MHz Modules) +$117.00
Hard Drive 1TB SATAII Hard Drive $69.00
Video Card 3072MB nVidia Geforce GTX 580 Video Card Gigabyte
Case Black Coolermaster HAF 912 ATX Case $139.00
Power Supply 1200W Antec High Current Pro Power Supply $329.00
Optical Drive Black SATA DVD Writer $29.00
6 port switch

You'll need a different motherboard and probably different ram kits too.
Talk to the guys at the shop about it im sure you'll get a good deal.

I'll be on tomorrow and my housemate might be a little more handy for any advice you might have of him. I'll ask to make sure whatever chipset you end up looking at on your motherboard is the best one, and anything else he might have to say.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2011, 01:09:16 AM by Nasty »

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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 02:38:14 AM »
cheers bro, ill b in there tomorrow to sort out some options
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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 08:37:33 AM »
welcome to the i7 club bro =P
if you end up getting what you chose then that is fuckin sweet man


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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 12:09:05 PM »
my mate who built my computer just bought himself a i5 2500K and has had only a little play with over clocking with it, just to get an idea of what it is capable of.  He's o'ced it to 4.2Ghz stable as fuck, low as voltage and not even slighty breaking a sweat.  He hasn't really taken it to far from stock to get it out to that from when he has said and shown me.  He is stoked with it and I'm about to give my misses the plick and marry mine!!!  He did a super deal on mine for me:

i5 2500
gigabyte z68a-d3-b3
gigabyte nVidia gtx 560
8gb ram
antec v200 case & 550w psu
seagate 1tb HD
pioneer dvdr
Asus 22"
razor deathadder

Now I didn't pay for labour (coz I've known him for like over 15 years) but all up including his travel costs - $1150

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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 02:00:21 PM »
i decided to go with the original processor after looking at all their statistics side by side, the i7 960 allows 3 channel ram and the others dont, so i figured the extra ram ill need to help with the craziness which is my new graphics card of doom, im getting that 3072MB nVidia Geforce GTX 580 Gigabyte, that things fucking insane, the gigabyte version actually forced me to look into getting yet another variation of oversized cases just to fit it inside... its like a brick of crazy graphics power, i probably wont be able to run smaller games coz it will dwarf them but thats ok i still got this comp for that
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 05:51:29 PM »
my mate who built my computer just bought himself a i5 2500K and has had only a little play with over clocking with it, just to get an idea of what it is capable of.  He's o'ced it to 4.2Ghz stable as fuck, low as voltage and not even slighty breaking a sweat.  He hasn't really taken it to far from stock to get it out to that from when he has said and shown me.  He is stoked with it and I'm about to give my misses the plick and marry mine!!!  He did a super deal on mine for me:

i5 2500
gigabyte z68a-d3-b3
gigabyte nVidia gtx 560
8gb ram
antec v200 case & 550w psu
seagate 1tb HD
pioneer dvdr
Asus 22"
razor deathadder

Now I didn't pay for labour (coz I've known him for like over 15 years) but all up including his travel costs - $1150

i know who i'm going to for new parts =P
that's awesome man


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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 05:55:41 AM »
just built my new system, will post pics soon, trying to learn windows 7 pro so ill be slow until i figure it all out lol
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2011, 04:21:27 PM »
excellent work with the new pc mate and if it makes you feel any better, I am with you, stil gettting used to win7 also

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Re: thinkin of buying this
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 05:58:23 PM »
yeah simple shit seems to be really hard to find
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 07:00:11 PM »
yeah seems to work well tho.... unlike my mate that's in my bands imac, eeouwww