Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Opinions on my new computer?

  1. #1
    Senior Member ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,758
    Credits
    572
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default Opinions on my new computer?

    So my current computer is about 6 years old now and I've been thinking its time to get a new one. I don't know a hell of a lot about computers, but I've done some research and I know enough to build my own. Still, any comments/criticisms/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128375

    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

    Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224

    HDD1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136296
    HDD2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

    DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151173

    All comes to about $1,200...which is what I'd like to keep my budget around if anyone has any suggestions to switch out any parts.

  2. #2
    Senior Member SneeBeezums's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    493
    Credits
    356
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Not bad but I wouldn't put all the extra money into the faster memory and the raptor harddrive. I don't think it will make that huge of a difference for gaming. You'd be better off spending the extra money towards a higher end video card. If you're going to get an i7 you should complement it with a nice video card or you won't be getting your money's worth IMO.

    Otherwise, everything else looks good. Gigabyte is a solid motherboard brand. I know a lot of people with that case. It's awesome for gaming rigs. Good PSU.

    If you are that hell bent on the raptor HDD and faster memory you should put out the extra hundred dollars or so and try and snag up a better video card.

    You can get a nVidia GTX 275 for a$ 210.

    EDIT - Not that the 9800 GTX+ is a bad card. But the i7 will be bottle necked by older cards.
    Last edited by SneeBeezums; 07-27-2009 at 09:01 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,758
    Credits
    572
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Actually that's kinda the reason I was posting this thread...I thought the video card was lacking a bit but I wasn't really sure what else to get. I'm definitely going to get a GTX 275 now instead. I'll probably end up downgrading the memory but I kinda like the HDD. I'm spending a good amount of money on this in hopes that I won't have to upgrade it for a long time and I don't like the idea of anything slowing it down.

    Thanks for the advice.

  4. #4
    I toast to fat bitches Harner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    451
    Credits
    1,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I personally think the Raptor is too expensive for what it is. Good choice on the video upgrade. And wise choice on the i7. Make sure you get some good grease and a decent heatsink/fan combo on that thing. Arctic silver calls for a thin line across the center of the processor. It does a good job of spreading itself across the cores by itself.

    I am using the Noctua heatsink/dual fan combo. It's a little excessive but does the job.

  5. #5
    !!! Kittens!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    51
    Credits
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    All of the waffles.fm faggots are raving on about the HD 4870 and 4890 when it comes to video cards. They typically know their technology, even though they haven't a clue about much else. I'd recommend looking into those cards.

  6. #6
    Senior Member SneeBeezums's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    493
    Credits
    356
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...card,2362.html

    Always a good read. Helps you find the best card for your budget. The last page has a heirarchy of the chipsets.

    EDIT - GTX 275 for $185: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C2A-_-14127429
    Last edited by SneeBeezums; 07-28-2009 at 07:30 AM.

  7. #7
    Senior Member ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,758
    Credits
    572
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Alright I upgraded the video card, got some cheaper ram, and added a heatsink/fan/grease.

    Comes to almost $1,400 but it will be worth it. I think I'm going to buy it all today. Thanks guys.

  8. #8
    I killed Tupac Shinysides's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,139
    Credits
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Oh, I think you'll be really pleased with that case ozzy, a friend of mine has it and it's really sick. The fannage on that bitch is almost absurd though.

  9. #9
    Senior Member ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,758
    Credits
    572
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    I'm just waiting for the girl to get in...I need someone to hold my hand while I push the button to drop $1,400 on a new computer. I know I'm gonna love it though, I'm getting tired of dealing with my 6 year old piece of shit.

  10. #10
    boxman Mang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,079
    Credits
    654
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Uhhh...

    You mean you need someone to backhand and scream at while you piss away your pimp-money. Right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Vader View Post
    I acutally more or less agree with you on this. I'm much more of an athlete then an intellectual.

  11. #11
    Senior Member ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,758
    Credits
    572
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Yeah, sounds a little more accurate.

  12. #12
    Senior Member wanabedriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    185
    Credits
    881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Options:


    A) Buy 2 1TBs. RAID 0 100GB from each drive, RAID 1 the other 900GB with matrix RAID

    B) Buy 3 640GB's. RAID 0 50GB from each drive, RAID 5 the rest.

    C) Buy a single 1TB drive, wait for SSD.
    Last edited by wanabedriver; 08-09-2009 at 02:53 PM.

  13. #13
    I toast to fat bitches Harner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    451
    Credits
    1,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wanabedriver View Post
    A) Buy 2 1TBs. RAID 0 100GB from each drive, RAID 1 the other 900GB with matrix RAID

    B) Buy 3 640GB's. RAID 0 50GB from each drive, RAID 5 the rest.

    C) Buy a single 1TB drive, wait for SSD.
    Why not buy a SAN and just be done with it?

  14. #14
    Senior Member wanabedriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    185
    Credits
    881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Harner View Post
    Why not buy a SAN and just be done with it?
    I was thinking more for speed, not shear storage.

    Unless I am completely misunderstanding the purpose of a SAN.

  15. #15
    I toast to fat bitches Harner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    451
    Credits
    1,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wanabedriver View Post
    I was thinking more for speed, not shear storage.

    Unless I am completely misunderstanding the purpose of a SAN.
    My bad, lol. I misread the options as "steps."

  16. #16
    Senior Member wanabedriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    185
    Credits
    881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Good point.

Similar Threads

  1. Help me get a new computer!
    By Kozzle in forum Technology Today
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 06-28-2009, 05:06 AM
  2. New computer
    By Killuminati in forum Technology Today
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 05-18-2009, 09:05 PM
  3. new video card (opinions?)
    By Ebola in forum Technology Today
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-14-2009, 06:17 AM
  4. Opinions on Vista
    By captain_smiley in forum Technology Today
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-06-2009, 09:05 PM
  5. Need new mouse, opinions?
    By k1nk0s in forum Technology Today
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-27-2008, 04:59 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •