What do you think?

Discussion in 'Science, Technology & Car Chat' started by an0nymous, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. an0nymous

    an0nymous Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, planning to upgrade my computer. playing GTA IV on this sucks.

    here is the build :
    ASUS P5Q3 DDR3
    Intel Q9550
    4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill PI
    1GB ASUS 4870
    Antec 902

    let me know what you guys think?
     
  2. BestOffer

    BestOffer Well-Known Member

    seriousely, no point to move to ddr3 with that cpu, the ddr3 gives you a 10-15% increase in the speed; i would suggest you going into the ddr2 boards and ram with that cpu; u are wasting ur money on ddr3s at the moment;
     
  3. an0nymous

    an0nymous Well-Known Member

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    core i7 with DDR3? 4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill PI cost 92 and G.Skill-PI 4GB Kit (2x2G) DDR2 1066 cost 95 or G.Skill-PI 4GB Kit (2x2G) DDR2 1100 cost 105.

    which is cheaper to get DDR3 ram over DDR2 ram.

    im still think which graphic card. 896M GTX 260 or 1GB 4870, both same price.
     
  4. kontradictions

    kontradictions Well-Known Member

    DDR2 is cheaper but slower.

    Graphics card wise, I'd say go for the ATI. I'll let the benchmark scores explain why

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  5. KaiFung

    KaiFung Well-Known Member

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    if you want to oc u should get
    core i7 920 d0
    3x2gb cards (ocz/corsair/etc.)
    hd4890
    gigabyte ga-ex-ud5
    800-1000w psu
    300gb wd velociraptor and 1tb hdd
    xclio windtunnel
     
  6. kontradictions

    kontradictions Well-Known Member

    Yeah, because everybody has a limitless budget to spend on computers. :rolleyes:
     
  7. an0nymous

    an0nymous Well-Known Member

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    with that build. it will cost me 500 more. way over my budget.
     
  8. Aoes

    Aoes Well-Known Member

    since when did u need a pimped out rig to oc? isn't that the point of oc? so u don't have to pay out the ass for the $$$$ parts? :nuts:
     
  9. an0nymous

    an0nymous Well-Known Member

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    planning to change my build a bit. As i mostly do gaming and watch video on this computer. so i'm thinking of getting a AMD over the intel. so what you guys think?

    x4 Phenom II 955
    GA MA790XT-UD4P
    4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill PI
    1GB ASUS 4870
    Antec 902

    price diff between main post and this one is $1
     
  10. Aoes

    Aoes Well-Known Member

    AMD does not make better "gaming" processors... processors that benefit gaming the most at this point in time is whichever has the highest clock rate... that's why it's pointless to pay out the ass for a quad core anything if you're mainly building a gaming rig... quad cores generally have lower clock rates on a similarly priced dual core...

    AMD used to be the gaming processor of choice because they stuck with single cores longer than Intel, so not only were they faster for gaming, but also cheaper...
     
  11. KaiFung

    KaiFung Well-Known Member

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    well this is my rig in pounds
    core i7 920 - 140
    ocz 3x2gb cards - 90
    hd4890 - 158
    gigabyte ga-ex-ud5 - 142
    850w psu - 90
    1tb hdd - 77
    xclio windtunnel - 60
    adds up to 757 quid

    i wanted to spend 700 but 57 more aint that bad considering what i got....aaaaannnnd...if money becomes a problem for me i can sell it for profit.



    @Aoes
    it depends what you consider pimped out, i agree my rig is high end but i got it for reasonable price i think. and a overlocked 920 owns everything.
    plus i dont just use it for gaming, i use it for encoding, rendering etc.
     
  12. kontradictions

    kontradictions Well-Known Member

    It's not high end.
     
  13. KaiFung

    KaiFung Well-Known Member

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    well maybe not for you but it is to other people
     
  14. kontradictions

    kontradictions Well-Known Member

    By any standards, it's still not high end.

    The latest? Maybe. High end, no way.
     
  15. an0nymous

    an0nymous Well-Known Member

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    so what do you guys say ? AMD or intel? or just wait a bit and get a core i7 one when the price drops a bit?
     
  16. BestOffer

    BestOffer Well-Known Member

    intel & nvidia since most games are made for nvidia;
    intel has way more cache & substainable to heat
     
  17. runtohell121

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    i would just go with amd quad + ati hd 4870/4890 o_O
    intel is a bit expensive.. nvidia.. umm.
     
  18. kontradictions

    kontradictions Well-Known Member

    You's not a baller, son.
     
  19. an0nymous

    an0nymous Well-Known Member

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    i think i will get the intel cpu n ati card and just overclock it. i will still get ddr3 ram as its cheaper then ddr2 ram.

    G.Skill-PI 4GB Kit (2x2G) DDR2 1066 - cost $95
    G.Skill PI 4GB Kit (2x2G) DDR3 1333 - cost $92

    ASUS P5Q3 DDR3
    Q9550
    G.Skill PI 4GB Kit (2x2G) DDR3 1333
    1GB ASUS 4870
    Antec 902
     
    #19 an0nymous, Jul 3, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2009
  20. kontradictions

    kontradictions Well-Known Member

    Can you please post the timings on the sticks of ram?