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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by ShadowFold, May 1, 2009.

  1. farlex85

    farlex85 New Member

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    If I downgraded your 21.5 to 1680x1050 you wouldn't notice much. You would notice a much bigger difference by bumping your monitor up to 28". When it comes to movies and games, size is better. Blu-ray will be utterly wasted imo. A 4890 would be fine. A 955 is a waste of money.
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    Pretty sure a 1080 screen looks a lot better for HD stuff than a 1680. I would usually get a 4890, but in this case he's playing stalker.. Need all the GPU power you can get.

    And like I said before, he's not very tech literate.. I doubt he knows how to OC. I can ask him if he wants/knows how to.

    updated list..
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    Well that's what your for. Oc it for him. :D

    And no, you would notice very, and I mean very little difference in a blu-ray on 1680x1050 and 1080p. Trust me. Games would be more noticeable, but even then a bigger screen is better and really brings out the benfits of 1080p. It just isn't needed at that size. I love my 22" too but that doesn't mean if I had the funds I wouldn't go big as I could.
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    Why not get a GTX 295 for the same price?
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    You mean 200$ more? Even if they were the same, the 4870X2 does better in Stalker.

    I do kinda regret going for a 1080 screen.. I had to upgrade a lot before my games ran good. If I could go back in time I would get a 1680 screen, but now I have the shit to run games good so I don't regret it now :D

    and overclocking for him would take a LOOONG time. I'd need at least 5 days to test for a 24/7 ultra stable clock.
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    Oh shit I just looked it up. I always though it was about $400 lol.

    I don't know. $400.00 seems a lot though, what about 2 x 1GB 4870s for much less? I thought separate GPUs in Crossfire were better performance-wise, or so I've heard.
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    Double cards is a bitch to handle compared to an X2 card. I've had both, I should know.. X2 card is just plug and play, no special BS :)
  8. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Bam 15 dollars over:)

    27' 1920x1200 screen would do 1080p
    Blue Ray Player + Blue Ray Buner
    3 x 4870 2BG cards
    4GB of 2GHz Ram
    AM3 AMD955
    GD70FX 2Ghz ram compatible
    1TB Hard Drive
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    I gotta get some money too, D :( I need to repair my car, get a Phenom II FX(well.. I don't need it but lol), buy things for my girlfriend, games, new headset, everquest 2 sub..
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    I see no speakers in the list,he must have these already maybe?And of course OS?
    I would replace the 27" with a 25.5 to keep the 1920x1200 res but gain the smaller pixel pitch.Then i would add a good sound card!
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    I think DaMulta has a good setup. LOTS of graphic power, plenty for STALKER Clear Sky.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    LOL You said 2k not 15k :D
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Remove monitor

    Replace with
    Monitors > LCD 23" - 24" Sceptre x24wg-Naga 24" Widescreen LCD Price $199.99
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...EM1918C&cm_mmc=Email-_-Main-_-WEM1918-_-EMAIL

    Saves 150 dollars

    Remove one video card

    219 extra

    Grand total becomes 1645.01

    "hey I read that GTA4 takes up 1.5GB of video ram maxed out at 1920x1200"says so in newegg reviews at least....

    Savings
    369.99



    24' 1920x1200 screen would do 1080p
    Blue Ray Player + Blue Ray Buner
    2 x 4870 2BG cards
    4GB of 2GHz Ram
    AM3 AMD955
    GD70FX 2Ghz ram compatible
    1TB Hard Drive
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    Sounds like a damn good setup to me.
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    Why not i7????

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=9964885

    1858$ + 8.50 ship = 1866.50$ - 60$ MIR

    specs:
    27.5" 1920x1200
    Raidmax tornado
    2 single platter 500gb drives = 1tb RAID 0
    2 4890 1gb
    Corsair TX-750W
    6gb DDR3 1600 cl9, easily OCed to cl8...
    Foxconn BloodRage mobo
    i7 920
    S1283V
    BlueRay drive...

    all that for 1866 - 60$ MIR

    If you want to save some cash (but seriously, charging 125 to 150$ should be enough o_O) you could save 150$ by going the screen DaMulta showed, save 60$ going 2x 4870 2gb cards, getting 1 tb drive DaMulta showed to save 40$ = 1600$ + 110$ to upgrade to BluRay burner if you want = 1710$ for i7 system with 6gb RAM compared to DaMultas 1640$ system w/ 4gb :D

    You don't need 2gb cards IMO though, the 4890s will perform much better... You could also get a 4850x2 for 250$... If you go 4850x2 and 24" screen with i7 it'l be 1466$

    IMO go with the build I show here :D not that yours is bad DaMulta...

    P.S: save 75$ + 20$ MIR if you go TX-750 instead of Silverstone...
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    Like I've said 3 times before, single card is easier to use than two cards. Also as I've said before, I'm not using an immiture platform for someone who doesn't know how to troubleshoot hardware problems. I've already lost one customer because of i7, I'm not gonna go through that crap again.
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    you have 2k to work with and aren't going i7? ddr2 800? ripping this guy off!:laugh:

    go with some 1066 which can be gotten for less than you 800.
    Go I7, grab him 4890 or 4870x2, and since this guy is sort of a noob, get him a real pretty shiny case so that he can show his friends, and youll get more business.
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    1066 ram makes no difference in speed at all. Just generates more heat and reduces life span. And read the thread. I'm just simply not going to do i7.
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    my current setup has no use to me its
    940
    Foxconn A79A-S
    8gb DDR2 dominator 1066
    ill give you first dibs if you want before i put it up on my FS thread
    i also have a zalman 9700
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    funny, ive been running mine going on the second year at 1216 MHZ, quite the bandwidth jump.... You have alot to work with, might as well do him right. :toast:
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    I don't understand your fear of i7... If you ever had a problem with PII, you'll never buy PII again?

    Just don't get DFI DK and you RMA rate will be less... BloodRage has such a low RMA rate...
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    I would buy assassin's stuff, you will capitalize on your revenue hardcore.
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    That's called ripping off people, and I don't support ripping off :) you shouldn't either :p
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    how is it ripping him off the money saved could go to something else

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