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  1. Namek New Member

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    Hey.

    I’m looking to purchase a new pc this week. I have to buy it this week.

    I’m a little pressed for time so I need some advice.

    I bought my current pc in January of 2005 and I kind of got screwed. So I need some help to make sure my new pc will be a far better deal than the last one.

    Feel free to make any kind of suggestions and tell me your opinions. Any help is appreciated.

    Anyway these are the PCs I’m looking into:

    This is the one I want to get

    iPentium Q6600 CORE 2 QUAD 2.4G 8M 1066
    MB: ASUS P5QL PRO LGA775 1600
    4 GB RAM DDR2 800MHz
    ASUS GeForce9800GT 1Gb DD3 256bit
    HDD 500GB SATA II 7200rpm

    Other options include

    1.
    Core2Duo E6850 3.0 Ghz 2x2 Mb 800Mhz
    MB: MSI Intel P35 NEO ICH9
    4Gb RAM DDR2 800MHz
    HDD 320Gb SATA II WD 7200
    MSI NX8600GT T2D256E

    2.
    Athlon AM2 6000 3Ghz DualCore 2x1 cache 800MHz
    MB: MSI K9N SLI-F V2 NVIDIA nForce 570 sli MCP
    HDD 500 Gb SATA II 7200
    4GB RAM DDR2 800MHz
    2 x MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E

    3.
    Intel Core Quad Q6600 2.4G
    82031 (?)
    4Gb RAM DDR2 800MHz
    HDD 500GB SATA II 7200
    NVIDIA EN 9600/GT -512M
    Intel P43 Chipset

    4.
    MB: ABIT IP35 - P
    RAM: 4GB DDR II / 800MHZ
    HDD: SEAGATE 320GB SATA II / 16MB cache
    VGA: 9500 GT / 1GB / DVI / HDTV
    CASE: 450W SH09A
    CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E7300

    5.
    HP dc5700 MT Intel® Pentium® D 945; 3,40 GHz; 512 MB RAM; 80 GB SATA 3,0 Gb/s 7200 rpm HDD; keyboard, mouse; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 300

    6.
    HP dc5700 MT PD-945 80G 1.0G 4 PC Intel Pentium D-945, 80GB HDD 7200rpm SATA, No Floppy, DVD-ROM, 1.0GB PC5300 DDR2 (dual channel)

    7.
    HP
    CPU: Intel Pentium E2160 Dual Core 1.8GHz/1MB/
    MB: Intel GigaByte X48T-DQ6, DDR3/1600
    RAM: 2GB DDR3/1333
    HDD: 250GB, SATA2 7200rpm
    VGA: PCI-E nx9600GT 1GB DDR3

    8.
    Intel® P965 + ICH8 chipset, 1066 MHz FSB
    Core 2 Duo 3,0GHz 6MB
    4GB RAM DDR2
    HDD 320GBSATA II
    VGA: GeForce 8400GS 512MB


    Thank in advance 
     
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    techjunkie New Member

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    This one will be the most suitable. just change the 9800GT for a 4850 and you'll be smokin in notime. Also buy a good cooler like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134 so you can overclock you q6600 to unleash its true potential :D
     
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  3. Namek New Member

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    thank you
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    agreed, the;

    iPentium Q6600 CORE 2 QUAD 2.4G 8M 1066
    MB: ASUS P5QL PRO LGA775 1600
    4 GB RAM DDR2 800MHz
    ASUS GeForce9800GT 1Gb DD3 256bit
    HDD 500GB SATA II 7200rpm

    -system is pretty damn sweet, and a 9800GT1gb is just fine, the 1gb frame buffer will keep it going a while and will likely come in just cheaper than a 4850, at least here i am...

    i'd always recommend a custom build, but if your strapped for time/cash or just cant be bothered, the above system is right on the money.
     
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    Is this for gaming or what? What is your price range? And do you want to build or buy already put together!!
     
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    It's for gaming. It's all the same to me build/already put together.

    It's just I've got to buy it by next week. You see I live in Macedonia and our government gives students that are in the last year of college a coupon thats worth 250 euro to buy a PC, so I'm adding my own money too it.

    But the coupon runs out next week so I'm in a hurry.
     
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    Where are you from, where will you be buying it from?
    For gaming TBH your probably better off with say an e8400 and save money.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    I'm going to agree with Wolf and TechJunkie - as for the 9800GT/4850 conundrum, which ever is cheapest for you really. Both are excellent cards, I'd expect the 4850 to perform better than the 9800GT, but like I said, it all depends on the price. Funds permitting, I'd recommend the 4850.

    Oh, I also like to keep my RAM and CPU bus speed in sync, again, depending on the financial aspect of things, I'd opt for some 1066MHz RAM instead of the 800 you've listed. Not necessarily a must have but one I can't help do myself.
     
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    Whats with the Eye roll?

    I recently went from a dual to a quad again, saw almost no gain in games with the same clock.
    Now lets compare a Q6600 which a lot now a days don't even seem to want to do 3.6ish, and an E8400 which almost all do 4+ghz and saves you money.
     
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    You asked a question where the answer was right above you, the post before your post.
     
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    Oh that :banghead:, LOL, ya but I still don't know where he will be buying it from so I can look at prices.
     
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    That's true.

    ^^
     
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    A friend recommended this PC, what do you guys think:

    GeForce 9800GTX+, 512MB DDR3 256 bit,
    HDD 500GB Seagate 7200rpm 32MB SATA-II
    P5Q, LGA775, Intel P45
    Corsair 4GB 800MHz TWIN2X4096-6400C5 20 DDR2
    CM eXtreme Power 460W (RS-460-PCAPA3-EU)
    iPentium E8400 CORE 2 DUO 3.0G 6MB 1333
     
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    I'd recommend a Corsair PSU tbh, at least a HX520W if you plan on updating and upgrading later on.
     
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    ^^

    Besides that is it better the the previous PC i posted?

    Is the GeForce 9800GTX+, 512MB DDR3 256 bit better than the GeForce9800GT 1Gb DD3 256bit or ATI HD 4850? I see it costs more.
     
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    The GTX+ is better than the GT, if you look at the link I provided in my previous post, that'll show you where all 3 cards come in terms of performance in those games. As for the dual core V quad core - d'you see yourself wanting to replace the dual core for a quad core when games finally start utilising more than two & half threads?

    If you figure out which is the better card for the price, then go for that and drop to the E8400 (or even a E8200) as you'll still have one heck of a machine, where a quad can be dropped in a later date when you feel the need.
     
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    +1 too. But what brand do you ment by 4 GB RAM DDR2 800 MHz?

    The 9800GTX+ pwns the gt hard but between the 4850 it's neck to neck. So if ur gonna buy a 4850/9800 then get whatever u can get cheaper.
     
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    +1!

    But you would seriously want a better psu, a standard P5Q isn't a great board, if you can stretch the P5Q E or Pro that would be well worth it, stand clear of the SE and SE/R though.
    Check the DFI bloodiron prices, or get a good deal on a P5K E or Pro?
     
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    What do you guys think about this pc:

    Intel Core2Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 8MB 12/1333Mhz
    MB MSI Intel P45 NEO-F
    HDD 500GB - RAM:DDR2 4GB/800
    VGA MSI N9500GT-MD1GB OC edition
    Sound Blaster 7.1
     
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    9500gt for gaming no not a very wise idea, you seem to be going backwards :slap: :laugh:, i liked the last pc you posted with the e8400 and 9800gtx, that looks like the best buy imo,

    these are prebuilt pc's right ? what site/s are you looking at ?
     
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    All of them are pre-build with the exception of the e8400 and 9800gtx one, that one was put togther by a friend.

    Like I said I live in Macedonia so I'm looking at shops in my area :).
     
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    that looked like the best system to me for gaming anyway, seems pretty solid.
     
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    I finally pulled my finger out and started spec'ing my friend's new set up...

    Q6600 (G0)
    ASUS P5QL-E
    2GB Crucial DDR2-1066
    ATi 512MB HD4850
    500GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 502IJ
    Corsair HX520W
    Antec 300

    ... thought you might be interested to know.

    :D
     
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    Does RAM make a big difference in VGAs?
     
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    depends on what your talking about...

    GDDR3 < GDDR4 < GDDR5 difference is slightly.
    don't go GDDR2 because that will be a slowdown.

    if your talking desktop memory then just go 4gb just because.
     
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