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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Karol, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Karol New Member

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    Here is my new build. I will order everything next month.


    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115039
    CPU Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128089
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820220293
    Graphics: BFG 8800GTS 512 OC
    Sound: Onboard
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148288
    CD/DVD Drive: DVD-RW
    Monitor: 17inch
    Power Supply: 500W
    Case: Current one
    Other: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116202


    Any thoughts or advice is welcome. Will my PSU be good for that system, I already have a case, I am taking ou m old amd 3700+mobo+ram for these parts.
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    Silverel New Member

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    All of your links are broken. We can suggest decent parts for you, not necessary for the links anyways :)
  3. Karol New Member

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    dam sorry.


    CPU: q9450
    CPU Cooling: ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4
    RAM: Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
    Graphics: BFG 8800GTS 512 OC
    Sound: Onboard
    Hard Drive: SATA 500GB 32mb drive
    CD/DVD Drive: DVD-RW
    Monitor: 17inch
    Power Supply: 500W
    Case: Current one
    Other: Windows Vista premium
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    Silverel New Member

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    Well, there's this debate going on about the benefits of Quads over Duals, future-proofing and such.

    I like to break it down into a couple different categories.

    - Quad > Dual : e-peen and benchmarks (or the 2% of people that could possibly use 4 cores at once)
    - Quad = Dual : gaming and multitasking (90% of TPU members)
    - Quad < Dual : webbrowsing and office tasks

    I would save 200$ on the CPU and get a E4700 for 160$. Use the extra to get a better monitor, or at least save up for one. 17-inches doesn't do that 8800gts justice.
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    i do some video editing but i game mostly thats why i am getting the quad, a new monitor is on the way. So the x38 will be good for the q9450?
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    It will but there really isn't a reason do do an x38 unless your doing crossfire. A cheap p35 will work just as well with the cpu and cost far less. If you want the x38 you should go for 2 3870s or something like that. Otherwise, do p35.

    Like perhaps this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059


    Also, what brand psu are you getting. 500w is fine if its a solid brand, but if not you got problems.

    And I would agree with silverel, if you only are using a 17in monitor, an 8800gts will be overkill. 9600gt or 8800gs or 3850 would be the better choice. If you are doing video editing, I would say stick with the proc you got, however, if you get that your going to need to get a very cheap dual core or celeron to put in first and update the bios, cause chances are whatever mb you get it will come with a bios that is too old to support the q9450. If you don't wanna deal with that, get the q6700 when its on clubit for $300 (but only then) or the q6600. They will be pop in and go.

    Sorry if that was too much info too quickly. If you have a question about any of that just let me know.
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  7. Karol New Member

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    i want a new cpu because my cpu is bottlenecking my card at 1284x1024. i might get the p35 but i don't want to update the bios since I never done that before.
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    farlex85 New Member

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    If you can fill out your system specs in the user cp (your current specs) that will help. If you already have a dual core on hand it isn't terribly difficult to update the bios w/ it. If you really don't wanna mess w/ that though, like I said, you will want to go w/ a q6600 or q6700.
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    i have a amd 3700 single core, its a big bottleneck. I will get the q6600 G0
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    Q6600 All the way the 9 multi rules!!
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    Q6600 is solid. Clubit has been having sales on saturday where the q6700 goes for $300, but the q6600 is going for like $180 at fry's so.......

    What psu brand are you using?
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    startech
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    farlex85 New Member

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    Yeah you'll want a different one. Check out this psu guide and try to get another w/ the upgrade. ;)
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    quads are a waste of money personally I think dual is all the power most humans need//
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    They want to do video editing, a process that would benefit greatly from 4 cores.
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    saadzaman126 New Member

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    oh nvm then... naturally for me dual is all i need

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