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Review: My $1300 PC will smoke yours!

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  1. Helvetica New Member

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    It might not smoke all of your PCs, but guaranteed most!

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
    Just got this today beacuse my Core 2 Conroe fried! OMG what a difference!
    $279


    ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
    This Motherboard is awesome! It has a buttload of USB ports. It has 6 sata ports. It's not cluttered with obsolete printer ports.
    $154.99


    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM 800
    This memory is cheap and still performs like a champ! You can fit 4 GBs on this mobo, I only have 2 (for now:))
    $78.00

    ATI HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 ASUS EAH2900XT/G/HTVDI/512MThis is a HUGE jump from my old NV 7950GX2.
    $419.99

    Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM
    Flipping sweet dude! Fastest drive I've used. If you Raid-0 two of these babies, you'll be the first person to enter after a map change guaranteed!
    $184.99

    Some Cheapo-Depot ASUS DVD-ROM
    I think optical discs are a thing of the past. I haven't burned a CD for over 4 years (I have portable hard drive / ipods). The only reason I have this is to install crap.
    $18.99

    Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Power Supply
    If you like clean PC guts, this is the power supply for you!! You unplug the power connectors you don't use!!! (I'll post pics of my PC later!)
    $169.99


    TOTAL: $1305.95

    EXTRAS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


    Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home PremiumVista is awesome! 64-bit OSs FTW! Some backwards compatibility issues still.
    $111.99

    DELL UltraSharp 2407WFP-HC 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD 1920x1200
    This is the best monitor I've ever pwned! I had to splurge when this thing went on sale for $500 a few months ago. 1080P+ FTW!!!! WOOOOT
    $669

    Total + Extras: 2068



    MY PC is FN awesome!!! I get MAX framerate w/max graphics @ 1920x1200 on every game I play! Can't wait to test it on Crysis! 3Dmark 06 won't install on my PC (bc vista issue?). If you want a god damn fast PC for a cheap price - buy what I did! I will post pics of my PC, and I will get some 3Dmark 08 scores as soon as it's released!!

    BTW - all these components work together for sure.

    BTW - o fuk I forgot to put my soundcard.. oh well too lazy. maybe later!
     
  2. rick22

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    raptors are horrible and way to expensive
     
  3. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    I would've done a couple of things differently. First, I wouldn't have bought Corsair memory. I would've gone for some Crucial Ballistix or G.Skill HZs. And second, I never would've bought a Raptor. For the $180 that it costs, I could've put 2 320GB 7200.10s in a RAID 0, had almost 500GB more storage AND would've been faster than the single raptor.

    Regardless, still a very nice build, that should last you for some time.
     
  4. Batou1986

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    i beg to differ if you don't feel like messing with raid and crap i think they work great
     
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    Wile E Power User

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    Ahhh, good save (I saw the original). lol

    Raptors are, by no means, bad HDs. They are basically enterprise grade SCSI drives, set up as a SATA drive. But, if you're willing to do a RAID, your money is better spent elsewhere, in most cases.
     
  6. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Raptors have lower access times than those 320GB drives, which often is more important than the extra data throughput. Apart from that, gotta love the "My parts are the best and everyone should do as i do attitude" of the thread.
     
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    raptor is the single best investment you can make for a high-performance system
     
  8. JousteR

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    Very Nice but why act as though nobody buys any of these things..?.:laugh:
    Now all u need to do is run bencies and see if any of this $1300 stuff matches any of the stuff all these lads overclock to bence and compare....:shadedshu


    Must just be the exitement...:laugh:
     
  9. ex_reven New Member

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    How much of the $1300 paid for your hardass thread title :roll:
     
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    so buy the time you include the extras its a $2100>$2200 pc. so shouldn't the title be My $2200 pc will smoke yours ????
     
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    As aformentioned, I would have chosen something OTHER than the Corsair RAM, Raptors a fine, there isnt much of a problem with them. Anyway, Geil, GSkill, Crucial Ballistix, all cost very cheap these days thanks to the record low RAM prices. I would have went with a GA P35 DS4 instead of that motherboard too... but its personal preference for these motherboards.

    Anyway congrats on your system.
     
  12. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    LOL, your new PC wont smoke mine ;)
     
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    a god damn fast PC for a cheap price - yeah right...
     
  14. tkpenalty New Member

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    To be honest I could have built a much faster rig for something a bit over that price. But anyway, that is a fast PC... and the price is pretty decent. Affordable at least, since most people would pay something around that price for something that is twofold slower most of the time.
     
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    haahaaa... leave him alone he is just excited...

    BTW have you changed your ram coz your sig says 4gb of 1066???

    Anyways congrats on the build. Corsair ram is shit these days but hey, it works. I bet that monitor is friggin nice....
     
  16. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Anyway, run wPrime 1024m, how fast can you do it? Your awesome quad core must kick all our asses.
    http://www.wprime.net/
     
  17. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    :roll: do I detect a hint of sarcasm? ;)
     
  18. tkpenalty New Member

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    ^LMFAO.... haha.... I was going to say that too! Yeah but Dan's system costed much more in comparison!
     
  19. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    You don't.
     
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    mandelore New Member

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    just.. lol

    wow, im sure your excited and all.. but I doubt you even know what half of our rigs are capable of :rolleyes:
     
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    so do you have everything on a box cuz theres no case
     
  22. wiak

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    what about 74GB raptor + 320GB ?
    as in raptor for os and games and 320gb for storage
    my rule is that you should have a dedicated disk for you os, windows will hang becose of copying on the same disk or to and from etc
    and change ram to 4GB OCZ kit :)

    so
    Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB $149.99
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB $79.99
    OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel $215.99
    all on newegg.com

    74GB raptor is a little bit faster than 150GB
    :)
     
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  23. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    400 euro mobo, 300 for both CPU's (together, not a piece), ram goes for under 200, monitor 240, videocard is like 300 (traded it), atlas was 40 euros, have had it for 2-3 years, just got a new controller for 8 euros off ebay. 18gb disks are like 10-15 euros a piece.
    Multiply by 1.4 to get dollars. Case was free, PSU wasn't that expensive either though I might be replacing it soon. Windows was free, though I could claim to be using Linux. Costs a lot more? I think you're better off finding nice deals at random places than buying some expensive desktop stuff to brag about it on the interweb. Besides, a lot of cash came from selling old hardware.
     
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    Raptors are the BEST drive unless you go SCSI ..they are the fastest single drive and the fastest array other than SCSI hands down always!
     
  25. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Did I detect sarcasm then? :D
     

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