Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by T4C Fantasy, May 9, 2012.
I am pretty sure those are two of the "best" systems on tpu right now.
WEll, i tend to differ in that opinion:
So he's only running two 680s in that rig, and i think there's a couple of other users with dual 680's and 3930K as well; which rig is actually better will be a tough sell, nevermind that he's not running 5 GHz anymore either. I'd say that 20mmrain's rig with dual 680's watercooled may give Mydog's current X79 build a run for it's money.
Akrian's rig is broken..or at least, drivers are. That makes it not as powerful as you'd think. I tihnk this is what the OP is kinda hinting at now...
I don't play Second Life. No one I know does. I don't know anyone with a $1200 HP PC. Most people buy HP PCs because they are cheap. I only build from parts and never purchase from companies like Dell or HP or Acer. I don't understand the lag reference and I'm not entirely sure what you are saying.
My close gaming friends all have custom built PC's with multiple video cards or multiple SSD's or overclocked processors or multiple terabytes of storage. They build them to suit their needs.
oh it wasnt about you or who you may know, just a referance, that i have seen personally... this pc
HP Pavilion Elite 9150f
all companies take advantage of people who just dont know any better.... this pc was rated as a great gaming pc by hp lol
They are all pretty much the same, just different default clock speeds
In my experience if its over 3.6Ghz or higher then I don't notice any bottlenecks at all really, I'm at 3.4Ghz and still plays Shogun 2, BF3, Metro 2033, Final Doom laugh, Supreme Commander 2 & Starcraft II smoothly
and the question the OP asks takes advantage of peoples ego. its the same deal.
i have to compliment your first thread being one of the biggest arguments in tech. without moderator control or in some cases the lacktheirof this thread could go on for quite sometime with people throwing their blown out per-portions of their systems self worth.
Yeah, exactly the reason why I tell people to have one custom built. I point out that there is usually at least one or two components that are sub-par for gaming.
Best can be construed as many different things.
i could split the thread into 2 variables, who here in this forum builds the most efficient folding pcs, and who builds the most efficient gaming pcs.
I was PM'd about this thread and thought I'd drop a line in
I do love how good PC's have got, I mean I have had my i7's now for nearly 3 years (sadly probably only used them getting close to a year...) and I think that they are still doing me proud.. True they are clocked high ish, as they are both clocked to over 4.4Ghz for everyday usage but then, why not??
I've wondered about upgrading to the newer Sandy Bridge 25/600K systems and then the newer 3930K and now the 'newer' 3740k' or whatever it is but the thing in even with TRI SLI 580's (all stock clocked I may add) and 3 30" Dell panels (I am tempted to get another two as I have another one sat in my house mates room.....) to feed at 7680 x 1600, I see no need whatsoever!!
Every game I play and put in either of the i7 rigs works without a fuss, without slow down and I just have no reason to upgrade. I did have a few times where I bought a few new graphics cards and sold them on afterwards as I wasn't able to use them because I still didn't have the systems built (long story) but when the 3Gb 580's came out I snapped them up..
I was gutted when Nvidia only put 2Gb of ram on the 680, granted yes they are releasing the 4Gb versions, but why didn't they do that in the first place?? Its their flagship card, it should have all the bells and whistles as far as I'm concerned.. At the moment, from the 580's I think the 7970's appear to be the better way to go.. As for the prices, I thought we where already ripped off enough over in the UK as it is but damn.....
But again, best PC out there?? Very much doubt it. Higher clocked, more graphics cards, more ram and goodness knows what else in peoples rigs making mine just a bit of a PC Chips setup in comparison I'm sure....
this was a good post, detailed, gets to the point. and this made me laugh
"As for the prices, I thought we where already ripped off enough over in the UK as it is but damn....."
Edit: but atleast you get the better Top Gear. ^^
Edit 2: which I'm watching right now BTW.
Top Gear is one hell of a bonus but it still doesn't get away from the fact we are always ripped off!! I think they have a live show coming up soon... I'm hoping to get to go to that!!
I mean one of these 690's that have come out, £900.... £900.... I mean I thought it would get cheaper with two cards on there not more expensive?!!?! Also what happens when we get the 4Gb version.. That must be like £1200 or something stupid?? If it means me going back to ATI because they are cheaper so be it!!
Which reminds me, how on earth am I going to say to the girl friend that our new born baby won't be able to have nappies one week cos I bought a £1200 graphics card?? I seriously doubt that'll go down too well....
If anything I think I'll upgrade my CPU etc before my GPU's... I'm not going to buy anything until we have an Octo core out as to be honest, what's the point in upgrading for anything less??
omg srlsy so many views here?
i told myself that sandy bridge was going to be my last upgrade then wtf happens? haswell, and maxwell to come out in 2013 and maxwell to the rumors to be 14x!?! faster than Fermi... if this isn't just a rumor and a fact then i will have lied to myself and i will be getting those chips... well haswell because it just sounds like it would go well with the maxwell .
See I never know what to do with PC stuff cos it always gets surpassed so damn fast!!
I suppose in a way I wasn't going to let my 580's go when I upgraded them for like £200 each (EVGA, 3Gb, 10 year warranty and all that jazz) so I'm giving them away and building some new rigs for our boys and my friends brother!! He's already got a PC upgrade coming that he doesn't know about.... (more on that later if anyone is interested... I'm guessing here, but we do have a rig building thread on the forum??)
Anyways I digress...
Next upgrade will be newer CPU/ram/motherboard followed by or with at least 3Gb GPUs for my small res and 3 of them as well as 8 M4 SSD's... That'll hopefully make things a little faster and also knock down the power usage of my 8 Seagate Cheetah drives I have in my rig at the moment
Damn, might have to upgrade the Adaptec 5805 and sell the 5405........
Its just never ending!!!!
the best pc?
maybe the best pc that you could have not the best of all
for me my pc is the best since its all that i could have and meet what i need
i was looking on amd blog the other day and noticed they are advertising dirt showdown...dude the graphics looks ridiculous... just by the way the sparks flare out of the fender and the dust bowls out from the drift makes it look like its going to take a serious gaming card to render those images in real time.
the team captains could probably point you to it. i think im starting to understand were your going with this. I have to say i believe the question is too direct. Such PC builds in these forums tend too come to life from the ideas of many others.
someone will start a thread. i need the best gaming pc possible.
many people will respond with lists.
the lists are discussed and the final list is drawn from the encompassed knowledge and ideas from the various people. their is no one person anyone turns too for information on high end PC parts.
this is true everywhere you look, but when i look im always late to the party, i see the thread.... wtf is a Voodoo5 6000.... then i see date on thread 2003.. like wtf haha
my Timex Sinclair out rocks all these systems with or without the rampack on it
nice calculator you got there
calculator... LOL its a full computer
was sarcasm but i wont make a big deal about it... lol
For the best PC possible, you'll have to tell us what you want it to do..
Do you want gaming? Do you need it for apps? Storage? etc..
If your specific and tell us the budget you want us to work to, then we can all suggest something.. Otherwise its like playing with fanstasy....
I built mine when I didn't really have a budget, I still don't really as I just hate spending money twice and having to waste it, so I just try to get the best I possibly can for what I need it to do... I doubt I'll ever be any different
There's lots of awesome rigs in this forum, and some of them are truly out of this world both in terms of build quality, raw power and sheer originality, IMHO it would be nearly impossible to pick just one rig from all the amazing builds at TPU.
To me, the best PC would be... every single one of them People here have put a lot of effort in building their systems and sharing them with our community, so every system here deserves to be the best to whoever built it and uses it for gaming, folding, watching porn or whatever
Nothing beats sharing our passion for fast hardware, gaming, and helping other people out with their hardware questions and that's what makes TPU great
Just my two cents
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