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New gaming/allround computer..any suggestions ?

Hello,

I've been saving money for a while and now I've enough money (about 2000 euro's)to buy a new computer. I'm going to use it as an allrounder , gaming ,school ,watching movies, overclocking and etc.

First I made this S775 system:



As you can see it has a nice videocard..and it should overclock very well.

After reading some comments about buying a Core i7 system , I searched for some components to fit my needs:



As you can see this system has a HD4850 instead of the HD4870. also it has 250Gb less harddisk space , only 3GB ram and a smaller case.

You see.. when I started with this whole computer thing . I promised myself not to go over 1000euro's so I could save the other half.. but now I see people saying it's better to buy a Core i7 rig .

So am I crazy when I don't buy this Core i7 system which cost about 150-200 euro's more? Or will the S775 config be good enough?
 
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Yes.. dont buy it !
 
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uhuh..

there's like a new era in cpu-architecture.. intel invented the i7
and your still talking about C2D.. wutz next.. AMD ?
 
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uhuh..

there's like a new era in cpu-architecture.. intel invented the i7
and your still talking about C2D.. wutz next.. AMD ?
i7 is not affordable for my budget...
core i7 will come buy maby in 2 years.. not now.
 

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then i'm pretty sure this one will suite you fine :)

n'joy him :)
 
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Heh, I see a Tweakers.net Pricewatch basket there. Hello fellow Dutch speakers!
 

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I've never used euros for buying pc stuff but isn't 1000 euroes quite alot for a system like that.
 
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I've never used euros for buying pc stuff but isn't 1000 euroes quite alot for a system like that.
He's included a monitor, without that it'd be ~€820, which seems ok.
Though if I had 800 to spare, I'd certainly get a second i7 system :D
 

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Heh, I see a Tweakers.net Pricewatch basket there. Hello fellow Dutch speakers!
Howdie ho Thrackan.. nice to see a dutch face around.. almost was replying a familiar.. but lets keep it dutch 4 now. :)

I've never used euros for buying pc stuff but isn't 1000 euroes quite alot for a system like that.
Why would it be quite alot ?
Like saying
the mobo is €300 & the cpu is about €245 a random gfx is about €400
and ofcuz he also will need memory which is about €140
the other parts are just side effects :p
but side effects which I will need... ;)

Edit:: OOH how do I end up here talking about my own config.. sorry guys.. I'm confused
 

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He's included a monitor, without that it'd be ~€820, which seems ok.
Though if I had 800 to spare, I'd certainly get a second i7 system :D
I never noticed the monitor :p

Howdie ho Thrackan.. nice to see a dutch face around.. almost was replying a familiar.. but lets keep it dutch 4 now. :)



Why would it be quite alot ?
Like saying
the mobo is €300 & the cpu is about €245 a random gfx is about €400
and ofcuz he also will need memory which is about €140
the other parts are just side effects :p
but side effects which I will need... ;)
I just checked on a british website and noticed prices are actualy very similar. I thought the E8xxx series was much cheaper than that but it seems I was wrong :(

Also just got my 8th star :cool:
 

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I never noticed the monitor :p



I just checked on a british website and noticed prices are actualy very similar. I thought the E8xxx series was much cheaper than that but it seems I was wrong :(

Also just got my 8th star :cool:

:toast::toast:

Edit :: Like said before.. He should better save up for a i7 architecture config.. the C2D will become outdated anyway.
 

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:toast::toast:

Edit :: Like said before.. He should better save up for a i7 architecture config.. the C2D will become outdated anyway.
I think saving up for an i7 is a better idea tbh it won't get outdated anytime soon and c2d and c2q are old technology now although still work well.
 
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I would not buy C2D. I would go for at least PII x3 720BE.
And if you are not bothered that it is not that great overclocker compared to 720BE than get PII X4 810.
 
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at least wait for the 38nm processors... srsly, for 1000 euros + shipping from US, I can get you a top of the line i7 rig with monitor.... wait for 38nm...
 

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at least wait for the 38nm processors... srsly, for 1000 euros + shipping from US, I can get you a top of the line i7 rig with monitor.... wait for 38nm...
that isn't for a long time though.
 
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at least wait for the 38nm processors... srsly, for 1000 euros + shipping from US, I can get you a top of the line i7 rig with monitor.... wait for 38nm...
Hardwareprices in US are cheaper then in europe.

But let me update the OP.
 
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I think it looks like a great build
 
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I updated the Op with a core i7 config..
 

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That core i7 build you've listed is nice. You can keep adding onto it later on with more ram if you wish etc.
 
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I know the Core i7 config is nice but should I buy it? Will it be worth the 200 euro's?
Should i wait for P55 socket? How long will the 1366 socket last?
 
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Socket 1366 is the high-end socket for this next-gen platform. Intel is planning on releasing different socket formats for different needs with this one and hopefully will keep these sockets for a while.

The X58 chipset is still the only chipset that can handle Core i*, since Intel has still not given permission to other vendors (ie. nVidia) to make chipsets for Core i*'s. It's a killer chipset though.

One thing you might want to consider is that DDR2 is nearing the end of its lifecycle. Any upgrade from a current system in say a year from now will involve getting DDR3 RAM.

If you have the time, you could wait for the other Core i* series to come out, at which point either the i7 series will drop in price a little, or you might consider those i5's at that point.

If you want to upgrade now and have a futureproof system to last for a couple of years, I'd definately go for the i7 system over the Core2Duo.
Multithreading will become mainstream in games in time as well, at which time having a quadcore with HyperThreading will be a significant performance benefit compared to dual cores.
 
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Socket 1366 is the high-end socket for this next-gen platform. Intel is planning on releasing different socket formats for different needs with this one and hopefully will keep these sockets for a while.

The X58 chipset is still the only chipset that can handle Core i*, since Intel has still not given permission to other vendors (ie. nVidia) to make chipsets for Core i*'s. It's a killer chipset though.

One thing you might want to consider is that DDR2 is nearing the end of its lifecycle. Any upgrade from a current system in say a year from now will involve getting DDR3 RAM.

If you have the time, you could wait for the other Core i* series to come out, at which point either the i7 series will drop in price a little, or you might consider those i5's at that point.

If you want to upgrade now and have a futureproof system to last for a couple of years, I'd definately go for the i7 system over the Core2Duo.
Multithreading will become mainstream in games in time as well, at which time having a quadcore with HyperThreading will be a significant performance benefit compared to dual cores.
Yes I want to upgrade now.. waiting for P55 will take a while..and I don't like to wait.
I'm an impulsive person :p But I hope that core i7 will stay high -end for like 2-4 years.. It would be f'ed when I'd buy the core i7 system and that next year another high-end socket will come out.

Spending the 200 euro extra seems cool too.. lol from P4 to Core i7... that's crazy.
 

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That Coolermaster power supply is really going to be pushing the limit in the i7 build.
 

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I hope the i7 architecture will benefit from the mistakes made with P4.
Altho.. C2D and Q2D is also P4.
Lets say the socket 1366 will last for a few months.. but they keep updating it.. would be imba !

I'm really happy with my i7 and I wouldnt change it for the world!

edit :

If it turns out the i7 is totally wrong and intel goes back to P4 and the benefit goes to the C2D&Q2D then I'll still be happy I have owned an i7. :)