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Review: My $1300 PC will smoke yours!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Helvetica, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. d44ve New Member

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    Do I detect an idiot here??? J/K... I had to say it!
     
  2. Hawk1 New Member

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    The guys excited. Let em brag.
     
  3. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    You did not.
     
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  4. PuMA

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    I bet my windows XP smokes ur VISTA:D:D:D

    WOW!!
     
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  5. Mussels

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    this post broke due to net lag. i dont know what i was saying here, except something about his rig being quite similar to mine.

    **edited**
     
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  6. Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    This is my setup, other than the video card. I've got a 8600gts instead of the 8800. This is to demonstrate what you could have for about $100 less than you spent. Oh, and other than the video, I'm sure I'd "smoke" you (damn, I hte when people brag), as I'm currently OCCT /prime stable at 3.67 ghz...... :slap:


    Seagate Barracuda ES ST3250820NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822148156
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
    $159.98
    ($79.99 each)

    BFG Tech BFGR88320GTSOC2E GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814143091
    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $329.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817139002
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    $169.99

    Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model BL12864AL1065 - Retail
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    $152.98
    ($76.49 each)

    DFI BLOOD IRON P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813136038
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115017
    $279.00

    Total....1212.92
     
  7. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I guess you don't like fast access rates and like waiting for your games to load.
     
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    Do you think any of us really care? I don't.
     
  9. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I do:)

    I hate having a slow machine:shadedshu
     
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  10. Mussels

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    my 500GB samsungs match a raptor in most tests, while being a lot cheaper and quieter - they ARE noisy drives.
     
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  11. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Please post access times.
     
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  12. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I agree m8.

    A lot of TPU users have awesome systems, but most dont brag about them! I dont understand why the thread starter is being such a dickhead when that system of his is nowhere near the best on TPU!

    He must be young and immature :shadedshu
     
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    Raptors are nice an quick and all, but I'm more partial to the Barracudas - very quick read/write/access times, plus a great amount of storage. Still, though, for all out speed - IMO, raptors are the way to go.

    decent setup for the price - the only thing I would've recommended doing different is the mobo - for $150 you could've gotten a different ASUS board that doesn't run the P35 chipset and had the i975X instead . . . or an extra $100 could've snagged a mobo using the x38 chipset


    anyhow, nice setup - post some benches!
     
  14. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Stop destroying the ones you have. ;)
     
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  15. d44ve New Member

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    Calm down.... he is only excited about his computer.

    Let him be excited. I am sure at one point in time you thought you had something great and wanted to brag a little too.
     
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    I am getting the Dell Ultra Sharp 24" widescreen monitor too soon. Can't wait!

    I wouldn't say your new PC is going to be a "beast" but if you got the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 then yeah. I'd say that's a good system :).
     
  17. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    I use a 5 year old 15" LCD, way better and a lot cheaper.
     
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    It shows you don't keep up to date with monitors then :roll:
     
  19. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    It's way better to watch movies on than your monitor.
     
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    :)
     
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    u mean porn???
     
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    pr0n = porn, some people use pr0n to avoid word censcors or however you spell it.
     
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    i've got dual screen. double the PRON!
     
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  24. CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    Might be on par with mine. I wont say yours will smoke mine or that mine will smoke yours because Im not sure. On paper though, mine may look better.
     
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    I hear that Dan, I use an 8 year old 18.1" LCD. I love it. I have yet to see a better monitor anywhere, ever. If you think yours is better you are wrong. :laugh: Seriously though, the monitor I have still sells for $1200+. Its an industrial grade monitor.
     

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