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Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13Ghz @ 3.2Ghz + Xigmatek Dark Knight
2048Mo RAM A-Data DDRII 800
Gigabyte 8400GS ( Will soon change to an HD4890 Vapor-X
Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4
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A+ Case ElDiablo Modded " White Freezer "

I like that case. It uses the same chassis a lot of older Xaser v7000x/v8000x series from Thermaltake were based on. Nearly all-steel construction is pretty rare nowadays. Heck, cases with ANY steel in them seem to be a rarity. Overall, nice machine you got there. Although, upgrading to a HD4890 would not be my first choice.
 

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i will never buy a maxtor again^^
i only experienced the worst of them, even if the drive i own is still alive.
-its baking its way to its own personal 60deg.
-its not very silent
-the SMART died after about 2 years
:laugh:
Maxtor brand wasn't bad until seagate bought them out. I had a original maxtor manufactured 250GB IDE Drive and it lasted over 7 years and it still going (but with the smart status at caution).
 
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Maxtor brand wasn't bad until seagate bought them out. I had a original maxtor manufactured 250GB IDE Drive and it lasted over 7 years and it still going (but with the smart status at caution).
mine is also somewhere about this age...one of the first Sata on the market.. that was its only advantage, it wont die :laugh: it just never ran very good;)
 
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i will never buy a maxtor again^^
i only experienced the worst of them, even if the drive i own is still alive.
-its baking its way to its own personal 60deg.
-its not very silent
-the SMART died after about 2 years
:laugh:
I say " shit happens"

When I first built my rig, my ram was DOA, I didn't refuse to buy corsair ever again, technically DOA is worse then a drive picking up wear and tear over the years :laugh:



Also check if the vent hole has someone got blocked up, its very small so can get blocked VERY easily.
 
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Maxtor brand wasn't bad until seagate bought them out. I had a original maxtor manufactured 250GB IDE Drive and it lasted over 7 years and it still going (but with the smart status at caution).
I agree, I have a 10GB Maxtor that has been through 10 years of hell and still works. Installed so many OS's its not funny.

Kinda weird how one piece of hardware can last years but then some just up and die in 6 months.

Guess things aren't designed for longevity anymore.
 
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I say " shit happens"

When I first built my rig, my ram was DOA, I didn't refuse to buy corsair ever again, technically DOA is worse then a drive picking up wear and tear over the years :laugh:



Also check if the vent hole has someone got blocked up, its very small so can get blocked VERY easily.
i got an IBM HDD, that lasted over 10 years, till now... it was quiet and cool. and relatively fast,regarding its age. i also have made only bad experiences with corsair stuff... both dominator kits i own, time like shit, and only one of them OCs. the ballistix i have are FAR better, and they were a lot cheaper:eek:
DOA can happen all time, but i hate, if something craps only halfway out, and then refuses to die in a short time, so i can RMA it:laugh:
 

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Ok update! the guy is offering me a full refund on the drive and alls well. now i have to find another drive or drives to replace it
 
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I agree, I have a 10GB Maxtor that has been through 10 years of hell and still works. Installed so many OS's its not funny.

Kinda weird how one piece of hardware can last years but then some just up and die in 6 months.

Guess things aren't designed for longevity anymore.


It's not that.

Drives are more complex now.


As component density increases rate of failure goes up ( as there's more things that have a 1 in a million chance of failing)

Same as population increase, rate of sickness/disease /genetic disorder goes up, its not because we're living in different ways its just there's more people with x chance of getting ill .
 
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Is it me or is newegg expensive on harddrives?
 

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yea thats what i seen. i was looking around the FS thread on anandtech, hard, and here to see if anybody was selling some good drives
 
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I like that case. It uses the same chassis a lot of older Xaser v7000x/v8000x series from Thermaltake were based on. Nearly all-steel construction is pretty rare nowadays. Heck, cases with ANY steel in them seem to be a rarity. Overall, nice machine you got there. Although, upgrading to a HD4890 would not be my first choice.
Thanks Mate.

So, what GPU would you choose ?

( Sorry for my bad english O_O )
 
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whats the budget?
 
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well thats not too expensive, kinda like danish prices which is HIGH :D

but i would go for a 5770, maybe the vapor-x version and then oc it to like 970/1375, that should be good imo
 
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oh my bad then, go for the 4890 then:D

maybe yu can find one used? that would bring the price down to a little over 100€
 
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Yeah, but i prefer buy new components :D , not already used

Surely if they are working and have warranty its irrelevant if they are new or not?


The logic, it makes no sense to my brain D:


Edit, the5770s can over-clock to over-cloked 4890 levels if you have skills ;)

( or after market cooling lol)
 
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I take it you've never over-clocked ever :p


I've once pulled an extra 50 fps from over-clocking a 3870 and 3850 in crossfire ( FEAR 2 school stage, fighting the music teacher remnant)

The cards come with programs in order to over clock them, hell you can even click " auto clock" and it will do the job for you!

By the way, you speak of only a 5fps difference from overclocking.

But have you read reviews recently?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/EAH_5830_DirectCu/20.html

only 10 frames difference between 5770 and 4890

and the 4890 uses more power, produces more heat and will be noisier ( unless you get an expensive one like Asus EAH top with super ml cap)

Even in older games the difference between the cards is negligible

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/EAH_5830_DirectCu/16.html

( sorry for using links from the 5850 review, but the info on 5770 is still there)


I would really recommend the 5770.
 
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yeah thats a nice deal bro, they are like 120$ in denmark:D
 
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