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Altivo
Thu Jan 19 2012, 11:16PM
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Guys what do you think about this?
i still need a awesome tower, but don't know wich 1.

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Khaar Untor
Fri Jan 20 2012, 12:58AM
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Joined: Wed Nov 16 2011, 10:41AM
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static memory: good choice
dynamic memory: quad = better odds for a failure, I'd pick 2x4GB, 16GB is too much
mobo: dunno
cpu: 4x 3,4GHz? too much, you won't be able to use that power in games
gpu: I'd pick nvidia for intel cpu, radeon for amd, and 2x mid grade gpu in SLI are a lot better than a high-end gpu
power supply: 1250W? way too much, even if you'd pick gpu in SLI; 1250W can handle 3x Nvidia Tesla!

prices are way to high in my opinion, I'd pay for hardware with similar performance max 1200 euro

[ Edited Fri Jan 20 2012, 01:04AM ]

L2, SWToR veteran,
awaiting Nexus drop!
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Starkiller
Fri Jan 20 2012, 03:12AM
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Radeon Crossfire is far less optimized than NVIDIA's SLi, if you want a single GPU, go Radeon HD 7970, if you want to futureproof your PC go NVIDIA GT 590 SLI (FUCKING OVERKILL)

For motherboard: Buy the Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboards GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, its much more compatible to the processor you are buying, i.e Core i7 - 2600k

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Starkiller
Fri Jan 20 2012, 03:25AM
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I m planning on buying a PC as well, I gave away my Alienware m17x to my sister plus my old PC is outdated now (was imba during 2007, as it has 8800 GTX Ultra) and I m bored with my Xbox360 and PS3.

At first I thought of buying a desktop, but since I m in University abroad, I m planning on getting the Alienware m18x, a friggin behemoth of a laptop

Guys, tell me, whether the spec below is good enough for the next 5 years atleast.


PROCESSOR - Intel® Core™ i7 2960XM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)

OPERATING SYSTEM - Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit

MEMORY - 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS)

VIDEO CARD - Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M – NVIDIA® SLI® Enabled

HARD DRIVE - 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s

WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH - Intel® Advanced-N 6200 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology and Bluetooth 3.0

INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE - Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

SOUND OPTIONS SoundBlaster Xi-Fi High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio

SYSTEM COLOR Space Black Anodized Aluminum

PERSONALIZED PLATE Personalized Plate (SANJARIH JAMSHED)

ALIENFX COLOR Quasar Blue edit

WALLPAPER Alienhead Chrome Blue

PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed


LCD PANEL 18.4-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 WLED

POWER ADAPTERS Alienware M18x 330W A/C Adapter




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Dist
Fri Jan 20 2012, 11:28AM
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Joined: Wed Aug 17 2011, 09:59AM
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when you list your spec can you please also list your planed uses for it.

For example 16GB RAM is way overkill unless you plan on running virtual machines, high end video/ultra high res photo editing, things like that.

Also depending on how much data you have, using a laptop with a limited HDD you may want to consider also thinking about getting a 1 or 2 TB external HDD for your data, although again this all comes down to what exactly you plan to use the computer for.


How about a nice game of chess?
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Starkiller
Fri Jan 20 2012, 01:59PM
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I use 3D Studio Max and Photoshop CS5, so higher RAM is a must for faster rendering. I have several external 1TB HDDs



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Altivo
Fri Jan 20 2012, 02:10PM
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Joined: Mon Jan 02 2012, 09:43AM
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Yes i know 16gb is overkill, but always handy for later. sometimes i got 3-4 games running at same time:D.
And i wanna learn how to use photoshop.

About the GPU, i don't know what to take whats a good single GPU? later in the year i can always add a dual GPU. SLI is a branch like Asus?

Mobo: is very nice, same as the processor(Processor is the best processor atm for a nice budget).

@Price, still looking for a good site to buy all parts, first thing i have to do is getting a good system setup.

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Starkiller
Fri Jan 20 2012, 08:41PM
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No, SLi and Crossfire support is the ability to use 2 of the same GPUs as a single functioning GPU for a 2x performance boost( 2x is impossible, NVIDIA's SLi gives 80-85% performance boost and Radeon's Crossfire gives around 45-50% performance boost)
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Dist
Fri Jan 20 2012, 11:04PM
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Joined: Wed Aug 17 2011, 09:59AM
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It should be noted thought that the performance boost heavily varies depending on application. Some stuff is optimized for it, other stuff doesn't support crossfire/sli at all.


How about a nice game of chess?
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Altivo
Sun Jan 22 2012, 10:56AM
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Joined: Mon Jan 02 2012, 09:43AM
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At the start i want a good GPU, and later in the year i wanna add a 2nd GPU.

MOBO, CPU, and Workmemory are good also the SSD and the Harddisk,

Just GPU isnt good yet.

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