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time for a new computer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Go4t, 18 Jul 2005.

  1. Go4t

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    Well I was playing san andreas earlier and my computer had a loverly blue screen of death, and when it rebooted my usb ports didnt work at all.
    I was planning on getting a new mobo cpu ram and video card anyways but not this soon.

    Not completely sure of the hardware i want to get, should be mobo and cpu first as i have ram that will work and am fine without a decent video card for a while. I do want to go Athlon 64 and was thinking about the DFI SLI-DR board. Any recommendations?

    edit: whoops forgot to mention that i will need a new psu too
     
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  2. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    budget?

    also the crappy ram will be fine on a divider :) although there will be some performance loss..

    go for the Sli-D :) unless you want the extras liek cable sleeving and front X go for the Sli-DR
     
  3. Go4t

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    meh there isnt really a budget but i want something that is somewhat overkill as i want it to last quite a while
     
  4. If ya REALLY want overkill this would rock :rock: :

    DFI LanParty Sli-D Mobo
    AMD Athlon FX-57 CPU - Or X2 4800
    Enermax 600w SLI PSU
    2x Nvidia 7800GTX 256mb GFX
    4xOCZ 512mb 2-2-2-5 Ram PC3200 DDR400

    That would be sweeeeeeeet
     
  5. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    sour in my veiw at about £3000 it's an over kill but it's proberly one of the best...


    also don't get a fx57 stick with an fx55 since theres no performance difference... oe get dual core if you doing more thing at a time

    up to as much as something like 1-2%

    get a nice case like a lian-li v1000 or v2000
     
  6. Phaeton

    Phaeton What's a Dremel?

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    That DFI (sli-d) motherboards are great choices if you're looking to overclock, and its resonably priced as well. I also second the opinion that an FX-57 is overkill, I personally would spring for one of the new dual cores (like a 4400+, because it seems to be a pretty good overclocker), but thats just me.
     
  7. Go4t

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    shame the dual cores cost so much but i may still consider one as it would probably last me quite a bit longer than a 3200 venice

    edit: probably should mention that im in the us
     
  8. TMM

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    get an FX-55 (san diego core) because they should be getting cheaper now that the FX-57 is out.

    imho:

    FX-55
    DFI SLI-D or MSI Neo4 SLI
    2GB ram (2x1gb)
    1x 7800GTX (add another later for SLI)
    520W OCZ powerstream
    74gb raptor boot drive
    large seagate for storage

    :)
     
  9. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    I like what TMM suggested. Though I would prefer the dual core, as it would last me a while longer as well. and as far as boot drive, maybe 2x 36 gig in raid 1, or 2x 74gig in raid 0 (for redunancy, if you want)
     

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