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Hardware What Hardware Should I Buy? - February 2010

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 3 Feb 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. alastor

    alastor New Member

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    No monitor section? I always liked that bit...
     
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    We haven't had one for a year.
     
  4. mi1ez

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    hmmm... i5-750 looking more and more tempting to replace the Q6600 but I think an SSD may come first...
     
  5. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    funny you should say that....
     
  6. tad2008

    tad2008 New Member

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    I agree that we should have a monitor included and that it has been long neglected, perhaps a summary or a "What Monitor Should I Buy" over in the Monitors section?

    Overall though, a good and refreshing look at the current hardware out there and it was a pleasure to see some new recommendations put forward.
     
  7. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Nothing to be proud about :blah:
     
  8. bogie170

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    Still no room for a Corsair H50-1 for a CPU cooling solution. Its a few quid more but leagues ahead of any air cooler.
     
  9. Guest-16

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    It was a statement, not a brag.

    I've said it many-a-time before, we simply don't do enough monitor reviews. :(

    It's good, but it's not leagues ahead and it has case dependent performance.
     
  10. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    great to see the fractal case in the mix, no aditional fans though - would that not negate the non stock cooling on the cpu?

    on the monitor side - i'm looking for a new one and would like a review of the various 120htz models - the GD235HZ seems worth the wait.... though I understand that these are not as good as other non 3d monitors however it'll be a second monitor and is there only for the gaming...

    prices seem quite high this month and they're feeling a bit cut and paste... not enough new tech out, or price changes I guess. Could do with a bit of spicing up somehow though - include a dremel?
     
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    CopaMundial New Member

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    I've got a ati 4870 1gb is it worth upgrading to a ati 5870?
     
  12. stoff3r

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    I have the same question :) Or, to put it in another context, I have problems running Stalker clear sky at good resolution with dx10 high, and need advice :) Heres my rig: Q6600, 2x2GB kingston 6400, Abit IP35pro, 4870 512mb. Monitor is 1680x1050 resolution. My mate have a 3.5ghz q9550 or something, and 4870 1gb, he runs it quite fine actually. So, do I need more MHZ, or 1GB gpu? Or maybee Intel SSD ? :p

    It would also be nice to see a monitor roundup. Thanks :)
     
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    I see you have a U.S. price for the Titan Fenrir. Could you link the retailer?
     
  14. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Only if your 4870 isn't giving you the high framerates you need.
     
  15. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Or, to put it in another context, I have problems running Stalker clear sky at good resolution with dx10 high, and need advice :) Heres my rig: Q6600, 2x2GB kingston 6400, Abit IP35pro, 4870 512mb. Monitor is 1680x1050 resolution. My mate have a 3.5ghz q9550 or something, and 4870 1gb, he runs it quite fine actually. So, do I need more MHZ, or 1GB gpu? Or maybee Intel SSD ? :p

    It would also be nice to see a monitor roundup. Thanks :)[/QUOTE]

    OC your Q6600, add 2GB RAM and upgrade to 5850/5870 and you should be fine.
     
  16. Guest-16

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    He has 4GB of memory already, but I agree, the Q6600 needs an overclock, but his greatest limitation will be the 512MB of graphics memory.
     
  17. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Then how do you see our posts?

    You can get one hereor here
     
  18. nepenthes

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    *badum tish*
     
  19. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    was more expecting a "wah wah waaaaahhhhh"
     
  20. stoff3r

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    Thanks for replies guys, problem is, my q6600 started running hot a few weeks ago, and now I have it running stock and the temps are still in the 90's on load, any more OC'ing and it'll burn :/ And yes I did re-apply arctic silver goop! I guess I'll go for a gpu when that time comes.
     
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