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#21
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QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Reasonable

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PSU:
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI, 600 Watt, Retail
Reason: more watts, quality

Nice

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MOBO:
XFX MB-N680-ILT9, Retail
Reason: good brand, good reviews

Reasonable, i would have gone with a gigabyte P35 instead though, cheaper and it doesnt look like you're a really hardcore overclocker

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Good

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Good

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
RAM:
G.E.I.L GX22GB6400DC, 2048 MB, DDR2, PC6400, 800 MHz, 2 x
Reason: quality, performance, OCing?

Looks good, however the best overclocking for your budget ATM is the 2x1gb G.skill GBHZ, see if you can get some of that in on the budget, its micron D9 guarenteed

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Good

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Good brand, nice drive. However see if for around the same price you could get 2x250gb drives in RAID0, it will be about 60% faster

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Waste of money, don't bother

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GFX:
XFX Geforce 8800 GTS,GDDR3, PCI Express x16, 320MB
Reason:speed, good brand, cheaper then club3d one!

Just get the cheapest 8800GTS 320mb card on the website, like i said above, brands dont count for shit except when it comes to warranties and they should all have 12months minimum


QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

IDK much about sound cards since i have always found onboard HD to be perfectly satisfactory.

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 7 2007, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EXTRA:
Logitech MX518, Zwart, silver, Retail
Reason: need a mouse that fits my hand a bit better, and I can use my old mx310 for my laptop

Very popular mouse, i prefer the G5 but others prefer the MX518 because of the different buttons.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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Thanks for the info, I'll look into the RAID thing and perhaps some cheaper parts.
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I know RAID 5 is used for redundency...but I'm guess then OP doesn't care one bit about that so I just explain the difference in performance -_-

THe Foxconn 8800's actually perform and overclock below average, Xbit has a review on them.


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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Weiman, you're right, I'm looking for performance, not data safety (I back up regulary)

7h3 n00b m4573r, how are those hdd silencers not worth it?
ps: are you on IRC?
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New rig take 3 (Oh yes I'm taking my time :3):

One pic showing all:


Linkage:

CASE:
Lian Li PC-A16B, black

PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-520HXEU, 520 Watt, Retail
Reason: extremely well reviewed, silent and efficient, example: Review

MOBO:
GigaByte GA-P35-S3,Retail
Reason: not too expensive, offering what I need. (couldn't find reviews or known problems)

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo,Boxed, E6750, Socket 775
Reason: slightly cheaper then 6600, so meh.

RAM:
Kingston KVR667D2N5K2/2G, 2048 MB, DDR2, PC5300, 667 MHz, 2 x
Reason: fits with the rest, good stuff for not much money. (gets good reviews from buyers on the site)

DVDRW drive:
Samsung SH-S203B,OEM, Zwart, Serial ATA150
Reason: Burns more, is more silent and only a few euros more expensive, also: THIS. IS. SATAAAAAAA! no poking around with jumpers anymore!

HDD:
2x Samsung Spinpoint T166, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, SATA II
Reason: Not the cheapest ones, but the most silent! Buying two for RAID 0 performance and 1TB for plenty of space.

GFX:
ECS Geforce 8800 GTS, 320 MB, DDR3, PCI Express x16
Reason: Cheapest 8800GTS I could find there, doesn't get bad reviews, no known problems.

SOUND:
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer, Retail
Reason: Very decent soundcard, I wish to try out a good soundcard over onboard for once.

EXTRA:
Logitech MX518, Zwart, silver, Retail
Reason: need a mouse that fits my hand a bit better, and I can use my old mx310 for my laptop

<MISSING COOLING PARTS>
Reason: Saving my money, I'll see^H^H^H hear first what amount of noise it will make, then decide to buy anything to cool.
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QUOTE (Weiman @ Jul 8 2007, 03:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know RAID 5 is used for redundency...but I'm guess then OP doesn't care one bit about that so I just explain the difference in performance -_-


Well in theory RAID5 and RAID0+1 perform exactly the same, only prob with RAID5 is need for a controller so unless you buy one RAID0+1 is faster. Ofcourse with no core for redundancy the best option is 2 or 3 in RAID0.

QUOTE (Zaggy.nl @ Jul 8 2007, 05:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
7h3 n00b m4573r, how are those hdd silencers not worth it?
ps: are you on IRC?


Your HDs arent really a main source of noise in the first place.
And yes im on techbums IRC sometimes as either noobmaster, the486 or caffeine, depending what names are taken already. Tho im not on much ATM.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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nVidia GTX675M


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I'll settle for this:



Changed RAM
memory review: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4473&s=2
Insane overclock: http://www.ocforums.com/showpost.php?p=513...amp;postcount=9
(Thanks to techbums for pointing me at gskill)

Changed MOBO, don't want SLI and don't really need firewire or serial ports, this one is cheaper.

Added GFX cooler, 8800 coolers do get noisy: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2945&p=13
added some fans, 92mm for GPU cooler, 120mm one to replace frontal one of lianli, seems to be noisy from what I read from customer reviews on various sites.

Changed DVDRW back to NEC, Samsung has read-in problems.

Lowered hdd size to 320 per disk, 640gb is still lots.

Changed GFX brand to EVGA, seems to be better quality wise.
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that is one nice specification.. now ust wait 22nd july and 1 week, and get cpu for 50% lower price.

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Dude, NOT the S3, get the DS3. Solid caps and way better stability.


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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QUOTE (Weiman @ Jul 13 2007, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dude, NOT the S3, get the DS3. Solid caps and way better stability.


errr, the latest one he posted does have a DS3R

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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QUOTE (nukec @ Jul 13 2007, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that is one nice specification.. now ust wait 22nd july and 1 week, and get cpu for 50% lower price.


<3!
Thank you for the tip!

QUOTE (7h3 n00b m4573r @ Jul 14 2007, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
errr, the latest one he posted does have a DS3R


NP Weiman, hf.
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QUOTE (nukec @ Jul 13 2007, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that is one nice specification.. now ust wait 22nd july and 1 week, and get cpu for 50% lower price.


I don think thats gunna happen, i mean the E6750 was set for a July 22 release but seems they brought it out early.

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As promised, pictars!
Linkage, because they are quite big, 56k warning and all that.

outside
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/92390c548f.jpg

frontside1:
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/eba09a1960.jpg

frontside2:
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/0b25946ac2.jpg

backside
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/56f93e70de.jpg
interesting footwear O.o

inside:
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/22376299aa.jpg
(lol fingerprints & cable mess xD)
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in the iside pic whats the big metal box over the gfx card


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QUOTE (lordelemental @ Aug 11 2007, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
in the iside pic whats the big metal box over the gfx card


That's a fan, sucking in from behind, blowing towards the gfx card.
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can u post a link for that? id like to see some pics of it. i cant visualise what its doing


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QUOTE (lordelemental @ Aug 11 2007, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
can u post a link for that? id like to see some pics of it. i cant visualise what its doing


airflow explanation pictar
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It's called Lian Li cases...made of Awesome and Win icon_biggrin.gif


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.




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