Jump to content

Welcome to The OFFICIAL Pure Pwnage forums
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Need help and opinion on possible build.

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1
ejayell

ejayell
  • Members
  • 5 posts
Building a new computer and wondering if these specific parts would be good and which would be better?

CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 6400 AM2 or Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 <-- which?

90mm Aluminum fan

HDD: Seagate ST3500320AS

GFX: Gigabyte HD4850 w/ Zilman Fan

RAM: 4GB Kingston memory kit ( with 64 bit OS)


I know i may be missing some things but i need some opinions and criticism on what has been given so far. I will be using this build primarily for work/ games. My budget will be around 700-850ish USD. I'm open to any opinions or suggestions and it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

#2
DHC

DHC

    e^(i*pi) + 1 = 0

  • Retired Staff
  • 12,731 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Someplace wonderful
  • Gamer Army ID:31
  • Company:Kilo
- the Intel CPU is gallons better than that AMD

- why do you list a fan, when you dont even have a case or heatsink listed? in any case, aluminum fans are often inefficient coolers, and are quite loud - they should only be used for front or side fans, for strictly aesthetic reasons

-This WD drive is $10 cheaper

-great choice in video cards. the vf1000's cool very nicely, and look pretty indeed. consider a vf900 if your goal is quiet

-so long as the RAM is 2x2gigs and not 4x1gigs, youre probably in good shape. however, Kingston makes a LOT of kits, and we cant really offer an opinion on your memory without a specific kit

#3
Lowkee

Lowkee
  • GA Private
  • 1,806 posts
  • xfire:Bacheezi
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vancouver Canada
  • Xbox / GFWL:Bacheezi
  • Gamer Army ID:4419
QUOTE (Captain Terrific @ Oct 2 2008, 10:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-so long as the RAM is 2x2gigs and not 4x1gigs, youre probably in good shape. however, Kingston makes a LOT of kits, and we cant really offer an opinion on your memory without a specific kit



most kingston ram is pretty shit.

some of it is good however, just post which one you are getting.

#4
7h3 n00b m4573r

7h3 n00b m4573r

    Best HW & SW Contributor 08 & 09

  • CCA
  • 9,600 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:/usr/bin/python/
  • Xbox / GFWL:Dont like
  • PSN:Completely detest
  • Wii:Cant afford
QUOTE (Lowkee @ Oct 3 2008, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
most kingston ram is pretty shit.


kingston RAM is alwayz good
just gotta get the stuff that suits your needs, most people that's just regular DDR2-800 valueRAM, a few would be after the higher clocking hyperX series stuff

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Metabox P170 laptop
i7 3610QM 2.3GHz
4x4GB RAM
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
nVidia GTX675M


#5
Weiman

Weiman

    Best HW&SW Cont. & PP Savant '09

  • Global Moderators
  • 33,900 posts
  • xfire:weiman
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Netherlands
  • Interests:Gaming, Biochemistry.
  • Steam ID:Weiman
  • Gamer Army ID:2452
  • Company:Mu
QUOTE (Lowkee @ Oct 4 2008, 03:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
most kingston ram is pretty shit.


Kingstong is awesome, there's no such thing as compatability issues with Kingston.. also, lifetime warranty.



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.

#6
RaiDer

RaiDer
  • Members
  • 2,307 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wigan - Greater Manchester - NW England
  • Interests:Probably something to do with W33d.
E8400 tbh, need to choose a mobo though.

#7
7h3 n00b m4573r

7h3 n00b m4573r

    Best HW & SW Contributor 08 & 09

  • CCA
  • 9,600 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:/usr/bin/python/
  • Xbox / GFWL:Dont like
  • PSN:Completely detest
  • Wii:Cant afford
QUOTE (Weiman @ Oct 4 2008, 05:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
also, lifetime warranty.


meh, most manufacturers seem to offer lifetime warranty

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Metabox P170 laptop
i7 3610QM 2.3GHz
4x4GB RAM
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
nVidia GTX675M





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users