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Dreamweavernoob
02-21-09, 02:44 PM
As some of you have noticed (and complained :p), I have been scraping together a build. I've been indecisive, on a budget and to be honest a bit.....slow :lol:


Anyway, here is my budget rig that will hopefully tide me over. Final parts to be shipped on monday. Then its time for some decent gaming and for the ritual burning of my X300 -_-


Core 2 Quad Q9550 LGA775 12Mb cache
ThermalTake Ultra 120 with 120mm Noctura 1200rpm
Asus P35 board
4Gb DDR2 2x2Gb 4-4-4-12
BFG 1792mb GTX 295
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 THX Digital speakers.
LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Rewriter, HD-DVD reader etc (2nd hand)
2x 1Tb Hitachi 7200.B
Corsair 650W TX PSU Modular
Saitek Eclipse 3
Microsoft HABU Laser Gaming mouse 2000dpi variable
Dell 24" 2408wfp (2nd hand)



Still lacking a sound card because there seems to be a whole plethora on the market :o Any suggestions or is that for another thread? (joke :D)


Any comments or suggestions?

$n][pErMan
02-21-09, 02:48 PM
You will be good for awhile :) Nice setup. For sound i'd get an X-Fi Fatal1ty if you can still get that exact model. Have had mine for awhile and have had 0 issues with it on 64-bit Vista. Has great sound. Others here will probably aurgue against creative products though... to each their own :p OC that CPU and video card though! ;) Get us some real world benchmarks too!

Dreamweavernoob
02-21-09, 03:01 PM
[pErMan;1938564']You will be good for awhile :) Nice setup. For sound i'd get an X-Fi Fatal1ty if you can still get that exact model. Have had mine for awhile and have had 0 issues with it on 64-bit Vista. Has great sound. Others here will probably aurgue against creative products though... to each their own :p OC that CPU and video card though! ;) Get us some real world benchmarks too!

x-fi Fata1ty? I have seen many sound cards.

The ones I have listed are:


Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 7.1 (most expensive @ 87)

Creative X-Fi Titanium SoundBlaster 7.1 (64)

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 (20)

SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer (65)



What is the difference between the titanium fatlity and the titanium soundblaster. I had a look and I could only see the cover being different. Does it sound better? :o

methimpikehoses
02-21-09, 04:59 PM
9/10.

i7 or another gpu and it's a 10. ;)

boredgunner
02-21-09, 05:20 PM
Why am I not surprised someone rated this a 1. Come forward you! I gave it a 9, if you got an i7 setup, two GTX 295's, and another PSU you'd get a 10. Your Q9550 better be nearing 4 ghz...

XDanger
02-21-09, 05:21 PM
9 All good choices. What ram?

If it was all a brand new build I'd say 8 as its not i7

Dreamweavernoob
02-21-09, 06:10 PM
I must confess :o I brought some things second hand. My budget did not allow everything to be new :(


I know the rig is not the best, but to be honest I didnt want to spend money I dont have on i7. Im sure its a lot higher performance but from I came from.....


Which two faggots rated me 1/10? I DEMAND voting as if it was the peoples republic of china :P (joke)

Dreamweavernoob
02-21-09, 06:45 PM
Okay have taken the plunge on a Creative X-Fi Titanium SoundBlaster 7.1.

Cost me 64 but hopefully it will be worth it.

Dreamweavernoob
02-21-09, 06:56 PM
Okay ive had the following idea (see I didnt start a new thread :D)

Sell my 2408wfp. Get 3 other cheaper monitors
Sell my GTX 295 to pay for it and get a GTX 285 instead


This will give me a GTX 285 and 3 monitors. Apparently you can play games with 3 monitors :D

What do you think?

bu1basaur
02-21-09, 07:18 PM
Why not a P45? It's about 10 bucks more than the P35 here in U.S.

EDIT: Wait, you already had it nvm.

methimpikehoses
02-21-09, 09:27 PM
Okay ive had the following idea (see I didnt start a new thread :D)

Sell my 2408wfp. Get 3 other cheaper monitors
Sell my GTX 295 to pay for it and get a GTX 285 instead


This will give me a GTX 285 and 3 monitors. Apparently you can play games with 3 monitors :D

What do you think?

Why would anyone want 3 monitors? You can look at 2 maximum at time.

shabby
02-21-09, 09:39 PM
-1 point for not having an i7
-1 point for not overclocking
-1 point for having anything by thermaltake in your system
Total = 7/10

Logical
02-21-09, 11:39 PM
Lol shabby i think he meant Thermalright xD

I gave you a 7

-1 for no SLI
-1 for no core I7 cpu
-1 for no Soundcard

But that is a very nice spec you have and im sure it will bring you lots of pleasure.
>insert random joke about pron here<

CaptNKILL
02-21-09, 11:44 PM
You need to overclock. Its pointless to use such a high end cooler without overclocking. :)

You could easily hit 3.6-3.8Ghz with that setup, which would give you a noticeable performance boost in a lot of cases.

I'd give it an 8/10. A 9/10 if you can hit 3.8Ghz. :D

Redeemed
02-22-09, 12:00 AM
You guys have spiked my interest... I now want to see what my Q6600 can do. It's idling between 38*C and 40*C... so I should have a bit of headroom. Updating my mobo bios now, and then to try oc'ing. :D

CaptNKILL
02-22-09, 12:07 AM
You guys have spiked my interest... I know want to see what my Q6600 can do. It's idling between 38*C and 48*C... so I should have a bit of headroom. Updating my mobo bios now, and then to try oc'ing. :D

With a decent cooler you should hit 3.2-3.6, but the temps will probably be pretty high.

Redeemed
02-22-09, 12:15 AM
With a decent cooler you should hit 3.2-3.6, but the temps will probably be pretty high.

lol... read your quote of my post and noticed I had some typos... fixe :p

My cooler is the Zalman CNPS9500A LED. I really don't think I need to OC at all... I'm mostly doing it to see what this chip can do. :)

XDanger
02-22-09, 05:30 AM
Sell my 2408wfp. Get 3 other cheaper monitors


3 monitors is awesome (in XP) ,Get a better one for the middle with less expensive ones for the sides.

Will 7 bring back multimonitor support?

Dreamweavernoob
02-22-09, 05:40 AM
Well I have ordered a sound card as I said previously.

The rig WILL be overclocked. ;)

I've seem some sweet pictures of 3 monitor setups and its extreme impracticality makes me blush >_<

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5235/dsc00098kd1.jpg

I mean that is just teh sex.

XDanger
02-22-09, 06:34 AM
If those were mine I'd overlap them slightly to reduce the black bands.

Its a shame you cant get some kind of fibre optic band or fresnel lense setup that spreads the image over the borders giving the illusion of 1 long screen.

bob saget
02-22-09, 06:53 AM
ur rig sux


/thraed


<3

Dreamweavernoob
02-22-09, 09:24 AM
ur rig sux


/thraed


<3

OMFGWTF!!!111ELEVEN1!!1OEN

bannzor this newb haxxor.



/thread win

Dreamweavernoob
02-22-09, 09:24 AM
which 4 turds rated me 1/10

:rofl


feeling da love here.

shabby
02-22-09, 09:32 AM
Lol shabby i think he meant Thermalright xD

I gave you a 7

-1 for no SLI
-1 for no core I7 cpu
-1 for no Soundcard



You're right, so it goes back up to 8, but then -1 for no sli and -1 for no soundcard = 6 :)

Dreamweavernoob
02-22-09, 10:33 AM
You're right, so it goes back up to 8, but then -1 for no sli and -1 for no soundcard = 6 :)

B.....bu....but I have a soundcard :(


A X-Fi Titanium