Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 17

Thread: Anything you will change in this setup ?

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PE, South Africa
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Hi All

    Building a new gaming rig. Here is what I have shortlisted. Components are from SCAN and OCUK.


    SCAN:

    LN19488
    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR, 95W, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, Retail £140.99 £165.66

    LN20680
    Asus Maximus Formula, iX38, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1200/1066/800/667, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £134.39 £157.91

    LN13080
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready £13.39 £15.73

    LN18867
    Antec P182 Advanced PERFORMANCE ONE SERIES Super Midi Tower Case, Gun Metal Black (no PSU) £69.89 £82.12

    LN15215
    620W Corsair HX Series Modular SLi PSU, ATX, EPS 12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty £72.89 £85.65


    OCUK:

    BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
    £289.99 (£340.74)

    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA1065) £74.99 (£88.11)

    1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST3500320AS)
    £61.99 (£72.84) <---data

    2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 80GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (ST380815AS)
    £51.98 (£61.08) <---RAID0

    2 x Akasa AK174CB-4BLB 120mm Blue LED Fan
    £15.98 (£18.78)

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g)
    £5.99 (£7.04)

    Samsung SM-245B 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black
    £259.99 (£305.49)

    Akasa AK FC-03 Fan Controller Pro £24.99
    £24.99 (£29.36)

    Comes out to about £1450

    Keyboard and Mouse will be added later.

    I do not need a soundcard or speakers ( have these already )

    The components I am unsure about are the MotherBoard and GFX card - I'm sure there are better deals to be had, but I want MAX performance for the same price.

    Can you lovely lads/lasses please give these items a once (or twice ) over and suggest alternatives or better combo's that may save me money and/or gain me performance that i may have advertently overlooked.

    Ye all be thanked !!!!
    If I'm not back in 5 minutes - just wait longer !

  2. #2
    Senior Member godsdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Jelly Wall Hotel
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    61 times in 54 posts
    • godsdog's system
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 204B
      • Internet:
      • UKFSN ..have to check

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Looking good.

    Not sure about Maximus Formula over a cheaper P35 (Abit IP-35 Pro / Asus P5K Deluxe) unless you have reason to go X38.

    Don't see a DVD-RW there? (Samsung S203N)

    Are you planning on overclocking to any great degree? If so, money saved on the board could go toward a change of cooler.
    .
    "Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice"

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PE, South Africa
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Quote Originally Posted by godsdog View Post
    Looking good.

    Not sure about Maximus Formula over a cheaper P35 (Abit IP-35 Pro / Asus P5K Deluxe) unless you have reason to go X38.

    Don't see a DVD-RW there? (Samsung S203N)

    Are you planning on overclocking to any great degree? If so, money saved on the board could go toward a change of cooler.
    Overclock -> yep ! -> but not toooooo much !!! x38 i guess is for more futureproofing at relatively similar or slightly better performance in some areas.

    Just looking at my choice of HDD's too,something don't look right there ! I want a fast system partition and one drive to hold data, so may have to go have a look at that again.

    I have a DVD-RW DL ( forgot to mention that ), but may get a new one.

    Thanks
    If I'm not back in 5 minutes - just wait longer !

  4. #4
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,830
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    870 times in 734 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    I would go with an ABit board instead, got a real distaste for the Asus stuff at the moment.....and the more expensive and rare the asus board, the less support you seem to get.
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  5. #5
    Senior Member godsdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Jelly Wall Hotel
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    61 times in 54 posts
    • godsdog's system
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 204B
      • Internet:
      • UKFSN ..have to check

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjorko View Post
    Overclock -> yep ! -> but not toooooo much !!! x38 i guess is for more futureproofing at relatively similar or slightly better performance in some areas.
    I'd check out the living reviews over at Clunk's re:X38 first: Reviews. - Clunk's Forums. The Gigabyte GA X38 DQ6 comes out well.
    .
    "Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice"

  6. #6
    Get in the van. Fraz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,919
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked
    397 times in 231 posts
    • Fraz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A-UD5
      • CPU:
      • Watercooled i7-980X @ 4.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 24GB Crucial DDR3-1333
      • Storage:
      • 240 GB Vertex2E + 2 TB of Disk
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Water-cooled Sapphire 7970 @ 1175/1625
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Modu87+
      • Case:
      • Corsair 700D
      • Operating System:
      • Linux Mint 12 / Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30" 3008WFP and two Dell 24" 2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60 Mbps

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    In general, very nice.

    Comments:

    I'd have thought that 2x80GB drives in RAID 0 would have no real gain (and a massive loss in complexity terms) over a decent single 500GB drive.

    Also, I just don't see the point in getting a 8800GTX right now - I'd get a 8800GT if I were you. Although that's no easy task, as far as I've heard...

    I know nothing nothing about ASUS boards, but if you get an Abit board, there really isn't a need for a fan controller, as you'll be able to control everything via uGuru. Or, as I suppose, you could get the uGuru panel, if you really wanted something with knobs on.

    Just my 2 pence mind.

  7. Received thanks from:

    Fjorko (23-11-2007)

  8. #7
    A shadowy flight. MSIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    London/Herts
    Posts
    3,413
    Thanks
    394
    Thanked
    229 times in 168 posts
    • MSIC's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H170M-ITX
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 6500
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Corsair Veng DDR4 2666
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SSD (boot) +1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GeForce 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 450W ST455F
      • Case:
      • Silverstone SG06-450
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2309W
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet FiberTTC

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjorko View Post
    The components I am unsure about are the MotherBoard and GFX card - I'm sure there are better deals to be had, but I want MAX performance for the same price.
    I can understand wanting the best performance, but are you really sure that you are happy to pay (in the case of graphics) twice the price for an extra 5&#37;, (depending on game)??

    I really hope you have many tens of thousands of pounds spare in the bank and do much charitable work if you are happy spending money like that!
    I'm commenting on an internet forum. Your facts hold no sway over me.
    - Another poster, from another forum.

    System as shown, plus: Microsoft Wireless mobile 4000 mouse and Logitech Illuminated keyboard.
    Sennheiser RS160 wireless headphones. Creative Gigaworks T40 SII. My wife.
    My Hexus Trust

  9. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PE, South Africa
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    I can understand wanting the best performance, but are you really sure that you are happy to pay (in the case of graphics) twice the price for an extra 5%, (depending on game)??

    I really hope you have many tens of thousands of pounds spare in the bank and do much charitable work if you are happy spending money like that!
    OK, so 8800GT then ?
    If I'm not back in 5 minutes - just wait longer !

  10. #9
    Get in the van. Fraz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,919
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked
    397 times in 231 posts
    • Fraz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A-UD5
      • CPU:
      • Watercooled i7-980X @ 4.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 24GB Crucial DDR3-1333
      • Storage:
      • 240 GB Vertex2E + 2 TB of Disk
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Water-cooled Sapphire 7970 @ 1175/1625
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Modu87+
      • Case:
      • Corsair 700D
      • Operating System:
      • Linux Mint 12 / Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30" 3008WFP and two Dell 24" 2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60 Mbps

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjorko View Post
    OK, so 8800GT then ?
    For now - yes. Remember you can always sell it and buy the 8800 GTX rev.2 (or whatever it's gonna be) when it arrives in a few months. An 8800 GT will keep its value well, but if you bought an 8800GTX now, its value will plummet when the new version comes out.

  11. Received thanks from:

    Fjorko (23-11-2007)

  12. #10
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Also, I just don't see the point in getting a 8800GTX right now - I'd get a 8800GT if I were you. Although that's no easy task, as far as I've heard...
    I wouldnt get either. Hang fire to 3rd December (hopefully) and the new GTS will be upon us. It will be alot cheaper than the GTX and only very slightly dearer than the the GT, BUT, if all things are right at the moment, will be faster than both.

    The GT isnt only 5&#37; slower than the GTX. Thats twisting the facts somewhat. It is only a 5% difference when you have all the AA turn down on a lower resolution. Otherwise the gap is larger.

    The new GTS is supposedly 15-20% than the GTwith AA etc up full.

    The GT is great if:
    1. You cant warranty spending the extra &#163;40-50 on a new revision GTS
    2. You are desperate right now for a card (even though there are only a few around).
    3. You are happy to part with the best part of &#163;200 and then in less than 2 weeks not be disappointed that the next gen card is faster for only a few quid more.

    The 8800GT is a great card. Its not that ground breaking though for &#163;170+, especially with what is coming only a week or two away.

    BTW......It looks like there wont be a next revision GTX or Ultra....they are moving straight to the 98xx series from what is being said.
    Last edited by Blitzen; 23-11-2007 at 04:40 PM.

  13. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PE, South Africa
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Yep, was just reading that !!!

    Ahhh the impatience huh ? !!!

    Are there any reviews out for the new GTS' ?
    If I'm not back in 5 minutes - just wait longer !

  14. #12
    Lover & Fighter Blitzen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Between Your Mum & Sister
    Posts
    6,310
    Thanks
    539
    Thanked
    382 times in 300 posts
    • Blitzen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ABIT iX38 QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Intel Quad Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz : 30 Degrees Idle - 41-46 Degrees Load
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic Q22wb 22" Widescreen - 5ms
      • Internet:
      • O2 premium @ 17mb

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    1 or 2 comparisons.
    I posted a link the other day to compare all the 8800 series cards and the new GTS has some very good stats.

  15. #13
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PE, South Africa
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Hi again

    Getting to the final stages of component selection, but just one quick question

    If anyone owns a Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Mobo - does a Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme H/S fit on it ?

    What do you do with the heatsinks on the back seeing that the Thermaltake needs a backplate mounted ?

    Thanks !

    Will post my final spec for your comments soon !!

    Cheers
    Last edited by Fjorko; 27-11-2007 at 02:16 PM. Reason: typo
    If I'm not back in 5 minutes - just wait longer !

  16. #14
    Folding Flunkie Webby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,323
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    245 times in 229 posts
    • Webby's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G33M-DS2R, Swiftech MCW30 Northbridge Cooler
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 3.5GHz, Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ Flex DDR2 PC2-9200 5-5-5-15 @ 1000MHz 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2x 250GB WD SataII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire HD4870 512MB, Cooling Swiftech MCW60
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Tremjin TJ06 - Modded for Water Cooling Goodness
      • Operating System:
      • Windows XP Pro SP3
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Widescreen Cibox C2201 (with DVI input)
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s ADSL

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    You could always take them off and put a Thermalright IFX-10 on the back instead (assuming it's just a back of CPU socket cooler or you could just leave them off, not sure how much good they do anyway (not tried a board with them so can't really comment).

  17. #15
    The Irish Drunk! neonplanet40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Falkirk
    Posts
    4,920
    Thanks
    633
    Thanked
    207 times in 138 posts
    • neonplanet40's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 7 2700X
      • Memory:
      • Patriot 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256 Crucial MX100 +Kingston 256GB SSD and 500GB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit nVidia 1070Ti Rockgamer
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 650W
      • Case:
      • Akasa Eclipse-32
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 27" U2715H & Dell 23" U2311H
      • Internet:
      • 60MB

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Kit

    The above overclocks alot so you may not need to spend the extra
    Home Entertainment =BenQ W1070, Samsung 65" HDTV, Denon AVRX6300H, Playstation 3 and Monitor Audio Silver RX 5.0, Monitor Audio CT265IDC(x4) Dolby Atmos and XTZ 12.17 Sub
    My System=Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Patriot 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz, 256GB Crucial SSD, Kingston 256GB SSD and 500GB Samsung F3, Palit GTX1070 GameRock Edition , Enermax Liberty 620W, Akasa Eclipse-32,Dell 2715H & Dell U2311H
    Home Server 2/HTPC - HP Gen 8 with 4GB ram, Windows 7 Pro and Crucial M4 128GB SSD, MSI AMD R7 240 2GB, 2x WD Red 3TB 1x 2TB WD Black running XBMC
    Diskstation/HTPC - Synology DS2415+ with 18TB
    Tablet=Microsoft Surface Pro 4 & Huawei M5 10"

  18. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    PE, South Africa
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Anything you will change in this setup ?

    OK, so what do you think of this final list of components..... I know there are probably cheaper alternatives, but this will have to last me a while. The reason for the Maximus Formula SE with the WC northbridge is coz I may look into WC later on . . . . and the Silverstone case is expensive, but it should be able to house many upgrades in the forseeable future due to it's internal volume.

    GFX card is also added, but I may hold back on that to see what the new GTS is like. I just added a good one to make the setup complete and get pricing.

    Honest opinions please

    Oh yeah - all comes to approx &#163;1500

    EDIT : I think I MAY stick 2 x Asus ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT 512MB's in there and X-fire them ! - works out approx &#163;150 more

    Last edited by Fjorko; 28-11-2007 at 11:58 AM. Reason: added info
    If I'm not back in 5 minutes - just wait longer !

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Xp system setup
    By J273 in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16-06-2005, 12:19 AM
  2. Buy New Setup Now or....
    By Randell Floyd in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2005, 07:54 PM
  3. Dual Monitor Setup on a 6800GT
    By Allen in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 29-04-2005, 10:59 AM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-04-2005, 01:15 PM
  5. Surround Sound Setup
    By Brodieman in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-03-2005, 12:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •