Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 17 to 27 of 27

Thread: Back to PC!

  1. #17
    Environ'mentalist Zadock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pembroke
    Posts
    1,386
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked
    101 times in 83 posts
    • Zadock's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 3570K
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Corsair Vengeance 8Gb (1600Mhz)
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 500GB HD501LJ Spinpoint T, SATA300, 7200 rpm
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX HD6950 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 520W HX Series Modular Powersupply
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 HP
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 27" LED
      • Internet:
      • BT

    Re: Back to PC!

    Is it worth paying all that extra for the Q9400? the Q6600 has a decent amount of cache and is an easy over clocker, goes to 3.0Ghz easy and a whole lot more if you tweak.

    Mind you... looks like you have the money to spend, nice spec.
    ___________________________________________________________

    System 1: Case: Antec 900 Motherboard: Asus Z77 CPU: Core i5 3570K @3.4GHz RAM:8Gb DDR3 1600Mhz GFX: XFX AMD Radeon 6950 2Gb (Cayman) HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 500GB O/S: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

    System 2: Lenovo Ideapad S205: AMD E350 APU (1.6Ghz), 2Gb 1066Mhz DDR3, Radeon HD6310 (integrated), 250Gb HDD, Windows 7 64Bit Home Premium

    System 3:Asus Eee 901: 12Gb Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome Desktop edition


  2. #18
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Just for gaming then? If so I wouldn't bother with the quad tbh. Unless those games actually make use of quad (no idea.. ) then it generally isn't worth it.

    The case is a bit naff by todays standards. I would get the Coolermaster CM-690 if you want decent cooling etc.. Antec 300 isn't bad either.

    graphics card is a bit overkill for the monitor.. but again, no idea what those games are like.

    Q6600 will be just as effective for gaming, especially if overclocked. But as I said something as cheap and cheerful as the pentium dual core E5200 will be just as effective as a similarly clocked quad in most games.. and they are £60.

    I have the freezer 7 pro and don't like it.. too noisey.

    You won't need the fan controller with a better case.

    Better off with the biostar P45, better board overall as the basic asus is.. well.. basic.

    The PSU is great.. but not at that price. If the enermax modu82+ 525W is cheaper, get that. Tbh I would forget modular right now and get the Enermax Proe82+ 525W as they are better value.
    you find it noisey? its very silent!! do you use SpeedFan to force it to run at a lower speed? at 100% its very noisey, i run it at 30 - 40% which is very good, lol i usually put my hand behind to feel, if it is warm i turn it up, if not then i leave it..

  3. #19
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by darrensen View Post
    Us mac people are all about design. It just looks cool!
    haha us mac people yah!?

    i just got some Bose companion 5 speakers and my god!!! a definite good set!!
    too expensive tho..

  4. #20
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by vincent.m View Post
    you find it noisey? its very silent!! do you use SpeedFan to force it to run at a lower speed? at 100% its very noisey, i run it at 30 - 40% which is very good, lol i usually put my hand behind to feel, if it is warm i turn it up, if not then i leave it..
    I run it at 65% because anything less and my cpu starts to cook. I have high standards for noise these days and it just doesn't cut it.

  5. #21
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I run it at 65% because anything less and my cpu starts to cook. I have high standards for noise these days and it just doesn't cut it.
    how come it gets so hot? you OC the cpu? i even have passive cooling for my GFX card.. (not the one in the my system thing) my room one.

  6. #22
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    oh also, my cpu always displays -64^c anyway to solve it?!?! i did use a different monitor thingy, but i really want SpeedFan to control everything i like the interface..

  7. #23
    Senior Member FatalSaviour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    London/Oxford/York
    Posts
    1,876
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    • FatalSaviour's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55-GD80
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 860
      • Memory:
      • 4x2GB GEiL PC17000
      • Storage:
      • 3x1000GB, 2x500GB (RAID1), 1x2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 470
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX700
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311, Dell 2005FPW
      • Internet:
      • VM 30Mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    32bit only vista DVD. This day and age that's a nono - not so much for wasting a small proportion of your 4gb ram but for futureproofing. Compatibility problems are rarely an issue these days other than very old hardware.
    +1 on this
    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    What the hell does "WTH" mean


  8. #24
    MacDaddy! darrensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    43 times in 37 posts
    • darrensen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • i7
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre 80mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    Right this is going to be the final spec.....

    Was going to downgrade the CPU but for the sake of saving a few quid, i though i'd just go with the 2.6 and if i feel like oc'ing i'll go from there.


  9. #25
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by darrensen View Post
    Right this is going to be the final spec.....

    Was going to downgrade the CPU but for the sake of saving a few quid, i though i'd just go with the 2.6 and if i feel like oc'ing i'll go from there.

    case is pretty expensive no? just wondering whats so good about the Lian-Li cases?

  10. #26
    NOT Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,905
    Thanks
    412
    Thanked
    278 times in 253 posts

    Re: Back to PC!

    Quote Originally Posted by vincent.m View Post
    case is pretty expensive no? just wondering whats so good about the Lian-Li cases?
    Quality, Aluminium and general size

    Although that one is a bit too small and expensive for it's price.

    I'd get the full tower version instead.

  11. #27
    Who the $%£# told you you could eat my cookies?! Oobie-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,291
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked
    17 times in 16 posts

    Re: Back to PC!

    With the case, make sure its got ample headroom for upgrades. I've learnt that not getting a bigger case can be very troublesome later down the line, the hard way!
    The CM-690 would be perfect.
    Oh and if you're spending that much on a fan, get a noctua 120mm.
    Last edited by Oobie-; 08-01-2009 at 03:54 PM.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Got my hard drive back from seagate but oh dear... recommendations please...
    By themaidenmaniac in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 27-05-2006, 06:52 PM
  2. BELKIN 350VA UPS mains BACK UP BATTERY £19.99 !
    By mikerr in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-04-2006, 12:31 PM
  3. 2 Films to watch Back to Back
    By Zak33 in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 21-07-2004, 12:17 PM
  4. Welcome Back
    By Jonny M in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 24-07-2003, 03:08 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
  •