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Please Help Me! I'M Bying This Computer! Is It Good?

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August 23, 2006 5:57:33 PM

Hello Mates.

I'm Bying a new computer and want to know if this is a good one:)  thanks


Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2,4GHz S775 FSB1066 2MB Cache Boxed With Fan

Antec NSK6500-EC Miditowerlåda 430W

Samsung DDR2 667MHz CL4 64M*64 1GB x2=2048MB

Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6, P965, Socket-775, Firewire, ATX, GbLAN, DDR2, 2xPCI-Ex16

Gainward GeForce 7900GT 512MB,1,2ns DDR3 ,PCI-Express, "BP7900GT-512-GS-TV-DD"

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200rpm 16MB cache SATA2

NEC ND3550 16X DVD±R/RW Dual Layer bulk Black (Supports DVD-R DL & DVD+R9 DL)

Diskettstation Generic Svart floppy 1,44Mb 3,5"

Is This A Good Computer??? Thanks For The Answer Mates Peace :D 

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August 23, 2006 6:15:59 PM

E6600, the Core 2 Duo sweet spot. Instead of the 7900GT, spend a little extra on an X1900XT.
August 23, 2006 6:54:27 PM

I disagree with your recomendation of a X1900XT over a 7900GT. If you look at toms Hardware review here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/08/23/ati_radeon_x1950...

You will see that the 7900GT edges out the X1900XT on pretty much everything...only in Black and White and Oblivion Indoors tests did the 7900GT do worse.

Plus if you look here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2010380...

and here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2010380...

You see quite clearly that the average price for a X1900XT is about $100 MORE at around avg. $350 while the 7900GT avg's around $250. Save a hundred dollars and get a better if not equal card.
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August 23, 2006 7:02:45 PM

Thats a nice LOOKING case but looks dont do anything for helping your machine run better. IMO I would buy a cheaper case WITHOUT a power supply and buy a GOOD 600W or soo psu.

Considering you obviously have some money to spend, I would spend at least $100 on a psu. Your system will thank you.
August 23, 2006 10:26:08 PM

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E6600, the Core 2 Duo sweet spot. Instead of the 7900GT, spend a little extra on an X1900XT.


Remember that this is the Golden Sample... "GS" version by Gainward... 550mhz GPU-speed.. vs 450mhz original.

It pretty much beats the X1900XT in every benchmark, with exceptions of course..."
August 23, 2006 10:33:21 PM

I agree w/ you little scraper. That PSU is barely going to do it for you, and you'll probably realize it later on when you want to add more to your system. Like OC'ng, water cooling, Dual videocards, fans, HDs, etc.

But like I said, "barely is the key word. B/c you could probably be fine w/ that setup at the moment until you're ready for the add-ons.


My 1st build, click here - to check it out![/list]
August 23, 2006 10:44:48 PM

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I agree w/ you little scraper. That PSU is barely going to do it for you, and you'll probably realize it later on when you want to add more to your system. Like OC'ng, water cooling, Dual videocards, fans, HDs, etc.

But like I said, "barely is the key word. B/c you could probably be fine w/ that setup at the moment until you're ready for the add-ons.


My 1st build, click here - to check it out!
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Bare in mind that the 7900GT is not a monster consumer of power... And then we have the Core 2 Duo... That we all know is a lightweight in this area... I think the system balances out quite well even on 430W with a pretty descent margin...

And guys... SLI, Watercooling etc..? If he's ever going to upgrade his motherboard for that or changing cooling-systems... he would probably manage an extra cost of about $90 not taking a sell of the 430W psu in mind... =) And still have the nice LOOKING case =).. ;) 

Jocke// Sweden
August 27, 2006 3:24:09 PM

That particular Gainward 7900GT will be set to 550/1400 at stock, the Vmod is a pencil mod and will allow you to reach ~750 core speed pretty easily even with stock cooling, however a Zalman VF900 or water cooling is advised.

The RAM, despite being rated at 1.2ns, is very hard to take any faster than the 1400 stock, possibly due to timings, even with a ram voltage mod.
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