fairly xtreme build

i want to know if this build will last me for a very long time and the only thing ill be upgrading is the video cards and getting more hds... if any one know if this is a good build to go with for yrs to come please let me know


https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=8160926&WishListTitle=Xtreme+budget+build
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  1. Depends on your definition of a very long time and what your using it for. Do you realize that there is totally new platfrom coming at the end of this yr or the first of '09? I don't think it will make everything we have now obsolete, I'm typing this up on a PII/266 MHz, granted I'm not doing a lot with it but it's been around a long time and still works.
    I think that's a lot of money to throw into a build right now, of course I'm tryin' to scrounge up $800 to do mine with. This is a hard question to come up with the answer that you're wanting to hear.
  2. chuckm said:
    Depends on your definition of a very long time and what your using it for. Do you realize that there is totally new platfrom coming at the end of this yr or the first of '09? I don't think it will make everything we have now obsolete, I'm typing this up on a PII/266 MHz, granted I'm not doing a lot with it but it's been around a long time and still works.
    I think that's a lot of money to throw into a build right now, of course I'm tryin' to scrounge up $800 to do mine with. This is a hard question to come up with the answer that you're wanting to hear.



    ill be using it for videeo encoding burning cd/dvd music and gaming......is it worth that price for me to order it....on how long it will last id say 10+ yrs since i wont be changing the cpu anytime soon
  3. Yes that's a nice rig, it would last me that long too.
  4. terrmaster said:
    ill be using it for videeo encoding burning cd/dvd music and gaming......is it worth that price for me to order it....on how long it will last id say 10+ yrs since i wont be changing the cpu anytime soon


    save 1000$ and get a Q6600..really, not worth 1000$ ever for the EE of FX lines. :non:
  5. I wish to have thia rig
    For 10 years ??
    I'm sure it will be working nicely after 10 years but I'm sure after 5 years you 'll find it retarded and too old
    If it was me I'll go for Q6600 now and upgrade later when prices opf QX9650 drop down
    1000$ for processor only ??
    This ripping off
  6. WAY OVER PRICED!

    This is what I recommend:
    Q6600
    P35-DS3x-P5K-x or X38
    Corsair 520HX/620HX/PP&C 610 or better
    500GB+ 7200.11 HDDs
    8800GTXsame CPU fan,DVD RW,etc. (Seriously do you need $300+ speakers?,etc)

    This would cost you under $2k. Upgrade to the newer platform next year or build a new PC around the new platform with the rest of the money ~$2k.
  7. i agree, no point in paying that much money. 10years? not if you want to do anything besides browing the internet and do office by that time, no matter how much you pay. as Shadow said, you can get a almost top of the line system today and still have money to upgrade in 2-3 years. by dividing your cash that way it will be more likely to last you a long time, than by throwing it away one pc today. you mentioned gaming..no chance 10 years from now...maybe low setting 4-5 years from now

    look at computers that are 10 years old today. couple of gigs hdd at most and a few 100 mb of ram. gpu's......
  8. thank you all for the help ill drop that 9650 and get a q6600 and thank again for your advice
  9. Lose the sound card.

    Lose the 1000W $320 PSU and get a 750W $150 Seasonic or PC Power & Cooling PSU.

    Lose the expensive as hell mobo.


    Computers don't last 10 years for gaming. I stretched my last one out 6 years and can still run newer games on low low settings with it. That was with upgrading parts over and over. Went through 3 video cards on it and 2 CPUs. Upgraded the ram from 256MB to 768MB to 1GB to 2GB.

    In 4 years your 8800GTS will be garbage. Having a 2nd one in SLI really wont make a difference.

    Play it smart. Spend $1200 on a computer today. With a few upgrades it will last you 4-5 years.

    Then build another computer when you've run out of upgradability on your old computer.

    You can't spend $10,000 on a computer and have it run games at high settings 5-6 years down the road. It just doesn't happen. Be smart with your money. Hell, invest the $4000 you've saved by building a $1200 computer instead. Over the years the interest on that may get you a few upgrades.
  10. I got my Logitech z5500 @ 200$CAD at Dell and free shipping. That was a great deal! Shop! Shop! Shop! Don't have to buy all same place.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1068250&sku=L23-6334
  11. Well, like others here have said, spend around 2k on a computer now, then like 5 years build another one with the rest of the money. Thats what i would do if i were you.
    Also, if you are going to spend 4 THOUSAND dollers on a pc, and expect it to last TEN years, put AT LEAST 8 GB of memory on it. DDR2 prices are SO cheap now, it would cost little to put 8 GB of memory on it.
    just my two cents
  12. @OP: Do you really need those $300 speakers,etc?
  13. In 10 years you'll have the equivelent to a pentium pro 200. Buy a decent video card if you game, but I doubt that you'll need two.
    Also, like everyone else here has said, if you have ~ $ 3,500 to put into it, then use half and put half aside. What is top notch this year will be third rate a year from now. With half of that money you'd have a decent system. With the other half for upgrades/replacement parts in 4 years, you'd have a system that 10k couldn't build this year. Last note... Speakers and monitors seem to be the few things that we keep from build to build. I would go for some really good speakers if you've got the cash.... They are more likely to last you a long time (in terms of not being obsolete) then the rest of the parts.
  14. alright ill change some stuff for my build ive been waiting 2 yrs to get the money for my 1st build and now i got the money to finally build my dream pc ill be ording the parts now..thanks again for the great imput
  15. keep us posted... We all would love to see what you come up with. And remember, our sugestions are only our own. You build it the way you want it.
  16. i just ordered the parts dont know when ill get them... i cahnged the cpu to the q6600 and got the evga 780i mobo and changed the psu to a 850watt and kept everything else the same
  17. i can't help but notice you don't have an OS listed, please don't tell me you're planning to use XP Pro with this setup? Vista Ultimate 64bit is the way to go with this setup. gotta be 64bit with that much ram. unless, you already have a copy of 64bit vista....
  18. pinaplex said:
    i can't help but notice you don't have an OS listed, please don't tell me you're planning to use XP Pro with this setup? Vista Ultimate 64bit is the way to go with this setup. gotta be 64bit with that much ram. unless, you already have a copy of 64bit vista....


    i ordered the vista home preium with it and i should ahve all my parts monday
  19. terrmaster said:
    i ordered the vista home preium with it and i should ahve all my parts monday

    32or 64 bits?
    Retail or OEM?
  20. OK no, if you are mostly caring about longevity and not price, get a QX9650. This CPU is badass.

    People say Q6600 with overclocking = QX9650...and they are not really wrong.

    But guess what, Q6600 is old tech. which runs very hot. 65nm VS 45nm.

    Overclock a Q6600 and overclock as QX9650 and tell me what runs better. QX9650s run AWESOME overclocked. On air, you can get them very high! Check out the Tom's article where they did this...so if money is not a huge concern and you want to build solely for longevity, the QX9650 CPU will last you a damn long time.

    NOTE: The OP never mentioned anything about price being an issue!
  21. One more thing that most here wont mention, drop the surge protecter and get a UPS from either APC or cyber power. With what ever system you do decide to go with a UPS will save your computer 100X's over than that surge protector. Ever think of this; you may get spikes in your current but what about the dipps in power? Surge protectors wont do squat to help that; on the other hand a UPS will handle with the dipps and spikes in power and also do line conditioning as well! Your hard drives will thank you!
  22. LoneEagle said:
    32or 64 bits?
    Retail or OEM?


    64bit oem
  23. Waspy said:
    OK no, if you are mostly caring about longevity and not price, get a QX9650. This CPU is badass.

    People say Q6600 with overclocking = QX9650...and they are not really wrong.

    But guess what, Q6600 is old tech. which runs very hot. 65nm VS 45nm.

    Overclock a Q6600 and overclock as QX9650 and tell me what runs better. QX9650s run AWESOME overclocked. On air, you can get them very high! Check out the Tom's article where they did this...so if money is not a huge concern and you want to build solely for longevity, the QX9650 CPU will last you a damn long time.

    NOTE: The OP never mentioned anything about price being an issue!


    too late already ordered the parts
  24. slickjr169 said:
    One more thing that most here wont mention, drop the surge protecter and get a UPS from either APC or cyber power. With what ever system you do decide to go with a UPS will save your computer 100X's over than that surge protector. Ever think of this; you may get spikes in your current but what about the dipps in power? Surge protectors wont do squat to help that; on the other hand a UPS will handle with the dipps and spikes in power and also do line conditioning as well! Your hard drives will thank you!


    i dont know bout that ima have to look into that and get one of thoses
  25. A UPS is a must have if you truely value your system.
  26. terrmaster said:
    64bit oem

    Good! :)
  27. There is nothing wrong with spending $300 on nice computer speakers. Logitech speakers are of excellent build quality too. I have had the z-560's (their old 400W 4.1 system) since 2003/2004. They are still working perfectly, and the power is amazing when you crank them up. the z-5500's are obviously going to be no different. Those were an excellent choice for pc speakers :D

    I plan on buying those if my current ones ever go out on me. Unless Logitech has something better out by then.
  28. Iscabis said:
    There is nothing wrong with spending $300 on nice computer speakers. Logitech speakers are of excellent build quality too. I have had the z-560's (their old 400W 4.1 system) since 2003/2004. They are still working perfectly, and the power is amazing when you crank them up. the z-5500's are obviously going to be no different. Those were an excellent choice for pc speakers :D

    I plan on buying those if my current ones ever go out on me. Unless Logitech has something better out by then.


    yeah i cant wait to try out the z5500
  29. jkflipflop98 said:
    A UPS is a must have if you truely value your system.


    which one should i get
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