Hey guys...long time no see..
A friend of mine wanna buy my old complete system including my old monitor and keyboard, I mean the one with E4500. And he need it fast, and I have agreed to him about that.
That is why I am thinking about buying myself a new system around next month.
This is my plan :
Mushkin DDR2 1000 4GB
HIS ATI X3850 256MB
Seagate SATA 500GB 32MB 7200rpm
Coolermaster elite RC331 (2 x 120mm fan)
Corsair 450W (without OC)
Abit Airpace 54MBps WLAN PCIex1
Artic Coolin Freezer pro 7 or Thermaltake TX2 + thermal paste from Zalman
Samsung S203B/D SATA
The total price is around € 930,-
I'll spent, in total after adding the money I'll got from my old system, around € 450,-
Well but that's about all the money I have right now.
What is your opinions on this one? Any suggestions or if you want to share me your experience?
What's the use of this pc? Will it be overclocked? How much?
This PC is gonna be my all rounder PC. I like to watch movies, play games alltough I am not a hardcore gamer, normal internet use, office, autocad and school work. I would like to add a tv tuner card someday.
If you ask me if I wanna OC it, than ya but I'll not going too high, perhaps only till it reach around 3GHz. I will search for the highest value possible without increasing the electrical voltage value given to the processor.
I would like to change my mind about changing the PSU to TAGAN 400W.
This should more than enough. the 450W is way too big. I would like to buy the lower version but I think TAGAN has only 400W and above.
Dont go with a 8200 go for the e8400 much better multipliers ect
why go 1000 with ram my OCZ Reaper 6400 800 will out pace most 1000 and 1066 with just a little o/c and gigabite ga-p35-ds3p a very good choice for your set up as well, agree with chuckm go with 550 watt
For chuckm and mstaxi :
1. Thank you for your answer.
2. E8400 is abit way too expensive for me.
3. Actually I am considering GAX38DS5 not GAP35DS3P. I like the X38 chipset, beside P35 is old now since the X38 and X48 came.
4. OCZ Reaper 6400 hmmm...nice I'll think about it.
5. About the PSU, I think you guys should take a look at this : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/239908-10-calculato...
And yup...450W is already too high, when you gonna OC your system a little.
About the PSU, I already found a friend using TAGAN 400W, it can fit even for 2 8800GTX and a E6400, with a note that he didn't OC the processor and I think he doesn't have any more free room with that PSU.
My old-old system using Pentium D805, 6800GS, 2GB DDR2 533, 2 HDD, 1 DVD-burner...is combined with a 350W Antec PSU, and it still run perfectly even after almost 4 years since I bought it.
Don't rely too much on the PSU calculator guys, especially the one from www.extreme.outervision.com , because this exagerated your power needs.
Conclusion : I'll use only one X3850, I am very much confident that TAGAN 400W is sufficient.
Surprisingly, the PSU calculator is quite accurate. I have an 830w UPS (no typo, it's backup power; power blackout, bring it on!!!) & the UPS software tells me my 4.2ghz pc is using 28%. or 232.4W idle.
Nobody will believe my family pc (amd 5000+ black o/c to 3ghz) is using less than half the wattage of my main rig.
They're pumping out 2000W psu's. Where's the 3000W? Damnnit!!!
It's just that some prefer to play it safe & stick with recommended requirements. Doesn't mean other solutions won't work.
X48 is already out in Europe in small supply. I don't think you need that for what you're doing. P35 is more than capable to handle those tasks. After using X38, I wouldn't go back to P35 if I had the money. It overclocks better than my P5K.
If you can find E3110 for a good price, it's the same as E8400.
Yup, you need only 800mhz ram for light to moderate overclocks.
Hmmmmm.....Xeon E3110? I can only find one or two stores in Germany that sale it and you know what? It is cheaper than E8200, but I have to pay for it first before I receive it ''someday'' plus it is written ''the waiting time is unknown.''