I am thinking of buying this computer, and I would like to get some feedback on it from you guys.
How it may run and such.
In-Win J649 ATX MidiTower, black, USB2.0, Audio, Airduct, 120mm fan (Without PSU)
Looks good but consider changing the CPU to a Q6600 and the GPU to a 4870 1Gb.
The Q6600 should cost you about $20 more and performs roughly the same/a little faster than a Q8200 at stock.
Once you begin overclocking, however, the Q6600 will race ahead with its 9x multiplier (vs a 7x with the Q8200).
While the GTX260 is a great card, the 4870 costs less and outperforms it.
Also, as you have a CrossFire motherboard, why not keep that option open if you need extra GPU power in the future.
It's not bad. The CPU is good too unless you are planing to OC. Than the q6600 does better.
Q8200 supports new instruction set and it uses less power so it's a great alternative.
Intel is phasing out q6600 slowly
@davidrossoni: Very good.
The other guys have a point about the graphics card though, with a CF enabled MB I`d also suggest getting an ATI card, either that or switching to a single card MB and saving a few (insert local currency here). I would suggest switching to a SLI MB if you go for the GTX260 but have heard bad things about the Nvidia chipsets.
@ davidrossoni; You`re comparing the results from 3D Mark 06 from Toms and 3D Mark Vantage from the Futuremark website, they are not the same and should not be compared with each other.
If this works this will get you to the GTX260 results;
It`s lowish but then again 3D Mark 06 is n`t a very good way to see how a system will run in real life.
My rig (when it had a 512 Mb HD4870) only got 11,800 yet played even the mighty Crysis on high and DX9 @ 1920x1200.
If this computer reaches a "lowish" score of 12000-15000 and still is able to play the latest games at high/very high settings, getting a computer with high scores seems like a waste of money and madness : D
For some, yes. Those high scores are often the result of a lot of work and are really the results of a sport, just like athletes who strive for further/faster/higher, people around the world strive to be the fastest, hence the huge scores, but they are on heavily overclocked, cutting edge hardware that has been tweaked and tuned to within a micron of its life-just like a racing car.
Bear in mind, my setup was not playing Crysis at maximum settings just high, (still looked fantastic though).
The system you have listed at the start of the thread should be somewhat faster than my now middle-aged setup and better prepared for the games coming out, most of which will, I`m sure need that Quad and will appreciate the 260.
Since it looks like you will be using this for gaming I'd recommend you get a Phenom II instead buying a processor on Intel's soon dead socket 775 platform. The Phenom II 810 X4 will offer pretty much identical performance to the Q8200, or if you want to splurge a bit more go for the Phenom II 920 X4.
There's little to no upgrade path for socket 775 but AMD will continue to support their socket AM2+/AM3 platform. If you have to go Intel though I'd really recommend waiting until Core i5 comes out in July. I really just don't see a point in buying a Core 2 Duo with little to no upgeade path, unless you're getting a really good deal.