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September 12, 2009 10:38:01 PM

hey i am looking to buy a new system for around 650-800$ i think that a graphic card is not needed.
i am not a great beliver in future proof so i can go with lga775 as well.
i prefer intel, main purpose of this gear will be running smooth 1080p movies and playing games (secondary objective as i own a ps3)
i want it to be quiet as much as possible, overclocking is very doubtful.

i own a graphic card bfg 8800GT 512 OC

http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88512gtoce.aspx

so i dont think i need a new card.
no need in keyboard and perhiphals or a monitor.
the computer will be with a 23 lcd running on 1080 and a 42 lcd running on 1920X1080 as well.

thank you for your advices and your time.

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September 13, 2009 12:45:03 AM

to be honest if you are willing to spend 800 usd you can make a beast of a system.

I would highly recommend a new graphics card. even 150usd on the GPU these days can get you a very powerful card. Why spend 800usd? and compromise on the main part of the system. All of us know the CPU doesnt play much of a role.

Go for any cost effective dual core or quad core cpu you can get around the range of 2.5ghz - 2.8ghz that should be enough.

set aside 150usd for the graphics card. i am sure a 260gtx or better can be had.

with that kind of setup you can could be on your way to true 1080p gaming.. plus your games will be cheaper.. over time it will be more cost effective then the ps3. Games will play better look better and an over all superior experience.

plus go for atleast 2gb of ram its pretty cheap these days. Overall i think the system i just described above can be had for about 400-500usd max. specially if you already have the monitor and tv.

constant upgrades are no long needed on the pc front. its due to a number of factors. Graphics cards have become too powerful now,

games these days are usually made with consoles in mind so the jumps in graphics are not too huge like they used to be. which is why even a 8800gtx is still considered to be a very good card.

so in the end i consider this investment should serve you well until the next console generation comes and developers think about making a real jump in terms of graphics.
September 13, 2009 9:45:00 AM

hey...
first of all thank you for your kind reply
i think i got a bit confused why get a new card if the 8800GTX is still considered to be a very good card ?

in this matter what do you think will be better ? ATI HD 4850 Vapor-x 1024
or the Nvidia GTX260 896md
i have never worked with ati all my life i've had nvidia

and for closer would you reccomend this system ?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Tray

Asus P5Q SE2

Westren Digital WD5000AAKS 3.5" 500GB SATA2 16MB

G.Skill DDR2 4096MB (2048MBx2) 1066Mhz CL 5-5-5-15 PK

Palit nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB DDR3 PCIe

LG GSA-GH22N X22 SATA DVD

Antec Three Hundred

CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

gpu cooling Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2

one last thing i dont know why but the quad core cpu's prices havent dropped down yet in where i live and still priced high even tough i7 and i5 are out at the market, the differnce between the systems is really minimal and only comes down to the cpu and motherboard as all other componnents will remain the same , no real change needed in the memory or gpu so wouldnt i be better off investing a little more and buying the i5 for around 100-150$ differnce ? the system i wrote up will be around 1000$ and the i5 system will be (just changing cpu and m.b)
with the i5 and Intel DP55WG I5 Socket 1156 P55 CHIPSET mobo.

thank you very much for helping me out

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September 13, 2009 9:49:24 AM

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September 13, 2009 10:03:23 AM

Tel Aviv , Israel
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September 13, 2009 10:50:34 AM

Where did you find that G.Skill RAM ? I couldn't find any on the Israeli sites. I was going to do a low budget build that you could over clock...but that build you have going wih the 8400 looks good.

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September 13, 2009 11:03:20 AM

hey .. this is the link for the memory
http://www.skypc.co.il/pl_product~F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK~15~...

now look at this specs please

Intel Core i5 750 Socket 1156 2.66Ghz BOX,

Intel DP55WG I5 Socket 1156 P55

WD 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Sata2 AAKS WD5000AAKS,

A-Data 4GB Kit (2GBx2) DDR3 1333Mhz CL9 Core I5 1.5v,

ANTEC Three Hundred 300 Gaming ,

Palit nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB DDR3 PCIe

Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500 Watt,

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2,

Scythe Kama Cross,

Sony / Nec AD-5240S SATA x 24 Black,

and the price differnce is rediciouls around 80$
and i still think i can lower the price becuase this gpu costs around 250$ (!!!) and i think i can use mind for a while at least untill maybe prices will go down or i will get one on ebay for less....
thanks
September 13, 2009 11:19:01 AM

MiGHTyDuCK said:
hey...
first of all thank you for your kind reply
i think i got a bit confused why get a new card if the 8800GTX is still considered to be a very good card ?

in this matter what do you think will be better ? ATI HD 4850 Vapor-x 1024
or the Nvidia GTX260 896md
i have never worked with ati all my life i've had nvidia

and for closer would you reccomend this system ?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Tray

Asus P5Q SE2

Westren Digital WD5000AAKS 3.5" 500GB SATA2 16MB

G.Skill DDR2 4096MB (2048MBx2) 1066Mhz CL 5-5-5-15 PK

Palit nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB DDR3 PCIe

LG GSA-GH22N X22 SATA DVD

Antec Three Hundred

CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

gpu cooling Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2

one last thing i dont know why but the quad core cpu's prices havent dropped down yet in where i live and still priced high even tough i7 and i5 are out at the market, the differnce between the systems is really minimal and only comes down to the cpu and motherboard as all other componnents will remain the same , no real change needed in the memory or gpu so wouldnt i be better off investing a little more and buying the i5 for around 100-150$ differnce ? the system i wrote up will be around 1000$ and the i5 system will be (just changing cpu and m.b)
with the i5 and Intel DP55WG I5 Socket 1156 P55 CHIPSET mobo.

thank you very much for helping me out



8800gtx is a very good card but that is the 768mb version.

i feel 512mb of memory available on your version might be a little short for playing at 1080p, it would be fine for 720p imo.

however i am surprised to see the pricing for the g260 in your country. I have seen it on www.newegg.com as low as 150usd some even lower then this.

Remember that it doesnt really matter much which cpu motherboard you get, as long as its above 2.5ghz and has 2gb+memory.

The GPU is the most important part. Compromise on the gpu and nothing else will make up for it. Have you tried importing directly from the usa? or maybe buying it off ebay might be a nice choice, 250usd for a 260gtx is just too much, i have seen them go as low as usd 140.

Yes i would recommend the 260gtx anytime its a great card, only problem might be getting it from the usa the additional frieght paid to get it to your country and then if any taxes are applied it might end up being more expensive then 250usd, so in the end it might better buying it locally.
September 13, 2009 11:28:17 AM

why_me the link is directing me to the link i have posted earlier on the ddr2

kashifme21 i agree it is way too much for the gpu, thats why i dont think i will buy it directly from a retailer here and just ebay it for a while, or wait for a price drop down when ati will release thier 5xxx series in october....

so if i want to cut the price down i can actually take a dual core ?

its just too much information and too complicated to buy a desktop pc these days...
its frustrating ... too much selection you get lost in it ...
September 13, 2009 11:37:09 AM

MiGHTyDuCK said:
why_me the link is directing me to the link i have posted earlier on the ddr2

kashifme21 i agree it is way too much for the gpu, thats why i dont think i will buy it directly from a retailer here and just ebay it for a while, or wait for a price drop down when ati will release thier 5xxx series in october....

so if i want to cut the price down i can actually take a dual core ?

its just too much information and too complicated to buy a desktop pc these days...
its frustrating ... too much selection you get lost in it ...



well planning a system is actually the fun part... atleast for me.

anyways i think you should be fine with a dual core hardly any game takes advantage of a quad core cpu. at 1080p its your gpu which will be the part taking most of the load so it needs to be a good one, try seeing if you can get a 260gtx or 275gtx(if its available at a good price), spending an extra 40-50usd on the gpu is a good investment.

waiting for the 5xxx series might be a good idea.. prices are sure to drop.
September 13, 2009 12:41:16 PM

hi thank you again
i came across a finding getting either the Q8300 or the Q6700 for almost the same price (8300 for 10$ more)
which one should i get ?
i am going to use a mobo Asus P5B deluxe

i think its finally going to get together
September 13, 2009 12:58:23 PM

MiGHTyDuCK said:
hi thank you again
i came across a finding getting either the Q8300 or the Q6700 for almost the same price (8300 for 10$ more)
which one should i get ?
i am going to use a mobo Asus P5B deluxe

i think its finally going to get together



its a negligble difference go for the q8300 its much better.
September 13, 2009 4:18:38 PM

thank you for your help
i guess i will take the Q8300.

how much Watts does my power supplier should be ?
any good reccomndations for good cheap psu ?

thanks
September 13, 2009 4:20:33 PM

600-700 watts should be good.. just get any goodd priced one
September 13, 2009 4:22:56 PM

wow ... and i thought a 500W will be enough ......

thank you for all your help.
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