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December 11, 2009 4:54:05 AM

Is there a program that test hardware specs before you go out and buy the computer parts that you want to build?

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December 11, 2009 5:56:57 AM

no one knows?
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December 11, 2009 4:42:56 PM

Closest you'll get is the charts section here in Tom's. There are so many parts and companies out there, that it would be impossible to benchmark every possible combination to make a program.

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If you only tested the most popular items
ex. ~20 major cpus choices ~200 good mobo choices, ~200 good RAM kits, ~10 good HD choices, ~30 good PSU choices.

That's already 240 million possibilities, less because of compatibility, but I'm not including stuff like drives, case, HSF..etc
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December 29, 2009 6:25:39 PM

There should be a program that all you have to type in the specs on the hard ware that you want to build for a computer or upgrade and it will show some specs if it will improve your new system or will get the best out of the money you going to spend. it doest have to have 100% right on the dot.
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December 29, 2009 6:51:12 PM

ace700 said:
There should be a program that all you have to type in the specs on the hard ware that you want to build for a computer or upgrade and it will show some specs if it will improve your new system or will get the best out of the money you going to spend. it doest have to have 100% right on the dot.


That would be a nice little program, but one would have to own all the different components to test it and that could be 500,000 different combos etc to come up with the results. By the time you finish, the hardware would be obsolete.

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December 29, 2009 7:27:06 PM

almost everything out is has around the simmilar specs expet if you are including older mother. so the test output should be around that same output with not much differences expept for ddr, ddr2, and ddr3 will be off about 40-100 points. it doenst matter how much ram the sticks have its about the timings and the pc. it is true the lower timing fors ram is good but theres a risk for new ram to over heat and fry the ram chips on the ram stick so they wont go any lower then 5-5-5-15 for dd3
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December 29, 2009 8:21:47 PM

ace700 said:
almost everything out is has around the simmilar specs expet if you are including older mother. so the test output should be around that same output with not much differences expept for ddr, ddr2, and ddr3 will be off about 40-100 points. it doenst matter how much ram the sticks have its about the timings and the pc. it is true the lower timing fors ram is good but theres a risk for new ram to over heat and fry the ram chips on the ram stick so they wont go any lower then 5-5-5-15 for dd3



Um... wat?

Our point is that no such program exists because one would have to actually test all the hardware using the same tests for it to be valid. The problem is that there are millions of hardware combinations out there and it would be impossible to test every possible combination.
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December 30, 2009 5:17:27 PM

banthracis said:
Um... wat?

Our point is that no such program exists because one would have to actually test all the hardware using the same tests for it to be valid. The problem is that there are millions of hardware combinations out there and it would be impossible to test every possible combination.


thanks for the help
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December 30, 2009 5:20:14 PM

each company can do their part to make the program work but they are too gready for money that they wont spend the time or engergy on it. all they will have to do is send the specs to one main compnay that makes the program and they run different tests with the specs and have the options on what parts will make the best build for the money they want to spend. It will be like the testes on tom hardware but you can pick the parts
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