hello everybody, im new here and i have some questions regarding a system i want to buy
so i have a couple of choices, and quite a bit of time, so first off: is it wise to buy a gamer system nowadays? or should i wait about 5-6 months and there will already be new hardware out?
now the the choices i have, one is low priced and the other one not so much, theres also a third, and i cant build a computer because i lack the know-how
so first one:
Intel 4 Core i7-920 Nehalem Bloomfield, 2.66GHz, HT, SSE4.2, MMX
8182MB (8GB) DDR3-RAM, PC-10660, 1333MHz. (4x 2048MB)
ATI R5770 (HD5770), 1024MB, HDTV-Out, 2xDVI, HDMI, GDDR5
1000GB (1x1000GB), SATA-II-300, 7200rpm/ 8.9ms/ 32MB
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
Price: about 1500$
the second one:
Intel CORE2Quad Q9400, QUAD-Core,1333MHz, 6MB Yorkfield, 2.66 GHz, VT, SpeedStep, I64bit, NX
4096MB DDR2 PC-6400, (2x2048MB), 240Pin, 800MHz.
1000GB, SATA-II, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache
ATI Radeon HD-5750, 1024MB GDDR5, TV-Out, DVI, HDMI
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Price: about 1150$ (this one comes with a 24" BenQ monitor though)
the third one:
Intel CORE2Quad Q9650, QUAD-Core,1333MHz, 12MB Yorkfield, 3.00 GHz, VT, SpeedStep, I64bit, NX
4096MB DDR2 PC2-8500, Patriot Viper (2x2048MB), 240Pin, 1066MHz.
1000GB, SATA-II, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache
ATI Radeon HD-4870, 512MB DDR5, TV-Out, DVI
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
Price: about 1300$ (this one also comes with a monitor, 22" Samsung)
so, what do you think? should i go for one of the 3, or just wait till new stuff comes out? every opinionen is welcomed
sorry for my bad english, im from switzerland
1- new stuff always comes out for a gaming PC
2 - building a PC is not as hard as you think, plenty of youtube videos that show you step by step instructions
3 - the price reflects the performance of the PCs listed above, the first would be your best long term option. The other will work but will start to show their age quicker.
The first build you listed is the best one.
Do select the monitor with care. With a full HD (1920X1080) you might not be able to max out on some games (Crysis, Dirt 2, Metro 2033, GTA, etc) A 1600X900 or similar would be your best bet.
Best of Luck!
Also dont' go for 8 GB RAM.
6 GB (3 X 2 GB) is more than enough for any game.
actually, even 4 GB will do, but 6 GB is the best bet since you can make full use of i-7's triple channel memory controller
More you can spend ? much better . but why not go for something cheap and best ...
Lga 775 is dead, so buying a core 2 would be a mistake if your looking to "try to" futureproof.
IMO he should just build his own system and save a load of cash (so my advice to him would be not to buy any of those), but if hes set on buying one pre-built, then the first one would be the only one worth the cash.
hey guys thanks for the many comments
i was on youtube yesterday and i found a couple of videos on how to build a system, it looks kinda easy, but something always goes wrong when im doing it
so guys, i guess then i will be building a pc, but i will get me some help when i do it, i know some ppl
so what hardware do you recommend? i dont want to overclock or anything, i want it to be good already
6GB RAM sounds good, and i have seen a good mobo: Gigabyte P55A-UD3R
and im also thinking about an i5, not an i7, theres one which is 4*2.66, why is the i7 which is also 4*2.66 better?
and what ati graphic card should i get? i want to play games on dx11, so nvidia is out of the picture
i also like to emulate ps2 games on the computer with pcsx2 and it is good, but my computer is too slow for it atm...
so... tell me your opinions
i guess 1600$ sounds good, i dont have to pay for the OS, i have it here, and im kinda looking to crossfire... so i have 2 ati cards in the same pc. (thats what it is right?)
i can get this: AMD Phenom II X4 965
or this: Intel i7 860
or this: Intel i5 750
for the intel ones i would get this: Gigabyte P55A-UD3R
for the amd i would get this: Gigabyte AMD 790X
If your gonna crossfire then lga 1156 isnt the best of options, your better off going with an lga 1366 (that is if your going for an i7), which means i7 9xx and not the 8xx or socket AM3 if you go AMD.
Since your from switzerland im gonna assume that heat isnt an issue, but in any ways if you buy a decent aftermarket cooler (hyper 212+ has been rated quite well) and a case with some good airflow, then you should be ok for system heat.
Tom's hardware did a nice i7 920 build with two ATI 5850 in crossfire for around 1500 which is within your budget:
thanks for the tipps guys,
yes i can wait, its more like after the summer, wont do much now
i really like the idea of the pc with 2 graphic cards for 1500$, and an i7 too
but unfortunatly, the prices in switzerland are very high, whatever i want to do here, i have to pay alot
but hey, ill see if i could get somebody to help me and ill definitly wait for the prices to drop, nobody should buy the newest tech because newer tech is always coming out lol
but instead of looking for crossfire or sli its better to buy a single gpu (high end).
crossfire or sli performance is highly dependent on latest drivers . There is no point throwing enough money on two cards instead you should go for single gpu (high end).you should look upto ati 5 series they comes cheap and have direct x11 support.