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July 15, 2010 10:05:03 PM



What do you think about these specs? Will they work well together? Did I forget anything? Do you think I should change something?

Any advice is welcome! :) 

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July 15, 2010 10:38:29 PM

Als ik jou was zou ik gewoon even bij alternate bestellen. En door hun in elkaar laten zetten voor 50 euro.

www.alternate.nl

Ik neem aan dat je wel wat redelijk verstand hebt over de individuele onderdelen van een pc.
Waarom zo extreem duur gaan? Als je voor de helft van het geld een goede pc kan bouwen en het geld, later in een andere pc kan steken?

Lijkt mij een beetje nutteloos ;) 

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If I were you, I would just order @ www.alternate.nl . They can build the pc together with the parts you chose for 50 euro.
I presume that you would know your stuff about the induvidual parts of a pc.

Why go extreme expensive? If you can build a pc for ½ of the price. Which isn't much slower. And stick the rest of the funds into a new project or save it up to build a new one in 3 to 5 years?

Seems a little pointless to me, to just go overkill.
July 16, 2010 3:15:00 AM

Um, thats a good build but change the psu to a corsair or seasonic. Radium, he cannot cut the budget in half, that could mean no monitor or keyboard/mouse.
Any reason you have 2 cpu coolers?
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July 16, 2010 3:34:00 AM

I agree with ubernoobie on the powersupply. you need a more well known name on it.
And radium this is a good gaming build, he'd lose a ton of performance if he cut the price in half.
only problem i see is that you picked a triple channel memory kit, you should have either 2 dimms or 4 dimms to work best.
July 16, 2010 3:37:27 AM

Dont get a triple channel kit for a P55 board, it will cause it to run in single channel mode. What are you using it for? 4GB is likely plenty.

Make sure you are getting windows 7 64 bit on there so you can use all your ram, also i agree with ubernoobie, you need a better PSU in there, look for something from Antec, corsair, or seasonic.
July 16, 2010 10:14:11 AM

what happend to overclocking? Do you really need all that performance?
I agree with a dual channel 4gb kit 2x2.

Might want to change the asrock mobo, with a gigabyte one.
July 16, 2010 3:56:11 PM

Thank you for all the reply's.

This is my new setup, please tell me what you think:

July 16, 2010 8:11:16 PM

Is this the perfect system? :) 
July 16, 2010 8:53:36 PM

I'm pretty sure that the 15-750 is not going to get full performance out of that graphics card. ( the processor is too slow to run the graphics card at full speed ) . The facts are that that the really high end graphics cards aren't going to run at full speed unless you get a high end processor. So you could either overclock, get a better processor, or get a lower graphics card. Also, make sure you get ddr3 memory, memory that matches the motherboard.

Personally, I would get a high clock dual/tri core and a 200-300$ graphics card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

July 16, 2010 9:06:59 PM

nickak2003 said:
I'm pretty sure that the 15-750 is not going to get full performance out of that graphics card. ( the processor is too slow to run the graphics card at full speed ) . The facts are that that the really high end graphics cards aren't going to run at full speed unless you get a high end processor. So you could either overclock, get a better processor, or get a lower graphics card.


That's madness. Modern games are GPU-limited, not CPU-limited.

For virtually all games, the i5-750 performs similarly to the i7-920/930.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc-...
July 17, 2010 2:43:28 AM

Technically, you can use 6 GB on that motherboard, but you generally would not want to. The i5-750 operates in dual-channel mode, meaning that you want either 2 or 4 sticks of RAM in the motherboard, not 1 or 3 -- that would force you into single-channel mode. You'll get somewhat better performance in dual-channel.

6 GB kits are typically for 1366 motherboards, and processors such as the i7-930.

I think your build above looks decent, though I believe that this Corsair XMS3 4 GB kit for 120 euros is the best price/performance available on that website.

I'm unfamiliar with the power supply you selected. Based on the info I've been able to find, it appears to be a good brand, but you could get an Antec Earthwatts 650 for less than half of the cost if you're trying to save money.

The only other thing I would change is the motherboard. The ASUS P7P55D-E Pro is widely regarded as the best socket 1156 motherboard to get, as it allows Crossfire at 8x/8x (the best available for 1156), it has USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s.

EDIT: My head hurts a little from trying to read & search in Dutch. :) 
July 17, 2010 1:46:40 PM

coldsleep said:
Technically, you can use 6 GB on that motherboard, but you generally would not want to. The i5-750 operates in dual-channel mode, meaning that you want either 2 or 4 sticks of RAM in the motherboard, not 1 or 3 -- that would force you into single-channel mode. You'll get somewhat better performance in dual-channel.

6 GB kits are typically for 1366 motherboards, and processors such as the i7-930.

I think your build above looks decent, though I believe that this Corsair XMS3 4 GB kit for 120 euros is the best price/performance available on that website.

I'm unfamiliar with the power supply you selected. Based on the info I've been able to find, it appears to be a good brand, but you could get an Antec Earthwatts 650 for less than half of the cost if you're trying to save money.

The only other thing I would change is the motherboard. The ASUS P7P55D-E Pro is widely regarded as the best socket 1156 motherboard to get, as it allows Crossfire at 8x/8x (the best available for 1156), it has USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s.

EDIT: My head hurts a little from trying to read & search in Dutch. :) 


Thank you sir!

I changed my complete rig and will post pictures within the hour. I will be happy to hear your opinions!
July 17, 2010 1:57:54 PM





Everything but the RAM and GPU is easy to read, so:

RAM: OCZ Platinum Triple Channel - Geheugen - 6 GB : 3 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL7
GPU: GigaByte GV-N460OC-1GI - Grafische adapter - GF GTX 460 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - Digitale Visuele

What to do think?


Edit: I've replaced the S-flex fan for a Noctua NF-P12.
July 17, 2010 8:36:30 PM

You graphics card is less powerful than the original build, which means that your gaming performance will be lower.

If you're doing something in addition than gaming (like video editing or 3D rendering) this build will be better than the first one. If you're just gaming, go back to the i5-750 + 5870 build and use any same/similar components (like the power supply) that save money.

Other than that, the build looks fine.
July 17, 2010 8:41:51 PM

coldsleep said:
You graphics card is less powerful than the original build, which means that your gaming performance will be lower.

If you're doing something in addition than gaming (like video editing or 3D rendering) this build will be better than the first one. If you're just gaming, go back to the i5-750 + 5870 build and use any same/similar components (like the power supply) that save money.

Other than that, the build looks fine.


No sir, the new 460 1GB in SLI beats even an GTX 480...
July 17, 2010 8:43:32 PM

outlandos said:
No sir, the new 460 1GB in SLI beats even an GTX 480...


Ah, didn't see that it was SLI. I'm still a fan of going with 1 big graphics card to start, and SLI-ing later, but it's your money. :) 

Looks good.
July 18, 2010 8:15:53 PM

I have just ordered these items:

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aantal : 1
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Everything OK? :D 
July 18, 2010 10:04:13 PM

Looks good. I have heard of some people complaining that OCZ memory doesn't run well at the rated voltage, but I don't have any first-hand experience with it. Nothing to really worry about, if you set everything manually it should work out.
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