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Old 01-02-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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New Computer... went to the darkside

Well I've been going back and forth on whether or not I want to wait for the new nvidia cards and I finally decided I couldn't stand it anymore

I've went ahead and purchased this new system (no payments for a year ftw):

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported x2
Antec TPQ-850 ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

I'm reusing my current case and DVD Writer.

I also purchased Vista 64 bit, an additional 320GB HD, 80GB HD.

My current computer will be used as a media server. The 80GB and additional 320GB HD will be added to it. 80GB for operating system and (3) 320GB in Raid 5 for storage.

This is the first Intel I have built. I have had 3 AMD machines before this one starting with a AMD 1800, 2400 mobile and the current x2. I just felt like AMD wasn't the best bang for my buck this time around.
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Re: New Computer... went to the darkside

im on my first intel as well... honestly, the differences are minute.
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It's a big step up from my dual core 3800 to the quad core q6600. The major place I will see the difference is Crysis.
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I installed a upgrade for IE and now my puters on the blink...
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Re: New Computer... went to the darkside

Nice hardware, definitely.. I'd have gone with teh EVGA 780i though, but then, I'm an EVGA fanboy.. I like their lifetime warranty.

Can't say I care much for your PSU choice, I'd have gone with either an Ultra X3 900W or a Tuniq Mini-plant 900W. Antec's rep has been slipping lately

The G.skill mem is nice, and you got 2gx2 at a nice deal. I'm a corsair or crucial guy myself though.

And man, oh man.. that Q6600 is gonna rock... I'm actually thinkin to upgrade myself

Enjoy that Intel, lol
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Newegg doesn't carry the xvga 780i and my last encounter with Asus was bad. I already have an Antec power supply in my current one and it has done me good so I gave them another chance. We will see.

My biggest thing was the processor and video cards. I'm ready to rock Crysis on 1920x1200 with high settings

If evga comes out with a 9 series card before my 3 months step up is up I'm going to grab two of those. My luck they will come out right after and I'll have to pawn these off myself.
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You should have tried ZipZoomFly and ClubIT.com ...they run some very good deals, and usually have better prices and faster shipping than newegg

From what I hear though, Crysis is like the FPS version of Oblivion 4... So advanced that NOTHING can run it at the highest settings, lol

I'm waiting for the 9 series gtx to come out before I upgrade my graphics card... or am I? *dun dun DUN*
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my current computer isn't even paid off yet and you are making me want to get a whole new one, damn you
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I'm waiting for the 9 series gtx to come out before I upgrade my graphics card... or am I? *dun dun DUN*
Not me. I'm waiting at least a year before I even start thinking about new cards.
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does crysis use all 4 cores?
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You should have tried ZipZoomFly and ClubIT.com ...they run some very good deals, and usually have better prices and faster shipping than newegg

From what I hear though, Crysis is like the FPS version of Oblivion 4... So advanced that NOTHING can run it at the highest settings, lol

I'm waiting for the 9 series gtx to come out before I upgrade my graphics card... or am I? *dun dun DUN*
Two 8800GT's can run crysis on high for 90% of the game... it has it's rough spots. Ultra isn't happening though.

I wanted to buy everything from Newegg because they ahve no payments or interest for 12 months going on.
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does crysis use all 4 cores?
I believe so.
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nice, I may have to end up taking the 12 months no payments (do they charge interest over that time)
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nice, I may have to end up taking the 12 months no payments (do they charge interest over that time)
No they don't add interest to your order unless you go longer than 12 months without it getting paid off.
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Re: New Computer... went to the darkside

I got a new puter to go with the new 22" Monitor for christmas.

It is also my first Intel based machine. But it was a good deal and I am in need of a computer, plus my parents bought it for me. To tell you how good of a deal it was. Not the top of the line, but the stuff is better then my old Athlon XP machine with the AGP 6800GT in it. When I get the money ill bump the vid card up on it though.

When I get home from Montgomery I will post the specs of it.
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I'm waiting for the 9 series gtx to come out before I upgrade my graphics card... or am I? *dun dun DUN*
if youre talking about the intraweb sensation specs that call out 1TFLOP, GDDR4 ram and a whole bunch of other **** on the GeForce9's, its fake. i saw a bunch of tech sites talking about the rumor, and so far nobody has been able to produce evidence.

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does crysis use all 4 cores?
i dont think it actually makes use of a quad-core, but its nice to have anyways.



brent im thinking on ditching my current mobo/am2 and going Intel. Dunno, but AMD really isnt doing so well right now, not to mention Intel is having to delay new processors to help AMD catch up.

twin 8800GT's should run it on high but dont get your hopes up, like i said, i have trouble on medium with just a 8800GTX, but im thinking my CPU could be the culprit of that issue.
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If the game doesn't use four or more threads then it's not going to use all four cores simultaneously.
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^ so its a waste to want quad core cpu to help crysis? not that big of a deal as I am sure games comming out will use it just not many as of yet.
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Supreme Commander makes use of all four cores and I am pretty sure Crysis makes use of at least 3 if not 4.
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some games say one thing and do another just like they say they are 720p or 1080p and are not etc etc~ im sure someone has figured out about crysis by now.
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if youre talking about the intraweb sensation specs that call out 1TFLOP, GDDR4 ram and a whole bunch of other **** on the GeForce9's, its fake. i saw a bunch of tech sites talking about the rumor, and so far nobody has been able to produce evidence.
i'm talkin about whatever comes out next lol.. probably just one of the 65nm processor gtx cards. my mobo doesn't do pci-e 2.0
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lol...after reading the title i thought u bought a mac

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I said Darkside... not gay.
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lol...after reading the title i thought u bought a mac

That's not the dark side. That's the gay side.
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