so far i love the EVGA products
at the moment im thinking btw these 3 graphic cards
eVGA GeForce 7900GT KO 256Mb
eVGA 7900GT Signature Series 256MB
eVGA GEFORCE 8800 GTS SUPERCLOCKED 320MB 8800GTS
what i look in, for these products?
well i want quality for my money works great
ok heres the deal i want quality products and ran well, i know eVGA GEFORCE 8800 GTS SUPERCLOCKED 320MB 8800GTS is way better than the other two but is it worth paying the extra cash for it IF the other two ran just as well.
note: i heard pretty bad reviews about eVGA 7900GT Signature Series 256MB, anyone can confirm this? also how about the other two products i have listed
looking for an AM2 dual core
ps: remember quality,works great, cost average
sorry if there are any typos or my sentence doesnt make sense, english aint my first language.
im unsure about how much im willing to spend, but i see where this will lead first
thanks in advance
proud member of the animesuki forum
Don't bother with the superclocked version. eVGA's warranty covers OCing, so just buy a regular one and OC it to Superclocked speeds.
You could go all out eVGA and buy its motherboard too! =P
With AM2 don't go higher than x2 4400+. Outside the budget range AMD just gets demolished by Intel E4400 and higher. Up to the 4400+ (factoring in motherboard costs) it compares favorably as good X2 motherboards are always cheaper than good Core2Duo motherboards.
Yeah don't bother with o/c editions of anything, unless the price is too good to pass up or it offers some special cooling solution, it isn't hard to o/c just takes a bit of time and trial and error.
Don't forget a quality power supply by a reputable manufacturer. Also X2's benefit greatly by using DDR2 800 RAM. Use 2 sticks obviously to get dual channel as well to squeeze a bit more performance (2x512, 2x1 gig etc etc)
That said, there's 2 (I won't bother listing SLi Board as I think SLi and ATi Crossfire as the biggest scams going around) these are the best 2 I can think off that isn't to expensive
Non overclocking HTPC use Asus M2a-vm(lots of HTPC features but limited o/c options in BIOS)
gaming/overclocking abit an52 plenty of o/c options voltage options on this. (though don't forget to get a better cpu heatsink and fan if you plan on some serious overclocking)
There are valid uses for SLI and Crossfire, however most people browsing Animesuki most likely will not have the money, so it's pretty much a moot point here =)
sorry english is not my first language
well depends on my dad mood if his in a bad mood 1000 AUD
thanks in advance
one suggestion that I can make is buy a big hard drive. In some cases you can get a 400GB hard drive for about $100. I was looking through some ads in the newspaper and fry's had a 250GB Hard drive for I think $50
$1000 Aud? Australian? I'm a bit confused here? As I live in Australia?
Ok to buy
x2 3600+, x2 3800+, x2 4000+ x2 4200+, x2 4400+. They cost from $70 Australian to about $120 Australian.
the Intel Core2Duo E4300 (about $140 Australian) and higher models have better performance in comparison to the more expensive AMD models.
AMD X2 Motherboards are cheaper than Intel core2duo motherboards.
I really can't put it any simpler.
If you are in Australia, and are planning to build you own I find msy.com.au to be the cheapest, but you have to go to their shop.
e4400 - $145
Gigbyte P35 s3l - $125
2x1gig OCZ DDR2 667 - $109
Seagate SATA 250gig - $82
18X A-Open - $41
Asus TA861 - $69
Coolermaster iGreen 500w - $121
Gigabyte 320mb 8800gts - $399
MSI NEo2 P35 mobo
Corsair 2x1GB 667Mhz
EVGA 8800GTS 320
Corsair 450W PSU
Seagate Sata II 3200Gb
I was going to push for you to OC your CPU given how much headroom there is for Intel CPUs, but seeing as you don't understand english too well, that might not be a good idea.
1st you need to be sure how much you are willing to spent. Coz the components you get for that $ will depend on it.
For those ghx cards the only that matters is the 8800. Now about the brand and if it's overclocked that depends on you.
For cpu I wouldn't recommend amd coz of the several benchmark you can find with google. Get a c2d.
For ram get 2 x 1 GB sticks. The near future is 2 GB of ram.
Still I dont get ppl are recommending psu lower than 550W. Since psu will be losing power over time and these systems use a lot of power and nowadays we use more than 1 HDD I wouldn't go below a 550W or 600W. Anyway you can use this site to do a psu calc.
a Psu is at most will be about 60% efficiency after a decade. And that's on 24 hours a day 7 days a week running at close to full load near the maximum operating temperature ie under extreme duress. f it's looked after a PSU will last generally 50,000 hours MTBF no matter the wattage. Have you even done the calc in link you posted? It's 402w PEAK meaning everything is running at full load, (ie cpu usage at 100%, DVD drives spinning and burning at max speeds, HDDS spinning at max speed, fans at max rpm, VGA card at 100%) for an e6750 system, 3 HDDs, 3 120mm fans, 2 sticks of RAM, 1dvd drive and 1 bluray drive plus 2 PCIE cards and 2 USB powered devices. Newsflash - that doesn't happen, running all those and apps would make the most powerful quadcore fall to it's knees.
If you're buying a crappy generic PSU which isn't recommended then by all means go buy a 600w- 750w, it'll be lucky to be able to generate 1/2 it's claimed wattage.
Now explain to me again why a 600w+ PSU is required? If you plan to crossfire two 2900xt's yeah sure 1000w+. Also it's no longer just about wattage anymore, it about the amps on the 12w rail.
By the time the PSU has degraded to the point of uselesness this PC should have been relegated to the the junkyard.
Also there are apparently suggestions the next gen of dx10 cards due to be released around October, November. But until acual DX10 games are on the market we don't even know for sure how well the 8800's and 2900's will hold up.
Don't make assumptions on what he needs for RAM consider what O/s he's using 1 gig is fine for XP (32bit), 2 gigs for Vista. (32bit) More is better always (but you're limited to 3 gig on 32 bit O/S as 32bit can't utilise any more)
And you seem to forget, that the current trend is to make PC's "green" and more energy efficient. This is one of the main selling points of x2's and core2duo's. more and more peripherals too are doing the same.
2 GB is standard regardless of the OS right now. Considering that 2GB of 6400 costs only 80 dollars to buy, it shouldn't break the bank.
I think he said he's in Australia so if he needs to cut corners 1 gig will be fine on xp. 1 gig of OCZ ddr2 800 is $78, 2gigs matched pair is 160. so it's a sizeable chunk of his budget. 1 is usable on xp for the time being, RAM is an easy enough upgrade anyway. But still you're right 2 gigs is the sweet spot for gaming.
If the psu will age and you have a 450w if it drops below 400W wouldn't your system be instable? Isn't always good to have some kinda of extra w? We don't need to buy thing to work on the edge so that in the future if something happens it screw us up.
Anyway in shops I have near by the psu between 400w-600w of known brands have almost the same price anyway.
You keep talking about aging, how long do you think it will take to lose 30-40% efficiency? Guess what? it's at least 5 years of constant use, that is flicking it on and off constantly 24 hours a day 7 days a week. With the way PC's, video cards and technology is going do you think this PC will still be a viable gaming platform?
Again read what 402 W PEAK is. You still have 100w left after Peak (which never happens).The specs I used calc was well over what he already had. And again by the time you've you're at 60-75% capacity of the PSU that PC has been relegated to the heap. There's a point of redundancy. No-one buys a reputable 700w PSU for a single video card config - it's a pointless exercise.
If you want to waste your money on a PSU that will be as just as dead in 5 years time go for it no-ones telling you you can't. As it stands I've proven that a good 500w PSU is suited for this application using your calculator, hell even a 450w PSU could run this safely.
As for your comment on price lets just see (using this list http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Power_Supply_Unit )
Hmm majority of 500w between $99-$132
Let's see 600w
Oh they start from $155 to about $170
Now on a budget of $1000 would you rather spend unnecessary $ on a PSU that's overkill? or would you rather spend the $20-$30 change on a better CPU/motherboard/RAM, considering that the calculator you've listed and the data I've used which has more than covered any future upgrades within reason suchas additional HDD's and PCI cards, says there's still plenty of leeway at PEAK system draw?
I think you know what I would do.
talking about PSU can the motherboard handle any watts from the PSU?
yes i am from australia
Those psu in your link seems more like to me those overkill ones sold above 60€ in Portugal. No point buying those.
If you are using AU currency 45euro = 72au. PSU can't be that expensive.
Edit: Ok I went to some AU online shops and jesus! Other components prices seems the same in Portugal but the psu are waaaaaaaaay too expensive! Something's wrong!
Minimum power ratings are a guide... Well for any Shuttle user they are, as most of us only have 250 watt PSUs and we have our boxes chocker with 1 optical, 2 HDD, wireless and a GPU that recommends min of 300 watt.... Lets not forget all of the USB goodies such as KB, mouse and webcam..
Not saying that you shouldn't try to follow these recommendations, but the main thing to keep in mind it is all about rails (as someone has already mentioned).
Personally I would go for a good quality efficient PSU and look at the power the rails supply rather then the overall wattage. Bad PSU's can equal unstable systems, or at worse spike the c**p out of the rest of your kit.
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