Built my new machine

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Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 23:02 -06

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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Latt » Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:11 -06

That's a real nice rig! I would've gone with the ATI 4870 x2 instead of the nVidia though, but apart from that it's a real killer machine


ps: please hire me ... cause you must have a really well paying job :P
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:23 -06

LOL! I do have a position open...are you a java programmer? :)

I'm not a huge ATI fan...past experiences turned me off...although I have heard those are good cards.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Latt » Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:24 -06

I am actually (amongst other programming languages) :P .. I just tend to be on the wrong continent for these things, and while I'm not shy to commute, this seems a tad overkill ;)
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:11 -06

Yeah, seems like a lot of work. :)
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Fri, 03 Oct 2008 13:13 -06

Ah, you can get the 3870 for the Mac, but I don't know about the other one. They just need to make Mac's boot high resolution if it has a "mac" card and boot low resolution (until the drivers are loaded) for other cards...then gamers could pick.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Latt » Sat, 04 Oct 2008 03:10 -06

I can't find the place where I read about the 4870 for mac right now, but I'm farily certain it's on it's way. 3870 isn't too shabby either. A tad faster than GeForce 8800GT.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Cuts » Thu, 09 Oct 2008 13:38 -06

Sicyn wrote:Here are the components:

Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 case (nice and quiet)
Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000w
Asus P5Q3 Deluxe Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 4gb, DDR3 1600 RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Fan
2 Wester Digital VelociRaptor 150GB, 10000RPM Drives (Raid 0)
nVidia GeForce GTX 280, 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card

So far so good, although I haven't even run the game yet (it's patching). I went back to Vista 64, but hopefully I won't have the problems that I had on the old machine that made me switch back to XP.


Nice stuff man. Sounds almost identical to my new rig, just a different PS brand (Tagan) and I'm running a 3 way SLI with the 9800 Xtremes ;)
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Thu, 09 Oct 2008 14:01 -06

Yeah, they are really fast. The whole thing ended up being a great machine. Really stable, and man that case makes it quiet. It's probably the happiest I've been with a build (and I've done a lot over the years).

I've heard that I can overclock this processor up the wazoo, but I don't really ever do that stuff.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Leonthor » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:20 -06

Looks like a pretty good setup other than that foul word Intel in the mix.

Gimme an AMD over any supposedly comparable Intel any day and I would also based on past experience go with Nvidia over ATI for any gaming setup.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:08 -06

LOL, Leo. People who like AMD over Intel are like so late 90's. :)
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Latt » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 01:46 -06

exactly what I was thinking :P
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Leonthor » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:42 -06

Perhaps, but the last benchmarks I saw still have AMD outperforming a similar Intel CPU.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Latt » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 10:37 -06

Perhaps right now, but not for long. Nehalem are just around the corner, and then AMD becomes lowfat chips again
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:59 -06

Even right now, Intel is ahead: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html in terms of performance. It still may be that the best bang for the buck is AMD.

And you're right, Nehalem should be really interesting. It's a massive change to architecture that's supposed to be leaps beyond where we are now.
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Latt » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:07 -06

And intel has jedi's where as AMD has klingons ... now can you not be on the Intel side!
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Re: Built my new machine

Postby Sicyn » Thu, 16 Oct 2008 08:51 -06

Oh, Jedi's...I knew I liked Intel for a reason!

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