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Monster PC

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by ninjia28, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. ninjia28

    ninjia28 Active Member

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    Now that I've got your attention, I would like to share and get opinions on my next AMD build. Intel fanboys can never convince me as I've been an AMD supporter since the AMD Duron days...memories. Anyways,I was given an HP Pavilion a6357c PC. It has
    - socket am2 with an athlon 64 x2 5000+
    - 3gb ddr2
    - zotac gddr2 512mb pcie nvidia geforce 8400gs-yuck
    -750gb hard drive
    -Windows 7 64bit

    I'm planning on using an asrock am3 motherboard that supports 1600 oc memory
    X6 core cpu and pcie 2.0 I want to move the components over and plan on saving for
    A nice quad core or six core, my question remains should I buy a PNY Geforce9600GT
    Or save for a nice ATI radeon? Is the memory that I chose good enought? I plan on using
    An 800watt psu to power it all thanks
     
  2. DeathEvil

    DeathEvil Master Guru

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    first of, you wont make friends by deceiving people. I'm sure a thraed "suggestions for new upgrade" would be provide just as much help.

    Nothing against asrock, but don't see the emphasis on 1600mhz memory. I have done tests and other than synthetic benchmarks you wont notice if its 2000 or 1333...
    x4 or x6 are nice for the money, go for it.
    9600? how much do these go for? I would wait and get 460GTX 768MB for little more (they go as low as 116 if you find a deal)
    800w is overkill, as you won't need more than 450W of quality PSU
     
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    ninjia28 Active Member

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    The reason why I want to go with a 800w PSU is because I had an AMD Phenom build two years ago that burned with a 500w coolermaster PSU. The build had

    - AMD Phenom X4 9650
    - 4GB DDR2
    - ATI Radeon 3870HD 1GB
    - 1 terabyte HD

    with a 500w coolermaster PSU, it lasted for only a year untill it burned, only thing that didnt burn was the hard drive.
     
  4. DeathEvil

    DeathEvil Master Guru

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    with that setup I'm sure it did not burn because it lacked the wattage...

    do some research and pickup a quality psu, preferably based on seasonic (corsair, xfx black etc)

    any half decent psu has protection that kicks in and shut downs the system if it can't handle the load - obviously yours did not so I assume it was so no name unit...
     

  5. Imglidinhere

    Imglidinhere Master Guru

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    I'll list my other Intel Machine just for giggles.

    Intel Xeon X3440 @ 2.53GHz
    ASUS P7H55D-EVO
    8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333
    Corsair HX850
    ASUS DirectCU 1GB GTX 460 @ 875/1750/2000 @ 1.087v
    Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titantium Fatal1ty Champion Series
    Broadway Com Corp mATX Case
    ASUS CD/DVD Burner
    Acer 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor (1680x1050)
    Logitech G9x Gaming Mouse
    Logitech G15 Backlit Gaming Keyboard

    All of it on Newegg, brand new, with no discounts goes for around $1400. Right now though, you could probably get that setup for roughly $1200 what with the holiday discounts roaming around.
     
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    yeah it just shut down out of nowhere and i smelled smoke, then i knew something went really bad :pc1:
     
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    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    I want to say you can't build a 'monster PC' using an AMD processor but, I might be accused of trolling...so I won't....:)
     
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    That's funny...lol
     
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    Pzykotik Ancient Guru

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    asrock = fail. Any board you can pick up for $40 can't be good.
     

  11. DeathEvil

    DeathEvil Master Guru

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    AM3 board are cheap. I recommend either gigabyte or asus but that's just me.
     
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    Thats another reason why I wont go with Asus, I had two DOAS before I decided to use Gigabyte.
     
  13. Imglidinhere

    Imglidinhere Master Guru

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    That's bull****. My first board from ASUS was $39.99 and it worked better than the current ASUS board I have now. The current board I have now is $125.

    Please don't spread wrong info on these forums, cost means nothing in the grand scheme of things. If a $40 mobo from ASrock is crap, then someone selling an Athlon 64 X2 5000+ for $200 on ebay must mean that dual core is the best on the market right? Wrong. Price means nothing. Ratings are more important.

    What boards did you buy and did you look at the ratings?

    When buying something, you need to look at the bad reviews in conjunction with the good to get a good idea. Be proactive when buying. If you don't, might as well be buying a 1 star rated mobo that is guaranteed to be a DOA case.
     
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    DeathEvil Master Guru

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    in my life I have never experienced DOA motherboard (think about 100 systems for myself and friends/family).

    most of the DOA are not DOA but screwups on the customer side during installation or not wearing strap when assembling.

    before the mobos are shipped, each one is briefly tested for functionality.
     
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    noobs never use a strap to ground themselves...i had a buddy test everything out with his similar computer and the only part that was working, was the hard drives, which are still being used today.
     

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