Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 288020 8-Jan-2010 08:49
Send private message

xpd: Im on 2gb, nothing wrong with it :-p


Surprised What do you run on it?

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8365 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1104

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 288056 8-Jan-2010 10:35
Send private message

XP Pro, going to Win7 soon.... apart from the usual browing etc, I play a lot of games such as Borderlands, Grid, Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 amongst others.... also the odd bit of video work for home DVDs etc.

IMHO the demand for 4GB is more marketing than actual necessity etc - maybe towards the end of this year 4GB will start to be a minimum spec for some things, but show me something the standard consumer runs that reqs or is even recommended 4GB.

But with the price of RAM these days, buying 4GB+ straight off defintely wont hurt anything :)




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

 


 
 
 
 


8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 288297 8-Jan-2010 21:44
Send private message

The i7 motherboard in his build is triple channel though so 3x 2GB makes sense.

68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 291399 20-Jan-2010 10:15
Send private message

The only change I would make to the specs ot the first page is change the RAM to G.Skill Ripjaws 6GB DDR-1600 CL8 the reason mainly because the cooling on it.
It might be just me but I like having every thing in my computer run as cool as it can get it to while runng gamers on high. I know a few people who have there computers shutdown in the middle of games because of overheating. Also the CL8 will load games a little bit quicker than CL9

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8365 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1104

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 291413 20-Jan-2010 10:48
Send private message

Ive only seen RAM overheat in a PC once.... and that was because it was faulty.
A lot of magazine reviewers tend to rubbish RAM heatsinks/cooling "gimmicks", long as youve got reasonable airflow etc you shouldnt need them....... but thats my opinion :)
(Says he who is on ancient hardware ;) )




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

 




41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 291420 20-Jan-2010 10:59
Send private message

This is what i am gonig to buy

Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor 8MB LGA1156
APACER 2GB DDR3-1333MHz CL9 Lifetime Warranty (2 of them = 4gb all up)
ASUS P7P55 LX Intel P55 Express Chipset ATX Motherboard
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 32MB 7200.12 SATA
BenQ 22x Speed internal DVDRW SATA
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB GDD5 PCI-E Video card
Antec Nine Hundred Two Unbeatable Gaming Case NO PSU
Gigabyte ODIN PRO 800W PSU 140mm FAN
Advanced Cable Management Assembling
GlacialTech SilentBlade 120mm Case Fan

Total cost = 1900 Inclu Build and test, Excl Shipping

168 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Subscriber

  Reply # 291437 20-Jan-2010 11:36
Send private message

Hey,

Did you end up buying the specs you listed, what about Opperating System?

I can build something with much better specs (Sapphire HD5870 .., 2x2 GB (4 gb kit) DDR3-1600 CL7, 1TB Western Digital Black Edition HDD (super fast), the power supply you've picked is over the top aswell, a 650watt decent quality psu will be fine, even this is more then needed for specs above.

If you have any questions PM me and I'll ring you.

Regards,
Scott



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 291442 20-Jan-2010 11:43
Send private message

Pm'd You



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 291490 20-Jan-2010 13:36
Send private message

New budget of 1900 as my screen broke

168 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Subscriber

  Reply # 291502 20-Jan-2010 13:54
Send private message

I've Pm'd you back, check your PM for my phone numbers etc, give me a ring so I can quickly check what you need, I can build you this complete computer including O/S for not much more then your budget, but for heaps better parts.. as in the better graphics card which is $595 plus GST on its own :)

I'll build you the computer for the following, Parts at cost plus GST, But the only profit you could say I'll charge is $35.00 for assembly/cable tidy methods and testing including 3dmark06 and 2 hour stress/burn in test. The reason I am doing this so cheap and making virtually nothing out of it, is to build up my history with my wholesaler.

I also remove the factory intel thermal paste , and reapply with Gelid GC-Extreme thermal paste to aid in better cooling abilities. With the Core i5 I would reccommend the Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet, its an awesome fan which allows the core i5 to overclock itself easier as it wont be getting anywhere as hot as the stock fan, and this larger fan is quieter then the stock fan anyway... Just some hints.

Scott

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.