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  1. Liclac

    What size laptop do you have/prefer?

    17.3 Inch Asus G73JH A1, I like big display laptop, because I have to do editing and drawing.. it is not as portable as other small laptops though...
  2. Hi OCC I am planning to upgrade my laptop.. I am using it for drawing, gaming, 3D modelling (maya, 3Ds Max), editing video (Adobe After Effects).. My current system: Intel Core i7 720QM Intel HM 55 Chipset 2x500GB Seagate 7200rpm Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 4x2GB Kingston DDR3 1066MHz I am planning to upgrade later.. But I cannot decide what is the best upgrade for my usage.. the choice is: 1. Processor 720QM --> 820QM... I have to add extra US$360. Is it worth enough to add extra 360$ in 820QM based on its performance? 720QM: 1.6-2.8GHz, 6MB L3Chace 820QM: 1.73-3.06GHZ 8MB L3Chache 2. RAM. RAM is very important in rendering in after effects.. it always use almost all of my RAM. I am planning to upgrade it to 16GB 1333MHz (Max amount). Price: $200 3. SSD I don't know about this one,,, I need your explanation about this one. How big does SSD affect my system? Help me to decide what is the best to upgrade and if you have any other opinion, just tell me. Regards Thanks
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    Upgrading laptop decision

    ow, I won;t do that... I am afraid of something happen if I do that.. lol..
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    First build, need advice!

    no problem... DDR5? I don't know about this.. I haven't heard about that.. I do googling and found this, maybe it can answer your question about DDR5 RAM http://www.overclock.net/intel-memory/855871-why-arent-there-sticks-ddr5-ram.html Just remembering you, If you don't do overclocking, then, a regular p67 boards are enough, don't waste your money for some boards that are known for their overclocking performance and other useless feature... If you are running a regular high end desktop, 650watt should be enough.. but considering upgrade chance in the furture, 700watt is better.. PSU can be said as the computer's heart.. you have to choose the right brand and choice for your PSU... the good brand is: Thermaltake, Corsair, Coolermaster, Tagan... The corsair and the coolermaster are the good one..I would like to choose the Corsair 850watt.. with that power, you can easily upgrade later whatever you want..even running dual GTX580 won't be a problem.. Maybe you are confused by the 80 plus gold, silver, and bronze... just read this, it will help.. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article814-page1.html
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    First build, need advice!

    You're welcome.. that's true, so if you have built your desktop later and have 8GB of ram, make sure you run 64bit of windows or you will stuck at 3.5GB again.. Don't worry, HAF 932 is a very good case... Don't make a mistake with the motherboard... Asus P8P67 PRO is the good one, NOT THE P8P67 WITHOUT PRO.... don't make a mistake when you buying it.. I just want to give my opinion, I have seen my friend using this board, and this board is a very good one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128478 both of them ( asus p8p67 and gigabyte p67 UD4) are good boards and they are on the same class and perfomance.. the difference is, the GIgabyte board has extra 2 USB 2.0 port.. for the way it looks, I prefer gigabyte board.. but it's up to you.. so, I will explain about SATA.. Now, SATA we known is SATA II and SATA III. the SATA II has 3.0 Gigabit/second transfer speed. and SATA III has 6.0 Gigabit/second transfer speed. The faster the speed, you will load your game and your OS (boot up) faster.. that means, you get maximum performance for your game and you can turn on your computer until the OS ready faster... The western Digital harddrive have 3 types of performance... Blue, Green, and Black. The Blue and the Green one are not good for gaming... they are good for data storage. The Black one, has high RPM and faster transfer speed.. is is the best for OS and gaming...moreover the black one with SATA III connection, I am sure you will find no lag with the SATA III Caviar Black HDD.... for data storage, it is okay to use the green one.. You can find it from the label color on the harddrive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%2050001306&IsNodeId=1&name=Western%20Digital If I want to build a computer, I will take the SATA III black HDD for my OS and games, and application, and the green one for my data storage... the green one doesn't use power as much as the black one... So I think you don't need any SSD.. SSD speed is around 200 megabytes/second... haha... but the prices are not friendly Hope that help..feel free to ask if there are anything you want to ask.... Note: remember the difference between bit and Bytes.... 1Bytes=8bit.... if you see the "b" in lowercase, that means "bit" (3.0 Gbps).. if you see the "B" in uppercase, that means "Byte" (200 MBps)
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    championjc's first build

    i7 2600 or 2600K +1
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    Upgrading laptop decision

    The same as me, I almost reach 8GB all the time when editing.. lol.. oh I see...hmm.. you right, maybe when I build a new desktop later for my job, I can use the esata and USB 3.0 from my external haddrive to my desktop! I have never thought about that! thanks!!! I have SATA ports inside for my internal harddrive... but how can I take it out from the laptop? yeah, desktop monitor is the best... sometimes I get dizzy when playing games, because of the response time is very slow here... but I like the color... compared to Apple Monitor, my laptop monitor's color quality is almost the same as Macbook and other apple monitor. Color is very important for me since I draw and coloring artwork so much...
  8. Liclac

    First build, need advice!

    that's a good motherboard... you can run SLI there.... by the way, I just realized, what windows are you using right now on your 3.5GB ram? are you running 64bit of windows or 32bit? from your problem, maybe you are running 32bit of windows which is not support RAM more than 3.5GB... check it.. press windows button + R, then type DXDIAG...just click yes if it asks you something. If you running 32bit windows, you will not be able to use RAM more than around 3.5GB... the GTX480 is in rebate in newegg now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130617 how about the GTX 5 series card? oh and for the harddrive, maybe you can consider a SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007603%20600003483&IsNodeId=1&name=SATA%206.0Gb%2fs harddrive... it is twice faster than SATA II... you can load your game and windows faster... or an Solid State Drive? an SSD is fast, very fast.. but considering the price and the capacity you get, peoples using it only for OS.. http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=636&name=SSD it is very expensive though.. I can't buy it even I want it that much...lol...
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    First build, need advice!

    Yes, you right, overclocking will increase your performance, but it consumes more power and produces more heat. I have never done an overclocking too before... I am afraid of damaging my hardware,, you can do overclocking and reduces the possibility of damaging your hardware. Do not use stock cooling for processor. Liquid cooling or water cooling is the best for overclocking. or you can get an air cooling from Corsair, Zalman, Xigmatek, etc..some of them are made to stabilize the processor temperature when overclocking... http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=11&name=Fans-Heatsinks You actually can run up to 4 GPU (not video cards, because sometimes a video card contains 2 GPU. Ex: AMD HD 6990 and GTX 590)... You can consider it as an upgrade plan in the future...when you need more fps in gaming, buy another GTX470. Running more than 1 video cards is called CrossfireX (for ati/amd GPU) and SLI (for nVidia).. of course it will increase your gaming performance 85%... but you need more power and a case with great cooling (HAF 932 is a very good case though, I like it ). but using SLI depends on what motherboard you are using..The SLI and Crossfire performance depends on PCIe Bandwith on motherboard. maybe you have ever heard about PCIe 16x, 8x... that's it.. can you give me the link about your motherboard choice? I am running 8GB RAM, and you know, for casual gaming, it is more than enough... I do a lot of rendering in Adobe After Effects and drawing, so 8GB RAm is very important to me.... hey, actually, how much your budget for this build?
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    Selling my ASUS G50VT X-5 Laptop

    the LED light around touch pad and on the cover looks so cool...mine has no LED light like that... I want just the LED... lol...
  11. Liclac

    First build, need advice!

    Hi, welcome to OCC. Do you overclock? and are you planning to run SLI (dual graphic card)? if you don't then 650-700watt is enough... @premiumgfx: are you sure he should run triple channel kit? I think sandy bridge motherboard only support dual channel memory. you can get mushkin, gskill, or corsair 8GB kit (2x4GB). if you are planning to upgrade RAM, then wait until 8GB single kit to be released...so you can get the max amount of RAM on your motherboard... regards..
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    Possible rig build for gaming

    Agree! 850watt is overkill if you don't do overclocking and running more than 2 video cards.. 750 or 775watt is more than enough... Instead of single 2 TB hdd, I would like to get a dual 1TB hdd. If anything happens to your hdd, at least you will not lose all of your data.. but it uses more power. or get one SATA III hdd for OS and application and another SATA II for data files.. or SSD for OS.. SSD is very fast you know..
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    Upgrading laptop decision

    haha... no problem, I will get the preassembled one... It's easier to get.... Sadly, I have no esata port and USB 3.0... I'll just stick with USB 2.0... Thanks!
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    RIG building help

    okay! thanks for the reply...! I appreciate it..
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    RIG building help

    Hi OCC. I am helping my friend with his desktop. He want to built a desktop. Usage: editing video, rendering video, motion graphics, gaming, but he doesn't do extreme gaming.. This is the spec I recommended to him BUGDET: US$ 1250 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4 Memory: Patriot PSD3 8GB KH 1333MHz Casing: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1308&ID=1913 PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 650watt HDD: WDC Green SATA II 1TB I want to ask about the VGA. The price are not too much different. Which one is better? the choice are between Nvidia GTX 460 1 GB STOCK and Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1GB Factory Overclocked http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3799#ov What do you think about this built? The System has not been built yet, we still are looking for the best part..feel free to tell me if there are any incompatibility parts. Is there any suggestion? Oh, he don't do overclocking, stock cooling is enough... Thank you.. Regards
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    RIG building help

    Thanks! Actually, what is the different between H67 and P67 chipset? So, did you mean, The GTX 550 uses less power than 460?
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    Upgrading laptop decision

    Thanks sYstEmATiC! I think I will go for RAM upgrade... yeah, I do draw a lot and sometimes when I am working on a very big resolution project, my RAM usage is very high, moreover I have to open many programs at the same time..... Even 8GB is more than enough just for casual gaming... That's what I feel... lol ^^ Yes..mine is Asus G73JH-A1.. Actually, Asus allows their customers to choose the specific hardware for their laptop, but in my place, there is no option like that... Customers have to stick with the specification given from the distributor.. At first, I want a 840QM as the processor, but I only get 720QM series...I was a little disappointed..but after reading this thread answers about the 820QM vs 720QM is not worth enough compared to the price, I am glad I didn't find the 840qm series, or I would have lost more money on that 840QM.. $360.. I can use half of that money to upgrade my RAM to 16GB....hahaha.. lol There is no USB 3.0 for the G73JH series...but the G73JW series has USB 3.0... and after I checked out my laptop, I have no eSATA port.. so I think I just stick with the USB 2.0 Ext hdd...lol..
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    Upgrading laptop decision

    depend on what everybody said here, RAM is the best upgrade so far and it is not too expensive.. Actually, SSD is interesting too... Unfortunately, it is still too expensive... I understand... so it is the best to buy the RAM outside the laptop vendor... My name? what is it? haha..no, I just bought this laptop 6 months ago... sure, I will check it! thanks! oh and I am living in Indonesia.. I can't buy from newegg. It is very rare to see sager here..most of the laptop price are more expensive than the price at newegg and some other stores outside there.. Too bad.. I want sager at first, but I can't find the seller.. I am not buying a new one... just upgrading it.. I own my laptop for 6 months.. there's no way I buy a new one... lol.. XD I want a desktop at first, desktop is more powerful than laptop, but I have to consider the portability.. My situation is the same as sYstEmATiC. That's why I choose laptop even I want a desktop. I am still a university student though, I need it for my college work until I graduate. When I get a job after it, I will buy a powerful desktop and workstation for it... by the way, sYstEmATiC. do you know any external HDD that has eSATA port? Thanks..
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    Upgrading laptop decision

    Thanks for the reply hmm...so that's it.. the 820qm is not worth enough for $360..I see the review and it is said that the 820QM just a little bit faster that the 720qm. let's remove this processor from upgrade plan! I have 2 HDDs, 500GB each HDD.. and yeah, I need it for the finished file... Maybe I can use an external HDD for save my files... Thanks for the link... yeah. After effect is crazy... so RAM is important in rendering... should I upgrade it first? what do you think? But If I want to upgrade it to i7 2nd gen.. I have to change my Motherboard...it means I have change all of the component.. And I am using Mobility 5870.. It is an Asus G73JH A1. The problem if I change the GPU, I am afraid the Power adapter won't be enough for that beast... I only have 150watts.... Sager and Eurocom is very hard to get in my country... I don't know my budget.. since I am going to upgrade later... not now.. but I am deciding what is the best so I can save up my money first.. :
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    water cooling 6990's

    Is that true? i7 2600k is very fast.... 4.9GHz keep bottlenecking 2x6990? by the way, how did you know if it is a bottleneck?
  21. thanks, I understand now about that... thank you for the answer!
  22. Hi.. I want to ask about upgrading RAM on i7 720qm platform.. I see it in http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43122&processor=i7-720QM&spec-codes=SLBLY it is said that the i7 720qm max memory is 8GB DDR3. But a friend of mine just bought a laptop with i7 740qm, both of the processors aren't quite different.. the seller said that the memory can be upgraded to 16GB of max... (4 slots) which one is true? and what is the maximum capacity of HDD for this processor? Can I upgrade it to 1.5TB? and one more question, is it worth enough to upgrade the processor from i7 720qm to i7 840qm? http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43125&processor=i7-840QM&spec-codes=SLBMP usage: gaming, editing and rendering with Adobe After Effects CS5, Autodesk Maya and 3Ds Max, drawing.. Thanks for the answers.. regards
  23. I have 2 favorite cases until now, even though I am using laptop now.. The first one is Silverstone Raven RV-02, this case is too expensive, but this is the best!! http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV02&area= The second one is NZXT Phantom, it has very good cable management... http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom those are good cases for me..
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    Opinions on system

    hi there, how about AMD Radeon 6850 from XFX? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150512 or Sapphire 6850 Toxic ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102912 If you feel that's not enough, you can crossfire it later... 6800 series can hold almost every game in high resolution until now... For your system, why don't you choose the better manufacturer for the PSU? Corsair, Thermaltake, Coolermaster, Tagan, Xigmatek are better I think.. hope that help..
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    Help with new build

    hi, talking about RAM slots, the X58 based motherboard only support max 24GB DDR3 memory triple channel with 6 slots available. with $3000 budget, the choices are: Asus Rampage III Formula http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666 ASUS P6X58D-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641 EVGA X58 FTW3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188065 ASUS P6T7 WS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131390 or you can take the ASUS Extreme series, which will allow you to overclock it easily. there are some MB based on my personal opinion. Maybe the others have better personal opinion. The latest socket are 1155 with Sandy Bridge Processor... With $3000 you can take the Gulftown 980X, or you can wait for the Sandy Bridge extreme edition from intel. But I don't know when it will be released.. hope that help..
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