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Hi Guys, New here and new to computer hardware. Just looking for some your guys opinions on this computer setup I'm thinking of getting.

 

Computer Case Cooler Master Centurion 5

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (4 x 3.0 GHZ) 1333FSB - 12 MB

Motherboard ASUS STRIKER II NSE 1600FSB (NVIDIA 790i) DDR3

Memory Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (2x2GB) - Lifetime Warranty CAS 9 (DDR3)

Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4890 - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA (XFX)

Power Supply OCZ 700W Game XStream - Low Noise

Hard Drive 1 500 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 16MB

Optical Drive 1 Samsung (SH-D162D) 16x DVD-ROM Black (IDE)

Sound Card Motherboard Integrated 5.1 Sound

Networking Edimax Wireless LAN 150Mbps (PCI)

CPU Heatsink ThermalTake Blue ORB II - Low Noise

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included) & Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher

 

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Well, here are my opinions.

 

-Swapping that processor for an i7 will save you money (atleast in Finland) and you could overclock the i7 for much better performance.

-Using the saved money you could get a GTX275/285 Or, wait 2-3 months and get the brand new GT300 and 5800 cards

 

Also, if you have very thick walls and your wireless base station is far away, you might want to take a look at the 300Mbps cards just to be sure. I myself use Linksys WMP300n.

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Well, here are my opinions.

 

-Swapping that processor for an i7 will save you money (atleast in Finland) and you could overclock the i7 for much better performance.

-Using the saved money you could get a GTX275/285 Or, wait 2-3 months and get the brand new GT300 and 5800 cards

 

Also, if you have very thick walls and your wireless base station is far away, you might want to take a look at the 300Mbps cards just to be sure. I myself use Linksys WMP300n.

 

Thanks for your opinion,

 

The wireless won't be a problem I'm next door to the wireless box.

 

I just had look on same site and upgraded to the i7 Processors with this spec (had to change the motherboard to).

 

Computer Case ANTEC Midi Three Hundred Black

CPU Intel Core i7 920 D0 (2.66GHz) 8 MB 4.8GT/s

Motherboard Asus Rampage II Extreme (Intel X58)

Memory Corsair 3GB XMS3 (3x1GB) 1600MHz CAS 9 (DDR3)

Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4890 - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA (XFX)

Power Supply OCZ 700W Game XStream - Low Noise

Hard Drive 1 500 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 16MB

Optical Drive 1 Samsung (SH-D162D) 16x DVD-ROM Black (IDE)

Sound Card Motherboard Integrated 7.1 Sound

Firewire Card 1 Port Firewire IEEE 1394 (Built In)

Networking Edimax Wireless LAN 150Mbps (PCI)

USB Ports 10 X USB 2.0 Ports

CPU Heatsink Intel i7 Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included) & Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher

 

 

Thanks came in at

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I suggest you shuffle some parts and try and squeeze in 3X2GB of memory.

 

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What resolution do you use/game at? You could save some money by getting a 4870 or 4850 and invest it in more RAM.

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+1

 

What resolution do you use/game at? You could save some money by getting a 4870 or 4850 and invest it in more RAM.

Resolution on this Monitor 1680 by 1050 at the moment - this be the one i'll be using with this computer.

 

I'll have look, it might be cheaper to buy p.c. then add some more RAM in. :) if it not to expensive i'll upgrade it to 6gbs.

 

Thanks for you help! Much appreciated.

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