11/DEC/13

Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!


Forums top   gamerDNA.com Forums > General > Ask a Hardware Guru


Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-29-2009, 09:38 PM
Rawl1133's Avatar
Rawl1133 Rawl1133 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: La Junta, CO
Posts: 4
Rawl1133 has much to be proud of
Rig idea
This is what is gonna be sitting on my case soon.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131363

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227404
x2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227404
x2

atleast a 1k PSU and other hdds probably a 500gb and twin 1tb
and if financials permit a bluray burner

let me know you all think
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2009, 10:57 PM
rabb1t's Avatar
rabb1t rabb1t is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: S.F. Bay Area, CA
Posts: 381
rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rawl1133 View Post
atleast a 1k PSU
Unnecssary unless you plan to run dual high end graphic cards. Even then an 850w would be just fine if all you are doing is two.

Quote:
and other hdds probably a 500gb and twin 1tb
Not sure why you'd need that much storage. If you want performance you'd be far better served by a single drive and then a 250 gig solid state for the OS and games.

Quote:
and if financials permit a bluray burner
A Blu-ray burner that burns Blu-ray is gonna be pretty expensive. Again, why would you need that much storage?

Note that a Blu-ray burner is $200, while a reader / DVD burner is only around $100. Also note that the free software that comes with Blu-ray PC drives is often poo and caps at 2.0 uncompressed. From what I've ready you have to pay upwards to $100 to get good sound playing software. IMO if you want to watch Blu-ray it's best left in the living room. The lower cost good players are in the $250-300 range. (See my Home Entertainment page for bla bla on that. IMO there is no point in getting a Blu-ray player unless it will be hooked up to a 1080p screen with 5.1 uncompressed audio.

Quote:
let me know you all think
Judging by the storage and your reference of a Blu-ray burner I take it you are going to be doing media work? If so a Core i7 build would kick an AMD's butt for only a tiny bit more. While the Phenom 2 can keep up in FPS for games, the Core i7 runs circles around it in non-gaming apps.

Consider the following:

Core i7 920 $280
OCZ 6 gig DDR3 running at DDR3-1800 speeds $100 (been as low as $75)
Evga X58 $250 post rebate

Peep my system builds for complete system recommendations. Note though they are gaming systems, save for the rank 5 which does go a bit into general media.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2009, 11:55 PM
Rawl1133's Avatar
Rawl1133 Rawl1133 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: La Junta, CO
Posts: 4
Rawl1133 has much to be proud of
thanks for your view on it

i do alot of media editing aswell as using like Windows media center with my home theatre. thats why i wanted the bluray.

But ive always been AMD 4 life and my gaming out-weighs my media editing and usage.

I wanted to beef up the PSU because i plan on making my own case,starting with one and adding on and doing the crazy lighting and possibly a 5 1/4 bay LCD screen. maybe someday liquid cooling if i can bring myself to it. plus i want to be ready for when i find that crashed truck hualing newegg crap lol .

the drive thing is mostly because i am OCD and old school. i dont want to get into SSD just yet

but i do like the points youve made and it will def. help in my final build plan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-31-2009, 12:17 AM
rabb1t's Avatar
rabb1t rabb1t is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: S.F. Bay Area, CA
Posts: 381
rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community rabb1t is a paragon of the community
Word is that a new 960 is on the way. You may want to wait and see what that costs.
Reply With Quote
Post Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off