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Preacher
05-08-2009, 11:34 PM
Ok... I had to make a few changes. . . based on a couple different issues. Could you all review this and tell me what you think? Its what I am going to try and sell my wife on!!
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X-Terminator
05-08-2009, 11:54 PM
I just want to say first and foremost that the prices for Intel's processors are the reason why I have never owned one, and probably never will. It's ridiculous what they charge - I mean, you can buy a whole frickin' computer w/ monitor for less than they charge for that i7. Yes, AMD processors aren't as good, but at least you don't have to take out a 2nd mortgage to pay for them.

That said, I think that's a great setup, and you should go with it. Here's hoping your wife agrees! :thumbsup:

tony hipchest
05-09-2009, 12:35 AM
Ok... I had to make a few changes. . . based on a couple different issues. Could you all review this and tell me what you think?
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SteelersinCA
05-09-2009, 12:38 AM
I'm liking the setup, good choice going with the 280, you'll love it. The only thing I would change is the processor. I wouldn't go with the 940 over the 920. The 920 is easily overclockable, however if you don't want to bother get the 940. I have the Antec 900 in my wife's PC, it's a great little case.


Oh one other thing, why the 280 and the 9400??? You can't use both.

X-Terminator
05-09-2009, 01:26 AM
Damn, didn't even notice the 2 different video cards. They have to be the same cards, or it won't work.

Preacher
05-09-2009, 03:47 AM
It has to be the same cards only if you are running SLI right?

Otherwise, if you are simply running mult. monitors, it can be different cards.

I am running three monitors (four if I can talk the wife into it)

Hammer67
05-09-2009, 10:57 AM
I just want to say first and foremost that the prices for Intel's processors are the reason why I have never owned one, and probably never will. It's ridiculous what they charge - I mean, you can buy a whole frickin' computer w/ monitor for less than they charge for that i7. Yes, AMD processors aren't as good, but at least you don't have to take out a 2nd mortgage to pay for them.

That said, I think that's a great setup, and you should go with it. Here's hoping your wife agrees! :thumbsup:

Actually, for Core2Duo lineup was one of the most cost effective line of processors for the computing power you could buy. It brought Intel back into the hardcore geek's good graces.

The i7's are a bit pricey but they are brand spanking new technology and architecture...they will come down.

I love the system, but why on earth do you need 4 monitors?

I would suggest going with a larger screen if you are going widescreen. I have a Dell 24" widescreen (2408WFP) and it is just a fantastic monitor. Since the native resolution is higher then a 19", you may get away with two monitors and save the money on the extra graphics card.

SteelersinCA
05-09-2009, 11:11 AM
It has to be the same cards only if you are running SLI right?

Otherwise, if you are simply running mult. monitors, it can be different cards.

I am running three monitors (four if I can talk the wife into it)

Check the specs on the 280, it can run multiple moniters, not sure how many, but you are correct on the SLI. Probably 2 since they have 2 out ports, but if you SLI them every monitor runs better.

AllD
05-09-2009, 03:07 PM
Multiple montors is like horsepower in a motorcycle. There's never enough.

Preacher
05-09-2009, 03:07 PM
Check the specs on the 280, it can run multiple moniters, not sure how many, but you are correct on the SLI. Probably 2 since they have 2 out ports, but if you SLI them every monitor runs better.

Yeah, it can only run two DVI monitors.

Check out the specs on the card... Since I am not a big time gamer, I really don't need to SLI the card. Any gaming I do will be fine with that card.

Preacher
05-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Actually, for Core2Duo lineup was one of the most cost effective line of processors for the computing power you could buy. It brought Intel back into the hardcore geek's good graces.

The i7's are a bit pricey but they are brand spanking new technology and architecture...they will come down.

I love the system, but why on earth do you need 4 monitors?

I would suggest going with a larger screen if you are going widescreen. I have a Dell 24" widescreen (2408WFP) and it is just a fantastic monitor. Since the native resolution is higher then a 19", you may get away with two monitors and save the money on the extra graphics card.

Extra graphics card is just 35 or so bucks.. not bad for that card. I am actually going to use three screens (four is a dream for me.. but doubt my wife would let me get a fourth). I need three because when I am doing translation work, it is good to have my software up on one screen, my word documents up on a second screen and some translation tools up on a third screen, not to mention internet search on the subject, commentaries, the BHS and the LXX in old testament ettc. Switching between all of them is a pain when you are doing comparison work.

SteelersinCA
05-09-2009, 10:47 PM
Could just get a 60" plasma and not need 3 monitors!!!!:thumbsup: Naybe you wife would go for that. I've never heard of 2 different video cards, soundsl ike it would work, I have no clue. If you don't do any gaming maybe get 2 260s? Should be about the same price as a 280 and the $35 one maybe. If a 280 and the other card will work, do it!

Preacher
05-09-2009, 11:16 PM
Could just get a 60" plasma and not need 3 monitors!!!!:thumbsup: Naybe you wife would go for that. I've never heard of 2 different video cards, soundsl ike it would work, I have no clue. If you don't do any gaming maybe get 2 260s? Should be about the same price as a 280 and the $35 one maybe. If a 280 and the other card will work, do it!

:toofunny: 60 inch plasma. Wife would really go for that one! I already freaked out the credit card company enough with big ticket online computer purchases that they declined this order!! Wife called them up this morning and told them everything was ok.. no, the credit card WASNT stolen!!

I plan on doing a bit of gaming with this new system, as there is no WAY I am going to be able to talk my wife into a new gaming platform now. :doh:

Oh well.

Hammer67
05-11-2009, 03:23 PM
:toofunny: 60 inch plasma. Wife would really go for that one! I already freaked out the credit card company enough with big ticket online computer purchases that they declined this order!! Wife called them up this morning and told them everything was ok.. no, the credit card WASNT stolen!!

I plan on doing a bit of gaming with this new system, as there is no WAY I am going to be able to talk my wife into a new gaming platform now. :doh:

Oh well.

You sure won't have any problems...that thing should fly...

I suggest the "Total War" series if your into history. Medieval 2 was great...Trying to balance politics with other monarchs in Europe while keeping the Pope happy is a fun exercise!!

Preacher
05-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Well... I went back and changed a couple things.

1. I ordered 3 DELL 21.5 inch screens each with a 3 year warranty.

2. I ordered a second velocitiraptor hard drive. - See thread on RAID for what I should do with !

Hopefully I get these soon so I can put them together.

steelreserve
05-11-2009, 05:05 PM
I plan on doing a bit of gaming with this new system...

Damn right you are.

In fact, if you don't do a lot of gaming, I will personally come down and beat the hell out of you for wasting the power of such an awesome machine.

Oh yeah -- what the other guy said about getting the less expensive processor and overclocking. You're always better off skipping the very newest chip, and taking the one that's just below it for half the price. That way, even if you overclocked it and wrecked the CPU, you've still got enough money left over to buy another. In fact, you could probably buy an even better one by that point because the prices come down real fast.

Preacher
05-11-2009, 08:01 PM
Damn right you are.

In fact, if you don't do a lot of gaming, I will personally come down and beat the hell out of you for wasting the power of such an awesome machine.

Oh yeah -- what the other guy said about getting the less expensive processor and overclocking. You're always better off skipping the very newest chip, and taking the one that's just below it for half the price. That way, even if you overclocked it and wrecked the CPU, you've still got enough money left over to buy another. In fact, you could probably buy an even better one by that point because the prices come down real fast.


That is solid advice, except for two problems.

1. I am new to building a computer. SO if I overclock, chances are I WILL burn the chip. Thus, I don't plan on overclocking for quite a while. Thus, this chip is better for me because it is faster.

2. Furthermore, the chip I WAS going to buy was the quad 4 9650 at 325.00 While the I7 is 250.00 more, it is the next generation, which means I can max out on the board and ram, and then upgrade the processor in 3 years without having to buy a new board, ram , etc.

X-Terminator
05-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Actually, for Core2Duo lineup was one of the most cost effective line of processors for the computing power you could buy. It brought Intel back into the hardcore geek's good graces.

The i7's are a bit pricey but they are brand spanking new technology and architecture...they will come down.

I still think they're way too pricey. I make a decent salary, but there is no way in hell I can spend $300 or more on just the processor (I know most Core2Duos have dropped below $200 and the lowest end models are below $100). That's just ridiculous. I'd love to have a quad core right now, even a Phenom X4, but by the time I'm able to afford one, they'll be almost obsolete.

SteelersinCA
05-12-2009, 01:58 AM
That is solid advice, except for two problems.

1. I am new to building a computer. SO if I overclock, chances are I WILL burn the chip. Thus, I don't plan on overclocking for quite a while. Thus, this chip is better for me because it is faster.

2. Furthermore, the chip I WAS going to buy was the quad 4 9650 at 325.00 While the I7 is 250.00 more, it is the next generation, which means I can max out on the board and ram, and then upgrade the processor in 3 years without having to buy a new board, ram , etc.

It's hard to burn a chip OC'ing it these days. The only thing you really need is an aftermarket fan and away you go. There are so many guides on OC'ing the 920 it is easier than building the PC. I'll give you a month until you want to OC it.

Preacher
05-12-2009, 05:00 AM
It's hard to burn a chip OC'ing it these days. The only thing you really need is an aftermarket fan and away you go. There are so many guides on OC'ing the 920 it is easier than building the PC. I'll give you a month until you want to OC it.


PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST..... I am already thinking about.... but I am trying ot suppress it. You're forgetting that you're talking to the idiot that put an aftermarket Throttle body unit on his car and had his C-4 Transmission built for the 1/4 mile for no other reason than, HE COULD.

I have often watched the show "Home Improvement" and laughed just a little to knowningly at Tim Taylor.

Hammer67
05-12-2009, 07:12 AM
With these new processors, OC'ing becomes less of an attractive option simply because the ceiling is already pretty high. I doubt you will see a need for while with the i7. Good choice going there as your next upgrade would require it anyway, might as well get the board and ram for it now so future upgrades are painless.

SteelersinCA
05-12-2009, 10:22 AM
PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST..... I am already thinking about.... but I am trying ot suppress it. You're forgetting that you're talking to the idiot that put an aftermarket Throttle body unit on his car and had his C-4 Transmission built for the 1/4 mile for no other reason than, HE COULD.

I have often watched the show "Home Improvement" and laughed just a little to knowningly at Tim Taylor.

Like I said, my 920 went to 3.8 with ease, just had to pick up a CPU fan. It took maybe 3-4 days of tinkering with settings, but it was all laid out for me on a forum, so it was like connect the dots.

steelreserve
05-12-2009, 11:39 AM
Like I said, my 920 went to 3.8 with ease, just had to pick up a CPU fan. It took maybe 3-4 days of tinkering with settings, but it was all laid out for me on a forum, so it was like connect the dots.

I'm a firm believer that even if you don't overclock, you ought to get a better CPU fan than the standard Intel fan anyway. Those things will work OK if the room is cool and you don't do much to stress the system -- but as soon as I ran into a hot day, my Q9550 shut itself off from overheating and thankfully avoided frying itself. Put a new CPU fan with heatpipes on and never had that problem again. Added a couple case fans adjustable up to 75 CFM, blowing practically straight at the CPU, and then ... play Crysis for 2 hours? Temp goes up a total of 2 degrees. Case fans can do a lot to help if there's nothing in their way. Although the one drawback to the ones I have is they're like a vacuum, so you have to clean out the case pretty often.