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The Error Guy
17-10-2010, 12:33 PM
A friend of mine is buying himself a new gaming PC, he asked me for an opinion on the specs, I though I'd run it past you guys (and gals) to see what other opinions are.

Personally I think the 6 core CPU is a bit over the top for what he'll be doing but he really wants it!

Processor: AMD Phenom II Hexa-Core X6 1055T 6x 2.8GHz/6x 3.33Ghz Turbo Socket AM3 9MB Cache

Motherboard: LATEST AMD 880G SB710 AM3 Ready DDR3-1333 up to 16GB of ram.

RAM:8GB DDR3-1333 Dual Channel Low Latency Memory

HDD: 1TB SATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive < not sure on brand. didn't specify

DVD: 24X Dual Layer DVD-RW SATA < not sure on brand. didn't specify

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 450 1GB GDDR5 DX11 PhysX Ready.
PSU: AcBel silent 510W Power Supply

GameJunkie
17-10-2010, 12:38 PM
I would change the PSU to corsair and maybe bump up the wattage

Deimos
17-10-2010, 02:10 PM
Drop to a quad core and get a better video card, also what gamejunky said about the PSU

qazwsxokmijn
17-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Is it a GTS 450 or GTX 460? Because GTX 450 doesn't exist.

SoniKalien
17-10-2010, 02:16 PM
I have a GTS 450, quite happy with it. If I had the money I would go for a GTX460 at least...

The Error Guy
17-10-2010, 02:24 PM
Ok, cheers for that, similar to what I told him, drop the 6 core and maybe up the GFX card to suit.

He's going for this now

CPU --- Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz Processor Socket 1366 ( 8MB L3 Cache)
* Motherboard --- Gigabyte Intel x58 Chipset , SATA3 6GB/s, USB 3.0
* Memory --- Transcend or Kingston 12GB DDR3-1333 Memory
* Hard Drive --- West Digital 1000GB SATA2 Hard Drive
* DVD Writer --- SATA 24x Speed Optical DVD Writer
* PC Case --- Antec Gaming Case with 600W Power Supply
* Video Card --- ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 PCI-Ex16 HDCP Ready with HDMI
* OS --- Windows 7 Ultimate 64bitl

qazwsxokmijn
17-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Nah, get a 1156 setup, much more cost effective than a 1366, and take the RAM down to 4GB, even 6GB is still a bit much even for gaming. Then upgrade the video card to a GTX 470.

Deimos
17-10-2010, 02:32 PM
Nah, get a 1156 setup, much more cost effective than a 1366, and take the RAM down to 4GB, even 6GB is still a bit much even for gaming. Then upgrade the video card to a GTX 470.

I concur, drop down to an 1156 i5 or i7, and go up to a GTX 470 or a Radeon 5850

The Error Guy
17-10-2010, 02:35 PM
This guys a bit of a mutt, now he wants to buy this off TM. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-324850324.htm

ill let him suss it out himself. if he makes some horrible decision then ill correct him but its impossible now, he's getting new ideas every 5 mins. he needs to calm down

qazwsxokmijn
17-10-2010, 03:09 PM
This guys a bit of a mutt, now he wants to buy this off TM. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-324850324.htm
It's too late now, there's no saving him. :D

pctek
17-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Nah, get a 1156 setup, and take the RAM down to 4GB, Then upgrade the video card to a GTX 470.

+1.
A sensible suggestion. Remember people, the GPU is the MOST important part for gaming.
Why do people persist in concentrating on CPU so much?

pctek
17-10-2010, 03:41 PM
This guys a bit of a mutt, now he wants to buy this off TM. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-324850324.htm


Idiot.
18 months warranty. No brands listed? he's mad.
And this: Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT240!!!!It's ****.

LynX
17-10-2010, 06:52 PM
The TradeMe rig looks a bit strange. The 8GB RAM does look very out of place. Especially with the 240 graphics card, and the Athlon II X4 (which is equivalent to an i3).

DIY's definitely the way to go :D

LynX
17-10-2010, 07:03 PM
I think that was a custom-built PC. But they throw too much cr@p in it (Keyboard and Mouse, Monitor).

Correction: Gee, that was such a waste of 8GB RAM!