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Pc Config - Opinions requested

MonsieurXMonsieurX Member UncommonPosts: 46

Hello,

I'm thinking about buying a new PC and I would like your opinion on this rig :

Proc : Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 or Pentium® E6300

Graphic card : Point Of View GeForce 9800 GT 1024 Mo or XFX GeForce GTS 250 ( 512 Mo )

Motherboard : MSI P45 Neo3-FR

Memory : G.Skill Kit Extreme2 2 x 1 Go PC8500 PK

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go

Box : Silverstone Temjin TJ09S

Power : Silverstone Strider ST60F - 600W ( 7200 rpm )

The total amount is around 640 € which is about 917 $  ( without the OS nor assembly )

I intend to use it mostly for gaming (mmorpg only ); currently I am playing City of Heroes/Villains and maybe Champion Online in a near futur.

Thanks for your feedback.

Edit :

My current rig : Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 (  1.79 Ghz ) , 1.5Go RAM ( not in dual channel and don't remember the cadency ), GeForce 6800 GT 256 Mo and a 300 Go harddrive ( 5200 rpm I think ).

I can play City Heroes finely but Champion Online ( beta ) not so much.

Comments

  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,297

    Get the E7500, and the GTS 250.

    The memory itself isn't good for an mmo. You should be aiming for 4GB on an mmo machine.

  • TibbzTibbz Member UncommonPosts: 613
    Originally posted by Xavier_78


    Hello,
    I'm thinking about buying a new PC and I would like your opinion on this rig :
    Proc : Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 or Pentium® E6300

    Graphic card : Point Of View GeForce 9800 GT 1024 Mo or XFX GeForce GTS 250 ( 512 Mo )

    Motherboard : MSI P45 Neo3-FR

    Memory : G.Skill Kit Extreme2 2 x 1 Go PC8500 PK

    Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go

    Box : Silverstone Temjin TJ09S

    Power : Silverstone Strider ST60F - 600W ( 7200 rpm )
    The total amount is around 640 € which is about 917 $  ( without the OS nor assembly )
    I intend to use it mostly for gaming (mmorpg only ); currently I am playing City of Heroes/Villains and maybe Champion Online in a near futur.
    Thanks for your feedback.
    Edit :
    My current rig : Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 (  1.79 Ghz ) , 1.5Go RAM ( not in dual channel and don't remember the cadency ), GeForce 6800 GT 256 Mo and a 300 Go harddrive ( 5200 rpm I think ).

    I can play City Heroes finely but Champion Online ( beta ) not so much.



     

    like stated above get 4 gigs of ram... ram is cheap anyway.

    If you want a good gaming rig drop the E7xxx series and go with an AMD 550 x2 or 720x3 with a 4850 card, it will be worth your while

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  • Gweed0Gweed0 Member UncommonPosts: 108

    I haven't owned a pc ith less than 4gb of ram since like 2000. Ram is really cheap and a vital componant to a computer running quick. If your on a budget i'd get an AMD 720 black, it overclocks really well and is cheap then team it up with a 4870.

  • MonsieurXMonsieurX Member UncommonPosts: 46

    Hello,

    Thanks for the advices.



    I made a new rig :



    Case : Silverstone Temjin TJ09S

    PSU : Silverstone Strider ST60F - 600W

    HDD :  Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go - 32 Mo

    RAM : Corsair TWIN3X 2 x 2 Go DDR3 PC12800 CAS 9



    Graphic card : Sapphire Radeon™ HD 4850 512 Mo Vapor-X

    Proc : AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition

    Motherborad : Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

    It is a bit more expensive than my original config ( with Intel and Nvidia ) but this one use DDR3.

  • TibbzTibbz Member UncommonPosts: 613
    Originally posted by Xavier_78


    Hello,
    Thanks for the advices.



    I made a new rig :



    Case : Silverstone Temjin TJ09S

    PSU : Silverstone Strider ST60F - 600W

    HDD :  Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go - 32 Mo

    RAM : Corsair TWIN3X 2 x 2 Go DDR3 PC12800 CAS 9


    Graphic card : Sapphire Radeon™ HD 4850 512 Mo Vapor-X

    Proc : AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition

    Motherborad : Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    It is a bit more expensive than my original config ( with Intel and Nvidia ) but this one use DDR3.



     

    hehe you will get about a 1% - 5% gain from good DDR2 to DDR3 RAM on most CURRENT software/games.  It may behouve you to drop down to the DDR2 and plop in a $10 more 720 .. the 720 will give you about 15% - 20% perofrmance gain above the 550

    Isnt this fun? lol

    here is a good 720 combo deal

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4897108&CatId=4297

    or ddr2

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4497982&CatId=3586

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  • MonsieurXMonsieurX Member UncommonPosts: 46

    Hello,

    Thanks Tibbz for the suggestion.



    My rig version 3. I dropped the expensive case ( sad ), picked up a cheaper UPS and RAM.

    Case : Gigabyte Triton - argent 63,99 €

    UPS : Corsair VX - 550W 75,55 €

    DvD ( burner ) Optiarc AD-7200A - OEM, argent 21,99 €

    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go - 32 Mo 54,79 €

     

    Graphic card : Sapphire Radeon™ HD 4850 512 Mo Vapor-X 106,49 €

    Proc : AMD Phenom™ II X3 720 Black Edition  119,99 €

    RAM : G.Skill Kit Extreme2 2 x 2 Go PC8500 PI  61,99 €

    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H 84,99 €

    Total : 590 € ( almost equal to the previous rig with the cheaper case and UPS ).

    I kept the price in Euros to give you an idea of the difference in Dollars.

    The online shop I choose may not be the cheapest but it is a trusted one with good feedbacks, I will also buy their assembly and OS install as well ( this bundle cost 90 € for assembly and OS install and 125 € for Vista with a free upgrade to Seven ).

  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,297

    The difference between DDR2 and DDR3 is only realized with triple channel memory.  Dual Channel like in all AMD boards, LGA 775 and LGA1156 boards won't show a performance increase from DDR3 memory.  The price on your memory and graphics card seem to be high.  Is that a result of VAT taxes?

  • TibbzTibbz Member UncommonPosts: 613
    Originally posted by Xavier_78


    Hello,
    Thanks Tibbz for the suggestion.



    My rig version 3. I dropped the expensive case ( sad ), picked up a cheaper UPS and RAM.
    Case : Gigabyte Triton - argent 63,99 €

    UPS : Corsair VX - 550W 75,55 €

    DvD ( burner ) Optiarc AD-7200A - OEM, argent 21,99 €

    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go - 32 Mo 54,79 €

     
    Graphic card : Sapphire Radeon™ HD 4850 512 Mo Vapor-X 106,49 €

    Proc : AMD Phenom™ II X3 720 Black Edition  119,99 €

    RAM : G.Skill Kit Extreme2 2 x 2 Go PC8500 PI  61,99 €

    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H 84,99 €
    Total : 590 € ( almost equal to the previous rig with the cheaper case and UPS ).
    I kept the price in Euros to give you an idea of the difference in Dollars.

    The online shop I choose may not be the cheapest but it is a trusted one with good feedbacks, I will also buy their assembly and OS install as well ( this bundle cost 90 € for assembly and OS install and 125 € for Vista with a free upgrade to Seven ).

    that is a beautifully balanced rig

     

    btw got my wife's comp up to 3.2 gigs on stock voltage and stock fan from that x3 720 with very small temp increases... i think you will be a happy camper

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  • MonsieurXMonsieurX Member UncommonPosts: 46

    Hello,

    Cleffy, yes the price include the VAT and the shop I bought from isn't the cheapest but a trusted one ( www.materiel.net ).

    Tibbz, I don't plan to overclock the CPU nor the RAM but I've read great stuff on this matter with this kind processor as well.

    I am pretty satisfied with this rig but I've made a new one today for few more Euros ( + 15 ).

    Western Digital Caviar Black 500 Go - 32 Mo

    Corsair VX - 550W

    Gigabyte Triton - argent

    Optiarc AD-7200A - OEM, argent

    Sapphire Radeon™ HD 4850 512 Mo Vapor-X

    AMD Phenom™ II X3 720 Black Edition

    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P => No embbeded ATI HD video card ( the other have one )

    G.Skill Kit Extreme3 2 x 2 Go PC10600 NQ => DDR3 not much expensive than the DDR2 ( + 10 € ).

    Now I just have to make up my mind and I thank you again for your advices.

     

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