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How good is my PC?

By gabrielhobro
Nov 26, 2008
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    That will hardly help, unless you were gonna use it for something like Folding.
     
  2. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I am now using a Q6600 Quad Drive which i will overclock with a tuniq tower 120.

    Also can Rage or domeboady tell me what type of graphics cooler i would need?
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Why would you want an aftermarket cooler for the GTX 280? It already has a dual-slot cooler, and the only decent aftermarket cooler for it, the Thermaright HR-03 GTX, dumps the heat from the card inside the case. It will also make SLI very, very difficult due to the monstrous size of the heatsink.
     
  4. Appzalien

    Appzalien TS Rookie Posts: 96

    Its better than mine I can tell you that.
     
  5. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Whh?

    Why what specifications does your pc have, is it high end
     
  6. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    oh yeah about the wi-fi is there anything rage or anybody else would reccomend for wifi, router
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I use a US Robotics 9108 router, and like it. It can't forward too many ports though, so if you're into playing BF2 or any game that requires you to forward more than 30 ports, you should look for another router.
     
  8. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I have a few questions:

    1. Can anyone reccomend a wireless controller for the pc (not an xbox 360 one)
    2. Can you get DUALSHOCK controllers for computers
    3. If I use a DVI, to HDMI adapter on my graphics can I connect it to my HD 32" LCD Television ------1366 x 768---------

    As you may have noticed I want to use it as a form of a console at some times so I can sit on a couch and play games, but still be able to play normally

    Please answer ALL my question
     
  9. poteljito

    poteljito TS Rookie Posts: 42

    The PC will perform very good. You may consider buying a quad-core CPU since they are beginning to be the standard although the core duo you picked out won't let you down. Buy a good power supply. :grinthumb
     
  10. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    how good is my new decision on motherboad "Abit Pro Xe" it comes as part of a bundle between my ram, cpu, and motherboard. On overclockers.co.uk (apparently an enthusiast bundle)

    Rumble Pad 2 Cordless
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Abit may be exiting the mobo business, so you might not get any support if anything goes wrong with the mobo. Better buy an ASUS or a Gigabyte mobo, just in case.
     
     
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Sounds like a solid system. I agree with Rage, Abit might not be a good choice right now. Best go with a different brand. I wonder if you might consider stepping up to a GTX 280? If you want top performance, that's the way to go. GTX 280 or HD4870X2.
     
  13. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    yeah but in performance terms how well would it suffice?
    and can u recomend any controllers?
     
  14. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 256

    LOL dayum what was your total gtx280 and etc

    and i'd say get a logitech controller those rumblepads

    its not wireless but wired stuff are always better because you get the full connection

    its like saying a wireless mouse from a wired one

    besides, I don't think their are any wireless ones for pc or i've never seen any
     
  15. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    bundle


    i checked and you can , anyway:

    how about this bundle

    same processor (Q6600)
    LESS RAM 2Gb 1066 (run 32 bit xp proffesional)
    Asus P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i Motherboard
     
  16. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    does going from 4Gb's of 800MHz Ram, to 2 Gb's of 1066 on a 32 bit machine make much difference, bearing in mind that while the ram is less the motherboard will be better
     
  17. saint19

    saint19 TS Rookie

    Processor: Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2GHz
    Board: MSI K9A2 Platinum
    RAM: 2GB DDR2 1066 crucial ballistix tracer
    VIdeo card: MSI N260GTX OC 896MB
    Power supply: 600W Thermaltake

    The video card and board are good? or is better change them.....thx
     
  18. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    how about this compilation
    Q6600 Energy Efficient Edition (£163.29)
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UDL Intel P45 Chipset (£105.79)
    OCZ 4Gb 1066MHZ Platinum Series (£62.09)
    Corsair PSU (the same one) (£80.49)
    BFG GTX 260 OC Maxcore (£247.24) may get a gtx 280 due to price cut
    Tuniq 120 (£31.04)

    £689.94
     
  19. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    could rage comment on this please, or anybody
     
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    @saint19, go with an E8400 and either the P5Q Pro or the GA-EP45-UD3P. I'd also advise going with a Corsair 650TX instead of that Thermaltake PSU. Lastly, change the card to an HD 4870 512MB\1GB

    @gabrielhobro, replace the Q6600 with an E8400, get an HD 4870 1GB and this cooler instead. Everything else is fine.
     
  21. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I just have a query about the processor because woudn't it be faster with four core overclocked to 3.4 than 2 at 4+
     
  22. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 117

    or he could try the AMD cpu equivalent
     
  23. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    No. More cores doesn't mean better performance, gaming-wise.
     
  24. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    how good are these Phenom II Processors, what i mean is what is the difference between them and the original oheoms
     
  25. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The Phenom II CPUs are 45nm chips, have more cache, higher clock speeds and better OCing potential when compared to the original Phenom chips. They're able to match the performance of the Core 2 Quad 45nm CPUs as well.
     
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