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Is this a good computer to build?

By RayRay
Sep 29, 2009
  1. hi everybody

    this is the first time I gonna build a pc, and I need some suggestions if there are something that don`t a good choise or do not compatible with the other stuff.

    this is what I`ve choosed so far:

    mobo: ASUS P6T DELUXE V2
    videokard: PINE/XFX GF9400GT PCI-E 1GB DDR2 DVI VGA HDTV
    RAM: OCZ TECH DDR3 1600MHz Value Gold Tri Channel 6GB 3x2GB
    Harddrive: WD 1TB SATA DESKTOP STORAGE 7200 RPM 32MB CACHE
    Prossesor: Intel Core i7 920 2,66 GHz
    PSU: MIST, 800W
    DVD Rom: Sony DVD-burner AD-5240S +R/+RW -R/-RW SATA
    LCD screen: ASUS Monitor 22" Wide WSXGA+ 1680x1050 DVI-D
    mouse: Roccat Kone Gaming mus 3200 Dpi
    keyboard: LOGITECH Media Keyboard 600 USB

    any comments are appricated.
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The graphics card is a big let-down. The rest of the system is very good. What is your budget for this build? At least get yourself a GTX 260 / HD 4870 1GB. Or if possible a GTX 275.
     
  3. bludfist

    bludfist TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Do you have a link to that PSU. I've never heard of MIST - not saying it's a bad brand - I'm just unsure about it. Err. The graphics card could be better. I'd go with like at least a 9800GTX or something. Depends on what your budget is. But the rest of the build looks fine. Don't forget an OS with that. =)
     
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    give us a budget and we can get you a good gaming build my good sir :)
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Looks extremely underpowered for a purported "gaming" PC. You can do much better for the same price.
     
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

  7. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    My budget is about 2250 USD or 1500 Euro(its kalkulated from norwegian money)
    A gaming pc is not the big deal for me. I just need power for a digital audio workstation and other programms that swallows CPU and RAM

    and bludfist, the Mist 800w was recomended on a norwegian site who testing all kinds of hardware independently. i did not find any english sites for this product
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    It would be very helpful if the OP could at least post his budget. From the specs he initially mentioned I would presume the budget is around the $1500 mark.

    Also, from the fact that he intends to get the Roccat Kone mouse he might be located in Europe.

    EDIT: The OP did post his budget and my assumption was wrong. However, as I predicted, he is from Europe. :D
     
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    For a digital audio workstation I think you would need to invest in a sound card rather than a graphics card. Do you intend to play any games at all on this PC?

    For a programs that will require a lot of CPU and RAM power the original i7 build is better IMO. However, consider getting a better PSU like the Corsair 650TX.
     
  10. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    nice, the Corsair 650TX is cheaper. thanks

    the audiocard is m-audio Delta 1010LT

    some gaming of course, but not the newes/biggest one.
    btw the graphic card is pretty cheap compare to the rest of the stuff.
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I don't know anything about the MIST, so can't say if it's better than the Corsair.

    Then I would still recommend at least the ATI HD 4850 for a graphics card.
     
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    For your budget and use, I recommend these parts:
    Grand Total = kr. 10500 approximately, not including delivery charges and not taking into consideration the sound card. A very powerful and nearly-silent PC for your audio production needs. Should be able to handle most games fine too.
     
  13. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I second Rage's recommendations.

    For a case you could also look into this.
     
  14. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    ok, my last update so far to buid pc is:

    Motherboard: ASUS MK P6T SE Intel X58 Socket 1366
    Prossesor: Intel Core i7 920 2,66 GHz
    RAM: OCZ TECH DDR3 1600MHz Value Gold Tri Channel 6GB 3x2GB
    Graphic card: PINE/XFX GF9400GT PCI-E 1GB DDR2 DVI VGA HDTV
    PSU: Seasonic Seasonic S12 Energy+ 550W
    Harddrive: WD 1TB SATA DESKTOP STORAGE 7200 RPM 32MB CACHE
    DVD Rom: Sony DVD-brenner AD-5240S +R/+RW -R/-RW SATA
    Soundcard: Creative SB X-FI Titanium
    Case: Lancool PC-K62, Miditower
    Mouse: Roccat Kone Gaming mus 3200 Dpi
    Keyboard: LOGITECH Media Keyboard 600 USB
    LCD: ASUS Monitor 22" Wide WSXGA+ 1680x1050 DVI-D
    OS: XP pro sp2 64bit

    for all this it costs about 2200 USD

    And I also consider to use firewire audio boxes later, this first.

    any comments?
     
  15. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i like rages build better i dont like ocz memory ive had to many of them fail over the years go with rages build and i think you will be happier :)
     
  16. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Rage's build is better. :) Also you keep selecting very weak GPUs...
     
  17. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    how about chancing the RAM to Corsair XMS3 1333MHz DDR3, 8GB, CL9
    Kit w/four matched 2GB?

    Is it possible to change the GPU later?
     
  18. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    yes its possible to get a new video card later but the 9400gt you picked wont play anything its crap for anything but hd video and the ram has to be in sets of 3 for tri channel so its either 3 , 6 or 12 gig of ram not 4 and 8 like duel channel.
     
  19. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    oh. any good cheap GPUs you know about the same price?

    is

    Corsair TWIN3X 1600MHz DDR3, 6GB, XMS3 kit 3x2 GB a good choise?
     
  20. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    At that budget of about $60 you may take a look at this : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 1GB

    However, the HD4770 is a better option though a little more expensive.
     
  21. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    Great, SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 1GB is now the new choise.
     
  22. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    yes that will work great
     
  23. RayRay

    RayRay TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    awsome

    thanks to all .:grinthumb
     
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