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I need a faster build so im building a new computer

By tragedyinmm ยท 9 replies
Mar 24, 2008
  1. Hello im new to building computers, im getting annoyed with my computer now its slowing right down its a few years old now. so i've been checking out parts can someone tell me if the ones i picked are compatible with eachother. im going to be using my hard drive and cd rom from my current computer would there be any problems doing this?

    If anyone can see something wrong with what i've picked for parts can they let me know what i should get instead.

    EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Processor 2.66GHz OEM

    OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)

    ZEROtherm / CF900 / Socket 775 / Copper Base / Heatpipes / CPU Cooler

    XFX GeForce 8500 GT Ultra Silent Cooling / 512MB DDR2 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / (Dual Link) DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card

    Ultra X-Pro ULT40029 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, Dual 80mm Fans, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, Active PFC, Black

    Power Up 2525 White ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

    sorry about not posting the items details in the first post.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Could you edit your post to reflect what those components are and also provide the links? As opposed to just the links. It will help you have a higher chance of responses because some people (myself included) don't want to spend time and open up 6 new tabs/windows and flip between them to check the hardware. Especially when most of the people that are going to reply will be able to determine based on seeing what the products are rather than reading the detailed specs on them.

    I know in the time I took to write this I could have clicked all your links, but by me posting this, if you edit your post, you'll have saved the time of countless other members.
  3. Bruce2

    Bruce2 TS Rookie

  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    That Ultra has decent reviews, but traditionally Ultra PSUs aren't very good, I'd feel a lot better if you used this one for the same price:

    PC Power & Cooling / Silencer / 610-Watt / PCI-Express / SATA-Ready / Copper Power Supply

    Don't worry about the wattage, that PSU will have no problems with your system, even if you put a 9800GX2 in there.

    Those parts will work together, the only 'issue' might be if your old HD and CD drive are both IDE since that board (and almost all new boards) only have 1 IDE connection. That would mean your HD and CD would have to go on the same channel and you couldn't add any more IDE devices without an add on card.

    Also if you use the same HD, you likely will not be able to use the same Windows install, you'll have to reinstall.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    The CPU + mobo bundle is a waste IMO. You would be better off buying this mobo and this CPU instead.
    Also, an 8500GT is not a good gaming video card. For a few bucks more, this will be much more faster.
    In addition, try this RAM kit instead. It has a lower latency than the OCZ kit and is cheaper as well.
    I'd also get this case instead for better airflow.
    Lastly, as SNGX said, that Ultra PSU is not recommended. I'd recommend this one instead. It has a single +12V rail supplying 52A and comes with a 5-year replacement warranty for a lower price and superior quality.
  6. tragedyinmm

    tragedyinmm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you all for posting. I have a question though mainly for Rage_3K_Moiz why would you go core 2 duo over quad core? I don't know too much about these multi processors but to me it would just seem like quad core would be better. And none of the links for the gpu's worked every other one did could you post another link or say the name of the one you think would be better to get.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    The video card link doesn't work because TigerDirect's site is down. It should work when they have the site up and running.
    And as for the Core 2 Duo, it is a newer 45nm chip, which means it runs cooler and sucks less power than the Q6600, has a higher stock frequency per core and can overclock much further without as much increase in power consumption and heat output you'd get from OCing the Q6600. And since very few apps really use all the four cores of the Q6600, the E8400 will give equal or greater performance in almost every app that the Q6600 will used for.
  8. tragedyinmm

    tragedyinmm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you Rage_3K_Moiz thats interesting i didn't know that. But as to future programs and applications wont the Q6700 be a better choice? I don't plan on making a new computer for a while after this one and i know how to oc so i wont be doing that. so now is the core 2 due still a better choice?
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +422

    You didn't say but I presume you will be installing a 64 bit OS, otherwise a 32 bit OS won't be able to utilize 4GB of RAM. If you plan on using a 32 bit OS, I would recommend 2 GB.
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    Not really, no. Multi-threaded apps will still take some more time to develop since it'd require quad-core CPUs to become common, which will take a very long time IMO. If you still want a quad-core CPU, the go for this one instead. It's a 45nm one so it has the same advantages as the E8400 but it doesn't come with a HSF, so you'll have to buy one. I recommend the ZeroTHERM Nirvana and Thermalright Ultra 120 as excellent choices.
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