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Re: Building a new PC

Postby lelorien » 28 Aug 2009, 20:45

I'm sorry, I thought I had linked the post earlier: he has a "Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 Surround Sound Card (OEM)"

I really only use headphones... so will the sound card really make a difference?

Oh and I'll go for 320&750

About the computer in general. Do you think the computer I'm building will be future proof? Or if there are any new technologies I should get or wait for before getting.

Also, do you know how to wash a Flatscreen monitor? :D
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby Blín D'ñero » 28 Aug 2009, 21:04

Oh that Audigy is very good. To onboard audio it is already difference like night and day. X-Fi is then an ever brighter day. But keep the money in your pocket if you don't have a fine speakersystem so you can actually hear it. Might you switch to Vista or Windows 7: ALchemy runs also on the Audigy cards. :thumbup:

Futureproof: when it comes to gaming, our CPU's and motherboards/chipsets are fast enough, not even surpassed by the latest generation from Intel! :)
Most performance increases are expected from SSD and DX11 and new videocard generation.

Every computershop has cleaner for tft screens.
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Office PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 SSD * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * Sapphire Radeon R9 290 * Dell Monitor P4317Q * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black / Gold HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 10 x64 *

Old Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 10 x64 *

Outdated PC * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * Dell U2412Mb * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Corsair K68 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby lelorien » 28 Aug 2009, 21:38

This one? http://ncix.com/products/?sku=17424&vpn=30SB057000000&manufacture=Creative%20Labs
Fine, makes me save 60$ :D
SSD?

Is there a way to clean the screen with household products? Or even water?

Oh, about monitors I have a 15" CRT screen, and I read an old friend's post on this same forum:
The 8800GT/512MB is on par with the Radeon 3870/512MB. The new Radeon 4850 beats them both, especially when AA and AF are enabled, and in larger resolutions (1600x1200 and up). You'll have a 19" soon, you mean a flatscreen or a CRT? On a good 19" CRT monitor you can have 1600x1200 and then you'll notice (if you want max settings in modern games). On a flatscreen the resolution is fixed, the 19" would probably be 1280 x 1024(?) and won't really need the performance gain, especially if you can save 100 dollars! :thumbup:


Is that possible with my 15"?
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby Blín D'ñero » 28 Aug 2009, 23:55

Yep that one. :thumbup:

A 15" that's quite small. :shock:
What your monitor can and cannot do you can easily find out. Though 1600 x 1200 on a 15" monitor will be tough for reading text.
Right-click on desktop > Properties > Settings > Advanced > tab Display. Keep the box checked next to "Hide resolutions this monitor cannot safely support" (or similar what it says, but that is the idea), and in the dropdownbox you see what is available. I have a 17" that can do 1600 x 1200 / 85 Hz, it's common for the good ones, hopefully yours is too.
Main PC: Asus ROG Strix X570-E * AMD Ryzen 7 3800x * Noctua NH-D15 * Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB * MSI Radeon 5700XT * Creative AE-9PE * 2 x Corsair Force MP600 * 7 x WD Gold HDD * 1 x Asus DRW-24D5MT * Dell U3010 * Windows 10 x64 *

Office PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 SSD * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * Sapphire Radeon R9 290 * Dell Monitor P4317Q * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black / Gold HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 10 x64 *

Old Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 10 x64 *

Outdated PC * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * Dell U2412Mb * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Corsair K68 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby lelorien » 29 Aug 2009, 00:31

Ok, here is the list one last time, just to make sure everything is there and compatible.
If you need any links, please ask.

    Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE 22X Dual Layer DVD Writer Black IDE OEM $33.37

    Western Digital 7501AALS Caviar Black 750GB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc *IR-$16* $89.25

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail $188.98

    Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit $68.69

    ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard $159.36

    Coolermaster cm 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA $85.81

    Western Digital SE16 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS NCQ Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty $59.16

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 Surround Sound Card (OEM) $29.70



    Total: $714.32
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby lelorien » 29 Aug 2009, 05:14

Oops, sorry for doubleposting, I have no edit button.

I might have windows 7, does that change anything?
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby Blín D'ñero » 29 Aug 2009, 14:47

lelorien wrote:Oops, sorry for doubleposting, I have no edit button.


:oops: Ooops sorry! Fixed it.
Main PC: Asus ROG Strix X570-E * AMD Ryzen 7 3800x * Noctua NH-D15 * Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB * MSI Radeon 5700XT * Creative AE-9PE * 2 x Corsair Force MP600 * 7 x WD Gold HDD * 1 x Asus DRW-24D5MT * Dell U3010 * Windows 10 x64 *

Office PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 SSD * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * Sapphire Radeon R9 290 * Dell Monitor P4317Q * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black / Gold HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 10 x64 *

Old Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 10 x64 *

Outdated PC * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * Dell U2412Mb * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Corsair K68 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby lelorien » 29 Aug 2009, 14:55

what about my other questions?
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby Blín D'ñero » 29 Aug 2009, 15:00

you could change the RAM to a PC2-8500 kit. I have these: Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Memory Kit Reg. Price: $130.84 CAD After Mail In Rebate: $108.84 CAD


Of course you can clean the monitor screen with a cloth and any non abrasive cleaning fluid.

SSD = Solid State Drive. wiki
Harddiskdrives -mechanical rotating discs- are still the slowest part of the computer.
Main PC: Asus ROG Strix X570-E * AMD Ryzen 7 3800x * Noctua NH-D15 * Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB * MSI Radeon 5700XT * Creative AE-9PE * 2 x Corsair Force MP600 * 7 x WD Gold HDD * 1 x Asus DRW-24D5MT * Dell U3010 * Windows 10 x64 *

Office PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 SSD * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * Sapphire Radeon R9 290 * Dell Monitor P4317Q * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black / Gold HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 10 x64 *

Old Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 10 x64 *

Outdated PC * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * Dell U2412Mb * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Corsair K68 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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Re: Building a new PC

Postby lelorien » 29 Aug 2009, 15:49

Why should I change the RAM?

Would it make anything different if I had windows 7?

non-abrasive? :D
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