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Old 05-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #8386
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seriously, why do some guys here buy PCs for 2k or up? buy one for 800$ or such, it'll last for 4-5 years, then get a new one for 800$. a 2k one will maybe last 6 years until it's outdated.
have you ever heard the phrase "go big or go home"? that should tell you something about
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #8387
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seriously, why do some guys here buy PCs for 2k or up? buy one for 800$ or such, it'll last for 4-5 years, then get a new one for 800$. a 2k one will maybe last 6 years until it's outdated.
Anyone who wants to max everything out for the next couple of years will not be able to only spend $800 on their PC. A lot of $2000+ Rigs can't even max out Metro 2033 at 60 fps, which by the way, and rig that can is the only kind of rig that deserves a 10/10.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #8388
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have you ever heard the phrase "go big or go home"? that should tell you something about
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Anyone who wants to max everything out for the next couple of years will not be able to only spend $800 on their PC. A lot of $2000+ Rigs can't even max out Metro 2033 at 60 fps, which by the way, and rig that can is the only kind of rig that deserves a 10/10.
Well, but seeing that at some point more expensive components only grant you tiny performance improvements, wouldn't it be better to buy some 800$ one and upgrade it step by step?
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #8389
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Well, but seeing that at some point more expensive components only grant you tiny performance improvements, wouldn't it be better to buy some 800$ one and upgrade it step by step?
nope that is actually the expensive way because almost every year we have a new generation of something (i.e. CPU, GPU, mobos, ETC) or big improvements (i.e. SSD, monitors, connections, ETC) by the time you can put, lets say a 400$ worth in a graphics card into that 800$ machine, it can probably be out a newer gen or version of that card whit significant improvements which can leave your current hardware not performing at its best whit that and this can work backwards to, like that card not working at its best whit that hardware believe me this has happen and they are a bunch of old thread in this forum that can confirm this

that is why its better to upgrade as much as you can ATM instead of doing it piece by piece it can save you a lot of cash

also this is the way i wanna upgrade my machine: first my GPU i have a GTX 560 that i wanna upgrade as soon as i can get my hand on a 700 or 8000 series card that is closed priced to my 560 into that future and the rest as soon as the broadwell chips are released
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:22 PM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #8390
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You're missing the point.
Nope, I'm not.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:30 AM   #8391
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Rating specs that are posted here and rated by different individuals who have their own option on what they think a "10" rig would be is subjective. Two people could be reading the same specs and one would give it a "10" as the other would score it a "8" then drama sets in because everyone has their own option.

I think It boils down to your budet. If you have (at the time) the cash to get a monster rig then go for it but if you can only afford to upgrade in stages then that is a good thing as well. The bottom line here boils down to gameplay. If your rig can handle your fav game then great, if not then time to upgrade granted you have the cash.

That said I'll give Unclejunebug rig a 7.5/10. Great rig bro now it's time to OC that CPU.

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Just finished a few upgrades of my own...

Intel i7-2600k (No OC at the moment)
MSI P67A-G43 mobo
MSI GTX 670 OC
ASUS Xonar D1 sound card
8GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 16000 RAM
120GB Corsair Force GT SSD
640GB RAID 0 for game storage (2 x 320GB HDDs)
500GB Seagate HDD for file storage
Various externals for backup
OCZ ModXtreme 600W PSU
Cooler Master Storm Scout case
ASUS 24" LCD monitor
Logitech G9x mouse
Corsair H60 push/pull configuration

Now for my senior citizen rig, I built this back in 2009 and it still running and playing fine for me to this day. I do think an upgrade will be coming soon.

My Specs:
MB: Asus POG Rampage II Extreme, X58 Express
CPU: Intel i7 920 D0 @ 4.5GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 12GB
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6990*
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-2202B Blu-Ray
HD Primary: Western Digital VelciRaptor 600GB
HD Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB (x4)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling, SILENCER 910 1K
Case: Microcool Banchetto 101
Monitors: Samsung 245T 24" (x3), Samsung LN46B650 46" HD LCD HDTV

*HD 6990 was my only upgrade from two HD 5760 that ran in Crossfire.

I know it's old but it's my baby and because of it's age I'll probably get a 5 score. Thanks for viewing
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:21 AM   #8392
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What sort of thing does it need to upgrade it? And am I right in saying that my graphics card isn't too bad, as it's 6.9/7.9 on the rating system thing.
The CPU is showing its age IMO..
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:39 AM   #8393
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My Specs:
MB: Asus POG Rampage II Extreme, X58 Express
CPU: Intel i7 920 D0 @ 4.5GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 12GB
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6990*
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-2202B Blu-Ray
HD Primary: Western Digital VelciRaptor 600GB
HD Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB (x4)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling, SILENCER 910 1K
Case: Microcool Banchetto 101
Monitors: Samsung 245T 24" (x3), Samsung LN46B650 46" HD LCD HDTV
9/10

Only due to the outdated cpu socket.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:45 AM   #8394
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Rating specs that are posted here and rated by different individuals who have their own option on what they think a "10" rig would be is subjective. Two people could be reading the same specs and one would give it a "10" as the other would score it a "8" then drama sets in because everyone has their own option.

I think It boils down to your budet. If you have (at the time) the cash to get a monster rig then go for it but if you can only afford to upgrade in stages then that is a good thing as well. The bottom line here boils down to gameplay. If your rig can handle your fav game then great, if not then time to upgrade granted you have the cash.

That said I'll give Unclejunebug rig a 7.5/10. Great rig bro now it's time to OC that CPU.


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Now for my senior citizen rig, I built this back in 2009 and it still running and playing fine for me to this day. I do think an upgrade will be coming soon.

My Specs:
MB: Asus POG Rampage II Extreme, X58 Express
CPU: Intel i7 920 D0 @ 4.5GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 12GB
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6990*
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-2202B Blu-Ray
HD Primary: Western Digital VelciRaptor 600GB
HD Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB (x4)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling, SILENCER 910 1K
Case: Microcool Banchetto 101
Monitors: Samsung 245T 24" (x3), Samsung LN46B650 46" HD LCD HDTV

*HD 6990 was my only upgrade from two HD 5760 that ran in Crossfire.

I know it's old but it's my baby and because of it's age I'll probably get a 5 score. Thanks for viewing
Maxi gave u a 9 IMO it's not a 5 like u thought more like an 8/10 hmm 7.8 from me SSD > V raptor and the PSU is so so + no mention of CPU cooler..
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:01 AM   #8395
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The CPU is showing its age IMO..
Could you reccommend what sort of CPU would be a suitable upgrade? (sorry, I don't know much about building computers)
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:12 AM   #8396
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Could you reccommend what sort of CPU would be a suitable upgrade? (sorry, I don't know much about building computers)
U really need a new mother board, CPU and ram but if your mother board can take a Q9650 and u can find one cheap on eBay it may be worth a look.. IMO a Z68 mobo n I5 2400 CPU with 4-8G of DDR 3 ram would be good..
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:26 AM   #8397
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U really need a new mother board, CPU and ram but if your mother board can take a Q9650 and u can find one cheap on eBay it may be worth a look.. IMO a Z68 mobo n I5 2400 CPU with 4-8G of DDR 3 ram would be good..
I've just been looking at the pricing of the Z68 mobo with I5 CPU and ddr3 RAM on amazon, is there any particular mobo that I would need or is it just any Z68 one? And is there a better website to buy this sort of thing from? (it needs delivery to England)
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #8398
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Thanks for the rate gang, sorry didn't mention the cooler I'm using...CPU, Mobo and GPU all watercooled nothing special.

I'll post again when I complete my new build.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #8399
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2 Years Old.

Stable 24/7 - Air
Asus Rampage III Gene Intel X58
Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Bloomfield)- OC 4.2 GHz (37% OC)
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler.
Corsair Dominator GT 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000MHz 8/9/8/24 Triple Channel. - UC + Tightened Timings 1600MHz 6/7/6/20
2 * SLI - GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 - Factory OC 845MHz/1690MHz/950MHz
3 * Iiyama Pro Lite E2607WS 26" 2ms.
Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000RPM SATA 16MB Cache. - System Drive.
Corsair TX 750W ATX SLI Compliant Power Supply.
NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case.

My System HDD is probably my worst part, thinking of upgrading to SSD and then the system is still viable for many years to come?

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:22 AM   #8400
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Asus Maximus V Gene
Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570k
16GB (4x4GB) Gskill ripjaw DDR3 1600
Crucial m4 128GB SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
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