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Hi All, i think my card is going :(, ive been looking at all the new shiny components and they have def moved on since my last upgrade, the prices have moved on to :0, it now looks like ATI have the bragging rights for there cards? but wow what a price and i see the new processors are the i7 series are these any good.

 

Has anyone updated recently?

 

I see Dell have some v/nice gaming rigs, pricy but nice.

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well, yeah, Atomic got himself a new rig, he has got a Core I5 i think, just like a friend of mine.

He's really pleased with it!

 

The I7 is actually a quad-core cpu, but it has got 4 more virtual cores. I don't know how that works really.

 

Anyway, i would go for an NVidia anyway, GTX 275 and up. I think it's best if you wait for the complete new Nvidia series, they will also go for DX11 on those.

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I've also been looking at the a new rig as mine is now 3 years old and was very tempted by the ATI 5850 gfx card, but the 5800 series are still way too expensive at the moment, because ATI cant get enough of the chips made, so we have a shortage of cards & high prices.

 

I'd wait until March/April when Nvidia announce the new GF4xx (Fermi) range of cards and what the prices/horsepower is compared to the ATI's.

 

As for CPU's. I've been looking at the i5-750 as its a decent price and very overclockable. If you have the extra cash, I'd look at a i7-920 D0 which is also very overclockable.

 

Yoyotech currently do an £800 system baseed on the i5-750 & 5850 called the Firebird, which recently got added to the PC Pro A-List.

 

Although you being JJ, you'll probably want the higher spec machine!! :)

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I've also been looking at the a new rig as mine is now 3 years old and was very tempted by the ATI 5850 gfx card, but the 5800 series are still way too expensive at the moment, because ATI cant get enough of the chips made, so we have a shortage of cards & high prices.

 

I'd wait until March/April when Nvidia announce the new GF4xx (Fermi) range of cards and what the prices/horsepower is compared to the ATI's.

 

As for CPU's. I've been looking at the i5-750 as its a decent price and very overclockable. If you have the extra cash, I'd look at a i7-920 D0 which is also very overclockable.

 

Yoyotech currently do an £800 system baseed on the i5-750 & 5850 called the Firebird, which recently got added to the PC Pro A-List.

 

Although you being JJ, you'll probably want the higher spec machine!! :)

 

 

The misses wont let me :) i liked the Alienware laptop

 

i7 chip

4870 ati x2 cards

6g memory

500 hard drive

windows 7 pro

shinny lights

17" hd screen

more shinny lights

pay nothing till next feb

 

a snip @£2300 and i can get a student discount of 10% :)

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2300...

 

Why not let them hit you in the balls when they deliver it to you.

 

 

Dave please dont tell me this isnt the Laptop of your dream, its got to be the best looking laptop around and the fastest gaming machine to, the lesser version are quite well priced.

 

http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/home/Laptops/laptop-alienware-m17x/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-alienware-m17x&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&ref=lthp

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Dave please dont tell me this isnt the Laptop of your dream, its got to be the best looking laptop around and the fastest gaming machine to, the lesser version are quite well priced.

 

http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/home/Laptops/laptop-alienware-m17x/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-alienware-m17x&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&ref=lthp

 

 

oh come on JJ, don't go for a laptop....i mean, it's a laptop. That pretty much says it, they suck how good they may be.

 

Sorry, i'm just anti-laptop^^

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oh come on JJ, don't go for a laptop....i mean, it's a laptop. That pretty much says it, they suck how good they may be.

 

Sorry, i'm just anti-laptop^^

 

 

Im only looking dave :)

 

But working it out to get a top Desktop

 

£1500 for the tower, then you need a screen a mouse a keyboard a headset i bet it would go over the £2000 price easy. Thats buying from new and getting all top gear.

 

That gaming laptop has the top gear already in it, all in a shinny box with shinny lights :)

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for gameing stay away from laptops i say what happens down the line ..you want to upgrade it good luck so expensive and very limited its ok for a back up while you travel alot yea :)

anyway good luck you should ask sherriff what the i7 like :)

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I just got a new one, its not the newest technologies but thats why its a bargain and it runs battle field at full everything which is the most hardware intensive thing out at the mo

 

specs

Dell XPS 630i (the nicest case i have ever had or seen for that matter)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 / 2.5GHz / 1333MHz FSB / 6MB Cache

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800MHz

HDD: 32gig SSD OCZ vertex Boot Disc + 2 x Raid 1 500GB SATA HDD)

USB: 7 x USB2.0 (2x on Front)

nVidia GeForce 9800 GX2 1gig old but still kicks ass!

2 x DVD-RW

Sound Blaster X-Fi Card with Optical Out

Bluetooth etc...

Windows 7 64 bit

 

So as i said not brand new tech but to be honest you dont need it.

you can get one of these for about £600 - £1000 dependant on spec (i got a super bargain on ebay £400 but i got lucky)

 

If i was specing a new machine i would get a i5 cpu you can clock them to i7 sepcs easily!!

 

the direct x 11 cards are all way over priced at the mo! unless you find a bargain or you are super anal about your graphics get a direct x 10 card like a 4870 or better they are cheaper now and coming down in price fast about £100. the only differance is a bit of light rendering from the top end cards.

 

i love building PC's but after using this dell and how stable it is, i would find it hard to go back to building my own.

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I may be picking up some new parts tommorrow, has anyone got a key to windows 7 they want to sell, its going to cost me £116 to get an oem version, i had a student one but put it on my laptop :(

 

Thanks

 

JJ

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Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66GHz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail 1 £170.20

 

Asus P6T Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard 1 £136.16

 

Leadtek GeForce 9800 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Expre (GX-141-LT) 1 £119.99

 

Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (PVT36G1600ELK) 1 £110.62

 

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler (Socket 939 / AM2 / AM3 / 775 / 1156 / 1366)

 

 

I will use my own case and Psu, i went for the 9800 Gx2 as it was cheap and i can use it with my other one for quad sli, until the prices come down on the newer cards but i doubt i will need more and its a great price.

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Here we go then upgrade time :) keep your phone on beaver :)

 

 

Why go for that card mate? Really old tech, it'll bottleneck on an i7 machine.

Should have gone for a GTX275 (as they are the best value) or better. But otherwise a good machine.

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Why go for that card mate? Really old tech, it'll bottleneck on an i7 machine.

Should have gone for a GTX275 (as they are the best value) or better. But otherwise a good machine.

 

 

Didnt quite have enough to spend on the new card but 2x 9800 gx2 cards are running great in quad sli.

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Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66GHz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail 1 £170.20

 

Asus P6T Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard 1 £136.16

 

Leadtek GeForce 9800 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Expre (GX-141-LT) 1 £119.99

 

Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (PVT36G1600ELK) 1 £110.62

 

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler (Socket 939 / AM2 / AM3 / 775 / 1156 / 1366)

 

 

I will use my own case and Psu, i went for the 9800 Gx2 as it was cheap and i can use it with my other one for quad sli, until the prices come down on the newer cards but i doubt i will need more and its a great price.

 

ah JJ - wish you'd spoken to me before buying all that - would have advised you to go for the newer i7-930 which is the replacement for the i7-920. :)

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ah JJ - wish you'd spoken to me before buying all that - would have advised you to go for the newer i7-930 which is the replacement for the i7-920. :)

 

We must think alike as i got the 17-930 :) also a new second screen, running fine windows seven is quite good.

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great kit JJ

 

i got the 9800 gx2 and its fine... runs all at highest res with no lag. not much point in new card untill they make direct 11 more stable and worth while ... in my opinion it seems to cause too many crashes at the mo.

 

also the 9800 still sell for £150 on ebay so easy and cost effective to upgrade when new card prices come down.

 

nice ram!

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Had to RMA motherboard and graphics card today as card no longer works and board has a faulty memory slot.

 

That sucks - I'm waiting until next month I think to upgrade my mobo/cpu/ram, then wait to see what happens with the new nvidia cards coming in july-august before I get a new gfx card.

 

lots of nice games coming in the next 6-12months, so about time to update I think.

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Well i RMA the motherboard and they have sent it back saying the i have bent 1 pin?, i have received it back and there are actually 3 bent pins, well not quite bent they are just moved to one side, i cant understand how on earth these would of been bent, i also cant understand how they then can blame me for this when they have no proof.

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From the point of view of a retailer....

 

i think it was your fault! you must have droppd it or something. :D

 

from the point of view of a customer...

 

i would unsolder something and send it back again then blame it on a manufacturing problem. ;)

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From the point of view of a retailer....

 

i think it was your fault! you must have droppd it or something. :D

 

from the point of view of a customer...

 

i would unsolder something and send it back again then blame it on a manufacturing problem. ;)

 

 

I have asked the to elaberate(poor spelling)on there finding as there are 3 pins slightly moved not bent and i cannot see how putting in a processor can of caused this at all, i have asked them to show me the proof athat i have damaged the product, they have been quite vague in there responses so ive tried once more then i will conatact the relevant standards to see if i can take it further :)

 

I wouldnt of sent it back TBH but there are many with the same issues on overclockers forums and ASUS site which leads me to belive its a common fault not caused by me.

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