• New gaming PC - $4,000 maximum limit
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[QUOTE=Romis;22325736]What kind of differences are we talking about? How much more can I press the 920?[/QUOTE]Negligibly, just bare data, but the point is that there's no point in spending the extra $20 or whatever for a 930. it's like paying $2 more for a t-shirt because it has a glow in the dark price tag - stupid. also something about the 930 getting hotter than the 920 but i think if you have an aftermarket cooler that really shouldn't matter. [QUOTE=Romis;22325736]I'm having second thoughts.[/QUOTE] well, two 480s would still outperform a single 5970 (which is, if i'm correct, a dual gpu card)
Dude SLi GTX 480 will not get out dated for another 5+ Years Even 8 seeming the rate we are making technological advances and the limit of actual power you can have.
Ok, so it's either 480 or 5970. I want the best card, which is better? I want the one most reliable? Which is better? I want the card that can overclock further, go the extra mile. Which is better? I want the one most compatible with watercooling. Which is better?
[QUOTE=ferrus;22325768]Not according to these guys: [url]http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/03/01/intel-core-i7-930-cpu-review/9[/url][/QUOTE] funny thing - they were only the same price upon release, they're not the same price anymore
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&cm_re=i7_930-_-19-115-225-_-Product[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202&cm_re=i7_920-_-19-115-202-_-Product[/url] There's only $15 in it, and that's pretty inconsequential when we're talking $3000
[QUOTE=Romis;22325870]Ok, so it's either 480 or 5970. I want the best card, which is better? I want the one most reliable? Which is better? I want the card that can overclock further, go the extra mile. Which is better? I want the one most compatible with watercooling. Which is better?[/QUOTE] single card? 5970 most reliable? well at this end of the spectrum when it comes to graphics cards, there really shouldn't be anything unreliable not sure about overclocking but i think it's about the same better in general? two 480s, but a 5970 is better than one 480 i don't think there's a specific watercooling block out for either one yet, but CoolIt is releasing their Omni ALC gpu cooler that will have interchangable plates and all that good stuff out in june, so it doesn't really matter [editline]10:33AM[/editline] [QUOTE=ferrus;22325886][url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&cm_re=i7_930-_-19-115-225-_-Product[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202&cm_re=i7_920-_-19-115-202-_-Product[/url] There's only $15 in it, and that's pretty inconsequential when we're talking $3000[/QUOTE] yeah and my point is that it's still not worth the $15 it's not a difficult concept to grasp
[QUOTE=Romis;22325870]Ok, so it's either 480 or 5970. I want the best card, which is better? I want the one most reliable? Which is better? I want the card that can overclock further, go the extra mile. Which is better? I want the one most compatible with watercooling. Which is better?[/QUOTE] Damn if I was juggling 4k on a new rig, I wouldn't be asking these questions here. look up reviews, do your research
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HfXEA2EJpI[/url] Check it out. It's specificly made for the Dual GPU 5970. Edit: I have set the cost limit to 3200 dollar, which should change a few things.
[QUOTE]yeah and my point is that it's still not worth the $15 it's not a difficult concept to grasp [/QUOTE] [url]http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/03/01/intel-core-i7-930-cpu-review/9[/url]
thank you because you know i mean i didn't see that link the first time [editline]10:42AM[/editline] as far as specifications go and all that jazz, it is LITERALLY the exact same cpu with a slightly higher clock (and if you're overclocking anyway this doesn't mean a thing) and an unlocked multiplier
Note: Limit changed to $3,200
Do you want water cooling and all that?
Yes.
Why?
Because I want to be able to clock my GPU and CPU a lot. Also, I hate the fucking noise from the fans. I want to be able to sleep with the computer turned on.
[QUOTE=Tools;22324561]- Yes, a minute on google will find the place. (I believe there's an eVGA 5970 with preinstalled watercool support)[/QUOTE] EVGA exclusively manufactures Nvidia cards.
Wish I had $4000 to throw away. :(
[QUOTE=Romis;22328287]Because I want to be able to clock my GPU and CPU a lot. Also, I hate the fucking noise from the fans. I want to be able to sleep with the computer turned on.[/QUOTE] Pumps make noise.
[QUOTE=cccritical;22328475]Wish I had $4000 to throw away. :([/QUOTE] Not throw away Build a computer!
[QUOTE=ferrus;22328636]Pumps make noise.[/QUOTE] Not merely as much as the fans, right?
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nrcK0COx4I&playnext_from=TL&videos=8rBQ0ZiIuTM[/media]
Why did you post that video?
Because you can get that with 4000 dollars and its watercooled. Wait you lowered your budget.
Which is also 800 dollars above the limit I set a few posts ago. Too bad I cannot update my thread title with that.
[QUOTE=Romis;22329566]Not merely as much as the fans, right?[/QUOTE] A hell of a lot quieter.
You can just change some components (Only one graphic card at once for now by example; around -750£/600€ for your budget)
[QUOTE=NecroTitan;22329931]A hell of a lot quieter.[/QUOTE] Great. So it's ok to sleep with the reservoir running? [editline]10:37PM[/editline] [QUOTE=ADT;22329940]You can just change some components (Only one graphic card at once for now by example; around -750£/600€ for your budget)[/QUOTE] IN that case I withdraw my original statement. Thank you, I will take a look at it tomorrow. I'm off to bed now, night.
[QUOTE=Romis;22324659]I have estimated it's around $3000. I don't think it's A LOT of money. It's also going to hold longer because of watercooling with overclocking. I am a bit unsure though. The whole watercooling thing seems a bit scary, I've never attempted to build a computer with watercooling, so I have no idea on what to buy, and how to assemble them together. I would aprecciate if you could give me some pointers. Edit: Do you think EVGA X58 SLI/EVGA X58 SLI Micro would be a better choice for a motherboard? It's a lot cheaper.[/QUOTE] It is A LOT of money. Expecially on something so pointless. It's not like you are ever going to use it to it's full extent unless you still like to play crysis on a tripple head set up. FYI Crysis isn't fun anymore, and no game is that demanding. Why don't you build a decent computer and upgrade it when needed with the money you save.
watercooling still makes noise you know... you're better of just getting high preformace noctua fans
I just put together a quickie build with a i7 980x for 3300.
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