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sayoji01

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    best specs?
    « on: October 23, 2007, 02:32:19 AM »
    what are the best processors out there? the newest is what i need. also can you guide me to the best RAMS and video cards, sound cards, motherboards.

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    Re: best specs?
    « Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 03:05:54 AM »
    Best CPU: Core 2 Quad X6850
    Best RAM: DDR3 RAM PC3-14400
    Best video card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 Ultra
    Best sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
    Best motherboard: one that supports all of the above, plus Quad SLI, a 1333MHz FSB, has superb overclocking features, etc etc

    Will any of those be the best option for you?  I don't know, but probably not.
    If you tell us exactly what you're looking for (e.g. I am looking to build a new PC for gaming and have a budget of $2000) then we'll be able to help you much more.

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    Re: best specs?
    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 03:09:02 AM »
    It's really impossible to give out the best specs as everyone has their own opinion...(AMD/Intel especially)

    However if you are looking for the best motherboard to date...I would wait a while, for the new boards called Skulltrail...Due to be released by Intel, these boards have 4x PCI-e 16x slots, up to 8GB of DDR2, and best of all...TWO slots for Intel quadcore CPU's!! (Thats 8 cores!!) :O

    Cant remember where i saw it but a quick google came up with this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_SkullTrail

    Intel's Skulltrail is a motherboard platform aimed at the enthusiast pc market. It is built off of Intel's X38 motherboard model. The primary difference between thye X38 and Skulltrail is the dual sockets that allows for two processor cores to operate on the same system. This means that, given current technology, Skulltrail can operate eight cores on one system.

    It looks awesome :)

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      Re: best specs?
      « Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 10:27:57 AM »
      Best CPU: Core 2 Quad X6850
      Best RAM: DDR3 RAM PC3-14400
      Best video card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 Ultra
      Best sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
      Best motherboard: one that supports all of the above, plus Quad SLI, a 1333MHz FSB, has superb overclocking features, etc etc

      Will any of those be the best option for you?  I don't know, but probably not.
      If you tell us exactly what you're looking for (e.g. I am looking to build a new PC for gaming and have a budget of $2000) then we'll be able to help you much more.

      What do you look for in CPU to tell if its good or not?
      Its not what you know, its what you can do that counts!

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      Re: best specs?
      « Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 11:33:42 AM »
      That shiny holographic sticker on the box for one thing...
         
       
      " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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        Re: best specs?
        « Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 10:56:13 AM »
        I mean in terms of parameters.
        Its not what you know, its what you can do that counts!

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        Re: best specs?
        « Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 05:32:04 AM »
        The series is the main thing, for example Core 2 Duo, Pentium 4, Athlon X2.
        The speed in GHz is important, and so is the FSB speed - the higher the better.
        Finally, the cache is measured in Mb (the more the better) and the number of cores (1 core isn't so common nowadays, dual core seems to be the main standard, and quad core is becoming the standard for high end PCs).  If you're a heavy multitasker you should go for more cores.
        Does that help you out?

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          Re: best specs?
          « Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 10:22:28 AM »
          Yes, thank you.
          Its not what you know, its what you can do that counts!

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          Re: best specs?
          « Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 10:25:48 AM »
          You're welcome.
          Feel free to post again with any more questions you may have.

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            Re: best specs?
            « Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007, 08:09:15 PM »
            While the QX6850 may be the "best" CPU right now, it's definitely NOT something you should be looking at.

            Either the Q6600 or wait for the Q9450.

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              Re: best specs?
              « Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007, 08:43:55 PM »
              While the QX6850 may be the "best" CPU right now, it's definitely NOT something you should be looking at.

              Either the Q6600 or wait for the Q9450.


              Why shouldn't we choose QX6850?
              Its not what you know, its what you can do that counts!

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              Re: best specs?
              « Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 09:47:07 AM »
              Overpriced for the performance.
              Never ever choose the absolute top end of anything, because it's maybe 50% more expensive than it should be.

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                Re: best specs?
                « Reply #12 on: July 13, 2008, 02:37:01 AM »
                hey!!! i juz want you to release what you know coz i'm being curious about what's the best of the cutting edge (i mean best for gaming, music, video and evrythng) and you know guyz i'm thinkin of buying a computer that supports two games at once and two monitors (each for one),,, could you recomend some!

                thnx alot and keep postin to tell what you know!!!


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                Re: best specs?
                « Reply #13 on: July 13, 2008, 04:47:03 AM »
                If you want the absolute best, here's a rough guide.
                790i SLI Ultra motherboard
                8Gb DDR3-1600RAM
                Intel Core 2 Quad QX9775
                3x Nvidia GTX280
                As many WD Raptor drives as possible in RAID 0
                Sound card - not sure, maybe the Xonar
                Some set of 7.1 surround speakers
                G15 keyboard, G9 mouse
                Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W PSU
                As many DVDRW or Bluray drives as can be crammed in
                Several large monitors

                Total cost: probably over $20k

                Do you see the absurd lengths it's possible to go to?

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                  Re: best specs?
                  « Reply #14 on: July 13, 2008, 10:14:13 AM »
                  Total cost: probably over $20k
                  Do you see the absurd lengths it's possible to go to?

                  Absurd = f($).

                  $ may not be an issue. :)
                  If you don't have time to do it right
                                  ...when will you have time to do it over?