Author Topic: Building a new PC  (Read 6433 times)

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2008, 01:51:23 am »
Thanks for the advise so far, I appreciate it. I know what harddrives I'm getting and power supply but I don't know squat about DVD Drives and burners. What should I look for, speeds, what kind of connection, etc.. Could someone point out a worth while brand and model please.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2008, 02:11:22 am »
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As far as what brand of dvd burner? They're all pretty much the same. I favor the samsungs, good features good price. I've used the combo drives for years and not had issues. I used to like lite-on alot but they got very cheep feeling and sounding over the years. I used sony for a long while untill samsung came out, decided to try one and kept with em. The ones I use have lightscribe but I've never used it laughs out loud. The disks are too expensive. I've also never burned a dual layer dvd on mine so I don't have any info on how well that works. The dvd/cd reader player burner part works fine.

cant add to that really.  unless you wanna go 4 bluray  :can of worms: :salute:

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2008, 02:32:58 am »
Yep, John nailed it. Samsung are absolutely fine. I've trashed three lite-on's which may have been because of Starforce .. one can never be sure, but I have an inexpensive Samsung SH-S203P and it's totally good for my needs.

[SJ]Rotary Junkie

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2008, 02:40:50 am »
Just went to Vista... So far I'm quite happy...

Time to get the games working.

[SJ]Peter Enqvist

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2008, 04:27:58 am »
DVD drives are basically all the same.  Just get the cheapest one you can find with a SATA connection.  IDE would be fine too, but SATA would be a bit better just because the standard SATA cables that come with mobo's are nice and small and don't restrict air flow much at all.
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[SJ]Rotary Junkie

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2008, 04:39:37 am »
Just went to Vista... So far I'm quite happy...

Time to get the games working.


Scratch that. My bloody Sound Blaster card decided to be a pain and not install correctly or something... Now I can't put the drivers back in!

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2008, 03:52:37 pm »
Not entirely surprising seeing it's from Creative   :innocent:
I thought however that they (finally) had released new drivers for Vista a few months ago that fixed/added most things :?:

[SJ]Stick

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2008, 03:55:00 pm »
Yep, I finally put my X-Fi card back in with the new drivers and is running as it is supposed to  thumbs up

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2008, 09:17:14 pm »
Does anyone know anything about this OS? Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64Bit SP2C for System Builders - OEM

[SJ]Rotary Junkie

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2008, 08:56:16 am »
Not entirely surprising seeing it's from Creative   :innocent:
I thought however that they (finally) had released new drivers for Vista a few months ago that fixed/added most things :?:


Supposedly. Still had the same issue others had before the new drivers, but the old fixes did nothing.

Had to install the old drivers off my install CD, get the error, pull them back out, then reinstall said old drivers. Not going to bother trying the new stuff as this works fine and I've had issues.

Cooter: Sounds like pre-registered mass install licensed XP Pro 64-bit SP2 and nothing more.

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2008, 06:39:36 am »
Thanks for all the advise so far, that was very cool of all of you. BTW, can someone point me to a site for after market CPU Heatsinks and Fans. Newegg only has 1 for a 1366 socket and Tigerdirect has none. I saw a couple of places online but I don't know of any reliable sites.

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2008, 06:01:49 am »
Can someone tell me if this is 32 or 64 bit? Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - OEM

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2008, 07:26:18 am »
Can someone tell me if this is 32 or 64 bit? Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - OEM


Its OEM so its most likely 32 bit.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2008, 07:44:33 am »
Thanks for all the advise so far, that was very cool of all of you. BTW, can someone point me to a site for after market CPU Heatsinks and Fans. Newegg only has 1 for a 1366 socket and Tigerdirect has none. I saw a couple of places online but I don't know of any reliable sites.


 This is far beyond my knowledge level, but maybe there's something Here?

 Doubt it's much good to you though as it's a Canadian company but if it is, I can personally say they're a great place to deal with as it's now where I will continue to go for my stuff.

[SJ]Andy Fuller

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2008, 08:35:32 am »
I belive only the 32 bit version of xp has SP3, I think 64 bit is up to only SP1. I do not have the link now, but I have seen OEM XP 64 bit on newegg.com . Also if I am not mistaken, all XP64 come in Pro version, there is not XP64 home.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2008, 09:39:15 am »
heres the cooler i use. had it on a q6600 and now on a q9550 both overclocked nicely with no heat issues. http://www.pccanada.com/viewitem.asp?id=8148  :salute:

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2008, 06:29:32 am »
Cool...but I got a 1366 socket. But it's still cool. :hats off:  PC's all built (sweet) and all I'm waiting for is the OS, Hurry up UPS guy!!!!!!

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2008, 04:52:06 pm »
New PC's up and running now.

  Antec 1200 Full steel tower
  Intel 2.66 i7 Quad Core
  Asus PT6 Delux MB
  Nvidia 280 GTX graphic card
  3-2Gig Corsair Memory
  PC Power and Cooling 1200W PSU
  Asus quiet Track DVD-Rom
  Superwrite Master Burner
  WD 1 TB 7200 Hard drive
  WD 80 Gig 7200 Hard drive

 I'm a happy camper, Gotta dig out my MOMO, WOO-HOO!!! :biggrin:

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2008, 04:58:42 pm »
Bloody hell quite a rig ... stick two of those together and you'd be able to play GTA IV !
You're right to be chuffed with that monster :)

[SJ]Cooter

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2008, 05:04:28 pm »
Bloody hell quite a rig ... stick two of those together and you'd be able to play GTA IV !
You're right to be chuffed with that monster :)

   It's so pretty..... my precious....it's got some cool blue lights on the Tower fans.

[SJ]Forsythe

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2009, 08:44:03 pm »
That's dam near my new system. What did you choose for cpu cooling? Heat is supposed to be an issue with the larger footprint of the i7 CPU. Here's my list:
  Antec 1200 case
  Intel 920 i7 Quad Core
  Asus PT6
  2- Sapphire 4870's 2GB Video
  6 GB 1600mhz OCZ Memory
  OCZ 1000w PS
  LG H20 DVD-R 
  WD 300GB 10000 rpm HD
  Seagate 1TB HD
  2- Samsung 24" HD LCD's
  Ergotron Dual LCD arm.
  Logitech G15 key /G9 Mouse
  CooliT thermoelectric cooling
  Vista 64 bit OS. 


[SJ]mixfloors

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2009, 10:29:41 pm »
Mine to Forsythe,
I just built a new computer in January, sitting at home bored over christmas is very detrimental to the bank balance...

Thermaltake Armor + tower (watercooling inc with case)
Thermaltake toughpower 1500w
Thermaltake HD1 HDD cooler fan
Asus P6T6
Intel 940 i7 Quad core
3x 2gig corsair ram
WD 300gig raptor HDD (for OS and games)
Samsung 500 gig HDD (for everything else)
2x INNO O/C GTX 280
LG DVD/W
Logitech G15 keyboard
Razer copperhead mouse
Vista 64bit OS

I also added 2x 140mm coolmaster silent fans to the bottom of the case (blue led) to create downdraft to complement the existing 220mm side case fan
and changed the rear case fan to a 120mm coolmaster longlife(blue led)

which is hooked up to my existing Matrox Th2go Digital and 3x Asus 22' 2ms monitors, G25,cyber snipa game pad and Steelsond 5H v/2 headset

I am waiting for a
                       Sentry LX fan controller
                       Samsung 27' monitor for my old computer (FPS and other games)
                       Razer HP-1 headset for my old computer
to arrive in the next week.

the real bonus for me was that a member of my local league offered to buy all the parts wholesale from his distributor and assemble them for me (as I am no computer guru) for free, (but I slipped him $100 bucks for his trouble).... saved me $1500-2KAUD. Thats about $150-200 US on our current exchange... lol

Cooter,
Personally I have used Vista since March 07 in my old gaming rig, first with 2gig of ram then later with 4. The only problem I ever struck with it was when the mouse pointer trails were turned on I couldnt see the mouse pointer in some games, it took a little while to find the answer, but when discovered it was hardly an issue....
Other than that, it has been stable, fast and reliable. I have no complaints.
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[SJ]Stick

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2009, 10:37:24 pm »

Other than that, it has been stable, fast and reliable. I have no complaints.



So it bloody well should with hardware like that  :o

Nice system m8! Glad to see there is another Vista fan out there (that makes two of us now)  lol

[SJ]mixfloors

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2009, 11:04:59 pm »
Yeah, I think the earlier comment that people are trying to run Vista on older systems and having problems is a valid one. You dont put a V8 in a VW and expect to get all the power to the ground through 3.1/2' tyres....
I am sure there are guru's who can prove why XP is better than Vista right now, but when windows seven is all the go, and Vista has drivers for everything and no bugs with no development going into XP anymore and no hardware that supports it, the same arguement will apply, one step onwards....

Get over it,
 I turn my computer on, it works with everything set to max that = - :)

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2009, 11:07:54 pm »
Yeah, I think the earlier comment that people are trying to run Vista on older systems and having problems is a valid one. You dont put a V8 in a VW and expect to get all the power to the ground through 3.1/2' tyres....
I am sure there are guru's who can prove why XP is better than Vista right now, but when windows seven is all the go, and Vista has drivers for everything and no bugs with no development going into XP anymore and no hardware that supports it, the same arguement will apply, one step onwards....

Get over it,
 I turn my computer on, it works with everything set to max that = - :)


pretty much my viewpoint too, been running vista ultimate 32bit for over 18mths now and it plays all GTL / Rfactor / GTR2 / Iracing with teamspeak / Vent all set to max at full res with no hassles...

me is happy