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Post by AuroraRange on 25th April 2009, 7:12 pm

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30

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XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video

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This is Nvidia setup, Should be around 1000-1100USD = 800-900sek

Able to play smoothly on high setting setting in low resolution without AA. Low heat and noise.


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Post by InsanityVonMike on 25th April 2009, 7:29 pm

And how will this run on crysis maximum settings? temperature? sound?



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Post by AuroraRange on 25th April 2009, 7:33 pm

LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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ATI Setup - Should be around 1100+USD = 900sek

Crysis plays smoothly in high setting and a higher resolution with AA on. Low in heat and noise. 4 way Crossfire


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Post by InsanityVonMike on 25th April 2009, 7:41 pm

Are those components actually from jme data? and btw, you are able to send the url with the exact specifications you chose.



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Post by AuroraRange on 25th April 2009, 7:45 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Are those components actually from jme data? and btw, you are able to send the url with the exact specifications you chose.
i cant read the words in jme, but i believe all these is found there, i aready converted the current from USD back to SEK.



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Post by AuroraRange on 25th April 2009, 7:47 pm

Or else u can find identical specs from different brand.



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Post by AuroraRange on 25th April 2009, 8:13 pm

Time to hit the hay, post here for enquirers, will reply tmr.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 25th April 2009, 8:19 pm

I checked this review and according to them, the Sapphire Radeon 4850 X2 1GB doesn't make that much noise: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYzMSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

I also doubt that they would ever publish the video card if it didn't work properly. So regardless the effort you spent on this, we're back on square one. Does the Sapphire Radeon 4850 X2 1GB take the latest games on max settings?



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 4:38 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:I checked this review and according to them, the Sapphire Radeon 4850 X2 1GB doesn't make that much noise: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTYzMSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

I also doubt that they would ever publish the video card if it didn't work properly. So regardless the effort you spent on this, we're back on square one. Does the Sapphire Radeon 4850 X2 1GB take the latest games on max settings?

Answer : not really, depends on that game if it support multi GPU. It not, it will work like a reference 4850. As i said, i can assure this graphic card is hot after awhile. Let me quote from the side
The cooling devices on these video cards work well. It can even be said that they work equally well to dissipate the heat generated by the devices they are designed to protect. However, due to the design of the cooling device and nature of plastic as an inefficient heat conductor, and aluminum as a very efficient heat conductor, more of the heat generated by the AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 will be exhausted out of the case before it has a chance to heat up the ambient temperature of the case. So, the addition of the 2 extra DVI ports and the elimination of the thermal exhaust port will cause the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 to increase the ambient temperature of your case more than the other two video cards we looked at today.

That website didnt stats the noise issues but it did here http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/01/23/sapphire-ati-radeon-hd-4850-x2-2gb/15
The other major disappointment for us with the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 is the noise it makes – it’s far too loud for a modern graphics card and we have moved away from the whiney fans of the early naughties. Sadly, the two fans on the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 just make us want to jam a couple of pencils in them to shut them up – they verge on offensively loud if we’re honest and to add insult to injury, there’s no fan speed control available in any of the monitoring software we’ve tried so far.

So if u insist i cant comment much, i just think that it still a fail product.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 7:04 am

I agree on every single point. But if I don't pick one of these cheap packets I will have to build one piece by piece.

Maybe you're able to install water cooling? And besides, how well does this case exhaust the hot air? http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=369483&view=detailed#ProductTabs



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 7:35 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:I agree on every single point. But if I don't pick one of these cheap packets I will have to build one piece by piece.

Maybe you're able to install water cooling? And besides, how well does this case exhaust the hot air? http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=369483&view=detailed#ProductTabs

Why not just get a HD4770 which is coming out soon and change to a directX11 card when july comes.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 7:49 am

as said before... the radeon remains in packet and I can't change that. Do you suggest me to sell it after I buy it?



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 7:59 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:as said before... the radeon remains in packet and I can't change that. Do you suggest me to sell it after I buy it?
yes, sell your old card to buy a new one, i dont think anybody would want a 4850X2 but im sure there will be people buying HD4770.

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 8:00 am

Buying a HD4850X2 will only last you 3 months and the new series of graphic cards would be out.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 8:28 am

Check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO5hxALNrew It's really not that bad if you ask me Smile



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 8:37 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO5hxALNrew It's really not that bad if you ask me Smile
sounds like vaccum cleaner but well.. better than the sapphire dual fan. This is reference design Smile

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 8:40 am

But I think u will prefer to wait for the DX11 card or 4890X2 which will be out soon.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 9:50 am

Well maybe I'll sell it later on. I think it's worth a try and as this is a packet I doubt I have much of a choise Goofy 'cause the other components in my sapphire radeon packet was alright right?



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:04 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Well maybe I'll sell it later on. I think it's worth a try and as this is a packet I doubt I have much of a choise Goofy 'cause the other components in my sapphire radeon packet was alright right?
only problem that its using old DVD drive (IDE) Suggest u get a sata edition.

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:06 am

Needa add on something, this board cant crossfire well, the 2nd pcie is running @x4 speed. I suggest u get a 790 chipset.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 10:07 am

and what's the differences?

so we have 2 notes... graphics card (eventually) and dvd drive



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 10:08 am

@AuroraRange wrote:Needa add on something, this board cant crossfire well, the 2nd pcie is running @x4 speed. I suggest u get a 790 chipset.
well if i get a new video card it would be because of the noise and i doubt that i would buy a video card that needs x2 to be at any use.



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:14 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:and what's the differences?

so we have 2 notes... graphics card (eventually) and dvd drive

790 can run crossfire in PCIE 2.0@ x8 speed
This is the same speed as PCIE @ x16 speed
Not much of speed lost compared to x4 speed.

That is why some people said ATI crossfire > 3way SLI (Which is true as u get more performance out of ur cards, SLI have higher caps)

DVD drive i assume it is old stock (IDE). Those thick fat wire will block up your airflow and mess up wires.(harder to do cable managment). But for DVD drive, Sata's speed and IDE's speed does not differ much, its up to you.

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:15 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:
@AuroraRange wrote:Needa add on something, this board cant crossfire well, the 2nd pcie is running @x4 speed. I suggest u get a 790 chipset.
well if i get a new video card it would be because of the noise and i doubt that i would buy a video card that needs x2 to be at any use.

at x4 speed, even with a single HD4850, the speed will greatly suffer.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 10:25 am

I doubt we're talking about the same thing...

1. I buy the computer
2. I change the dvd driver to make more room in the case
3. I buy a new video card if I think that the card is too noisy. I'll thereby sell the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB and buy a new one - GTX 295 or something alike.
4. I'll add some extra ram memory



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:35 am

@InsanityVonMike wrote:I doubt we're talking about the same thing...

1. I buy the computer
2. I change the dvd driver to make more room in the case
3. I buy a new video card if I think that the card is too noisy. I'll thereby sell the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB and buy a new one - GTX 295 or something alike.
4. I'll add some extra ram memory

Wouldn't you think that building your own instead of buying those Pre-DIY is better? u can go or lian li casing or modular powersupply. If u do your maths, I think u can get it at a cheaper price, not to mention better.

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:41 am

If u sell it 2nd hand, price will be greater reduced which have the same or even more damage as buying piece by piece. I understand where you are coming from but i think my suggestion is more logical.

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Post by InsanityVonMike on 26th April 2009, 3:51 pm

Hm... well that card is quiet expensive so I am getting a good price for it. Nor am I an expert on components so I doubt it would go very well. I have some pretty heavy speakers already (Logitech X-530) and I'll probably buy a new pair of headset so I actually don't believe that the noise will disturb me when playing any games as it's really quiet when you're not overloading it with games. That would leave me to only buy a new dvd driver and some ram memory.



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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 10:03 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Hm... well that card is quiet expensive so I am getting a good price for it. Nor am I an expert on components so I doubt it would go very well. I have some pretty heavy speakers already (Logitech X-530) and I'll probably buy a new pair of headset so I actually don't believe that the noise will disturb me when playing any games as it's really quiet when you're not overloading it with games. That would leave me to only buy a new dvd driver and some ram memory.
Well, that could be you, im just a noise hater>.>



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 27th April 2009, 1:51 pm

Yes and I'm a noise hater too... I even got tinnitus. My point is that the sound and the situation probably will circle around the noise so it won't really matter.

EDIT: Could you possibly tell me what kind of dvd driver you think I should buy? (more precise than just sata)



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Post by AuroraRange on 27th April 2009, 2:33 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:
Could you possibly tell me what kind of dvd driver you think I should buy? (more precise than just sata)

err, speed dosnt matter much cause burning at a lower speed have lesser chance of file corruption. You can get those which support almost everykind of DVD (R+&-, RW, Double Layer, dual layer, DVD ram). a lightscribe would be nice Smile

LG, Samsung, Pioneer(not sure about still selling ornot). Just dont buy those noname brand which u cant claim warranty if anything happens.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 27th April 2009, 7:26 pm

Ok thanks.

I also need a sound card as I don't think there was one in the packet :S I have the sound system Logitech X-530 (5.1, surround) and a mic so that's pretty much what it needs to handle...



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Post by AuroraRange on 27th April 2009, 10:06 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Ok thanks.

I also need a sound card as I don't think there was one in the packet :S I have the sound system Logitech X-530 (5.1, surround) and a mic so that's pretty much what it needs to handle...

logitech isnt so famous for sound card, i suggest u get asus xonar, creative X-Fi or auzentech. Cheesy Grin (sparkly These are just good cards at an affordable price imo.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 1:40 pm

mhm... what a stupid mistake... the sound card was already in-built ^^

EDIT: It feels like this thread could live forever but I found another computer for a better price... tell me what you think Smile

In-Win J649 ATX MidiTower black, USB2.0, Audio, Airduct, 120mm fan (Without PSU)
Corsair Powersupply 650W TXEU Black BULK, ATX/EPS, 140mm Fan, 8xSATA, SLI
AMD Phenom II X4 920, 125W, AM2+, 8MB Cache, 2,8Ghz, Boxed with fan
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4, Socket-AM2+/AM3, AMD 790X+SB750, DDR2, ATX, GbLAN, Firewire, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Corsair TWIN2X 6400C5DHX DDR2, 4096MB, Kit m/två CL5 2GB Dimm's, E.P.P and DHX
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDMI, HDCP, Lite-Retail
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1TB, 7200Rpm, 16MB Cache, SATA
Samsung DVD±RW burner, SH-S222L/BEBN, Dual, Lightscribe, Black, Bulk
Antistatic Armchain 180cm

My question is if it will be more quiet, run crysis on highest graphics and how good it is compared to the other packet in general.


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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 2:11 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:mhm... what a stupid mistake... the sound card was already in-built ^^
U could always plug in an internal audio card if you are an audiophile. Better sound quality than integrated.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 2:16 pm

Yeah but I'll try to keep it cheap at the same time...

you noticed my edit right?



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 2:34 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Yeah but I'll try to keep it cheap at the same time...

you noticed my edit right?

yep, but go for HD4770 instead of HD4850, it hell of a card.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-hd4770.html

Priced at 100USD and you get 90-100% of the performance of HD4850. It should be selling hotter than pancakes soon enough.

www.xbitlabs.com[/mention] wrote:Highs:

* Best performance in its price range;
* Significantly outperforms Radeon HD 4830 and GeForce 9800 GT;
* Competes successfully against GeForce GTS 250 512MB;
* Yields slightly to Radeon HD 4850;
* Wide range of supported FSAA modes;
* Best Edge-detect CFAA in the industry;
* 40nm GPU production technology;
* 512MB of local GDDR5 video memory onboard;
* 640 ALU and 32 texture processors;
* DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support;
* Fully-fledged hardware HD video decoding;
* High-quality HD video post-processing with scalability;
* Built-in 8-channel audio controller with HD support;
* Sound over HDMI;
* Good overclocking potential;
* Low noise;
* Low power consumption.

Lows:

* No serious drawbacks found.



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 2:39 pm

I dont believe you can run crysis to ultra high unless your using dual GPU card. Go for xfire HD4770 which only cost 200USD, a killer for the price. However, your cant support ultra high at high resolution eccept using 2x4870, 4870x2, 2x4890 or GTX285(just made it), 2xGTX260 core 216, GTX295 for nvidia. Even the GTX295 have problem in high resolution with ultra high settings.(20-30fps max)



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 3:28 pm

Ok so let's assume that I buy the packet which I was talking about. Everything is good in the packet except the graphics card which can "only" run crysis at very high settings and not ultra... the card is supported by crossfire (?) so I buy an extra card when I get the cashflow and then, I will most likely be able to play crysis on ultra high settings... am I correct?



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 3:42 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Ok so let's assume that I buy the packet which I was talking about. Everything is good in the packet except the graphics card which can "only" run crysis at very high settings and not ultra... the card is supported by crossfire (?) so I buy an extra card when I get the cashflow and then, I will most likely be able to play crysis on ultra high settings... am I correct?
yep, get hd4770, 30% cheaper but around the same performance Smile



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 3:52 pm

Ok, I trust your judgment that it's as good as the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512mb... if you compare the two packets that are shown below (don't mind the graphics card), which one is best?

Packet 1

In-Win J649 ATX MidiTower black, USB2.0, Audio, Airduct, 120mm fan (Without PSU)
Corsair Powersupply 650W TXEU Black BULK, ATX/EPS, 140mm Fan, 8xSATA, SLI
AMD Phenom II X4 920, 125W, AM2+, 8MB Cache, 2,8Ghz, Boxed with fan
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4, Socket-AM2+/AM3, AMD 790X+SB750, DDR2, ATX, GbLAN, Firewire, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Corsair TWIN2X 6400C5DHX DDR2, 4096MB, Kit m/två CL5 2GB Dimm's, E.P.P and DHX
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDMI, HDCP, Lite-Retail
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1TB, 7200Rpm, 16MB Cache, SATA
Samsung DVD±RW burner, SH-S222L/BEBN, Dual, Lightscribe, Black, Bulk
Antistatic Armchain 180cm

Packet 2

Cooler Master Centurion 590 Black, Aluminium Front (Without PSU)
Seasonic S12Energy+ PSU 650W, 120mm Fan, ATX/EPS, 2xPCI-E, 6xSATA, 20/24pin
AMD Phenom™ II X3 720 Black Edition, Triple Core, 2,8Ghz, AM3, 95W, Boxed
Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850X2 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, HDCP, Full-Retail
Gigabyte GA-MA78G-UD3H, Socket-AM2+/AM3, AMD 780G+SB700, ATX, DDR2 , Firewire, GbLAN, HDMI, PCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA-300, 16MB, 7200RPM
Samsung DVD±RW burner, SH-S222L/BEBN, Dual, Lightscribe, Black, Bulk



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 4:48 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Ok, I trust your judgment that it's as good as the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512mb... if you compare the two packets that are shown below (don't mind the graphics card), which one is best?

Packet 1

In-Win J649 ATX MidiTower black, USB2.0, Audio, Airduct, 120mm fan (Without PSU)
Corsair Powersupply 650W TXEU Black BULK, ATX/EPS, 140mm Fan, 8xSATA, SLI
AMD Phenom II X4 920, 125W, AM2+, 8MB Cache, 2,8Ghz, Boxed with fan
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4, Socket-AM2+/AM3, AMD 790X+SB750, DDR2, ATX, GbLAN, Firewire, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Corsair TWIN2X 6400C5DHX DDR2, 4096MB, Kit m/två CL5 2GB Dimm's, E.P.P and DHX
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDMI, HDCP, Lite-Retail
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1TB, 7200Rpm, 16MB Cache, SATA
Samsung DVD±RW burner, SH-S222L/BEBN, Dual, Lightscribe, Black, Bulk
Antistatic Armchain 180cm

Packet 2

Cooler Master Centurion 590 Black, Aluminium Front (Without PSU)
Seasonic S12Energy+ PSU 650W, 120mm Fan, ATX/EPS, 2xPCI-E, 6xSATA, 20/24pin
AMD Phenom™ II X3 720 Black Edition, Triple Core, 2,8Ghz, AM3, 95W, Boxed
Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850X2 1GB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, HDCP, Full-Retail
Gigabyte GA-MA78G-UD3H, Socket-AM2+/AM3, AMD 780G+SB700, ATX, DDR2 , Firewire, GbLAN, HDMI, PCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA-300, 16MB, 7200RPM
Samsung DVD±RW burner, SH-S222L/BEBN, Dual, Lightscribe, Black, Bulk

Packet 1 wins under the condition that you are deciding to crossfire, just add 1 more card if u have cash and you can start fragging.
Packet 2 may be better but it has reached its limit.

The Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 is really a good mobo for crossfire and gigabyte's known top notch quality.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 4:50 pm

Ok so in what points is the packet 2 better? (even thou packet 1 already won the battle)



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 5:11 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Ok so in what points is the packet 2 better? (even thou packet 1 already won the battle)
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As i said graphic card is the main component for 3d gaming which packet 2 lead by having 2 graphic card preloaded.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 5:15 pm

Yes of course but I wanted you to exclude the graphics card Smile As far as I can tell, packet 1 beats packet 2 in everything else...



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 5:33 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:Yes of course but I wanted you to exclude the graphics card Smile As far as I can tell, packet 1 beats packet 2 in everything else...

Others:

Packet 1 uses MATX mid tower which is slightly smaller
Pros: Slightly smaller
Con: warmer - less airflow

Packet 2 uses ATX tower
Pros: Better thermal conductivity/easier to dissipate heat, more airflow
Con: Slightly larger

None the less, both chassis looks good.

Both Packet's powersupply is hard to compare as both brands are head on, but both isnt modular and have parallel power efficiency. Doesn't make much difference to me.



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 28th April 2009, 5:39 pm

I heard that the powersupply would drain a lot of power and thereby cost a lot... is it true or plain bullshit?

also, whats the difference between ddr2 and 3? how much does it matter?

EDIT: I talked with a guy from ecuhq.com and he said that my system won't be able to run on 650w.. is that also true? if it is, why would they build a computer that won't run proper?



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Post by AuroraRange on 28th April 2009, 10:46 pm

@InsanityVonMike wrote:I heard that the powersupply would drain a lot of power and thereby cost a lot... is it true or plain bullshit?

also, whats the difference between ddr2 and 3? how much does it matter?

EDIT: I talked with a guy from ecuhq.com and he said that my system won't be able to run on 650w.. is that also true? if it is, why would they build a computer that won't run proper?

Sorry for late reply cause was sleeping.

DDR3 have double the bandwidth of DDR2 which allow data to be transfer faster. Improved latency and lower power comsumption in high peformance. It depends, like if u have a DDR2-1066 and a DDR3-1066/1333, you would not feel any difference at all.
(DDR2/3-XXXX) X=data rate


Depend on the power efficiency http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_join.aspx(both packet's PSU is in it)
That guy is bullshitting. 2xHD4870 only draw less then 600w under full load, so 650W is plenty. Did you know u can even power up GTX 260 working normally with a 450W 80+ PSU? The solution is just dont use so much HDD. Your PSU is fine for a normal crossfire setup.


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Post by InsanityVonMike on 29th April 2009, 5:07 pm

mhm... as always I trust your judgment but if the system suddenly would go slower I'll just change the powersupply...



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Post by InsanityVonMike on 29th April 2009, 8:40 pm

does it matter much if you use dual or quad core?



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