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Is my money going to be well spent?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by csteele, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. csteele

    csteele Thread Starter

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    Hey guys!

    I'm just another generic guy asking for undeserved advice on what idiotic move he has made when gathering parts for his custom build. I'd really appreciate you glancing at my list here!

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=9005372

    The computer is going to be used for music production that is particularly heavy on the computer (most of the magic happens inside the computer as opposed to a huge mass of hardware), film editing, and gaming.

    The two areas of concern that I am... concerned about... are the HDD and the soundcard. Should I get a 7200 1TB HDD or another 10000 300GB? And I'm sure that my soundcard is way overrated and too pricey... what is a better option?

    If you wouldn't mind, I'd appreciate posts that consist of subtle, witty, and sarcastic remarks about how much of a loser I am for spending so much money on a computer.

    Thanks in advance!

    Cameron Steele
     
  2. Gulo Luseus

    Gulo Luseus

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    dont see the point of a 10 000 spinspeed, especially if the alternative is a 1TB. Raps do look good, but you could get 2 x 1Tb drives, RAID them, and have a comparable speed, for less money, with a muvh bigger drive. For most of what you are doing, storage will be most important, not speed.
    Bar that, cant see anything I would say is bad at all. :)
    Oh, and in terms of money, spent, you're only a beginnner - I know how much mine cost <gg> :)
     
  3. sup2a

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    Firstly go for Intel rather than AMD, AMD quad cores are very slow, dont ask me why but they just are in various benchmark tests. The PSU is a questionable brand go for a corsair 700W or something similar, bigger drives are better, the speed really doesn't justify the price. Well it certainty is a good card, but if you go for a high end Intel board you would probably get a preatty good sound card anyway

    lol your a gamer you have a right to spend a fortune on something that going to be outdated within a few years, so many people do it, and if i had the money so would i :) (you wanted the comments... :) )
     
  4. BG-0

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    Change CPU to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
    And mobo to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128337 (no CF support, useless with 4870X2, they perform very bad in CF anyways) or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131295, if you're up for ASUS board... Or to get full speed crossfire(why the heck would you want?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284 The first option is the most recommended...

    PSU: get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256043 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 (I'd really recommend the silverstone in the middle, that was a real find... OR then the PC P&C, that's (from what i hear at least) better quality than corsair, though corsair is very high quality anyways.

    Get two HDDs like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148274 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    Other than that... Awesome looking case with 9 120mm fan slots... Why are you only ordering 8 fans? Why not go LED all the way? Still... I would take something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133056 or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043 And get UV lights and UV reactive stuff inside them. If I had some money, that is... :/
     
  5. csteele

    csteele Thread Starter

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    And that is the last time I ever use Yahoo Answers.

    I don't have the time to change everything around, but I have a feeling you guys just saved me $1,000 (maybe not) and increased my HDD capacity by 1.5 TB.

    THANKS!
     
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