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Whole new system

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Torrix, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Torrix

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    Ok im about to build a whole new PC from scratch.. :biggrin:biggrin

    My friend is great at this but is a “gamer” I am In the process of trying to learn Web design/developing.

    My questions are: :blink:blink

    1. Do people tend to look at certain things in a GPU (as I said friend looks at for games)
    2. Are there any basic requirement on a system or any tips on what are “musts” for it?

    My basics are:

    CPU overclocked to around 3.6
    MB with crossfire
    500g HDD
    Memory 4g 1066mhz (2x2g)
    22x DVD
    all the other bits – cooler, higher PSU etc etc

    Using all the normal software i.e. CS4 Pro pack etc etc

    Hope you can help. :

    Torrix
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    you wont need a top end card but a good one will help and 4GB RAM will help.

    Overclocking isn't that necessary but its possible but that depends on what CPU you go for and remember overclocking voids the cpu warranty and can lead to the CPUs premature death (although I do it all the time).

    If you overclock you will need a good cooler and a good high wattage PSU.
     
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  3. Torrix

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    Cheers GBL

    Dont have to worry about the overclocking, my mate is doing that:p:p I trust him as his system set him back about 2k or so :eek::eek::eek:

    You think the ATI 4870 will be ok?

    Torrix
     
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  4. westernkings

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    To be honest, you're doing web design? a GPU that is top end isn't all that necessary. If at all. I'd get 2 wide screen monitors instead, you will find the extra work space a lot more useful than improve cache speeds on PS.
     
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  5. Torrix

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    ok

    good point..! now you have done it... lol

    2 new monitors????

    Ill ned to look at those now

    Cheers
     
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  6. JonnyMX

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    If I had £2k to blow on a new gaming system, I'd tootle over to Alienware and save myself a headache...
     
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  7. Torrix

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    Wish I did to. I don’t have that, my friend spent 2k on his. Built it from scratch got stupid speeds etc. very jealous :(:(:(
     
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  8. westernkings

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    It's a lot more satisfying and a damn site cheaper to build your own that would wipe the floor with Alienwares, you're paying for a name basically lol
     
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  9. JonnyMX

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    Maybe, but they look so COOL.
    They did a star wars one at one point.
    Geeky and childish maybe - but I still want one...

    :oops:
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    You wont need one of those but it wouldn't hurt.

    I wouldn't I could build some uber comp that would rip an Alienware to shreds.

    Yep they do look cool though :)
     
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  11. Torrix

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    Ok ok

    Been looking round “everywhere” need some input.: -

    Really like the idea of Dual monitor setup. Now which you think is better (and please add any ideas if you can)

    GPU has/will have 2x DVI output so:-

    • 1 x 22” with 1680 x 1050 (24" 1080 if I can find a good deal?)
    • 2 x 19” with 1440x900 each

    All you brainy people out there…!

    Cheers

    Torrix
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    I'd go for the two 19"s otherwise you will need a good card for the 2 22"s setup especially if your gonna game on this system or push the graphics on your web designs.
     
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  13. Torrix

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    Fast reply - "I like it" :p:p

    ok what you think of 2 x

    HANNS.G HW191D 19"TFT Monitor 1440 x 900 300 cd/m2 700:1 5 ms 16:9 Multimedia DVI-D/VGA Black/Silver 3 Year Onsite Manufacturer Warranty - £85 each inc VAT

    or

    19" Acer V193WAbd EcoDisplay, Black Wide LCD Monitor, DVi, 1440x900, 5 ms, 300 cd/m², 10000:1, VESA - 87 inc VAt each

    :p:p
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    they'll do the job but they won't be great quality it just depends on how good you want them to be. If you want one great monitor get one like mine (it's in my sig).
     
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  15. ericrollo

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    I would just buy a good Dell PC
     
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  16. greenbrucelee
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    meh @ dell
     
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  17. westernkings

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    +1 for meh
     
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  18. Torrix

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    Morning - only meeeeee

    Yay – 18 days and counting till I can order my pc. :p:p

    I have taken westernkings advice and am going to get 2 screens. As most of you out there have done my budget has gone up – 300 to 450- to 600 – to 750 now it is just shy of 900 inc P&P. I don’t think a 200% increase is to much???? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Also GBL made me think about quality and size as some of the graphics programs etc I need require a higher res than 1440x 900.

    Sorry couple more questions: -

    1. With the following be to much for a HD4770 (I know it has 2 x DVI out)

    I 100% want DVI so have gone and found 2 x LG LG Flatron 22" Widescreen (features below)

    FEATURES:
    • 21.5" Diagonal (22" Class)
    • 20,000:1 for High HD capability
    • 2ms response time
    • High resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • D-sub, DVI-D and HDMI input
    • 300 cd/m2 brightness
    • 170 degree viewing angle
    • Picture enhancing FLATRON f Engine™

    1. if above cant cope any ideas around the same price bracket (as you read 300 budget to 900 i need to keep things in touch lol)

    cheers again “gods of knowledge”
     
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  19. soundian

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    Why don't you get one low spec and one high spec monitor. That's what I'd do. Use the low spec one for editing and my normal day-to-day internet stuff and the high-spec one for graphical work, checking designs and maybe a bit of light gaming.
     
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  20. ericrollo

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    I would have a bog standard PC and put the majority of the monies in monitors maybe even get a TV like a big 32 inch one as well
     
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