Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Praetor, May 29, 2004.
the asus rampage II extreme is like 2-3cm wider than atx
Yeah it won't be full E-ATX, as that doesn't even fit in cases like the Antec 1200.
A local computer magazine in my region have put together what they call the DREAM PC 08
Here are the specs:
CPU- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 @ 4.0GHz
MOBO- Foxconn BlackOps
Memory- Kingston HyperX KHX14400D3K2/2G modules (4GB - DDR3)
GPU- Radeon HD 4870x2
Monitor- Viewsonic VX2262wm
HD- WD VelociRaptor x2 (in RAID 0)
ODD- Buffalo Blu-ray writer
Sound card- Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champ series
Speakers- Logitech G51
PSU- OCZ EliteXStream 1000W
Chassis- Thermaltake Armour+
Heatsink- OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU cooler
OS- Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
So what do you guys think??
Ps- It's up for grabs but to enter you have to be in the middle east, and you need to submit your top hardware or software tip
Can somebody help me with this, as this really is a dream rig for me
What it needs is an extra 4870X2, a better case, and water cooling.
well, since the monitor they are giving away with it runs at 1650x1080, I would say it's good enough.
Plus, if you have a chance of getting it for free why complain
1680x1050, what a crock, it's a good system apart from that...
what? 24" monitors are too big for me, I am not sure how close you to sit your computer though. I like to have my secondary monitor (a TV) be the bigger beast. It is all personal preference however.
I'm guessing the reason for you saying that is beacuse this rig could probably max out games at a much higher res. right???
I've entered the comp. and it's fingers crossed
Would be a dream come true if I win
PS - The monitor is a 22"
That's right, you could get away with a machine half as powerful for that res.
your CPU before GPU will be the limit in your games that that poor tiny res
Sam is running 2560 x 1600 with a single HD4870X2. And I'm running 1920 x 1200 with 2 HD4870s in Crossfire. 1680 x 1050 is an absolute waste of this kind of power. I get silly fast frames even at 1920 res.
and soon at 1920 i am to get an X2, within the week
Meh 22" are not worth it either, 20" have the same resolution, but over a smaller area, making the picture sharper. The difference might not be noticeable, but it might be, its an ongoing argument.
Sharp is relative, depending on how far you sit from the screen...
Thanks for the feedback, but it was the magazine's choice not mine.
I totally get where you guys are coming from, though
I would still be happy to win this though, I mean an extreme quad at 4GHZ has to CRAZY!!!!!!
'Tis a sick rig, you must admit, apart from the monitor if you don't like it
And the other stuff I mentioned.
I mean if it's going to be the ULTIMATE rig, it had better be all out.
True, true, even though it's a dream rig not ultimate
They mentioned considering water cooling in the article, but if a normal pc user got this (a waste) they would have no clue on how to handle it.
I don't think 2 4870s wouldn't affect performance at this res (back to the monitor again LOL)
Good cases are actually quite hard to fins around here, but I can think of a few cases that are better than this
I get you tho
But if you get it for free, I would sell it. Save the money for Nehalem
Nehalem can wait
Plus there is no such thing as second hand here
I've spent the past "X" years gaming on a P4, 1gb ram, 7600GS, now I moved to the lappy in my sig
No way would I sell this rig (who knows when nehalem comes out in Saudi)
Make dua that I win, you 2 shaff
I will. But cant you import?
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