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Which one?

3D-Silent-Gamer XXL
3 (75%)
Green Hornet
1 (25%)
Acer Predator G7760
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 4

Voting closed: July 27, 2012, 17:53

Need some advice  (Read 3712 times)

[MiA]crazzy

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Need some advice
« on: June 01, 2012, 17:53 »
Hey MiA,

I decided to buy myself a new PC in September this year...

but I need some help with the decision... ::)
I can't make decisions^^ I never know what i should choose...

Sooo....
I have some PC Listened and still cant make a decision...

So... The First one is:
3D-Silent-Gamer XXL

Processor Intel Core i7 3770 (4x3,4GHz) Quad Core Sockel LGA 1155, 8MB Cache
Processorcooler Intel CPU RTS2011LC Water-Coolant
RAM 16,0 GB DDR3-RAM (4x4,0GB) 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance
Harddrive 1,0TB HDD 7200 Samsung SAH-HD103SJ SpinPoint F3
Graficscard ASUS AMD Radeon EAH 7970 DC2T 3GD5 3GB DDR5 RAM, HD7970, 1000MHz, PCI-E 3.0, DVI, HDMI, 2x mini-DP GPU 1000MHz
Discdrive DVD-Brenner 22x DL SATA LightScribe, schwarz SH-S223L/BEBE, 22xDVD±RW
Mainboard ASUS P8Z77-V LX mit neuem Intel Z77 Chipset
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Soundcard Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express 24-Bit Crystalizer, THX/Dolby Digital EX 7.1/DTS-ES, PCI-Express
Powersource (idk^^) Corsair TX750W 750 Watt, 14 cm fan / SLI, CrossFire / 80PLUS
Case Cooler Master Storm Trooper
w/o Screen, keyboard and mouse
2y garuantee
Price: 2'064 CHF = 2'123,31 USD + 199 CHF = 204,72 USD (for Screen 24")


Second would be:
Green Hornet

Processor Intel Core i7 3770 (4x3,4GHz) Quad Core Sockel LGA 1155, 8MB Cache
Processorcooler Intel CPU RTS2011LC Water-Coolant
RAM 16,0 GB DDR3 RAM (4x4,0GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz,Kingston/Corsair CL9-9-9
Harddrive 2,0TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6.0Gbps 7200 rpm 64mb cache
Graficscard Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2,0GB DDR5
Discdrive DVD-Brenner 22x DL SATA LightScribe, schwarz SH-S223L/BEBE, 22xDVD±RW
Mainboard ASUS P8Z77-V Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU, Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi GO! - DLNA Streaming and Remote Desktop
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit,
Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 24-Bit Crystalizer, THX/Dolby Digital EX 7.1/DTS-ES, intern
Powersource Corsair TX750W 750 Watt, 14 cm fan / SLI, CrossFire / 80PLUS
Case Sharkoon T9 Value (aka Green Hornet)
w/o Screen, keyboard and mouse
2y garuantee
Price: 1'974 CHF = 2'030,73 USD + 199 CHF = 204,72 USD (for Screen 24")


Third One
Acer Predator G7760
idk the parts...
all inclusive
3y garuantee
Price: 1 920,89 € = 2 374,80 US-Dollar



The First two are half-Custom...
i'm allowed to choose the parts myself...

pls tell me which one of these you would choose and why...

THX to all who want to help me!


Crazzy
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 19:47 by [MiA]crazzy »

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 20:12 »
Wow, what are you gonna need such high end PC for?

Anyway, I like the case of the first one most :)
Acer Predator looks kind of weird in my opinion.

If you're gonna get it just for gaming and not multitasking some serious/resource heavy applications (something like PS or AutoCAD), 8 GB would be just fine. Probably even 4 GB.

For a better boost I'd be more worried about having an SSD than the amount of RAM. Hard drive disk for storing documents and whatever, SSD for your OS and applications...


First 2 desktops seem pretty equal to me.
Green Hornet just has 2 TB HDD vs 1 TB of Silent-Gamer, it's really up to you wether you need 1 or 2 TBs.
Oh and Nvidia vs AMD. Not much difference I guess, both are high end. I'm no hardware expert though :)



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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 20:59 »
First of all:
I would never buy a complete system because it's a waste of money - Just my opinion.

  • You pay for a pre-installed Windows (which is a waste if you already have it)
  • You pay for  the assembly of all parts

2. The cases:
I like the first one (Cooler Master) - similar features too my IN WIN case*, but it's a big tower (keep that in mind if you don't have too much space) and of course, it's very expensive.
The green Sharkoon looks great, but has no fan or sth in the side part.
Acer: I would generally screw that.

Well, If you want a cheap case with good quality, better go for IN WIN
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Gehaeuse/IN-WIN:::29_10556.html

3. Processors: Although I have an AMD PhenomII X4 (quadcore) I recommend Intel Core I7 CPUs: faster than AMD and less power conumption. The price for these CPUs is also OK, but the mainboards are very expensive.
As conclusion I would say all newer CPUs with 3+ GHz and at least 4 cores are a good choice.

4. SSD I agree with Raj: Windows 7 is a giant system which is slowly like hell on a slow harddrive. I got a 60GB SSD from ADATA: that's pretty enough for Win7 and it goes pretty fast.
So I recommend you to have a normal harddrive (1 or 2 TB) where you install all the games and stuff, and a 60GB SSD where you only install Win7 and system tools.

5. Memory: 8GB of RAM should be enough. You will not run out of memory then. If you are also running a 32bit OS (I guess not) you could make a 4GB RAMDisk and place the swap file and/or temp directory there

6. Sound: Your decision if you really need premium sound. If yes, then you must have a good sound system - In sound quality I had good experiences with Creative Soundblaster cards, but unfortunately the official drivers are often bad (or buggy) and new card offer many useless features.

7. GFX: GTX 680 is pretty expensive, but I think it's the right choice for the next 2 years (maybe even 3).

8. Mainboard: to make it short: ASUS, but not ASROCK!

*IN WIN FANQUA: Unfortunately sold out at CaseKing, but I'll show you (there are 7 pages with multiple photos):
http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=261&pagenumber=1
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 21:01 by N3Cr0 »
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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 22:40 »
I got 8GB RAM now and run out of memory sometimes xD
for that i need at least 12...

at the screen for the first 2... Its the same screen^^
too to 1 and 2: i order them from the same shop

for the ssd: only available from 128GB up... would be like 180CHF + (if i replace the HDD)
all in all with both drives... in first case the price for the tower would be 2024CHF...+200CHF does 2224CHF

and @N3Cr0:
where did i write ASROCK???
too I'm good at cleanin PC from inside, replace parts, repare parts BUT i'm way too dumb too put a whole pc together, too i don't have an OS CD here^^

sooo... here's the link to the online-shop of the shop i'd order the first 2 pcs... (it's german because the shop is in zurich) down the description is the configurator... there i set up the lists from
http://www.gamer-pc.ch/index.php?page=product&info=807

Too Have you already seen the case of LianLi PC-U6 ??? it kicks ass xD
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 22:44 by [MiA]crazzy »

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 23:14 »

5. Memory: 8GB of RAM should be enough. You will not run out of memory then. If you are also running a 32bit OS (I guess not) you could make a 4GB RAMDisk and place the swap file and/or temp directory there

Why 32bit OS?
Anyway, that's the reason I'd probably like 16+ GB of RAM. Make a RAMDisk and place UT2004 on it. :D

I'm not sure how it works though, so it's just a theory. Never had more than 4 GB on my PCs and hence not tried this.

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 00:11 »
I'm also not sure about bigger RAMDisks, but I have seen some expensive premium versions which advertise up to 16GB.
Anyway, some games do not take advantage from faster memory: I tried Crysis 2 on my SSD: no difference to ordinary harddrives.
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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 00:14 »
Just noticed: looks like the first PC has no graphic card - just an onboard chip (correct me if I'm wrong).
Also I prefer NVIDIA - that's about my vote.
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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 01:52 »
omfg, most ram i ever had was 4GB.  If you run out of ram, I think the program that complains has the problem not your machine.

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 08:24 »

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 08:40 »
Uuuuhm N3Cr0  http://www.softgate.ch/thumb_uc_121497_z450_ASUS_EAH7970_DC2T_3GB_DDR5_PCI-E_30.jpg
I think this is not an onboard chip
Holy shit, look at all those HDMI's!
Anyway, correct me if things have changed last year, but NVIDIA chips had some more features than ATi:
PhysX and CUDA (for rendering stuff which usually the CPU does, e.g. converting videos or raytracing).
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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 09:06 »
After that I go to Tunisia, I will save money to buy a new computer :D

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 15:08 »
Holy shit, look at all those HDMI's!
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4HDMI 2DVI to be exact^^

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 18:15 »
If you're gonna get it just for gaming and not multitasking some serious/resource heavy applications (something like PS or AutoCAD), 8 GB would be just fine. Probably even 4 GB.

Well... I'm a Polymechanic Technician in apprentice... so I could make some use of AutoCAD... It's the most powerful programm to define the machinery parts we make... also its easy to use^^

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 16:55 »
Made my decision...
It's gonna be the First one with some Modifications:

CPU: IntelCore i7 3770k (3550) Quad Core Iga 1155
RAM: DDR3 Ram Corsair Venegance 16GB 4-Kit XMP
CPU-Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Power Supply: ATX Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Case: CM Storm Trooper
MainBoard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155
Drive1:SSD OCZ Vertex 120GB 7mm 2.5'' MLC
Drive2:HDD WD RE4 3.5'' 1TB SATA-II Enterprise Storage
Grapficscard: ASUS EAH7970 DCsT 3GB DDR5
SoundCard: Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express Intern
DiscDrive: LG BH10LS38 SATA Retail BlueRay Combo
OS: Win7 64bit
2209 CHF
Screen: Acer 24'' G245HBD
159 CHF

2368 CHF
Which is 2435,5 US Dollar
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 17:06 by [MiA]crazzy »

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 19:07 »
Holy cow, that's around $3,000 CAD. Have you looked into buying the parts seperate and assembling/getting it assembled?