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Old May 7, 2009, 09:25 AM
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I have priced out a top of the line Intel and a top of the line AMD system.
Which one should I show him first.

The Intel one is almost 6000 but the AMD one is not even 5000

Intel set up
Cooler Master - Cosmos S Silent Full Tower 279
Vantec - Tornado Case Fan, 92mm x4 60
Intel - Coretm i7 Processor 965 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz w/ 8MB Cache 1379
Asus - Rampage II Extreme w/ TripleDDR3 2000, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, 1394 524
OCZ - 6GB PC3-14400 Reaper Low-Voltage Triple Channel DDR3 Kit (3 x 2GB) 149
Western Digital - 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache 125
Western Digital - VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm SATA II w/ 16MB Cache 309
LG - BH08 Super Multi Blue 8x Internal Blu-ray Disc Writer w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Black, Retail 289
LG - Super Multi Security DVD Writer 22x DVD+/-RW Dual-Layer, Black (OEM) 30
Bytecc - 3.5in All-in-1 Internal Card Reader 25
Sapphire - Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI x2 660
Hauppauge - WinTV HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder, Media Center Kit w/ Remote 190
Asus - Xonar D2/PM 7.1 PCI Sound Card w/ Dolby® / DTS® 200
Corsair - HX 1000W Modular Power Supply w/ Dual +12V 285
Acer - H233Hbmid 23in Widescreen LCD, 5ms, Black x2 470
Logitech - Cordless Desktop® MXtm 5500 Revolution 200
Logitech - G9 Laser Mouse 105
Logitech - G51 Surround Sound 5.1 Speaker System 195
Microsoft - Windows Vista Ultimate x64 (64-bit) DVD w/ SP1, OEM, 1-Pack 270
Microsoft - Office Home and Student 2007, Retail 150
Symantec - Norton 360 All-In-One Security CD v2.0 (Retail) 95
Total 5987

AMD set up
Cooler Master - Cosmos S Silent Full Tower 279
Vantec - Tornado Case Fan, 92mm x4 60
AMD - Phenomtm II X4 955 Quad-Core Black Edition w/ Asus M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard Bundle 489 99
CPU cooler Cooler Master - V8 CPU Cooler 75
Patriot - Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR3 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 Low Latency Triple Channel Kit 140
Western Digital - 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache 125
Western Digital - VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm SATA II w/ 16MB Cache 309
LG - BH08 Super Multi Blue 8x Internal Blu-ray Disc Writer w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Black, Retail 289
LG - Super Multi Security DVD Writer 22x DVD+/-RW Dual-Layer, Black (OEM) 30
Bytecc - 3.5in All-in-1 Internal Card Reader 25
Sapphire - Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI x2 660
Hauppauge - WinTV HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder, Media Center Kit w/ Remote 190
Asus - Xonar D2/PM 7.1 PCI Sound Card w/ Dolby® / DTS® 200
Corsair - HX 1000W Modular Power Supply w/ Dual +12V 285
Acer - H233Hbmid 23in Widescreen LCD, 5ms, Black x2 470
Logitech - Cordless Desktop® MXtm 5500 Revolution 200
Logitech - G9 Laser Mouse 105
Logitech - G51 Surround Sound 5.1 Speaker System 195
Microsoft - Windows Vista Ultimate x64 (64-bit) DVD w/ SP1, OEM, 1-Pack 270
Microsoft - Office Home and Student 2007, Retail 150
Symantec - Norton 360 All-In-One Security CD v2.0 (Retail) 95

Total 4479
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Old May 7, 2009, 09:53 AM
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You want to put 4 Tornado , I can't stand in a room where 1 work.... no need for a Silent Case with those one and no need for speaker too. you will not ear them.....


Norton ????? No need to buy an expensive EE CPu with a software that will turn it in a celeron.



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Cooler Master - Cosmos S Silent Full Tower 279
Vantec - Tornado Case Fan, 92mm x4 60


Symantec - Norton 360 All-In-One Security CD v2.0 (Retail) 95

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Old May 7, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Well, one thing I think you should do is price check your stuff. You could get a free MB and pocket the $400.00. Hahaha.

Somone isn't effected by the so-called 'world economic crisis' eh?
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Old May 7, 2009, 09:59 AM
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I'm not too sure about norton 360, but i know norton internet security isnt as bad as it used to be. Doesnt slow my system down.

As for the system, does he need something as fast as an i7? What exactly is going to be done on the computer?
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Old May 7, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Ha! "Top of the line" and ya don't even Three monitors and a Triplehead2Go Might wanna rework those quotes a little. And yes, price checking is a MUST.
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Old May 7, 2009, 10:31 AM
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I suppose I could and he plans on doing some serious high end photo editing as well as folding@home.
If norton is crap I know of several free apps that would suffice that don't slow my system down
I'd certainly do price check however he wants to buy the parts locally and not online and these are the best prices I found for local shops. 2 monitors and he said to factor in a 5000 to 6000 budget but this was no including the monitors.
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Old May 7, 2009, 10:39 AM
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If he is going to fold then swap the ATI 4890s with two nVidia GTX 285s. ATI is not in the same league as nVidia in the folding arena. Also, make sure he knows to disable SLI or Crossfire, if he wishes to fold on two video cards.
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Old May 7, 2009, 10:41 AM
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Remove norton and replace it by something know better like NOD32 or Kaspersky, change OCZ ram for G.skill or Mushkin or corsair. And maybe replace the monitor by any dell or samsung or LG

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Old May 7, 2009, 10:45 AM
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Also, that Blu-Ray drive you have also burns DVDs and CDs, so unless there is some other feature you want, or want 2 optical drives, then you may want to drop the DVD burner.

Another concern I have is that Extreme i7 965. While I don't have i7, many, many folks are getting those speeds on an i7 920, which is $1000 less. Perhaps take out the 965 and the Raptor, and get some Intel SSD drives if you want to spend $6000.
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Old May 7, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Another concern I have is that Extreme i7 965. While I don't have i7, many, many folks are getting those speeds on an i7 920, which is $1000 less. Perhaps take out the 965 and the Raptor, and get some Intel SSD drives if you want to spend $6000.
+1. Those Intel SSDs (4 of em) in Raid 0 Are absolutely insanely fast. And save the $1000 and OC the crap out of a 920 using a Freezone Elite/ Boreas / High-end WCing / Phase Change.
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