View Full Version : Need some of your thoughts on this

10-14-2011, 05:16 PM
im going to update my 6 year old rig and kinda want to see what people think about my choices on hardware before i buy

here are the links to the shit im looking at getting this weekend:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A2000C9 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145325)

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071)

Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131703)

$677 bucks

dont really want to go much over that so let me know what you guys think


10-14-2011, 07:13 PM
are you set on intel? cause you could get more with amd for what your spending there

10-14-2011, 07:18 PM
never had amd and dont know anything about them

10-14-2011, 07:21 PM
Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735R)

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103913)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233166)

$560.97 and you get more processor, and more memory

if you went with a quad core its about 75 cheaper unless you went with this quad core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103934 then its only 20 cheaper

personally I would choose amd over intel any day of the week, but Im almost like you are with amd... I havent had a lot of dealings with intel (what little I did have wasnt good)

10-14-2011, 07:33 PM
one thing i have to have is reg pci slots for my scsi card, the drives host all of my files for our servers and mods and website. also my soundcard is pci

maybe something like this


10-14-2011, 07:53 PM
ah I see.... well how many regular pci slots you need?

Newegg.com - ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157267)

this one has 2 regular pci slots but Ive never actually owned a asrock mb so Im just going by the reviews

10-14-2011, 08:03 PM
i like the reviews on that and the comparisons to asus makes it sound even better

10-14-2011, 09:31 PM
beast of ram

Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMT8GX3M2A1866C9 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233183&RandomID=678659820919316420110930135907)

10-16-2011, 10:49 AM
ok so after a long debate with myself while working on the gameservers i have come to this setup:

Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264)

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233166)

this should be good for another 6 yrs lol

thanks to those who actually took the time to post in this thread


10-16-2011, 03:50 PM
I would have posted but you really don't want my advice when it comes computers. The only thing I know about RAM is that ender and pasties seem to know how to do it and they do it well ;)

10-19-2011, 10:51 AM
I prefer AMD over intel for one, very simple reason.
Itel has hyperthreading. That creates a virtual core that is only up to 20% processing boost per core. So a Quad core with hyperthreading is really only a quad core with an extra core only capable of puling 80% of the load of the other cores. Hyperthreading cores are only worth its weight in business applications, IMO. Multitasking office work.

AMD's have hypertransport, and a very nice little thing that is too. For every bit of data Intel processes, AMD processes two.

Simply put..
Intel = good for multitasking
AMD= good for pure raw power. ^.^

I have a desktop running a 3.8 G Aircooled Phenom 2 Quad Black.
My two laptops have 2.0-2.9 G I7 quads.

I prefer AMD.

10-19-2011, 06:07 PM
well this thread was ment to be a debate thread before i purchased so i would get something i wouldnt regret later but its a bit late now to change my mind...... the amount of responces to this thread was a bit underwhelming to say the least

10-19-2011, 07:01 PM

OR were you expecting more responces...?

10-19-2011, 07:02 PM
underwhelming -> present participle of un?der?whelm


Fail to impress or make a positive impact on (someone); disappoint: "American voters seem underwhelmed by the choices for president".

10-19-2011, 08:19 PM
OUCH.... hes broke out the dictionary on ya :P

10-20-2011, 02:56 PM
Here is part one

10-21-2011, 05:25 AM
dont ya love getting packages like that? You know its coming but its like christmas when it actually shows up.. then your all anxious to get the rest so you can put it together.

10-21-2011, 12:37 PM
Part 2 : sad thing is my memory is here in town but it went to the wrong zip code and i wont get it till monday

10-23-2011, 04:21 AM
tell me what you think of that mb sio :) I would like to know how solid they are.

10-24-2011, 05:17 PM
rebuilding tonight...... prolly wont be online for the week if things go wrong

wish me luck

10-24-2011, 07:13 PM
What a mess lol

10-24-2011, 07:43 PM
welp new system online and now to rebuild!!!

10-25-2011, 12:30 PM
This system so far is amazing. I have it currently overclocked to 4.8 on air cooling only YaY!

10-25-2011, 04:06 PM

10-26-2011, 04:43 AM
woo! now your ready for some bf3 ;)

10-26-2011, 08:36 AM

10-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Shit, throw up some 3Dmarks scores or something! Let's see that beast roar!

10-27-2011, 05:49 PM
here you go ender

11-02-2011, 04:39 AM
Its not letting me view it :(

do you have to have 3dmark installed?

11-02-2011, 05:31 AM