View Full Version : New Computer

06-30-2008, 06:24 AM
Buying a new computer tonight, the upgrade from my old crappy computer will be a nice change =D

iBuypower Gamer 536-GXE AMD Gaming Computer (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3776569&sku=I455-5360)

06-30-2008, 06:50 AM
No more lag for me during my arena games.

06-30-2008, 10:57 AM

06-30-2008, 11:07 AM

Also considering buying another 1GB of DDR2 to make it an even 4GB

06-30-2008, 11:08 AM
running 64 bit I presume? That sounds sick. I'm currently running 2gb but I'm thinking about upgrading it to 4gb as well, just not finding a need for it yet, my comp is running everything amazingly smooth.

06-30-2008, 11:14 AM
running 64 bit I presume? That sounds sick. I'm currently running 2gb but I'm thinking about upgrading it to 4gb as well, just not finding a need for it yet, my comp is running everything amazingly smooth.

My comp right now is atleast 5 years old, came with bare minimum stuff (256 ram, 64mb video card) and a really old processor. Lately its been getting slower and slower, even though I upgraded the ram to 1gb and video card to 256mb. It has errors and stuff too =\

Now that I have a summer job I can afford it =D

06-30-2008, 03:43 PM
I heard that the phenom wasn't a very good cpu, overheated alot, though i heard it a while ago, they might've fixed it.

Grats though, i'm still stuck with 1gb of ram t_t

07-05-2008, 02:46 PM
I found that going to iBUYPOWER: Custom Build Gaming Computers Desktop PCs, Notebooks (http://www.ibuypower.com) and doing the configurations myself I could gets a better computer for basically the same price. Going to try to call in and cancel the order since the lazy people haven't even shipped it yet =P

07-05-2008, 05:14 PM
Yeah so I called and cancelled that computer and went straight to Ibuypower and got this for basically the same price:

Case ( [$15 OFF Mail-In Rebate] Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Red )
Power Supply ( 600 Watt -- Power Supply SLI Ready )
Processor ( [== Quad Core ==] AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Halo 2] must purchase with Microsoft Windows Vista operation system )
Processor Cooling ( [=== Silent ===] Extreme-Performance AMD CPU Cooling Fan System Kit Silent & Overclocking Proof = Maximum cooling efficiency for quietness and performance )
Motherboard ( [SLI] Asus M2N-SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 4 GB [1 GB X4] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 1GB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Video Card Brand ( === High Performance === eVGA Brand Video Card Powered by NVIDIA )
Hard Drive ( 320 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Blue )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Blue )
Keyboard ( Microsoft Internet Keyboard Black )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 64-Bit )
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
Additional Software ( Microsoft Works 9.0 (make the most of your home PC) )
Headset ( [Gaming Gear] Logitech Extreme PC Gaming Headset )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

Much better than the other one for actually cheaper

07-07-2008, 10:25 AM
nice man, why 9600 and not 9800 though? on the vidcard?

07-07-2008, 02:46 PM
nice man, why 9600 and not 9800 though? on the vidcard?

It woulda costed me twice as much =\ and I don't wanna spend a ton on this, anything is an upgrade from what I have. What are you running for your comp?

07-07-2008, 03:12 PM
well, from the advice that i got when i built mine, for the GeForce Video cards, the latter 3 numbers matters more for performance than the first number, I think an 8800 GTS or GTX would've probably been as good/better than your 9600. Lemme try to find the link and see if what I'm babbling about is true.

I'm using an 8800 GT 512 right now.

07-07-2008, 03:28 PM
Here's one:
nVidia Chips Comparison Table | Hardware Secrets (http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/132)

It shows that the 8800 GT the one that I have, although a slightly slower Core Clock, but has the same Memory Transfer Rate/s and has almost double the frames per clock.

here's another comparison or two:
AnandTech: Bringing Competition to Midrange: The GeForce 9600 GT Raises NVIDIA's Sub $200 Bar (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3234)
Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT graphics processor - The Tech Report - Page 1 (http://techreport.com/articles.x/14168)

Technically the 9600 is supposed to be cheaper than the 8800 because of what I stated before (the latter 3 numbers is more important), the 9xxx series is just a newer model of the GPU. If you can get an 8800 for the same price I'd say grab that instead.

07-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Graphics Cards Buy Now (http://www.nvidia.com/object/graphics_cards_buy_now.html)

Well I already ordered, and I'd rather not have to cancel and reorder another one. You're right though, I could've got a 1GB 8800 GT for about 15 more bucks but I didn't know better, for WoW and possibly AoC I'm sure it will work well enough. Next time I buy a comp I'm going to have to look a lot deeper into everything =D

Edit: I guess I just saw 9xxx and figured that was probably better than 8xxx lol

07-08-2008, 09:24 AM
yeh, I didn't know squat either, that's why I asked here for help, didn't even know Dell had an outlet online and thus saved probably 6-700 dollars on my latest pc.

the 9600 will run WoW and AoC pretty good so gl to ya! ;D