NEW COMPUTER IS WIN!


Well I've finally got a new computer, set it up, fixed issues and got it connected to the internets. The internet thing was actually harder than i expected, due to my 64 bit OS my shoddy Netgear pci card doesnt support 64 bit, so I had to find a card that did, find a store that sold that card and then finally find time to go outside and buy that card. So, without further ado, I shall paste mah specs! 
 
OS: Vista Home Premium 64 (Its cool, I'm getting 7) 
MOBO: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 
CPU: i7 950 3ghz 
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 295 
RAM: 6gb of awesomeness 
HDD: 2 x 1tb 
Screen: Acer 23" 
Case: Antec 900II 
Sound Card: SoundMAX HD audio 
Mouse and Keyboard: Shit standard Microsoft 
 
So I am very happy with it, there have been a few slight compatability issues though (for instance I can't play Dungeon Keeper 2) I'm currently in the process of moving over all my shit which may take a while but thanks to me finally getting file sharing working on my computer it might not take as long as I innitialy thought. I'm going to borrow Crysis from a friend to slaughter that game and show it who's boss. Now all thats left is to get a better ISP than Bigpond (shouldn't be hard) so I can get epic pings!
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Posted by SL33TBL1ND

Well I've finally got a new computer, set it up, fixed issues and got it connected to the internets. The internet thing was actually harder than i expected, due to my 64 bit OS my shoddy Netgear pci card doesnt support 64 bit, so I had to find a card that did, find a store that sold that card and then finally find time to go outside and buy that card. So, without further ado, I shall paste mah specs! 
 
OS: Vista Home Premium 64 (Its cool, I'm getting 7) 
MOBO: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 
CPU: i7 950 3ghz 
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 295 
RAM: 6gb of awesomeness 
HDD: 2 x 1tb 
Screen: Acer 23" 
Case: Antec 900II 
Sound Card: SoundMAX HD audio 
Mouse and Keyboard: Shit standard Microsoft 
 
So I am very happy with it, there have been a few slight compatability issues though (for instance I can't play Dungeon Keeper 2) I'm currently in the process of moving over all my shit which may take a while but thanks to me finally getting file sharing working on my computer it might not take as long as I innitialy thought. I'm going to borrow Crysis from a friend to slaughter that game and show it who's boss. Now all thats left is to get a better ISP than Bigpond (shouldn't be hard) so I can get epic pings!
Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Nice! I'm thinking about building a gaming rig as well.
Posted by Hamst3r

We have very similar setups. :)

Posted by IncredibleBulk92
@SL33TBL1ND said:
there have been a few slight compatability issues though (for instance I can't play Dungeon Keeper 2
Then you have failed.  It's actually probably something to do with then 64 bit system though, if you enjoy playing old PC games you should consider installing a second OS on there somewhere, XP would fix most of your compatibility problems. 
 
If you don't mind me asking how much did all that stuff cost?  I'm considering a similar build to replace this aging machine.  I might instead go for one of those new i5's to cut down on the costs a bit.
Posted by Absurd

Now my rig feels old. Thanks.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND

@Hamst3r:  
YAY! Now we can be similar rig buddies! 

@UnsolvedParadox:  
Since I didn't build it myself but ordered it at my local computer store it was rather expensive. It came to around AUS$3600

@IncredibleBulk92:  
Yeah, its just a 64 bit issue, plus DK2 was made for 98. 

@Absurd:
Sorry man. 
 

Posted by MB
@SL33TBL1ND said:


@UnsolvedParadox:  
Since I didn't build it myself but ordered it at my local computer store it was rather expensive. It came to around AUS$360
 


"
Oh my god dude....was that a typo
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Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND said:


@UnsolvedParadox:  
Since I didn't build it myself but ordered it at my local computer store it was rather expensive. It came to around AUS$360
 


"
Oh my god dude....was that a typo "


I did say 3600 not 360, you just failed at quoting. 
 
@UnsolvedParadox:  
Since I didn't build it myself but ordered it at my local computer store it was rather expensive. It came to around AUS$3600
 
SEE!
Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Oof, way out of my price range.
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@UnsolvedParadox said:
"Oof, way out of my price range. "


If you bought the pieces yourself and put it together yourself it would be much cheaper though.
Posted by MB
@SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there.
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Posted by Khann
@MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 
They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though.
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Khann said:
" @MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though. "

Yeah, my graphics card by itself cost just over AUS$700, its the same with games over here in Australia. Yahtzee likes to think of it as the "we have the nicest beaches tax".
Posted by SL33TBL1ND

You know whats funny? On tf2 I now get 0 performance lag on max graphics, but my internet lag has become more prominent due to this.
Posted by Naikori

That's a nice rig. Have you tried overclocking your CPU yet?
Posted by AutomaticSnake

Cool, i would build me a new PC but with PS3 i would have no time to play on it.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
This, but not completely. just 50% of it
Posted by Gunner612

very nice setup, those 295's are no joke.

Posted by torus

  You spent ~3000 USD on a computer. Wow. 
 
I hope you realize that it is going to be obsolete in ~1 month. 
 
There is no reasonable justification for buying top of the line- the price premium is not equivalent of the performance gain. 
 
It also boggles the mind that you bought it pre-built. You literally spent ~1000 US (1150 AUS) dollars more than you would have had you built it yourself in the US.
 


  Enjoy.
Posted by JJWeatherman

Dang dude, way to go all out on a video card.   :P

Posted by Absurd
@torus said:
"   You spent ~3000 USD on a computer. Wow. 
 
I hope you realize that it is going to be obsolete in ~1 month. 
 
There is no reasonable justification for buying top of the line- the price premium is not equivalent of the performance gain. 
 
It also boggles the mind that you bought it pre-built. You literally spent ~1000 US (1150 AUS) dollars more than you would have had you built it yourself in the US.
 

  Enjoy. "
Well...Aren't you an asshole?
Posted by SirPsychoSexy

Pretty expensive, but nice setup congrats. As far as being obsolete in a month, thats just stupid. Sure newer, better hardware will come out in a few months or whatever, but I can play most PC games on a rig I got 4 years ago. I could see this rig lasting even longer than that. Besides if you think about it how much better can graphics get?

Edited by SL33TBL1ND
Man this blog is geting way more replies than I thought it would.     
 
@SirPsychoSexy:
 
Yeah, the only thing I may have trouble with might be Crysis 2, but even then it should be fine.
 
@Gunner: 
Yeah, and maybe if I find the money I could be bothered to buy another and SLI them. Though I'll only do this once the 300's come out, then the price drop will make it easier. 
 
@JJWeatherman: 
Yeah, well I just used the same principal as when I bought my TV, might as well spend as much as I possibly can because I am going to have it for a while!
 
@torus:  
Wasn't exactly prebuilt, this store builds custom rigs for people at better prices than many other places around here. Plus, prices for computer parts as I've already stated, along with everything else, are much more expensive in Australia anyway. Oh, and I will enjoy.

@Naikori:
No, and honestly, I don't need to.
Posted by zyn

Awesome specs.  But are you really going to use 2TB?  O_O;

Posted by oDawg

careful not to drool into the fans

Posted by Gunner612
@Absurd said:
" @torus said:
"   You spent ~3000 USD on a computer. Wow. 
 
I hope you realize that it is going to be obsolete in ~1 month. 
 
There is no reasonable justification for buying top of the line- the price premium is not equivalent of the performance gain. 
 
It also boggles the mind that you bought it pre-built. You literally spent ~1000 US (1150 AUS) dollars more than you would have had you built it yourself in the US.
 

  Enjoy. "
Well...Aren't you an asshole? "
For real. His setup is going to be maxing out games 2+ years from now, no need to be jealous.
Posted by VoshiNova
@SL33TBL1ND:  Woot! Nice rig bro.
I have a GTX 260 at the moment, totally considering going for a pair of 295's though.
 
lemme know how it runs for ya  
:)
Posted by Jiggah
@VoshiNova: 
 
Why bother right now?  In a month those 295s will in all likelihood be outclassed by a single DX11 card.  Just hold out for a month, maybe two for Nvidia.
Posted by Reuben

That is awesome and might I just add I only have 4 gigs of ram with a quad core and still nothing maxes up my ram so that computer should last you a good while!

Posted by Mikemcn

The intel 950! Mines only a 940! Your lucky..........
Posted by xplodedd
@Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
mine too with my geforce series 9 graphics card and my intel E8400 dual core...
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
Sorry for late replies everyone! 
 
@oDawg: 
Hah! Especially since they have spinny blue LED's in them. 
 
@Gunner: 
Its nice having supporters online, although it might be good to add I can't run Crysis on max everything, if I lower the resolution I can put everything else on max, but then it isn't max. But if I had to 295's, or OC'd my current one, that would be a different story.
 
@Jiggah: 
 Or just buy the 2 295's once the 300's come out for the price drop, that might make more sense. 

@zyn:
Probly not, but its good to be prepared.
Posted by Seedofpower
@Hamst3r said:
" We have very similar setups. :) "
Dittio
Posted by lilburtonboy7489
@SL33TBL1ND said:
" @Khann said:
" @MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though. "
Yeah, my graphics card by itself cost just over AUS$700, its the same with games over here in Australia. Yahtzee likes to think of it as the "we have the nicest beaches tax". "
I work at Best Buy, and a guy came in from New Zealand. He had just bought an Asus netbook over there for over AUS$800.....it's only $299 US here...
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@lilburtonboy7489 said:
" @SL33TBL1ND said:
" @Khann said:
" @MB said:
" @SL33TBL1ND: Yeah that's what I meant...I was shocked at the $3600...that's what you paid? That seems like twice what it should have cost even converted to USD, unless PC components are a lot more expensive over there. "
 They are a good amount more expensive, but it could definitely be built for less than $3600 on your own. Probably not as much less as you think though. "
Yeah, my graphics card by itself cost just over AUS$700, its the same with games over here in Australia. Yahtzee likes to think of it as the "we have the nicest beaches tax". "
I work at Best Buy, and a guy came in from New Zealand. He had just bought an Asus netbook over there for over AUS$800.....it's only $299 US here... "

Yeah, pricing is fully screwed over in Australia, along with our classification system.
Posted by Gregomasta
@Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Gregomasta said:
" @Absurd said:
" Now my rig feels old. Thanks. "
"
Sorry for making all you guys feel bad.
Posted by m1k3

lol i just made a significant upgrade to my rig also (will probably be my last since i dropped huge dough on it)
 
OS: Windows 7 64-bit rev. 7100
MOBO: ASUS M3N72-D
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 3.0ghz
GPU: 2x  nvidia 9800GTX (SLI)
RAM: 8gb 
HDD: 1.5tb (RAID)
Monitor: 26" Samsung 
Case:  XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED (really love this case)
Sound: Onboard  Realtek ALC1200   
I/O: Logitech Mouse and Keyboard
 
I mainly use this as a production and gaming PC so i really dont use it much.


Posted by captain_clayman

i wish i had the money for that, the graphics card alone is like $450.

Edited by Bioderm

You really over payed for your PC I could have built 2 PC with that money that would have performed as good and still have some money left for a nice monitor, gaming mouse and keyboard... 
 
 
edit: Oh your in Australia that explains it :P

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Bioderm said:
"You really over payed for your PC I could have built 2 PC with that money that would have performed as good and still have some money left for a nice monitor, gaming mouse and keyboard...    
 
edit: Oh your in Australia that explains it :P "
Yeah, gotta love Aus!
 
@captain_clayman
said:
"i wish i had the money for that, the graphics card alone is like $450. "

Actually its $700 at least in Australia but thats because of our country being stupid.
Posted by sandwich_adjustment

i bet this can emulate c64 very well!!

Posted by Giantsquirrel

Nice PC, mine's pretty similar. Ditch Vista ASAP of course, and invest in a good mouse. You'll enjoy it, I promise. :)

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Giantsquirrel:  
Honestly, I'm not going to get 7 64bit until I find a hack to allow stereo mix devices. Yes that's right, Microsoft completely turned of stereo mix devices in W7.
@sandwich_adjustment:
Lol.
Posted by SeriouslyNow
@SL33TBL1ND said:
" @Giantsquirrel:  Honestly, I'm not going to get 7 64bit until I find a hack to allow stereo mix devices. Yes that's right, Microsoft completely turned of stereo mix devices in W7.@sandwich_adjustment: Lol. "
Sorry mate, they didn't turn them off.  What's been floating around the internet regarding that is mostly rubbish spread by people who are lazy and unwilling to do their own research.
 
This is what worked for me in Windows 7 64bit.  I have a realtek onboard system.
Posted by captain_clayman

NIIICE
 
that's pretty much the computer i would want, except i think i'd want the ATI 5870 instead because it has DX11 and it's a little cheaper.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Yeah that should last you a couple of years. Here's to happy gaming!

Posted by captain_clayman
@VoshiNova said:
" @SL33TBL1ND:  Woot! Nice rig bro. I have a GTX 260 at the moment, totally considering going for a pair of 295's though.  lemme know how it runs for ya   :) "
i think you should definitely wait for DX11 cards, or go the ati route with their DX11 cards.
serioously, nvidia will probably come out with a DX11 card in a year or so, and it'll be about the same price.
Posted by Willy105

That's amazing.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Willy105: 
Why thankyou. 
@captain_clayman: 
Yeah well the place I bought it from this was the best card possible there. 
@88Fingers: 
Find something better to do 
@SeriouslyNow:
Well thanks for that, its just my friend has 7 and at his house we couldn't even find the device. I'll be sure to change to 7 then.
 
Oh and you guys should all know that this blog is rather old just incase you didn't notice.
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