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#16
(10-02-2008, 04:53 PM)Shintetsu Wrote: Didn't know that yet, I've yet to see a Quad's pros and cons.

Got reference? Thanks for the info.

Apparently not many programs support multi-core threading yet, so that is where a proc with higher clock shines more.

I only managed to find 1 article about this, can't remember where I read the others. Quad-core vs Dual-core Comparison

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#17
(10-02-2008, 05:42 PM)cabs Wrote:
(10-02-2008, 04:53 PM)Shintetsu Wrote: Didn't know that yet, I've yet to see a Quad's pros and cons.

Got reference? Thanks for the info.

Apparently not many programs support multi-core threading yet, so that is where a proc with higher clock shines more.

I only managed to find 1 article about this, can't remember where I read the others. Quad-core vs Dual-core Comparison

Domo Domo Domo

Jeff Atwood says the same thing: more cores != automatic better performance. The article is over a year old, but some of the sentiments are still relevant.
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#18
That's very reassuring to hear as my dad and I opted for a dual-core instead of a quad-core in our new PC.
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#19
i got a price quotation from technomart, a cagayan-based computer and electronics dealer.


AMD athlon 64 x2 5000 - 4080
MSI k9n6pgm2 - 3850
1 GB 800 mHz DDR2 - 1435
Inno3D 8500GT 512mb/128-bit
160 GB SATA 2545
DVD-RW - 1890
1.44 floppy - 385
Powerlogic S65 - 1850
17" CRT - 4940
AVR - 405
mouse - 250
epson t10 (optional, just in case my dad wants printer...) - 2435
altec lansing speakers - forgot about this one but costs around 1100 +


cash w/ discount, it would probably be roughly around 24,000 to 25,000.

what do you guys think?
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#20
Who needs a floppy drive these days? Most stuff comes in CDs, or you can download things you need from the internet anyway. But if you really need it...

The system is pretty good for the price. It should do well enough on everything. Even on games, but don't expect to be able to run the newest ones on the highest settings. If you can live with good enough performance, then you should be set.
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#21
Good, good, but er.. It could still do better.
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#22
here are two builds that my friend from gamefaqs posted:

http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=12&p=5992
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=13&p=7510
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=35&p=5793
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=40&p=4202
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=44&p=2226
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=50&p=8115
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=64&p=7696
http://pcbodega.com/pcbshop/index.php?c=64&p=6186

19200 + 550 for a mouse and keyboard + 250 for some cheap speakers / headphones = 2000

Then just buy a 17" CRT from a local store, those should be around 4200 pesos or so.


and

Intel Dual Core E2180 - 3200
Palit PA-N73V Motherboard - 2100
2gb Blitz DDR2 RAM - 1400
Palit HD3850 Super 512mb DDR2 - 3950
Seagate 160gb HDD - 2000
LiteOn DVDRW - 1300
Gigabyte Superb 460W PSU - 1900
Creative SBS 350 2.1 - 1000
Keyboard + Mouse - 550
iCute Case or any other 1600 and below case you fancy - 1600
Apacer 1gb Thumbdrive because no one should be using diskettes anymore - 250
AVR - 350
LG 17" CRT - 3750
Epson Stylus T10 Printer - 2100

Total : 25450


i'm a total noob at this.

does the whole thing come assembled and do i have to get a Jack Sparrow OS?
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#23
Before we go on any further, what kinds of games are you planning to play? The really high-end ones like Crysis? Or something more like, Half-Life 2/Portal?

Also, are you buying from online retailers? Will they ship? Or are you just using those as a canvassing tools?

As a whole it seems better just because you're getting an Intel and 2GB of RAM. I'm not sure about what will perform better in the long run though, the Palit NVidia card you originally posted, or this new Palit ATI one.

Since you're buying parts individually, chances are it won't be assembled. Also, you probably don't get an OS included in the mix. Try haggling for an XP license. Big grin

I've been told repeatedly that the best thing to do for now is to wait for the new batch of Intel cores to come out, if you can do that.
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#24
my friend says pcbodega assembles them so they can test it before shipping. the first build is pretty similar to the one he has already ordered. i'm still waiting for his answer on Jack Sparrow's World-Famous Cabin Apertures, ARRRR!

and crysis, HL2, everything! Big grin

btw, when will these new intel cores come out?
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#25
Here's some more info to confuse you more: LOL

"Intel Dual Core" and "Intel Core2 Duo" are different types of processors even though both of them are dual cores, they have different architectures (build design) where Core2 Duos are newer.
The advantage of Core2 Duo is that they have a larger L2 cache (built-in temporary data storage which can be accessed at a much higher speed than the system's RAM) and they run cooler. But unfortunately, they cost more.

The Core2 equivalent of the E2180 is the E4400. As you can see in Intel's website, the E4400 has a 2MB L2 cache (x2 of E2180). In actual system tests especially for games, there is a 12%-13% difference in performance (refer here) of 2MB from 1MB. And you said before that you are going to use it for games, Core2 Duo would be a better choice.

The bottom line is, does 12% more performance and cooler running temperature worth the added cost for choosing Core2 Duos?
(im not sure how much the difference in costs is but i think its not that much Happy ).


About the videocard, HD3850 is a good choice but you could save more money if you get the 256MB model rather than the 512MB one. 17" monitors can't take full advantage of the 512MB video memory since the resolution that you will be using is not that large. (even now I am using a 7900gs with only 256MB memory on a 24" monitor and I can still play Stalker Clear Skies on its maximum resolution without any hiccups)

So I think its better to get the 256MB variant of the HD3850 and put the money you saved on other parts like for example the processor or motherboard, right? Smile


(10-03-2008, 08:57 AM)wanzerfreak Wrote: i'm a total noob at this.

That's ok, we all started out like that. Big grin And we could always help you out.
Have you tried going to Gilmore or Greenhills? You could always get low priced goods there, just do some canvassing then plan your build accordingly. Just an idea. Happy
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#26
Gilmore or Greenhills?

swimming from pacquiao country to manila is not something i'm prepared to do.... Tongue
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#27
(10-03-2008, 02:35 PM)wanzerfreak Wrote: Gilmore or Greenhills?

swimming from pacquiao country to manila is not something i'm prepared to do.... Tongue

hahaha. Erase that thought then LOL
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#28
Hmm, didn't notice that Dual Core/ Core2Duo thing. Thanks Jay.

I'm also using this thread to plan ahead for the system I'll be building. LOL

(10-03-2008, 01:30 PM)wanzerfreak Wrote: btw, when will these new intel cores come out?

I think it's the first quarter, next year.
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#29
(10-03-2008, 03:31 PM)Grim Wrote: Hmm, didn't notice that Dual Core/ Core2Duo thing. Thanks Jay.

I'm also using this thread to plan ahead for the system I'll be building. LOL

Dual Core's architecture is much better for over-clocking than Core2 Duos. So if you plan to do OCs, E5200 would be a great candidate since it also boasts a 2MB L2 cache and the highest clock speed from the series.
After OCing it, you would just need one hell of a cooling system to prevent it from turning out into flames. LOL



(10-03-2008, 03:31 PM)Grim Wrote: I think it's the first quarter, next year.

Intel plans on releasing "Core i7" this fall, a few articles are already on the net about tests done on a leaked hardware of i7. So far the results were not so outstanding or ground breaking.

Wikipedia Wrote:"Many early articles suggest that i7's design is not ideal for gaming performance. In a test done on leaked hardware, a Core i7 940 compared to a QX9770 shows the Core i7 is slower than Yorkfield clock for clock in 2 games while being faster in the other two. Difference in all cases are small."
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#30
i just want something that would work fine 2 or 3 years from now. Big grin
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