Well... you are very helpful. My final design is beginning to take it's shape. I have to say... I have so much appreciation for guys like you that are helping others, that there is no words to describe it. Now days "the net" is the only place that you can still find good guys, that are willing to share their knowledge...but i'm beginning to sound like I'm "brown-nosng" (hmmm... "noseing",or "nosing"
yup I have an ADD for sure
)... so, let's get back to what I have so far... I'll try to describe my decisions in such a way that if someone ventures onto this post, they can find it helpful. I'll put a price tag on the items so you can have a better idea about performance/value ratio (keep in mind i'm using a $1=2.9Zl calculations((it went up
) so it may change. But I'll post it in dollars so you have some understanding.Guys keep in mind I think I picked the best value to price ratio... not the best stuff available.
I have picked...Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 Socket AM3
I picked it based on the these factors...Processor socket
is an AM3 which seems to fit all of newer AMD processor technologyTwo 16x PCI-e graphic ports
(in case if I want to add a second card, and this board supports something called "crossfire" which is interconnecting two video cards"Ram suppor
t- most of the boards I have searched for, have a support for the 1333MHz transfer rate, this one has a support for 1866MHz transfer rate (ref: wikipedia) NOTE: pick your RAM acordinglyAnd approval
of the guy on this site that seems to know what the f#$k he is talking about
Now I'd like to mention... I always preferred Intel and Nvidia Vs AMD and ATI, but I have realized that the performance improvement and the price increase isn't worth it.Processor
Here's a part where I am still not positive about. I have picked...Processor AMD Athlon II X4 630 BOX (AM3) (95W/45NM)... only a $115 and it's a quad core
I have decided to stay with my original choice...Now... I have a feeling that you (DJBPace) have not noticed that it is a quad-core. And here is my dilemma... did you or did you not?... Is it worth to pay 42% more for the same.. GHz performance between athlon and phenom? Is it 42% faster? And one more thing, you have mentioned that even though most aplication can't take the full advantage of the quad core processor it is something to consider if you are planning on keeping your PC for a longer period of time. ( my next PC 10yrs... at least
So... hey buddy... can you clarify it even more?for me please ( I'm sorry, i feel like a pain in...)RAM DDR3 OCZ 4GB PC1866 2x2GB CL10 GE LV...$171
it was sort of an easy choice, because prices are not that much different but the performance is quite important... I remeber what I have read long time ago, that said "if you want to speed up your pc you don't nrrd a faster processor , but more RAM. .. I've looked at the supported transfer rates. 1333 to 1866 says it all. Graphics card
Yeah... that;s a (w/b)itch... I took an advice of the DJBPace and I've gone with a Radeon 5770... now here is the thing... I decided on... Asus Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5/128b D/H PCI-E CuCore... $206
(note "CuCore"-price and performance diference). Don't ask me what it means...
But there is at least 6 5770's on the market and price difference is within $20.
So I have gone with this one because I;ve noticed that even the highest level cards support L3 cache.... now ... I can't explain to ya'll what exactly it is, but since the newest cards support it, and older ones don't it can't be wrong... so I have decided to spend the most on the the GPcard
And lastly... Power Unit I've decided to go with my gut feeling... and a general conviction, that in some areas the company tha isn't that well known... tries harder. They don't spend much money on advertising so they can include more features... I mean... electricity isn't spmething new, they can't go worse then anyone else. New technology... yes it takes certain amount of proofing, but,... so I've gone with my original idea...Bequiet PurePower L7 530W... $81
bleepload of connectors that I can use 530w max power which i think is more than enough.
So... hey dude could you share your thoughts? What do you think about this system? How would you rate it in 0/10?
Either way, once again thanks for your input.
Just to sort of summarize... a lot of my choices came with my convictions, that the "Moore's Law"" is simply not sustainable. Even though it pushed companies to exhaust their capabilities to the limits, I think we are at... almost... I say again almost... at the end of the electonical capabilities, so unless we can go to the atom scale, everything else wil be cheatting, tweaking and just overselling a product.
I welcome discussion if anyone cares.
Edited by raf96, 28 March 2010 - 02:27 PM.