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#1 outdoor

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

I am in the process of building a computer. Right now I'm getting the parts. I think Im going to go with these parts. I just want to know if they are good parts. If you have a another part that would be better choice can you make sure it'scompatible with what I already have.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116076
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136358
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...7-124-_-Product
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811154091

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:58 PM

LGA 775 socket is a little outdated, and I have little to no experience with Zotac motherboards, I would lean towards a good ASUS or gigabyte board, other then that I really dont see anything wrong with it.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:09 PM

Ditto. I don't know about the wisdom of building a Socket 775 at this point. It is pretty much an obsolete setup from the moment it is built.

If you are set on a Socket 775, in a Mini ITX size, the NVidia chipset is the lesser of two evils I suppose.

If you are locked into the ITX format, then maybe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128448 along with a Clarkdale core http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;srchInDesc=

And 4 gigs of DDR3.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:46 PM

Thanks can someone tell me what the performance difference would be from the 2 sockets? All I want to do is to be able to edit some home videos and be able to use windows 7 media center to it's fullest

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

1156, while still a bit outdated, offers support for a faster FSB and better, faster, processors. What is the purpose of this computer?

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:26 AM

Remember, Intel changes sockets constantly and their current sockets may be replaced within the next year or so. Also, Intel rarely has backwards compatibility with newer CPU's running on newer sockets, so, once the new socket and CPU's are released, your path with future upgrades comes to an end. Unless this PC is being used as a home theater PC, I strongly suggest not using mini-ITX motherboards and cases due to cooling issues.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:38 AM

I want to use the computer for editing some videos. I have the new Pinnacle software that wasn't running great on my current computer. Is there a performance decrease with the mini itx boards? Because it has great reviews.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:35 PM

Biggest problem with ITX boards is cooling, it likely won't last as long, especially a off brand like that. And for video editing, I would definetly go with a newer socket type and DDR3, and probably a good gigabyte or ASUS board.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:22 PM

Another significant disadvantage of an ITX board, in my opinion, is a major lack of upgrade options.
One expansion slot seriously limits your future options.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:53 PM

Ditto. I don't know about the wisdom of building a Socket 775 at this point. It is pretty much an obsolete setup from the moment it is built.


My CPU is a Core 2 Quad overclocked to 3.2GHz. It's matches the fastest (non-overclocked) Core i7 computers in gaming right now, only outdone in multimedia encoding. LGA775 is not obsolete.

When my CPU becomes too slow (which won't be for years) then I will worry about upgrading. I understand I'll have to get a new motherboard and RAM to match a new CPU.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:33 PM

Jon, technically it is an obsolute socket, as in older. Doesnt mean useless, I have a LGA socket 775 computer with a Pentium D in it, and it does what I need it to do, I built it cheap using used parts off of ebay so I can experiment with linux. And while your clock speed is just as fast as a new i7, it wont outperform it by any means, it may come close, but the i7 architecture alone is just plain better. On top of that, most users don't overclock. In building a brand new computer, its never wise to go with an older socket unless thats all you can afford-only reason I did was it wasnt new and I didnt need power, if your looking for a new computer, you should go with the best hardware you can afford, which means the latest socket and CPU you can afford. If your on a tight budget then you need to find a happy balance.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:53 PM

Jon, technically it is an obsolute socket, as in older. Doesnt mean useless...


Ah, I see what you mean here then. I agree. Nothing new is getting released for LGA775 so it is obsolete in that aspect.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:36 PM

It's a generational thing, when purchasing a new motherboard, it is usually good to get a socket the CPU maker is still developing for. Either go with Intel sockets LGA 1156 (Considered main stream), LGA 1366 (High end, soon to be replaced by LGA 2011) or AMD socket AM3 (All of AMD's CPU's use this. To be replaced by socket AM3r2 which is physically backwards compatible with AM3-only motherboards).

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:54 PM

AMD completely lost me with their AM2/AM2+/AM3 sockets. Apparently they did others as well. Of course using the word "Phenom" in a CPU also further lost me as a customer.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:44 PM

They didnt lose me, in fact, Im even more so an AMD fan now, namely because of their backwards compatibility. I can drop an AM3 CPU into my AM2 board, I absolutly love that feature, You cant do that with intel. Heck, theres even socket 775 CPUs that wont work with my 775 motherboard. . .

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