The Monster is on it's way..

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Saul, Sep 28, 2011.

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    Saul Community Member

    Most money I have ever parted with for a PC...

    1 x NZXT Phantom Special Edition Case White with Red Stripe 257230 Not Allocated £87.49 £87.49
    1 x Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler 176157 Not Allocated £12.53 £12.53
    1 x NZXT 200MM 11 Blade Rifle Bearing Red LED Case Fan 273434 Not Allocated £10.89 £10.89
    1 x G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600mhz Sniper Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.25V 264753 Not Allocated £37.49 £37.49
    1 x LiteOn iHBS112 12x BD-RE with DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Blu-Ray Drive - OEM Black 219960 Not Allocated £58.32 £58.32
    1 x Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Modular PSU - 4x PCI-E 8x SATA 234914 Not Allocated £66.92 £66.92
    1 x Asrock Z68 EXTREME4 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard 267313 Not Allocated £116.32 £116.32
    1 x Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 251596 Not Allocated £139.81 £139.81
    1 x Samsung HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB Hard Drive SATA 5400RPM 32MB Cache - OEM - 3yr Warranty 237908 Not Allocated £50.82 £50.82
    1 x Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card includes FREE Batman Arkham City download 253958 Not Allocated £160.22 £160.22
    1 x (free accessory) Nvidia Batman Arkham City Download voucher for download on October 21st 2011 281701 Not Allocated £0.00 £0.00
    1 x Philips E-line 234EL2SB Full HD WLED LCD 23" HDMI Monitor with Speakers 242578 Not Allocated £108.32 £108.32
    Total amount of £1038, I have had to fight the Wife tooth and nail to get this baby, it better last for the next 5 years or I'm screwed, (May have to upgrade GFX card in 3 years), It should arrive at work for me to build tomorrow.. Wooot BF3 bring it on!!!!
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    Ketz Veteran BOON

    Gratz matey, hope you enjoy it as much as possible !!!
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    enjoy it ^^
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    Juggernaught Community Member

    Gz mate ;) Loads of fun inc then ;)
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    katmai Veteran BOON

    this is nice. very nice indeed :) enjoy it!
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Someone has been paying attention in PC buying class.
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    Omnipresent Potato Farmer

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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    Fight with the wife? :eek:
    She needs bra's, sanitary napkins, make-up, parfum, special douchegel,...
    You only need a pc.
    Make the count, it's fair enough! :D
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    Shantotto Guest

    Not to shit on your parade, but I wouldn't put a 5400rpm drive in a gaming system, it will bottleneck you in some games for sure.
    Everything else looks nice though.
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    It will marginally bottleneck loading, but a higher reliability than 7200rpm

    It's a real minor bottleneck tbh. But If you want to max min, grab an ssd for your game of choice.
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    To be honest, just get a 20 GB intel SSD and speed up the whole 2TB with it. Cheapest solution and you keep the size.

    Use Intel Smart Response with the Intel SSD 311 20GB. Think the price is around 80 quid, well worth it.
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    Shantotto Guest

    It is quite a reasonable difference.



    I'd go from 2TB 5400, to 1TB 7200. ( same price pretty much ).

    I doubt you'd fill the drive up anyway unless you don't delete torrents after you use them :p
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    Astarael Vertically Challenged

    i keep all my downloads. just building the police case against me. i'm too OCD to delete though, must have for rewatch!
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    adagio Moderator

    You virtually, apart from the mobo have the same settings as me. Runs everthing so far at max settings without missing a beat. I take it the processor will be overclocked to 4.5ghz?
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    Omnipresent Potato Farmer

    Same, my 3 or 4 TB harddrives of media are going to get me caught someday
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    Saul Community Member

    @Shantotto

    I really wasn't expecting anything out of this hard drive besides its major capacity 2TB, but I was really blow away by how fast this drive is I have seen transfer speeds of up too 42mb per sec on a 6gb file and 32mb on about 1000 pictures about 9mb each.

    FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD WANT BENCHMARKS WITH COMPARISON.

    --BENCHMARK TO THIS HARD DRIVE--
    http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/73/65320498.jpg



    --BENCHMARK TO THE WESTERN DIGITAL 10,000 RPM 600GB VELOCIRAPTOR --

    http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/8849/crystaldiskmark1000600.png


    And This...

    Don't worry about the 5400rpm spin speed, this thing is fast (due to the higher data density). I've got a C: partition with Win7 on, and the rest for recorded TV and movies in a Media Center PC.

    Its spin is nice and quiet, but the seek noise was a bit clattery at first. However, I downloaded the free trial version of HDTune and used that to set the drive to its quietest mode. This change seemed to make little or no difference to the speed tests too. This changed it from thudding to just tinkling noises. Then the HDTune can be uninstalled, as the change is then permanent - so need to pay for the software.

    I really can't fault this drive in any way - fast, huge, quiet and a very good price.


    I do my reserch dude, especially if it's costing me money ;)
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    Saul Community Member

    Yes mate, I will when I figure out how to do it :)
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    adagio Moderator

    I doubt any of our hdds are worth a £30,000+ court case over a few torrents/newsgroups. Most cases are purely for show but i do think net providing companies will be targeted more and more from now on.

    Also did anyone hear that "imagine" film torrent bloke got arrested? maybe they are actually more interested in the actual providers of torrents more than downloaders?
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    Astarael Vertically Challenged

    well that's a given, it's the major uploaders and the providers they'll be coming after. I upload basically nothing, it's set to 20kb/s capped upload on my BT client, and i remove torrents as soon as they finish. I'm just stealing 1 copy for personal use basically. The uploaders and providers are giving thousands the copy.
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    Shantotto Guest

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