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What would you build around an FX60? by IEatRice
Started on: 05-07-2006 06:31 PM
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Report this Post05-07-2006 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IEatRiceSend a Private Message to IEatRiceDirect Link to This Post
Well... what would you? Your budget is $5000 including the FX60 chip w/o shipping. For gaming of course : D

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
2x eVGA 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3
AMD Athlon 64 FX60
2x OCZ Gold Series 1GB DDR 500
Western Digital Raptor 150GB Harddrive
Western Digital Caviar 320GB Harddrive
ViewSonic VX922 19" LCD
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Speakers
SENNHEISER HD580 Headphones
Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard
Razer Copperhead

Koolance PC4-1025BK


Koolance CPU-305-V10
2x Koolance HD-50-L06
2x Koolance VID-200-L06
Extra Koolance 1/4" tubing

$4963

Srry I'm on meds and needed something to do.

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Report this Post05-07-2006 06:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
I'd substitude OCZ Platinum EL series memory for the Gold series and get better latency. If you want to overclock, I'd go with their ehanced bandwidth Platimum series.
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Report this Post05-07-2006 07:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IEatRiceSend a Private Message to IEatRiceDirect Link to This Post
Do they make that in DDR500?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227224

That what you're talking about?
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Report this Post05-07-2006 07:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for zMacKClick Here to Email zMacKSend a Private Message to zMacKDirect Link to This Post
I would buy a Opteron over the fx60. I'd also get a 24" widescreen monitor. Spending 5000$ on computer, then looking at a 19" square... just ain't right
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Report this Post05-07-2006 07:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Toaster_ManClick Here to Email Toaster_ManSend a Private Message to Toaster_ManDirect Link to This Post
if you're serious about watercooling I would get something a little heftier than the koolance stuff. It's been almost a year, but last I checked 3/8" ID was about the minimum size for decent performance.

Man, I was half way through building a high end gaming computer before the Fiero devastated my budget. I should move that back up on my list of projects.
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Report this Post05-07-2006 07:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IEatRiceSend a Private Message to IEatRiceDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by zMacK:
I would buy a Opteron over the fx60. I'd also get a 24" widescreen monitor. Spending 5000$ on computer, then looking at a 19" square... just ain't right


Why an Opteron? They only have a 1000MHz HT speed. And its been proven time and time again, gaming is best on a 19".

 
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if you're serious about watercooling I would get something a little heftier than the koolance stuff. It's been almost a year, but last I checked 3/8" ID was about the minimum size for decent performance.

I've got a Koolance PC700 case. I really am happy with the performace I get from it. And most of the Koolance stuff besides CPU is 1/4" ID. Which I don't mind because setting up everything with 3/8" or 1/2" tubing would be a real pain. I don't buy Koolance stuff for serious overclocking and extremely low temps- I buy it because its well priced and delivers the great performance of watercooling while being completely silent. I can also buy preinstalled kits in a Lian Li case. Plus shopping outside of Koolance and Newegg is all dark and scary

 
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Man, I was half way through building a high end gaming computer before the Fiero devastated my budget. I should move that back up on my list of projects.

The thing that is scary about buying a top of the line system, you will almost always shoot yourself a month later when you realize its not longer top-of-the-line.
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Report this Post05-08-2006 12:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for zMacKClick Here to Email zMacKSend a Private Message to zMacKDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IEatRice:
Why an Opteron? They only have a 1000MHz HT speed. And its been proven time and time again, gaming is best on a 19".


Kind of the same reason I bought a mobil athlon, when I could have bought a 939 athlon for the same price. One is more unique, and higher quality.
As for the monitor. Non-widesreen will be obsolete/gone in a few years.
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Report this Post05-08-2006 09:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DeabionniClick Here to Email DeabionniSend a Private Message to DeabionniDirect Link to This Post
Impressive.

Other than better RAM, that's the system I'd build if I had the $$$.
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Report this Post05-08-2006 09:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IEatRice:
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And its been proven time and time again, gaming is best on a 19". ...

The thing that is scary about buying a top of the line system, you will almost always shoot yourself a month later when you realize its not longer top-of-the-line.


Gaming proven best on a 19"? Who proved this? I'd wager it was someone who had a 19" monitor.
I'm running a Dell 24" widescreen LCD on my PC, and until you've played Half Life 2 at 1920 x 1600, you just don't know how good it can look. You have to have major graphics hardware to push that, but if you're building a top end system, that shouldn't be a problem.

And you might s well start shooting yourself, becaue the FX60 isn't top of the line anymore.

And yeah, that's the OCZ memory I'd use for overclocking. You can also overvolt it without voiding the warranty.
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Report this Post05-08-2006 09:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtownerSend a Private Message to fierogtownerDirect Link to This Post
What's the response time on that 24inch widescreen? Maybe the 19inch has a better ms.
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Anywhere from 12ms to 16ms depending on which resource you look at. I haven't noticed any visible ghosting in movies or games.
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Originally posted by fierogtowner:
What's the response time on that 24inch widescreen? Maybe the 19inch has a better ms.


That View Sonic I first put on the list has a 2ms.
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Report this Post05-08-2006 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Toaster_ManClick Here to Email Toaster_ManSend a Private Message to Toaster_ManDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IEatRice:

The thing that is scary about buying a top of the line system, you will almost always shoot yourself a month later when you realize its not longer top-of-the-line.


That's exactly why the project never got done actually. I got into the market just as AMD was introducing their 64bit processors and fell into that dark cycle of "I could buy this, but look at what they're launching next month." I still only need to settle on a processor, mobo, ram, video card, and power supply (SLI was in it's infancy) to call it done.
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Report this Post05-08-2006 06:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IEatRice:


That View Sonic I first put on the list has a 2ms.


2ms is definitely better, if hard to believe. Well, not really hard to believe, but there is so much inconsistancy in latency ratings it's really hard to tell what you can get. I've seen reviews where 8ms monitors performed worse than 12ms monitors. The best test is to try it yourself and see what's pleasing to your eyes - just like the best way to choose speakers is to listen to them and see what sounds best to you.

I'm thrilled with my 24", even though the latency spec says it's much slower than the ViewSonic you listed, I don't see any ghosting, so I'm fine with it.

It's similar to frames per second. 200 fps is much better than 100 fps, but can you actually see a difference?
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Report this Post05-08-2006 06:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IEatRiceSend a Private Message to IEatRiceDirect Link to This Post
 
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It's similar to frames per second. 200 fps is much better than 100 fps, but can you actually see a difference?


Of course not, but it sure as hell fun to brag about! After all, that's mainly what a top-of-the-line system is all about. Because you could spend 2000 and play just about every game out there at maxed stats.

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Report this Post05-08-2006 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
Sure. At that level though, I'd trade off a little bleeding edge latency for a bigger visual experience. It's all in where your priorities lay.
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