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    Hi guys thinking of a new pc to get. Got a couple of ones here, Just wondered what you think...

    CPU: - Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9550
    CPU Cooler: - Thermaltake Golden Orb II
    Motherboard: - Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i chipset, SLI)
    Memory: - 2GB DDR2 800mhz (1x 2GB)
    Hard Drives: - 160GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
    Optical Drive: - 20x DVD±RW DL S-ATA Lightscribe
    Graphics card: - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB
    Sound card: - Onboard 7.1 Audio
    Operating System: - Microsoft® Windows XP Home SP3
    Case: - Antec Nine Hundred
    PSU: - 750W Thermaltake Toughpower

    £997 inc delivery....or

    CPU: - Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9650
    CPU Cooler: - Thermaltake Golden Orb II
    Motherboard: - Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i chipset, SLI)
    Memory: - 2GB DDR2 800mhz (1x 2GB)
    Hard Drives: - 160GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
    Optical Drive: - 20x DVD±RW DL
    Graphics card: - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
    Sound card: - Onboard 7.1 Audio
    Operating System: - Microsoft® Windows XP Home SP3
    Case: - Antec Nine Hundred Two
    PSU: - 750W Thermaltake Toughpower

    £985 inc delivery
    ????

  • #2
    Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

    In my opinion the first rig, the only differences appear to be the processor and GPU.

    The first one is definatly worth 17 more £'s, even though the 2nd one has a better processor there is hardly any difference in the two, whereas there is a nice little jump from the GTX 260 to the GTX 285.

    just my 2 cents :)

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    • #3
      Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

      yeah cool thats the responce i would have liked .. !! cheers

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      • #4
        Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

        Originally posted by tankkiller1 View Post
        CPU: - Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9550
        CPU Cooler: - Thermaltake Golden Orb II
        Motherboard: - Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i chipset, SLI)
        Memory: - 2GB DDR2 800mhz (1x 2GB)
        Hard Drives: - 160GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
        Optical Drive: - 20x DVD±RW DL S-ATA Lightscribe
        Graphics card: - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB
        Sound card: - Onboard 7.1 Audio
        Operating System: - Microsoft® Windows XP Home SP3
        Case: - Antec Nine Hundred
        PSU: - 750W Thermaltake Toughpower

        £997 inc delivery....or

        CPU: - Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9650
        CPU Cooler: - Thermaltake Golden Orb II
        Motherboard: - Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i chipset, SLI)
        Memory: - 2GB DDR2 800mhz (1x 2GB)
        Hard Drives: - 160GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
        Optical Drive: - 20x DVD±RW DL
        Graphics card: - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
        Sound card: - Onboard 7.1 Audio
        Operating System: - Microsoft® Windows XP Home SP3
        Case: - Antec Nine Hundred Two
        PSU: - 750W Thermaltake Toughpower

        £985 inc delivery
        ????

        Actually, I would probably say neither. I would suggest you build the computer yourself, which would knock about 25% of the price off that, and would probably be better. For instance, I can't believe they are only offering 2 gigs of RAM. That costs about $15-20 these days. And still installing XP. ARMA runs perfect on Vista 64, and you will be able to take advantage of 4+ gigs of RAM.

        They also don't tell you what version of the 260 gfx. card that is. Is it the 55nm die version (it was recently released and has been shown to be about as fast as a 280 in a lot of games, and is here in the states for about $230).

        The motherboard they are offering has not gotten a lot of good feedback in forums. Lots of people having problems with nvidia chipsets these days.

        Point is, it is really easy to build your own rig with parts that you know you are getting. If you need help, we have a very good tech community here at TG with tons of guys that are happy to help. I have even talked to people on the phone before to help them out.

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        • #5
          Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

          ^^ What he said.

          Trust this guy. He helped me build a kickass rig for about 800$. He knows what he's talking about.

          <3 Bamboo



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          • #6
            Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

            160gb hardrive is ok but you will run out of room fast, I suggest a velocity raptor drive for your games and a 500gb drive for everything else.
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            • #7
              Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

              From a price stand point I think I would rather go with the newer 32MB Cache drive Caviar Blacks or RE3's over a V Raptor for a game drive. Give me a 32MB cache RE3 and I am happy (only 16MB ATM). My build is actually the other way around; V raptors for primary OS and 250 for games and another 250 for programs.

              I agree with Bamboo.....build it yourself. I think My build came to ~$550. I build it to give me time till the price drops on the x58 and i7s a bit. I can run Crysis on high maintaining ~40FPS with a custom setting tune. ArmA, CoD4, FO3, BF2142, BF2 I just max out and play.

              Intel Dual core E8400 OC'd
              CM CPU Cooler - already had
              Asus Rampage Formula
              EVGA 9800GTX+ 55nm board
              BFG PS - already had
              4GB GSkill 8500CL5D Kit
              Vista SP1 32bit
              Antec 900 v1 case - already had ($99 on NewEgg right now)

              I can add prices to the list if you want, just need to find receipts
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              • #8
                Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                hey guys.
                Just got a new pc and just wanted to see what you guys think. My old pc just wasnt cutting it anymore so i decided it was time for an upgrade. I immediatly found out how neglected i was after getting rid of my dell dimmension 2400. LOL
                So here goes.
                HP Elite m9402f
                AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core 2.30 ghz
                7GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel ram
                vista 64 bit service pack 1
                upgraded gpu nividia 9800gtx+ 512 ram
                Bluray/dvd burner
                upgraded 650 watt power supply
                750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
                it has the onboard 5.1 channel sound card. Not sure what it is.
                logitech x540 5.1 speakers
                hannspree 28" widescreen lcd 1080i tv
                saitek eclipse keyboard w/mouse

                The reason i ask is im a genius when it comes to cp's.
                Also, how do you think this will hold up with arma2, and ofp2. This computer runs crysis really good and my arma experience increased 100 fold. Im currently running arma at 1900x1080x32 hooked up via hdmi.
                I only wish i had known about the nividia 9800gtx2 before i got the 9800gtx+.
                If you guys have any recommendations on any upgrades id appreciate that as well especially for the gpu.Should i stick with what i bought or sell it and get a better one.
                I also cant seem to get the voice over the net working. My mic works with teamspeak but not with arma. Do i have to enable something. I dont have any eax hardware enabled either.
                Thanks and i hope to get some feedback soon.

                P.S. I have to say that the tg servers are the best ive played in my 8 years experience with OFP. I have never come across a gaming community like this and would like to thank those who put in all this hard work to keep a community like this thriving.


                PEACE!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                  It looks pretty good, but no one knows how things will run with ARMA2. Only way to find out is play it, but you should be fine. Just so we know, how much did you pay for that HP? And I'm confused why you have 7 gigs of RAM. Just plain odd.

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                    Only thing BIS has said it is being designed for DX 8 (whut!?) and for XP, they also say it might not be completely compatible with Vista, as many of the players run XP. I'm afraid that sound like a very risky decision, I hope they've changed their minds.

                    I have a list made up too, I altered some things thanks to Bamboo's suggestions:
                    Case - Gigabyte Triton 180: 59.24
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=336277

                    DVD - LG DVD±RW Blu-Ray/HD-DVD: 109.45
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=347330

                    GPU - GTX 260 Core16: 279.00
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=400747

                    HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB SATA2: 92.00
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=343055

                    Motherboard - Asus P5Q P45 775 DDR2: 130.50
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=352394

                    Memory - Corsair Dominator 4GB 8500: 90.00
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=360396

                    PSU - AXP 630W ATX SLI: 50.20
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=337116

                    CPU - Intel Q9550 2.83GHz 775 1333MHz 12MB: 259.00
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=344757

                    Sound Card - Creative X-FI Gamer: 89.00
                    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=335481


                    Grand Total = €1158.39

                    No OS included, as I'll have to see what happens with them in the near future. I may lower the price, as It may be a little too much than required. Then again, the parts are much cheaper in the US, explaining the price difference.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                      Only thing BIS has said it is being designed for DX 8 (whut!?) and for XP, they also say it might not be completely compatible with Vista, as many of the players run XP. I'm afraid that sound like a very risky decision, I hope they've changed their minds.
                      Where did you hear that?

                      Playername Sparks444 in BF2

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                        Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                        It looks pretty good, but no one knows how things will run with ARMA2. Only way to find out is play it, but you should be fine. Just so we know, how much did you pay for that HP? And I'm confused why you have 7 gigs of RAM. Just plain odd.
                        Yep im showing 7 gigs in the control panel.
                        All in all:
                        $350 on the monitor
                        $700 on cp
                        $220 on gpu (this is the biggest card i ever seen)
                        and $120 on the power supply
                        Purchased at best buy because i had $175 in reward points from my TV that i bought a few months back.

                        |TG-Irr| OFPmonkeyspanker
                        Socialism is upon us. Wake up and take back the freedom our country was founded on!

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                        • #13
                          Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                          Originally posted by sparks50 View Post
                          Where did you hear that?
                          In an interview, mind you, it was a few months ago, so it may have changed, but I'm not too surprised of BIS making a decision like this. Don't know why...

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                            I suppose that what you heard, is that it wont take advantage of 64 bit systems, much like 99% of todays games. It will be completable with Vista, just like Arma.

                            Playername Sparks444 in BF2

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                            • #15
                              Re: New Pc For Arma + Arma2

                              Actually, ARMA1 takes advantage of 64 systems, and in fact installs in the 64bit program files folder (I'm on Vista64).

                              They even had an article on their blog about it:
                              Breaking the 32 bit Barrier <--Link

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