close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

New computer

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by podwich, Dec 6, 2008.


  1. podwich

    podwich
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    4,400
    87
    Location:
    MI
    Well, I got the new computer up and running. Core i7 920, ASUS P6T, 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, ATI HD4870 1 GB DDR5, 27" S-MVA LCD....

    It's fun.

    :cool:
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Nicky D

    Nicky D
    Expand Collapse
    CLM

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    2,430
    1
    Location:
    Souderton, Pa.
    Sounds nice. So how is the Core i7?
     

  3. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney
    Expand Collapse
    Just Win Baby

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    504
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Nice build, enjoy ;)
     
  4. podwich

    podwich
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    4,400
    87
    Location:
    MI
    I haven't had much of a chance to do much with it yet. I was going to get a Core 2 quad 9550 but this was just about the same price and significantly faster. MTS files from an AVCHD camcorder only push the CPU usage to about 10-15%. I plan on doing some video editing on this computer and the fast processor combined with Vista 64 to take advantage of 6GB of memory and Sony Vegas Pro having optimized for multiple cores should make for a good experience.

    It's supposed to be quite OC-able as well. I haven't decided if I want to yet. Right now I'm running the stock cooler.
     
  5. Dandapani

    Dandapani
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    8,213
    4
    Location:
    Gulf side Florida
    What OS are you running?
     
  6. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak
    Expand Collapse
    KO Windows

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    25,699
    982
    Location:
    Indiana
    It almost has enough ram to run Vista w/ all the effects.. :)

    Sounds like a nice system, should perform well I would think.

    IGF
     
  7. podwich

    podwich
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    4,400
    87
    Location:
    MI
    Vista 64 bit.
     
  8. d3athp3nguin

    d3athp3nguin
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    629
    0
    cripes- I can't help but wonder what the average joe PC user will do with all of this computing power...

    On the bright side, viruses will take longer to bog down their machines after their excessive bouts of porn browsing!
     
  9. podwich

    podwich
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    4,400
    87
    Location:
    MI
    I can't wait to get Sony Vegas Pro (education discount, thankfully) and give some footage a shot. I've not been able to edit any video on my old computer as it couldn't hack AVCHD content. It should be fun.

    I might try some PC gaming again- I've pretty much gone to the Xbox but with this computer and the big LCD, it should be fun again.

    Computing power is fun!
     
  10. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    1,244
    0
  11. podwich

    podwich
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    4,400
    87
    Location:
    MI
    The only thing I've run so far is the built-in Windows Experience Index/System Assessment Tool. I got a score of 5.9 (current range of 1.0-5.9 possible). I'll try some others later. That's probably a bad idea though- next thing you know I'll be wanting to upgrade the CPU cooler, add more memory, try some overclocking, etc. Everything's peachy now- I'm going to introduce discontent purposefully. *sigh*

    :)
     
  12. ND40oz

    ND40oz
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    232
    0
    Location:
    N. Yorkshire/Denver
    Are you planning on gaming at all? If so, might want to add another 4870 if you're pushing 1920x1200, especially with the price drops.