And this thread has a topic.
If you would so kindly at least loosely stick to it, appreciated.
You are very welcome to create a new thread asking these things.
uhhh lets see...
8gigs of ram
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
I guess those are the only specs that matter...don't know the mobo or anything but it's handled everything I've thrown at it.
Just ordered parts for new build!! Will post pics soon as its built, parts listed below
coolermaster 212 evo
Corsair vengance 8gb
corsair gs800w psu
asus dvd rw
crucial m4 128gb
wd blue 500gb, already had
nzxt phantom 410 black midtower
Sapphire toxic 6850, also already have but looking to upgrade soon
The customers' lack of knowledge (and unwillingness to do any research) is a huge opportunity for sellers : /
It's often not a matter of an additional $100; I've seen those exact specs on a machine that was a 100% complete scam of a prebuilt. Cost about $2000 here in Norway, which even with price adjustment is still ridiculous.
It's not that by adding $100 it would perform better, it's simply down to how the average consumer thinks. Why do they pair a 550 Ti to a 2600k? It's simple:
- Intel is well established as is nVidia. Simply having an "i7" will make the computer sell a lot better than if it was an "i5". It's how the market works. Talk to any sales-representative at a major electronics store and he will try to pitch that "i7" to you, even if it is 2-3 generations old.
- It works a bit different for nVidia and GPUs. "Geforce" as well as "GTX" sells. The added "Ti" sells as well as it lures the consumer into thinking that it has something extra (the 550 Ti sells better than the 560 in pre-builts). Also, ask anyone without computer knowledge and they will most likely say that the Gefore GTX 550 Ti is better than the Gefore GTX 460, perhaps even the 470. They will definitely say that the GT 530 is better than the GTS 450. Tl;dr: the avg. consumer focuses more on the first digit than the second.
- Further, it's still too focused on RAM and harddrive space. A 2TB machine with 8GB RAM will sell better than a 1TB machine with 4GB RAM even if the latter has a superior GPU and CPU.
In either case, this is getting a bit too far off topic. Feel free to create a separate thread if you wish to discuss it further.
What are your specs btw?
I currently have a pretty short CPU power cable, so it routed over my gfx card to connect on the mobo. Anyone know if there's an extension for it so I can pass it behind the motherboard? If this question is too off-topic I would appreciate a PM.
BitFenix has braided extension cables. Look for their alchemy cable series.
Just get him to build the tower and hide all the peripherals!
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Two hardcore cores pushing out a whopping 2.2 ghz each followed by a powerhouse ati mobility video card