What are your computer specs?

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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Nunusaur » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Thanking everyone for taking the time to give me your suggestions! I'm convinced to buy the Black Caviar HDD, instead of the Green. As well as getting an SSD.

Only thing that is left for me to decide and I've been spending the past 2 days researching on is a graphic card that fits my needs. I'm looking for a GeForce GTX with 2Go preferably. If it helps, my current monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080, and I occasionally plug my PC to the Plasma TV. Anything that would make watching anime in HD more enjoyable than it already is, and for gaming. I was originally going for GTX 560 Ti 2Go, but I'm being told that it is a discontinued product, and that I should be going for GTX 650 Ti 2Go instead. Any suggestions/opinions, please? Thank you!
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Pwolf » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:41 pm

The GTX 560 is a good card. Don't know what you mentioned 2Go, thought that was the laptop version.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Otaku-Alice » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:56 pm

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Monitor 1: 22 inch samsung
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Nunusaur » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:16 pm

^ I wish my desk woulda been as organized, lol.

Pwolf wrote:The GTX 560 is a good card. Don't know what you mentioned 2Go, thought that was the laptop version.


I believe it is for the PC too?

One very last question (I feel so bad for this :oops:). The person that is building the PC for me has suggested two of the following sound cards:

1. Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium - Sound card - 24-bit - 192 kHz - 109 dB SNR - 7.1 - PCIe - Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity - for Workstation z210 (CMT), z400, z600, z800
2. Full HD 7.1 HD Surround Sound DDR 5 Full Directx Support PCI- Express 2.0 VGA card


In the near future, I may get really good speakers for dubstep and etc (whenever we're able to afford them). Not the 'computer speakers' kind. I remember going to this one store, there was this huge speaker plugged in with the iPad and the sound quality was flawless even though the songs were playing from Youtube. What sound card would you suggest, that isn't too exaggerated (in terms of price) but could still do a good enough job? And out of the two listed above, which one seems to be the better one?

Again, thank you all for taking your time to reply to my questions/helping out nooby me, I really appreciate it!
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Pwolf » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:25 pm

Onboard audio nowadays is usually pretty good so unless you need something specific out of your audio card, you really don't need to spend the money on it. I would stick with onboard in your case and if you feel the need to upgrade later, thats always an option.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby ngsilver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:53 pm

I made a post a while back in the editing rig thread that basically answers this question (the PC specs part) here: viewtopic.php?p=1368015#p1368015

There have been some updates since then, so here's the new specs:

AMD Phenom II 1055T
Gigabyte MB with AM3, USB3, SATA3 (8 ports :D), imbeded ATI Radeon HD 4290 (their info said 5870 onboard but my system reports 4290... huh...)
16GB of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz RAM (4 4gig sticks)
Saphire AMD Radion 6800 Seriese GPU with Eyefiniti (currently powers 2 Acer 23" monitors on my desk and my 35" LCD TV behind my chair for video viewing, livestreams, and the occasional showing off my editing projects to myself and friends direct from Premier)
80GB Intel SSD (x2)
2TB Seagate HDD (x4)
Thermaltake Speedo Case w/ Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
Ultra X4 Modular 750Watt PSU

My sound card is Technically my Numark M1 USB DJ mixer board. It allows me to also capture my audio output. Probably the cleanest audio I've ever had as every PC I've had that I used onboard audio introduced ground hum along with vibration hum into the output line. Moving the card away from the system and going full digital (as the Numark uses a USB connection using ASIO drivers) ended that issue. Now I have tactile control over my volume, gain, bass, treble, ect...

Newer sound cards don't have this much of a problem and if you have a home theater receiver that you plug the HDMI from your PC into it'll also do the digital out to that through the video card (I use this on my home theater PC) and you can setup bitstream passthrough to allow you to send DTS HD and Dolby Digital HD right to the receiver and get full surround out from your PC (if you're playing a video source that has that.) But yeah, for most people I'd agree with Pwolf and recommend going with just the onboard audio. You really only need to go into special audio cards and what not if you are planning to go into pro audio type stuff.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby animefreak00007 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:46 pm

If you're looking at a GTX card. I have a GTX 580 that wouldn't read in my motherboard, because it turns out my board is only compatible with ATI cards (even though everyone else who has my board runs them just fine). The card works fine as I have tested it in my friends computer back when we were trying to figure out why it wouldn't read. So I ended up having to buy a new card. I'm looking to sell it for around $200... if your interested pm me... if not cool once I get my new monitor for Christmas and I no longer need the adapter that came from the GTX card to use my monitor with the ATI card I'll just list it on ebay, but if your looking for a higher end gaming card, the offer is out there.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Pwolf » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:49 pm

animefreak00007 wrote:because it turns out my board is only compatible with ATI cards.


I doubt it.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby animefreak00007 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:55 pm

Pwolf wrote:
animefreak00007 wrote:because it turns out my board is only compatible with ATI cards.


I doubt it.


That's what my friend and I said, we tried his card in my board and nothing, ATI cards are the only thing it will read. We tried disabling the on board, updating bios, using a newer monitor, but the motherboard will not acknowledge that the card is installed. We even tried just trying to install the drivers without it acknowledging the card, and as we expected it told us it couldn't detect the necessary hardware(ie the graphics card don't remember the exact message but it basically said that the card wasn't installed so it couldn't install the drivers) We eventually just gave up.
However we found plenty of people on forums that were using the same motherboard with GTX cards that said theirs were working. So I pretty much got a faulty motherboard from ASUS, who make it impossible to get in contact with them... kind of feels like they're just avoiding the issue.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby ZephyrStar » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:55 am

@Nunusaur, if you're wanting really good speakers in the future, you definitely want an audio interface instead of one of those cards. Get something like this:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlett2i2

And you can route your Ableton/FLstudio/whatever DAW you're using through that. Has outputs for professional studio monitors as well. Depends on how many input/outputs and what types you need, but I would definitely spend the money on this before I'd go for one of the gaming audio cards. This is going to give you an "uncolored" sound, which is essential for monitoring audio mixing/music production.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Nunusaur » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:51 pm

I'd like to thank everyone for the help, I really appreciate it! My PC's already been built. About 10 years of putting up with an old, extremely laggy PC has finally paid off. *Cracks knuckles* Now to begin editing.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Chez » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:11 am

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Intel I7 2600k O.C 4.0 Ghz
16 Gig Under Clocked 1800 Mhz ram crashes when put at 2100 q.q
Asus GTX 580 O.C 1.5 gig
2 x acer 1080p LCD 23in
Asrock Gen 3
850 Corsair Psu gold cert
Blue Ray 16x lg
SD/CF roswill card reader
Coolmaster Haf X
Noctua D10

Lappy:
i7 ivy bridge 2.8 with turbo boost up to 3.6
16 gigs ram
Gtx 670m 3 gig
Blu Ray 16x
Other fun stuff like light up keyboard.
Its an Asus R.O.G G50 I think good lappy.
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby Amaterasu » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:44 pm

Going to be installing a new GPU soon.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz 28 °C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0T568R (CPU 1) 22 °C
Graphics
DELL ST2310 (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics
Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD1001FAES-75W7A0 (RAID) 31 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GH50N
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby aerotem » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:57 am

MSI GeForce GTX660Ti Power Edition
Intel i7-2600k @ 3.40 GHz
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB HDD
Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W Power Supply
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Re: What are your computer specs?

Postby ZephyrStar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:03 am

Ah well, what the hay :awesome:

Intel i7 930
24gb Gskill
Asus P6x58d
Samsung 128gb SSD
4x WD Black 1tb
Radeon 5770
2x Samsung 226BW LCD
Intuos 4 tablet
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