NIM Posted October 3, 2009 Share Posted October 3, 2009 (edited) Hi,my friend needs a new machine and is asking me for advice, although I'm not much into hardware lately. He found one configuration and asked me for an opinion.Here it is:- Intel® Core™ i7-950 Procesor- Intel® Desktop board DX58SO "Smackover" - Super Talent DDR3 1600 MHz 6 GB Triple Channel kit - Seagate 1 TB - Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS - Club 3D Radeon HD4890 - CCT middle tower K-600 - LG DVD writer GH22NS40 - CCT ATX PSU Energy 500W - Micro All-in-one 3,5" card reader - Logitech X-210 (970191-0914) - Logitech Media Keyboard - Logitech RX300 Optical mouseHe needs it for 3D modeling, Photoshop and video montage.I said that, from this list, I'd choose CPU, MBO, HDD and graphic card although I prefer NVidia, but he doesn't care.I would choose Corsair over Super Talent for RAM selection, better housing, for instance a big tower from logitech, for better ventilation, dust protection, space etc. I'd also choose HX620 modular PSU from Corsair instead of that CCT.DVD writer should be replaced with Pioneer one. All of the rest is crap IMO.Since I'm not into hardware lately, but I've posted my thoughts few lines above, I'd appreciate any recommendations on this matter.NOTE: This configuration, which includes installation of Windows Vista Ultimate x86, here in Croatia, costs $2400. Can you believe it?I believe that he can get a very powerful configuration under $1400, considering abnormal prices in Croatia. Edited October 3, 2009 by N1K Added the price of this configuration! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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