Are you buying an entirely new PC with a new graphics card or just updating? I would very much like to give you some advice on this matter, since we have a new 1156 socket with a very potential I5 750 (3.2 GHz), which is a terrible good deal and really your moneys worth if you need this for gaming. You should be looking for that at your PC supplier if you do not plan on building your own PC. Graphics cards are up to you - ATI or Nvidia - both super good and at a low cost at the moment.
Thermaltake Element S 108,00€ Seagate 500GB SATA II 16MB SP (7200.12) 48,00€ (x2) ASUS DVD-RW 24x DL Preto Bulk (SATA) 25,80€ Corsair HX-650W Modular 120,00€ Gskill DDR3 PC12800 Ripjaws 4GB CL7 88,20€ ASUS Maximus Formula III 229,00€ Powercolor ATI HD5850 1GB DDR5 PCI-E 219,00€ Intel Core i5 750 (2.66GHz) SKT 1156 182,40€ Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
It's still possible that the Processor is the i7 860. About the Graphic Card, Nvidia is still possible, but the best money value atm is clearly ATI.
Have you read any good reviews on that motherboard? I read that it was not able to boot its own internal option of overclocking to 3.2 GHZ. In Shift I see a 10-15 increase in fps when I overclock. Have you thought about getting a SSD and run Windows 7 on that? Then install that game you play the most onto that too. You will be surprised how quickly loading times and just using Windows and stuff really is. I read that people complaint about loading times in Shift, I never see that with my Intel X-25 SSD.
I would recommend the Western Digital 5001AALS 500 GB as hard disk. It needs to be that number. I get an average of 95 MB in random read with that thing and its really cheap. The average read access is not bad too with a 12 m/s but nothing compared to the 0.09 m/s and the average read of 235 M/B I get with the X-25
You would perhaps think like me that a SSD is a better investment once you try it.
Otherwise I think the Modular PSU is a nice choice anf the graphics card sure is. But keep an eye out on reviews to see how Shift performs with that one. I found a benchmark too. The case I guess is what people like and I know you do not do a lot of overclocking so you do not need a case with more fans in it.
P.S sorry about the picture but I think it demonstrates the benefits from using a SSD.
Benchmark with Shift and your graphics card in it: (I could not save picture on this site).
No they are all called something different. Despite you see them called 7200.11 or 7200.12 they all have different sub numbers and they do not perform the same - nor do a 500 GB perform like a 1000 GB.
I have read most likely any review there was on the matter before i bought my HD and all "experts" in all sorts of forum clearly recommended me the one I bought. I am not stating that the one Rogerio is about to buy is a bad choice but you need to read some reviews and keep notice of what the model nunber is because they are not the same - being a 7200.12 or whatever.
SSD is really not a choice, due to economic reasons... It's almost 5 times the price of a good 500 GB Disk... And I am already going to invest a lot of money.
About my Disk of choice... That model of the Seagate 500 GB is Single Plate, which means is really fast for a convencional HD!
About the Motherboard, I love its caracteristics... And has already an awesome Sound Card included!
I am not going to overclock the processor or any other thing... My overclocking times are over... Still, I want to let the door open, just in case (never say never! )... The Case may have too much fans, but they are silent and I live in a country where for 1/2 of the year you can have very high temperatures... In Denmark having 40 degrees is probably an exception, if it happens! In Portugal, sometimes we have more then that in the shadows!
Cya and thanks for the advices! I will keep you posted if I change anything!
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2009 20:57:52 GMT by VGSpeedPro
This was mentioned at Tom's Hardware guide in an old article. What I recall was that exact same part number was used for both a 2 platter and an older technology 3 platter hard drive (320GB or 500GB drive, I'm not sure). I've read about this issue at other web sites. I don't know if WD has stopped "sharing" part numbers between generations of drives.
As far as I know, Seagate has never used the same part number on different drives . The 7200.12 500GB drive is a single platter drive, (as mentioned by VGSpeedPro). Part number is ST3500418AS. There was or maybe still a part number ST3500410AS, with the only difference is one has a 3 year warranty, versus the other has a 5 year warranty (otherwise they're the same drive).
a) There was a somewhat fight between ABS On and Off... I used Off, but On came on Top... Usually is easy to see what is best, but in this track with this car they really are quite similar... Still here is the Info and you decide what is best for you!
b) After I mounted the setup I used in London River (60% mine, 40% from Cipriani), it took me around 40m to do that time. So I would say that low 2m 34s is quite possible, and this car is able to go very close to a flat 1m 15s per Lap.
Due to World Records (http://wrecord.com/) effort I manage to tape several Videos. All feature Pagani Zonda R and in all I used the Default Setup, which means that this is the Car everyone gets when him/her buys the Zonda R. All Results were validated by the World Records Anti-Cheat Tool. I guess the main purpose of these Videos is to show what a Default Zonda R can do...
CmdrTomalak (PC/PS3/PS4): Yep. Dead. Dead. Dead... Somebody should put it out of its misery. It all started waaaaaay back when Most Wanted came out and we all met on the EA forums and decided to branch out on our own. Sad way to go...
Mar 28, 2018 17:40:31 GMT
Tonnzzaah (PC/360/PS4): And unfortunately, the way Need For Speed games were for quite long time didn't help this place at all, for starters, I dropped off from NFS games completely. I did get both Shifts, Hot Pursuit (2010) and later Rivals, but they weren't enough...
Apr 8, 2018 15:00:56 GMT
Chandrian: I don't know how many of you know, but for a while, NFS World has worked very well on a public online server (probably a month or more since it became more stable), containing over 150k registered players.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:36 GMT
Chandrian: The sync is now allowing races with more than 2 players, and pretty much all original NFSW features are working. The best part is that everything is available for in-game cash on this server.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:53 GMT
Chandrian: You have to start with a new driver profile, but the progression isn't that hard. If you wanna play NFSW online again, then I advise downloading the launcher of this online server and also joining this Discord server:
Sept 7, 2018 14:16:13 GMT