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method3909
08-09-2008, 10:42 PM
Dell Dimension E510
Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHz
3GB Kingston DDR2 SDRAM
Seagate 160GB HDD
PNY 8600GT 512MB OC
19" Samsung SyncMaster Widescreen

Not the best, but it's about 4 years old. I'm saving for a new gaming rig because college is right around the corner. :D

KolosoK
08-10-2008, 12:06 AM
Dell Dimension E510
Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHz
3GB Kingston DDR2 SDRAM
Seagate 160GB HDD
PNY 8600GT 512MB OC
19" Samsung SyncMaster Widescreen

Not the best, but it's about 4 years old. I'm saving for a new gaming rig because college is right around the corner. :D

8600s were out that far back? o_O

Umm... I will rate it around 4/10? It looks like it can run some older strategies and source games, so that's about average.


Alright, now I'll submit another one - my latest build :)

- Antec Nine Hundred ATX Gaming Case
- CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
- ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
- Intel® Boxed Core 2 Quad Processor Q9450
- ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
- mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
- ATi Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
- LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
- SOYO Pearl 24" 1920x1200 LCD Monitor
- Logitech Wave Keyboard
- Logitech MX518 Mouse

EDIT: See http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696192 for more info.

Shape
08-10-2008, 04:41 AM
To be honest, I think too many people are buying quad only to realize that it's not really helping improve their PC experience as much as they'd thought it would.

I bought a Quad and I'm impressed. While multitasking, all four cores are being utilized. I don't notice any slowdown at all.

Checkout Ashampoo® Core Tuner (http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/product_2_0061__.htm).

Use all the processor power you paid for!
Almost all modern computers have at least two processors, which are generally referred to as “cores”. Some even have four. Unfortunately, Windows often doesn’t manage your multiple cores very well, so you’re not actually getting the full multi-processor power you paid for.

Ashampoo Core Tuner enables you to use the full power of all your cores. For instant results you just need to select Auto-Optimize to optimize all the programs you are running or Boost to give more power to a single program.

You can also fine-tune individual processes, display a live view of the current workloads of all your processor cores and enhance the overall performance of your system with additional tools.
Instant one-click results

One-click Auto-Optimize intelligently assigns the load of all the programs you’re currently running to make best use of all your processor cores.

One-click Boost does the same for individual programs. Just select the program from the list and click Boost to give it more processor power.

B75
08-13-2008, 09:24 PM
I'll give it ago.

Dell XPS 630
-Intel Core2 Extreme processor E8300 (2.83GHz 1333FSB)
-2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 DIMMs
-320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
-nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
-WIN xp

weezy131
08-13-2008, 10:34 PM
CPU: Intel Q6600 (G0) 2.4 @ 3.0Ghz (1333 FSB) + ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
BOARD: Gigabyte P35 DS3L Rev.2
RAM: 4 GB (2 x 2GB) CORSAIR XMS2 DHX DDR2 (800) 4-4-4-12
HD: WDAAKS Caviar SE 750GB 7200 RPM Sata II 16MB
VIDEO: ATI 4850 (512 MB)
Drive: Sony DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive + NEC 2510A Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
PSU: Corsair TX650 Watts (Thermally controlled 120mm fan)
CASE: NZXT Apollo (black) See Thru Window/120MM Front Intake Fan, 120MM (Blue LED) Exaust Fan, 120MM (Blue LED) Side Fan

OS: Windows Vista x64 ULTIMATE + Windows XP X64 SP2
Monitor: Acer 1916W 19" Widescreen (1440x900)
Speakers: ALTEC LANSING VS4121BLK 31 Watts 2.1 Speakers
Mouse: Logitech G5 SE + Steelseries Qck Pad
Headset: Logitech Clearchat Headset (USB)
Keyboard: Logitech G15 (blue version)

Deathmatcher
08-14-2008, 12:08 AM
Desktop:
Heavily upgraded HP Pavilion A6110N desktop
A6110N:
http://www.pricescan.com/ItemImages/ImagesL/184720.jpg
-AMD Athlon 64X2 2.3Ghz.
-4gb of RAM.
-Winblows XP X64 edition--Downgraded from Winblows Vista--
-Geforce 9600 GTS.
-680 Watt PSU.
-320GB Seagate unknown

Laptop:
http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2006/04/17-macbook-pro.jpg
Early 2008 Apple Macbook Pro
-Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
-3gb of RAM.
-Winblow$ XP Pro 32. And Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard
-250Gb hard drie
-Geforce 8600M GT 512Mb VRAM.

Va5h
08-14-2008, 01:58 AM
Core2 e6600 @ 3.6ghz + Ninja Sythe CPU Cooler
2gb DDR2 PC-8500 Gskill
2x Visiontek HD4870 CrossfireX
Asus P5Q Deluxe
2 150gb Raptors RAID0
Hitachi 1TB (Storage)
750W PC Power + Cooling Stealth Quad PSU
Acer AL2416W (24")
Antec 900 Case

3DMark06: 17283

B75
08-14-2008, 03:47 AM
I'll give it ago.

Dell XPS 630
-Intel Core2 Extreme processor E8300 (2.83GHz 1333FSB)
-2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 DIMMs
-320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
-nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
-WIN xp

What do you guys think? Is it enough to run crysis? LOL or how about COD4?

ashrocks
08-14-2008, 03:50 AM
lol Josh is banned :P

Shape
08-14-2008, 04:10 AM
Rig - Make:
Home built

Processor:
Intel QX9770 Processor 3.2 ghz/1600mhz FSB

Motherboard:
Asus P5E3 Premium w/ X48 Chipset

Memory:
4gb Corsaire Dominator DDR3

Storage:
WD 300Gig 10,000rpm Velocirators x2 (Raid0)

Video Card:
Radeon HD 3870X2 (2 cards in Crossfire X)

Sound:
X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series Sound Card w/ Logitech Z-5500 505-watt 5.1 digital surround sound

Input:
Razer Lycosa Keyboard/Razer Lachesis 4000 dpi Mouse

Monitor:
Samsung 24" SyncMaster 2493HM

Case:
LIAN LI Armoursuit PC-P80

OS:
Vista64

PSU:
Antec True Power Quatro 1kw

9.8

I'd rate it a 9.9 or a 1o if you had two HD4870's in Crossfire.

lol Josh is banned :P


Ages ago!

kanibel
08-14-2008, 05:22 AM
CPU- E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
Mobo - Asus P5N-E SLI
Ram - 1 X 4Gb 667Mhz
Power- Desktop - 850W SilverStone ST85ZF
GPU - nVidia - MSI GF GTX 260 Overclocked

B75
08-15-2008, 03:31 AM
I'll give it ago.

Dell XPS 630
-Intel Core2 Extreme processor E8300 (2.83GHz 1333FSB)
-2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 DIMMs
-320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
-nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
-WIN xp

/needs rating

lol.

AlecJ32
08-15-2008, 07:00 AM
Rig - Make:
Home built

Processor:
Intel QX9770 Processor 3.2 ghz/1600mhz FSB

Motherboard:
Asus P5E3 Premium w/ X48 Chipset

Memory:
4gb Corsaire Dominator DDR3

Storage:
WD 300Gig 10,000rpm Velocirators x2 (Raid0)

Video Card:
Radeon HD 3870X2 (2 cards in Crossfire X)

Sound:
X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series Sound Card w/ Logitech Z-5500 505-watt 5.1 digital surround sound

Input:
Razer Lycosa Keyboard/Razer Lachesis 4000 dpi Mouse

Monitor:
Samsung 24" SyncMaster 2493HM

Case:
LIAN LI Armoursuit PC-P80

OS:
Vista64

PSU:
Antec True Power Quatro 1kw
9.6 out of 10.

My piece of ♥♥♥♥ compaq presario:

Running on XP (was originally ME haha)

AMD Duron 1.01GHz (when css is running CPU usage is 98-100%)

Gigabyte 2004 RZ motherboard (can't remember original one)
512mb ram (originally 128mb)
GeForce4 MX4000 64mb graphics (originally integrated)
Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
1x20gb (original) + 1x80gb hd (34gb free space)

17" Acer 60Hz LCD
Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
♥♥♥♥ty original compaq keyboard
LG DVD-RW Drive
256k DSL connection

Enough said.
5.2 out of 10.

Dell Dimension E510
Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHz
3GB Kingston DDR2 SDRAM
Seagate 160GB HDD
PNY 8600GT 512MB OC
19" Samsung SyncMaster Widescreen

Not the best, but it's about 4 years old. I'm saving for a new gaming rig because college is right around the corner. :D
7.1 out of 10

8600s were out that far back? o_O

Umm... I will rate it around 4/10? It looks like it can run some older strategies and source games, so that's about average.


Alright, now I'll submit another one - my latest build :)

- Antec Nine Hundred ATX Gaming Case
- CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
- ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
- Intel® Boxed Core 2 Quad Processor Q9450
- ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
- mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
- ATi Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
- LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
- SOYO Pearl 24" 1920x1200 LCD Monitor
- Logitech Wave Keyboard
- Logitech MX518 Mouse

EDIT: See http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696192 for more info.

9.5 out of 10.

I'll give it ago.

Dell XPS 630
-Intel Core2 Extreme processor E8300 (2.83GHz 1333FSB)
-2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 DIMMs
-320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
-nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
-WIN xp

9.0 out of 10.

CPU: Intel Q6600 (G0) 2.4 @ 3.0Ghz (1333 FSB) + ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
BOARD: Gigabyte P35 DS3L Rev.2
RAM: 4 GB (2 x 2GB) CORSAIR XMS2 DHX DDR2 (800) 4-4-4-12
HD: WDAAKS Caviar SE 750GB 7200 RPM Sata II 16MB
VIDEO: ATI 4850 (512 MB)
Drive: Sony DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive + NEC 2510A Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
PSU: Corsair TX650 Watts (Thermally controlled 120mm fan)
CASE: NZXT Apollo (black) See Thru Window/120MM Front Intake Fan, 120MM (Blue LED) Exaust Fan, 120MM (Blue LED) Side Fan

OS: Windows Vista x64 ULTIMATE + Windows XP X64 SP2
Monitor: Acer 1916W 19" Widescreen (1440x900)
Speakers: ALTEC LANSING VS4121BLK 31 Watts 2.1 Speakers
Mouse: Logitech G5 SE + Steelseries Qck Pad
Headset: Logitech Clearchat Headset (USB)
Keyboard: Logitech G15 (blue version)

9.3 out of 10.

Desktop:
Heavily upgraded HP Pavilion A6110N desktop
A6110N:
http://www.pricescan.com/ItemImages/ImagesL/184720.jpg
-AMD Athlon 64X2 2.3Ghz.
-4gb of RAM.
-Winblows XP X64 edition--Downgraded from Winblows Vista--
-Geforce 9600 GTS.
-680 Watt PSU.
-320GB Seagate unknown

If you still had Vista: 8.7 out of 10.
With XP x64 edition: 8.5 out of 10.

Laptop:
http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2006/04/17-macbook-pro.jpg
Early 2008 Apple Macbook Pro
-Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
-3gb of RAM.
-Winblow$ XP Pro 32. And Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard
-250Gb hard drie
-Geforce 8600M GT 512Mb VRAM.
8.6 out of 10.

Core2 e6600 @ 3.6ghz + Ninja Sythe CPU Cooler
2gb DDR2 PC-8500 Gskill
2x Visiontek HD4870 CrossfireX
Asus P5Q Deluxe
2 150gb Raptors RAID0
Hitachi 1TB (Storage)
750W PC Power + Cooling Stealth Quad PSU
Acer AL2416W (24")
Antec 900 Case

3DMark06: 17283

9.4 out of 10.

CPU- E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
Mobo - Asus P5N-E SLI
Ram - 1 X 4Gb 667Mhz
Power- Desktop - 850W SilverStone ST85ZF
GPU - nVidia - MSI GF GTX 260 Overclocked

9.4 out of 10.

ofc
08-15-2008, 07:56 AM
OS: Vista home premium, 64-bit
Cpu: Intel 6850, 3.0 Ghz duo core 1333 Mhz FSB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
Ram: 8 GB DDR, PC-8500, 1066 Mhz
Graphics: inno3D Geforce 8800 GT, 512 MB DDR3
Screen: Samcung Syncmaster 226BW (22")
Sound: Creative sound blaster x-fi xtreme gamer fatal1ty pro series
Headset: Sennheiser PC350
Mouse: Steelseries Ikari Laser
Mouse pad: Steelseries 4D

omikun
08-15-2008, 01:38 PM
E2180 @ 2.7GHz
2GB DDR2-800 @ 900MHz
8800GT 512MB
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB
Raidmax 530W
Gigabyte DS3L
20" LCD and Soyo 24" LCD
XP Pro 32-bit

Z{}{}M
08-16-2008, 02:33 AM
OS: WIN XP PRO SP3
CPU: Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2 PC-8000
MB: MSI P7N SLI Platinum
GPU: 2x 8800 GTS 640 SLI
HDD1: 2x WD Baracuda 320 GB Raid 0
HDD2: 1x WD Baracuda 500 GB
SND1: SB AUDIGY 2 ZS
SPK: Logitech Z-10 speakers
KB: Logitech Media KB
MOUSE: Logitech MX518
TFT: Samsung SyncMaster 245b 24" 1920x1200 5ms
PSU: Zalman ZM850-HP
CASE: Coolermaster Cosmos S + Watercooling setup


3DMARK 06 17566 Link (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7431923)
Cinebench 9.5 1911
Cinebench 10 12538

Goggalor
08-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Just finished building it. Still optimizing it. Here is what I got, followed by planed upgrades.

OS: Vista Home Premium x64 oem
CPU: Q6600 quad @ 2.4GHz oem
RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145175): 2GB of Corsair DDR2 800MHz
MOBO: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232) Asus P5N-D SLI
GPU (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3592056&CatId=3670): XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, PCI Express 2.0,
Soundcard: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102005) X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171025): Cooler Master Real Power Pro 550W.
Case: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119129&Tpk=mystique) Cooler master Mystique mid tower

Future upgrades, in this order:
2 more gigs of ram
PSU + 2nd 8800 GT
New cpu heat sink so I can overclock comfortably

NitrousX
08-29-2008, 06:18 PM
how about maxishine's system? I think he has the fastest computer on youtube.

QX9770 @ 4.2GHz, 8GB DDR3 2000MHz Corsair Dominator, XFX GeForce GTX 280 Tri-SLI, 790i Ultra, 4x150GB VelociRaptors in RAID 0, 2x 64GB SSD RAID 0, Lian Li v2000, 6 optical drives, 30" Dell 2560x1600 6ms response time, Vista Ultimate 64bit, Zalman Water Cooling system.

fstorm
08-29-2008, 11:12 PM
Antec 900 (case)
Diamond Radeon 4870
E8400
2x2gb OCZ Plat. 4-5-5-12
2x500gb HDD (Seagate Barricuda 32mb)
1x500gb HDD (Seagate Barricuda 16mb)
Asus P5K-E WiFi-AP Edition
OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU

22" Samsung Syncmaster 226BW

t4ct1c47
08-30-2008, 12:24 AM
OS: Vista home premium, 64-bit
Cpu: Intel 6850, 3.0 Ghz duo core 1333 Mhz FSB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
Ram: 8 GB DDR, PC-8500, 1066 Mhz
Graphics: inno3D Geforce 8800 GT, 512 MB DDR3
Screen: Samcung Syncmaster 226BW (22")
Sound: Creative sound blaster x-fi xtreme gamer fatal1ty pro series
Headset: Sennheiser PC350
Mouse: Steelseries Ikari Laser
Mouse pad: Steelseries 4D

It's possible to overclock the CPU more with better cooling.
There are much better soundcards you could get if you're running Vista. Look into the Asus Xonar.


E2180 @ 2.7GHz
2GB DDR2-800 @ 900MHz
8800GT 512MB
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB
Raidmax 530W
Gigabyte DS3L
20" LCD and Soyo 24" LCD
XP Pro 32-bit


A well balanced system.

OS: WIN XP PRO SP3
CPU: Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2 PC-8000
MB: MSI P7N SLI Platinum
GPU: 2x 8800 GTS 640 SLI
HDD1: 2x WD Baracuda 320 GB Raid 0
HDD2: 1x WD Baracuda 500 GB
SND1: SB AUDIGY 2 ZS
SPK: Logitech Z-10 speakers
KB: Logitech Media KB
MOUSE: Logitech MX518
TFT: Samsung SyncMaster 245b 24" 1920x1200 5ms
PSU: Zalman ZM850-HP
CASE: Coolermaster Cosmos S + Watercooling setup


3DMARK 06 17566 Link (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7431923)
Cinebench 9.5 1911
Cinebench 10 12538

A well balanced system but there are plenty of better audio cards out there.

how about maxishine's system? I think he has the fastest computer on youtube.

QX9770 @ 4.2GHz, 8GB DDR3 2000MHz Corsair Dominator, XFX GeForce GTX 280 Tri-SLI, 790i Ultra, 4x150GB VelociRaptors in RAID 0, 2x 64GB SSD RAID 0, Lian Li v2000, 6 optical drives, 30" Dell 2560x1600 6ms response time, Vista Ultimate 64bit, Zalman Water Cooling system.

Maxishine is a pretty sound guy. There are plenty of people on OCN (www.overclock.net) with higher spec systems and higher overclocks though. Nevertheless, Maxishine's systems usually end to be high end.

Antec 900 (case)
Diamond Radeon 4870
E8400
2x2gb OCZ Plat. 4-5-5-12
2x500gb HDD (Seagate Barricuda 32mb)
1x500gb HDD (Seagate Barricuda 16mb)
Asus P5K-E WiFi-AP Edition
OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU

22" Samsung Syncmaster 226BW

A well balanced system, although perhaps look into an audio card as the next upgrade.

BS_1
08-30-2008, 01:16 AM
Case = Antec P182SE
Motherboard = Biostar TA770 A2+
Processor = AMD Athlon X2 6000+
Video Card = Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 OC Edition
Power Supply = Apevia 520 watt ATX
Hard Drive = 320gb WD
RAM = 4x1gb A-Data DDR2 800
Monitor = Dell 20" E207WFP
Keyboard = Razer Lycosa
Mouse = Logitech G5
OS = Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

I think that's most of it...

t4ct1c47
08-30-2008, 01:23 AM
Case = Thermaltake Shark
Motherboard = Asus P5N32-E SLi
Processor = Intel Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz
Video Card = BFG 8800GT 512MB SLi @ 726/1609/1900
Power Supply = Tagan 900W
Hard Drive(s) = Seagate Barracuda 320GB (x2) RAID 0
RAM = 4GB Corsair XMS2 PC6400 @ 840Mhz
Monitor = Samsung 22" 226BW
Keyboard = Saitek Eclipse
Mouse = Razer Krait
OS = Windows Vista Business x64

ofc
08-30-2008, 09:20 AM
It's possible to overclock the CPU more with better cooling.
There are much better soundcards you could get if you're running Vista. Look into the Asus Xonar.


My system isnt OC'ed... ;)

Viper²
09-02-2008, 02:56 PM
Bump!

Case - Antec Twelve Hundred
Motherboard - Asus Maximus Formula
Processor - Intel Q6600 @ 3.7GHz
Video Card - Leadtek GTX280 @ 724/1255/1558 (GPU/Memory/Shader)
Power Supply - Be Quiet! 1000W
Hard Drive(s) - Samsung F1 500GB x2
Memory - 4GB GeIL 8500C5 1066MHz Black Dragon EVO ONE DDR2
Monitor - Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP
Mouse - Razer Lachesis
Keyboard - Logitech G15 V2
OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64

cybris
09-02-2008, 08:23 PM
3.1 Wolfdale c2d
Evga 780i
Corsair Dominators 800mhz
Palit gtx 260 in sli
Fatality 7.1 sc
PC Power & Cooling 750w
Thermaltake Mozart
Scythe 4ch fan ctrl
Scythe 2ch fan ctrl
Media Card reader with 2ch fan ctrl
Lite-On dvd burner
Noctua cpu h/f


http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/9759/img4931ow5.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5126/img4946ce8.jpg

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1747/img4974pp6.jpg

G3rain1
09-02-2008, 08:43 PM
Core2 Duo E6600 OC @ 3Ghz
2GB DDR2 @ 800Mhz Dual channel mode
Asus P5K / Intel P35 chipset
Geforce 7900GS
XP (SP3) / Vista Ultimate 32 (SP1) (Dual boot on separate physical drives)

[GT]HaX^
09-02-2008, 09:00 PM
C2D e8400 @ 3Ghz
4Gb (2x2Gb) DDR2 @ 1066Mhz Dual Channel
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L
VisionTek ATi Radeon 4870
1 Tb (2x500Gb) Western Digital @ 7200 RPM
Hauppage WinTV-HVR 1800 TV Tuner
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit (SP1)
Corsair-HX 550W PSU
ViewSonic 22" LCD WideScreen Monitor

The computer above me compared to mine I'd give it a 6/10.

Andrew1990
09-02-2008, 10:02 PM
AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0GHz
Scythe Katana II CPU Cooler
4096mb PC5300 D9 Micron (1GBx4) DDR2
Gigabyte Nforce 570 SLI Motherboard
XFX Geforce 9600GSO 384mb Video Card
120GB ATA133 Hard Drive
250GB SATAII Hard Drive
Windows Vista Ultimate X64
HEC Raptor500 PSU
Samsung DVD burner SATAII
Acer 19" Widescreen Monitor (1680x1050)

100%ENJOY
09-11-2008, 02:06 PM
what you think of this spec

i will be playing dod 1.3 plus cs .16 plus some source dods and css plus cod4 thats about it really

Thanks

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 ~3GHz
Mobo: Asus P5K-E Wifi-AP (P35 Chipset)
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS 2 PC6400
GFX: XFX GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB GDDR3
Sound: Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer
HDD1: 74Gb WD Raptor 10000rpm SATA
HDD2: 160GB Seagate Barracuda SATA
DVD: LiteON DVDRW Drive + Lightscribe
PSU: Coolermaster Xtreme Gamer 650W
Case: NZXT Lexa Blackline (neon blue lighting)

AlecJ32
09-11-2008, 02:09 PM
To be honest, that's over kill if those are the only games you play.

It's a good system by current standards, though. Should play anything you want.

Dustenza
09-11-2008, 02:16 PM
what you think of this spec

i will be playing dod 1.3 plus cs .16 plus some source dods and css plus cod4 thats about it really

Thanks

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 ~3GHz
Mobo: Asus P5K-E Wifi-AP (P35 Chipset)
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS 2 PC6400
GFX: XFX GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB GDDR3
Sound: Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer
HDD1: 74Gb WD Raptor 10000rpm SATA
HDD2: 160GB Seagate Barracuda SATA
DVD: LiteON DVDRW Drive + Lightscribe
PSU: Coolermaster Xtreme Gamer 650W
Case: NZXT Lexa Blackline (neon blue lighting)

How about u play a game that will actually give you your moneys worth like Crysis...

Your system rocks, 9.0 in my book! DOD 1.3 FTW!!!

AlecJ32
09-11-2008, 02:29 PM
How about u play a game that will actually give you your moneys worth like Crysis...

Or 3D Mark Vantage while you're at it.:rolleyes:

Baron_Fel
09-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Q6600 G0 @ 3Ghz for now
P5Q
2x2GB DDR2 1066 RAM
7900GTX
2 DVD burners
1 Samsung spinpoint F1 1TB HDD
1 random 300GB HDD
Thermaltake 680W

peripherals:
Acer X241W
Logitech Z-5500
Logitech G15 rev. 2
Logitech MX Revolution

I recently replaced my Asus a8n SLI Deluxe/4600+/2x1GB DDR RAM, what do I get now?

All I need now is a new gfx card and this setup will be teh awesome.

NitrousX
09-11-2008, 03:26 PM
What about mine?

Processor:
Intel Core 2 E6750 @ 3.88GHz
Memory:
2GB DDR2-800
Hard Drive:
1TB Total
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB x 2 SLI (Core 811 MHz / RAM 1090 MHz)
Monitor:
Acer X223W 22" Widescreen 5ms
Sound Card:
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Speakers/Headphones:
SteelSound 5HV2 Headset
Keyboard:
Saitek Eclipse II
Mouse:
Logitech G5
Mouse Surface:
SteelSeries QCK+
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional SP2
Motherboard:
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
Computer Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black ATX

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=416447

100%ENJOY
09-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Or 3D Mark Vantage while you're at it.:rolleyes:

im on holidays now.. when im home ill run it and post up some results,,

and i plan on playing some newish games also .. but still love playing dod 1.3 and so on :)

Orl
09-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Intel Pentium 4 630
2.5GB RAM DDR2
Nvidia 8800gt 512mb
17" CRT maximum resolution 1152x864 75hz
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit



Yes, I am still gaming on a Pentium 4, call me crazy.

glasforex
09-11-2008, 04:35 PM
Intel Core2Quad Q9300
ASUS Striker 2 Formula
Gigabyte Geforce 9800GX2 1GB
4GB DDR2 Muskin FrostByte Exterme
2x500GB, 1x 400GB hard drive
Creative X-Fi Platinum Fatality Champion Series
LG BluRay Writer & HD-DVD ROM
Chieftech Big Tower - Blue
Chieftech 750W PSU
----------------------------
Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit

cola1234
09-11-2008, 06:33 PM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHZ
Asus M2V-MX-SE Micro Am2
Sapphire HD3870 512mb 777-core 1.2-mem
2gb Gskill 800mhz
1x320GB sata 1x160GB IDE
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer(non fatality)
Lite-on DVD-RW Lightscribe
550W Rosewill Performance Edition
19" Widescreen Samsung 941BW 1440x900
Windows Vista Ulitmate 32bit
Is it good??? :D!

Target123
09-12-2008, 12:25 AM
I just build this PC.

My PC case are Cooler Master Stacker 830 NVIDIA Edition, This case I won last year NVidia's everyday giveaway contest. So I feel very guilty for put in Ati Card. -_-

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
ASUS P5N-D
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB
4GB OCZ Platinum DDR2 800 RAM
1x500GB, 1x 250GB hard drive
LG and Sony DVD ROM
Cooler Master Stacker 830 NVIDIA Edition
OCZ Gamers Extreme 600W PSU
AverMedia TVHD A180 Digital TV Tuner
----------------------------
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

Super Slug
09-12-2008, 02:43 AM
All very nice rigs indeed, heres mine that I bought a few weeks ago:

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 overclocked at 4GHz
Asus Maximus x38 Mobo
HIS Radeon HD 4870 512MB
2x2 DDR2 dual channel memory
500GB Hardr drive
Sony DVD Rom
Antec 900 gamers case
850w PSU
X-FI Xtreme gamer sound card

Vista Premium 64bit

Scholzpdx
09-26-2008, 04:23 AM
All very nice rigs indeed, heres mine that I bought a few weeks ago:

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 overclocked at 4GHz
Asus Maximus x38 Mobo
HIS Radeon HD 4870 512MB
2x2 DDR2 dual channel memory
500GB Hardr drive
Sony DVD Rom
Antec 900 gamers case
850w PSU
X-FI Xtreme gamer sound card

Vista Premium 64bit

Much more pricey than mine. 9.5/10.

Anyone care to rate my upgrades?

AMD x2 4200+ s939
4GB PC3200
Sapphire HD3850 512mb
200GB Seagate
80GB Maxtor
Dual DVD Light-Scribe burners
Soundblaster Audigy Gamer PCI 24-bit
Raidmax 530w Modular
Antec P180 ATX Silver
Vista Ultimate x64

Pulsar
09-26-2008, 04:42 AM
Mine updated:

Q6600 G0 @ 3.1Ghz Currently
4GB (4x1GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 4-4-4-12
XFX nForce 680i LT SLi
Gainward Bliss 8800GTS G92 512 @ 9800GTX Speeds (soon to be SLi)
700Watt PSU Tripple 12v 58A total
Normal Gaming Case (Kandalf LCS or Antec 1200 soon)
500GB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache
22" TFT 1680x1050 5MS 1100:1
G15 + MX518

Omabile
09-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Sorry I'm not rating that, but could you tell me how good you find that mobo (or anyone else for that matter)?

I just ordered one.

Pulsar
09-26-2008, 02:12 PM
Sorry I'm not rating that, but could you tell me how good you find that mobo (or anyone else for that matter)?

I just ordered one.

My Motherboard?

Omabile
09-26-2008, 02:17 PM
Yeah :) that's it, any good in your opinion?

Pulsar
09-26-2008, 02:54 PM
Its worked perfect so far. trying to get my OC right on my CPU, Ive got it to 3.4 then it had issues (randomly) then 3.3 then it had issues (randomly)then 3.2 and then 3.1 stable, but thats just me being half arsed lol

So far all good. Good budget board.

Wu-TanG21
10-26-2008, 06:00 AM
Cooler Master Cosmos S
Cooler Master Real Power 700W
Q9450 @ 3.6 GHz / Scythe Mugen
Asus P5E X38
Kingston HyperX 4GB PC2-8500 @ 900MHz 1:1 4-4-4-12
ATI Sapphire 3870X2 (Waiting for the new ATI series)
2x Pioneer DVR-215D
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 3,5"
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
Creative X-Fi Titanium Professional
Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Samsung 226CW
Saitek Eclipse
Logitech MX518 / QPAD UC X-Large
Logitech Z-2300

Mason
11-30-2008, 06:01 PM
Rate mine please.

Windows XP Professional SP3
Cooler Master Centurion 532
Antec Earthwatts 380
Gigabyte EP43-DS3L*
Intel E5200*
2GB DDR2 800
Asus HD4850 TOP*

160GB Western Digital HDD
Lite-On DVD Burner

19" Viewsonic LCD
Logitech X-530
Dell keyboard
Logitech G3

*I ordered these parts and I should be getting them this week. I am upgrading from: Biostar P4M900M4, Pentium 4 3ghz, 8600GT. :D

Baron_Fel
11-30-2008, 07:01 PM
Cooler Master Cosmos S
Cooler Master Real Power 700W
Q9450 @ 3.6 GHz / Scythe Mugen
Asus P5E X38
Kingston HyperX 4GB PC2-8500 @ 900MHz 1:1 4-4-4-12
ATI Sapphire 3870X2 (Waiting for the new ATI series)
2x Pioneer DVR-215D
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 3,5"
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
Creative X-Fi Titanium Professional
Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Samsung 226CW
Saitek Eclipse
Logitech MX518 / QPAD UC X-Large
Logitech Z-2300

9.5/10, nice build. Could use a monitor and graphics upgrade, that would make it like 9.7/10.

I doubt youll read this anytime soon, but how is that Cosmos S? I just ordered one for $150 (well, $190, shipping/tax is a ♥♥♥♥♥). Nice case?

Cloud*7
11-30-2008, 09:47 PM
Rate mine please.

Windows XP Professional SP3
Cooler Master Centurion 532
Antec Earthwatts 380
Gigabyte EP43-DS3L*
Intel E5200*
2GB DDR2 800
Asus HD4850 TOP*

160GB Western Digital HDD
Lite-On DVD Burner

19" Viewsonic LCD
Logitech X-530
Dell keyboard
Logitech G3

*I ordered these parts and I should be getting them this week. I am upgrading from: Biostar P4M900M4, Pentium 4 3ghz, 8600GT. :D

7/10 considering there are far faster processors than yours out in the market. Still a nice build. If you oced that processor to 3.0ghz or above, I give it a 7.5/10.

Cloud*7
11-30-2008, 09:52 PM
Core2 Duo E6600 OC @ 3Ghz
2GB DDR2 @ 800Mhz Dual channel mode
Asus P5K / Intel P35 chipset
Geforce 7900GS
XP (SP3) / Vista Ultimate 32 (SP1) (Dual boot on separate physical drives)

6.5/10, weak video card, decent amount of ram, and OS...

upgrade all 3 and I see a solid 8/10

AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0GHz
Scythe Katana II CPU Cooler
4096mb PC5300 D9 Micron (1GBx4) DDR2
Gigabyte Nforce 570 SLI Motherboard
XFX Geforce 9600GSO 384mb Video Card
120GB ATA133 Hard Drive
250GB SATAII Hard Drive
Windows Vista Ultimate X64
HEC Raptor500 PSU
Samsung DVD burner SATAII
Acer 19" Widescreen Monitor (1680x1050)

5.7/10

processor and weak video card...Could do better on the monitor, PSU, and harddrive.

OS: Vista home premium, 64-bit
Cpu: Intel 6850, 3.0 Ghz duo core 1333 Mhz FSB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
Ram: 8 GB DDR, PC-8500, 1066 Mhz
Graphics: inno3D Geforce 8800 GT, 512 MB DDR3
Screen: Samcung Syncmaster 226BW (22")
Sound: Creative sound blaster x-fi xtreme gamer fatal1ty pro series
Headset: Sennheiser PC350
Mouse: Steelseries Ikari Laser
Mouse pad: Steelseries 4D

8.5/10 nice solid build.

CPU- E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
Mobo - Asus P5N-E SLI
Ram - 1 X 4Gb 667Mhz
Power- Desktop - 850W SilverStone ST85ZF
GPU - nVidia - MSI GF GTX 260 Overclocked


8.4/10



E2180 @ 2.7GHz
2GB DDR2-800 @ 900MHz
8800GT 512MB
Samsung Spinpoint 500GB
Raidmax 530W
Gigabyte DS3L
20" LCD and Soyo 24" LCD
XP Pro 32-bit


7.2/10


Just finished building it. Still optimizing it. Here is what I got, followed by planed upgrades.

OS: Vista Home Premium x64 oem
CPU: Q6600 quad @ 2.4GHz oem
RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145175): 2GB of Corsair DDR2 800MHz
MOBO: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232) Asus P5N-D SLI
GPU (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3592056&CatId=3670): XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, PCI Express 2.0,
Soundcard: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102005) X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171025): Cooler Master Real Power Pro 550W.
Case: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119129&Tpk=mystique) Cooler master Mystique mid tower

Future upgrades, in this order:
2 more gigs of ram
PSU + 2nd 8800 GT
New cpu heat sink so I can overclock comfortably

7.9/10

Mason
11-30-2008, 09:55 PM
7/10 considering there are far faster processors than yours out in the market. Still a nice build. If you oced that processor to 3.0ghz or above, I give it a 7.5/10.

I plan on OCing it once I get the parts later this week. It should easily hit much more than 3.0ghz.

the_schlock
12-01-2008, 03:24 AM
I kinda feel like a jerk posting this, but I just put it together and spent a lot of money doing so, thus I'm quite proud of my upgrade from an old FX-60 system.

Core i7 965 4.0 GHz
6GB 3x2 Corair XMS Triple Channel DDR3 1600
ASUS P6T Deluxe
PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer
Creative X-Fi ExtremeMusic
ATi 4870x2
OCZ 32GB SSD for OS
WD 150GB Raptor for Games
Seagate 250GB for other apps and media
Seagate 750GB for additional media and video editing cache

SmudgePot
12-01-2008, 03:32 AM
LIAN LI PC-A05B (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112130)
PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009)
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358)
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132)
Vigor Monsoon III LT (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835702007)
mushkin XP ASCENT 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146789)
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801)
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136260) x2 in Raid 0
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284) mirroring my raid array and pron storage partition
SAMSUNG 22x DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171)

Misc: Akasa Acoustic Absorption Mat, Lian-Li PCI Cooling Kit Model BS-03, Non fray cable sleeving, 3-1 Heat shrink

I am currently stability testing for my 24/7 OC and finishing up minor case mods and general tidying up. I am only going to run a mild OC with a 1.34Vcore 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz. I am not going to suicide run this cpu for OC bragging rights. Once I have my memory timings to my liking I will post benchies and upload the build blog and pictures.

The parts minus the harddrives which I already had ran me a little under $950 taxed and shipped. I will be adding another 4870 once I decide on a new monitor.

lhwj
12-01-2008, 05:54 AM
I kinda feel like a jerk posting this, but I just put it together and spent a lot of money doing so, thus I'm quite proud of my upgrade from an old FX-60 system.

Core i7 965 4.0 GHz
6GB 3x2 Corair XMS Triple Channel DDR3 1600
ASUS P6T Deluxe
PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer
Creative X-Fi ExtremeMusic
ATi 4870x2
OCZ 32GB SSD for OS
WD 150GB Raptor for Games
Seagate 250GB for other apps and media
Seagate 750GB for additional media and video editing cache

You shouldn't be shy of you nice i7 system. 9.5!

LIAN LI PC-A05B (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112130)
PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009)
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358)
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132)
Vigor Monsoon III LT (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835702007)
mushkin XP ASCENT 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146789)
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801)
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136260) x2 in Raid 0
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284) mirroring my raid array and pron storage partition
SAMSUNG 22x DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171)

Misc: Akasa Acoustic Absorption Mat, Lian-Li PCI Cooling Kit Model BS-03, Non fray cable sleeving, 3-1 Heat shrink



Nice system, I wonder what resolution are you playing at though. 9.1.

Will somebody please rate my new three week old budget build?

E7300 at stock speed
G31M Gigabyte motherboard
4 GB Corsair 667MHz DDR2 RAM
500 GB Seagate 7200.11 hard disk
Corsair 400W CX
Asus 4850 512 MB
Asus Micro ATX casing
Two monitors, one 19 inch 1440x900, another 17 inch 1280x1024
Windows Vista Home Basic 64 bit

Luke

finkypoo
12-01-2008, 08:23 AM
put together on the cheap as my laptop died and i found this mobo for 20 dollars at the little local pc shop on clearance.

Asus M2A-VM mobo ($20)

AMD x2 6000+ ($60)

4 Gig of corsair ddr2 ram 2gx2 ($60)

evga 9600 gt ($110)

500 gb hitatchi hd (present)

500 watt antec psu ($90)

SO about 400 bucks. Not too shabby for a machine tht runs crysis fine on med in dx10. also got vista home prem 64 bit from an uncle with a multi liscence :)

4TW|Ryle
12-01-2008, 08:59 AM
schlock, 9.7.. (kickass SSD). would of been a 10/10 if you had another X2, but i understand quad isnt much use in games.

SmudgePot, 8.6.. same case as me :). your raid velociraptors make up some for your dual-core, but i dont understand why you spent near 500$ for your raid and only spent sub 150$ for your CPU ~_~

lhwj, 8.0.. very capable midsystem, balanced parts, 7300 goes well with a 4850.

finkypoo, 7.5.. the AMD dual-core is a dying breed, but great for a budget build. your system is also balanced. 6000+ goes well with a 9600GT



my system is over a year old now (except the velociraptor, upgraded from a 150GB raptor). dont plan on a new build until AMD/NVDA come out with a new chip which i think will be 2009 summer.

ASUS P5N32-E SLI plus
Q6600
2x 8800GT
2x2GB patriot DDR2 800 PC26400
300gb velociraptor
500gb WD storage
corsair HX620W
xfi xtrememusic (a first gen xfi card)
logitech Z5500 5.1
Sony FW900 24" 16:10 CRT
lian li a05b

slayvus
12-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Intel Core i7 920 OC'd to 3.3GHz
Patriot 3x1GB DDR3-1333
MSI X58 Platinum CrossFire Only MoBo
8800GTX
2x250GB SeaGate SATA II 16MB Cache RAID-0
NSpirePower(From NSpireGear) XtremePower 750W
X-Fi XtremeGamer
Creative Fatal1ty Headset
Acer 24" Widescreen 16:10 8ms LCD
Antec 900 4 120mm Fans 1 200mm Fan

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb94/killer_cheese/SANY0347.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb94/killer_cheese/SANY0356.jpg

SmudgePot
12-01-2008, 12:35 PM
schlock, 9.7.. (kickass SSD). would of been a 10/10 if you had another X2, but i understand quad isnt much use in games.

SmudgePot, 8.6.. same case as me :). your raid velociraptors make up some for your dual-core, but i dont understand why you spent near 500$ for your raid and only spent sub 150$ for your CPU ~_~



my system is over a year old now (except the velociraptor, upgraded from a 150GB raptor). dont plan on a new build until AMD/NVDA come out with a new chip which i think will be 2009 summer.

ASUS P5N32-E SLI plus
Q6600
2x 8800GT
2x2GB patriot DDR2 800 PC26400
300gb velociraptor
500gb WD storage
corsair HX620W
xfi xtrememusic (a first gen xfi card)
logitech Z5500 5.1
Sony FW900 24" 16:10 CRT
lian li a05b

I already had the harddrives from a previous build which I sold. The reason I went with the E7300 is its a hold me over until I buy a new quad with my tax return. Right now I am running Vista64SP1 and gaming at 1680x1050, but I will be upgrading my monitor at tax time also.

hanzomo
12-01-2008, 02:35 PM
I plan on OCing it once I get the parts later this week. It should easily hit much more than 3.0ghz.

Yea and see your performance/benchmarks soar high...

I think i saw the e5200 oced at 3.2ghz have 10 more fps in Crysis compared to the E8500 @stock. That's good..

Baron_Fel
12-01-2008, 03:29 PM
E7300 at stock speed
G31M Gigabyte motherboard
4 GB Corsair 667MHz DDR2 RAM
500 GB Seagate 7200.11 hard disk
Corsair 400W CX
Asus 4850 512 MB
Asus Micro ATX casing
Two monitors, one 19 inch 1440x900, another 17 inch 1280x1024
Windows Vista Home Basic 64 bit


7.8/10

Most the components that matter are great, but the G31 and micro ATX case suck. RAM is functional but not great. And I dont like multi monitor setups, especially with small monitors.

But hey those things are easily upgraded, its whats inside that counts :D

lhwj
12-01-2008, 07:55 PM
Firstly I am at university and I live in a small room, so space really matters, hence the micro ATX case. I also have to move this around for storage during the summer when I go back home halfway around the world. Besides it was really cheap, just over £20 and it's very solid as well.

So I needed a micro ATX motherboard as well, my PC at home had this particular model and it worked well so why not buy it? It was cheap as well (£39) and I was on a tight budget, so it was ideal. I bought it with full knowledge of the 4 GB RAM limitation, but I also read a review where they found no performance difference between the G31 and the P45 but I can't find it now.

As for the RAM, I initially ordered 800 MHz RAM, but they emailed me on a Thursday afternoon saying that it was out of stock. In my haste to get my parts on Friday (which they did) I chose 667 MHz for the same price instead, thinking that they wouldn't matter. Anyway DDR2 RAM is dirt cheap now so I could upgrade later but I don't think I have to.

I got the 17 inch from eBay for only £25 and I thought it would arrive today when I was posting the message but I was disappointed to find that the parcel was actually the processor for my friend. I found multiple monitors a joy to work with when I hooked mine to my laptop and used both displays.

Luke

Jerry*Garcia
12-01-2008, 09:31 PM
my computer specs

amd phenom 9500 2.2ghz
3 gigs ddr2 samsung ram
western digital 500 gig hd
sapphire ati 4870 512mb
antec earthwatts 500 watt psu
22"gateway lcd monitor
Klipsch THX speakers
logitech g5 gaming mouse
logitech precision gaming headset

lhwj
12-02-2008, 02:03 PM
my computer specs

amd phenom 9500 2.2ghz
3 gigs ddr2 samsung ram
western digital 500 gig hd
sapphire ati 4870 512mb
antec earthwatts 500 watt psu
22"gateway lcd monitor
Klipsch THX speakers
logitech g5 gaming mouse
logitech precision gaming headset

I'd say 9.0. The quad core Phenom is nice, too bad it's a Gateway that means you can't overclock it.

Luke

Baron_Fel
12-02-2008, 02:08 PM
As for the RAM, I initially ordered 800 MHz RAM, but they emailed me on a Thursday afternoon saying that it was out of stock. In my haste to get my parts on Friday (which they did) I chose 667 MHz for the same price instead, thinking that they wouldn't matter. Anyway DDR2 RAM is dirt cheap now so I could upgrade later but I don't think I have to.


It really doesnt matter, differences you could probably see only through benchmarks.

And I dont think the G31 will do much OCing but hey if it works it works. No need to spend tons a good mobo if you dont need its features.

Ive never actually used a multi monitor setup myself, it just seems like having a divide down the center would be an inconvenience.

ShowSStopper
12-21-2008, 03:47 PM
What about mine?

XPS 630
Intel Core 2 Quad q6600
Dual ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB, and Nvidia PhysX Accelerator
8GB of Ram
Vista 64 Bit SP1
750GB Hard drive with Dual Drives 48x combo.

rotNdude
12-21-2008, 04:01 PM
What about mine?

XPS 630
Intel Core 2 Quad q6600
Dual ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB, and Nvidia PhysX Accelerator
8GB of Ram
Vista 64 Bit SP1
750GB Hard drive with Dual Drives 48x combo.

9.2 out of 10.

Shifter
12-22-2008, 12:10 AM
e6300 @ 3.0Ghz
BFG 7600GT
Gigabyte DS3 (rev 1.0)
2GB Crucial Ballistik
WD 160GB SATA II, WD 250GB SATA II
XP
19 inch 1440x900
razer diamondback
razer goliathus speed (x large)
dell standard keyboard
cheap Sennheiser headphones

Over 2 years old now :(

CoDkiller
12-22-2008, 01:31 AM
Please rate mine. I just got it today!!!:)

* Intel(R) Core i7 920
* ASUS P6T Deluxe (Intel X58 チップセット)
* 3GB(1GBx3) Corsair TR3X3G1333C9 G
* 640GB S-ATA 7200rpm ハードディスク
* GTX 260 plus
* DVD スーパーマルチ
* CoolerMaster CM690 ミドルタワーケース
* Seasonic SS-700HM 700W

Scholzpdx
12-22-2008, 02:01 AM
Just did some upgrades. Be easy, this is a budget minded build :)

Intel Q8200 OC'ed to 2.45ghz
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L ATX Motherboard
4GB Patriot DDR2 800 CL5
Sapphire Radeon 3850 512mb
Soundblaster Audigy Gamer 24-bit
Seagate 200gb SATA HDD, 80gb IDE HDD
Antect Power Trio 550w PSU
Antec P180

wilt0njh
12-22-2008, 04:40 AM
My newish build (Watercooling is on the way! :p)

Intel Q8200 OC'd to 2.6, moar to come when I get a thermaltake ultra or watercooling.
Asus P5Q Premium Mobo
4 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2, 1066mhz
Powercolor ATi 4870 512mb (With the world's worst stock cooler profile ever. Hence the watercooling soon.)
Razer Barracuda AC-1 sound card
Samsung 1TB Sata HDD
Corsair 620w Modular PSU
Gigabyte 3d Aurora case
2x 22" Screens, one 16:9 and one 16:10
and I'm running Vista x64 ultimate. It was at someone elses' expense, but yes, before anyone says, I know that you gain pretty much nothing over Home.
Thanks for any ratings :)

Roboturner
12-22-2008, 06:29 AM
Soon to be bought:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz with Zalman 9500A Cooler
8GB (4 x 2GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
ASUS M3A78 AM2/AM2+ Motherboard
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Western Digital Caviar 640GB Hard Drive
BFG 680W LS Series
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit
Raidmax Smilidon Mid-Tower Case


This thing is going to be a huge upgrade from:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
2GB (2 x 1GB) ADATA DDR2 800
MSI KVGM9 MicroATX Motherboard
XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX Edition
Western Digital Caviar 80GB Hard Drive
Sunbeam Arylic Case

Shifter
12-22-2008, 07:22 AM
I tihnk you are supposed to rate the person before you before you post your own.....

ShowSStopper
12-22-2008, 02:10 PM
9.2 out of 10.

Guess that's good then, thanks!

rotNdude
12-22-2008, 02:31 PM
e6300 @ 3.0Ghz
BFG 7600GT
Gigabyte DS3 (rev 1.0)
2GB Crucial Ballistik
WD 160GB SATA II, WD 250GB SATA II
XP
19 inch 1440x900
razer diamondback
razer goliathus speed (x large)
dell standard keyboard
cheap Sennheiser headphones

Over 2 years old now :(

8.4 out of 10. You're right, it's old. The video card really isn't very good for the CPU you have.

Please rate mine. I just got it today!!!:)

* Intel(R) Core i7 920
* ASUS P6T Deluxe (Intel X58 チップセット)
* 3GB(1GBx3) Corsair TR3X3G1333C9 G
* 640GB S-ATA 7200rpm ハードディスク
* GTX 260 plus
* DVD スーパーマルチ
* CoolerMaster CM690 ミドルタワーケース
* Seasonic SS-700HM 700W

9.4 out of 10. Better video card would have helped.

Just did some upgrades. Be easy, this is a budget minded build :)

Intel Q8200 OC'ed to 2.45ghz
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L ATX Motherboard
4GB Patriot DDR2 800 CL5
Sapphire Radeon 3850 512mb
Soundblaster Audigy Gamer 24-bit
Seagate 200gb SATA HDD, 80gb IDE HDD
Antect Power Trio 550w PSU
Antec P180

9.1 out of 10. Older video card and CPU.

My newish build (Watercooling is on the way! :p)

Intel Q8200 OC'd to 2.6, moar to come when I get a thermaltake ultra or watercooling.
Asus P5Q Premium Mobo
4 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2, 1066mhz
Powercolor ATi 4870 512mb (With the world's worst stock cooler profile ever. Hence the watercooling soon.)
Razer Barracuda AC-1 sound card
Samsung 1TB Sata HDD
Corsair 620w Modular PSU
Gigabyte 3d Aurora case
2x 22" Screens, one 16:9 and one 16:10
and I'm running Vista x64 ultimate. It was at someone elses' expense, but yes, before anyone says, I know that you gain pretty much nothing over Home.
Thanks for any ratings :)

9.3 out of 10. Nice video card, but the CPU is older.

Soon to be bought:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz with Zalman 9500A Cooler
8GB (4 x 2GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
ASUS M3A78 AM2/AM2+ Motherboard
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Western Digital Caviar 640GB Hard Drive
BFG 680W LS Series
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit
Raidmax Smilidon Mid-Tower Case


This thing is going to be a huge upgrade from:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
2GB (2 x 1GB) ADATA DDR2 800
MSI KVGM9 MicroATX Motherboard
XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX Edition
Western Digital Caviar 80GB Hard Drive
Sunbeam Arylic Case

9.1 out of 10. Good video card, but the CPU is rather dated.

Guess that's good then, thanks!

You're welcome. It's all based on how well the games run for you.

veritas310
12-22-2008, 02:54 PM
Here is my custom-build PC from a few months ago, let me know what you think. Thanks :)!

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe / WiFi-AP Socket775
Intel Core 2 Extreme QC9650 3.0Ghz
4GB OCZ PC3-10666 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth DDR3
ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB GDDR4
Seagate SATA 500GB 5400RPM HD
Lite-On DH-20A4P-04 SuperAllwrite OEM DVD Burner
ViewSonic VA2026w 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5ms, 1000:1, WSXGA+ 1680x1050
CoolerMaster Stack 830
CM 1000-Watt PSU
Razer Reclusa
Razer DeathAdder
Razer Megalodon (Q1 2009)
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

Let me know, thanks :)!

Mike
veritas et aequitas

slayvus
12-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Update on my system:

Intel Core i7 920 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202) @ 3.6GHz 20*180
Currently using 3x1GB of DDR3-1333 getting 3x2GB of G.Skill PI Black DDR3-1600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231238)
MSI X58 Platinum (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130216) Motherboard
Antec True Power Quattro 850 PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009)
VisionTek HD 4870 X2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129114)
Antec 900 Case
2x250 GB SeaGate 16MB Cache SATA II in RAID-0
Acer 24" Widescreen AL2416W (http://reviews.cnet.com/Acer_AL2416W_flat_panel_display_TFT_24/4507-3174_7-31524949.html?tag=mncol;psum)
Windows Vista x86, will install x64 when I get the 6GB tomorrow.

Phosphor94
12-22-2008, 03:01 PM
My christmas present


Case: Antec 900
Ram: 4G Kit-800(2x2G) Kingston
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L
Video: ASUS 896M GTX260
HD: W.D. SATA 640G
PSU: Seasonic S12 Energy+ 550W
CPU: E8400
Optical Drive: SATA Pioneer 216 DVDRW
Network Card: D-link PCI DWA-510


Will have Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit Edition tomorrow.

Gingermadman
12-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Amd Athlon 64 4200x2 OC to 2.7ghz.
8800GTS
2gb of Corsair 800mhz ram.
500gb *32mb* seagate harddrive. (sounds like it's dying a month since I bought it :P)
Onboard realtek HD audio output is all I can find for sound.
Windows XP pro SP 3
GeForce6100SM-M2
550W HEC power supply.

CoDkiller
12-22-2008, 06:53 PM
9.4 out of 10. Better video card would have helped.

Yeah, a wanted the GTX 280 but it was like extra $350. Really crazy :(. The guy at the shop told me the GTX 260+ had 216 SP so it was between the normal GTX 260 and the GTX 280. Anyway I guess a 9.4/10 is not so bad after all :).

Thanks.

masta121
12-22-2008, 07:05 PM
What about my setup right here

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Socket AM2) @2.2 Ghz
HIS ATI Radeon 4850 Ice-Q
2GB PC-5300 DDR2
250GB Seagate HDD
650W PSU
Windows Vista HP
Nvidia Nforce 430/6150LE

Getting kind of old now, but I'm pretty sure my CPU performs just as well as an Intel E4300 or E6320.

AlecJ32
12-22-2008, 07:38 PM
Darn, I'm way behind on rating these things.

Here is my custom-build PC from a few months ago, let me know what you think. Thanks :)!

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe / WiFi-AP Socket775
Intel Core 2 Extreme QC9650 3.0Ghz
4GB OCZ PC3-10666 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth DDR3
ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB GDDR4
Seagate SATA 500GB 5400RPM HD
Lite-On DH-20A4P-04 SuperAllwrite OEM DVD Burner
ViewSonic VA2026w 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5ms, 1000:1, WSXGA+ 1680x1050
CoolerMaster Stack 830
CM 1000-Watt PSU
Razer Reclusa
Razer DeathAdder
Razer Megalodon (Q1 2009)
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

Let me know, thanks :)!

Mike
veritas et aequitas

A 9.1 or something.

Update on my system:

Intel Core i7 920 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202) @ 3.6GHz 20*180
Currently using 3x1GB of DDR3-1333 getting 3x2GB of G.Skill PI Black DDR3-1600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231238)
MSI X58 Platinum (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130216) Motherboard
Antec True Power Quattro 850 PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009)
VisionTek HD 4870 X2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129114)
Antec 900 Case
2x250 GB SeaGate 16MB Cache SATA II in RAID-0
Acer 24" Widescreen AL2416W (http://reviews.cnet.com/Acer_AL2416W_flat_panel_display_TFT_24/4507-3174_7-31524949.html?tag=mncol;psum)
Windows Vista x86, will install x64 when I get the 6GB tomorrow.

9.8 out of 10.

My christmas present


Case: Antec 900
Ram: 4G Kit-800(2x2G) Kingston
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L
Video: ASUS 896M GTX260
HD: W.D. SATA 640G
PSU: Seasonic S12 Energy+ 550W
CPU: E8400
Optical Drive: SATA Pioneer 216 DVDRW
Network Card: D-link PCI DWA-510


Will have Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit Edition tomorrow.

9.2 out of 10.

Amd Athlon 64 4200x2 OC to 2.7ghz.
8800GTS
2gb of Corsair 800mhz ram.
500gb *32mb* seagate harddrive. (sounds like it's dying a month since I bought it :P)
Onboard realtek HD audio output is all I can find for sound.
Windows XP pro SP 3
GeForce6100SM-M2
550W HEC power supply.

8.3 out of 10.

What about my setup right here

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Socket AM2) @2.2 Ghz
HIS ATI Radeon 4850 Ice-Q
2GB PC-5300 DDR2
250GB Seagate HDD
650W PSU
Windows Vista HP
Nvidia Nforce 430/6150LE

Getting kind of old now, but I'm pretty sure my CPU performs just as well as an Intel E4300 or E6320.

8.4 out of 10.

Mustafa
12-22-2008, 08:00 PM
How about mine :D

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
Intel C2D e8400 with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
XFX 9800GT 512MB
OCZ Reaper HPC Edititon 4GB DDR2800
Corsair TX650w Power Supply
Western Digital 640G 7200 RPM SATA
LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA
Antec 1200 Case

Not quite the " Crysis Cruncher", but still. :)

AlecJ32
12-22-2008, 08:20 PM
How about mine :D

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
Intel C2D e8400 with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
XFX 9800GT 512MB
OCZ Reaper HPC Edititon 4GB DDR2800
Corsair TX650w Power Supply
Western Digital 640G 7200 RPM SATA
LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA
Antec 1200 Case

Not quite the " Crysis Cruncher", but still. :)

8.7 out of 10.

FITbmx
12-22-2008, 08:34 PM
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ Brisbane @ 2.7ghz
Gigabyte 780g v1.
Xfx 9800GT
200 gig WD HDD
Corsiar Vx 450
PQi Turbo 2 gigs Pc2-6400 @ 674mhz 4-4-4-11

yea runs all my games very well. next thing im getting will probably be a SATA drive and a Phenom 2.

it was a budget build that got upgraded..so dont judge it next to high end builds lol


im seeing some nice rigs here guys.

jediman
12-22-2008, 08:38 PM
i really have no room to rate anyone else, seeing as i couldnt barely order the parts myself... but here's mine, if anyone would care to rate it...

OS : Vista Ultimate
RAM : 2 Sticks of 2G Corsair DDR2
CPU : Intel Core2 Duo E7300
GPU : ASUS EAH '4850'
MoBo : GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200 (500G SATA)
PSU : Corsair 400w ATX12v

This is not overclocked at all, seeing as i'm inexperienced with it. Might OC it when dad comes home for Christmas. Can run Crysis smooth @ 8xAA, all settings High with a few Very High's, max monitor res of 1280x1024... etc. Seems like Crysis is the benchmark game.

AlecJ32
12-22-2008, 09:00 PM
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ Brisbane @ 2.7ghz
Gigabyte 780g v1.
Xfx 9800GT
200 gig WD HDD
Corsiar Vx 450
PQi Turbo 2 gigs Pc2-6400 @ 674mhz 4-4-4-11

yea runs all my games very well. next thing im getting will probably be a SATA drive and a Phenom 2.

it was a budget build that got upgraded..so dont judge it next to high end builds lol


im seeing some nice rigs here guys.

8.6 out of 10.

i really have no room to rate anyone else, seeing as i couldnt barely order the parts myself... but here's mine, if anyone would care to rate it...

OS : Vista Ultimate
RAM : 2 Sticks of 2G Corsair DDR2
CPU : Intel Core2 Duo E7300
GPU : ASUS EAH '4850'
MoBo : GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200 (500G SATA)
PSU : Corsair 400w ATX12v

This is not overclocked at all, seeing as i'm inexperienced with it. Might OC it when dad comes home for Christmas. Can run Crysis smooth @ 8xAA, all settings High with a few Very High's, max monitor res of 1280x1024... etc. Seems like Crysis is the benchmark game.

8.8 out of 10.

Mangr0v3
12-22-2008, 10:10 PM
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
Processor: Intel Dial-Core E2200 2.2GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2 800Mhz
Hard Drive: 640GB SATA2 7200RPM (Samsung HD642JJ)
Video Card: ATi RADEON HD2400PRO 512MB (MSI)
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Case+PSU: Old COMPAQ case from SR1720AN

lhwj
12-22-2008, 10:15 PM
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
Processor: Intel Dial-Core E2200 2.2GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2 800Mhz
Hard Drive: 640GB SATA2 7200RPM (Samsung HD642JJ)
Video Card: ATi RADEON HD2400PRO 512MB (MSI)
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Case+PSU: Old COMPAQ case from SR1720AN

I'm sorry, you've got a rather weak processor and graphics card, I would look into upgrading the latter if you are going to game on it. Um, 5.0?

Luke

masta121
12-22-2008, 10:35 PM
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
Processor: Intel Dial-Core E2200 2.2GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2 800Mhz
Hard Drive: 640GB SATA2 7200RPM (Samsung HD642JJ)
Video Card: ATi RADEON HD2400PRO 512MB (MSI)
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Case+PSU: Old COMPAQ case from SR1720AN

I'd give it a 5.7. The 2400 PRO is a complete piece of trash (If you're using it for gaming anyway).

Mangr0v3
12-22-2008, 10:36 PM
yeah. processor was $80 and GPU was $70 - (all I could afford). It games decently, fortunately.

masta121
12-22-2008, 10:38 PM
yeah. processor was $80 and GPU was $70 - (all I could afford). It games decently, fortunately.

You can always upgrade later. If you put in say a 9800GTX+, it would be a solid 8.0.

lhwj
12-22-2008, 10:40 PM
You got conned if you paid $70 for that 2400. It's not even worth half that much! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102812 .

Well at least your processor is fairly overclockable.

Luke

Mangr0v3
12-22-2008, 11:34 PM
I don't overclock though... my fan is stressed enough as is for some reason.
BTW it's AUD$70 about a year ago.

Dual_Core
12-23-2008, 06:08 AM
Hiya guys i have several computers in my house so lets start of with the one i use for gaming.
Home build
(1)
XP64 PRO os windows
EV Shiny Piano Black Mid Tower Case with Colour LCD Display.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) overclocked @ 3.6GHz.
Hiper 530W Black Type M PSU - ATX v2.2, Silent/Temp Control, Active PFC, SLI/Crossfire Certified.
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler.
Sony DRU-190S 20X DVD±RW DL & DVD-RAM Serial ATA - Retail Multi Bezel & Nero.
OCZ 4GB Kit (4x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC.
Maxtor 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache.Maxtor 320GB SATAII 8MB Cache.
Samsung 19" ws/lcd 2ms refresh time.
Audigy4 7:1 sound card w/ Zalman 5:1 gaming headset.
Sapphire HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card.
Microsoft keyboard w/ wolfking gaming pad and A4Tech X7 Multishot gaming mouse.
used to get 100k on aquamark03 in 32bit os, it wont run in 64bit os.
3DMARK06 13K

Plays crysis on DX10 hack v/high settings@55fps-75fps.


(2)
Mesh Matrix xp64 os windows.
A8n sli delux mobo
Matrix sata2 320gig hdd
XFX 8800GTS Extreme overclock 320meg.
2gig ddr4 kingston.
Samsung 19" ws/5ms


(3)
Home build.
xp32 os windows
Dual Vista mobo
Nvidia 7800gt agp
1.5gig ddr400.
19"crt


(4)
Home build.
Core2duo@2.4GHz
2gig ddr2 pc6400
Nvidia 8600gt.
Audigy2 soundcard 5:1.
19" sw lcd.

20meg Cable internet.

slayvus
12-23-2008, 08:19 AM
Hiya guys i have several computers in my house so lets start of with the one i use for gaming.
Home build
(1)
XP64 PRO os windows
EV Shiny Piano Black Mid Tower Case with Colour LCD Display.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) overclocked @ 3.6GHz.
Hiper 530W Black Type M PSU - ATX v2.2, Silent/Temp Control, Active PFC, SLI/Crossfire Certified.
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler.
Sony DRU-190S 20X DVD±RW DL & DVD-RAM Serial ATA - Retail Multi Bezel & Nero.
OCZ 4GB Kit (4x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC.
Maxtor 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache.Maxtor 320GB SATAII 8MB Cache.
Samsung 19" ws/lcd 2ms refresh time.
Audigy4 7:1 sound card w/ Zalman 5:1 gaming headset.
Sapphire HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card.
Microsoft keyboard w/ wolfking gaming pad and A4Tech X7 Multishot gaming mouse.
used to get 100k on aquamark03 in 32bit os, it wont run in 64bit os.
3DMARK06 13K

Plays crysis on DX10 hack v/high settings@55fps-75fps.


I'll give you a 7.5/10

You get 1 taken off for using XP Pro x64, you get another 1 taken off for copypasta, finally you get 0.5 taken off for using the "Hack" for DX10 in XP because IT DOESN'T WORK you don't get DX10 when using it, it's just something to tell the game oh hes using DX10 lets unlock this feature, but DX10 in XP is non-existent.

eX`| FreSH
12-23-2008, 09:35 AM
How About:

ASUS P5Q Deluxe
Q6600 Quad Core @ 3.0GHz (Tuniq Tower Cooler)
Nvidia BFG 9800GTX OC 512MB
4GB GeiL Black Dragon RAM (2 x 2GB)
3 x 500gig S-ATA Hard Drives WD
Corsair HX520 PSU
Windows Vista x64 / FedoraCore 10 x86_64 (250GB each, 1000GB of storage)

masta121
12-23-2008, 10:14 AM
How About:

ASUS P5Q Deluxe
Q6600 Quad Core @ 3.0GHz (Tuniq Tower Cooler)
Nvidia BFG 9800GTX OC 512MB
4GB GeiL Black Dragon RAM (2 x 2GB)
3 x 500gig S-ATA Hard Drives WD
Corsair HX520 PSU
Windows Vista x64 / FedoraCore 10 x86_64 (250GB each, 1000GB of storage)

9.3. Not bad.

Chris_Ihao
12-23-2008, 11:32 AM
Antec 1200
Asus P5E
Intel Q9550 @ 3.4ghz
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme cooler on cpu
Corsair 750w psu
4 gigs Corsair Dominators @ 1066 (3.25 available due to 32 bits os)
Nvidia GTX280
1TB WD Black hd + several smaller ones
Razer Diamondback mouse
Steelseries 7G keyboard (love this one)
22" LG 226 WTQ LCD
Vista 32 bits

Love this system. It pays to have round birthdays ;)

SilentWalrus
12-24-2008, 02:35 AM
Antec 1200
Asus P5E
Intel Q9550 @ 3.4ghz
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme cooler on cpu
Corsair 750w psu
4 gigs Corsair Dominators @ 1066 (3.25 available due to 32 bits os)
Nvidia GTX280
1TB WD Black hd + several smaller ones
Razer Diamondback mouse
Steelseries 7G keyboard (love this one)
22" LG 226 WTQ LCD
Vista 32 bits

Love this system. It pays to have round birthdays ;)
Very nice...
8.5/10

My new build:
Antec 900
Rocketfish 700W PSU
Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
AMD Phenom X4 9950 BE OC @ 3.1GHZ
G-SKILL 8GB DDR2 800
Zalman 9700
LG 20X
ATI Radeon x1600XT (Soon to be Asus 4870 X2)
Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black
Vista Home Premium x64
Microsoft Intellipoint Optical (Soon to be Logitech G5)
Gameshark Sharkboard (Soon to be Logitech G15)
22" Acer x223w

FpsKyleUK
12-24-2008, 05:07 AM
No games even require it to be overclocked.


GTA i know on the box it says a Q6600 will do but i you rly want to play it on max you need to oc abit

Gingermadman
12-24-2008, 06:41 AM
GTA i know on the box it says a Q6600 will do but i you rly want to play it on max you need to oc abit

If you want to play GTAIV on max you don't need an overclock, you need time travel.

Chris_Ihao
12-24-2008, 07:49 AM
If you want to play GTAIV on max you don't need an overclock, you need time travel.

Bahaha! True, true.

I cant even run at high with my system. Well, more specifically I cant run it well with high textures. Looks like it cant get everything into 1 gigs of video memory, causing stuttering when turning around.

Textures on medium, everything else max or close to max. Runs very well on these settings. If only antialiasing would be available this would help a lot on iq, without drawing too much fps on lower aa settings.

Merry christmas to all btw. :D

capncrunch53
12-24-2008, 11:47 AM
Okay, got a few rigs here (actually I have 10 pc's total, most old prebuilts that got unloaded on me ;) )

Main rig: Prometheus, got him in April
E8400 @ 3.00GHz (for now....)
Zalman 9500 CPU cooler (well.. I'm getting it tonight :cool: )
MSI P7n SLI Platinum
eVGA 8800GT SC
2x2GB OCZ Gold DDR2-800
Corsair HX520 modular psu
2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm in RAID 0 (got this set up just today :D )
Liteon DVD-RW drive
Lian-Li PC65B (shes beautiful)

Daedalus: last month, spare parts, newegg and parts from friends, cost $200
Athlon x2 5200+
2x1GB Kingston DDR2-667 (at 400mhz now)
eVGA 9600GSO @ 675/950/1620
Gigabyte m-atx board (cba to find model right now)
160gb Maxtor ata drive
Pioneer dvd drive
Rosewill 450W psu and a m-atx rosewill case, looks kinda like a lenovo

Best for last: Edgar
Pentium !!! 600E @660MHz
Some old MSI mobo w/ 6 pci slots :D
Radeon 7000
Soundblaster PCI128
6GB seagate drive
Acer CD-RW drive (ooh, fancy :p )
2 floppy drives
And a brand new rosewill 350W

lhwj
12-24-2008, 03:22 PM
Main rig: Prometheus, got him in April
E8400 @ 3.00GHz (for now....)
Zalman 9500 CPU cooler (well.. I'm getting it tonight )
MSI P7n SLI Platinum
eVGA 8800GT SC
2x2GB OCZ Gold DDR2-800
Corsair HX520 modular psu
2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm in RAID 0 (got this set up just today )
Liteon DVD-RW drive
Lian-Li PC65B (shes beautiful)

8.5. Nice specs, shame about the 8800GT, it's the weakest part of the system.

Daedalus: last month, spare parts, newegg and parts from friends, cost $200
Athlon x2 5200+
2x1GB Kingston DDR2-667 (at 400mhz now)
eVGA 9600GSO @ 675/950/1620
Gigabyte m-atx board (cba to find model right now)
160gb Maxtor ata drive
Pioneer dvd drive
Rosewill 450W psu and a m-atx rosewill case, looks kinda like a lenovo

7.8. Nice, decent budget build

Not going to rate the last one ;)

Luke

slayvus
12-24-2008, 03:42 PM
Case - Antec 900
CPU - Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6GHz 20*180
CPU Cooler - ThermalRight Limited "TRUE Black" Ultra 120 with LGA 1366 Bolt Kit
RAM - G.SKill PI Black 3x2GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-1444 9-9-9-21 1.62v
MoBo - MSI X58 Platinum Non-SLI
GPU - VisionTek HD 4870 X2
PSU - Antec True Power Quattro 850w
HDD - SeaGate 250x2GB SATA II 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache in RAID-0
OS - Windows Vista Ultimate x64

lhwj
12-24-2008, 04:01 PM
Case - Antec 900
CPU - Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6GHz 20*180
CPU Cooler - ThermalRight Limited "TRUE Black" Ultra 120 with LGA 1366 Bolt Kit
RAM - G.SKill PI Black 3x2GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-1444 9-9-9-21 1.62v
MoBo - MSI X58 Platinum Non-SLI
GPU - VisionTek HD 4870 X2
PSU - Antec True Power Quattro 850w
HDD - SeaGate 250x2GB SATA II 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache in RAID-0
OS - Windows Vista Ultimate x64

9.5. Nice i7 system.

Luke

Edit: I see you decided to get a second opinion from me. Your original rating by AlecJ32 was

9.8 out of 10.

I left 0.5 out because there's more room for improvement, ie the i7 Extreme edition and Crossfire 4870x2. But who needs that kind of power anyway.

Wu-TanG21
12-24-2008, 05:35 PM
Case - Antec 900
CPU - Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.6GHz 20*180
CPU Cooler - ThermalRight Limited "TRUE Black" Ultra 120 with LGA 1366 Bolt Kit
RAM - G.SKill PI Black 3x2GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-1444 9-9-9-21 1.62v
MoBo - MSI X58 Platinum Non-SLI
GPU - VisionTek HD 4870 X2
PSU - Antec True Power Quattro 850w
HDD - SeaGate 250x2GB SATA II 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache in RAID-0
OS - Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Nice System
9.5

Here is my system:

Case - Cooler Master Cosmos S
CPU - Intel Q9450 @ 3.72 GHz
CPU Cooler - Scythe Mugen
RAM - Kingston HyperX 4GB PC8500 4-4-4-12 (kit of 4)
Mobo - Asus P5E X38
GPU - ATI Sapphire 3870X2 (Soon: Nvidia GTX 295)
PSU - Cooler Master Real Power M 700W
HDD - WD VelociRaptor 150GB / SG Barracuda 7200.11 500GB (Soon: SG Barracuda 7200.11 1TB)
Sound - Creative X-Fi Titanium Professional
DVD - 2x Pioneer DVR-215D
OS - Windows Vista Home Premium x64
TFT - Samsung 226CW 22"
SPEAKER - Logitech Z-2300
MS/KB - Logitech MX518 / Saitek Eclipse

Soon = Mid January

capncrunch53
12-24-2008, 09:43 PM
8.5. Nice specs, shame about the 8800GT, it's the weakest part of the system.

Luke

Hehe, thanks, I got the 8800GT when it was the shiz of course, but I'm planning for my b-day (April) to upgrade to a 260 or 280, or whatever holds the position that the GT did the beginning of this year: great performance at low price. Right now though, I just have a basic Dell 1280x1024 LCD, so I prolly wouldn't notice any dif anyways. Runs everything I play at totally maxxed out :D

Case - Cooler Master Cosmos S
CPU - Intel Q9450 @ 3.72 GHz
CPU Cooler - Scythe Mugen
RAM - Kingston HyperX 4GB PC8500 4-4-4-12 (kit of 4)
Mobo - Asus P5E X38
GPU - ATI Sapphire 3870X2 (Soon: Nvidia GTX 295)
PSU - Cooler Master Real Power M 700W
HDD - WD VelociRaptor 150GB / SG Barracuda 7200.11 500GB (Soon: SG Barracuda 7200.11 1TB)
Sound - Creative X-Fi Titanium Professional
DVD - 2x Pioneer DVR-215D
OS - Windows Vista Home Premium x64
TFT - Samsung 226CW 22"
SPEAKER - Logitech Z-2300
MS/KB - Logitech MX518 / Saitek Eclipse
Wu-TanG21
Not that I'm pro at rating, but I'd give it an 8.7 now, and probably 9.2 with those upgrades? That cpu prolly beats the lower 2 i7's if they're at stock I'd guess. Anyways nice rig ;)

Suresh0t
12-24-2008, 10:18 PM
Today (well really later when its morning) is Christmas and I will start my build. This is what it will have:

Antec Twelve Hundred - Case
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 1GB Black Edition - Graphics Card
Q6600 @ 2.4 (Soon to be overclocked to 3.0 or 3.2 ghz) - CPU
ASUS P5E X38 - Motherboard
Zerotherm Nirvana - CPU Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - HDD
LG CD/DVD ROM
Corsair Dominator 4GB 1066 Mhz - RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Operating System
Corsair TX750W - PSU
LG 24" LCD 1920 x 1200 resolution - Monitor

Michael125
12-24-2008, 11:51 PM
Today (well really later when its morning) is Christmas and I will start my build. This is what it will have:

Antec Twelve Hundred - Case
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 1GB Black Edition - Graphics Card
Q6600 @ 2.4 (Soon to be overclocked to 3.0 or 3.2 ghz) - CPU
ASUS P5E X38 - Motherboard
Zerotherm Nirvana - CPU Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - HDD
LG CD/DVD ROM
Corsair Dominator 4GB 1066 Mhz - RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Operating System
Corsair TX750W - PSU
LG 24" LCD 1920 x 1200 resolution - Monitor7.5/10, not a fan of ATI cards :P

kjrubberducky
12-25-2008, 07:20 AM
CPU: Q6600 2.4 GHz OC'd to 3.15 GHz
MOBO: EVGA Nvidia 750i FTW
GRAPHICS: EVGA 8800GT 512MB x2 SLI
RAM: 8GB (4x2GB Dual Channel) @ 700MHz (800MHz factory)
HDD: 4x320GB Seagate SATA in fakeraid RAID0
AUDIO: Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer
MONITOR: Acer 22" LCD X221W @ 1680x1050
OS: Dual-Booting Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux distro 64-bit

Scholzpdx
12-25-2008, 08:06 AM
Today (well really later when its morning) is Christmas and I will start my build. This is what it will have:

Antec Twelve Hundred - Case
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 1GB Black Edition - Graphics Card
Q6600 @ 2.4 (Soon to be overclocked to 3.0 or 3.2 ghz) - CPU
ASUS P5E X38 - Motherboard
Zerotherm Nirvana - CPU Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - HDD
LG CD/DVD ROM
Corsair Dominator 4GB 1066 Mhz - RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Operating System
Corsair TX750W - PSU
LG 24" LCD 1920 x 1200 resolution - Monitor

8 without overclock, 8.9 with. Very good midrange parts.

CPU: Q6600 2.4 GHz OC'd to 3.15 GHz
MOBO: EVGA Nvidia 750i FTW
GRAPHICS: EVGA 8800GT 512MB x2 SLI
RAM: 8GB (4x2GB Dual Channel) @ 700MHz (800MHz factory)
HDD: 4x320GB Seagate SATA in fakeraid RAID0
AUDIO: Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer
MONITOR: Acer 22" LCD X221W @ 1680x1050
OS: Dual-Booting Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux distro 64-bit

9.0. I like it alot, but with a powerfuly build, i'd drop linux like a dirty sock unless i was working on a project.

Igorsky
12-25-2008, 09:56 AM
CASE: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4 GHz
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
GPU: Nvidia 8800GTS 512
RAM: 6GB CORSAIR XMS2 DDR2 800
HDD: WD 150GB 10000RPM & WD 320GB 7200RPM
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W
MONITOR: ACER 24" Widescreen
DVD: Samsung DVD burner
SPEAKERS: Logitech Z-5300 5.1
KB/MS: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard; Logitech G5
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Robotz66
12-25-2008, 02:54 PM
Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.
Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory:
6078MB RAM
Hard Drive:
483 GB
Video Card:
ATI Radeon HD 3650
Monitor:
Generic PnP Monitor
Sound Card:
Speakers / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
Keyboard:
USB Root Hub
Mouse:
USB Root Hub
Operating System:
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1

Robotz66
12-25-2008, 04:52 PM
bump......:)

Nightmeare
12-25-2008, 04:55 PM
Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.
Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory:
6078MB RAM
Hard Drive:
483 GB
Video Card:
ATI Radeon HD 3650
Monitor:
Generic PnP Monitor
Sound Card:
Speakers / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
Keyboard:
USB Root Hub
Mouse:
USB Root Hub
Operating System:
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1

4/10
(you lose points for it beeing a dell)

MaximumPain123
12-25-2008, 05:12 PM
CASE: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4 GHz
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
GPU: Nvidia 8800GTS 512
RAM: 6GB CORSAIR XMS2 DDR2 800
HDD: WD 150GB 10000RPM & WD 320GB 7200RPM
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W
MONITOR: ACER 24" Widescreen
DVD: Samsung DVD burner
SPEAKERS: Logitech Z-5300 5.1
KB/MS: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard; Logitech G5
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64

8.5/10

Mine
CASE: NZXT Apollo
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz
MOBO: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA775
GPU: Radeon HD 4870
RAM: 4 GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800
HDD: 500gb Samsung Spinpoint T
PSU: Antec Truepower Trio 650W
DVD: LG dvd writer
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

lhwj
12-25-2008, 05:31 PM
Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.
Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory:
6078MB RAM
Hard Drive:
483 GB
Video Card:
ATI Radeon HD 3650
Monitor:
Generic PnP Monitor
Sound Card:
Speakers / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
Keyboard:
USB Root Hub
Mouse:
USB Root Hub
Operating System:
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1

4/10
(you lose points for it beeing a dell)

It's not THAT bad, I'll give it a 6.5.


8.5/10

Mine
CASE: NZXT Apollo
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz
MOBO: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA775
GPU: Radeon HD 4870
RAM: 4 GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800
HDD: 500gb Samsung Spinpoint T
PSU: Antec Truepower Trio 650W
DVD: LG dvd writer
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

9.0.

Luke

MikeBlaszczak
12-25-2008, 05:47 PM
It's been more than three years since I've upgraded, so I'm trying to put together a new rig. I do lots of database work and software development, so I want lots of memory. Here's what I'm going to cook up:

1x Intel i7 965 - BX80601965 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115200)
2x G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223)
1x ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358)
1x XFX GX280NZDFF GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150326)
2x Fujitsu MBA3300RC 300GB 15000 RPM SAS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822116059)
1x COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055)
1x areca ARC-1220 PCI-Express x8 SATA II Controller (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131004)
1x ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135181)
1x ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135183)
1x BYTECC Black 1.44/0.72/1.25 MB 3.5" External USB Floppy (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16821103402)
1x Koutech 4-Port FireWire 1394a/1394b PCI Express (x1) Card Model IO-PEFW331 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815201014)
1x PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009)

From my current machine, I'll remove and reuse:

1x LianLi PC-V1200B case (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112075)
3x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136296)
3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148134)
2x Dell FP2001 display

The machine summary is:


Lian-LI PC-V1200B case
Core i7-965 on Asus P6T6 motherboard
12 Gigs memory
2250 gigs data disk, RAID5
300 gigs OS disk, RAID1
300 gigs work data disk, RAID1


Pretty sweet, huh? Am I making any mistakes?

I might wait just a bit to see how the GX295 cards are priced, or if their release causes the GX280 card prices to fall. I've also been looking at EVGA video cards; I'll probably go with whichever has the best warranty.

I'm pretty stoked. W00t!

lhwj
12-25-2008, 05:57 PM
It's been more than three years since I've upgraded, so I'm trying to put together a new rig. I do lots of database work and software development, so I want lots of memory. Here's what I'm going to cook up:

1x Intel i7 965 - BX80601965 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115200)
2x G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223)
1x ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358)
1x XFX GX280NZDFF GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150326)
2x Fujitsu MBA3300RC 300GB 15000 RPM SAS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822116059)
1x COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055)
1x areca ARC-1220 PCI-Express x8 SATA II Controller (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131004)
1x ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135181)
1x ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135183)
1x BYTECC Black 1.44/0.72/1.25 MB 3.5" External USB Floppy (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16821103402)
1x Koutech 4-Port FireWire 1394a/1394b PCI Express (x1) Card Model IO-PEFW331 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815201014)
1x PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009)

From my current machine, I'll remove and reuse:

1x LianLi PC-V1200B case (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112075)
3x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136296)
3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148134)
2x Dell FP2001 display

The machine summary is:


Lian-LI PC-V1200B case
Core i7-965 on Asus P6T6 motherboard
12 Gigs memory
2250 gigs data disk, RAID5
300 gigs OS disk, RAID1
300 gigs work data disk, RAID1


Pretty sweet, huh? Am I making any mistakes?

I might wait just a bit to see how the GX295 cards are priced, or if their release causes the GX280 card prices to fall. I've also been looking at EVGA video cards; I'll probably go with whichever has the best warranty.

I'm pretty stoked. W00t!

Hmmm I bet Valve pays you really well :D. 9.7, it's almost perfect!

Luke

MikeBlaszczak
12-25-2008, 06:01 PM
9.7, it's almost perfect!What would make it perfect? How did I lose 0.3 points?

lhwj
12-25-2008, 06:02 PM
Um, perhaps one or two more GTX280s

Luke

Cloud*7
12-25-2008, 06:02 PM
For under $800

Intel E8500 3.16ghz 6mb cache
Nvidia 9800gtx+
4 gigs ddr2 patriots
1x 160gb sata 7200rpm western digital
1x 500gb 7200rpm western digital
Antec 550wat psu (yea, need to upgrade that soon)
LG lightscribe dvd-re
Coolmaster air flow case.

Isy
12-25-2008, 06:10 PM
It's been more than three years since I've upgraded, so I'm trying to put together a new rig. I do lots of database work and software development, so I want lots of memory. Here's what I'm going to cook up:

1x Intel i7 965 - BX80601965 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115200)
2x G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223)
1x ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358)
1x XFX GX280NZDFF GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150326)
2x Fujitsu MBA3300RC 300GB 15000 RPM SAS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822116059)
1x COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055)
1x areca ARC-1220 PCI-Express x8 SATA II Controller (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131004)
1x ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135181)
1x ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135183)
1x BYTECC Black 1.44/0.72/1.25 MB 3.5" External USB Floppy (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16821103402)
1x Koutech 4-Port FireWire 1394a/1394b PCI Express (x1) Card Model IO-PEFW331 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815201014)
1x PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009)

From my current machine, I'll remove and reuse:

1x LianLi PC-V1200B case (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112075)
3x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136296)
3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148134)
2x Dell FP2001 display

The machine summary is:


Lian-LI PC-V1200B case
Core i7-965 on Asus P6T6 motherboard
12 Gigs memory
2250 gigs data disk, RAID5
300 gigs OS disk, RAID1
300 gigs work data disk, RAID1


Pretty sweet, huh? Am I making any mistakes?

I might wait just a bit to see how the GX295 cards are priced, or if their release causes the GX280 card prices to fall. I've also been looking at EVGA video cards; I'll probably go with whichever has the best warranty.

I'm pretty stoked. W00t!

Oh my gawd D: *drool*

Anyway, here's mine. :/

AMD 64 4800+ X2 @ 2.5Ghz, OC'd to 2.95
ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI
MSI 8600GT
1x 320GB Maxtor 7200RPM
2GB of generic RAM
1x DVD Reader/Writer
400W Colosit PSU
Some noname Case

*sigh*
I'll upgrade to a 4850 HD shortly and a new powersupply. Then I'll save up to replace the rest with a new Intel based system.

Nightmeare
12-25-2008, 06:12 PM
It's been more than three years since I've upgraded, so I'm trying to put together a new rig. I do lots of database work and software development, so I want lots of memory. Here's what I'm going to cook up:

1x Intel i7 965 - BX80601965 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115200)
2x G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223)
1x ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358)
1x XFX GX280NZDFF GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150326)
2x Fujitsu MBA3300RC 300GB 15000 RPM SAS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822116059)
1x COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055)
1x areca ARC-1220 PCI-Express x8 SATA II Controller (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131004)
1x ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135181)
1x ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135183)
1x BYTECC Black 1.44/0.72/1.25 MB 3.5" External USB Floppy (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16821103402)
1x Koutech 4-Port FireWire 1394a/1394b PCI Express (x1) Card Model IO-PEFW331 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815201014)
1x PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009)

From my current machine, I'll remove and reuse:

1x LianLi PC-V1200B case (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112075)
3x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136296)
3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148134)
2x Dell FP2001 display

The machine summary is:


Lian-LI PC-V1200B case
Core i7-965 on Asus P6T6 motherboard
12 Gigs memory
2250 gigs data disk, RAID5
300 gigs OS disk, RAID1
300 gigs work data disk, RAID1


Pretty sweet, huh? Am I making any mistakes?

I might wait just a bit to see how the GX295 cards are priced, or if their release causes the GX280 card prices to fall. I've also been looking at EVGA video cards; I'll probably go with whichever has the best warranty.

I'm pretty stoked. W00t!
id give it a 9/10

why 2TB storge?

i have quite a bit more, but i do 3d rendering and video encoding.

lhwj
12-25-2008, 06:15 PM
For under $800

Intel E8500 3.16ghz 6mb cache
Nvidia 9800gtx+
4 gigs ddr2 patriots
1x 160gb sata 7200rpm western digital
1x 500gb 7200rpm western digital
Antec 550wat psu (yea, need to upgrade that soon)
LG lightscribe dvd-re
Coolmaster air flow case.

8.8. I like your processor and graphics combination.



AMD 64 4800+ X2 @ 2.5Ghz, OC'd to 2.95
ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI
MSI 8600GT
1x 320GB Maxtor 7200RPM
2GB of generic RAM
1x DVD Reader/Writer
400W Colosit PSU
Some noname Case

*sigh*
I'll upgrade to a 4850 HD shortly and a new powersupply. Then I'll save up to replace the rest with a new Intel based system.

7.0. You will get 8.0 after getting the 4850.

Luke

MikeBlaszczak
12-25-2008, 08:45 PM
id give it a 9/10

why 2TB storge?

i have quite a bit more, but i do 3d rendering and video encoding.It's closer to 3TB, isn't it? I do lots of database work, so I have lots of files and data sets around to analyze or or study or whatever.

xJPM100x
12-25-2008, 09:01 PM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ BE @ 3.21GHz
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1000
XFX 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3.0Gb/s 500GB 32MB Cache
Rosewill 600w PSU
Samsung SH-S223F SATA DVD Burner
Antec 300

**going to update the video card to either a HD 4850 or 9800GTX when I get the money and possibly another HDD for RAID 0.**

Nightmeare
12-25-2008, 09:14 PM
It's closer to 3TB, isn't it? I do lots of database work, so I have lots of files and data sets around to analyze or or study or whatever.


ah nice. id say its still quite alot, my dbs for my site (50k members) only 4-500MB

kjrubberducky
12-27-2008, 01:07 AM
9.0. I like it alot, but with a powerfuly build, i'd drop linux like a dirty sock unless i was working on a project.The Linux was mostly a place holder to test out a 64 bit OS, while I was saving up for Vista. I've gotten to the point where I like it so much, that the only reason I boot up Vista is for gaming. For work/school/internet, Linux is better, IMHO; but, yeah, for games, it's not as good.AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ BE @ 3.21GHz
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1000
XFX 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3.0Gb/s 500GB 32MB Cache
Rosewill 600w PSU
Samsung SH-S223F SATA DVD Burner
Antec 300

**going to update the video card to either a HD 4850 or 9800GTX when I get the money and possibly another HDD for RAID 0.**7/10, but only because of that video card. With a new one, I'd say 9/10.

xGeNeSisx
12-27-2008, 01:13 AM
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
4gb G.Skill 1066mhz
200 GB Sata 7400 rpm
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
22" Acer LCD, 1650x1050 resolution
Logitech Extreme headset + mic/Fender hd headphones
Ideazon Merc Z Board
Logitech G5
Windows Vista™ Ultimate
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
RAIDMAX AZTEC ATX-619WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
500w Antec PSU
-----------------------------------------------
In the next upgrade, parts coming in a few days:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
4gb G.Skill 1066mhz
1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7400 rpm HDD
Ati 4870 512mb
22" Acer LCD, 1650x1050 resolution
Logitech Extreme headset + mic/Fender hd headphones
Ideazon Merc Z Board
Logitech G5
Windows Vista™ Ultimate
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
RAIDMAX AZTEC ATX-619WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
750w Corsair PSU

xJPM100x
12-27-2008, 02:03 AM
7/10, but only because of that video card. With a new one, I'd say 9/10.

:)

yeah I really need a new one.

lhwj
12-27-2008, 06:27 AM
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
4gb G.Skill 1066mhz
200 GB Sata 7400 rpm
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
22" Acer LCD, 1650x1050 resolution
Logitech Extreme headset + mic/Fender hd headphones
Ideazon Merc Z Board
Logitech G5
Windows Vista™ Ultimate
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
RAIDMAX AZTEC ATX-619WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
500w Antec PSU
-----------------------------------------------
In the next upgrade, parts coming in a few days:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
4gb G.Skill 1066mhz
1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7400 rpm HDD
Ati 4870 512mb
22" Acer LCD, 1650x1050 resolution
Logitech Extreme headset + mic/Fender hd headphones
Ideazon Merc Z Board
Logitech G5
Windows Vista™ Ultimate
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
RAIDMAX AZTEC ATX-619WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
750w Corsair PSU

I'll give you 8.8 before upgrade, 9.2 after.

Luke

Vikernes
12-27-2008, 09:25 AM
Intel Q6600 EE Edition @ 3.0Ghz
6GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (5-5-5-15) in Dual Channel
Powercolor ATI 4870 512MB PCS Extreme Edition (800Mhz/3800Mhz)
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
Windows Vista 64 Bit Ultimate
150GB SATA HDD 7400RPM
Logitech MX510 Mouse
Samsung 19" Widescreen
500W Antec PSU

Oddly similar to the previous poster!

lhwj
12-27-2008, 10:49 AM
Oddly similar to the previous poster!

Yeah but because you've got a much smaller hard disk I'll give you 9.0.

Luke

Va5h
12-27-2008, 02:17 PM
Q9550 @ 3.9ghz (4.5ghz benching)
Asus P5Q Deluxe
4GB (4x1) Gskill 1066 @ 1129mhz
2x Visiontek HD4870 Crosssfire
2x 150GB Raptors RAID0
1TB Hitchi Darkstar
24" BenQ LCD
750W PC Power + Cooling PSU
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
Modded Antec 900 Case

shween
12-27-2008, 03:00 PM
I Just ordered my new card!!! XFX 9800 GTX. Running a core 2 Quad processor and 6 gigs of ram.

Is this a good system with a 1680x1050 screen res?

Tell me what newer games i would be able to run maxed out.

Crysis, Farcry 2, COD 4, COD WaW, Assasins creed, both flatouts, left for dead, Gutar hero 3 and Aerosmith, spiderman web of shadows, CS:S, and all valve games(all games i got for x-mas :)))))).

could you also give me a rough estimate of the fps for each game.

I am looking forward to the responses.

Oh ps, i alos ordered a 750 Watt power supply!

UnLoki-13
12-27-2008, 03:03 PM
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx_9800gtx/6.htm

You'll be able to run a lot of games just fine at 1680x1050.

Now, for the 750W PSU. What are you planning?

shween
12-27-2008, 03:32 PM
http://www.amazon.com/PC-Power-Cooling-S75CF-Crossfire/dp/B000VVVNNQ/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1230417103&sr=8-15

Thats the link to the PSU im getting

shween
12-27-2008, 05:00 PM
processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHZ
RAM: 6 gigs
Video Card: XFX 9800 GTX
OS: Vista 64 bit SP1
PSU: 750 W


out of 5 please!

lhwj
12-27-2008, 05:06 PM
processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHZ
RAM: 6 gigs
Video Card: XFX 9800 GTX
OS: Vista 64 bit SP1
PSU: 750 W


out of 5 please!

4.65 out of 5.

Luke

Busmuiz
12-28-2008, 02:28 AM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.40 GHZ
RAM: 6 GB
Video Card: Sapphire 4870X2
OS: Vista 64 bit SP1
PSU: 600 W OCZ gameXtream

lionheart62
12-28-2008, 02:56 AM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ Stock
4GB Kingston 667MHZ Ram
Diamond Radeon HD4850
Asus P5B
OCZ 600W StealthXStream
250GB WD HDD
250GB SeaGate HDD
500GB External HDD
Vista 32Bit

lhwj
12-28-2008, 06:18 AM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.40 GHZ
RAM: 6 GB
Video Card: Sapphire 4870X2
OS: Vista 64 bit SP1
PSU: 600 W OCZ gameXtream

9.5

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ Stock
4GB Kingston 667MHZ Ram
Diamond Radeon HD4850
Asus P5B
OCZ 600W StealthXStream
250GB WD HDD
250GB SeaGate HDD
500GB External HDD
Vista 32Bit

9.1

Luke

Sudokian
12-28-2008, 12:14 PM
EVGA 8800GT 512MB
Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
2GB RAM
320GB WD HDD
80GB WD HDD
1000W Corsair PSU

and if it matters, Zalman 9500A CPU cooler and Zalman VF900 GPU cooler

lhwj
12-28-2008, 01:18 PM
EVGA 8800GT 512MB
Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
2GB RAM
320GB WD HDD
80GB WD HDD
1000W Corsair PSU

and if it matters, Zalman 9500A CPU cooler and Zalman VF900 GPU cooler

8.4 for you. I can't help but notice your vastly overkill power supply.

Luke

NitrousX
12-28-2008, 01:47 PM
Can someone rate mine?

Processor: Intel Core 2 E6750 @ 3.95GHz
RAM: 2GB OCZ Reaper 1066
CPU Cooler: Zalman 9700LED (27 idle/40 load)
Video Card: 2 x BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512 SLI (811/1090/2011)
Hard Drive : 1.5TB Total (Seagate 1TB + Seagate 500GB)
Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
OS: Windows XP Professional SP3

Screenshot:

http://i42.tinypic.com/24wvdcm.jpg

-Withnail-
12-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Was good in the day :)


AMD Athlon64 4000+ @ 3Ghz
DFI LanParty NF4
1GB 2-3-3-6 G.Skill DDR1
Connect3D X1900XT 512mb
2* 80GB HD's
DVD-RW
Creative X-Fi
Windows XP

22" LCD
Logitech G5, Saitek Eclipse
Logitech z-5500

lhwj
12-28-2008, 02:02 PM
Can someone rate mine?

Processor: Intel Core 2 E6750 @ 3.95GHz
RAM: 2GB OCZ Reaper 1066
CPU Cooler: Zalman 9700LED (27 idle/40 load)
Video Card: 2 x BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512 SLI (811/1090/2011)
Hard Drive : 1.5TB Total (Seagate 1TB + Seagate 500GB)
Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
OS: Windows XP Professional SP3

Screenshot:

http://i42.tinypic.com/24wvdcm.jpg

That's quite a nice overclock. 8.8.

Was good in the day :)


AMD Athlon64 4000+ @ 3Ghz
DFI LanParty NF4
1GB 2-3-3-6 G.Skill DDR1
Connect3D X1900XT 512mb
2* 80GB HD's
DVD-RW
Creative X-Fi
Windows XP

22" LCD
Logitech G5, Saitek Eclipse
Logitech z-5500

6.5 A little old, but at least it's got a competent graphics card.

Luke

-Withnail-
12-28-2008, 02:05 PM
That's higher than I expected :D It still seems to run pretty much all modern games on high settings, so i'm happy.

scorpio[pt]
12-28-2008, 02:11 PM
Can someone rate mine?

Processor: Intel Core 2 E6750 @ 3.95GHz
RAM: 2GB OCZ Reaper 1066
CPU Cooler: Zalman 9700LED (27 idle/40 load)
Video Card: 2 x BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512 SLI (811/1090/2011)
Hard Drive : 1.5TB Total (Seagate 1TB + Seagate 500GB)
Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
OS: Windows XP Professional SP3

Screenshot:

http://i42.tinypic.com/24wvdcm.jpg


8.3

here is mine

Processor:Intel Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Memory:Gskill 8GB DDR2 1000mhz
Hard Drive:1TB Sata2 +750GB Sata2
Video Card:ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5
Monitor: Asus W202SR
Sound Card:Realtek HD Audio
Speakers/Headphones:Creative inspire 5.1/ AudioFX Pro 5+1 by BenHeck
Keyboard:Logitech media keyboard
Mouse:Logitech G5
Operating System:Windows Vista 64 Ultimate Service Pack 1
Motherboard:Asus P5KR
Computer Case:Antec Nine Hundred

lhwj
12-28-2008, 02:21 PM
;8765267']

Processor:Intel Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Memory:Gskill 8GB DDR2 1000mhz
Hard Drive:1TB Sata2 +750GB Sata2
Video Card:ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5
Monitor: Asus W202SR
Sound Card:Realtek HD Audio
Speakers/Headphones:Creative inspire 5.1/ AudioFX Pro 5+1 by BenHeck
Keyboard:Logitech media keyboard
Mouse:Logitech G5
Operating System:Windows Vista 64 Ultimate Service Pack 1
Motherboard:Asus P5KR
Computer Case:Antec Nine Hundred

9.35.

Luke

masta121
12-28-2008, 02:52 PM
Bit of an update....

AMD 64 X2 4200+ @2.2Ghz
Diamond Radeon HD4850
2GB DDR2 667
250GB Seagate 7200RPM
Realtek HD Audio
Windows XP

cola1234
12-28-2008, 02:55 PM
Processor:AMD Phenom X4 9850be @ 2.5
Memory:Gskill 2GB DDR2 800 (getting 2x2gb 1066 soon)
Hard Drive:1x320gb seagate sata 7200rpm
Video Card:ATI Radeon HD3870 512mb DDR4 stock
Monitor: Samsung 941BW 19" Widescreen
Sound Card:Creative X-Fi SoundBlaster XtremeGamer
Speakers/Headphones:Logitech X-540 140w 5.1
Keyboard:4-5 year old microsoft (don't have any need to upgrade a new keyboard :D)
Mouse:Logitech LX3 Optical
Operating System:Windows XP Pro (sp3) -I have vista ulitmate but don't want to install it.- :D
Motherboard:Asrock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G
Computer Case:XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel

http://i39.tinypic.com/fcod1f.jpg

:D!

lhwj
12-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Bit of an update....

AMD 64 X2 4200+ @2.2Ghz
Diamond Radeon HD4850
2GB DDR2 667
250GB Seagate 7200RPM
Realtek HD Audio
Windows XP

8.0. Nice graphics, shame about the processor.

Processor:AMD Phenom X4 9850be @ 2.5
Memory:Gskill 2GB DDR2 800 (getting 2x2gb 1066 soon)
Hard Drive:1x320gb seagate sata 7200rpm
Video Card:ATI Radeon HD3870 512mb DDR4 stock
Monitor: Samsung 941BW 19" Widescreen
Sound Card:Creative X-Fi SoundBlaster XtremeGamer
Speakers/Headphones:Logitech X-540 140w 5.1
Keyboard:4-5 year old microsoft (don't have any need to upgrade a new keyboard :D)
Mouse:Logitech LX3 Optical
Operating System:Windows XP Pro (sp3) -I have vista ulitmate but don't want to install it.- :D
Motherboard:Asrock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G
Computer Case:XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel





8.5. Nice processor, graphics a little old but still good. Probably give you 8.8 after getting new RAM.

Luke

cola1234
12-28-2008, 03:32 PM
Yeah I'm hoping to get the 48701gb :(

lhwj
12-28-2008, 03:35 PM
Why the sad face? What resolution is your monitor? Chances are the 512 MB 4870 will do, they're dirt cheap at the moment. (cost about half of their initial release price), example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125225

Luke

cola1234
12-28-2008, 03:41 PM
1440x900 is the where i play al my games at. :D!

lhwj
12-28-2008, 03:45 PM
In that case your 3870 should be fine! :D

Luke

cola1234
12-28-2008, 03:46 PM
hehe yeah with the quad i get 51fps on high with 1440x900 on crysis D:!

terrah1941
12-28-2008, 06:34 PM
CPU - Intel core 2 duo E8400 @ 3.4GH/z
CPU cooler- asus silent knight II
motherboard - gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R
RAM-DDR2-800 corsair XMS2 2gb dual-channel
graphics card - 2x sapphire HD4850 in crossfire X
Power supply - ANTEC earthwatts 650w
chassie - ANTEC 900 w/side 120mm fan
hard drive - western digital caviar 250GB 7200RPM
hard drive 2-western digital caviar 320GB 7200RPM
monitor - acer X223w 22" WS
speakers - logitech X530's 5.1
keyboard - logitech G-15 2007 model
mouse - logitech MX518
DVD burner- samsung 20x DVD-RW
OS-windows XP professional 32bit.

3Dmark06 score- 16985

lhwj
12-28-2008, 07:46 PM
CPU - Intel core 2 duo E8400 @ 3.4GH/z
CPU cooler- asus silent knight II
motherboard - gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R
RAM-DDR2-800 corsair XMS2 2gb dual-channel
graphics card - 2x sapphire HD4850 in crossfire X
Power supply - ANTEC earthwatts 650w
chassie - ANTEC 900 w/side 120mm fan
hard drive - western digital caviar 250GB 7200RPM
hard drive 2-western digital caviar 320GB 7200RPM
monitor - acer X223w 22" WS
speakers - logitech X530's 5.1
keyboard - logitech G-15 2007 model
mouse - logitech MX518
DVD burner- samsung 20x DVD-RW
OS-windows XP professional 32bit.

3Dmark06 score- 16985

9.3. Shame about 2 GB RAM and XP.

Luke

terrah1941
12-28-2008, 07:50 PM
9.3. Shame about 2 GB RAM and XP.

Luke

i have 64bit. vista just never worked for me always screwed with steam games like i couldn't use my disc back ups and screwed around with GTA iv so i went back to XP and i have another 2gb of ramm on my desk

Sanjuaro
12-28-2008, 08:03 PM
Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive 1:
250 GB
Hard Drive 2:
150 GB
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Sound Card:
Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Motherboard:
ASUS P5N-E SLI
Computer Case:
Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply:
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W
Mouse:
Logitech G3
Speakers:
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Sound (Don't have model name. I usually use a headset anyways.)

lhwj
12-28-2008, 08:12 PM
i have 64bit. vista just never worked for me always screwed with steam games like i couldn't use my disc back ups and screwed around with GTA iv so i went back to XP and i have another 2gb of ramm on my desk

There's no harm running XP 32 bit on 4 GB, XP does use it fully but part of it is for other devices, leaving you with probably 3.something for Windows.

Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive 1:
250 GB
Hard Drive 2:
150 GB
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Sound Card:
Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Motherboard:
ASUS P5N-E SLI
Computer Case:
Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply:
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W
Mouse:
Logitech G3
Speakers:
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Sound (Don't have model name. I usually use a headset anyways.)

8.3

Luke

terrah1941
12-28-2008, 08:16 PM
There's no harm running XP 32 bit on 4 GB, XP does use it fully but part of it is for other devices, leaving you with probably 3.something for Windows.



8.3

Luke

it would be around 2.5GB i wish windows 7 would hurry up and come out iv used the beta version it runs as well as XP with all the vista features

Michael125
12-28-2008, 08:25 PM
Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive 1:
250 GB
Hard Drive 2:
150 GB
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Sound Card:
Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Motherboard:
ASUS P5N-E SLI
Computer Case:
Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply:
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W
Mouse:
Logitech G3
Speakers:
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Sound (Don't have model name. I usually use a headset anyways.)An extra 2gb of ram could always help, and the CPU could sure be upgraded. 8.0

lock534
12-28-2008, 09:13 PM
I just ordered my new rig on newegg. final specs are as followed:

CPU- e8400
RAM- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
MOTHERBOARD- gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r
CASE- centurion 590
POWER SUPPLY- corsair 550w
HARD DRIVE- western digital caviar se16 250gb
CD DRIVE- LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-08
OS- vista home premium 64-bit SP1
VIDEO CARD- saphire hd 4850 512mb

im so happy i finaly am going to assemble my first computer and actualy be a good 1. without all of you on these forums i wouldnt have a clue on what parts to pick. thanks and wish me luck on building!

nVIDIOT
12-29-2008, 11:09 AM
XPS 730, Intel Qx9770 3.8 GHZ OCed, 4 GB Corsair Dominator 1333 mhz

Dual nVIDIA GTX 280 1024 MB GDDR3 on each card

H2C Liquid Cooling, Dual dvd/rw drives, 1 Terabyte SATA 2.0 HDD

Dell 30 inch Widescreen Ultrasharp Max Resolution 2560X1600

Win Vista 64 bit Home Premium

Win Vista 32 bit Home Premium

4 Years of Extended warranty and 4 years of Accidental damage care service

FITbmx
12-29-2008, 11:20 AM
XPS 730, Intel Qx9770 3.8 GHZ OCed, 4 GB Corsair Dominator 1333 mhz

Dual nVIDIA GTX 280 1024 MB GDDR3 on each card

H2C Liquid Cooling, Dual dvd/rw drives, 1 Terabyte SATA 2.0 HDD

Dell 30 inch Widescreen Ultrasharp Max Resolution 2560X1600

Win Vista 64 bit Home Premium

Win Vista 32 bit Home Premium

4 Years of Extended warranty and 4 years of Accidental damage care service

9/10


but i bet you paid alot for it, cause it was a dell. Thats unless you got a sweet deal.

cleanbreak
12-29-2008, 11:25 AM
i have 64bit. vista just never worked for me always screwed with steam games like i couldn't use my disc back ups and screwed around with GTA iv so i went back to XP and i have another 2gb of ramm on my desk

never thought of trying it again? Fully updated? I had many problems at first like when i shut down it acted dead. the power button wouldnt even work. Then i tried it again few months later and now i love it. never have any problems. The only problems i can ever see me having is maybe using very old hardware programs etc

nVIDIOT
12-29-2008, 11:30 AM
Thanks :P

6698 USD was the total after tax. shipping was free as usual. Ordered directly from Dell. I don't think it was a sweat deal, although Dell at that time was claiming that i was saving some 950 dollars (and they do stuff like that all the time). Anyways you can say that at that time all I wanted was a top-notch rig and didn't give a rat's ♥♥♥♥ about the price.

Sadly, right now the same system can be had for two grands less than the total I paid, and for only 5500 you can get the new dell xps 730x h2c with i7 extreme processor and 6 gbs of RAM.

oh and the monitor's price isn't included. it alone cost me 1599 USD

wilt0njh
12-29-2008, 11:48 AM
I just ordered my new rig on newegg. final specs are as followed:

CPU- e8400
RAM- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
MOTHERBOARD- gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r
CASE- centurion 590
POWER SUPPLY- corsair 550w
HARD DRIVE- western digital caviar se16 250gb
CD DRIVE- LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-08
OS- vista home premium 64-bit SP1
VIDEO CARD- saphire hd 4850 512mb

im so happy i finaly am going to assemble my first computer and actualy be a good 1. without all of you on these forums i wouldnt have a clue on what parts to pick. thanks and wish me luck on building!

I'd say about 8.4/10. I would personally buy a little more memory (especially since you're going 64 bit), and would upgrade the hard drive, because I ♥♥♥♥♥ space like nobody's business.

Nice system though, enjoy your new toy :)

NoRCoN
12-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Recently updated my rig. :P

CPU - Core i7 920 @3GHz
RAM - 3GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1600
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EX58-DS4 LGA 1366 Intel X58
Case - Antec P182 Special Edition Mirror Finish
Power Supply - Corsair 620HX
Hard Drive(s) - 2x Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB in RAID0
OS - Windows XP SP3
Video Card - ATI Radeon 4870 1GB

If anybody has the link to the Steam Users' Computer Database thread, that would be awesome.

slayvus
12-29-2008, 11:59 AM
Recently updated my rig. :P

CPU - Core i7 920 @3GHz
RAM - 3GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1600
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EX58-DS4 LGA 1366 Intel X58
Case - Antec P182 Special Edition Mirror Finish
Power Supply - Corsair 620HX
Hard Drive(s) - 2x Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB in RAID0
OS - Windows XP SP3
Video Card - ATI Radeon 4870 1GB

If anybody has the link to the Steam Users' Computer Database thread, that would be awesome.

I'd give it a 9.1. YOu can get a higher OC on stock HS, I was able to. Got to about 3.2GHz with below stock VCore. 6GB would be better, but x64 for XP sucks. Not much storage space which isn't good for alot of games, but gets you by as long as you uninstall games you don't play. Could've gone with x64 Vista or x86 Vista. Video card could be better, but it's still good.

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

lock534
12-29-2008, 12:01 PM
I'd say about 8.4/10. I would personally buy a little more memory (especially since you're going 64 bit), and would upgrade the hard drive, because I ♥♥♥♥♥ space like nobody's business.

Nice system though, enjoy your new toy :)

once i get more cash i will upgrade my ram to 4gigs and my video card to cross fire with a 4870.

wilt0njh
12-29-2008, 12:03 PM
once i get more cash i will upgrade my ram to 4gigs and my video card to cross fire with a 4870.

Good man. :p

Thinking of overclocking it at all?

lock534
12-29-2008, 12:09 PM
Good man. :p

Thinking of overclocking it at all?

this is my first time builing a computer, i dont even know what over clocking means! i just want to put it together, then in my next build in like 4 years ill start to think of overclocking.

rotNdude
12-29-2008, 12:10 PM
If anybody has the link to the Steam Users' Computer Database thread, that would be awesome.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533721

slayvus
12-29-2008, 12:11 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533721

Oh, haha I was thinking of hardware survey :D ...

NoRCoN
12-29-2008, 12:12 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533721

Thank you, sir!
Oh, haha I was thinking of hardware survey :D ...

I appreciate the fact that you tried. :)

wilt0njh
12-29-2008, 12:13 PM
this is my first time builing a computer, i dont even know what over clocking means! i just want to put it together, then in my next build in like 4 years ill start to think of overclocking.

hehe, ok. I put together my first PC about a year ago, but you'll get used to jargon pretty quickly. It's basically a way of getting a free performance boost, at the expense of a bit more heat from the components. If you can get rid of that heat, it's pretty much risk-free as long as you know your stuff.

Good luck building the pc, hope it all goes well.

lock534
12-29-2008, 12:16 PM
hehe, ok. I put together my first PC about a year ago, but you'll get used to jargon pretty quickly. It's basically a way of getting a free performance boost, at the expense of a bit more heat from the components. If you can get rid of that heat, it's pretty much risk-free as long as you know your stuff.

Good luck building the pc, hope it all goes well.

all i know about over clocking is if have to get a better CPU cooler, my centurion 590 would get another 2-3 120mm fans added onto it with a total of 5ish (cant count) and id buy thermal paste to put on the CPU

lhwj
12-30-2008, 12:39 PM
I just ordered my new rig on newegg. final specs are as followed:

CPU- e8400
RAM- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
MOTHERBOARD- gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r
CASE- centurion 590
POWER SUPPLY- corsair 550w
HARD DRIVE- western digital caviar se16 250gb
CD DRIVE- LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-08
OS- vista home premium 64-bit SP1
VIDEO CARD- saphire hd 4850 512mb

im so happy i finaly am going to assemble my first computer and actualy be a good 1. without all of you on these forums i wouldnt have a clue on what parts to pick. thanks and wish me luck on building!

9.0. 2GB RAM?? Hard disk is a little small. But otherwise, nice build. Good luck and don't mess up!

XPS 730, Intel Qx9770 3.8 GHZ OCed, 4 GB Corsair Dominator 1333 mhz

Dual nVIDIA GTX 280 1024 MB GDDR3 on each card

H2C Liquid Cooling, Dual dvd/rw drives, 1 Terabyte SATA 2.0 HDD

Dell 30 inch Widescreen Ultrasharp Max Resolution 2560X1600

Win Vista 64 bit Home Premium

Win Vista 32 bit Home Premium

4 Years of Extended warranty and 4 years of Accidental damage care service

9.7. I'm not taking the warranty into account, it's just... irrelevant :D I didn't know XPSes are overclockable...


Recently updated my rig. :P

CPU - Core i7 920 @3GHz
RAM - 3GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1600
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EX58-DS4 LGA 1366 Intel X58
Case - Antec P182 Special Edition Mirror Finish
Power Supply - Corsair 620HX
Hard Drive(s) - 2x Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB in RAID0
OS - Windows XP SP3
Video Card - ATI Radeon 4870 1GB



9.5. Nice futureproof system.

Luke

xJPM100x
12-30-2008, 07:32 PM
RAM is so cheap these days you may as well buy a 2x2GB set. I know the RAM I bought from Newegg back in June for $84.99 is now $49.99, although I've seen it as low as $44.99 at times...

Va5h
12-30-2008, 07:40 PM
Recently Upgraded mine from my old e6600 build

CPU - Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.9ghz
RAM - 4GB DDR2 GSkill 1066 @ 1200mhz
Motherboard - Asus P5Q Deluxe
Power Supply - PC Power + Cooling 750W Quad
Hard Drive(s) - 2x 150gb Raptors RAID0 + 1TB Hitachi Darkstar
Video Card - 2x ATI 4870 1GB Corssfire
OS - Vista Home Premium 64bit
Case - Antec 900

in3rt!a
12-30-2008, 09:15 PM
RAM is so cheap these days you may as well buy a 2x2GB set. I know the RAM I bought from Newegg back in June for $84.99 is now $49.99, although I've seen it as low as $44.99 at times...
real good deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL123008&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL123008-_-Memory-_-LB1C-_-20227267

even better deal, but out of stock:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104062&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL123008&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL123008-_-Memory-_-LC2B-_-20104062

Rebel44
12-31-2008, 05:28 AM
CPU - Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0ghz
RAM - 8GB DDR2 800 Mhz
Motherboard - Asus P5B-E
Power Supply - Enermax Infiniti 720W
Hard Drive(s) - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB (OS drive) 1,5TB Seagate (data) and 2x 750GB Samsung (backup)
Video Card - ATI 4870 512MB
OS - Vista Home Premium 64bit
Case - CM Stacker 831
Monitor - 24" Acer AL2423W

nVIDIOT
12-31-2008, 05:55 AM
CPU - Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0ghz
RAM - 8GB DDR2 800 Mhz
Motherboard - Asus P5B-E
Power Supply - Enermax Infiniti 720W
Hard Drive(s) - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB (OS drive) 1,5TB Seagate (data) and 2x 750GB Samsung (backup)
Video Card - ATI 4870 512MB
OS - Vista Home Premium 64bit
Case - CM Stacker 831
Monitor - 24" Acer AL2423W

This is my first review on a configuration. here it goes:

I don't know when you bought it, but if you have bought this recently (within the past 5 months), then either you spent not too much money on it, or someone gave it to you for free or at a discount. but still you would be able to play most of the recent games with their settings set to Low or Med I guess.

Get 4 gigs or more DDR3 RAM with speed being anywhere between 1600 and 2000 mhz, power supply is okay, and might want to get a qx9770 now that its price has dropped significantly due to I7's arrival. The video card definitely needs an upgrade. wait till jan 09 because nvidia is going to introduce gtx 295 and we are hoping that 280's price will be reduced a little.

no liquid cooling?

P.S. I don't rate computers. it's impossible. but posting your 3D mark vantage score would definitely help others understand what your PC is capable of doing

wilt0njh
12-31-2008, 08:25 AM
but still you would be able to play most of the recent games with their settings set to Low or Med I guess.


I beg to differ.... He could probably play things on high-ultra high with that setup. The 4870 is a very powerful card, and his cpu is a beast - they're some of the best overclocking cpus out there. 8GB of RAM will obliterate pretty much anything at the moment. I know it's only 800MHz, but it's still fairly good.

I'd rate it at about 8.8, maybe 9.

slayvus
12-31-2008, 08:36 AM
This is my first review on a configuration. here it goes:

I don't know when you bought it, but if you have bought this recently (within the past 5 months), then either you spent not too much money on it, or someone gave it to you for free or at a discount. but still you would be able to play most of the recent games with their settings set to Low or Med I guess.

Get 4 gigs or more DDR3 RAM with speed being anywhere between 1600 and 2000 mhz, power supply is okay, and might want to get a qx9770 now that its price has dropped significantly due to I7's arrival. The video card definitely needs an upgrade. wait till jan 09 because nvidia is going to introduce gtx 295 and we are hoping that 280's price will be reduced a little.

no liquid cooling?

P.S. I don't rate computers. it's impossible. but posting your 3D mark vantage score would definitely help others understand what your PC is capable of doing

I suggest you not rate anyone's computer any more. To use DDR3 he would need a new motherboard.

The 4870 should get about 7000-8000 points on the GPU score in Vantage. My 4870 X2 with a slight overclock gets a little over 16000 on the GPU score for Performance preset. A 8800GTX stock gets about 5000-6000 on Vantage for GPU score.

nVIDIOT
12-31-2008, 09:23 AM
I suggest you not rate anyone's computer any more. To use DDR3 he would need a new motherboard.

The 4870 should get about 7000-8000 points on the GPU score in Vantage. My 4870 X2 with a slight overclock gets a little over 16000 on the GPU score for Performance preset. A 8800GTX stock gets about 5000-6000 on Vantage for GPU score.
when and where did i rate what?

slayvus
12-31-2008, 09:31 AM
when and where did i rate what?

You may have not put a number, but you put words. That's still a rating even if you call it a review.

lhwj
12-31-2008, 09:55 AM
Recently Upgraded mine from my old e6600 build

CPU - Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.9ghz
RAM - 4GB DDR2 GSkill 1066 @ 1200mhz
Motherboard - Asus P5Q Deluxe
Power Supply - PC Power + Cooling 750W Quad
Hard Drive(s) - 2x 150gb Raptors RAID0 + 1TB Hitachi Darkstar
Video Card - 2x ATI 4870 1GB Corssfire
OS - Vista Home Premium 64bit
Case - Antec 900

This gets 9.6.

CPU - Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0ghz
RAM - 8GB DDR2 800 Mhz
Motherboard - Asus P5B-E
Power Supply - Enermax Infiniti 720W
Hard Drive(s) - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB (OS drive) 1,5TB Seagate (data) and 2x 750GB Samsung (backup)
Video Card - ATI 4870 512MB
OS - Vista Home Premium 64bit
Case - CM Stacker 831

Monitor - 24" Acer AL2423W

Erm.. 9.45 for you.

Luke

Pirate7-20
12-31-2008, 05:53 PM
Cpu -Phenom 9950 @ 3.2
Ram - 4gb Muskin xp2 1066
Motherboard - Asus crosshair 2 formula
Psu - Ocz 1010 gamextreme
Gfx - 2 8800gt 512mb oc2
Hdd's - 2 WD 74gb raptors raid 0, 2 250gb wd's raid 0, 1tb lacie ext
Os - Vista 64bit ultimate
Case - Thermaltake armor
Heatsink - Zalman 9700nt
24" samsung 2443 & 20" acer 2016
Karl

lhwj
12-31-2008, 07:48 PM
Cpu -Phenom 9950 @ 3.2
Ram - 4gb Muskin xp2 1066
Motherboard - Asus crosshair 2 formula
Psu - Ocz 1010 gamextreme
Gfx - 2 8800gt 512mb oc2
Hdd's - 2 WD 74gb raptors raid 0, 2 250gb wd's raid 0, 1tb lacie ext
Os - Vista 64bit ultimate
Case - Thermaltake armor
Heatsink - Zalman 9700nt
24" samsung 2443 & 20" acer 2016
Karl

9.3.

Luke

XeroGeez
01-02-2009, 07:44 PM
Asustek P5L-MX motherboard
1GB RAM
Intel Pentium 4 515 2.93GHz LGA775
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W Power Supply
GeForce 9600 GT PCI-E x16
223GB Hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Chipset soundcard

I also want to know if all of this will work together, and what quality games I could expect to play with them, if it isnt too much. :}

MeStinkBAD
01-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Hardware Overview:

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version: 1.7f10


Intel ESB2 AHCI:

Vendor: Intel
Product: ESB2 AHCI
Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1:

Capacity: 465.76 GB
Model: WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1
Revision: 09.02E09
Serial Number: WD-WCANU1986505
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Bay Name: "Bay 1"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 433.88 GB
Available: 4.97 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /
BOOT CAMP:
Capacity: 31.57 GB
Available: 3.87 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: MS-DOS FAT32
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /Volumes/BOOT CAMP

WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1:

Capacity: 465.76 GB
Model: WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1
Revision: 09.02E09
Serial Number: WD-WCANU1986505
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Bay Name: "Bay 1"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 433.88 GB
Available: 4.97 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /
BOOT CAMP:
Capacity: 31.57 GB
Available: 3.87 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: MS-DOS FAT32
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /Volumes/BOOT CAMP

Intel ESB2 AHCI:

Vendor: Intel
Product: ESB2 AHCI
Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

WDC WD10EACS-00ZJB0:

Capacity: 931.51 GB
Model: WDC WD10EACS-00ZJB0
Revision: 01.01B01
Serial Number: WD-WCASJ0086919
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk1
Bay Name: "Bay 2"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Time Machine:
Capacity: 931.39 GB
Available: 369.93 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk1s3
Mount Point: /Volumes/Time Machine

WDC WD10EACS-00ZJB0:

Capacity: 931.51 GB
Model: WDC WD10EACS-00ZJB0
Revision: 01.01B01
Serial Number: WD-WCASJ0086919
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk1
Bay Name: "Bay 2"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Time Machine:
Capacity: 931.39 GB
Available: 369.93 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk1s3
Mount Point: /Volumes/Time Machine

Intel ESB2 AHCI:

Vendor: Intel
Product: ESB2 AHCI
Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1:

Capacity: 139.74 GB
Model: WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1
Revision: 20.07P20
Serial Number: WD-WMAP41582358
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk3
Bay Name: "Bay 3"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Raptor:
Capacity: 139.42 GB
Available: 87.09 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk3s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/Raptor

WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1:

Capacity: 139.74 GB
Model: WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1
Revision: 20.07P20
Serial Number: WD-WMAP41582358
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk3
Bay Name: "Bay 3"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Raptor:
Capacity: 139.42 GB
Available: 87.09 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk3s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/Raptor

Intel ESB2 AHCI:

Vendor: Intel
Product: ESB2 AHCI
Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1:

Capacity: 139.74 GB
Model: WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1
Revision: 20.07P20
Serial Number: WD-WMAP41580806
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk2
Bay Name: "Bay 4"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Vista:
Capacity: 139.54 GB
Available: 24.42 GB
Writable: No
File System: NTFS
BSD Name: disk2s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/Vista

WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1:

Capacity: 139.74 GB
Model: WDC WD1500AHFD-00RAR1
Revision: 20.07P20
Serial Number: WD-WMAP41580806
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk2
Bay Name: "Bay 4"
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Vista:
Capacity: 139.54 GB
Available: 24.42 GB
Writable: No
File System: NTFS
BSD Name: disk2s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/Vista

Intel ESB2 AHCI:

Vendor: Intel
Product: ESB2 AHCI
Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

Intel ESB2 AHCI:

Vendor: Intel
Product: ESB2 AHCI
Speed: 3 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec

1394B/USB2 Drive:

Manufacturer: PI-041
Model: 0x0
GUID: 0x101006450002CD
Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
Connection Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
Sub-units:
1394B/USB2 Drive Unit:
Unit Software Version: 0x10483
Unit Spec ID: 0x609E
Firmware Revision: 0x241
Product Revision Level: 2.41
Sub-units:
1394B/USB2 Drive SBP-LUN:
Capacity: 279.48 GB
Removable Media: Yes
BSD Name: disk5
Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
Volumes:
300GB:
Capacity: 279.16 GB
Available: 41.12 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk5s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/300GB

Built-in Hub:

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Unknown
Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec
Connection Speed: Unknown

ATI Radeon X1900 XT:

Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1900
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
Slot: Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x7249
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A52027-202
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.202
Displays:
VG2230wm:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported
VX2235wm:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported


ATI Radeon X1900 XT:

Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1900
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
Slot: Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x7249
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A52027-202
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.202
Displays:
VG2230wm:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported
VX2235wm:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported

slayvus
01-02-2009, 08:24 PM
Dual Dual Core Xeon CPUs
4GB of ECC RAM
Some hard drives
A crappy PSU?
Dual X 1900XTs?

0.0 out of 10 because not even 99% of that information is needed.

Thats what I read out of your post. I don't see where you got all that other crappy information. I guess your not a computer person...

Congrats on spending $3000+ on a computer that sucks now compared to i7.

Mustafa
01-02-2009, 08:28 PM
Asustek P5L-MX motherboard
1GB RAM
Intel Pentium 4 515 2.93GHz LGA775
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W Power Supply
GeForce 9600 GT PCI-E x16
223GB Hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Chipset soundcard

I also want to know if all of this will work together, and what quality games I could expect to play with them, if it isnt too much. :}

This is my first rating, but I'd give it a 7.9
The processor is old and weak, you should replace that and a new motherboard. Also only 1 gig of RAM with Vista must run very slow. The video card isn't THAT bad, but it could be better.

With this rig, you could mainly run most source games excellent, but not too many newer games. One gig of ram with Vista I heard is terribly slow.

XeroGeez
01-02-2009, 08:33 PM
This is my first rating, but I'd give it a 7.9
The processor is old and weak, you should replace that and a new motherboard. Also only 1 gig of RAM with Vista must run very slow. The video card isn't THAT bad, but it could be better.

With this rig, you could mainly run most source games excellent, but not too many newer games. One gig of ram with Vista I heard is terribly slow.
Yeah, the ram could be improved, but this is my budget computer, and I'm glad that it can even do that much, so thanks. :}

Oh, and some people said it would run a bit better than expected, because I play on a low resolution.

Enon
01-02-2009, 10:26 PM
that new prince of persia has got to be the best of 09'

Enon
01-02-2009, 10:31 PM
I have an older pc.. its a quad core 9950 AMD 'Black Edition' mobo biostar N750 w/ Nvidia 9800GT 1gig Akimbo 4 gigs of ram running at 1066 speed. s.l.o.w. I know its not as powerful as half the guys in here. ::) ::3

nur23_You55ouf
01-02-2009, 11:46 PM
Sorry to go off topic but how much will a laptop with a core 2 duo t5800 processor (2.0 ghz) impede my ability to play games such as GTA IV, crysis, or gears of war? I have a nvidia 9600M GS card, and based upon what i've read, a better processor is more befitting(although a good GPU is more vital). How much does CPU play into this anyway? Is this going to effect gaming performance tremendously? I don't mind a rating btw.

System in a nutshell: 4 gigs of RAM, t5800 core 2 duo (2.0 ghz), 320gb memory (5400 rpm), 64 bit vista, and nvidia 9600M GS 512 mb.

lhwj
01-03-2009, 03:08 AM
Asustek P5L-MX motherboard
1GB RAM
Intel Pentium 4 515 2.93GHz LGA775
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W Power Supply
GeForce 9600 GT PCI-E x16
223GB Hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Chipset soundcard

I also want to know if all of this will work together, and what quality games I could expect to play with them, if it isnt too much. :}

A little unbalanced, though undoubtly the graphics card is more important. I'll give you a 6.7.

It should play games all right, on medium settings but don't expect more than 60 FPS with that processor. One or two extra gigabytes of RAM will help A LOT.

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB

ATI Radeon X1900 XT:



Everything else which I cut off is unnecessary. Please look at the format of other posters and follow them, there's no need to post so much irrelevant information.

Your score:

7.0. This is a gaming forum, and I can say in this thread we rate your gaming performance. That X1900XT was pretty good a few years ago but now it's kinda old.

I have an older pc.. its a quad core 9950 AMD 'Black Edition' mobo biostar N750 w/ Nvidia 9800GT 1gig Akimbo 4 gigs of ram running at 1066 speed. s.l.o.w. I know its not as powerful as half the guys in here. ::) ::3

It is pretty powerful actually, I'll give it an 9.0.

Sorry to go off topic but how much will a laptop with a core 2 duo t5800 processor (2.0 ghz) impede my ability to play games such as GTA IV, crysis, or gears of war? I have a nvidia 9600M GS card, and based upon what i've read, a better processor is more befitting(although a good GPU is more vital). How much does CPU play into this anyway? Is this going to effect gaming performance tremendously? I don't mind a rating btw.


A 9600M is one of the better cards for gaming. For most games the graphics card is more important, besides Source games. But even for Source games you still need a decent graphics card to get good framerates. The games you mentioned above should run fine on that laptop.

Luke

slayvus
01-03-2009, 10:10 AM
that new prince of persia has got to be the best of 09'

Sorry, the new PoP was released in 08 meaning it's an 08 game, not an 09.

Diesel_Power
01-03-2009, 10:20 AM
Just built this a couple weeks ago,

- Asus P5Q PRO
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core (3.0 Ghz)
- EVGA E-Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 896mb
- G-Skill 4GB DDR2-1000 (2 x 2GB sticks dual channeled)
- Samsung Spinpoint F1 Series 640GB SATA2 7200RPM
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
- BFG 550 Watt

lhwj
01-03-2009, 10:30 AM
Just built this a couple weeks ago,

- Asus P5Q PRO
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core (3.0 Ghz)
- EVGA E-Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 896mb
- G-Skill 4GB DDR2-1000 (2 x 2GB sticks dual channeled)
- Samsung Spinpoint F1 Series 640GB SATA2 7200RPM
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
- BFG 550 Watt

9.1 for you :)

Luke

tur18954
01-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Hm. New video card. Last night I bought a GEFORCE 9400 GT but went back to Best Buy to return it. Got a GEFORCE 8400 GS at Office Max. The difference? Best Buy card was $116. Office Max was $63.

3D Mark 05 report. (http://service.futuremark.com/home.action;jsessionid=13F4A1822F0D4C33B14680607F7 EAFF0)

lhwj
01-03-2009, 03:34 PM
I'm sorry, you truly got ripped off. An 8400 GS is a weak card and it's worth $30 at the most. Return it if you can. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Description=8400%20gs&bop=And&Order=PRICE

The 9400GT is fairly weak too, slightly better but not worth much either. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Description=9400%20GT&bop=And&Order=PRICE. You should start at the 9600GT for decent gaming performance.

For almost $70 after rebate, an ATi 4670 is far superior to these two cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121274

Luke

bloodypalace
01-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Intel C2D E6400
2gb ram
9800gt
Asus p5n32 sli se deluxe
xp pro

Built it 3 years ago and originally i had two 7900gtx's in it (It was a beast 3 years ago ;)). One of them died and bought a 9800gt to replace the lonely 7900gtx.

lhwj
01-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Intel C2D E6400
2gb ram
9800gt
Asus p5n32 sli se deluxe
xp pro

Built it 3 years ago and originally i had two 7900gtx's in it. One of them died and bought a 9800gt to replace the lonely 7900gtx.

8.4 for you.

Luke

Shadoww0lf
01-03-2009, 03:47 PM
- EVGA X58 ATX Intel
- Intel Core i7 920 (2.66GHz)
- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB
- 4GB DDR3 - Dual channel
- WD 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
- Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
- OCZ GameXStream 600W

lhwj
01-03-2009, 03:51 PM
I swear, everyone's jumping on the i7 bandwagon nowadays. 9.5 for you.

Luke

Shadoww0lf
01-03-2009, 03:53 PM
It was that or the quad core pretty much..

lhwj
01-03-2009, 03:55 PM
The i7 is a quad core too... with hyperthreading so it's 8 logical cores! But still, good choice ;). I've never heard of quad channel RAM though, only tri channel so far (which is why X58 motherboards typically have 6 RAM slots).

LUke

Shadoww0lf
01-03-2009, 03:56 PM
er. Lemmy fix that.

Was thinking of something else while I was typing that.

slayvus
01-03-2009, 04:14 PM
What RAM are you using with that setup Shadoww0lf? I hope it is i7 certified RAM because if it runs higher then 1.65v you'll permanently damage your CPU.

Joedoe22
01-03-2009, 10:24 PM
Intel Core i7 920
Asus P6T Deluxe
6GB G.Skill DDR3
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 @612/1052 (could go higher...)
ABS/Tagan BZ 900w PSU
250GB WD SATA
500GB WD SATA
Lite On SATA DVDR
Vista Ultimate 64

Just built this last week.

Mustafa
01-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Erm, 9.5

Very nice.

olbapnauj
01-03-2009, 10:34 PM
my rig :P

Amd 64 x2 6000+
Biostar A770 A2+
Corsair DHX xms2 4gbs 800mhz (4 x 1)
Nvidia evga 8800gt
seagate 250GB SATA II x2
Seagate 160gb 2.5" @ Vantec NexStar 3 external case.
Vista Ultimate 64
Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard
Raidmax smilodon Case.

K1ller_P1ckle
01-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Intel Core2Duo E6550 @2.33ghz
GeForce 9800gtx+
2gb Crucial RAM
Asus P5KC
320gb hdd
550w PSU

lhwj
01-04-2009, 01:48 AM
Intel Core i7 920
Asus P6T Deluxe
6GB G.Skill DDR3
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 @612/1052 (could go higher...)
ABS/Tagan BZ 900w PSU
250GB WD SATA
500GB WD SATA
Lite On SATA DVDR
Vista Ultimate 64

Just built this last week.

Another i7, nice. 9.6.

my rig :P

Amd 64 x2 6000+
Biostar A770 A2+
Corsair DHX xms2 4gbs 800mhz (4 x 1)
Nvidia evga 8800gt
seagate 250GB SATA II x2
Seagate 160gb 2.5" @ Vantec NexStar 3 external case.
Vista Ultimate 64
Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard
Raidmax smilodon Case.


8.2.

Intel Core2Duo E6550 @2.33ghz
GeForce 9800gtx+
2gb Crucial RAM
Asus P5KC
320gb hdd
550w PSU

8.6.

Luke

tur18954
01-04-2009, 04:52 AM
I'm sorry, you truly got ripped off. An 8400 GS is a weak card and it's worth $30 at the most.

Well, I could see the textures for GTA 4 using either the 9400 or 8400. With my GEFORCE 6200 I couldn't see the textures at all. The boat in the opening was invisible.

But anyway, I decided not to play GTA 4 on my computer after solving the graphics problem because my gamepad won't emulate well with the xboxcemu program. I have a PS2 standard Dual Shock2 controller attached to a USB adaptor. The sticks don't see to calibrate correctly for some reason with this game. Thus camera control is problematic.

I can play Warhammer Online much better, though, with my new 8400 so I'm happy despite having to pay extra: I'm not allowed to mail order anyway so I'm stuck with physical stores.

lhwj
01-04-2009, 08:16 AM
...I'm not allowed to mail order anyway so I'm stuck with physical stores.

Well I'm sure if you look harder at physical stores the prices can't be that much different, but these large retailer chains tend to overcharge as you have experienced. I don't live in the US, but I presume there would be small specialist computer shops around where you live?

Luke

tur18954
01-04-2009, 08:36 AM
I don't live in the US, but I presume there would be small specialist computer shops around where you live?

Luke

Nope. Just used to be a Radio Shack. They had Tandys back in the early 80s then moved onto Compaqs in the 90s. At one point they had Aptivas. They didn't have graphics cards as far as I know. The one closest to me closed down.

Only place you can go to buy computer junk is Best Buy or Walmart or whatever. I know of a Circuit City, but I don't go there. Some stores have on their websites the option to have it shipped to a local store near you from the website's warehouse, though.

But I'm happy with the 8400. It's not really awesome or something & strangely tested not as good as a 7900 when I looked at yougamers.com. Oh well. I don't understand the differences much anyway. For now I have the right stuff for me. I'm learning to tone down my computer game purchases as I already have several game consoles as it is!

lhwj
01-04-2009, 08:39 AM
A 7900 is one of the top cards of the 7000 series, while the 8400 is the weakest card of the 8000 series. Now even though it's a full generation newer there's no way it's going to beat a top card from the previous generation.

Well so long as you're happy ;)

Luke

tur18954
01-05-2009, 04:54 AM
I didn't notice... does the 7900 have 512(?)MB VRAM while the 8400 has 256MB VRAM?

lhwj
01-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Yes probably but video RAM doesn't really matter at lower resolutions and if AA is off. A good 256 MB card can beat a weaker 512 MB card. It also depends on the memory bandwidth, the 8400 only has a 64 bit lane which is mediocre, most mainstream cards nowadays have 256 bits.

Luke

crazycanuck
01-05-2009, 08:34 AM
well heres mine...I'm waiting until spring to maybe do a vidcard upgrade..depending on what new stuff gets released this winter by nvidia and what happens to prices.

CPU: Intel Quad Q9450 @ 3.00 Ghz
Vidcards: 2x BFG 8800 GTS 512mb
MOBO: ASUS P5N-D 750i
RAM: 4 Gigs Mushkin performance ram 5-4-4-12
PSU: Antec 850w SLI pci-e 2.0 PSU
HDD's: 2x 150 GIG Maxtor Sata (no raid config)
HDD#3: Raptor 10,000 rpm 120 gig for games
O/S: Windows XP pro
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
Cooler:Zalman CNPS 9700led
soundcard: Asus Xonar dx
headphones: Zalman 5.1 surround sound headphones

lhwj
01-05-2009, 08:40 AM
You get 9.2. 8800GTS SLI is decent and 45 nm quad core processor is good too. Just a little curious, could you do a HD Tune benchmark on the 10,000 Raptor and tell me your average transfer rate (or better still, a screenshot)? Test should take 2-3 minutes to run. The free version is available here: http://www.hdtune.com/

Luke

crazycanuck
01-05-2009, 08:43 AM
You get 9.2. 8800GTS SLI is decent and 45 nm quad core processor is good too. Just a little curious, could you do a HD Tune benchmark on the 10,000 Raptor and tell me your average transfer rate (or better still, a screenshot)? Test should take 2-3 minutes to run. The free version is available here: http://www.hdtune.com/

Luke

Luke

i can do that when i get home..i am at work right now on my laptop.

lhwj
01-05-2009, 08:46 AM
Also if you're looking for an upgrade I imagine two GTX260s will be a decent choice, they cost about $500. The price might drop a bit more though, when the new GTX295 comes out.

Luke

crazycanuck
01-05-2009, 08:57 AM
im kinda hoping for a single card solution...the gtx295 looks like it could be a good runner, im going to wait to see what "real world" reviews look like at Nvidia sli zone forums. The Gtx260 core 216 looked like a good candidate,I want to wait and see what happens to pricing before i buy.

iGaming | Chaos
01-05-2009, 08:58 AM
I think the 260 will drop a fair bit when the 295 is released.

We can hope I guess.

bes
01-05-2009, 09:40 AM
Intel Core i7 920
Asus P6T Deluxe
6GB G.Skill DDR3
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 @612/1052 (could go higher...)
ABS/Tagan BZ 900w PSU
250GB WD SATA
500GB WD SATA
Lite On SATA DVDR
Vista Ultimate 64

Just built this last week.

I like this one...I might try something that this one at a later time ...very nice, bet that was a ton of money :-)



mine:
CPU: Phenom 8750 X3 @2.4 GHZ

Motherboard: GA-MA790FX-DS5 with F6 bios update(supports AM3 CPU's)

Video Card: Diamond HD4850 512meg GDDR3

RAM: 6gigs DDR2 800 Centon

Drives:
1 320gig 72000rpm SATA2 WD Cav
2x 70gig 10,000rpm Raptor SATA1(non raid config)
1 30gig OCZ SSD SATA2
1 CD/DVD Rom/burner/multi-drive

Sound: on-board Realtek ALC889A HD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

Ethernet: on-board Realtek 8111B chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Power Supply: Antec modular 850W TruePower Quattro

Case: Raidmax Gaming Medium,neon lights,clear side panel

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700 LED(arctic silver 5 applied)

Vid Card Cooler: Zalman VF1000 LED(arctic silver 5 applied)

Case Fans: 1 120mm,2 side 80mm(left and right side),1 80mm rear

Sound System: Philips 2speaker 70watt with mini sub

Monitor: 22" Westinghouse HD LCD connected through HDMI

OS: Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1 dual boot with XP 32bit MCE 2005 SP3

lhwj
01-05-2009, 11:26 AM
mine:
CPU: Phenom 8750 X3 @2.4 GHZ

Motherboard: GA-MA790FX-DS5 with F6 bios update(supports AM3 CPU's)

Video Card: Diamond HD4850 512meg GDDR3

RAM: 6gigs DDR2 800 Centon

Drives:
1 320gig 72000rpm SATA2 WD Cav
2x 70gig 10,000rpm Raptor SATA1(non raid config)
1 30gig OCZ SSD SATA2
1 CD/DVD Rom/burner/multi-drive

Sound: on-board Realtek ALC889A HD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

Ethernet: on-board Realtek 8111B chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Power Supply: Antec modular 850W TruePower Quattro

Case: Raidmax Gaming Medium,neon lights,clear side panel

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700 LED(arctic silver 5 applied)

Vid Card Cooler: Zalman VF1000 LED(arctic silver 5 applied)

Case Fans: 1 120mm,2 side 80mm(left and right side),1 80mm rear

Sound System: Philips 2speaker 70watt with mini sub

Monitor: 22" Westinghouse HD LCD connected through HDMI

OS: Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1 dual boot with XP 32bit MCE 2005 SP3

9.0 for you.

Luke

shween
01-05-2009, 12:22 PM
Ok rate this i first bought an HP elite with a fairly small case and super graded it: here's my rig:

Intel Core2 Quad 2.66 GHz
750 Gig HD
XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+
6 Gigs of RAM
750 W PSU
Windows Vista 64 bit with SP1

Just for resolution perpouses i have an Acer 22" monitor that rinn 1680x1050 res.

I am running FarCry 2 on all setting set on high with ultra high physics effects with 2x antialiasing and don't experiance much lag.

and i play COD5 and Assasins Creed maxed out.

i just need a good way to check out my fps

lhwj
01-05-2009, 12:36 PM
Intel Core2 Quad 2.66 GHz
750 Gig HD
XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+
6 Gigs of RAM
750 W PSU
Windows Vista 64 bit with SP1



9.2.

Luke

Liquidfox
01-05-2009, 01:26 PM
Intel E6600 @ 3.0GHz
2GB DDR2 667 (Standard stuff, not too fussed at the moment)
Asus P5N-E SLI
eVGA 8800GT SSC
Enermax Noisetaker 600W
XP Pro SP3

lhwj
01-05-2009, 01:40 PM
Intel E6600 @ 3.0GHz
2GB DDR2 667 (Standard stuff, not too fussed at the moment)
Asus P5N-E SLI
eVGA 8800GT SSC
Enermax Noisetaker 600W
XP Pro SP3

8.6 for you.

Luke

sperry201
01-05-2009, 09:22 PM
Intel Core2 Due T9400 @2.53Ghz
4Gb DDR2
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
512MB NVidia GeForce 9600M GT (1680 x 1050)

So that's my new system. Its a laptop (HP) and the first new computer I have ever bought. The rest have all been eBay "Deals." I'm fairly happy with it. Get great FPS on all Valve Games which are the only ones I play. It's no gaming monster but for the $ it gets the job done. I only wish I had upgraded the HDD... Maybe in a few years Solid State HDD will be in my price range.

EliteGuard
01-05-2009, 10:24 PM
here mine into the mix an upgrade from a e6300, dg965wh 2gb of ram to this:
================================================== ======
Intel QX6850 Quad Core Extreme
EVGA 750I SLI FTW
XFX 9600GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition 512MB (GPU-740Mhz, 256Bit Memory Bus, 2000Mhz Memory)
8GB DDR2 800 Gskill 5-5-5-15 ( 4x2GB Sticks, 2 Matched Pairs for 4GB)
1x500GB Sata2, 1x160GB Sata2 & 1x80GB Sata2
Windows Vista Ultimate X64 SP1
Cooler Master 80Plus PS 650W
Vista gives me a score of 5.5 on the index scale

its my new comp for long time... only thing missing is a real sound card
-- future upgrade a fatality pro and a second card for sli

lhwj
01-06-2009, 09:16 AM
here mine into the mix an upgrade from a e6300, dg965wh 2gb of ram to this:
================================================== ======
Intel QX6850 Quad Core Extreme
EVGA 750I SLI FTW
XFX 9600GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition 512MB (GPU-740Mhz, 256Bit Memory Bus, 2000Mhz Memory)
8GB DDR2 800 Gskill 5-5-5-15 ( 4x2GB Sticks, 2 Matched Pairs for 4GB)
1x500GB Sata2, 1x160GB Sata2 & 1x80GB Sata2
Windows Vista Ultimate X64 SP1
Cooler Master 80Plus PS 650W
Vista gives me a score of 5.5 on the index scale



I think you could have put a little more money into the graphics card rather than the processor for your upgrade, unless you normally do processor intensive tasks like video editing. I'll give you 8.5.

Intel Core2 Due T9400 @2.53Ghz
4Gb DDR2
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
512MB NVidia GeForce 9600M GT (1680 x 1050)

Nice laptop. 8.2.

Luke

wierdo124
01-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 overclocked to 4.4GHz on Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme lapped with a Skythe Ultra Kaze 3000rpm fan
Gigabyte P35 DS3L BIOS flashed to f8f
XFX Nvidia 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog with Thermalright HR-03 GT GPU cooler and Panaflo 2000rpm fan
Corsair HX520w
2HDDs, one 500GB WD AAKS for windows and one 250gb KR for Linux
Hanns-G HG216D
G15 and G9 and X-540 speakers
CoolerMaster CM690 with side panel window mod
2GB Ballistix Tracers at 1400MHz up from 800 stock. Double sided with D9 chips. Also just got some cheap-o OCZ Fata1ity 800mhz. 4GB set. We'll see how they OC.
Oh and Vista home premium 64 bit, and hackintosh and Linux.

I'm getting bored, rate it :p

lhwj
01-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 overclocked to 4.4GHz on Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme lapped with a Skythe Ultra Kaze 3000rpm fan
Gigabyte P35 DS3L BIOS flashed to f8f
XFX Nvidia 8800GT 512MB Alpha Dog with Thermalright HR-03 GT GPU cooler and Panaflo 2000rpm fan
Corsair HX520w
2HDDs, one 500GB WD AAKS for windows and one 250gb KR for Linux
Hanns-G HG216D
G15 and G9 and X-540 speakers
CoolerMaster CM690 with side panel window mod
2GB Ballistix Tracers at 1400MHz up from 800 stock. Double sided with D9 chips. Also just got some cheap-o OCZ Fata1ity 800mhz. 4GB set. We'll see how they OC.
Oh and Vista home premium 64 bit, and hackintosh and Linux.



9.0. Fantastic overclock, but graphics card lets it down slightly.

Luke

beanmiester
01-08-2009, 11:34 PM
Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86ghz @ 3ghz on stock cooling/volts

xfx 9600gt xxx

750iftw

LS600 600w psu

2 gigs o ram.

:o

lhwj
01-08-2009, 11:36 PM
8.4 for you. Nice overclock.

Luke

hl_gamer_123
01-08-2009, 11:45 PM
Antec 900
OCZ GameXstream 600 watt
Intel E8400 @ 4 GHZ /w AC7 Pro
Asus P5Q Pro
2 Gig DRR2 800
Powercolor Radeon 4850 @ 680/1080
WD 160 GB (Yes I know, but I'm not a pack rat)
DVD/CD drive

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/2811/img0004wz6.jpg
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/143/img0002ne4.jpg