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MikeBlaszczak
12-25-2009, 10:04 AM
Rate please? ;)

-2 for overclocking, -1 for not enough disk, -1 for small memory. Nice video card. 6/10.

masta121
12-25-2009, 10:54 AM
How is that motherboard for overclocking?
What is your processor speed at?
And I would give yours a good 8/10
needs updated graphics to get a higher score.

The motherboard is very good at OCing, it's quite high end. However, I run it at stock because at the moment I see no reason to OC. Haven't run into any performance issues whatsoever at stock clocks.

Bulletbrain7
12-25-2009, 11:35 AM
Case:Gigabyte Sumo 5115
CPU: i7 860 3.9ghz I can easily hit 4.2ghz. :) will try soon.
Mobo:Gigabyte P55
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1866
Video card: Asus 5970
HD: SamSung 750gb HD
Cooler: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro
OS: win 7 64-bit


HD seems a little slow and small for such a high end system. No amount of RAM given. So, incomplete.

Naphta
12-25-2009, 11:47 AM
-2 for overclocking, -1 for not enough disk, -1 for small memory. Nice video card. 6/10.
You're mean :(

Combat Medic
12-25-2009, 12:04 PM
You're mean :(

he is...i give 8/10

masta121
12-25-2009, 12:35 PM
HD seems a little slow and small for such a high end system. No amount of RAM given. So, incomplete.

The Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB drive is pretty much as fast as mechanical drives get, why are you docking him? Does he need a SSD?

MikeBlaszczak
12-25-2009, 12:43 PM
SpinPoint drives are pretty good, but there are many faster mechanical drives; the Raptors for SATA, and almost any SAS drive.

El Magic Diablo
12-25-2009, 12:48 PM
SpinPoint drives are pretty good, but there are many faster mechanical drives; the Raptors for SATA, and almost any SAS drive.

Honest question: How many people actually have better gaming performance from using Raptors?

masta121
12-25-2009, 01:42 PM
SpinPoint drives are pretty good, but there are many faster mechanical drives; the Raptors for SATA, and almost any SAS drive.

I understand those are faster, but they're old hat by these days. SSD's are acutally cheaper now and they outrun those old things.

masta121
12-25-2009, 04:43 PM
I went from

Case:RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black
CPU: E8400 @ 3.6ghz
Mobo:Gigabyte EP35-DS3R
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video card: ati 4890
PSU: Corsair 550
HD:250GB HD
Cooler:XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
OS: Window vista 64-bit
Spent about 1.2k ( Sold it for $300 to my sister )
I had problems OCing CPU .... I had a bad chip. :(

to

Case:Gigabyte Sumo 5115
CPU: i7 860 3.9ghz I can easily hit 4.2ghz. :) will try soon.
Mobo:Gigabyte P55
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1866
Video card: Asus 5970
HD: SamSung 750gb HD
Cooler: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro
OS: win 7 64-bit

spent 1.7k



I didn't save for it... I got a 2.5k bonus from my job. :)
So I wanted to spend 1k.. but I ended up spending 1.7k because of the video card. :)

Also I am a college student, though, at the moment I am on vacation for a month so I wanted to enjoy because once school starts I will be gaming for only 1 hour less.

You think I made a good move to upgrade? lol

By the way I am having a lot of problems already with this windows 7 that I just installed.

I saw a big increase actually.

From 40 fps min to 140 min on l4d ..... and that game is CPU dependent.

And I managed to hit 4.2ghz easily.... whereas I couldn't even hit 3.6ghz on my E8400... that chip was bad.

At least I was kind enough to sell my old one very cheap... I could sold it for $600, that way the total would be 1k.

But instead I sold it for $300 to my sister... so I spent around 1.5k total; this PC will last longer!!! Plus this Graphic card don't fit on my old case.

This bonus was a gift from my job... I didn't earn it. :)
Plus tax return is on its way which I will save it for University.


Oh and I needed quad core :) it will be better in the future.

Nice build. Btw, I know you from Guru3D, mr. JumperR.

Swi7chblade
12-25-2009, 09:52 PM
Here's my rig guys.


Intel Core i7 920 Overclocked to 4.0GHZ
6GB Corsair 1600MHZ RAM
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard
2TB Hard Disk
2x Sapphire Radeon 4890 Toxic Editions Overclocked
Antec 1200 :D

Pastel
12-25-2009, 10:07 PM
Here's my rig guys.


Intel Core i7 920 Overclocked to 4.0GHZ
6GB Corsair 1600MHZ RAM
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard
2TB Hard Disk
2x Sapphire Radeon 4890 Toxic Editions Overclocked
Antec 1200 :D


4.0GHZ is a waste, 3.66 is the sweet spot, so tbh if you 24/7 @ 4 that's pretty ridiculous. -2 Assuming its D0 stepping. If C0 stepping -1.

2TB HDD? Spinning @?
KILLER GFX CARD +9001
But PSU rating?

thugrican
12-25-2009, 10:15 PM
Here's my rig guys.


Intel Core i7 920 Overclocked to 4.0GHZ
6GB Corsair 1600MHZ RAM
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard
2TB Hard Disk
2x Sapphire Radeon 4890 Toxic Editions Overclocked
Antec 1200 :D


Nice. :) You should get 5970 with 5850. :P

I give it a 8/10.

masta121
12-25-2009, 10:15 PM
4.0GHZ is a waste, 3.66 is the sweet spot, so tbh if you 24/7 @ 4 that's pretty ridiculous. -2 Assuming its D0 stepping. If C0 stepping -1.

2TB HDD? Spinning @?
KILLER GFX CARD +9001
But PSU rating?

You're wrong, the D0 is the updated stepping for the 920 and overclocks better than the C0. Also, it's not a "waste" to run it at 4Ghz 24/7. The chip can handle it perfectly fine and he can do as he pleases.

Pastel
12-25-2009, 10:22 PM
You're wrong, the D0 is the updated stepping for the 920 and overclocks better than the C0. Also, it's not a "waste" to run it at 4Ghz 24/7. The chip can handle it perfectly fine and he can do as he pleases.

Wut? Thats what I said. If C0 -1. If D0 -0. The -2 is for running the system @ 4GHZ, 24/7, now that you confirmed. Running @ 4GHZ is a waste of power. It stresses your system unnecessarily. I mean come on, do you really need 4 GHZ to surf the net? Plus I bet you're getting quite the temp on that system which decreases the lifespan of your system.

ElChrisman99
12-25-2009, 11:38 PM
:cool:Check this badass out..........

Studio XPS 9000
Studio XPS 9000, Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz
1.5TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
1.5TB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM)


The rig of rigs :cool:

masta121
12-25-2009, 11:53 PM
Wut? Thats what I said. If C0 -1. If D0 -0. The -2 is for running the system @ 4GHZ, 24/7, now that you confirmed. Running @ 4GHZ is a waste of power. It stresses your system unnecessarily. I mean come on, do you really need 4 GHZ to surf the net? Plus I bet you're getting quite the temp on that system which decreases the lifespan of your system.

The power usage isn't that much higher; voltage determines how much power you're using not the GHz rating. Also, with good cooling an i7 920 can idle at 30C at those clocks and load at 60C, which isn't bad at all. I mean yeah, it's not necessary, but this is a thread about your E-peen it's silly to take off for stuff like that.

Naphta
12-26-2009, 01:40 AM
* Intel i7 920 @ 4.2 with HT | Noctua SE1366
* Gigabyte EX85-UD5
* ATi 5850 1GB @ 775/1125
* 6GB @ 2ghz 9.9.9.27 1T
* 1x 500GB Caviar Black
* Windows 7 Pro 64bit
* Corsair HX750
* Lian Li A71F
* 22" 1920x1080

Added a few things

TheTempest
12-26-2009, 12:01 PM
:cool:Check this badass out..........

Studio XPS 9000
Studio XPS 9000, Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz
1.5TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
1.5TB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM)


The rig of rigs :cool:

7/10
Needs a better video card
and maybe some overclocking

* Intel i7 920 @ 4.2 with HT | Noctua SE1366
* Gigabyte EX85-UD5
* ATi 5850 1GB @ 775/1125
* 6GB @ 2ghz 9.9.9.27 1T
* 1x 500GB Caviar Black
* Windows 7 Pro 64bit
* Corsair HX750
* Lian Li A71F
* 22" 1920x1080

Added a few things

8.9/10
More harddrive space or an SSD would be great for that rig, or a 5870 or another 5850

avercros
12-26-2009, 12:53 PM
My pc:

-Intel Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.4GHz Ht Off (1.35v) + Prolimatech Megahalems with 2 UltraKAZE 3000 133.9cfm in Push/Pull
-3x2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 c8 @ 1680MHz 8-8-8-24 1t 1.65v
-DFI LanParty UT X58 T3eH8
-MSI nvidia GTX295
-Creative SB X-Fi Xtremegamer/X530/Creative Fatal1ty Headset
-2x250GB Seagate in Raid 0, 4x500GB Samsung/Hitachi for stuff, all sata II.
-Corsair TX850 850W
-Samsung T260 25.5" 1920*1200
-Ocz Eclipse and G15 v1.
-Case Thermaltake V9
-Win 7 Pro x64.

xcomponent
12-26-2009, 01:36 PM
My pc:

-Intel Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.4GHz Ht Off (1.35v) + Prolimatech Megahalems with 2 UltraKAZE 3000 133.9cfm in Push/Pull
-3x2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 c8 @ 1680MHz 8-8-8-24 1t 1.65v
-DFI LanParty UT X58 T3eH8
-MSI nvidia GTX295
-Creative SB X-Fi Xtremegamer/X530/Creative Fatal1ty Headset
-2x250GB Seagate in Raid 0, 4x500GB Samsung/Hitachi for stuff, all sata II.
-Corsair TX850 850W
-Samsung T260 25.5" 1920*1200
-Ocz Eclipse and G15 v1.
-Case Thermaltake V9
-Win 7 Pro x64.

-2 for overclocking a 2.6ghz cpu to 4.4ghz.
-1 for using RAID 0.
-1 for not using water cooling with a 4.4ghz OC.

6/10.

* Intel i7 920 @ 4.2 with HT | Noctua SE1366
* Gigabyte EX85-UD5
* ATi 5850 1GB @ 775/1125
* 6GB @ 2ghz 9.9.9.27 1T
* 1x 500GB Caviar Black
* Windows 7 Pro 64bit
* Corsair HX750
* Lian Li A71F
* 22" 1920x1080

Added a few things

-2 for overclocking to 4.2ghz
-1 for not using watercooling with 4.1ghz overclocking
7/10

Intel Core i7-950 @ Stock Speed (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211)

8gb RAM Dual-Channel (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145218) (I accidentally brought dual channel instead of triple channel, o well lol)

2x Western Digital Black 32mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319) in RAID 1

32gb SSD Corsair Extreme Edition (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2955177&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=39888&lid=1021909)

Backup Western Digital Blue 16mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218)

Bluray reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010100600%2050001623&name=LG%20ELECTRONICS&SpeTabStoreType=1)

DVD reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188)

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375)

Thermaltake Heatsink (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1405&ID=1831) (10c cooler than intel heatsink @32c-35c)

XFX 4870 Radeon HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150395)

Corsair 650TX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005)

Antec 900 Mid-Tower Case
-1 for double channel
-1 could've gone with a better graphics card.

8/10

Pastel
12-26-2009, 03:13 PM
:cool:Check this badass out..........

Studio XPS 9000
Studio XPS 9000, Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz
1.5TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
1.5TB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM)


The rig of rigs :cool:

You buy a DELL yet you try to show off. :p

MikeyM
12-26-2009, 03:19 PM
Has anyone ever gotten a 10 in this thread?
I wonder if the neweggs "best" computer would get a 10... lawl

Mangr0v3
12-26-2009, 03:25 PM
I wonder if the neweggs "best" computer would get a 10... lawl

Nah, it doesn't have dual (or quad) Xeons.

avercros
12-26-2009, 05:17 PM
-2 for overclocking a 2.6ghz cpu to 4.4ghz.
-1 for using RAID 0.
-1 for not using water cooling with a 4.4ghz OC.

6/10.


lol

Why the raid 0 is a FAIL?
Why the OC is a sin?
I don't need watercooling (74C in full load).

YamYam363
12-26-2009, 05:19 PM
E8400 @ 4.0
4 GB DDR2 RAM
ATI 5870 stock settings
Corsair 650 power supply
Vista 64

Grüven
12-26-2009, 05:20 PM
Why the raid 0 is a FAIL?

Reliability.

Why the OC is a sin?

Stability.

xcomponent
12-26-2009, 05:26 PM
lol

Why the raid 0 is a FAIL?
Why the OC is a sin?
I don't need watercooling (74C in full load).

With RAID 0, you lose one drive, all your data are gone, sorta playing Russian Roulette with two guns.
Here is a question, why do you need 4.4GHz? (That's a 65% overclock) Unless of course if you are doing 3D animations and models, which require heavy CPU resources, there are no games that require a 4.4GHz CPU, and the i7 at stock speed will and can handle pretty much every game you throw at it. Plus that will make the lifespan of your CPU shorter (and potentially use more electricity)

bes
12-26-2009, 05:30 PM
With RAID 0, you lose one drive, all your data are gone, sorta playing Russian Roulette with two guns.
Here is a question, why do you need 4.4GHz? (That's a 65% overclock) Unless of course if you are doing 3D animations and models, which require heavy CPU resources, there are no games that require a 4.4GHz CPU, and the i7 at stock speed will and can handle pretty much every game you throw at it. Plus that will make the lifespan of your CPU shorter (and potentially use more electricity)

What if the drives being RAIDed aren't that important and only hold games? lol

Also what if its an AMD Black Edition CPU or Intel that is over clocked without changing the voltage? ..it surely isnt hurting the CPU if its still running under 125F..

You people seem to not take everything into account when using your new rating system.. that a certain mod started.. could just keep it simple, like its been for 200+ pages.. and rate it normal..negatives dont belong in this thread..

Bulletbrain7
12-26-2009, 05:44 PM
HD seems a little slow and small for such a high end system. No amount of RAM given. So, incomplete.

The Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB drive is pretty much as fast as mechanical drives get, why are you docking him? Does he need a SSD?

Actually, I gave him no score. Look again.

PC_Helper
12-26-2009, 05:47 PM
:cool:Check this badass out..........

Studio XPS 9000
Studio XPS 9000, Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz
1.5TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
1.5TB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM)


The rig of rigs :cool:

Not really the "rig of rigs"

-1 for having a POS Dell.

I give it about a 6/10.

If you are gaming you need a much better video card. you could see way more FPS if you upgraded to something newer. Also you ahve to much ram for gaming. you wont see any difference between 6 and 12 GB. You wasted your money on the extra ram.

Now, if you are doing some video editing, encoding etc than you have enough ram. But than you got the wrong video card again. You want something that makes still picture's look nice and not something with hardware acceleration.

What you really should have done is bought 6GB ram and with the money you would have saved you could have gotten yourself a really nice GPU.

Edit: I hope your runninng those hard drives in raid 0 for the extra performance.

Earthful
12-26-2009, 06:17 PM
Intel Core i7-950 @ Stock Speed (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211)

8gb RAM Dual-Channel (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145218) (I accidentally brought dual channel instead of triple channel, o well lol)

2x Western Digital Black 32mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319) in RAID 1

32gb SSD Corsair Extreme Edition (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2955177&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=39888&lid=1021909)

Backup Western Digital Blue 16mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218)

Bluray reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010100600%2050001623&name=LG%20ELECTRONICS&SpeTabStoreType=1)

DVD reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188)

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375)

Thermaltake Heatsink (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1405&ID=1831) (10c cooler than intel heatsink @32c-35c)

XFX 4870 Radeon HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150395)

Corsair 650TX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005)

Antec 900 Mid-Tower Case

Anyone like my rig? :(

>VLN<
12-26-2009, 06:20 PM
2.8 ghz core 2 duo wolfdale. (Can't overclock because of motherboard)

3 gb of DDRR 2 RAM

1 250 GB SATA HD

XFX 250 GTS 758/1150

DVD Burner


I know its not the best, its just what I have.

MikeBlaszczak
12-26-2009, 06:30 PM
Honest question: How many people actually have better gaming performance from using Raptors?
Level-loading can be a bit faster. You're not going to get more FPS from a faster drive, though.

My pc:

-Intel Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.4GHz Ht Off (1.35v) + Prolimatech Megahalems with 2 UltraKAZE 3000 133.9cfm in Push/Pull
-3x2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 c8 @ 1680MHz 8-8-8-24 1t 1.65v
-DFI LanParty UT X58 T3eH8
-MSI nvidia GTX295
-Creative SB X-Fi Xtremegamer/X530/Creative Fatal1ty Headset
-2x250GB Seagate in Raid 0, 4x500GB Samsung/Hitachi for stuff, all sata II.
-Corsair TX850 850W
-Samsung T260 25.5" 1920*1200
-Ocz Eclipse and G15 v1.
-Case Thermaltake V9
-Win 7 Pro x64.

-1 for overclocking
-1 for small memory
-1 for small drives
-1 for RAID0

Is the 4x500GB drives RAID0, to? -1 for that, if so.

So, maybe 6/10, could be 5/10.


Why the raid 0 is a FAIL?
Why the OC is a sin?
I don't need watercooling (74C in full load).

At 74^C, are you sure your processor isn't throttling?

People here aren't explaining what they use their machines for, so I'm assuming they're gaming. For gaming, RAID0 is generally slower than a single disk. For some other applications, RAID0 can really help. RAID0 users should explain what their backup strategy is.

OC sacrifices a small performance increase for a decrease in stability. It's fun, sure; you get to buy lots of parts and tweak. But I just don't have the time, and I'm weary of supporting people who've abused their systems, insist they're stable, and end up corrupting memory and blowing bits which everyone blames on software. I'm sure that there will be lots of anecdotal responses about how people overclock and have no problems, and that might be true here and there. When I worked at Microsoft, we figured out that OC was the leading cause of blue screens by a huge margin.

Earthful
12-26-2009, 06:47 PM
OC sacrifices a small performance increase for a decrease in stability. It's fun, sure; you get to buy lots of parts and tweak. But I just don't have the time, and I'm weary of supporting people who've abused their systems, insist they're stable, and end up corrupting memory and blowing bits which everyone blames on software. I'm sure that there will be lots of anecdotal responses about how people overclock and have no problems, and that might be true here and there. When I worked at Microsoft, we figured out that OC was the leading cause of blue screens by a huge margin.

You should make a stickie about this. +Rep for good info

bes
12-26-2009, 06:51 PM
Level-loading can be a bit faster. You're not going to get more FPS from a faster drive, though.

People here aren't explaining what they use their machines for, so I'm assuming they're gaming. For gaming, RAID0 is generally slower than a single disk. For some other applications, RAID0 can really help. RAID0 users should explain what their backup strategy is.


RAID0 with SSD's is totally faster than anything else ..

I hope you dont subtract for that.. when someone does post that..

My OCZ Agility Series SSD's get around 400mb/s read and around 210mb/s write, if I used them in RAID0 everything goes faster, game/programs etc..

I think you should explain the difference between safe OCing and bad OCing.. because there is a difference between upping the multiplier on the CPU to get more GHZ without changing anything else and no voltage increases..with a custom heat-sink when the CPU isnt even at or near its max temp..

And the ones that OC the living piss out of it voltages and all..

Because if I post my comp on here and I get a negative because I raided SSD's and OCed my AMD Black Edition CPU without a voltage increase and the temp is still under 125F load then you all putting negatives on stuff have a problem..

MikeBlaszczak
12-26-2009, 06:51 PM
A sticky? There's information about it all over the Interpipes. It's not a secret. At a certain point, if people don't know it already, it's not up to me (or this forum, or ...)
RAID0 with SSD's is totally faster than anything else ..Mainly because of the SSDs, nothing to do with the RAID setup.

While an SSD setup can be faster, the problems with SSDs are well-documented, as well.

There's no such thing as safe overclocking. There are more issues than temperature.

Because if I post my comp on here and I get a negative because I raided SSD's and OCed my AMD Black Edition CPU without a voltage increase and the temp is still under 125F load then you all putting negatives on stuff have a problem..If you post your system, you might get positive feedback, and you might get negative feedback. Negative feedback is sometimes hard to take; if you can't take it, don't post. But know also that you're foregoing the opportunity to exchange information, experiences, and conversation with like-minded individuals. Even if you disagree with them, they give you the opportunity to see a different perspective and learn something.

>VLN<
12-26-2009, 07:27 PM
2.8 ghz core 2 duo wolfdale. (Can't overclock because of motherboard)

3 gb of DDRR 2 RAM

1 250 GB SATA HD

XFX 250 GTS 758/1150

DVD Burner


I know its not the best, its just what I have.

Rate please?

PC_Helper
12-26-2009, 08:02 PM
Nice trolling. His system is beyond good. A 260GTX is a good graphics card and who really cares if he has 12GB of RAM. At least his system will last him a while. Stop trolling just because he bought a pre-built.


LOl ok bubba.

This thread is for evaluating systems. Not evaluating opinions of system's.

HL2-4-Life
12-26-2009, 08:18 PM
Nice trolling. His system is beyond good. A 260GTX is a good graphics card and who really cares if he has 12GB of RAM. At least his system will last him a while. Stop trolling just because he bought a pre-built.Well, to be fair ElChrismann did buy a prebuilt.:p Seriously, his CPU is great, the GT260 216core is good but has lost some of its lustre since its initial launch. While I'd not rate his rig at 6, his self-proclaimed 'rig of rigs' annoys me a tad, I'd rate his at 7.5 - 8. As I'd said before, w/o a quad and dual GPU solution, I'd not rate it pass 9. Since a HD5870 isn't that far behind a GTX295 (dual GPU), I'd rate a fast quad + HD5870 at 9 as well.

@Earthful, I'd rate your rig at a solid 8, great CPU but somewhat let down by the HD4870 (which like the GTX260, has lost some of its shine since its launch), would have rated you a little lower hadn't it been for the SSD.;) BTW, I rate according to gaming ability/potential...a better GPU or GPU's affects my rating more than anything else in a rig.....as long as the CPU is fast enough to pump out more than playable FR.

Mangr0v3
12-26-2009, 09:40 PM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
Thermaltake Blue Orb II
4GB DDR2-1066 Kingston Hyper-X (running at 800MHz :()
640GB Samsung SATA2 7200RPM HDD, 32MB cache
Samsung DVD+-RW SATA2
Cooler Master Centurion 5
Bestec ATX-300-12Z 300W (came with my Compaq, the original system)
Windows Vista 64-bit Business SP2


Rate please? (Not just for gaming btw)

Combat Medic
12-26-2009, 11:23 PM
Rate please? (Not just for gaming btw)

you forgot your graphicscard and the psu is garbage.

Combat Medic
12-26-2009, 11:31 PM
Nice trolling. His system is beyond good. A 260GTX is a good graphics card and who really cares if he has 12GB of RAM. At least his system will last him a while. Stop trolling just because he bought a pre-built.

His graphicscard is holding back his gaming experience to that of the 3 year old far cheaper system i have pushing as a mediacenter. It is a OKAY video card but i wouldn't call it great and it certainly is not the card for a so-called "rig of rigs". Pore chooses were pore.

YahooElite
12-26-2009, 11:45 PM
And here we go again, let me guess Medic, he'd be better off with an ATI card right? who CARES if its a 260, 260s are STILL great cards, hell i run a 9800GTX+ and thats STILL a great card and his "Gaming experience" with that card will be just fine. and if it isnt who cares? he has the ability to upgrade to a "Better" card whenever he gets the chance to so leave it at that and the fact that you prefer ATI over Nvidia anyway shows that your opinion atleast in MY opinion is automatically null and void.

id have to say mm 8.5.

Mangr0v3
12-27-2009, 01:41 AM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
Thermaltake Blue Orb II
4GB DDR2-1066 Kingston Hyper-X (running at 800MHz :()
Galaxy GeForce 9500GT
640GB Samsung SATA2 7200RPM HDD, 32MB cache
Samsung DVD+-RW SATA2
Cooler Master Centurion 5
Bestec ATX-300-12Z 300W (came with my Compaq, the original system)
Windows Vista 64-bit Business SP2


you forgot your graphicscard and the psu is garbage.
Graphics card above (copy+pasted it all). I know the PSU is garbage, this system has been slowly upgraded from a Compaq Presario SR1720AN. The PSU is all which remains.

HL2-4-Life
12-27-2009, 04:42 AM
■Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
■Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
■Thermaltake Blue Orb II
■4GB DDR2-1066 Kingston Hyper-X (running at 800MHz )
■Galaxy GeForce 9500GT
■640GB Samsung SATA2 7200RPM HDD, 32MB cache
■Samsung DVD+-RW SATA2
■Cooler Master Centurion 5
■Bestec ATX-300-12Z 300W (came with my Compaq, the original system)
■Windows Vista 64-bit Business SP2

I'd give this a 6.0, relatively weak CPU (assuming it's at stock speed) and the vid card, a 9500GT, is not a gamecentric card. Still, 6.0 is fair since it can still handle some games, I know for a fact that the 9500GT can handle COD4 at max detail, 2xAA. This, in my book, makes it suitable for games.....but just barely. But would I say it's a gaming card? Nope, I'd recommend the 9600GT at the very least.

With the rest of the spec, it's good enough...other than the PSU. Get a better PSU, swap that card for a HD4870 and OC that CPU to about 3ghz and I'd give you a rating of 7.2. 0.5 for a good PSU, 0.5 for the HD4870 and 0.2 for the CPU OC.

GotEmRunnin
12-27-2009, 06:50 AM
Mobo:ASUS M4N82 - Sli Delux
Cpu:AMD phenom 9600 black @2.3ghz Oc'd to 2.6ghz
Ram:G.skill ddr2 8gb (4 x 2gb) @ 800mhz 5-5-5-15
Gpu1:EVGA Geforce 9800gt 512mb ddr3
Hdd1:Western Digital 250gb sata (OS)
Hdd2:Western Digital 500gb sata (Games)
Odd:Samsung 22x dvd r/rw
Psu:Power King 650 watt
Case:Antech 300
Os:Windows 7 (64 bit)

*note* Now that the wife and kids are taken care of for Christmas I'll be upgrading my cpu to a AMD 965 Black Edition. I'll also be upgrading the gpu hopefully to 2 300 series gpu's once they release if Uncle Sam is good to me at tax time.

Bulletbrain7
12-27-2009, 08:07 AM
:cool:Check this badass out..........

Studio XPS 9000
Studio XPS 9000, Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz
1.5TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
1.5TB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM

The rig of rigs :cool:

It is pretty nice. But I wonder is that 12GB of RAM is a bit overkill. Wouldn't it make more sense to have got half less RAM, or even a third less RAM and spent it on the video card. Then you could have a i7-920 paired with a 5870.

That would be a rig of rigs. It just doesn't make a lot of sense. I know it is a Dell XPS so maybe the configuration choices weren't there for that. But then we have to blame you and Dell for that.

bippukt
12-27-2009, 08:59 AM
How is this system? The Gfx card seems a bit weak, but the max resolution is only 1440X900, so it will do nicely :)

Intel core i5 750 with 8 MB cache
Intel DP55WB motherboard
Transcend 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM HDD
CoolerMaster Extreme Power 600W (ugh, was stuck with it from before)
GTS 250 512MB
LG LCD 19"@1440x900

Wow, this baby multitasks like hell!

I got a 3DMark 06 score of 15714 for this rig. That seems quite nice for it, doesn't it?

try2catchmike
12-27-2009, 10:19 AM
Intel Core i5 750 2.67 Ghz
MSI P55-GD65 Mobo
4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600
CORSAIR 750Watt Power Supply
2x XFX Radeon 4890
Antec 300
2TB Internal/2.5TB External

MikeBlaszczak
12-27-2009, 10:49 AM
Intel Core i5 750 2.67 Ghz
MSI P55-GD65 Mobo
4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600
CORSAIR 750Watt Power Supply
2x XFX Radeon 4890
Antec 300
2TB Internal/2.5TB External

Decent rig; 8/10. Needs more memory. Is the 2TB drive your only internal drive? Which OS?

Earthful
12-27-2009, 11:28 AM
Intel Core i7-950 @ Stock Speed (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211)

8gb RAM Dual-Channel (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145218) (I accidentally brought dual channel instead of triple channel, o well lol)

2x Western Digital Black 32mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319) in RAID 1

32gb SSD Corsair Extreme Edition (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2955177&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=39888&lid=1021909)

Backup Western Digital Blue 16mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218)

Bluray reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010100600%2050001623&name=LG%20ELECTRONICS&SpeTabStoreType=1)

DVD reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188)

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375)

Thermaltake Heatsink (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1405&ID=1831) (10c cooler than intel heatsink @32c-35c)

XFX 4870 Radeon HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150395)

Corsair 650TX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005)

Antec 900 Mid-Tower Case





My beautiful gaming rig, coding system, and rendering workstation.

The Milk Man
12-27-2009, 01:22 PM
Alienware m15x http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/alienware-m15x/pd.aspx?refid=alienware-m15x&s=dhs&cs=19&~ck=mn


512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M

Intel® CoreTM i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)

15.6-inch WideHD+ 1600 x 900 - WLED

3gb ram

250gb hard drive

win7 64 bit

Laptop ^^

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2609/77764166.png Right image is overclocked left isnt.

ijamit
12-27-2009, 02:59 PM
Hey, you guys all have some nice rigs, but check out my 2 year old mach-ine that i operate from my couch, mostly for bf2.

amd phenom x4 quad GP-9500 2.2 ghz
gigab GA MA790fx DS5
4 gb ballistix tracer 1066
2x gigab hd 3870 512mb in crossfire
Realtek alc889a onboard to Yamaha Rx v659 rec'r, Boston 5.1 surr, creative fatal1ty headphone
2x Seagate barracuda 250 gb sata II hdd
Thermaltake 650w ps
Sharp Aquos d64 52" lcd @1920x1080
Antec 900 case
Zboard and ms 6000 laser mouse
vista home premium

iLevi
12-27-2009, 03:30 PM
Check out my LAPTOP:
Macbook pro 15 inch 2,66 ghz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2,66 ghz
4 gig ram
Nvidia 9600M GT with 256 mb
320 gig ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
Lithium battery that holds about 6 hours of internet, 2 hours of intensive gaming.
80 gig partition with windows xp professional sp3 on it, 260 gig partition for macosx.

Bulletbrain7
12-27-2009, 04:06 PM
Intel Core i7-950 @ Stock Speed (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211)

8gb RAM Dual-Channel (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145218) (I accidentally brought dual channel instead of triple channel, o well lol)

2x Western Digital Black 32mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319) in RAID 1

32gb SSD Corsair Extreme Edition (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2955177&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=39888&lid=1021909)

Backup Western Digital Blue 16mb Cache 640gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218)

Bluray reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010100600%2050001623&name=LG%20ELECTRONICS&SpeTabStoreType=1)

DVD reader/burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188)

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375)

Thermaltake Heatsink (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1405&ID=1831) (10c cooler than intel heatsink @32c-35c)

XFX 4870 Radeon HD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150395)

Corsair 650TX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005)

Antec 900 Mid-Tower Case

My beautiful gaming rig, coding system, and rendering workstation.

Intel Core i7 Dual Channel vs. Triple Channel Memory Mode (http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/Memory/Intel-Core-i7-Dual-Channel-vs.-Triple-Channel-Memory-Mode.html)

Conclusion

After all these tests you need to ask yourself: What the heck is that triple channel mode useful for anyway, when it is obvious that is doesn’t provide performance boost that is expected? Maybe in the future and with some new versions of memory controllers, triple channel mode will provide better performances so transition to this platform will make more sense. Until that moment triple channel mode will be just another nice sticker on LGA 1366 motherboards and memory packages. Of course memory manufacturers already have triple channel DDR3 kits that are intended to be used on Intel Core i7 platform. Since these are triple channel kits they have three DDR3 modules with total capacity of 3GB or 6GB. Since prices for DDR3 memory are still pretty high it is obvious who will profit the most from this situation where (uninformed) users will go for triple channel kits with intention to use up potentials of their new platform.

Mangr0v3
12-27-2009, 04:21 PM
Macbook pro 15 inch 2,66 ghz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2,66 ghz
4 gig ram
Nvidia 9600M GT with 256 mb
320 gig ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
Lithium battery that holds about 6 hours of internet, 2 hours of intensive gaming.
80 gig partition with windows xp professional sp3 on it, 260 gig partition for macosx.

I would say 8/10 on a laptop scale, 7/10 on a desktop scale.

You do know you can switch between the 9400M and the 9600M GT for longer battery life or more powerful graphics?

xGeNeSisx
12-27-2009, 04:54 PM
CPU: Intel Q6600 @ 3.3ghz
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P45-UD3P Lga 775
Ram: 4 gigs Gskill 1066 mhz ram
HDD: 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint
GPU: 2x ATI 4870's in Crossfire
PSU: 750w Corsair TX
22" Acer X223Wbd, 1650x1050 resolution
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones
Merc Zboard keyboard + Logitech G5
Case: Raidmax Smildon

try2catchmike
12-27-2009, 06:11 PM
Decent rig; 8/10. Needs more memory. Is the 2TB drive your only internal drive? Which OS?

It is 2 Separate drives internally. I am running Windows 7 64bit. Thank you for your rating.

-Mike

Megagamer2
12-27-2009, 06:29 PM
I just ordered mine off of AVAdirect:


Phenom II Quad Core 3.2Ghz Processor (with mild overclocking)
Kingston 4GB Value RAM
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Motherboard
CREATIVE Audigy 7.1 channel sound card
Radeon 5870 HD 1GB 850Mhz
SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 HDD
Windows 7 Home-64bit


*Sniffle* I'm so happy :D

I'd personally give this a 9/10 only because the sound card could be better.

MikeBlaszczak
12-28-2009, 05:20 PM
Needs more memory, could use another disk. 8/10

xJPM100x
12-28-2009, 05:25 PM
Add a couple more monitors, a few more cooling fans, few extra optical drives, some new thermal paste, and a sweet case and you got a winner.

HL2-4-Life
12-28-2009, 05:31 PM
I just ordered mine off of AVAdirect:


Phenom II Quad Core 3.2Ghz Processor (with mild overclocking)
Kingston 4GB Value RAM
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Motherboard
CREATIVE Audigy 7.1 channel sound card
Radeon 5870 HD 1GB 850Mhz
SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 HDD
Windows 7 Home-64bit


*Sniffle* I'm so happy :D

I'd personally give this a 9/10 only because the sound card could be better.I'd give this a 9.0, but just barely since you're using an Audigy....go X-Fi ExtremeGamer or higher. Do not consider the ExtremeAudio as it's a rebadged Audigy with software based X-Fi effects, that's why it has its own driver suite which is separate from the other X-Fi's.

BTW, what size monitor do you have? If possible, go EyeFinity....;)

it's_me
12-28-2009, 07:18 PM
- AMD Turion™ X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM74 2.20GHz
- DDR2 667MHz 4GB SDRAM
- Chipset RS780
- 15.6" HD (1366x768) Color-Shine (Glare-type),Vesa Like
- ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 4570, 512MB VRAM
- 2.5" 9.5mm SATA 250GB
- Altec Lansing® co-brand speakers, SRS Premium Sound
- 5.25", 12.7mm DVD Super Multi
- 6 cells: 2200 mAh
- Output: 19 V DC, 3.42 A, 90W
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

It was not very expensive, so i think that was a good deal.
I have it almost at 4 months ago, and can play everything with reasonable graphics.

NightHound
12-29-2009, 07:45 AM
Im gonna get this pc (my uncle noes the specs this is just what i remember)

Intel i7 920
6GB Ram 1600mhz
Mainboard with usb 3.0
ati hd 5970
LG Led monitor

:)

Mustafa
12-29-2009, 09:39 AM
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.2 GHz
- Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
- OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB DDR2
- EVGA GeForce GTX 275 896MB DDR3
- Western Digital 600GB HD
- Corsair TX650W PS
- Antec 1200 Case
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit
- Acer 22" Wide Screen LCD
- Logitech X540 5.1 Speakers
- Razer Lycosa Keyboard
- Razer Deathadder Mouse

GotEmRunnin
12-29-2009, 11:15 AM
Mobo:ASUS M4N82 - Sli Delux
Cpu:AMD phenom 9600 black @2.3ghz Oc'd to 2.6ghz
Ram:G.skill ddr2 8gb (4 x 2gb) @ 800mhz 5-5-5-15
Gpu1:EVGA Geforce 9800gt 512mb ddr3
Hdd1:Western Digital 250gb sata (OS)
Hdd2:Western Digital 500gb sata (Games)
Odd:Samsung 22x dvd r/rw
Psu:Power King 650 watt
Case:Antech 300
Os:Windows 7 (64 bit)

Will be upgrading the cpu to a 965 Black Edition shortly

Earthful
12-29-2009, 11:31 AM
Intel Core i7 Dual Channel vs. Triple Channel Memory Mode (http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/Memory/Intel-Core-i7-Dual-Channel-vs.-Triple-Channel-Memory-Mode.html)

OOOOO, interesting. I guess that getting dual channel memory on accident isn't as bad as I thought. Maybe triple channel is slightly better, but for me its barely better for the prices out there.

Thanks bulletbrain, you made me feel good :D

Dustenza
12-29-2009, 11:51 AM
My parts get delivered tomorrow (bold)! The rest is what I am using from my old PC...

Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz
Gigabyte USB3.0 SATA3.0 CrossfireX motherboard
4GB DDR3 XMS 1600 RAM
ASUS ATI 5850 1GB
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
16X DVD Burner
WD 250GB SATA II HDD
WD 500GB SATA II HDD
Gigabyte ATX 3D Aurora Black Case
Antec 1000 watt Sli Modular PSU
Dell 2405 24" LCD @ 1920x1200
Logitech 5.1 Speakers 500watt Sub & DTS, Dolby
Logitech MX518
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

This summer I plan on throwing another 4GB DDR3 XMS RAM in there, and possibly getting a SATA3.0 HDD.

Secondary (old) PC will be...

AMD X2 4400+ 2.2GHz
2GB DDR XMS RAM
Saphire ATI 2900XT 512MB
Foxconn mobo w/onboard audio
WD 250GB SATA II HDD
Basic ATX case
600watt Silverstone Modular PSU
Windows XP Pro 32bit

CAPSLOCK LOL
12-29-2009, 09:52 PM
7/10

Are you upgrading the video card?

The RAM is nice, lol.

CAPSLOCK LOL
12-29-2009, 09:53 PM
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12782712

- Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail


- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGIBOX - Retail


- XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail


- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail


- GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


- OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail


- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Grand total: $938.18

HL2-4-Life
12-30-2009, 12:55 AM
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12782712

- Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail


- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGIBOX - Retail


- XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail


- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail


- GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


- OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail


- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Grand total: $938.18This is a very nice system, especially if you have a 22" monitor doing 1680x1050. That quad, HD5770, 4GB RAM/64bit Win7 is gonna make you one happy camper.;)

A solid 8.0 from me.....I'm all about gaming and nuthin' else!

MikeyM
12-30-2009, 02:34 AM
My parts get delivered tomorrow (bold)! The rest is what I am using from my old PC...

Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz
Gigabyte USB3.0 SATA3.0 CrossfireX motherboard
4GB DDR3 XMS 1600 RAM
ASUS ATI 5850 1GB
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
16X DVD Burner
WD 250GB SATA II HDD
WD 500GB SATA II HDD
Gigabyte ATX 3D Aurora Black Case
Antec 1000 watt Sli Modular PSU
Dell 2405 24" LCD @ 1920x1200
Logitech 5.1 Speakers 500watt Sub & DTS, Dolby
Logitech MX518
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit


8.5/10
You could probably go with a better GFX(That one is Terrific, But you could have gone a little bit higher)

Sqwelch
12-30-2009, 06:40 AM
Here's my pc, Built it myself last year, so its 1 year old :D

AMD athlon X2 Dual core 3.2GHZ per core (Not clocked)
Nvidia 9600GT 512Mb (Not clocked)
Kingston 800MHZ Ram 4gb (2 x 2gb sticks)
2 x Sata 250GB Hdd,
Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H Mobo
Realtek HD sound card
16x dvd writer
570W PSU
Windows 7 Home premium 64Bit
2 blue LED fans on the front, 2 standard on the back, 2 on the psu and a cpu fan, this increase my rating? :P

Blue160
12-31-2009, 09:48 AM
Here's mine:-

Intel Core 2 quad Q8400 @ 2.93 GHz
Asus P5KPL-AM IN/GB Mobo
XFX HD 4770
4Gb DDR2 Ram
Asus Xonar DS soundcard
Windows 7 64 bit

xGeNeSisx
12-31-2009, 10:11 AM
Just got new case + sound card
Intel Q6600 @ 3.3ghz
4 gigs G.Skill 1066mhz ram
Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
2x Ati 4870's in Crossfire
X-Fi Xtreme Music
Corsair 750w TX
Antec 900
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones

GotEmRunnin
12-31-2009, 10:23 AM
Here's my pc, Built it myself last year, so its 1 year old :D

AMD athlon X2 Dual core 3.2GHZ per core (Not clocked)
Nvidia 9600GT 512Mb (Not clocked)
Kingston 800MHZ Ram 4gb (2 x 2gb sticks)
2 x Sata 250GB Hdd,
Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H Mobo
Realtek HD sound card
16x dvd writer
570W PSU
Windows 7 Home premium 64Bit
2 blue LED fans on the front, 2 standard on the back, 2 on the psu and a cpu fan, this increase my rating? :P


7.5/10. Personally I'd up that gpu, but that's about it.

NextBigThing
01-04-2010, 05:35 AM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Quad QX9300 2.53GHz (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
ATI CrossFireX™ – Dual 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 4870(THIS A LAPTOP)
RAM 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
256GB Solid State Drive
Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
17-inch WideUXGA 1920x1200 (1200p)

MikeBlaszczak
01-04-2010, 07:12 AM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Quad QX9300 2.53GHz (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
ATI CrossFireX™ – Dual 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 4870(THIS A LAPTOP)
RAM 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
256GB Solid State Drive
Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
17-inch WideUXGA 1920x1200 (1200p)

9.5/10; I can't get over my disdain for SSD long enough to give a 10/10. Lots of memory! What model of laptop is it? How is battery life? What is "1200p?"

GotEmRunnin
01-04-2010, 07:26 AM
Finally upgraded the cpu:
• Antec 300 versatile mini tower.
• GlacialTech Silentblade II 120mm case fan x 5.
• Asus M4N82 Deluxe sli motherboard nForce 980a.
• AMD phenom II 965 black edition (3.4 GHz).
• G.SKILL 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) 240 pin DDR2 800 MHz.
• EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512mb 256-bit GDDR3.
• EVGA GeForce 8500 GT 512mb 256-bit GDDR2.
• Samsung Black 22X DVD+R/RW burner LightScribe support.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7200 rpm.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 rpm.
• Powmax Power King 650-Watt 20+4 pin SLI ready.
• Windows 7 64-bit OEM.
• Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 v2.
• LG W2242T-BF Black 22” 5ms Widescreen LCD monitor.

TheTempest
01-04-2010, 10:04 AM
Antec 300 Illusion
ECS A780G Ultra
AMD Athlon II 240 @ 3.5GHz with H50 Liquid Cooling
3Gb DDR2 667
ATI HD 4650 @ 650/800 (or something)
700W OCZ StealthXStream
Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC Version
ASUS VW246H 24" 1080p

Updated

xJPM100x
01-04-2010, 11:06 AM
Antec 300 Illusion? Huh?

TheTempest
01-05-2010, 09:41 AM
Antec 300 Illusion? Huh?

Yeah, it has all of the fans in.
so 2x120mm intake in the front,
140mm top exhaust
120mm side exhaust
and the H50 120mm intake

xJPM100x
01-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Ah, was wondering, I have all but the side fans in mine lol.

ribbins
01-05-2010, 11:32 AM
[B] * Intel i5
* Geforce 8800GTS 640mb
* 4gb Ram 1600mhz
* 1x 250GB, 1x 150GB hard drive
* Windows vista 64bit (upgrading to win7 in a few months)


rate it please :) what needs improving?

driedtears
01-05-2010, 12:08 PM
[B] * Intel i5
* Geforce 8800GTS 640mb
* 4gb Ram 1600mhz
* 1x 250GB, 1x 150GB hard drive
* Windows vista 64bit (upgrading to win7 in a few months)


rate it please :) what needs improving?


your spec is fine. the video card is old but it is still good.
but i dont know about your psu or mobo.

8/10.

ribbins
01-05-2010, 12:16 PM
your spec is fine. the video card is old but it is still good.
but i dont know about your psu or mobo.

8/10.

yeah im saving for a new graphics card not sure wich though.

im not sure but i think i have a 500w power supply im not sure what brand i bought it at the same time as my graphicscard, but its a good brand. and my motherboard is a Asus - Socket 1156 - ATX Intel P55 (P7P55D LE)

TetraNitro
01-05-2010, 12:16 PM
I just can't resist. Built this system a few months ago:

Intel i7 920 @ 2.66 GHz (Stock)
eVGA x58 Three-way SLi Mobo
6 GB Kingston DDR3-1600 Memory
1 TB WD HDD
eVGA GTX 275 GPU
Antec Twelve Hundred Case
Corsair 850W PSU
Creative X-Fi Sound Card
Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

driedtears
01-05-2010, 12:20 PM
nice build.
9/10

that CPU and mobo are asking for an overclock :)

UserF4058
01-05-2010, 01:11 PM
Kinda hard to compare with all the top notch rigs here :(


Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz stock
6 GB DDR3 RAM
640GB HD
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1024MB DDR3
a 450W Power Supply (i QQ'ed when i bought this but i was on a budget D: )
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit (I have a Win7 disk from my school, just hesitant to upgrade)
ASUS 23" 1080p HD 2ms monitor

MikeBlaszczak
01-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Kinda hard to compare with all the top notch rigs here :(


Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz stock
6 GB DDR3 RAM
640GB HD
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1024MB DDR3
a 450W Power Supply (i QQ'ed when i bought this but i was on a budget D: )
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit (I have a Win7 disk from my school, just hesitant to upgrade)
ASUS 23" 1080p HD 2ms monitor

8/10. Nothing wrong with the power supply. Could use a faster CPU (-1) and more disk (-1), but it's a competent rig.

Bryo4321
01-05-2010, 02:45 PM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2ghz
XFX 4890 1 gig
4 gig DDR3 1333 RAM
Gigabyte mobo
VX550
Lie-on drive
Centurion 5 case
500gb caviar black
I think thats it

driedtears
01-05-2010, 02:50 PM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2ghz
XFX 4890 1 gig
4 gig DDR3 1333 RAM
Gigabyte mobo
VX550
Lie-on drive
Centurion 5 case
500gb caviar black
I think thats it

Great rig.
I would invest more on the PSU.

8/10

jamesd9007
01-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66 Ghz w/ Cooler Master V8
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 (3-Way SLI/CrossFire Compatible)
G.SKILL 3x2GB DDR3 1333
ASUS ATI HD4850 512MB w/ Thermaltake DuOrb
Antec 300 Case w/ OCZ ModXtream 500W PSU
1x 1TB WD Caviar Black, 2x 1TB Seagate, 1x 2TB WD Caviar Green
Samsung 23" Monitor + Samsung 19" Monitor
Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

driedtears
01-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66 Ghz w/ Cooler Master V8
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 (3-Way SLI/CrossFire Compatible)
G.SKILL 3x2GB DDR3 1333
ASUS ATI HD4850 512MB w/ Thermaltake DuOrb
Antec 300 Case w/ OCZ ModXtream 500W PSU
1x 1TB WD Caviar Black, 2x 1TB Seagate, 1x 2TB WD Caviar Green
Samsung 23" Monitor + Samsung 19" Monitor
Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Great rig.
Arent you going to OC ? ;)
i would upgrade the psu / video card
8/10

Mustafa
01-05-2010, 05:02 PM
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.2 GHz
- Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
- OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB DDR2
- EVGA GeForce GTX 275 896MB DDR3
- Western Digital 600GB HD
- Corsair TX650W PS
- Antec 1200 Case
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit
- Acer 22" Wide Screen LCD
- Logitech X540 5.1 Speakers
- Razer Lycosa Keyboard
- Razer Deathadder Mouse

jamesd9007
01-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Great rig.
Arent you going to OC ? ;)
i would upgrade the psu / video card
8/10

I'll probably OC when I get a new PSU or when I actually need it. I'm waiting for nVidia to release their GTX 300 series, see if it's better than ATI's 5000 series. It'll at least push ATI's prices down.

supericy
01-05-2010, 05:12 PM
phenom ii x4 940 @ 3.4 ghz
8800gt 512mb
4gb ocz blade ram
500gb hd
600w antec psu
logitech g5 mouse
sennheiser hd555
antec 900 case

DanB91
01-05-2010, 05:47 PM
I built this comp in 2006 and kind upgraded it piece by piece. the mobo, ram, case, hdd, and psu are original

GA-G31MX-S2
2GB DDR2 800MHz RAM Patriot
2.86GHz Q9550 (just got this)
8800GT 512MB RAM
some 500w PSU with dual 12v rails
A beaten up $20 thermaltake case
Westinghouse 26" HDTV
Microsoft Bluetrak mouse

@supericy
Yours is very similar to mine, thus I can't really rate it lol

Combat Medic
01-05-2010, 06:25 PM
This thread is garbage.I just seen a 4650 and a system with a 4890 get a 8.Dose anyone else see something wrong with this thread?

kezzamin
01-05-2010, 06:25 PM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 Ghz

Gigabyte 5850 HD Ati Radeon 1 GB OC

Gigabyte MA770 - UD3 Motherboard

4 GB G.Skill Dual Channel DDR2 1066 RAM

Coolermaster Gladiator RC600 Gaming Case

Coolermaster 550W PSU

Seagate 500GB SATA HDD

LG Super Multi DVD Burner

OS - Windows 7

Also 21.5 ' LG 1080p x 1920 resolution (Expensive)

Combat Medic
01-05-2010, 06:26 PM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 Ghz

Gigabyte 5850 HD Ati Radeon 1 GB OC

Gigabyte MA770 - UD3 Motherboard

4 GB G.Skill Dual Channel DDR2 1066 RAM

Coolermaster Gladiator RC600 Gaming Case

Coolermaster 550W PSU

Seagate 500GB SATA HDD

LG Super Multi DVD Burner

OS - Windows 7

9 It doesn't get much better than this

kezzamin
01-05-2010, 06:28 PM
9 It doesn't get much better than this

Jee thanks lol =) built this pc for 1000 $ so not bad
Aussie Dollars BTW so around about 800 american

HL2-4-Life
01-05-2010, 07:08 PM
This thread is garbage.I just seen a 4650 and a system with a 4890 get a 8.Dose anyone else see something wrong with this thread?You mean HD4850, right? Well, the 4850 build has an i7 920 while the HD4890 build has a Phenom II X4 955, the i7 is way faster than the P II X4. Still, my point of view is, since this is a gaming forum, more emphasis should be placed on the card/GPU(s) used, rather than CPU. As long as it's a reasonably fast quad (dualies do not score high on my chart, maybe I'm prejudiced :o ) and a blazing fast GPU or GPU's, more points should be awarded to GPU's used rather than CPU as long as the CPU is fast enough to keep FR more than playable.

For example, with the HD4850 + i7 920 vs HD4890 + PII X4 955 scenario, I'd take the latter over the former and rate it higher. Why? Just look at the GPU used, the PII X4 955 (while not as fast as the i7 920, not even by a long shot!), the PII X4 955 is sufficient to keep FR at more than playable level, with the 4890 able to do higher res and higher ingame setting than the HD4850. So for me, the PII X4 + HD4890 combo would rate higher simply becoz it can do most games better and at higher res/ingame setting than the 4850, simple as that.

Edit - I do not only advocate this philosophy, I practise it!;) I have a C2Q 9650 @3.9ghz, and while it's fast, it's nowhere near an i7 920 when it's OC'ed. Now, did I rush out and grab an i7 + X58 mobo combo? No, I did not! Sure, my X9650 may bottleneck my 2x HD5870's in some CPU intensive games, I'm pretty sure that with my CPU doing 3.9ghz, the FR would be more than good enough for smooth gameplay. So, instead of going i7, I'd spent my money on 2x 24" monitors to add to my present one for 3 monitor EyeFinity gaming @5760x1200 and I ain't going back to just one. It's all about the gaming experience with me....

cmay119
01-05-2010, 09:45 PM
From what I understand the x9650 will perform nearly on par with a Core i7, clock for clock in gaming. The i7 only shines above in other CPU intensive tasks.

Anyways, I'm finally content with my build, though some external components are still getting the treatment in the near future:

Core i7 920 C0 @ 3.5GHz
eVGA X58 3x SLI Motherboard
3x2GB Corsair XMS DDR3-1600
XFX Radeon HD5870
Intel X25-M 80GB G2 SSD
2x250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 RAID-0
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W
Silverstone Temjin TJ-10 Tower
Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra (RSX-5 Satellite Upgrades Front R/L)
Gateway FHD2401 24" Monitor

As I was saying above, the last thing that's really bothering me is the monitor. I bought it a couple years ago now, but it has slowly produced some pretty bad back-light bleeding. It's also a TN Panel, so viewing angles and color-accuracy are pretty lousy.

I've been looking @ the Dell U2410 or HP L2475W as my next upgrade. Though both have some issues that need to be worked out before I take the plunge.

Also, Dell has a new 27" panel coming out soon, that's rumored to be using the same panel as the 27" iMac: LED Lit IPS Panel (edge lit though, still a few years at least before OLED). 2560x1440 so 16:9, but still a boost in resolution from my current monitor.

*Fingers Crossed that the monitor is $900 starting and drop $100 or so when they go on sale*

BigGorillaMan
01-05-2010, 10:39 PM
Intel core 2 quad Q6600 CPU @ 3.0Ghz
EVGA 790i FTW MOBO
EVGA 260 GTX core 216 GPU
Ultra 850 watt PSU
Seagate Baracuda 750gb HDD.
4gb Corsair GDDR3 running at 1066mghz.
Coolermaster Hyper N520 CPU cooler.
3 140mm, 2 120mm, 1 80mm Case fans
♥♥♥♥ if I remember what my dvd burner is.

Zoeysdaboob
01-05-2010, 10:41 PM
Intel core 2 quad Q6600 CPU @ 3.0Ghz
EVGA 790i FTW MOBO
EVGA 260 GTX core 216 GPU
Ultra 850 watt PSU
Seagate Baracuda 750gb HDD.
4gb Corsair GDDR3 running at 1066mghz.
Coolermaster Hyper N520 CPU cooler.
3 140mm, 2 120mm, 1 80mm Case fans
♥♥♥♥ if I remember what my dvd burner is.

8/10


cbf to put my specs again

BigGorillaMan
01-05-2010, 10:46 PM
From what I understand the x9650 will perform nearly on par with a Core i7, clock for clock in gaming. The i7 only shines above in other CPU intensive tasks.

Anyways, I'm finally content with my build, though some external components are still getting the treatment in the near future:

Core i7 920 C0 @ 3.5GHz
eVGA X58 3x SLI Motherboard
3x2GB Corsair XMS DDR3-1600
XFX Radeon HD5870
Intel X25-M 80GB G2 SSD
2x250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 RAID-0
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W
Silverstone Temjin TJ-10 Tower
Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra (RSX-5 Satellite Upgrades Front R/L)
Gateway FHD2401 24" Monitor

As I was saying above, the last thing that's really bothering me is the monitor. I bought it a couple years ago now, but it has slowly produced some pretty bad back-light bleeding. It's also a TN Panel, so viewing angles and color-accuracy are pretty lousy.

I've been looking @ the Dell U2410 or HP L2475W as my next upgrade. Though both have some issues that need to be worked out before I take the plunge.

Also, Dell has a new 27" panel coming out soon, that's rumored to be using the same panel as the 27" iMac: LED Lit IPS Panel (edge lit though, still a few years at least before OLED). 2560x1440 so 16:9, but still a boost in resolution from my current monitor.

*Fingers Crossed that the monitor is $900 starting and drop $100 or so when they go on sale*

Looks like a solid 10 to me. If you need help on a new monitor I strongly suggest anything from Samsung's touch of color line. I have a T200 HD 20" with a built in TV tuner. Been using it for a little over a year and it's still going strong.

Sleepl3ss
01-06-2010, 05:27 AM
1. MAIN GAMING RIG.

I oc'd my cpu,added some ram and bought a pair of sennheiser hd-595(180€ \o/) so i decided to post a update.



Cpu:
Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 (g0 slacr) @ ~3500MHz. With Zalman CNPS9700 NT.

Gfx:
Gainward GTX 295 1792mb.

Mobo:
Abit IX38 QuadGT.

Mem:
4gb Corsair Dominator DDR2 XMS2-8500C5D dualchannel 1066 mhz.

Hdd:
1Tb fujitsu storagebird,
500gb seagate barracuda,
500gb seagate barracuda,
80gb maxtor.

Psu:
Corsair HX620W.

Snd:
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1,
Sennheiser HD-595,
Logitech z-5500 5.1 speakers.

Monitor:
Sony Trinitron GDM-F520 21" CRT 1600x1200 @ 100hz / 1920x1440 @ 85hz (max. res. 2048 x 1536).






2. 2nd Gaming rig

Oc'd and added a new gfxcard.


Cpu:
Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 (g0 slacr) 2666mhz. With Zalman CNPS7700-Cu.

Gfx:
Club 3d 8800gtx.

Mobo:
Asus P5NT WS NVIDIA Dual x16 SLI (C55).

Mem:
2gb Corsair Dominator DDR2 XMS2-6400C3D 800 mhz.

Hdd:
Maxtor 160gb.

Psu:
Zalman ZM600-HP Silent 600W.

Snd:
TerraTec Aureon 5.1 Fun sound card,
Random logitech headphones.

Monitor:
HP P930 19" CRT 1600x1200 85hz (max. res. 1920 x 1440 @ 75).

NitrousX
01-06-2010, 01:09 PM
1. MAIN GAMING RIG.

I oc'd my cpu,added some ram and bought a pair of sennheiser hd-595(180€ \o/) so i decided to post a update.



Cpu:
Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 (g0 slacr) @ ~3500MHz.

Gfx:
Gainward GTX 295 1792mb.

Mobo:
Abit IX38 QuadGT.

Mem:
4gb Corsair Dominator DDR2 XMS2-8500C5D dualchannel 1066 mhz.

Hdd:
1Tb fujitsu storagebird,
500gb seagate barracuda,
500gb seagate barracuda,
80gb maxtor.

Psu:
Corsair HX620W.

Snd:
Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1,
Sennheiser HD-595,
Logitech z-5500 5.1 speakers.

Monitor:
Sony Trinitron GDM-F520 21" CRT 1600x1200 @ 100hz / 1920x1440 @ 85hz (max. res. 2048 x 1536).






2. 2nd Gaming rig

Oc'd and added a new gfxcard.


Cpu:
Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 (g0 slacr) 2666mhz.

Gfx:
Club 3d 8800gtx.

Mobo:
Asus P5NT WS NVIDIA Dual x16 SLI (C55).

Mem:
2gb Corsair Dominator DDR2 XMS2-6400C3D 800 mhz.

Hdd:
Maxtor 160gb.

Psu:
Zalman ZM600-HP Silent 600W.

Snd:
TerraTec Aureon 5.1 Fun sound card,
Random logitech headphones.

Monitor:
HP P930 19" CRT 1600x1200 85hz (max. res. 1920 x 1440 @ 75).

1) 8.9 - The Q6600 is a bit outdated by today's standards
2) 8.3 - You'll notice a small amount of increase in performance with 4GB of RAM


XFX Radeon HD5870


I owned the exact card for about a week then ended up RMA'ing it. The card was artifacting like crazy even though it was running at stock speeds.

ilinxx
01-06-2010, 02:26 PM
CPU : Intel C2Q 9550
RAM : 8GB DDR2 1066mhz
PSU : 620w
HDD : 2x 1TB SATA Hitachi disks => RAID 1 array setup
GPU : ATI Radeon HD4870x2

I have a raid 1 setup just to make sure I dont lose any code I write. =P

jamesd9007
01-06-2010, 02:54 PM
CPU : Intel C2Q 9950
RAM : 8GB DDR2 1066mhz
PSU : 620w
HDD : 2x 1TB SATA Hitachi disks => RAID 1 array setup
GPU : ATI Radeon HD4870x2

I have a raid 1 setup just to make sure I dont lose any code I write. =P

What's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9950? I'll assume you meant Q9550.

8.5/10. Solid CPU and great graphics. Could use a little CPU OC to push it up to a 9/10. Nice RAID. Just out of curiosity what do you get on Windows 7 HDD experience score with that RAID setup (is it on-board RAID or separate card?)? Great rig.

KillerLettuce
01-06-2010, 04:52 PM
* Intel e8400 @ 4.2ghz
* ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo
* Evga GTX260 @ 760/1550/1100
* 4GB Corsair pc-6400
* 500GB Western Digital caviar black
* Windows XP Pro SP3/Windows 7

ilinxx
01-06-2010, 05:11 PM
What's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9950? I'll assume you meant Q9550.

8.5/10. Solid CPU and great graphics. Could use a little CPU OC to push it up to a 9/10. Nice RAID. Just out of curiosity what do you get on Windows 7 HDD experience score with that RAID setup (is it on-board RAID or separate card?)? Great rig.

Yus, a 9550, typo, and OC is a no-go thanks to a filled up mATX tower, when i do get around to getting a new case i'll OC it.

WEI for a seperate RAID card after a reassessment is 5.9.

@KillerLettuce : i'd give it 8.5, theres a nice OC on the cpu, which probably gives you a powerful boost, although the RAM could get bumped up, theres no rush, especially if you arent running alot at once. Nice card, was thinking about it when i was building my PC.

phattyspliff420
01-06-2010, 06:28 PM
my laptop-

-16.4' display
-1920x1200 resolution
-ATi 4650 w/ 1 gb video ram
-4GB ram
-intel 8700 Core2duo 2.53 GHz
-320 GB 7200 RPM drive
-Blu Ray player

cmay119
01-06-2010, 06:35 PM
I owned the exact card for about a week then ended up RMA'ing it. The card was artifacting like crazy even though it was running at stock speeds.

Sorry to hear about your issues with the card. I hope the RMA process was at least pretty smooth. I choose XFX for their Customer Service Merits.

When does the next card arrive? Or did you return for a refund?

jamesd9007
01-06-2010, 06:47 PM
my laptop-

-16.4' display
-1920x1200 resolution
-ATi 4650 w/ 1 gb video ram
-4GB ram
-intel 8700 Core2duo 2.53 GHz
-320 GB 7200 RPM drive
-Blu Ray player

6/10 for gaming.
8/10 for a general computer.
9/10 for a multimedia laptop (could use a larger HDD).

HL2-4-Life
01-06-2010, 07:04 PM
1)I owned the exact card for about a week then ended up RMA'ing it. The card was artifacting like crazy even though it was running at stock speeds.Well, even the best of 'em have duds from time to time.:( Hope everything goes smoothly for ya.

For me, I chose a PowerColor HD5870 as well as a Sapphire HD5870 for my CFX setup. In my neck of the wood, both offer the same two year warranty....RMA process for both is more or less the same so I didn't have to think too hard about brands....just grabbed whichever was available at launch. Since mine were gotten at launch, they have the same bios and work very well together. Even my old HD3870 X2's worked well together even though I'd gotten them a few months apart, and they were different brands too....an Asus and an MSI one. The MSI one is in my 2nd rig and is doing a damn fine job....unfortunately, the Asus model died on me.* Intel e8400 @ 4.2ghz
* ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo
* Evga GTX260 @ 760/1550/1100
* 4GB Corsair pc-6400
* 500GB Western Digital caviar black
* Windows XP Pro SP3/Windows 7 This scores a 7.8 becoz the E8400, while being a fast dualie, is still a dualie and the GTX260 has lost most of its lustre since its launch.CPU : Intel C2Q 9550
RAM : 8GB DDR2 1066mhz
PSU : 620w
HDD : 2x 1TB SATA Hitachi disks => RAID 1 array setup
GPU : ATI Radeon HD4870x2
This rates a 9.0 with me, the 4870 X2 is a smidgen faster than the 5870, so I score it about the same as a 5850/5870. Having a Q955 factored into the rating as well....certainly good for games for a couple of years at least. Still, I'm a bit 'iffy' about my rating as the 4870 X2, while blazingly fast, lacks DX11....not a concern now, but who knows a year of two down the road.
my laptop-

-16.4' display
-1920x1200 resolution
-ATi 4650 w/ 1 gb video ram
-4GB ram
-intel 8700 Core2duo 2.53 GHz
-320 GB 7200 RPM drive
-Blu Ray player On a laptop rating index, I'd put this as a 7.0, good CPU but the 4650 lacks raw processing power for 1920x1200. If the display were 1280x800, then it'd be more balanced. With a display of 1920x1200, you'd need a GTX260M or *gasp* a Mobility HD5870!:eek: An i7/6GB/Mobility HD5870/1920x1200 display screen would rate a solid 10.0 with me.....thes rest of the system spec would not factor much into my rating as it's all about games with me.

SoloRiot
01-06-2010, 08:00 PM
Ok, I'm looking at getting a new system this month... I don't really know much about computers which is slightly ironic seeing as I spend very little time away from the damn thing. Anyway, the one I'm looking at has the following spec so if you guys would be so kind as to give it the seal of approval, or not, you will make me a very happy chappy.

Intel Core i7 Processor 920XM (2.00Ghz, 8MB L3 cache)
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
15.6-inch Wide Full HD Display (1920x1080)
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX260M graphics card

I was planning on putting a Solid State drive in it aswell as bumping the ram up to 8GB, from what I can tell its a fairly straightforward procedure, although I'll probably manage to screw it up regardless. Oh yeah its a laptop too, not a desktop. It should handle most games pretty well right?

Thanks for you help!

kezzamin
01-06-2010, 10:28 PM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.8 Ghz

Gigabyte 5850 HD Radeon 1gb

Gigabyte MA770 - UD3 Motherboard

4 GB G.Skill Dual Channel DDR2 1066 RAM

Coolermaster Gladiator RC600 Gaming Case

Coolermaster 550W PSU

Seagate 500GB SATA HDD

LG Super Multi DVD Burner

Waddlz
01-06-2010, 11:38 PM
Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6850 @ 3.33 ghz.

4 GB's DDR2 PC-6400 RAM

ASUS P5KPL-CM motherboard

ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB GDDR5

160 GB WD Sata HD for OS, 1 TB Sata HD for Storage

jimmy1333
01-07-2010, 08:16 AM
Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4
XFX Nvidia Geforce 8800GS
4 gigs of ram DDR2
Seagate 250GB
Gigabyte EP45 UD3L

bes
01-07-2010, 09:15 AM
Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4
XFX Nvidia Geforce 8800GS
4 gigs of ram DDR2
Seagate 250GB
Gigabyte EP45 UD3L

Ill give it a 6/10

I Changed some things from the last time:

CPU: Phenom II X4 955BE @3.5GHZ

RAM: 6gigs DDR3 1600 Centon ram T1-6-6-6-19 timings

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Socket AM3

Video Cards:
Diamond Multimedia HD5870 1Gig
ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT 1Gig(for PhysX)

Drives:
1 Seagate Barracuda SATA2 160GB(ST3160812AS)
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA2 320GB(WD3200AAKS)
2 OCZ_Agility Series SATA2 60gig SSD's on a AMD SB750 RAID controller
1 OCZ_CORE Series SATA2 30gig SSD
1 Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner (BDR-205BKS)

Power Supply: Antec 850watt Modular

Case: Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Mid Tower

Case Fans: 1x 120mm front, 1x 80mm rear,3x 80mm on both sides

CPU Cooling: Zalman CNPS9700 NT with Arctic Cooling MX-3 paste

VGA Cooling: Zalman VF1000 LED with Arctic Cooling MX-3 paste(for the 9800GT)

HL2-4-Life
01-07-2010, 09:15 AM
Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4
XFX Nvidia Geforce 8800GS
4 gigs of ram DDR2
Seagate 250GB
Gigabyte EP45 UD3LHope you'd not take offense, but this system's going to be rated low by me, so I'll wait for your assurance that you're OK with a lower rating before I'd rate it....once is enough for me.:o

Ill give it a 6/10

I Changed some things from the last time:

CPU: Phenom II X4 955BE @3.5GHZ

RAM: 6gigs DDR3 1600 Centon ram T1-6-6-6-19 timings

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Socket AM3

Video Cards: Diamond Multimedia HD5870 1Gig
ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT 1Gig(for PhysX)

Drives: 1 Seagate Barracuda SATA2 160GB(ST3160812AS)
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA2 320GB(WD3200AAKS)
2 OCZ_Agility Series SATA2 60gig SSD's on a AMD SB750
RAID controller
1 OCZ_CORE Series SATA2 30gig SSD
1 Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner (BDR-205BKS)

Power Supply: Antec 850watt Modular

Case: Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Mid Tower

Case Fans: 1x 120mm front, 1x 80mm rear,3x 80mm on both sides

CPU Cooling: Zalman CNPS9700 NT with Arctic Cooling MX-3 paste

VGA Cooling: Zalman VF1000 LED with Arctic Cooling MX-3 paste(for the 9800GT)Definitely qualifies as high-end gaming rig, lemme run thru my checklist -
Quad core - PII X4 955BE @3.5ghz....checked!
Fast vid card - HD5870..............checked!
6GB system RAM......................checked!
SSD's + 9800GT (as PhysX card) are added positives.....9.0, plus 0.1 for the SSD's and 9800GT, that's a total of 9.2! Enjoy that rig dude!:)

jamesd9007
01-07-2010, 09:52 AM
Ill give it a 6/10

I Changed some things from the last time:

CPU: Phenom II X4 955BE @3.5GHZ

RAM: 6gigs DDR3 1600 Centon ram T1-6-6-6-19 timings

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Socket AM3

Video Cards:
Diamond Multimedia HD5870 1Gig
ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT 1Gig(for PhysX)

Drives:
1 Seagate Barracuda SATA2 160GB(ST3160812AS)
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA2 320GB(WD3200AAKS)
2 OCZ_Agility Series SATA2 60gig SSD's on a AMD SB750 RAID controller
1 OCZ_CORE Series SATA2 30gig SSD
1 Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner (BDR-205BKS)

Power Supply: Antec 850watt Modular

Case: Raidmax Smilodon Extreme Black Mid Tower

Case Fans: 1x 120mm front, 1x 80mm rear,3x 80mm on both sides

CPU Cooling: Zalman CNPS9700 NT with Arctic Cooling MX-3 paste

VGA Cooling: Zalman VF1000 LED with Arctic Cooling MX-3 paste(for the 9800GT)

This gets a solid 10/10 from me. It really doesn't get better than this (maybe i7 EE but both are faster than enough). I would've given it a 9 without SSDs. And great RAM timings for DDR3. Awesome rig, I'm jealous lol.

bippukt
01-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Definitely qualifies as high-end gaming rig, lemme run thru my checklist -
Quad core - PII X4 955BE @3.5ghz....checked!
Fast vid card - HD5870..............checked!
6GB system RAM......................checked!
SSD's + 9800GT (as PhysX card) are added positives.....9.0, plus 0.1 for the SSD's and 9800GT, that's a total of 9.2! Enjoy that rig dude!:)

Same thoughts here. I am positively jealous of this rig. Enjoy!

9.5/10 from me :)

Dam Scoots
01-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Well, here is my system...

Intel E8400 Core2Duo Processor @3.6 GHz (400x9) *OC
Zotac GTX260 @656/1414/1118 *OC
A-DATA EXTREME DDR2-800 (2x 1GB RAM)
1x Maxtor 500GB HDD
GIGABYTE GA-P43-ES3G (P43 olo)
Axle 500 Watts PSU
Sharkoon Rebel9 Value Case
Kaze Master fan control

HL2-4-Life
01-07-2010, 06:11 PM
Well, here is my system...

Intel E8400 Core2Duo Processor @3.6 GHz (400x9) *OC
Zotac GTX260 @656/1414/1118 *OC
A-DATA EXTREME DDR2-800 (2x 1GB RAM)
1x Maxtor 500GB HDD
GIGABYTE GA-P43-ES3G (P43 olo)
Axle 500 Watts PSU
Sharkoon Rebel9 Value Case
Kaze Master fan control Well, your rig is similar to KL's but you have 2GB of system RAM compared to his 4GB, less 0.1/GB and I'd rate yours as 7.6. The CPU OC, though less than KL's, is still good but the problem with OC's is that there comes a point of diminishing returns.....in benchmarks and games. Somewhat 'iffy' on the PSU as well, but I'm more about vid card + CPU + RAM.

SABER X BLADE
01-07-2010, 06:19 PM
is still good but the problem with OC's is that there comes a point of diminishing returns.....in benchmarks and games.

can you explain? it souds like you are saying that overcloking makes no difference. if it is when does thst happen becuz I am thinking of OC

here is my computer thanks

ATI Radeon HD 4870
Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 steppin 3ghz
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
Corsair XMS2 4GB kit (2x2GB) PC2-6400 CAS5
xigmatek 1283

alex2005
01-07-2010, 06:20 PM
How about this?

CPU Intel Core™ i5-750 2.66GHz
Motherboard ASUS P7P55D LE
Memory OCZ Platinum 2x2GB DDR3 PC3-10666 XTC PLATINUM KIT CL7
Graphics Card nVIDIA TwinTech GTS250 XT OC Edition 1GB DDR3
Hard Drive OCZ 30GB SSD Vertex + (3) WD SATA2 HDD 1TB @ 7200RPM
Optical Drive ASUS 22B2ST DVDRW DL +/- SATA2 Black
Sound Card ASUS Xonar DX
Power Supply CoolerMaster Silent Pro M600 600W
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
CPU cooling Prolimatech Mega Shadow Push/Pull
Memory cooling OCZ Rev.2 RAM Cooler
OS Windows 7 Pro x64
Monitor 24'' LG Flatron W2453V + 19'' EIZO FlexScan S1911

By tomorrow I'll have all the components, except the CPU and Ram coolers(stock) :D

HL2-4-Life
01-07-2010, 07:35 PM
can you explain? it souds like you are saying that overcloking makes no difference. if it is when does thst happen becuz I am thinking of OC

here is my computer thanks

ATI Radeon HD 4870
Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 steppin 3ghz
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
Corsair XMS2 4GB kit (2x2GB) PC2-6400 CAS5
xigmatek 1283Well, from my experience, OC'ing does help initially in boost benchmarks.....but there comes a point whereby the OC seems to give diminishing returns. For example, a GPU and CPU OC initially result in a much higher score, but it reaches a point where either the GPU or CPU reaches a max stable OC, usually, I find that my GPU OC maxes out before my CPU OC. Now, you can say that the GPU may be holding back the score somewhat, but with GPU maxed out, CPU OC result in higher score still, but at lower returns (that is, initially, with maxed out GPU OC, a CPU OC of, say, 500mhz gives you a return of additional 2000 3DMarks. But with a further 500mhz OC, you get perhaps 1200 3DMark....that's what I mean by diminishing returns). It comes to a point, cetaris paribus, OC'ing further yields less and less returns. Perhaps, it's the RAM timing that holding back the score, or the GPU holding it back, whatever the case, it becomes moot to OC further....unless you're hardcore benchmark freak.

In my case, whether I run my CPU @3.6ghz or 3.9ghz yields hardly any difference in benchmark scores and games. I have it @3.9ghz simply because I did not have to raise vcore and vdimm, they're both on default voltages.

Edit - BTW, I have a Q6600 SLACR (G0) stepping too and it can do 3ghz as well. With 4GB system RAM and a HD4870 (512mb or 1GB?), I'd rate it about 8.0....and yes, I'm prejudiced because of my fondness for the Q6600....:D

ApocalipsiS
01-08-2010, 01:17 AM
GTX 260 Nvidia
1280x1024 21" Monitor
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
4GB DDR2 333.3 MHz RAM
Asus P5K31-VM motherboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits

What would you do with 600€ to make it better?

HL2-4-Life
01-08-2010, 04:25 AM
np lol:)


Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4
XFX Nvidia Geforce 8800GS
4 gigs of ram DDR2
Seagate 250GB
Gigabyte EP45 UD3LActually, despite not having a quad, the E4600 is decent enough for every game, push it to 3ghz and it'll last you a fair bit longer. 4GB of system RAM is good (hope you're running a 64bit OS to fully utilize the RAM) but an 8800GS is far from being fast these days....hmmm, kind of hard to rate so I'll consider it a personal challenge.

The E4600 is well below an E8400 in performance, so if I had rated an E8400 + GTX260 at 7.8, then the best I can give yours is an arbitary 6.8 due to weaker CPU and GPU.....

*ducks under bed*

olol
01-08-2010, 04:50 AM
How about this?

CPU Intel Core™ i5-750 2.66GHz
Motherboard ASUS P7P55D LE
Memory OCZ Platinum 2x2GB DDR3 PC3-10666 XTC PLATINUM KIT CL7
Graphics Card nVIDIA TwinTech GTS250 XT OC Edition 1GB DDR3
Hard Drive OCZ 30GB SSD Vertex + (3) WD SATA2 HDD 1TB @ 7200RPM
Optical Drive ASUS 22B2ST DVDRW DL +/- SATA2 Black
Sound Card ASUS Xonar DX
Power Supply CoolerMaster Silent Pro M600 600W
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
CPU cooling Prolimatech Mega Shadow Push/Pull
Memory cooling OCZ Rev.2 RAM Cooler
OS Windows 7 Pro x64
Monitor 24'' LG Flatron W2453V + 19'' EIZO FlexScan S1911

By tomorrow I'll have all the components, except the CPU and Ram coolers(stock) :D

8/10 -2 for slow gpu

Blue160
01-08-2010, 09:27 AM
Here's mine:-

Intel Core 2 quad Q8400 @ 2.93 GHz
Asus P5KPL-AM IN/GB Mobo
XFX HD 4770
4Gb 800 Mhz DDR2 Ram
Asus Xonar DS soundcard
450W PSU
500GB seagate HDD
Windows 7 64 bit

I'll post mine again, since I got no response last time :)

Not bothered if it doesn't score great.

Cheers

Sleepl3ss
01-08-2010, 10:02 AM
1) 8.9 - The Q6600 is a bit outdated by today's standards<br />
2) 8.3 - You'll notice a small amount of increase in performance with 4GB of RAM<br />



Link to my specs (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12921076&postcount=4117)*


How is there a 0.6 difference when the 1st computer has:

1. Twice the ram

2. The ram is running over 200mhz faster with the same timings.

3. Almost 1ghz difference in cpu clockspeed (~850mhz). I'd say 3.5ghz q6600 is on par with some i7 cpus. + a infinitely better cpu cooler.

4. The GTX 295 is three times faster (http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-cards-charts-2009-high-quality/Sum-of-FPS-Benchmarks-1920x1200,1637.html)than 8800 gtx with a higher resolution.

5. Simply better psu.

6. Way better mobo for oc'ing

7. ~1900GB more hdd space & better hdd's.

8. 1500$ monitor that absolutely destroys most lcd's on the market

9. Sennheiser hd 595 (180€/259$) opposed to crappy logitech headset (~10e or less)

10. Auzen prelude 7.1 is still one of the best sound cards to date. (200e/290$) (15€ sndcard on the second computer)

11. Z-5500 5.1 (370€/530$). Second computer does not have speakers.

*Prices are from the time i bought the stuff


So id appreciate if you / someone would re-rate my systems properly.

Hwkiller
01-08-2010, 10:30 AM
Lets stick to rating computers. :) (thread cleanup)

Sleepl3ss
01-08-2010, 10:41 AM
Well, from my experience, OC'ing does help initially in boost benchmarks.....

I gained additional 7000 3d marks by oc'ing my cpu to 3.5ghz.
Also my cpu was a massive bottleneck for my gtx 295 (no change from 8800gtx in some games)

Vork
01-08-2010, 11:50 AM
Rate My pic (http://www.8thday.com/personal_content/pictures/funny_picts/2002_poo_fling_monkey.JPG)

now my computer

Processor:Core 2 Quad Q9550
Graphics Card: Gtx 260
Motherboard: Asus P5QC
Hard Drive: Western digital 1tb
Os: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Monitor: 23inch Asus 1080p
Ram: 4gb DDR2 1066 (I got ddr2 because it was cheaper)

Bulletbrain7
01-09-2010, 12:46 AM
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445)
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030)
XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150438)
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392)
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016)
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275)
Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147135)

This budget build is for gaming at 1920X1080.

Total cost, including discounts, rebates and shipping at the time parts purchased (bought over a few months) = $620. Which is a good deal because currently this costs on Newegg about $704 in total.

PC_Helper
01-09-2010, 02:08 AM
Rate My pic (http://www.8thday.com/personal_content/pictures/funny_picts/2002_poo_fling_monkey.JPG)

now my computer

Processor:Core 2 Quad Q9550 <-- no longer "Great".
Graphics Card: Gtx 260 <- has lost its luster
Motherboard: Asus P5QC
Hard Drive: Western digital 1tb <- Not alot of space at today's standards.
Os: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit <- Good decision here, at least you made one with this setup.
Monitor: 23inch Asus 1080p <-- small size but decent resolution.
Ram: 4gb DDR2 1066 (I got ddr2 because it was cheaper) <--- DDR 2 and DDR3 have been within less than 5% of each other for wuite awhile

2nd Gen CPU.
2ng gen GPU.
small amount of ram.
very low Hard drive space and not and SSD.
Not tri-sli or tri fire.
monitor is actualy pretty small.

It is a decent setup but it could be SOOO much better.

I give it a 6/10 still able to play most games at a high res with med-high settings. But most of the hardware is 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation or worse.


2nd Gen CPU.
2ng gen GPU.
small amount of ram.
very low Hard drive space and not and SSD.
Not tri-sli or tri fire.
monitor is actualy pretty small.

olol
01-09-2010, 05:29 AM
I give it a 6/10 still able to play most games at a high res with med-high settings. But most of the hardware is 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation or worse.

lol the core 2 quad 9550 is only 1 generation old.......

HL2-4-Life
01-09-2010, 05:33 AM
I give it a 6/10 still able to play most games at a high res with med-high settings. But most of the hardware is 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation or worse.Whoa, that's harsh....and here I thought I was the one dishing out lower scores.:eek: Even I would rate that as an 8.0 at the very least....more like 8.3 actually.;)

bes
01-09-2010, 06:29 AM
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445)
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030)
XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150438)
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392)
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016)
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275)
Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147135)


Ill give it an 8/10, could use more ram and higher end vid card(that card is fine but the HD5000 series is more future proof) and that chip should be able to OC to 3.0/3.5GHZ fairly easily without messing with the voltage.

kdawgmaster
01-09-2010, 07:10 AM
hey wats up guys so i just got my new GPU the ATI 5870 and i was wondering what do u think of my build.

CPU:Intel Q8200 @3.33gh/z
GPU:XFX ATI 5870 1GB DDR5 core clock 890 mem clock 1250 ( i didnt want to go to high in the overclock because i just got it)
RAM:4GB
OS:win7 64BIT
case:antec 900 II gamer case
PSU: OCZ 600 watt stealth stream
Heatsink: Zalman 9700
MOBO:gigabyte EP45-UD3R (non crossfire edition)
MONITOR: Benq G2220HD 1080P contrast 40000:1 5MS response

Plz tell me what u think of my system now that i have a 5870. My CPU is abit of a slow down in some games like GTA 4 :( but when i get my new CPU ill be sure to keep u posted.

kdawgmaster
01-09-2010, 07:12 AM
I give it a 6/10 still able to play most games at a high res with med-high settings. But most of the hardware is 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation or worse.

23 inches a small screen wow man. for me thats a very good pick but for the guy hows asking about for score. 8.4 very nice comp ;)

kdawgmaster
01-09-2010, 07:17 AM
I'll post mine again, since I got no response last time :)

Not bothered if it doesn't score great.

Cheers

its not bad butit could be better. since now theres the 5700series cards for only alittle more then u bought that they would have been a good improvement. id say 7.5 ur CPU could be OC'ed alot higher given u have the right chipset for the mobo normally for 775 inel sockets u can a 45 chip and a good heatsink to get that little bit higher.

bes
01-09-2010, 07:24 AM
hey wats up guys so i just got my new GPU the ATI 5870 and i was wondering what do u think of my build.

CPU:Intel Q8200 @3.33gh/z
GPU:XFX ATI 5870 1GB DDR5 core clock 890 mem clock 1250 ( i didnt want to go to high in the overclock because i just got it)
RAM:4GB
OS:win7 64BIT
case:antec 900 II gamer case
PSU: OCZ 600 watt stealth stream
Heatsink: Zalman 9700
MOBO:gigabyte EP45-UD3R (non crossfire edition)
MONITOR: Benq G2220HD 1080P contrast 40000:1 5MS response


The video card doesnt need to be overclocked.. I under clock my HD5870 and it STILL plays every game at maxed settings smoothly at 60fps or higher..

You need more ram, ill give it a 8.5, and you didnt tell us what speed ram it is and what type..

NJuice
01-09-2010, 07:26 AM
I under clock my HD5870 and it STILL plays every game at maxed settings smoothly at 60fps or higher..

Try putting AA in your games. The 5870 easily drops to under 60fps in several games.

kdawgmaster
01-09-2010, 07:26 AM
The video card doesnt need to be overclocked.. I under clock my HD5870 and it STILL plays every game at maxed settings smoothly at 60fps or higher..

You need more ram, ill give it a 8.5, and you didnt tell us what speed ram it is and what type..

800mhz and i dont rly need more ram as no game will use more then four. and the prices for ram now are just stupid so i think i can hold off on it. as for the type its from my prebuilt system that i just did a complete overhaul onto and the ram works great even with the overclock.

Try putting AA in your games. The 5870 easily drops to under 60fps in several games.

not rly so far every game iv tested even with AA will still get 60 and above. if u just go by the benchmarks that u see on the internet and not see it for ur self then theres no point on judging that card. and crysis is the only game so far that i dont get a good solid 60FPS at the moment. all other GPU dependent games iv maybe seen drop to 58 thats it.

bes
01-09-2010, 07:28 AM
Try putting AA in your games. The 5870 easily drops to under 60fps in several games.

I do, Catalyst control panel is maxed out and also in all my games I max all the settings out...

Maybe its my 20 years of computer building experience...

NJuice
01-09-2010, 07:36 AM
A single 5870 easily drops to 40s during a heavy scene in DoW2, will drop to 40s in Dalaran in WoW, runs at about 50fps in Dirt2, etc. I had a single 5870 up until a couple of weeks ago. Saying that the card can keep 60fps in all games with AA on is just delusional.

afextwin
01-09-2010, 07:52 AM
My $400 SFF HTPC (after tax and shipping)
Windows 7 Pro x64 (digitalriver)
Intel C2Q 8200
4GB DDR3 1066
640GB 7200RPM 32M Primary
Radeon 4650 1GB
22x DVD Burner
Onboard 4500HD Video, Firewire, 12x USB, onboard SPDIF
---
give me a price to performance rating and an overall rating please :)

bsnx570
01-09-2010, 08:08 AM
My $400 SFF HTPC (after tax and shipping)
Windows 7 Pro x64 (digitalriver)
Intel C2Q 8200
4GB DDR3 1066
640GB 7200RPM 32M Primary
Radeon 4650 1GB
22x DVD Burner
Onboard 4500HD Video, Firewire, 12x USB, onboard SPDIF
---
give me a price to performance rating and an overall rating please :)

7/10, upgrade that video card and you could probably get a really good rating.

cmay119
01-09-2010, 10:53 AM
hey wats up guys so i just got my new GPU the ATI 5870 and i was wondering what do u think of my build.

CPU:Intel Q8200 @3.33gh/z
GPU:XFX ATI 5870 1GB DDR5 core clock 890 mem clock 1250 ( i didnt want to go to high in the overclock because i just got it)
RAM:4GB
OS:win7 64BIT
case:antec 900 II gamer case
PSU: OCZ 600 watt stealth stream
Heatsink: Zalman 9700
MOBO:gigabyte EP45-UD3R (non crossfire edition)
MONITOR: Benq G2220HD 1080P contrast 40000:1 5MS response

Plz tell me what u think of my system now that i have a 5870. My CPU is abit of a slow down in some games like GTA 4 :( but when i get my new CPU ill be sure to keep u posted.

Good lookin' build IMO. Though running that card overclock with the CPU overclock you have, I'm wondering if you may be bottlenecking the card a little bit. Any chance you can clock your CPU more (while still maintaining stability, of course)?

9/10.

afextwin
01-09-2010, 11:04 AM
7/10, upgrade that video card and you could probably get a really good rating.

can't upgrade card, there is none better in half profile (small form factor) that does not require a 6pin power adapter. also i only have 220 watt psu so i am very power effecient, my monthly power bill is $45 in the winter :D

Vork
01-09-2010, 11:06 AM
I give it a 6/10 still able to play most games at a high res with med-high settings. But most of the hardware is 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation or worse.

I don't even use the full tb atm and I can upgrade at any time.Everything was on sale and this was the cheapest(but I bought a kinda subpar motherboard)

cmay119
01-09-2010, 11:10 AM
My $400 SFF HTPC (after tax and shipping)
Windows 7 Pro x64 (digitalriver)
Intel C2Q 8200
4GB DDR3 1066
640GB 7200RPM 32M Primary
Radeon 4650 1GB
22x DVD Burner
Onboard 4500HD Video, Firewire, 12x USB, onboard SPDIF
---
give me a price to performance rating and an overall rating please :)

If it's main purpose is a dedicated HTPC. I give it a 9.5/10. Especially when you consider the power savings that you've mentioned. I'm assuming it's silent/near-silent, correct?

Only reason I give it a 9.5, is because the HDD seems a tiny bit small, if you're storing all your media locally on the drive. However, that's just a perception of space from my point of view. No reason to go jumping into a 1TB+ drives if you have no need for them. Also, no Blu-Ray? I'm assuming you have this hooked up to an HDTV, correct? Otherwise, this thing looks like a real winner in the small, compact & silent world of HTPC's. :D

PC_Helper
01-09-2010, 11:11 AM
23 inches a small screen wow man. for me thats a very good pick but for the guy hows asking about for score. 8.4 very nice comp ;)

Ya 23" is pretty small considering he could have it hooked up to a 55".

I wouldn't even give my own computer an 8/10 and its much faster than his.

afextwin
01-09-2010, 11:15 AM
If it's main purpose is a dedicated HTPC. I give it a 9.5/10. Especially when you consider the power savings that you've mentioned. I'm assuming it's silent/near-silent, correct?

Only reason I give it a 9.5, is because the HDD seems a tiny bit small, if you're storing all your media locally on the drive. However, that's just a perception of space from my point of view. No reason to go jumping into a 1TB+ drives if you have no need for them. Also, no Blu-Ray? I'm assuming you have this hooked up to an HDTV, correct? Otherwise, this thing looks like a real winner in the small, compact & silent world of HTPC's. :D

TY TY. yes it is near silent (the ati card is the loudest thing on it) in a media cabinet, has a blutooth receiver and the PS3 Logitech Wireless Mediaboard Pro, going to upgrade to the DiNovo or whatever once i get my student loan $$$ back. Its hooked up to a Phillips 32PFL3403D, No blu-ray, I stream my media and I have a closet (windows) home server box with 2x1.5tb & 1x1tb and an external 2x 500gb jbod enclosure ;)
I am thinking of adding a pci-ex-1x tv tuner card for pvr, but i need a low profile one. newegg has one on sale today @ 39.99 but has mixed reviews

cmay119
01-09-2010, 11:17 AM
Ya 23" is pretty small considering he could have it hooked up to a 55".

I wouldn't even give my own computer an 8/10 and its much faster than his.

23" or 55", they're still coming out to the same resolution of 1920x1080. If he's sitting right next to the monitor/TV as well, that 23" is going to look a lot better than a 55", due to pixel density.

Argue monitors based on resolution not size.

cmay119
01-09-2010, 11:20 AM
TY TY. yes it is near silent (the ati card is the loudest thing on it) in a media cabinet, has a blutooth receiver and the PS3 Logitech Wireless Mediaboard Pro, going to upgrade to the DiNovo or whatever once i get my student loan $$$ back. Its hooked up to a Phillips 32PFL3403D, No blu-ray, I stream my media and I have a closet (windows) home server box with 2x1.5tb & 1x1tb and an external 2x 500gb jbod enclosure ;)
I am thinking of adding a pci-ex-1x tv tuner card for pvr, but i need a low profile one. newegg has one on sale today @ 39.99 but has mixed reviews

Ahhhhhh... The hidden Media server. Well then, I'll bump it to a 10/10. Was not aware that you weren't keeping your media locally on the 640GB. Once again, nice setup!

GotEmRunnin
01-09-2010, 01:24 PM
okay either my rig is extremely crappy or I just have the misfortune of being overlooked each time I post but here's my rig again:

• Antec 300 mid-tower w/GlacialTech Silentblade II 120mm case fans x 5.
• Asus M4N82 Deluxe sli motherboard nForce 980a.
• AMD phenom II 965 black edition (3.4 GHz).
• G.SKILL 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) 240 pin DDR2 800 MHz.
• EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512mb.
• EVGA GeForce 8500 GT 512mb. (checking out Physx support)
• Samsung Black 22X DVD+R/RW burner LightScribe support.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7200 rpm.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 rpm.
• Powmax Power King 650-Watt 20+4 pin SLI ready.
• Windows 7 64-bit OEM.
• LG W2242T-BF Black 22” 5ms Widescreen LCD monitor.

jamesd9007
01-09-2010, 02:05 PM
okay either my rig is extremely crappy or I just have the misfortune of being overlooked each time I post but here's my rig again:

• Antec 300 mid-tower w/GlacialTech Silentblade II 120mm case fans x 5.
• Asus M4N82 Deluxe sli motherboard nForce 980a.
• AMD phenom II 965 black edition (3.4 GHz).
• G.SKILL 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) 240 pin DDR2 800 MHz.
• EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512mb.
• EVGA GeForce 8500 GT 512mb. (checking out Physx support)
• Samsung Black 22X DVD+R/RW burner LightScribe support.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7200 rpm.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 rpm.
• Powmax Power King 650-Watt 20+4 pin SLI ready.
• Windows 7 64-bit OEM.
• LG W2242T-BF Black 22” 5ms Widescreen LCD monitor.

7/10. Great CPU but GPU is a little outdated/underpowered to match it. Grab a 5850 or 5870 and I'll bump it up to a 9/9.5.

IoWn3rU
01-09-2010, 02:12 PM
Manufacturer: My blood, sweat and tears :P
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Forumla II
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz 12MB Cache OC'ed to 3.5GHz
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 2x2GB (With Heatsink)
Hard Drive: Western Digital 640GB
Video Card: ASUS RADEON HD 4870 1GB VRAM
Monitor: 22" Samsung SyncMaster 225BW LCD
Sound Card: Supreme FX HD
PSU: Antec 850 Watts
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (Have Windows 7, never got around to upgrading)

PC_Helper
01-09-2010, 02:26 PM
okay either my rig is extremely crappy or I just have the misfortune of being overlooked each time I post but here's my rig again:

• Antec 300 mid-tower w/GlacialTech Silentblade II 120mm case fans x 5.
• Asus M4N82 Deluxe sli motherboard nForce 980a.
• AMD phenom II 965 black edition (3.4 GHz).
• G.SKILL 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) 240 pin DDR2 800 MHz.
• EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512mb.
• EVGA GeForce 8500 GT 512mb. (checking out Physx support)
• Samsung Black 22X DVD+R/RW burner LightScribe support.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7200 rpm.
• Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 rpm.
• Powmax Power King 650-Watt 20+4 pin SLI ready.
• Windows 7 64-bit OEM.
• LG W2242T-BF Black 22” 5ms Widescreen LCD monitor.

Slow and old GPU's.
extremely crappy dedicated physx card.
no sli.
Lack of sufficient data storage.
small monitor.
really cheap PSU.

-1 more for pairing a crappy GPU with a quad core. you did yourself an injustice paring those up.

You'd be better off not using an 8500 for physx, you actually get worse performance using it.


4/10

allstarAnA
01-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Motherboard: Abit IP35
CPU: Intel C2D E6750 @ 3,2ghz
GPU: Radeon HD4850 @ 700/1200mhz
RAM: 4gb Kingston 800mhz ddr2
HD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
OS: Windows XP SP3
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w
Case: Antec Sonata Piano III
Mouse: MSIE 3.0
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-555
Monitor: Sony SDM-HS74P

PC_Helper
01-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Motherboard: Abit IP35
CPU: Intel C2D E6750 @ 3,2ghz
GPU: Radeon HD4850 @ 700/1200mhz
RAM: 4gb Kingston 800mhz ddr2
HD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
OS: Windows XP SP3
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w
Case: Antec Sonata Piano III
Mouse: MSIE 3.0
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-555
Monitor: Sony SDM-HS74P

old C2D.
lack of sufficient Data storage.
old OS.
Cheap psu.
extremely small monitor.
Slow memory.
no crossfire.

3/10

jamesd9007
01-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Motherboard: Abit IP35
CPU: Intel C2D E6750 @ 3,2ghz
GPU: Radeon HD4850 @ 700/1200mhz
RAM: 4gb Kingston 800mhz ddr2
HD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
OS: Windows XP SP3
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w
Case: Antec Sonata Piano III
Mouse: MSIE 3.0
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-555
Monitor: Sony SDM-HS74P

6/10. -2 for old C2D; -2 for 17" monitor. Although the size of the monitor makes the 4850 an "overkill", so no points off there.

GotEmRunnin
01-09-2010, 04:29 PM
Slow and old GPU's.
extremely crappy dedicated physx card.
no sli.
Lack of sufficient data storage.
small monitor.
really cheap PSU.

-1 more for pairing a crappy GPU with a quad core. you did yourself an injustice paring those up.

You'd be better off not using an 8500 for physx, you actually get worse performance using it.


4/10

actually trying to hold off for the fermi gpu's coming from nvidia for sli. I know the psu is trash but it was given to me. the 8500 has been in the rig for a couple of weeks just to check out the physx support won't be in the rig much longer. Unfortunatly with a wife and 2 kids can't really spurlge all at once like i'd like to. Good to know the rig doesn't need much by the way upgrades in the eyes of my peers though.

GoDMiN
01-09-2010, 04:38 PM
Motherboard: Abit IP35
CPU: Intel C2D E6750 @ 3,2ghz
GPU: Radeon HD4850 @ 700/1200mhz
RAM: 4gb Kingston 800mhz ddr2
HD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
OS: Windows XP SP3
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w
Case: Antec Sonata Piano III
Mouse: MSIE 3.0
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-555
Monitor: Sony SDM-HS74P

7-8ish imo. CPU is a little old but the rest of the components make up for it, plus even though the CPU is old its still more than enough for games.

orion1630
01-09-2010, 10:37 PM
CPU AMD phenom II x4 940 3ghz stock ocd'd to 3.7
MAIN BOARDasus M4N72-E
RAM 8gb ddr2 pc6400 Gskill high speed gaming ram
GPU EVGA GTS 250 Superclocked 1gb GDDR3
OS dual boot vista home premium 64 bit win 7 ultimate 64 bit
PSU coolmax 850W sli psu
HDD 2x 500 gig seagate barracuda drives and 1 western digital 1tb storage drive
CASE cooler master haf 932 full atx case
Monitor ACER x233h 1080p 23in full HD monitor and a simple 17inch dell lcd incase i may do daul screen at times
mouse and keyboard just generic logitec crap until i buy some gaming grade equipment
SOUNDCARD CL auidegy SE
SOUND SYSTEMlogitec x540 5.1
CPU COOLER AND COOLING OVERALL cooler master hyper 212+ with artic ceramique+ 2 scythe slipstream 110 CFM and about 4 120's amd 3 230's

meant to be an all around rig meaning movies gaming and school but since i dont start college for a few weeks its a gaming rig for now

Duke Something
01-09-2010, 11:01 PM
CPU - C2D E8500@3.16Ghz
Mobo - Asus P5Q SE2
Ram - OCZ 8GB(4x2GB) DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 OC'd to 890Mhz
GPU - BFG 9800GTX+ OC
HD1 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB
HD2 - WD Caviar Green 1TB
HD3 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB
HD4 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB ---HD4 & HD5 in RAID 1---
HD5 - Seagate Barracuda 500GB
PWR - Cooler Master 700w modular power supply
DVD - DVD+RW & DVD-ROM Drives
OS - Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Case - Cooler Master elite 335
Mon1 - Samsung 2333SW 1080p
Mon2 - Acer AL1916W 1440x900
CPU Cooler - Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 pro


Had it OC'ed to 3.8Ghz and ram to 1000mhz but didnt see the performance gains worth the extra 10C it caused.

songnar
01-09-2010, 11:27 PM
Xfx 680i lt mobo
8Gb DDR2 pc-6400 auto-clocking SLI-ready RAM
Dual core processor @ 3ghz/core 1333fsb
2x GTX280's in SLI mode w/ coprocessor (4gbs dedicated video memory)
2x 500gb SATA HDDs

Newest coup de grace - 60'' monitor and GeForce Vision glasses for 3D glory.

IceDragon
01-10-2010, 01:28 AM
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128341)
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz (OC'ed 2.9)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
RAM: 4gb G.Skill DDR2
HD: Western Digital 250GB 7200rpm
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
PSU: 530w
Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB530P Black Foldout MB Computer Case With Side Panel Window (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156209&nm_mc=OTC-C173T&cm_mmc=OTC-C173T-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-Raidmax-_-11156209)
Mouse: Logitech LX8 Cordless Laser Mouse
Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Desktop S510 Keyboard
Monitor: ACER AL2216W (http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/acer-al2216wbd/4505-3174_7-32082877.html)

About half a year old but...

bewbz
01-10-2010, 01:44 AM
Motherboard: Asus Micro-ATX mobo
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.66 ghz
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 8800GTX
RAM: 3.5gb DDR2
HD: 1x 150gb 10k RPM, 1x 500gb 7200 RPM
OS: Windows 7 Home
PSU: 600W
Case: NZXT Rogue
Mouse: Logitech MX 518
Keyboard: Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000
Monitor: Samsung 52" LCD

This is my older setup, about 3 years old, that I use mostly for gaming and movies. Not many good games out anymore, so I mostly just use for netflix instant view, hulu, youtube.

man4857
01-10-2010, 06:39 PM
CPU - C2D E8500@3.16Ghz
Mobo - Asus P5Q SE2
Ram - OCZ 8GB(4x2GB) DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 OC'd to 890Mhz
GPU - BFG 9800GTX+ OC
HD1 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB
HD2 - WD Caviar Green 1TB
HD3 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB
HD4 - Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB ---HD4 & HD5 in RAID 1---
HD5 - Seagate Barracuda 500GB
PWR - Cooler Master 700w modular power supply
DVD - DVD+RW & DVD-ROM Drives
OS - Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Case - Cooler Master elite 335
Mon1 - Samsung 2333SW 1080p
Mon2 - Acer AL1916W 1440x900
CPU Cooler - Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 pro


Had it OC'ed to 3.8Ghz and ram to 1000mhz but didnt see the performance gains worth the extra 10C it caused.

7/10

Decent system but kind of dated video card for the CPU imo.

shuarma
01-10-2010, 06:45 PM
a bit out dated, but it works for me..

antec p180
asus p5q pro turbo
intel E5200 OC @ 3.5
2 x 2gb XMS2
9800GT 512mb
OCZ StealthXStream 600w
windows 7

man4857
01-10-2010, 06:47 PM
Intel Core i5 750 @1.2GHz-3.2GHz w/ speedstep & turboboost
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1.6GHz
Asus P7P55-M motherboard
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4870 512mb
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD & 500GB Seagate 7200rpm 32mb
2x DVDRW SATA Samsung opticals
Corsair HX520 PSU
Windows 7 Professional x64

GoDMiN
01-10-2010, 08:30 PM
a bit out dated, but it works for me..

antec p180
asus p5q pro turbo
intel E5200 OC @ 3.5
2 x 2gb XMS2
9800GT 512mb
OCZ StealthXStream 600w
windows 7

8-9ish. Though the parts may not be the best, the budget per part/ratio was spent well. Over all balanced system

NitrousX
01-10-2010, 09:26 PM
Intel Core i5 750 @1.2GHz-3.2GHz w/ speedstep & turboboost
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1.6GHz
Asus P7P55-M motherboard
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4870 512mb
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD & 500GB Seagate 7200rpm 32mb
2x DVDRW SATA Samsung opticals
Corsair HX520 PSU
Windows 7 Professional x64

9.0. The 4870 is a bit outdated but will still serve as a good card for a very long time.

Karr-Man
01-11-2010, 03:36 AM
does the trick for me but what do u guys think?


AMD Phenom 9950 x4 black edition @ 3ghz
DFI Lanparty 790gx-m2rs
4GB Corsair XMS Dominator pc8500 (533)
2 x 640GB sata2 drives on raid stripe for OS and Apps + assorted drives for storage
XFX Radeon HD 4870x2
800w psu
thremaltake xaserIII case
22" widescreen monitor
Vista 64 Home Premium

Jamer
01-11-2010, 03:41 AM
intel dualcore 2.3GHZ
nforce 650sli
GeForce 9800GTX/9800GTX+
3 gigs of memory
500 watt fan
sound blaster audigy 24bit

What can I do to get the most out of this or what can I add? I had this built for me almost 3 years ago now. Will it still hold up or should I consider a new rig and if so, what would you recommend.
I have a laptop for my business and would like a rig totally dedicated to gaming when and if I need to build a new one.
Thank-you for your time.

brent3000
01-11-2010, 03:44 AM
Its about a year old and an upgrade will be on its way some time this year :)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0Ghz/1333)
4GB Corsair 6400C4 (4 x 1GB)
Asus P5K-SE Motherboard
1 x 300GB WD VelociRaptor
2 x SeaGate 500GB HDD
Nvidia 9600GT 521MB
Antec Sonata III (500w PSU)
2 x Samsung 23" (2333)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

1st gaming PC and i was on a budget :) but has lasted me over a year so im happy with it :)

Combat Medic
01-11-2010, 04:47 AM
Its about a year old and an upgrade will be on its way some time this year :)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0Ghz/1333)
4GB Corsair 6400C4 (4 x 1GB)
Asus P5K-SE Motherboard
1 x 300GB WD VelociRaptor
2 x SeaGate 500GB HDD
Nvidia 9600GT 521MB
Antec Sonata III (500w PSU)
2 x Samsung 23" (2333)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

1st gaming PC and i was on a budget :) but has lasted me over a year so im happy with it :)
6/10
slow gpu is slow -2 duel core is duel core and not overclocked ether -2

Duke Something
01-11-2010, 03:40 PM
6/10
slow gpu is slow -2 duel core is duel core and not overclocked ether -2

3Ghz dual core beats a lower clocked quad core.

my e8500@3.16Ghz beats a q9550 in most game tests.

but yeah i would recommend a new gfx card soon too.

shadowsc
01-11-2010, 04:23 PM
Here its mine atm.

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
3x2 GB DDR3 1600mhz GSkill Cas9
Seagate 1.5 TB 32MB Buffer 7.2k RPM
Sapphire Vapor-X HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 OC
Dell 23" SP2309W (2048x1152)
Razer Megalodon
Razer Tarantula
Razer Mamba
Razer Goliathus
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Thermaltake Armor + / Saikano FPS-630w

Do you think that it will be better to change the HD4890 to an HD5870? or its well balanced ? xD

mike90t09
01-11-2010, 05:53 PM
AMD Anthlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz 95W Processor
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 78G5 Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 PC3(10600)RAM
XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Graphics Card
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Some case I got from a friend, it's a little old but it works for now.

Did I miss anything?

HL2-4-Life
01-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Here its mine atm.

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
3x2 GB DDR3 1600mhz GSkill Cas9
Seagate 1.5 TB 32MB Buffer 7.2k RPM
Sapphire Vapor-X HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 OC
Dell 23" SP2309W (2048x1152)
Razer Megalodon
Razer Tarantula
Razer Mamba
Razer Goliathus
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Thermaltake Armor + / Saikano FPS-630w

Do you think that it will be better to change the HD4890 to an HD5870? or its well balanced ? xDGood system, you can handle all modern games quite easily with that rig. This rates a nice 8.8 from me, good system overall.....most important in my rating is the GPU and CPU, you have a good GPU and a great CPU. With a HD5850/5870, you'd get a solid 9.0 from me.....NOT that I'm recommending you go HD58xx series, your HD4890 is more than sufficient for now.
AMD Anthlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz 95W Processor
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 78G5 Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 PC3(10600)RAM
XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Graphics Card
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitYou should get very similar performance with shadowsc's rig, his CPU is faster but an Athlon II X4 is no slouch either......8.6!

mike90t09
01-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Nice! Thanks a lot for that one, I feel better now :D

Kubed
01-11-2010, 10:54 PM
- Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz
- Windows 7 Ult x64
- ASUS P6X58D Premium
- 1000 Watt Corsair CMPSU-1000HX PSU
- COOLERMASTER V8 CPU Cooling
- 12G DDR3
- 2xNvidia 285GTX (2-way SLI)
- 1TB HD

Christmas rig, Woot!

MikeBlaszczak
01-12-2010, 09:19 AM
- Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz
- Windows 7 Ult x64
- ASUS P6X58D Premium
- 1000 Watt Corsair CMPSU-1000HX PSU
- COOLERMASTER V8 CPU Cooling
- 12G DDR3
- 2xNvidia 285GTX (2-way SLI)
- 1TB HD

Christmas rig, Woot!
Grats. -1 for over-sized power supply, but plenty of memory. Maybe add another spindle.

DocZ
01-12-2010, 09:33 AM
still does what I want it to do (except for the moment, while I'm waiting on a new GPU)
My 07 rig:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI nForce 680i
Creative X-Fi Fatality
Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Geforce 8800GTX (soon to be replace by a GTX 260)
2 G DDR2
Raptor X 150 G
350 G Western Digital
Thermaltake ToughPower 750W
Thermaltake Xaser III case
Vista Home 32bit version
G11 keyboard
G5 mouse

May be dated as hell, but still, when my GPU gets replaced it'll still do what I need it to do...
As long as most games still run fluently on my system, I feel no need to get a new rig...

xeysz
01-12-2010, 01:09 PM
still does what I want it to do (except for the moment, while I'm waiting on a new GPU)
My 07 rig:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI nForce 680i
Creative X-Fi Fatality
Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Geforce 8800GTX (soon to be replace by a GTX 260)
2 G DDR2
Raptor X 150 G
350 G Western Digital
Thermaltake ToughPower 750W
Thermaltake Xaser III case
Vista Home 32bit version
G11 keyboard
G5 mouse

May be dated as hell, but still, when my GPU gets replaced it'll still do what I need it to do...
As long as most games still run fluently on my system, I feel no need to get a new rig...

I give it a 7/10. Like you said, it works and I bet it still gets 30+ FPS on new games with max/high settings. Since ~2007, hardware has been increasing but the games don't really take complete advantage of it because they're designed for outdated Xboxes.

Mine is from 2007 too (albeit worse than yours):

Intel P31 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
ATI HD 3870
3 GB DDR2 5300
Seagate 7200.12 750 GB
Ultra 600W
Windows 7 x64

I'm guessing it'll be given no higher than 5/10.

EVIL-JURA
01-12-2010, 11:52 PM
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz (Dual Core) Socket AM3 (939) 2mb (1x2) L2 cache
ECS GF8100VM-M5 Motherboard with Nforce 720a chipset (max. 16gb 1033mhz ddr2 of ram supported) and based on Geforce 8100 chipset
4Gb ddr2 PC2-6400 800mhz Kingston Memory (2X2gb)
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT DX10 Shader Model 4.0 supported, 512mb Dedicated Video Memory (550mhz core,1375mhz shaders,333mhz memory clock)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Service Pack 2
Sata 1tb (but windows shows 951gb) hard drive (NTFS file system)
Psu 450w
a4tech km-720 slim keyboard
gladiator 7030 mouse
Monitor BENQ FP71G+ (max. res.-1280x1024 at 75hz 17inch LCD Monitor)
works at 35-40+ fps on maximum settings on new games (at 1024x768 this is native res. for my monitor) 30+ fps on crysis at 1024x768 at highest settings except antialising
I hope it will be 6-8 from 10

Unreal_Man
01-14-2010, 08:14 AM
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz (Dual Core) Socket AM3 (939) 2mb (1x2) L2 cache
ECS GF8100VM-M5 Motherboard with Nforce 720a chipset (max. 16gb 1033mhz ddr2 of ram supported) and based on Geforce 8100 chipset
4Gb ddr2 PC2-6400 800mhz Kingston Memory (2X2gb)
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT DX10 Shader Model 4.0 supported, 512mb Dedicated Video Memory (550mhz core,1375mhz shaders,333mhz memory clock)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Service Pack 2
Sata 1tb (but windows shows 951gb) hard drive (NTFS file system)
Psu 450w
a4tech km-720 slim keyboard
gladiator 7030 mouse
Monitor BENQ FP71G+ (max. res.-1280x1024 at 75hz 17inch LCD Monitor)
works at 35-40+ fps on maximum settings on new games (at 1024x768 this is native res. for my monitor) 30+ fps on crysis at 1024x768 at highest settings except antialising
I hope it will be 6-8 from 10

8.8/10

video card is not soo good!

Babylon
01-14-2010, 08:33 AM
I give it a 7/10. Like you said, it works and I bet it still gets 30+ FPS on new games with max/high settings. Since ~2007, hardware has been increasing but the games don't really take complete advantage of it because they're designed for outdated Xboxes.

Mine is from 2007 too (albeit worse than yours):

Intel P31 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
ATI HD 3870
3 GB DDR2 5300
Seagate 7200.12 750 GB
Ultra 600W
Windows 7 x64

I'm guessing it'll be given no higher than 5/10.

I'm gonna say a 5.5/10, maybe even a 6/10, but that because I <3 the 3870 from Radeon.

Ok, I'll do mine I guess.

CPU: AMD PII X4 965 3.4Ghz
MoBo: Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
GPU: ATI 4850 X 2
RAM: GSkill 4gb DDR3
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB X 2
PSU: Corsair 650W
OS: Vista 64
Games: Borderlands, L4D1/2, UT3, GTA IV, Bioshock


Yes, yes, I know *hiss boo* Vista, I'm lazy :eek:, haven't gotten my crap together for the move to Win7.

EVIL-JURA
01-15-2010, 11:02 PM
I'm gonna say a 5.5/10, maybe even a 6/10, but that because I <3 the 3870 from Radeon.

Ok, I'll do mine I guess.

CPU: AMD PII X4 965 3.4Ghz
MoBo: Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
GPU: ATI 4850 X 2
RAM: GSkill 4gb DDR3
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB X 2
PSU: Corsair 650W
OS: Vista 64
Games: Borderlands, L4D1/2, UT3, GTA IV, Bioshock


Yes, yes, I know *hiss boo* Vista, I'm lazy :eek:, haven't gotten my crap together for the move to Win7.

9/10 good pc :)

GoDMiN
01-15-2010, 11:31 PM
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 3.4ghz

CPU HSF: Corsair H50

Motherboard: GA-MA790X-UD4P

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 800mhz

Video card: SAPPHIRE HD 4770

Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

Power supply: Corsair 750TX

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition

OS: Windows 7 HP 32bit

Suomis
01-15-2010, 11:41 PM
My Case (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)
Prosessor (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/BX80605I5750)
GPU (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/CGAX-48924SO)
Memory (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL)
Hard Drive (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/HD103SJ)
PSU (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/CMPSU-550VXEU)
Motherboard (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/GA-P55-UD3)
CD/DVD (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/SH-S223C/BEBE)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

ZGravityPT
01-16-2010, 04:24 AM
My PC pwns all -not.

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz
Motherboard: Clevo M7X0SU
Memory: Nanya Technology 2048MB+2048MB @ 333.4MHz + 2GB External ReadyBoost
Videocard: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS @ 256MB Dedicated GPU Clocks : Core 580 MHz / RAM 400 MHz
SoundCard: Realtek High Definition Audio
Storage: FUJITSU MHZ2320BH G2 320GB Serial-ATA HDD
Case: INSYS GameForce 8761SU Laptop 8D
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

CLIFFISFTW
01-16-2010, 06:08 AM
^ 5/10



CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ OC @ 3.26GHz
Motherboard: Asus M2A74-AM
Memory: 3GB DDR2-800 (Single Channel) 5-5-5-18
Video Card: HiS RADEON HD 4670 512mb OC @ 795MHz/1035MHz
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm 8mb cache
OS: Windows XP SP3 32bit
Monitor: Acer 19" LCD 1440x900

ZGravityPT
01-16-2010, 07:43 AM
^ 5/10



CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ OC @ 3.26GHz
Motherboard: Asus M2A74-AM
Memory: 3GB DDR2-800 (Single Channel) 5-5-5-18
Video Card: HiS RADEON HD 4670 512mb OC @ 795MHz/1035MHz
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm 8mb cache
OS: Windows XP SP3 32bit
Monitor: Acer 19" LCD 1440x900

Nice comp :D .

8/10 - 8 for the card, board and monitor.

Grüven
01-16-2010, 10:18 AM
My Case (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)
Prosessor (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/BX80605I5750)
GPU (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/CGAX-48924SO)
Memory (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL)
Hard Drive (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/HD103SJ)
PSU (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/CMPSU-550VXEU)
Motherboard (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/GA-P55-UD3)
CD/DVD (http://www.jimmspc-store.fi/tuote/SH-S223C/BEBE)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Please LIST the components. :) I don't wanna click on each of those links for each component.

GoDMiN
01-16-2010, 12:30 PM
Please LIST the components. :) I don't wanna click on each of those links for each component.

agreed. /10chars

Suomis
01-16-2010, 12:40 PM
Well, links can give you a more accurate knowledge, but here we go

Scout gaming case
i5 2.66GHz quad core
ATi Radeon HD 4870
corsair 550w psu
4gb ddr3 ram
win 7 ultimate 64-bit


For more accurate info and the missing parts, check the links (a few posts earlier)

GoDMiN
01-16-2010, 12:52 PM
Well, links can give you a more accurate knowledge, but here we go

Scout gaming case
i5 2.66GHz quad core
ATi Radeon HD 4870
corsair 550w psu
4gb ddr3 ram
win 7 ultimate 64-bit


For more accurate info and the missing parts, check the links (a few posts earlier)

8/10 Good balance imo. I would give it 9 if you had a 5850/5870, 10 if you OC'ed the CPU and GPU.

man4857
01-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Well, links can give you a more accurate knowledge, but here we go

Scout gaming case
i5 2.66GHz quad core
ATi Radeon HD 4870
corsair 550w psu
4gb ddr3 ram
win 7 ultimate 64-bit


For more accurate info and the missing parts, check the links (a few posts earlier)

8.5

Mines :)

Intel Core i5 750 @1.2GHz-3.2GHz w/ speedstep & turboboost
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1.6GHz
Asus P7P55-M motherboard
ATI Radeon HD4870 512mb
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD & 500GB Seagate 7200rpm 32mb
2x DVDRW SATA Samsung opticals
Corsair HX520 PSU
Windows 7 Professional x64

rAzoR__
01-16-2010, 03:56 PM
6.8

Get a better GPu man!

System
Intel C2Q Q9550 @ 4.3GHz 1.344v
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.1
G Skill Pi PC2-8800 1100MHz DDR2
Seasonic X-Series 750W
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1000GB HDD
Inno3D GTX 295 Platinum Edition Single PCB
SilverStone TJ07 Black

Watercooling
EK Supreme LT Acetal + Nickel
EK 250 Multioption Res
Laing D5 Vario Pump (MCP655) + EK D5 X-Top Rev.2
TFC XChanger 480 Radiator
Yate Loons 88CFM 40dBa x 4
PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing
Distilled Water
Bitspower TRUE Silver 1/2"ID 3/4"OD Compression Fittings x8

Yeah:D

Bazzaa94
01-17-2010, 12:10 AM
It's a Toshiba Laptop it was around $1,150 AUD

CPU: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M520
CPU Speed: 2.29 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.893 GHz
Ram: 3.7 GB
OS: Win7 64bit
Video Card: ATI display adapter (0x9713)
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
HDD: 500GB, 353.4GB free

dibarra2004
01-17-2010, 12:25 AM
4870 is a good card.

6.8

Get a better GPu man!

System
Intel C2Q Q9550 @ 4.3GHz 1.344v
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.1
G Skill Pi PC2-8800 1100MHz DDR2
Seasonic X-Series 750W
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1000GB HDD
Inno3D GTX 295 Platinum Edition Single PCB
SilverStone TJ07 Black

Watercooling
EK Supreme LT Acetal + Nickel
EK 250 Multioption Res
Laing D5 Vario Pump (MCP655) + EK D5 X-Top Rev.2
TFC XChanger 480 Radiator
Yate Loons 88CFM 40dBa x 4
PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing
Distilled Water
Bitspower TRUE Silver 1/2"ID 3/4"OD Compression Fittings x8

Yeah:D

-1 for water-cooling.
-1 for over-clocking.
-1 for small power supply.
-1 for not having an ATI 5000 series card.
-1 for small HDD size.

5/10 Get a better GPU man!

/sarcasm

man4857
01-17-2010, 02:13 AM
4870 is a good card.



-1 for water-cooling.
-1 for over-clocking.
-1 for small power supply.
-1 for not having an ATI 5000 series card.
-1 for small HDD size.

5/10 Get a better GPU man!

/sarcasm

You also forgot:

-2 for no SSD. :D

DogTags
01-18-2010, 11:15 AM
Here goes nothing, but not bad for my first gaming rig.

MOBO ASUS P5P43TD
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.66Ghz
ASUS EAH5750 1Gig GRAPHICS CARD.
4Gig RAM DDR3 1600
WIN 7 64Bit.
650Watt PSU
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1TB 7200 32MB SATAII H/D
Gigabyte Volar CPU Cooler.

GoDMiN
01-18-2010, 11:54 AM
Here goes nothing, but not bad for my first gaming rig.

MOBO ASUS P5P43TD
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.66Ghz
ASUS EAH5750 1Gig GRAPHICS CARD.
4Gig RAM DDR3 1600
WIN 7 64Bit.
650Watt PSU
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1TB 7200 32MB SATAII H/D
Gigabyte Volar CPU Cooler.

8/10

Good CPU, I assume thats a Q6600 because of the stock clock. Only thing I'd change is the CPU cooler, but meh it works either way.

DogTags
01-18-2010, 12:04 PM
Sorry, it's a Q8400

BIGFOOTTELL0503
01-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Ok would be intersted in how this rates

Corsair HX1000 PSU
Asus Rampage Extreme II mobo
i7 940 @ 3.8g
T.R.U.E cooler
3X2g Corsair 1600 ddr3 ram
XFX 275 gtx xxx gpu
Samsung F3 500g
Win 7 home 64

GoDMiN
01-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Ok would be intersted in how this rates

Corsair HX1000 PSU
Asus Rampage Extreme II mobo
i7 940 @ 3.8g
T.R.U.E cooler
3X2g Corsair 1600 ddr3 ram
XFX 275 gtx xxx gpu
Samsung F3 500g
Win 7 home 64

9

5850/70 = 10.

rotNdude
01-18-2010, 12:52 PM
Ok would be intersted in how this rates

Corsair HX1000 PSU
Asus Rampage Extreme II mobo
i7 940 @ 3.8g
T.R.U.E cooler
3X2g Corsair 1600 ddr3 ram
XFX 275 gtx xxx gpu
Samsung F3 500g
Win 7 home 64

9.1/10

Good PSU and nice CPU. GPU is kinda meh.

Jerry*Garcia
01-18-2010, 01:20 PM
AMD phenom 9500 2.2ghz
3 gigs samsung ddr2 ram
ati sapphire vaporx 5770 1 gig
antec earthwatts 500 watt psu
western digital 500 gig hard drive
logitech g5 mouse
logitech g15 keybaord
plantronics gamecom headset
hannspree 25" 1920*1080 monitor

BIGFOOTTELL0503
01-18-2010, 01:41 PM
9.1/10

Good PSU and nice CPU. GPU is kinda meh.

Yeah been thinking about upgrading the gpu want to wait for Fermi to be released and then I will see

Bulletbrain7
01-19-2010, 02:04 AM
My work horse:

CPU: Intel Q6600 Core2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
Mobo: EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
GPU: GeForce® GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 55 896MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Black Power Supply (+12V@60A)
HDD: X2 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster SB046APCS X-Fi Platinium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound,
Optical: X2 Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support
Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ04B-W ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side
LCD: SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1)

sideways
01-19-2010, 02:38 AM
My work horse:

CPU: Intel Q6600 Core2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
Mobo: EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
GPU: GeForce® GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 55 896MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Black Power Supply (+12V@60A)
HDD: X2 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster SB046APCS X-Fi Platinium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound,
Optical: X2 Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support
Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ04B-W ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side
LCD: SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1)

8.7 good computer
cpu is kinda weak, same goes for the video card but overall a good rig.

CLIFFISFTW
01-19-2010, 03:40 AM
AMD phenom 9500 2.2ghz
3 gigs samsung ddr2 ram
ati sapphire vaporx 5770 1 gig
antec earthwatts 500 watt psu
western digital 500 gig hard drive
logitech g5 mouse
logitech g15 keybaord
plantronics gamecom headset
hannspree 25" 1920*1080 monitor

6.5/10

Weak CPU, fairly decent PSU for 500 watts. Also very nice monitor.
I do want the keyboard you have though ;)

EVIL-JURA
01-19-2010, 03:47 AM
^ 5/10



CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ OC @ 3.26GHz
Motherboard: Asus M2A74-AM
Memory: 3GB DDR2-800 (Single Channel) 5-5-5-18
Video Card: HiS RADEON HD 4670 512mb OC @ 795MHz/1035MHz
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm 8mb cache
OS: Windows XP SP3 32bit
Monitor: Acer 19" LCD 1440x900

your cpu is 6200+ not 5600
because i have 3.0 ghz and its 6000+

HL2-4-Life
01-19-2010, 06:10 AM
your cpu is 6200+ not 5600
because i have 3.0 ghz and its 6000+No, may not be, he's prolly overclocked his 5600+.

NitrousX
01-19-2010, 06:46 AM
No, may not be, he's prolly overclocked his 5600+.

He's overclocked.


AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ OC @ 3.26GHz


I bumped up my computer a bit -

Intel Core i7 860 @ 3.83GHz 1.33v
4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
Sapphire HD 5870 1GB
3TB HDD Total (I've saved a whole bunch of family memorabilia over the years)
Acer 22" 5ms
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Windows 7 Enterprise x64

HL2-4-Life
01-19-2010, 07:09 AM
He's overclocked.



I bumped up my computer a bit -

Intel Core i7 860 @ 3.83GHz 1.33v
4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
Sapphire HD 5870 1GB
3TB HDD Total (I've saved a whole bunch of family memorabilia over the years)
Acer 22" 5ms
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Windows 7 Enterprise x64Based on my rating preference, you'd get a solid 9.0 from me.....a fast quad + HD5870 deserves nuthin' less.

NJuice
01-19-2010, 07:28 AM
Did some upgrades over the holidays.
Picked up a second 5870 and got some new drives.

i7 920 @ 3.6GHz
EVGA X58 E758
12GB DDR3 1600
2x XFX 5870
OCZ Vertex 120
4x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Antec P193
Corsair TX850
Corsair H50
Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Pioneer Blu-Ray burner
2x Dell 2407WFP-HC
Logitech Z-5500
Logitech diNovo Edge, G15, G7, MX518, MX Revolution
Win 7 Ultimate x64

tevre
01-19-2010, 07:28 AM
My box:


Asus P5QL PRO Intel P43 LGA775 (1333 MHz FSB)
Intel Dual Core E5200 Socket 775 2.5GHz (800 MHz FSB)
Kingston HyperX 4GB Kit (2x2GB) 1066MHz
Asus EN9600GT/HTDI/512M NVIDIA 9600GT
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA2
ViewSonic VX2835wm (28") (1920x1200)


Maybe it isn't the best box ever, but it runs TF 2, CS:S, HL2 etc. fine enough.

HL2-4-Life
01-19-2010, 08:41 AM
Did some upgrades over the holidays.
Picked up a second 5870 and got some new drives.

i7 920 @ 3.6GHz
EVGA X58 E758
12GB DDR3 1600
2x XFX 5870
OCZ Vertex 120
4x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Antec P193
Corsair TX850
Corsair H50
Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Pioneer Blu-Ray burner
2x Dell 2407WFP-HC
Logitech Z-5500
Logitech diNovo Edge, G15, G7, MX518, MX Revolution
Win 7 Ultimate x649.6....gotta leave a little room for 5970 and 5870 in Tri-CFX and quad-CFX. Easily one of the best rig around here, beats mine in the CPU department.....you really should go tri-monitor EyeFinity.;)

Bulletbrain7
01-19-2010, 08:59 AM
My work horse:

CPU: Intel Q6600 Core2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
Mobo: EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
GPU: GeForce® GTX 260 OC MAXCORE 55 896MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Black Power Supply (+12V@60A)
HDD: X2 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster SB046APCS X-Fi Platinium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound,
Optical: X2 Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support
Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ04B-W ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side
LCD: SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1)

8.7 good computer
cpu is kinda weak, same goes for the video card but overall a good rig.

Seems like there is no reason to replace this CPU based on it's level of performance even without over clocking.

Also, this video card is faster than a 4890. I did the benches myself yesterday in comparison to my 4890.

I mean woud anybody really feel compelled to upgrade it further?

----

I also have an ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail (htthttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835186134p://).

HL2-4-Life
01-19-2010, 09:10 AM
Seems like there is no reason to replace this CPU based on it's level of performance even without over clocking.
I agree, the Q6600 is a very capable CPU, I have a Q6600 G0 stepping chip myself and I ain't thinking about swapping it out. I believe most can do 3ghz with default voltage, like mine, so there's plenty of life left in 'em.;)

X13_Y
01-19-2010, 10:23 AM
My box:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition at 3.515GHz (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=948563)
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Mobo: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
PSU: Corsair 450VX PSU
GPU: Visiontek ATI Radeon HD4850 (http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/2crwh/)
RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill 6400 Pi Black RAM (CAS4) 800 Mhz
HDD: 1x500GB, 1x640GB WD Caviar Black + 1x250GB WD
Case: Antec 900
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
Mouse: Logitech MX-518
Monitor: Acer 20" LCD Monitor

NitrousX
01-19-2010, 10:39 AM
My box:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition at 3.515GHz (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=948563)
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Mobo: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
PSU: Corsair 450VX PSU
GPU: Visiontek ATI Radeon HD4850 (http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/2crwh/)
RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill 6400 Pi Black RAM (CAS4) 800 Mhz
HDD: 1x500GB, 1x640GB WD Caviar Black + 1x250GB WD
Case: Antec 900
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
Mouse: Logitech MX-518
Monitor: Acer 20" LCD Monitor

8.7 - That's a really solid setup. The 4850 is very good performer against the 9800GTX.

Grüven
01-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Did some upgrades over the holidays.
Picked up a second 5870 and got some new drives.

i7 920 @ 3.6GHz
EVGA X58 E758
12GB DDR3 1600
2x XFX 5870
OCZ Vertex 120
4x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Antec P193
Corsair TX850
Corsair H50
Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Pioneer Blu-Ray burner
2x Dell 2407WFP-HC
Logitech Z-5500
Logitech diNovo Edge, G15, G7, MX518, MX Revolution
Win 7 Ultimate x64
I like it, even if I'm not a big fan of overclocking. Except for the Fatal1ty-branded card, which I feel is a waste of cash.

-0.5 on both counts, so it's a solid 9.0.

BIGFOOTTELL0503
01-20-2010, 02:10 AM
Ok built this one around 2 years ago still in use would be interested how it rate's
Coolermaster stacker 830 case
Hiper 880w psu
XFX 780i mobo
QX6850 @3.6g
T.R.U.E cooler
2x2 Corsair Dominater 1066 ram (the only upgrade done)
2x Gainward 8800gt 512 golden sample gpu sli'd
samsung 500g F1
Vista Ultimate 64

handi360
01-20-2010, 07:46 PM
-------------------------------------------------------
MSI 790GX-G65 Winki
Phenom II x2 550 @ x4, 3.94Ghz
Arctic Cooling freezer pro 64
OCZ Reaper DDR3 1600 4Gig's
2 Sapphire 1Gig 4850's
3 500Gig Samsung
LG DVD +-Burner
700w OCZ Stealth Extreme
Cooler Master HAF 922
Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX 23"
-------------------------------------------------------

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/29/dsc01610t.jpg
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5365/dsc01612l.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7487/dsc01596f.jpg

GoDMiN
01-20-2010, 07:49 PM
-------------------------------------------------------
MSI 790GX-G65 Winki
Phenom II x2 550 @ x4, 3.94Ghz
Arctic Cooling freezer pro 64
OCZ Reaper DDR3 1600 4Gig's
2 Sapphire 1Gig 4850's
3 500Gig Samsung
LG DVD +-Burner
700w OCZ Stealth Extreme
Cooler Master HAF 922
Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX 23"
-------------------------------------------------------

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/29/dsc01610t.jpg
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5365/dsc01612l.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7487/dsc01596f.jpg

9, I would be 10 if you had two DX11 cards.

handi360
01-20-2010, 07:59 PM
lol need to get me some dx11 money

killem2
01-21-2010, 11:03 AM
E8400 @ 4.0 ghz
DDR2 860HMZ
HD 5850
Windows 7 64 bit

akjax
01-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Sager laptop

15.6" 1920x1080 screen
Intel core i7-820QM (1.73-3.06ghz)
GTX 280M (1GB)
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
500GB 7200RPM HDD

handi360
01-21-2010, 02:23 PM
thats a pretty nice laptop akjax 8/10!

Suomis
01-22-2010, 04:12 AM
Well, links can give you a more accurate knowledge, but here we go

Scout gaming case
i5 2.66GHz quad core
ATi Radeon HD 4870
corsair 550w psu
4gb ddr3 ram
win 7 ultimate 64-bit


For more accurate info and the missing parts, check the links (a few posts earlier)


I am really sorry, I had made a mistake, I have HD4890, not HD4870

BIGFOOTTELL0503
01-22-2010, 04:51 AM
Ok built this one around 2 years ago still in use would be interested how it rate's
Coolermaster stacker 830 case
Hiper 880w psu
XFX 780i mobo
QX6850 @3.6g
T.R.U.E cooler
2x2 Corsair Dominater 1066 ram (the only upgrade done)
2x Gainward 8800gt 512 golden sample gpu sli'd
samsung 500g F1
Vista Ultimate 64

Nobody ???

HL2-4-Life
01-22-2010, 06:02 AM
Ok built this one around 2 years ago still in use would be interested how it rate's
Coolermaster stacker 830 case
Hiper 880w psu
XFX 780i mobo
QX6850 @3.6g
T.R.U.E cooler
2x2 Corsair Dominater 1066 ram (the only upgrade done)
2x Gainward 8800gt 512 golden sample gpu sli'd
samsung 500g F1
Vista Ultimate 64Nobody ??? OK, I'll give it a shot....given my preference for quad, you'd score higher with my rating, but a pair of 8800GT's in SLi isn't that impressive anymore (the 8800GT is showing its age). A rig with that spec would score between 8 - 9 from me.....8.4!!!:)

Edit - BTW, you would not have scored more than 7.9 from me IF it weren't for that quad....which, IMHO, is a very fast quad indeed!

mreeuwij
01-22-2010, 10:06 AM
bought 1,5 year ago, self build:

Antec P160w computercase
Corsair VX550w
Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe
AMD Phenom 9950 BE @ 2.9 Ghz
8 GB RAM @ 800
XFX NVidia GF9800 GTX+ 512 MB
Creative SoundBlaster X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pr Series with 64mb X-ram (PCI)
Logitech G15 (v1 Blue edition)
Razer Diamondback 3D Blue
Samsung SyncMaster 226BW

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.

And it runs my TF2 game at 170-210 fps, in busy area 130ish.

Combat Medic
01-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Raidmax Smilelodon with 180CFPM fans
Corsair TX750w
Asus M4A78 Plus
AMD Athlon x2 7750+ BE @ 3.2 Ghz
8 GB RAM @ 800
XFX HD 4870 XXX
Windows 7 x64 Professional

s3v3n_3l3v3n
01-22-2010, 12:27 PM
Im new at this so rate it and let me know how to make it better thanks.

*Intel Core I7 CPU 920(not sure what it means)@2.67ghz
*ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB
*Realtek HD 7.1 Audio
*Windows Vista Ultimate Sp2
*6Gb DDR3 SDRAM @ 1067MHZ-6x1GB
*640GB SATA 2, 700rpm
*Ram 8GB

handi360
01-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Im new at this so rate it and let me know how to make it better thanks.

*Intel Core I7 CPU 920(not sure what it means)@2.67ghz
*ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB
*Realtek HD 7.1 Audio
*Windows Vista Ultimate Sp2
*6Gb DDR3 SDRAM @ 1067MHZ-6x1GB
*640GB SATA 2, 700rpm
*Ram 8GB

Not sure what the last 8 gigs of ram is for but 8/10, just about the only thing ya need is a new vid card.

s3v3n_3l3v3n
01-22-2010, 01:33 PM
Not sure what the last 8 gigs of ram is for but 8/10, just about the only thing ya need is a new vid card.

i dont know either it says RAM 8GB and then the 6GB DDR3...all confusing :confused: words and letters to me really lol.