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February 4, 2006 2:52:08 PM

built this system 7 days ago.

AMD4800+ @2.76GHz
OCZ gold DDR500 2gigs
Evga 7800GTX @ 470
asus a8n32-sli
74gig raptor
550W PSU dual 12V

anything i can add to make it beter?

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February 4, 2006 2:56:29 PM

looks nice.

I was wondering why you only have the 1 raptor and not a data drive to go with it? Is the machine exclusively for gaming or something?
February 4, 2006 2:58:51 PM

Sure, you can dip it in chocolate. :lol: 

But seriously, that sounds like a great setup. Of course, if you added another video card to take advantage of the SLI, or maybe upgrade your monitor, it would be improved.

However, I would be stoked to have the specs you mentioned in your original post. I'm officially jealous. :D 
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February 4, 2006 3:23:34 PM

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looks nice.

I was wondering why you only have the 1 raptor and not a data drive to go with it? Is the machine exclusively for gaming or something?


i dident mention the 120gig ata drive, but it is a pure gaming rig.
February 4, 2006 3:27:37 PM

Quote:
Sure, you can dip it in chocolate. :lol: 

But seriously, that sounds like a great setup. Of course, if you added another video card to take advantage of the SLI, or maybe upgrade your monitor, it would be improved.

However, I would be stoked to have the specs you mentioned in your original post. I'm officially jealous. :D 


21" sony monitor, and i cannot find a game that at 1600X1200 can bog down the card....

i did think about this the other night, and i ended up content... just have some more cash to throw at it, so thinking what i can improve...
February 4, 2006 3:52:03 PM

Well, if you're at the point where you're maxxed out on technology, maybe you would want to think about case mods and lighting.

I don't know if you're into that, but if I had a system that dope, I'd want to show off the insides with a windowed case and some cool lighting. Or maybe build a custom case that is totally unique.
February 4, 2006 9:13:51 PM



i returned this camera, but you will get the point...
February 4, 2006 9:49:01 PM

I like the blue lights in the front of the case. But I was referring to windowed panel with interior lighting, to show off your awesome hardware.
February 4, 2006 10:00:47 PM

the rear fan is blus, as is the interior front, the PSU goes from red, green and blue, side fan is blus, and it has a window, but a custom job would be cool. dont know if i have the time thou. i had to earn the money for the PC now i am earning alot but have no time lol.
February 4, 2006 10:09:17 PM

you know, that's a bit of an 'anti ergonomic' setup. I mean the keyboard should be in front of the monitor 8O
February 4, 2006 10:14:11 PM

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you know, that's a bit of an 'anti ergonomic' setup. I mean the keyboard should be in front of the monitor 8O


i play BF2. 90% of that game is mouse. the rest of the time is trackball for flying jets.

only 1 hand on the Zboard
February 4, 2006 10:22:39 PM

Cool!!! I think it's fast already! Raid configuration would be nice. Water cooling system equals more overclockability. LCD monitor equals less space.
February 4, 2006 11:55:51 PM

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Cool!!! I think it's fast already! Raid configuration would be nice. Water cooling system equals more overclockability. LCD monitor equals less space.


its got water, i am waiting for the OCZ phaze change system.....
i hate all the LCD's made.

i am thinking of adding another 74gig raptor for raid, but i really dont want to re-install everything.
February 4, 2006 11:56:26 PM

oh yeah, i ordered a new dvd-rom today, so i could leave BF2 in the drive allways.
February 5, 2006 12:31:04 AM

That's a sweet build man. You can certainly improve it by giving it to me .. 8O :D 
February 5, 2006 1:16:53 AM

I see u got a water cooling system, didn't see it picture was kind of dark.

what's ur benchmark on 3mark06?
February 5, 2006 1:57:12 AM

X-FI sound, thats about all (you don't realy need anoter GTX 1 should be good for a few years)
February 5, 2006 2:11:29 AM

Quote:
Sure, you can dip it in chocolate. :lol: 

But seriously, that sounds like a great setup. Of course, if you added another video card to take advantage of the SLI, or maybe upgrade your monitor, it would be improved.

However, I would be stoked to have the specs you mentioned in your original post. I'm officially jealous. :D 


21" sony monitor, and i cannot find a game that at 1600X1200 can bog down the card....

i did think about this the other night, and i ended up content... just have some more cash to throw at it, so thinking what i can improve...
F.E.A.R. 1600X1200 4XSSAA and 16XAF will slow your card down. Also you could get a Creative X-FI. Another thing you might want to think about is Windows XP 64-bit edition. A few games support it, and more are coming.
February 5, 2006 2:17:08 AM

Quote:
Sure, you can dip it in chocolate. :lol: 

But seriously, that sounds like a great setup. Of course, if you added another video card to take advantage of the SLI, or maybe upgrade your monitor, it would be improved.

However, I would be stoked to have the specs you mentioned in your original post. I'm officially jealous. :D 


21" sony monitor, and i cannot find a game that at 1600X1200 can bog down the card....

i did think about this the other night, and i ended up content... just have some more cash to throw at it, so thinking what i can improve...
F.E.A.R. 1600X1200 4XSSAA and 16XAF will slow your card down. Also you could get a Creative X-FI. Another thing you might want to think about is Windows XP 64-bit edition. A few games support it, and more are coming.

when i asked that at amdzone.com <useless site< they said i wouldent need it anytime soon, i wish i would have asked here.
February 5, 2006 2:26:03 AM

nice benchmark score! Mine is about 4850!

Pentium D 840
Gigabyte GA-8N SLI Royal motherboard
2 Gb DDR2 Corsair XMS2 Pro
BFG Tech 7800 GTX 256
3X 74 Gb WD Raptor

Don't know much when it comes to overclocking my video card.
February 5, 2006 2:28:34 AM

i could probally hit 5500 if i re-overclock the processor. i found 2750 to be stable 99% of the time, where 2.8 seems a little unstable, but i need to allow the CPU to burn-in before the big numbers.
February 5, 2006 2:40:12 AM

I dont think I could go for 5000! I might start a fire, you know intel is aslo pretty good in heating the room. Im here in Chicago and we got snow outside right now, my window is crack open a bit and my room is warm. I might as well get some marshmallows and cook it on top of my CPU. Its about 50 right now, maybe I should get water cooling like you do. But Im paranoid it would leak and end up frying my system.

I like your system..soon..I'm planning to build me another rig. Im a big fan of Intel, but I'm going for AMD this time. It's not like intel is bad, but I'm going for more power for the same price. It will be my first AMD pc! Sorry Intel.

How much is your set up? If you don't mind me asking.
February 5, 2006 2:42:57 AM

for just the guts i think it was 2500
February 5, 2006 2:47:32 AM

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maybe I should get water cooling like you do.


you want boiling water?
February 5, 2006 2:50:04 AM

mine, everything total to $2800 yeah. I'm switching to AMD.
February 5, 2006 3:04:52 AM

i was going to grab a second card today, but when i went to newegg they dont have it listed anymore, just the 490MHz and the 450MHz... weird...
February 5, 2006 6:58:33 AM

Don't think I'm disrespecting your rig b/c I think it sounds fantastic. However, your 3DMark06 scores sound low. I have a lesser setup (see below) but am outscoring you by 2000 points.

My score

The only thing I can think of as the cause is that 06 gives undue weight to SLI (I have 2 GTs, but every benchmark I have seen says they should be outperformed by 1 GTX). If you do go SLI, let us know your score. I am very curious to see how much it improves.

May the Flying Spaghetti Monster bless your system WWFSMD?
February 5, 2006 7:10:11 AM

You know you can mixed up 7800 gtx with different speed.
February 5, 2006 1:10:03 PM

3dmark give way too mutch weight to SLI. its not that mutch real world, but 3dmark praises it.
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