Check this gaming config. Looks good or not?


I made up this little gaming rig config a couple of days ago. I'm wondering about the opinion of the people in this forum. I've been developing PC configurations a while ago and I'm thinking to build a big gaming rig in a while.

This are the specs of the system that I built.

Mobo: MSI Neo4-F Socket 939 nforce 4 chipset.

Mem: Corsair ValueSelect 1GB (2x512) DDR SDRAM PC3200

Proc: AMD Athlon64 3200+, Venice Core, 1Ghz Hypertransport and a ARCTIC COOLING ACS64U 90mm Cooling Fan/Heatsink


DVD-RW: NEC Beige IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3550A - OEM

DVD/CD-RW:LITE-ON Beige ATAPI/E-IDE Combo Driver Model SOHC-5236V - OEM

Video: eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-e x16

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels

For a total of $900 S/H included in the cost

I'm willing to know the opinion of the people with more expertise that me.

Regards from Costa Rica


PD: I have the case, the speakers and a couple of HDD's for this PC

Speakers: Logitech X-530
HDD's: Seagate Barracuda, 60GB, 7200rpm and a Seagate Barracuda, 40GB, 7200rpm, both IDE
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  1. Its Nice , Try not to overclock your cpu , it doent make any difference in gaming and you may blow it (like me that i destroyed my previews cpu 3500+)
    try use 2gb of ram if you plan to play FEAR and BF2 !!
    Happy Gaming !! :wink:
  2. poppycock, if you overclock the 3200+ you see a major gain(depending on what you do) like i got 20 extra fps in hl2 going from 2.0-2.2, i can get 2.5Ghz on stock voltage aslong as you dont go to far past the stock volt your fine...maybe you seated the sink wrong and it overheated and blew, but the venice core runs veryyyyy cool im still on stock and get like 38c idle.
  3. so you say that i can overclock my cpu from 1.8 to 2 or 2.2 on stock voltage ???... and then the system will be stable when i`m playing FEAR for 4 hours ?? :?:
  4. another vote for 2gigs of ram. and maby grab a 2.2ghz processor, maby a 3500+ or 3700+
  5. i just came off a 3200+, i would have rather spent $40 and gotten something faster stock.
  6. "3200+ is just fine, no need for him to upgrade and not see a big difference in performance. But 2gb is a must now for gaming.

    Several months back, there was an A64/7800GTX scaling article, and it seemed to indicate that at least a few games were slightly cpu bound by the 3200+, but then little improvement ensued when jumping higher than the 3500+...

    (If getting the 3200+, I'd indeed want it running at 2.2G or above;)
  7. ı have nearly the same rig and ıt is just fine esp the psu looks cool and it has enough power for everything
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