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Any flaws in this gaming rig ...8800 GTS in its future??

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August 18, 2007 10:05:59 PM

Due to all the advice received on these forums, I intend on getting a 8800 GTS ACS [320mb] Super Clocked version (core clock-588 Mhz, Memory Clock-1840 MHz (effective). I would like some feedback regarding my current gaming system. Does anyone forsee any flaws with this system or have any idea on how to improve and/or tweak.

Gaming Rig

Manufacturer: built by: |Landis|
Case: Thermaltake mATX Lanbox
Motherboard: eVGA Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard [The ONLY mATX SLI mobo]
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4ghz Dual Core Processor 4800
Memory: 2046mb OCZ DDR 400 RAM
Hard Drive: 150gb RAPTOR X & 320 GB x2
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7900 GT [256mb] (currently)
Monitor: Acer 19" Widescreen Flat Panel
Sound Card: SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio
Speakers/Headphones: Alienware® Ozma 7™ Headphones with S-Logic™ Technology
Keyboard: Wolf King Timber Wolf Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer Diamondback Plasma Blue 1600 dpi Gaming Mouse
Mouse Surface: AMD 64 Mousepad
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2)
August 18, 2007 10:12:57 PM

I'd get a bigger case for cooling purposes, but it looks fine to me and a 8800GTS would fit nicely.
August 19, 2007 2:07:06 AM

looks good to me
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August 19, 2007 2:31:16 AM

is this your current system and your adding the 8800gts into it? or is it gonna be a completely new system? (i assume the first guess...
anyway, it should work out nicely, i'd make sure that you have adequite cooling though, mATX isn't the best for an 8800 series card..
August 19, 2007 5:39:13 AM

Yes, that is my current setup and I will be adding the 8800 to it. If you check out the Thermaltake website and view the LanBox specs, you can see how efficient the cooling is.
August 20, 2007 2:43:23 PM

how much are you paying for your gts ko acs 320? im just wondering because for that price, im sure you could easily upgrade to a 640. what resolution are you running on your 19"?
August 20, 2007 3:30:47 PM

monst0r said:
is this your current system and your adding the 8800gts into it? or is it gonna be a completely new system? (i assume the first guess...
anyway, it should work out nicely, i'd make sure that you have adequite cooling though, mATX isn't the best for an 8800 series card..
Yeah, I think he's just upgrading; if he was buying it new... :non: 
August 20, 2007 4:10:15 PM

I would personally go for the 640 - there are games already out that require > 320mb for the highest texture setting... personally I'd be a bit miffed at spending that amount on a graphics card and being limited to "medium" settings just for the sake of a few extra dollars
August 20, 2007 7:57:59 PM

I would always go with the 640 version, non oc'd then the 320 oc'd but they are both good buys
August 31, 2007 2:49:13 AM

Any other comments?
August 31, 2007 3:51:28 AM

Nvidia is working on a bug with the 8800 series. It has to do with memory or something and the problem is much more apparent in the 320mb than the others due to it's smaller size. Once this problem is fixed, the frame rates for the 8800GTS 320mb should go up in some games.

I personally would not buy the ACS cause it is way too expensive when a cheaper evga will do with some nice oc. But if you are going for the looks and coolness, then go for it.
September 1, 2007 4:24:16 AM

Thing is, I haven't advanced to overclocking yet, so...Considering I blew up my first motherboard (last time I tried) when I thought I knew what I was doing...I had better BUY the ACS one.
September 1, 2007 4:49:08 AM

for $50 CDN you can buy a XFi music. Gret sound card.
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