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whats wrong with this "god like" build?

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September 26, 2008 4:55:12 AM

It looks fine, though I wouldn't call it godlike. The CPU is a bit weak for that video card, but not bad, especially if you get a good heat sink and overclock it.
September 26, 2008 5:02:27 AM

The answer to your question is easy: you created an Intel system.
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September 26, 2008 5:04:37 AM

Second the need to get a faster cpu, either by OCing that one, or pick up an 8400.

Spend another $25 to pick up the WD 640. More than double the storage, and it is faster than the last gen Raptor drive.
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September 26, 2008 5:05:33 AM

That's a good CPU to overclock. You should think about going for the 1GB version of the 4870 though.
September 26, 2008 5:11:36 AM

dude seriosly a E2200 for a god like build also 2gb of ram?? Go 4gb since ram is cheap and speeds up your system
September 26, 2008 5:20:57 AM

Upgrade that hard drive, get a WD6400AAKS.
Get 4 Gigs of ram or more, or the 64 bit OS choice it's quite useless.
Get an aftermarket cooler and OC that CPU or it'll bottleneck the 4870.

Other than that it's quite a good build.
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September 26, 2008 5:21:29 AM

Vista Home Basic... drop that right now and get Home Premium.
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September 26, 2008 8:09:36 AM

randomizer said:
Vista Home Basic... drop that right now and get Home Premium.

I missed that one - seconded without a doubt.

September 26, 2008 8:18:34 AM

Get a better CPU if you can afford it, if money is tight get a E7200 over a E5200.
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September 26, 2008 11:14:10 AM

11 for above posters except keithlm who is a known AMD fanboi.
September 26, 2008 11:24:09 AM

I'd get mushkin ram for this rig, and yes 4gb.
September 26, 2008 11:25:20 AM

Lol - I expected "godlike" to include some more serious specs.

That's a decent build, but you've only got 2GB of RAM (despite the fact that 4GB is so cheap now).

The CPU is supposed to be a beast of an overclocker, but I would consider a better one if you can afford it.

P43 motherboard vs P45?

+1 - drop Home basic.

The HDD would better server you if you had single platter 320GB or get the WD 640 GB HDD (2 platters for $80)
September 26, 2008 11:39:54 AM

Better CPU needed. More ram , it is very cheap now.
September 26, 2008 12:08:01 PM

Lots of good suggestions here.
I'll add this, if you do keep that CPU(and even if you don't), drop the DDR2 1066 ram for some DDR2 800 and get 4GBs of it. Even if you overclock the crap out of that processor you will not ever need that faster ram.
September 26, 2008 12:15:44 PM

your idea of god is flawed
September 26, 2008 12:18:35 PM

Maybe he's talking about one of the lesser greek gods no one ever talks about?
September 26, 2008 12:28:19 PM

Maybe the op is dyslexic and meant "dog-like" build... Shame on you for poking fun at a slow person!
September 26, 2008 12:42:48 PM

Yes more dog like, then god like.
September 26, 2008 12:55:22 PM

Unfortunately, it's far from god-like. I didn't see anything that was right with this build.

First of all, the system is weak for running a 64-Bit OS.

Only a dual-core processor, should be at least a quad core running at 2.4Ghz or better.

Second, 4GB Ram at a minimum.

Plus, at least get a 1TB drive, they're pretty inexpensive now.

Is this machine intended to be a gaming machine???

September 26, 2008 1:01:18 PM

I would have to agree and probably call this lame bastard tripod if it was a dog.I must admit I expected to see some liquid cooled business and maybe a couple of crossfired 4870x2s.
September 26, 2008 1:02:51 PM

All of U's is wrong. A god like system would be nothing like an Intel, AMD, Apple, Linux, OR Unix system.

Everyone knows that a god like system would never need to be upgraded, OC'd or hacked from porn sites. :kaola: 
September 26, 2008 1:08:41 PM

If that's god like, then what is mine? lmao
September 26, 2008 1:26:32 PM

Isn't godlike.

You should get a better CPU and more RAM. 4GB.
HDD 250gb is kinda short, but i think you can add it later on.

Well, not godlike. Maybe average ? But ok. More ram pl0x.
September 26, 2008 1:50:48 PM

LOL - so much for "godlike," huh?

Lot's of suggestions for something so perfect - weird ;) 
September 26, 2008 2:08:01 PM

Wow you guys are harsh. I guess you guys have a problem with a budget gaming system. If he spent $100 more on the CPU and $100 less on the GPU his gaming performance would be worse not better, so I think he has his money in the right place.

Drop the 1066 and get 4GB.
P43 is fine if you are not going to crossfire, based on your CPU I would say crossfire is not in your future.
Grab the WD 320 or 640 instead of the 250. Denser platters = more performance.
September 26, 2008 2:13:31 PM

64-bit OS with 2gb of ram?

I think RAM and HDD need a boost.

Get a SATA dvd drive not IDE. (and if you need dvd or burning software get retail instead of OEM)

Get Vista home premium instead of basic.

Good choice in video card and if you OC the processor I think you'll be fine, but you might want a decent after market HSF.

Not sure whether or not that's a solid PSU.
September 26, 2008 4:16:49 PM When someone claims something is "godlike," it ought to be something that is nearly perfect. If there are so many improvements, then it may not be so "godlike."

I bet it wouldn't get so much criticism if it had said something like - budget build, not "godlike"
September 26, 2008 4:25:58 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  god-like?

Guess the definition of that has been rewritten for a couple times now.
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September 26, 2008 11:37:01 PM

Grimmy said:
All of U's is wrong. A god like system would be nothing like an Intel, AMD, Apple, Linux, OR Unix system.

Everyone knows that a god like system would never need to be upgraded, OC'd or hacked from porn sites. :kaola: 

Like this thing?
It's only $80k with 128GB of RAM, 8 quad cores at 3.0GHz, and 4 Nvidia Quadro FX 5600s...

(I think I want one :D )
September 26, 2008 11:54:21 PM

Yeh but can it run Crysis? :p 
September 27, 2008 12:12:15 AM

All right here is what you need to do. Drop the 1066 and get 4GB (2x2GB) of G.skill 800mhz RAM. Keep that E5200, that thing is a monster overclocker. Get the E5200 up to 3.0 atleast and don't worry about bottlenecking the 4870, which I would not really recommend. Drop the 4870 and get the 9800 GX2, that will squeeze some FPS out of the system. Get a Hitachi 500GB HDD for the same price, the performance difference with the WD640 is minimal at best. Switch out that coolermaster case and PSU for the Antec Sonota III with the 500w power supply, the coolermaster power supply is NOT a good power supply. Finally switch to home premium if you can afford it. If you have anymore questions or concerns feel free to PM me.
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September 27, 2008 6:24:14 AM

yomamafor1 said:
Yeh but can it run Crysis? :p 

It's a cray.

Therefore, it does all.