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Rate this based on playing the latest games... (1 being the best, 10 being worst)

Total: 12 votes (1 blank vote)

  • 1
  • 0 %
  • 2
  • 0 %
  • 3
  • 10 %
  • 4
  • 19 %
  • 5
  • 10 %
  • 6
  • 28 %
  • 7
  • 0 %
  • 8
  • 28 %
  • 9
  • 0 %
  • 10
  • 10 %
December 5, 2008 12:34:21 PM

Here's the specs, please rate this system in the poll...

Motherboard: TP35D2-A7 SE (it's older, but it's a great overclocker and BIOS update supports E8400)

CPU: Intel Core2Duo E8400 (OC'd to 3.6)

Fan/Heatsink: Arctic COOLING Freezer Pro 92mm CPU Cooler (this thing held a P4 630 to 20 degrees idle and 33 degrees load (Celcius))

Case: XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (this thing is a little flimsy, but GREAT air flow and plenty space...)

PSU: XION XON-630P12N 630W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply (i have 2 of these and BOTH have been flawless thus far)

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (i know, 4 X 1GB may give issues, but it's what i have and it works great so far and OC's well)

DVD: LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech

Video: SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card (despite the reviews, it runs rather cool, and i even OC'd it a little)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (this thing is nice, if you remove the jumper that is...)

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card (was free and it takes away from CPU strain)

Monitor: Some 19-incher that someone gave me, forgot the name brand, but it's an LCD flat screen that works well... 1280 X 1024 is native)

OS: Win XP Pro SP3 32-bit (i know, it only notices 3.5 gig of the memory, but the memory still runs fine. I will be upgrading to Vista 64-bit after the holidays)

Games i play: WOW, (a little bit) Vanguard, EQ2 (a little)

Games i want to play: The latest and greatest shooters and anything else this rig can handle.

I am open to upgrade opinions, please feel free and thanks for any responses...

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December 5, 2008 12:41:14 PM

yeah, i'm sorry, i'm not sure why the post was not posted how i wanted it to, (all neat and stuff) instead it's like one big sentence...

EDIT: Nevermind... lol, long day...
December 5, 2008 12:44:18 PM

Summary

cpu E8400
Ram: G.skill 4x1gb ddr2 800
GPU: 4850 512mb
Hard Drive: Seagate barracuda 250gb 7200rpm 32mb cache sata.
PSU: Xion Xon-630w
Sink: Arctic Cooler freezer pro 92mm
MB: BIOSTAR TP35D2 (p35 chipset)
OS: vista 64 after holidays
Monitor: 19" 1280x1024
Sound Card: creative sound blaster audigy SE 7.1 channel
I/O drives: LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burne


Edit: opps its fixed now
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December 5, 2008 1:04:31 PM

I do not mean to this be harsh but its just my truthful opipions.

Ram: Its not like 4x1gb ram cannot be done but its not recommended. I'm sure you have cirumstances that stopped you from getting a better setup but this is very hard on a motherboard.

PSU: ick. this is something you may want to consider upgrading right away due to possibly hurting other hardware. Don't skim on the PSU. It'll burn you.

Monitor: this sounds like a stone age monitor. your graphics card is way overkill for your monitor.

Other than that your cpu and sink for it aren't bad. your dvd writer isn't bad either.
December 5, 2008 1:22:48 PM

CPU: Ok.
RAM: 2x2 may have less issues, but if 4x1 is working, there will not be a /significant/ performance difference.
GPU: Well, for the latest and greatest, you'd probably want a 4870X2.
PSU: Somehow the word "chunder" comes to mind...
Sink: Ok, but there are better. Depends on how high you want to OC.
MB: A little old, but should be fine.
OS: Check compatibility, but should be fine for anything current.
Monitor: A relic, but a lot easier on your GPU than 1920x1200.
Sound Card: Meh. Doesn't really matter for performance any more.
I/O: Fine.

I think it deserves an "8," but that would become a "0" if the PSU croaks. I would understand someone else giving it a "7," but the GPU is too good to lower it further (IMHO). Someone who cares a whole lot more about framerate than about eye candy might stretch it to a "9," but I think there'd be some raised eyebrows.
Anyway, my $.02.
December 5, 2008 1:24:15 PM

Oops, I just noticed you did 1=best, 10=worst. That's backwards, so my vote is too. It would be a "3" rather than "8".
December 5, 2008 1:41:37 PM

Just an update, i plan on upgrading the following thus far...

MoBo: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard for Future X-fi

Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers

PSU: i will test to see if my current one holds true, if not, i'll get a nice Corsair 750 watt modular one...

Any other suggestions?
December 5, 2008 1:55:28 PM

imo, don't go for a ghetto monitor with built-in speakers. The quality isn't worth it usually. Go for a real 22inch monitor and don't listen to the crazy man telling you to get a 400$ gpu. At those resolution, a 4850 or a 4870 or a gtx260 would do more than enough (and you'll be cpu-limited regardless).
Do go for a decent psu and 2x2gig of ram. I'd suggest dumping the sound card and using the extra money to afford the better screen. I'd also suggest going for the wd 640gig hdd at 75$CAD, that's a killer deal.
December 5, 2008 2:26:10 PM

LOL - honestly, who puts 1 as the best and 10 as the worst? :)  I can only guess how many of us did that wrong.

I agree with the already stated comments.

PSU :( 

4x1GB would not be my choice

HDD is small.

It's OK, but could use some updates/improvements. Not bad at all.

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