Rate & find bottle neck build - 1st timer Tags: New Build CPUs Systems Last response: January 8, 2009 3:52 AM in Systems Share hejira January 8, 2009 3:41:04 AM Just Built for gaming: MB: GA-EP45-DS4P CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.0GHz & 1.25 Vcore GPU: MSI HD4870 512mb open heatsink RAM: Kingston DDR2 2x2GB 800 5-5-5-18 HDD1: Samsung SATA 3.5" 500GB HDD2: Samsung USB 2.5" 320GB HDD3: Hitachi USB 2.5" 80GB Burner: Pioneer SATA DVR-216 PSU: Antec Neopower 650w Blue Case: iCute S901 5G1 (mesh front ATX) CPU Cooling: Zalman CNPS9500A LED Case Fans: x1 25cm, 2x 12cm LED LCD: Asus VK246H 24" & Acer 42" 1080i Sound: Sony 800w 5.1 component HT OS: XP SP3 32 bit ambient: ~25C idle CPU: 40C load CPU: 50C idle GPU: 55C load GPU: 70C idle HDD: 27C load HDD: 37C Crysis (very high) / Warhead (enthusiast) @ 1920x1200 2x AA ~18-20FPS do i need to OC the CPU to see better frame rates or should i look at faster RAM? please tell me the first thing i should be looking at upgrading in the future & rate the system, pics soon, thanks. More about : rate find bottle neck build 1st timer hejira January 8, 2009 3:52:55 AM also my 25cm case fan has a small 3pin plug & a molex style plug coming off the same wires, ive connected one to the mobo & the other to the PSU, is this correct or do i only need one connected? theres no manual with the case. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGTX 680 Frame Rate Issue ForumRefresh rate problem ForumRate my budget gaming build ForumRate my pc ForumRate my pc ForumRate My Gaming Rig ForumRate my Pc Forum2TB WD Green - Failure rate ? ForumIntermittent frame rate problems ForumMonitor resolution vs pixel rate Forum7870 Not Sticking to Stock Clock Rate ForumMonitor refresh rate ForumRate my PC! ForumRate This Build ForumRate my build. All parts purchased! ForumAsus VG248QE changing refresh rate to 120/144hz changes color? why? ForumWill a monitor with a higher refresh rate fix screen tear? ForumMy new gaming machine! could use some advice and rate it why not! ForumPlease rate my build? ForumHow well would you rate my laptop in terms of performance and features More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !