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 SolvedRate My Build for 1st timer with $600 Budget Forum SolvedHelp me find my bottle-neck? Forum SolvedWill this Graphics card bottle neck my build Forum SolvedWill I bottle neck anything in this build? Forum SolvedWill my budget build bottle neck due to the CPU I have selected? Forum Mobile video editing machine..finding the bottle neck Forum SolvedWill my build bottle neck, and do I need to upgrade or downgrade anything? Forum SolvedWill i be receiving "bottle-neck" like effects with this build Forum SolvedWill someone please tell me what is bottle necking my pc build. Forum Finding the bottle neck on HP pavilion P7 1234 Forum SolvedHow Solid Is this Build? 1st timer. Forum Is their a bottle neck in this system build? Forum SolvedOptimizeConfig - 1st Timer build - Please advise Forum SolvedStreaming/Gaming/Editing $2500 PC build for 1st timer Forum Solvedfinal checking on my build would it have comptabilty issues or bottle necking Forum Solved1st timer, is this a good budget PC build Forum 1st timer building a PC from scratch Forum SolvedBudget build this week, 1st timer, non-gamer, want responsive system Forum Solved1st Timer - Any general tips before putting this new build together? Forum SolvedNeed advice on older build - Looking for bottle necks. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !