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September 17, 2010 8:07:40 PM

OK SO I BUILD A SYSTEM A YEAR AGO WHICH IS GREAT BUT NEED TO KNOW IF I SHOULD UPGRADE FOR BETTER GAMING.

I HAVE A ASUS P6T DELUXE FOR BOARD AND 6 GIG 1600 CORSAIR RAM WITH RAPTOR HD 320 HARD DRIVE AND ATI 2 GIG DDR 5800 VIDEO CARD AND IM RUNNING INTEL I7 920 CPU 2.66 I THINK CLOCKED TO 3.0 .IS THIS A GOOD SETUP FOR GAMING OR SHOULD I UPGRADE CPU AND BOARD TO SOMETHING ELSE NEED ADVICE

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a c 100 K Overclocking
September 17, 2010 10:27:09 PM

First of all, don't use all caps.

Secondly... are you joking? At this point in time, literally, you can only upgrade to another i7 like a 970 or 980 extreme or whatever, which are $1000 CPUs.
You have a 2 gig "5800" GPU. Ok... which 5800?????? At a wild guess it's a 5870 2gb "eyefinity 6 edition"... so again, top ATI card. You could always go and plug 2 in for crossfire tho.

I just have to ask, why is it that you clearly have no clue what your system can do? Did someone just give it to you and you've never seen a computer before? Ever try reading an article or two - articles which clearly point to every component in there being basically "top of the line".

Are you just trying to troll? To be all "oh look at my awesome rig!"? Because if that's the case the only thing you're accomplishing is looking like a tool, since the vast majority of people on this forum know exactly what those components are and how good they are... for example, I know that mine can play more demanding games than yours. It's just a fact. I hope this isn't the case, and you're just somehow incapable of using "search"
September 18, 2010 12:33:51 AM

I have to wonder myself, Wolfram23!

That rig blows mine away and mine is competant enough for gaming. Maybe not extreme settings, but the ones I play I can max @ 1600x1200 with 4x AA and 8x AF.

Mass Effect 2 and Dirt 2 average 55 to 75 FPS and rarely dip below 40 FPS even on my system. That rig up there probably would never dip below 60 FPS with the settings I use in comparison.

That rig should last for at least 1 or 2 years of hardcore gaming. Even after a year or so I doubt you would need an upgrade. But who knows what the game designers have up their sleeves in the next few years.
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a c 190 K Overclocking
September 18, 2010 1:37:29 PM

Guys, I can't honestly believe you both being so mean, That rig is almost as bad as an old P4 with hamsters nesting on the heatsink, The Op should send it to me for safe 'disposal' and I can send him a nice am2 rig with a 9500gt (fan-cooled) for gfx :) 
happy to help,
Moto
a b 4 Gaming
a c 100 K Overclocking
September 18, 2010 3:58:32 PM

^nice haha

Yeah, you know, you're right. He should just part it out to *us*

I call dibs on the cpu and mobo ;) 
a c 190 K Overclocking
September 18, 2010 5:56:02 PM

Ill dispose of the hdd and ram then :p 
Moto
a b K Overclocking
September 18, 2010 5:59:17 PM

I call the GPU.
a c 190 K Overclocking
September 19, 2010 12:59:49 AM

All yours man, all yours....
:p 
a b 4 Gaming
a c 100 K Overclocking
September 19, 2010 1:48:10 AM

Cool, so uh... s281er238, looks like we can take that P.O.S. PC off your hands... btw, don't expect more than about $100 for any component, they're just so old nobody would be crazy enough to pay more.

Pay Pal work for you? :p 
September 20, 2010 5:58:58 PM

you guys are to funny =) no man ive been into computers and building them and gamming for a while ,but ive been off the market for a year and a half and i havent updated my self on new things so that why i asked that question thinking its out dated since everything get out dated in matter of months now in la
September 20, 2010 6:00:03 PM

the only thing is that my ati card i think its a 2 gig ddr 4870 hd card not 5800 but again im not sure i just go back to la i have to see my specs and booth up my machine
a b 4 Gaming
a c 100 K Overclocking
September 20, 2010 6:10:03 PM

If it's a 4870, then that would be your only weak point right now, really. I'd say hold off on a replacement right now tho, since AMD should roll out the 6xxx series soon. You could also add an SSD for some killer Windows performance.
September 20, 2010 6:20:12 PM

yeah that ssd drives are awsome i have that on my mac book pro and its rocks.i wasent really to fund of the raptor drive for pc i dint see any massive diff between that and the 7200 drives .Ive always loved the performance of the amd cpu ,but the only issues they use to have back in the days was cooling and freezing which i think with todays waters cooler that can be taken care of .My last issues is these new ati compared to the old one heat up so much its sucks man
a b 4 Gaming
a c 100 K Overclocking
September 20, 2010 6:27:04 PM

Hmm well the 5xxx series from AMD (ATI has been dissolved, it's just AMD Radeon now) is significantly less power hungry and cooler running than the Nvidia 4xx series...

Don't know about AMD CPUs, personally.
a c 190 K Overclocking
September 20, 2010 7:25:44 PM

My 5770 sits at 40'c on Toms and its slightly clocked, but I believe the higher cards are good on temps but I agree with wolf, wait and see what comes out in time for christmas from Radeon
Moto
a b K Overclocking
September 20, 2010 9:18:40 PM

+1 for waiting on the AMD/ATI 6xxx cards. If you want a good card for gaming ASAP, take a look at the GTX460. It's got good price vs performance.
September 21, 2010 7:07:38 PM

nice
a b K Overclocking
September 22, 2010 6:54:09 PM

lol- Nice comments :D 
a b 4 Gaming
a b K Overclocking
September 23, 2010 5:05:24 AM

lol I hope i have enough money for the 6850, I love my 5850 right now. 1000/1205 FTW!
a b 4 Gaming
a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2010 11:17:25 PM

Coool story bro.
a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2010 3:11:43 AM

^ HTML doesn't work here. Re-posting.

a b 4 Gaming
a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2010 3:23:22 AM

No I believe you, XD I just think the OC posting was unnecessary, I felt I was beaten haha.
September 29, 2010 5:03:25 AM

Quote:
my amd phenom2 x4 955 black edition cpu is oced to 4.0ghz and reaches a max of 60c on prime95

with 9800gtx and 4gigs of geil black dragon ddr3 @ 1.6ghz

and i can max everything @ 1920x1080

i can even get 36-75fps on bfbc2 @ 1920x1080 with 8xcsaa and 16x anistropic

So this PC would run BFBC2 with everything on high, and BFBC2: Vietnam, when it comes out? Also, I assumed the OCing you did was just a two second thing via. the BIOS? I'm a total shitkunt when it comes to OCing etc, so any help would be appreciated.

CPU: AM3 x4 Phemon 955 @ $159.
MOBO: Asus M4A87TD-USB3 @110.
GPU: 1G GTX460 Asus @ $262.
RAM: 4G Kitddr3 1333 Kingston @ $98.
PSU: Corsair VX450 @ $85.

Total of $715.00 AUD.

Also, if you think it would be more reliable, I'm open to this option too;

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 3.20GHz 8MB Cache (AM3) - Black Edition @ $169.00
MOBO: Asus M4A87TD-USB3 AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / Gigabit Lan / AM3 @ $110.00
GPU: Gigabyte NVIDIA N460OC-1GI GTX460, 1GB, GDDR5, PCIE 2.0, DX11, 2DVI, HDMI @ $264.00
RAM: Corsair DDR3 4GB PC-10600/1333 (2x XMS3 2GB) TW3X4G1333C9DHX Ram @ $128.
PSU: Corsair CX-400 400W ATX Power Supply @ $63.80



Total of $735.50 AUD.

Advice please!
a b 4 Gaming
a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2010 5:11:43 AM

O.o the 450 watt option would be more sturdy, but still you wouldn't be able to OC as that pushes the TDP and that would most likely result in your PSU not being able to support your system. Although corsair is a good brand, 450 watts just aren't good enough. If you can find a Cooler master silent pro 600watt or 700 watt thats a cheap psu for good wattage.
a b 4 Gaming
a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2010 6:22:00 AM

Yes, just keep in mind, with his oc. Don't count on even the top quality 450 watt psu to keep your system running. At 3.9-4.0ghz the TDP is really not even that anymore. So in a sense 125watt cpu would become much more. Since even the i7 930 at 130watt, when it reaches 4ghz its power consumption reaches 200-300watts. So i'd recommend high wattage PSU. Don't look at a psu and see oh it has 700 watts. Look at it, then look at the 12v rail. If you just want to browse if it has 80+ certified it should be pretty decent, so if you are going to OC I'd recommend at least a 500-600watt 80+ certified psu. Like the Silent Pro 600w from CM
September 29, 2010 6:34:26 AM

Dw about it.

Already purchased the following;

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http://msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
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CPU: AM3 x4 Phenom 955 Black Edition @ $159.
MOBO: Asus M4A87TD-USB3 @110.
GPU: 1G GTX460 Asus @ $262.
RAM: 4G Kit DDR3 G.Skill-Ripjaws 1333MHz @ $105.
PSU: Corsair VX450 @ $85.

Total of $721.00 AUD.
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I was told the Phemon 955 will run at 4GHz easily with the VX450. After the referral of 3 people, plus some CPU-Z references, I've decided to go with the majority and assume it'll suffice.

Thank you anyway.
a b 4 Gaming
a c 100 K Overclocking
September 29, 2010 2:40:16 PM

Well at least Corsair is a top brand... but the GPU sucks up 270 watts at stock leaving only 180 watts for everything else in the system, and that CPU has a 125W TDP all to itself. OCing it will bring that up to maybe 150W or more. You can see how you'll be pushing that PSU to it's limit... which can cause it to burn out and kill your whole system if it fails badly. Just don't be disappointed if 4ghz keeps crashing... you can probalby do 3.6 maybe 3.8.
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