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July 19, 2011 9:28:35 PM

Will this be a good gaming rig for me? I play at reasonably low resolution at 1280x720 or a tad bit higher in certain situations, generally at 720p. Here is my current build with upgrades.

INTEL i7 920 @ 3GHZ
6GB DDR3 1333 TRIPLE CHANNEL OCZ GOLD (SOON PROBABLY UPGRADING TO 6X2GB 12GB DDR3 1333 6X TRIPLE CHANNEL)
MSI GTX 560 TI HAWK 1GB GDDR5
DELL 435MT XPS STUDIO MB
INTEL X58 ICH10R
KINGWIN MK BLACK SERIES 750W POWER SUPPLY
ONBOARD SOUND
WINDOWS 7 X64 ULTIMATE

I will be playing such games as Age of Conan, Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, FPS titles and more at 720p via hdmi cable going to my 32'' samsung hd lcd tv.

Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 9:54:33 PM

Yes, good setup!

The i7-920 can be OCed higher. Mine is running at 3.82 GHz for the past 18 months. Idle temps. now 37 degrees C, at an ambient of 29 degrees C.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 10:12:24 PM

It's a good build but I have to call a few things into question.

Namely, why go with X58 instead of sandybridge (Z68)?

Secondly, why spend the extra on Win 7 Ultimate? If you look at the difference in terms of what you get over Home Premium, it's completely 100% useless for an at home gamer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/co...
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July 19, 2011 10:17:28 PM

I got the computer from a friend and I upgraded the power supply, and the video card and ram :) 

It's all good with windows 7 ultimate x64, I had it anyway, and not like I went out and bought another or anything.

Another thing is it's a dell I can't overclock it anymore lol, I am actually using software to slightly OC it to 3ghz using SETFSB.

If there is another way to OC it alittle more to like 3.2ghz or something that'd be nice but my BIOS blows!
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 10:20:52 PM

mf2385 said:
I got the computer from a friend and I upgraded the power supply, and the video card and ram :) 

I figured you already had this. That's why I didn't suggest any hardware upgrades such as PSU. If it worked for your friend, it will work for you. It meets all requirements for COD Black Ops, COD4 MW, FS-X.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 10:25:17 PM

In that case, yeah it's great! lol. But you should maybe make fun of your friend for spending extra on Win 7 ultimate haha.
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July 19, 2011 10:26:52 PM

loll yeah I will be playing such games as Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2 and some other FPS games. I play at only 720p on my 32'' samsung HD LCD TV so I should be good for awhile huh?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2011 10:29:30 PM

mf2385 said:
loll yeah I will be playing such games as Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2 and some other FPS games. I play at only 720p on my 32'' samsung HD LCD TV so I should be good for awhile huh?

"Good for a while"?

Any brand new computer (including builds) are like a new boat. The moment one sets foot on a new boat, it is two feet too short! :) 

Enjoy it for a couple of years!
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July 19, 2011 10:31:16 PM

Thanks!

Ubrales said:
"Good for a while"?

Any brand new computer (including builds) are like a new boat. The moment one sets foot on a new boat, it is two feet too short! :) 

Enjoy it for a couple of years!

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July 19, 2011 10:46:57 PM

Yeat at that res you have a great PC and should be able to play alot of games at 1080p no prob if you ever decide to upgrade the screen :) 
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July 19, 2011 10:57:42 PM

Any software I can use to OC the cpu a bit more or anything to try? Thanks again guys
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July 19, 2011 11:01:15 PM

mf2385 said:
Any software I can use to OC the cpu a bit more or anything to try? Thanks again guys

Hit it with some jumper cables??? :heink: 
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July 19, 2011 11:02:01 PM

It's a DELL 435MT BIOS, it doesn't have any overclocking options or anything in it.
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July 19, 2011 11:02:35 PM

lol

cburke82 said:
Hit it with some jumper cables??? :heink: 

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