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September 22, 2011 3:25:36 AM

I use this pc for internet, watching media including 720p, playing games like call of duty, civilization v and nba 2k11, burning dvds and other things. So far it does all of these things with a 9 out of 10 in my opinion. I run into some minor graphics issues in games. This machine is not good for overclocking, I end up having to take out the cmos battery to get it to boot after ocing most of the time.

Motherboard - ECS A740GM-M - AM2+ - 8GB DDR2 800 - 1 PCI-E X16, 1 PCI-E X1, 2 PCI
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 2.8GHZ - Deneb - 95W
Memory - 2 x 2 GB PC-6400 DDR2 - One is Transcend and I forget what the other is.
PSU - 500W Golden Field PSU
Hard Drive - ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 500GB - I have external storage as well 1.75 TB
DVD-RW
Video Card - MSI 9600GT

Please rate my pc or suggest ways it could be improved. Thank you.:) 

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September 23, 2011 2:05:17 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 3:02:23 AM

Somewhere between 25-30, I suppose.
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September 23, 2011 3:18:20 AM

Yeah have to agree with DM89, if you upgrade your GPU though, it might be a different story.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 3:30:11 AM

Actually, compared to alot of aging systems I see people using on a day to day basis (because I'm always fixing them) I'd rate this about a 60 or so. You've got a quad core and a somewhat outdated but still decent graphics card. Most folks I deal with don't even know if they HAVE a video card, much less what a good one looks like.

I agree that I would look at a graphics update first, and save toward a system upgrade in the next year or so.

Don't bother with AM3, start looking at AM3+. Or core i5 platform.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 3:43:55 AM

As long as it plays your games, then it's a 100.
September 23, 2011 4:15:52 AM

would a gts 250 be a good upgrade? as long as it only needs one pci-e power connector im good.
September 23, 2011 4:16:32 AM

thank you for the replies so far.
September 23, 2011 4:23:20 AM

HD 6790 and above. The 6790 would be a great upgrade for you it's only $90.
September 23, 2011 4:49:01 AM

ok. ill keep 6790 or above in mind. as for the rest of my system , ill keep my eye out for a upgrade kit or complete diy kit on newegg or ebay. I want to go with an intel processor if i can afford it. thanks.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 5:26:29 AM

kenbb1983 said:
ok. ill keep 6790 or above in mind. as for the rest of my system , ill keep my eye out for a upgrade kit or complete diy kit on newegg or ebay. I want to go with an intel processor if i can afford it. thanks.


That's actually exactly what I was thinking for you. I've seen some very nice i5 combos for around $500 that would get you one heck of a nice gaming rig!

I don't think resolution was mentioned in this thread, but I recommend for future proofing gaming at 1080p at least an HD6850 or the GTX 460. Which I heard the latter is getting scarce.
September 23, 2011 6:43:44 AM

66/100
rating higher than most because there is a lot to be gained if you upgrade the GPU
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 7:28:35 AM

I'd uprate the psu and see if those overclocks dont hold with a decent psu there,
push it to 3.2GHz, slap in an ati 5770/one of the 6xxx equivalents or a nvid 460 and that will tide you over well until new build is a possibility
Moto
September 23, 2011 3:17:49 PM

I was told it was my motherboard holding me back from an overclock.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 3:40:10 PM

Fair enough then, I couldn't google your specs as I was a work, stuck on mobile net now I'm home lol
Moto
September 23, 2011 3:40:38 PM

I'm more willing to bet it's the cpu cooler holding you back. As long as you can change your cpu multiplier, the mobo will likely be good enough to give a decent overclock.
50/100 in terms of computing power.
September 23, 2011 3:56:32 PM

Hi, check the real psu performance before getting one of the newer GPUs
For gaming I give you 25 but depends a lot on the resolution you are playing...
I believw you will not be able to play bf3 or any equivalet fps...
September 23, 2011 4:03:51 PM

im pretty sure i need a new psu to upgrade my gpu because my psu only has one pci-e connector. i have overclocked before and my temps were ok for burning dvds and general stuff but if i remember correctly under prime95 my temps were in the 60s. I get a rapid beep from my pc when my temps get high. someone told me its a transistor or some electrical component i think on my mobo but thats a different topic.
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