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It's Official - My New System, Your Thoughts????

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March 15, 2005 9:07:08 PM

All components have been purchased, and are enroute. Please rate my gaming system, the experience I hope to have on my new system, scale = 1 - 10 (10 being awesome/suprisingly fast)

Old System:
Athlon 2400 XP
Maxtor 5400rpm 40gb HDD
MSI Motherboard K8VN??? something like that..
GeForce2 or 3 5500 FX Graphics Cards
PC2100 RAM
Hitachi 19" 721f CRT Monitor

New System:
Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester
(1) WD Raptor 10,000rpm 74gb HDD
1GB Corsair Value RAM - Latency 2.5 (2.5v supported)(supports dual Channel)
MSI Neo4 Platinum Ultra nF4 Chipset Motherboard (1x PCI-e slot)
Radeon x800XL PCI-e Graphics Card
Antec Neo 480w PSU
Hyundia 19" LCD Monitor - 8ms, 300cd, 700:1
Klipsch Speaker System - On-board (Motherboard) Audio 7.1 Channel
Coolermaster Case - 2 fans in front, 1 fan in back, 1 fan up top.


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by SmokinBarrel on 03/15/05 06:10 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 15, 2005 9:16:36 PM

Pretty nice.. :D  how do you like that card? I'm still using my cookie cutter machine.. ie..
nf7
2500@3200
9800pro
1.25g mushkin lvl2 3500 memory
80gb SATA HD
Super Lanboy Case

I built a similar machine with a 9800pro for a friend at school.. and i can say its crazy to see a same speced processor run apps visually better. Just the processor alone although it didn't bench too much different than mine at the time.. would handle the games graphics much smoother. Made me jealous :D .

<A HREF="http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=277124623" target="_new">http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=277124623...;/A>
46,510 , movin on up. 48k new goal. Maybe not.. :/ 
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March 15, 2005 10:57:01 PM

Looks like a great system. When will the parts arrive? Remember to show us the benchies when you get it all together and running stably. :smile:

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March 15, 2005 11:04:07 PM

SmokinBarrel gets a gun to go with it. OC that chip, and you will be in a league of your own
March 16, 2005 11:34:09 AM

left standard: 6.7 (Ram lets it down slightly needs water cooling to be silent and to OC more)

Awsome moniter and it is a good OC machine, and it will gobolle games up like a women on heat.

Overclocked to kingdom come: 8.5
Ram will still let it down slightly on OC, no sound card stated so onboard sound sucks, will get noisey with the fans as heat will build up (water cooling if you can still afford it).

Super fast hard drive i like, awsome motherboard (onboard sound sucks sorry) case sounds ok ~(good) but which model is it?
CPU is a excelent OC plus not much heat given off that as its a winchester.

Graphics card is excelent should keep you going for a long time.

Enjoy it.

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March 16, 2005 11:38:38 AM

Sorry guys, I'm not an overclocker, but wouldn't mind giving it a go. How do you benchmark the system? Is there a program that does it for you? How do you time the processes etc, etc?? I guess I'm not sure how it's performed, or the process? But, I sure would like to do it, I think it would be helpful. I have a feeling, if I cross that boundary, I won't be able to turn back, and I'll become a full blown computer nerd! :-)
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March 16, 2005 11:55:38 AM

Read this <A HREF="http://www.ocia.net/articles/overclockingguide/page1.sh..." target="_new">Beginner Overclocking Guide</A> and step over that line! The price on this <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">Patriot PDC1G3200LLK</A> has gone WAY down recently - from ~$170 to $127.91 - and is a great deal right now! Get <A HREF="http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php" target="_new">CPU-Z</A>, <A HREF="http://majorgeeks.com/download92.html" target="_new">SiSoft Sandra</A>, <A HREF="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4226.html" target="_new">Memtest86+</A> and <A HREF="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311" target="_new">MBM5</A> - all are great utilities. For benchies, get <A HREF="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1712.html" target="_new">3DMark03</A> and
<A HREF="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4376.html" target="_new">3DMark05</A>.

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March 16, 2005 1:32:50 PM

Rugger, Do you think I'll really gain that much performance from the Patriot (PDC1G3200LLK) memory? After buying Corsair, I don't think I can return the memory, even for an exchange of another product?
March 16, 2005 2:24:48 PM

The pdc patriot mem they're talking about is 2x256...so you'd be going from 1gb to 512...the pdc patriot mem at 2x512 is 220-240. I bought some about two weeks ago.

and rx8...did u mean women in heat? =D

Current machines running F@H:
AMD: [64 3500+][64 3000+][2500+][2000+][1.3x1][366]
Intel: [X 3.0][P4 3.0][P4 2.4x5][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by apesoccer on 03/16/05 11:26 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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March 16, 2005 2:47:17 PM

The PDP LLK would probably OC better than the Corsair. If you've already bought the Corsair then don't worry about it.

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March 16, 2005 2:52:00 PM

Quote:
The pdc patriot mem they're talking about is 2x256...so you'd be going from 1gb to 512...the pdc patriot mem at 2x512 is 220-240.

No...the PDP I linked is 2X512MB. You are correct that it OCs to about 230-240Mhz with tight timings. It's not as good as the XBLK, but it's also ~$100 cheaper, too. :smile:

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March 16, 2005 4:16:43 PM

Ack...wow. My bad...Sorry i thought i recognized it as the xbl series. =/ Was thinking it was that tccd stuff for 2x256 from patriot (PDC5123200+XBLK). Really sorry. Heh and the 220-240 i meant as $$$ for the pdc1g3200+xblk. God i know how to put my foot in my mouth...er keyboard..hrm...<falls in to the place known to the few as the ... other>.



Current machines running F@H:
AMD: [64 3500+][64 3000+][2500+][2000+][1.3x1][366]
Intel: [X 3.0][P4 3.0][P4 2.4x5][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by apesoccer on 03/16/05 01:22 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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March 16, 2005 4:48:30 PM

LOL! Have a good trip to...the OTHER. muahahahahahahaha!

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March 16, 2005 5:55:51 PM

You should spend some time getting to know all the details of your new system before you jump off into Overclocking. So many people dont really understand how to Overclock or the possible consequences. Youve spent your hard earned money, now just enjoy that bad boy system. This link is one you should put in your favorites list, its got all of the benchmark and tweak software that you would ever want. <A HREF="http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/b_e.html" target="_new">http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/b_e.html&lt;/A>

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March 16, 2005 5:57:59 PM

Hey rugger, if you havent seen the website that I linked to in my last reply you should check it out.

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March 16, 2005 7:23:57 PM

I've seen it and have it linked. I actually have a word doc with common links that I cut/paste into my posts here so I don't have to make up the same links over and over and over :eek:  ...will have to update the list with this link... :smile:

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March 16, 2005 10:29:44 PM

Thats a good idea, im glad I thought of it :lol: 

Just kidding around! I really had never thought about using a word doc to save the links in. Im going to try that out. Eden has already been picking on me for not knowing how to use the Print/Scrn key :tongue:

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March 16, 2005 10:45:24 PM

err yes thats what i ment.



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March 17, 2005 10:06:05 AM

You're a friggin genius! Where do you come up with these ideas?! :lol: 

Can send you a copy of mine to start you out if you want. :smile:

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March 17, 2005 11:37:12 AM

cough <export favs> cough

Current machines running F@H:
AMD: [64 3500+][64 3000+][2500+][2000+][1.3x1][366]
Intel: [X 3.0][P4 3.0][P4 2.4x5][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time
March 17, 2005 1:58:32 PM

That would be great. Ill send you my e-mail via PM! I think that sounded gay' :eek: 

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March 17, 2005 2:09:25 PM

On an NT machine right now. Will export favs work for XP Home and put it in the right format for THG forums? I have mine pretty well organized by topics so I don't have to search around for the right link.

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March 17, 2005 2:11:59 PM

It's ok now Mozz...you can be the REAL you without fear of reprise or ridicule. :evil: 

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March 17, 2005 2:33:32 PM

LMAO!! I bet this "new revelation" will make some of the peeps in here happy :tongue:

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March 17, 2005 3:19:29 PM

Well...exporting it is good and fine...but it does make a mess that way...hrm. If you can post the file up...you could just link to it as a web page... <A HREF="http://home.comcast.net/~apesoccer/bookmark.htm" target="_new">Here...</A>

Or manually cut and paste for a while...

Current machines running F@H:
AMD: [64 3500+][64 3000+][2500+][2000+][1.3x1][366]
Intel: [X 3.0][P4 3.0][P4 2.4x5][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time
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March 17, 2005 10:13:16 PM

Unfortunately, I am woefully inept at uploading files to the internet, "posting it up" or creating a webpage. Little help on the how would be appreciated or where to research the how! :smile:

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March 18, 2005 12:59:10 AM

I just now noticed the new line in your sig :smile:

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March 18, 2005 6:57:57 AM

In honor of you dude :smile:

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March 18, 2005 11:56:56 AM

Well...I had a service that lets me post...all i have to do is upload the files. I use a free ftp program to upload the files.

But first you need webspace somewhere...Most broadband companies allow you to have your own website hosted by them. Honestly I don't know much about web pages...this is my second or third one. And if you were to look at the rest of the site, you'd see that it's really not much to look at. Ack, i have a meeting, got to go. Mb someone else can help out more...

Current machines running F@H:
AMD: [64 3500+][64 3000+][2500+][2000+][1.3x1][366]
Intel: [X 3.0][P4 3.0][P4 2.4x5][P4 1.4]

"...and i'm not gay" RX8 -Greatest Quote of ALL Time
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