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System Builder Marathon: Day 4
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System Components (Specifications)

Tom's System Builder Marathon Graphics Cards: XFX GeForce 7600 GT, EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS, 2x XFX GeForce 8800 GTX

In each list of components below, 1 = low-cost system; 2 = mid-cost system and 3 = high-cost system.

System Hardware
Processor 1 AMD Athlon X2 3800+ AM2, 2.00 GHz, 1000 HT, 1 MB Cache
Processor 2 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2.40 GHz, 1066 FSB, 2 MB Cache
Processor 3 Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800, 2.93 GHz, 1066 FSB, 4 MB Cache
Motherboard 1 MSI K9N4 Ultra-F, BIOS: 1.6 (03/21/2007)
Motherboard 2 MSI 965 Platinum, BIOS: AMI 080014 (09/08/06)
Motherboard 3 ASUS Striker Extreme, BIOS: Phoenix 0901 (02/07/07)
RAM 1 Wintec AMPO PC2-6400 1024 MB, CAS 5-5-5-16
RAM 2 Patriot eXtreme Performance PC2-6400 2x1024 MB, CAS 5-5-5-15
RAM 3 Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000, 2x 1024 MB, CAS 5-5-5-15
Hard Drive 1 Samsung HD160JJ - P80SD 160 GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA 300
Hard Drive 2 Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA 300
Hard Drive 3 2x Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA 300, RAID 0
Networking 1 NVIDIA nForce onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Networking 2 Realtek RTL8168/8111 onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Networking 3 NVIDIA nForce onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card 1 XFX GeForce 7600 GT, 580 MHz GPU, 256 MB 1500 MHz RAM
Graphics Card 2 EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS, 500 MHz GPU, 320 MB 1600 MHz RAM
Graphics Card 3 2x XFX GeForce 8800 GTX, 630 MHz GPU , 768 MB 1800 MHz RAM, SLI
Power Supply 1 Fortron Source AX450-PN, 450W
Power Supply 2 Aero Cool Zerodba 620W Crossfire/SLI ready
Power Supply 3 PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Pro 5.1.2600
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Driver Intel INF 8.0.1.1002
Graphics Driver 6.14.11.5822 - nVIDIA ForceWare 58.22

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games
F.E.A.R Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1024x768
Computer: Maximum
Graphics: Maximum-Custom-No Softshadows
Test Path: Options/Performance/Test Settings
Doom 3 Version: 1.3
Video Mode: 1024x768
Graphics: High
Test: Time Demo 1
Oblivion Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1024x768
Graphics: High, 4xAA
Test: Inside & Outside save files
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (12-22-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
OGG Version 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)
Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to ogg
Quality: 5
Video
TMPEG 3.0 Express Version: 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)
fist 5 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE (704x576) 16:9
Multithreading by rendering
DivX 6.1 Version: 6.1
Profile: High Definition Profile
1-pass, 3000 kbit/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
no Audio
XviD 1.1.0 Version: 1.1.0 Beta 2
Target qantizer: 1.00
Applications
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
rendering HTDV 1920x1080 & 1280x720
Synthetics
SPECviewperf 9 Version: 9.0.3
PCMark05 Version: 1.1.0
System, CPU, Memory and HDD Tests
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
3DMark05 Version: 1.2
3DMark Performance Test Only
SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Version 2005.7.10.60
CPU Test = Arithmetic, Multimedia Benchmarks
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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