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Posted: 3/1/2006 10:00:40 AM EDT
I just ordered this a few hours ago...

AMD64 3.7gHz CPU
Asus A8n-SLI Premium mobo

Geforce 7800GT 256mb vid card

TWO (1 gig sticks) of 3200 Corsair DDR ram

Western Digital 250gig 7200rpm HD

WinXP home edition

Aspire Computer Case

I already have a soundcard, CDRW and DVDRW im taking from my current system.....


total cost of parts: $1,118.43

What do you think? Primary use of this will be for high end gaming, then multimedia applications.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:03:31 AM EDT
Sounds pretty cool to me.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:09:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 10:13:21 AM EDT by tctlrld]

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
What do you think? Primary use of this will be for high end gaming, then multimedia applications.



Sounds like a nice system.

Allow me to translate: multimedia applications = PORN

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:15:49 AM EDT
Man, I need to upgrade my system:
PIV 3.4GHz
250gigs
256MB ATI Radeon X800 pro
crappy sound card
DVD/CD burner


It's old dammit, but it still runs
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:30:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
Man, I need to upgrade my system:
PIV 3.4GHz
250gigs
256MB ATI Radeon X800 pro
crappy sound card
DVD/CD burner


It's old dammit, but it still runs



Its ok...my current comp setup is:

GeForce 4 Ti4600
512mb 3200 Corsair DDR Ram
Asus mobo (like 400fsb I think)
2.4gHz AMD CPU

It works well, even Call of Duty 2 runs well



Originally Posted By tctlrld:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
What do you think? Primary use of this will be for high end gaming, then multimedia applications.



Sounds like a nice system.

Allow me to translate: multimedia applications = PORN




I will be running Photoshop, maybe some video editing stuff...minor really
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:32:16 AM EDT
I only have 2 words of advice to give: Dual Core


You'll be happier for it.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:35:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gaz:
I only have 2 words of advice to give: Dual Core


You'll be happier for it.



not all programs can take advantage of it...plus its twice as expensive CPU-wise.......and dont necesarily get 2x the performance
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:38:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By Gaz:
I only have 2 words of advice to give: Dual Core


You'll be happier for it.



not all programs can take advantage of it...plus its twice as expensive CPU-wise.......and dont necesarily get 2x the performance



That is true. But since it has been introduced, more and more things are adding the ability to use the dual cores. Call of Duty 2 released a patch to optimize it for dual cores, and it makes a big difference.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:46:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gaz:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By Gaz:
I only have 2 words of advice to give: Dual Core


You'll be happier for it.



not all programs can take advantage of it...plus its twice as expensive CPU-wise.......and dont necesarily get 2x the performance



That is true. But since it has been introduced, more and more things are adding the ability to use the dual cores. Call of Duty 2 released a patch to optimize it for dual cores, and it makes a big difference.



Eventually it just may become a bit more standard....right now its in its early stages of being used on a mass scale.

Luckily with that comp setup, I wont worry about having a dual cpu capability...as it will run perfectly I imagine
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:49:12 AM EDT
everything is good buy the westerndigital part.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:52:52 AM EDT
I would order Xp media center or Pro rather than XP home. Microsoft is ending support for XP home at the end of this year. Although they might extended security updates for another year or so it really is a dead product. Media center is the direct replacement for XP home.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:53:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
everything is good buy the westerndigital part.



? western digital is a great brand.... and I hate maxtor.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:54:47 AM EDT
I call BS on the 3.7 ghz part... maybe 3700+ but not 3.7 ghz. FX 57 in my comp is only 2.8ghz
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:55:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 10:56:21 AM EDT by freeride21a]
woot higher speed porn!

you can now run 8 windows of media player simultaneously viewing porn

nice rig.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:00:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
everything is good buy the westerndigital part.





WD is still one of, if not the, best out there.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:01:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 11:06:59 AM EDT by Dieter122]

Originally Posted By wassup61:
I call BS on the 3.7 ghz part... maybe 3700+ but not 3.7 ghz. FX 57 in my comp is only 2.8ghz


whoops

AMD Athlon 64 3700+

in Pentium processing power its equivlent to a 3.7gHz though

this is new to me, last time I got a computer they didnt have these things haha (4 years ago)
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:02:10 AM EDT
You could have done a lot better as far as RAM is concerned. That's fairly slow copared to the rest of it all.

You did good though. That's a hell of a gaming system!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:07:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
You could have done a lot better as far as RAM is concerned. That's fairly slow copared to the rest of it all.

You did good though. That's a hell of a gaming system!



like what? higher speed ram or?

3200 does a fine job still, and the next step up is top dollar. I figure with 2gigs of it, it should make up for the speed difference.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:12:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
You could have done a lot better as far as RAM is concerned. That's fairly slow copared to the rest of it all.

You did good though. That's a hell of a gaming system!



like what? higher speed ram or?

3200 does a fine job still, and the next step up is top dollar. I figure with 2gigs of it, it should make up for the speed difference.



well, if you have to order from newegg, why not this:
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231054&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=20-231-054
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:15:15 AM EDT
Why not 2 7800GT's SLI'ed together???
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:16:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 11:27:09 AM EDT by HBruns]
OK - gotta go techno-geek on ya..... (you'll thank me later )

There is no such thing as an AMD CPU running at 3.7 GHz.... unless you overclock the $#@! out of it.

An Athlon 64 3700+ model runs at 2.2 GHz - though it is still faster for most things than an Intel CPU running at 3.7 GHz.

edit -
Nice system, BTW. I have a similar system, though my video card is not as new and my CPU is a 2.2 GHz Opteron (940 pin vs. 939). I think you did quite well from a price/performance standpoint. By most criteria our systems are not "high end". High-end systems are using $1,000+ CPUs (Athlon FX60 dual-core) and the dual-video card setup.
For under half the price, your system will do 85-90% of whata true high-end system will do. Good job!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:17:45 AM EDT
That is DDR 2 and wont work with an AMD CPU........ YET! Gskill HZ or ZX ram is the way to go. Uses Samsung UCCC chips which like speed.
Jeff
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:20:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Why not 2 7800GT's SLI'ed together???



That's what I did
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:23:05 AM EDT
I'm expecting my parts from NewEgg right now. Farking UPS needs to get off their duff and deliver it!

Got similar items:

AMD64 3700+ San Diego core CPU
ASROCK 939 DualSATA2 MB (1 AGP 8x slot and 1 PCIe x16 slot)
1GB (2x512MB) Corsair PC3200 memory
Thermaltake Soprano case with 430W power supply

I already have a 60GB ATA133 'special edition' hard drive, a GeForce 6200 (AGP) and a CDRW/DVD and DVDRW drive here waiting.

Later on, I plan to get two 80GB SATA2 hard drives, and run a stripe (RAID 0) on them, which should be pimpin fast, upgrade to a GeForce 7800GT (PCIe) and liquid cooling.


I'm currently looking for a good benchmark program so I can compare the new machine to my old one. Anyone got suggestions?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:24:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I'm expecting my parts from NewEgg right now. Farking UPS needs to get off their duff and deliver it!

Got similar items:

AMD64 3700+ San Diego core CPU
ASROCK 939 DualSATA2 MB (1 AGP 8x slot and 1 PCIe x16 slot)
1GB (2x512MB) Corsair PC3200 memory
Thermaltake Soprano case with 430W power supply

I already have a 60GB ATA133 'special edition' hard drive, a GeForce 6200 (AGP) and a CDRW/DVD and DVDRW drive here waiting.

Later on, I plan to get two 80GB SATA2 hard drives, and run a stripe (RAID 0) on them, which should be pimpin fast, upgrade to a GeForce 7800GT (PCIe) and liquid cooling.


I'm currently looking for a good benchmark program so I can compare the new machine to my old one. Anyone got suggestions?




3dMark2005?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:26:54 AM EDT
Does 3dMark just do graphics, or will it show performance of the CPU, FPU, Cache, RAM, HDD, and all that jazz?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:28:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
Does 3dMark just do graphics, or will it show performance of the CPU, FPU, Cache, RAM, HDD, and all that jazz?



I haven't used their latest version, but I believe it will give you a general performance benchmark as well.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:30:36 AM EDT
Cool man. The GeForce 6200 is currently in my PC. I'm gonna have to shut down soon and swap in my old Ti 4200. I'll try to run the benchmark test before, then I'll be able to see overall performance difference using the same video board.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:34:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
What do you think? Primary use of this will be for high end gaming, then multimedia applications.



Looks good. What brand/output power supply did you get?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:48:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wassup61:
That is DDR 2 and wont work with an AMD CPU........ YET! Gskill HZ or ZX ram is the way to go. Uses Samsung UCCC chips which like speed.
Jeff



it wont work together?? since when
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:01:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jthuang:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
What do you think? Primary use of this will be for high end gaming, then multimedia applications.



Looks good. What brand/output power supply did you get?



i got a case with power supply

420watt Aspire case
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:05:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I'm expecting my parts from NewEgg right now. Farking UPS needs to get off their duff and deliver it!

Got similar items:

AMD64 3700+ San Diego core CPU
ASROCK 939 DualSATA2 MB (1 AGP 8x slot and 1 PCIe x16 slot)
1GB (2x512MB) Corsair PC3200 memory
Thermaltake Soprano case with 430W power supply

I already have a 60GB ATA133 'special edition' hard drive, a GeForce 6200 (AGP) and a CDRW/DVD and DVDRW drive here waiting.

Later on, I plan to get two 80GB SATA2 hard drives, and run a stripe (RAID 0) on them, which should be pimpin fast, upgrade to a GeForce 7800GT (PCIe) and liquid cooling.


I'm currently looking for a good benchmark program so I can compare the new machine to my old one. Anyone got suggestions?



time to update the vid card definitly. Mines only a Ti4600 (by Chaintech)....it WAS one of the best 128mb cards out there...


anycase, this is the DDR Ram im getting, its not DDR2, so its PERFECTLY COMPAT with AMDs to my knowledge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145488
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:07:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HBruns:
OK - gotta go techno-geek on ya..... (you'll thank me later )

There is no such thing as an AMD CPU running at 3.7 GHz.... unless you overclock the $#@! out of it.

An Athlon 64 3700+ model runs at 2.2 GHz - though it is still faster for most things than an Intel CPU running at 3.7 GHz.

edit -
Nice system, BTW. I have a similar system, though my video card is not as new and my CPU is a 2.2 GHz Opteron (940 pin vs. 939). I think you did quite well from a price/performance standpoint. By most criteria our systems are not "high end". High-end systems are using $1,000+ CPUs (Athlon FX60 dual-core) and the dual-video card setup.
For under half the price, your system will do 85-90% of whata true high-end system will do. Good job!



Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:10:16 PM EDT
You should get a second video card and run them in SLI.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:12:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
You should get a second video card and run them in SLI.



want to donate $330? then I will do that


not until then though haha
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:39:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
i got a case with power supply

420watt Aspire case



Good deal. If you go SLI you will probably want to up that to a 500-550W power supply. I have a 400W Antec power supply driving my (single) GeForce 7800GT based system. When I go SLI I will definitely have to upgrade the Antec.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:40:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By HBruns:
OK - gotta go techno-geek on ya..... (you'll thank me later )

There is no such thing as an AMD CPU running at 3.7 GHz.... unless you overclock the $#@! out of it.

An Athlon 64 3700+ model runs at 2.2 GHz - though it is still faster for most things than an Intel CPU running at 3.7 GHz.

edit -
Nice system, BTW. I have a similar system, though my video card is not as new and my CPU is a 2.2 GHz Opteron (940 pin vs. 939). I think you did quite well from a price/performance standpoint. By most criteria our systems are not "high end". High-end systems are using $1,000+ CPUs (Athlon FX60 dual-core) and the dual-video card setup.
For under half the price, your system will do 85-90% of whata true high-end system will do. Good job!



Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.



You would be surprised. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=441796 Just did something similar myself..although with SLI'd video cards.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:47:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Originally Posted By HBruns:
OK - gotta go techno-geek on ya..... (you'll thank me later )

There is no such thing as an AMD CPU running at 3.7 GHz.... unless you overclock the $#@! out of it.

An Athlon 64 3700+ model runs at 2.2 GHz - though it is still faster for most things than an Intel CPU running at 3.7 GHz.

edit -
Nice system, BTW. I have a similar system, though my video card is not as new and my CPU is a 2.2 GHz Opteron (940 pin vs. 939). I think you did quite well from a price/performance standpoint. By most criteria our systems are not "high end". High-end systems are using $1,000+ CPUs (Athlon FX60 dual-core) and the dual-video card setup.
For under half the price, your system will do 85-90% of whata true high-end system will do. Good job!



Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.



You would be surprised. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=441796 Just did something similar myself..although with SLI'd video cards.



You and me with the comp specs like that...we arnt the basic, run of the mill computer consumer.....these are average specs by ANY means, these are "up" there.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:55:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.



You would be surprised. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=441796 Just did something similar myself..although with SLI'd video cards.



Yes he would be surprised if he saw what me and my friends run at home. I spend alot more money on my home systems than "work" systems. The last system I put together cost almost $4000, AMD X2 4800, SLI 7800 GTX (512M ram each), a terabyte of hard drives (2-500G maxtors), etc... That is a high-end system, but it's more than just a gaming rig, I also do video encoding/conversions and it's also a multimedia server for my home network and home theater as well, but I spend way too much momey on computers.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:05:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellraiser:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.



You would be surprised. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=441796 Just did something similar myself..although with SLI'd video cards.



Yes he would be surprised if he saw what me and my friends run at home. I spend alot more money on my home systems than "work" systems. The last system I put together cost almost $4000, AMD X2 4800, SLI 7800 GTX (512M ram each), a terabyte of hard drives (2-500G maxtors), etc... That is a high-end system, but it's more than just a gaming rig, I also do video encoding/conversions and it's also a multimedia server for my home network and home theater as well, but I spend way too much momey on computers.



That is a bitchin system. I wanted the GTX but can't afford it right now.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:14:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:

Originally Posted By Hellraiser:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:

Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.



You would be surprised. www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=441796 Just did something similar myself..although with SLI'd video cards.



Yes he would be surprised if he saw what me and my friends run at home. I spend alot more money on my home systems than "work" systems. The last system I put together cost almost $4000, AMD X2 4800, SLI 7800 GTX (512M ram each), a terabyte of hard drives (2-500G maxtors), etc... That is a high-end system, but it's more than just a gaming rig, I also do video encoding/conversions and it's also a multimedia server for my home network and home theater as well, but I spend way too much momey on computers.



That is a bitchin system. I wanted the GTX but can't afford it right now.



I cant wait to be able to run all my games, the way they were designed

my system isnt bad right now, but...sometimes the framerates could be better
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:16:58 PM EDT
Now you just need a new monitor. This bad mother will be MINE!!!!!

www.3gplaza.com/estore/control/Computer3G/productdetails?id=43373&srccode=PW

I'm going to have it in my bedroom and double it as a TV. I just hope it won't be too damn big to sit at my cmop and use.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:25:35 PM EDT
A couple months ago I ordered a pair of these from Newegg, one for me and one for my wife:

ASPIRE X-QPACK case
ASUS A8N-VM motherboard
AMD 64 4400+ ATHLON X2 CPU
1Gx2 CORSAIR Twinx2048-3200 RAM
16X DVD±RW PLEXTOR DVD Burner
NVidia 7800GT Video card
300MB hard drive

Nice, compact machines that went together with no problems at all. Installed XP Pro on both of them and they are fast and reliable. I'll probably upgrade one of them to run Windows Vista this summer some time.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:30:25 PM EDT
Sounds like mine

www.fieroloki.com/mypc.html


Edit: Need pics with the new MB in... This Jetway MB KICKS ASS!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:33:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.

Huh? Except for positions that require it like architects and engineers doing CAD work or people doing video editing, most business machines are selected for low unit cost and low maintenance costs/reliability. Your average office worker doesn't know or care what a good PC is, they don't need a dual core athlon and several GB or RAM to use MS Outlook and they certainly don't need a dual SLI video card to make solitaire look better.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:56:13 PM EDT
Damn, remind me to get off my ass and build my next computer. Sounds kick ass.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:32:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:

Originally Posted By Dieter122:
Its a high end system for a consumer...maybe not for a business or whatever...but for an individuals PC its pretty high end...not sure of how many people you know get specs like this on their regular home computer.

Huh? Except for positions that require it like architects and engineers doing CAD work or people doing video editing, most business machines are selected for low unit cost and low maintenance costs/reliability. Your average office worker doesn't know or care what a good PC is, they don't need a dual core athlon and several GB or RAM to use MS Outlook and they certainly don't need a dual SLI video card to make solitaire look better.




thats what im talking about...people that are into video editing and things of that sort....not joe schmoe at Starbucks or Staples
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