new build - specs - please assist!

Discussion in 'New Build / Upgrade Advice' started by n0chi, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG

    zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG HWF Guitar Freak

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    i do believe we have some overclocking guides in the overclocking category, if not, ill be happy to write one out for you
     
  2. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    Yea it pretty easy. But the Venice cores don't run that cool. Need a SD.
     
  3. zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG

    zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG HWF Guitar Freak

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    but still they are known for overstability lol, so yeah hell get the cooler, and overclock your RAM with it, i just recommended that RAM because it has a T1 Command Rate and dual channel, thats really fast
     
  4. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    here is an interesting q :p (hopefully hehe)

    so its about $800 atm, what if i could spend another $100 - where would you say it would need to go?

    thanks for the continuing help! awesome forums!
     
  5. Exfoliate

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    For max gaming power I'd but it toward an X800XT myself, maybe. Either that or an Athlon 3500 Venice which is one heck of a chip. But you're fine just the way you are, you don't need to go all out unless you're an uber gamer or something.
     
  6. zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG

    zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG HWF Guitar Freak

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    id get another hard drive so you can stripe them, and up the memory
     
  7. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    hello all,
    upon doing more research, seeing more benchmarks for hl2... i have decided to go with the following configuration. (attached word doc)

    as you can see... its a green / black (retro / old school) look hehe :p

    this also gives me a few bucks to spend on extras and make it more entertainment oriented...

    im thinking:

    *tv card
    *sound card

    any suggestions?

    thanks again for all the kind help...
     

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  8. Exfoliate

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  9. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    yea its got standard atx support... it seems one just has to remove the pre-installed 120mm fan to get the mobo in there... but it gets in there :)

    thanks for those sound card / tv card suggestions.. might jsut be what i need :)

    also, is it ok to leave it on onboard sound or is a sound card a must - these days?
     
  10. Exfoliate

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    You might get a -5% performance hit in the worst circumstances with onboard sound but supposibly the quality of a sound card is a good bit better which I can understand.
     
  11. zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG

    zRoCkIsAdDiCtInG HWF Guitar Freak

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    unless you're recording professional music or professional movie editing, theres not much need for one unless you have too much money
     
  12. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    hey,
    it seems, on the mobo that i picked (epox 9npa+ ultra) the memory dual channel works only if the 2 dimms are in 1&2 or 3&4.. as in, right next to each other. and i found one review saying, any ram with heat spreaders touches one another in that kinda setup.. is this going to be a major issue? major enough to change the mobo?
    thanks!
     
  13. Matt555

    Matt555 iMod

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    have you thought about cables? or do you have them?
    EDIT: also i dont think that system will hold up with a generic case PSU, i think getting a good trusted brand one could help
     
  14. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    i think the cables come with the mobo, and the antec case comes with a antec 350w psu. i might change that later if i decide to oc :) still not certain of that :-P
     
  15. ukAaronuk

    ukAaronuk Geek Trainee

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    could you help me with my soec aslo its below
     
  16. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    I'm not entirely sure that PSU will be fine for stock speeds. Nothing against Antec, but that PSU isn't their high-end unit. It's still nothing to laugh at, but I think you'll be wanting something with some more meat later on.
     
  17. ukAaronuk

    ukAaronuk Geek Trainee

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    can you suggest one
    like the really top end style one that i wont have to change for a while
     
  18. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    hey all,
    i was checking out more ram... and then it occured to me that if i just get this ram:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820144517

    i wouldnt even have to bother with ocing ram, and i could just oc my venice 3000+ to 250 fsb to match the ram.

    i was just a little unsure because that geil ram seems to be too good of a deal to be true, as it is even cheaper than some pc 3500 ram.

    so i just want to make sure that it will actually work at 250 fsb as it says it should :)
     
  19. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    I have looked at that RAM extensively and it seems to be excellent.
     
  20. n0chi

    n0chi Geek Trainee

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    yea if i decide to oc a whole lot, this seems to be the ram i will go for. :)

    if i dont.. i will prolly stick to the kingston valueram.. at its good enough at stock.
     

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