Hardcore Gaming PC - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2005, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1
Default Hardcore Gaming PC

Hi everybody...

Just want to know if there's anything physically wrong with this setup:

[Raidmax Scorpio 868 Blue]

[Asus Nvidia Nforce 4 Ultra (A8N-E)]

[AMD Athlon64, 3500+, Venice]

[Sony DWQ28AB2 - DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive]

[Leadtek PX7800GTX TDH MyVIVO]

[Maxtor DM10 120GB, 7200RPM, 8MB Cache, SATA]

[Kingston PC3200 DDR400, 2x512 MB]

[Logitech UltraX Keyboard, DK]

[Antec SmartPower 2.0 450W PSU]

[2x 80mm fans for the case]

Do you think the PSU can take it?
And, have you got any suggestions for better parts, that doesn't cost extra... for example case modding.


Fury-DK is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,578
Send a message via MSN to Ste

I would go with a DFI motherboard for gamming and I would also not buy a maxtor HD I would buy a seagate or western digital.

That PSU will be able to handle it.
I would get a case with more Fan slots and also buy more fans since this is for gaming heat will be an issue, good cooling will also prolong the life of your gaming pc.

Example if a case has 2 fan slots u want 1 intake and 1 exhaust if it has 3 I suggest 2 intakes 1 exhuast. if 4 slots 2 and 2, if has an odd number i suggest more intakes then exhausts.

Ste is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 994
Send a message via AIM to PoisonPorkchop

I would suggest getting a more powerful PSU. The 7800 is a HUGE power hog.
Antec Super Lanboy
AMD 64 3800 S-939 Newcastle
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
eVGA 6600GT
1.5 GB pc 3200
Viewsonic 22\" Widescreen 1680x1050
Logitech MX518
Coming Soon: Athlon 64 4000 San Diego/Z-5500/G7/Vista
PoisonPorkchop is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 01:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,578
Send a message via MSN to Ste

If he has the money I recoomend a enermax 535 watt ATX 2.0. or a pc power and cooling one.

But i think that 450 will be enough cause hes not running much else.
Ste is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS

What Ste has said is right. The 7800GTX is also NOT a huge power hog.

Tree things I will point out again.

#1: Case is not soo good and has sharp parts. Buy band-aids at same time (No, I am not joking, experince)

#2: Asus are not a good choice for AMD platforms. DFI Lanparty line are around the same price, and better.

#3: Maxtor are unreliable. As said, seagate or western digital are better.
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 09:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Spartan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 814

yeah, go with DFI and i would suggest a thermaltake case (shark or tsunami recommended)
one more thing, go with Mushkin memory, better than Kingston
Spartan is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 10:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,956

I dont see why you guys are hatin on Maxtor. All the HDs i have are Maxtor and are going fine. the old 80 i had i put through hell and it was fine, and my dad had it before me. I have gone through 2 WD Hds 10gig for backup and they both went out w/in almost the same amount of time. Im using a MAXTOR 3gig (the first HD that came in my first PC) as a back up and its running strong w/ no bad sectors or nothing. Also the 2 40s my mom is using has been through alot. She dropped one on a conctrete parking lot hard and its still working fine and quiet. So i dont see a thing wron gw/ them. On your system, your ok cept i would suggest a bigger PSU for general pusposes and i would suggest some better ram cause Kingston sux. Oh and i havent had any problems w/ shard edges on my raidmax scorpio, so it should be fine.

"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.