Rate My Overkill - 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 01-05-2006, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
Default Rate My Overkill

MOBO: ASUS A8N-SLI PREMIUM ATX AMD
Processor: AMD FX-57 @ 2.8 Gigz
RAM: 4 GB Corsair XMS PC3200 (4x1GB)
Video Card: HIS HIGHTECH RADEON X1800XT 512MB (1.5 Ghz Memory Clock Speed)
HD: 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum
__________________

cubangamer07 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
Default

Forgot my PSU which is a 650 Watt, i also got some liquid cooling in there.
__________________

cubangamer07 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

It would be nicer if you had some better hardware choices....
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
Default

wut do you mean?
cubangamer07 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
Default

are you being sarcastic?
cubangamer07 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Disillusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 810
Default

Got any screen shots of CPU-Z? I'd like to see just out of curiosity.
__________________
CPU: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.4 GHz
Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: EVGA 560 Ti
HDD: Cruicial M4 SSD 128 GB
HDD 2: WD VelociRaptor 300 GB
PSU: Corsair TX650w
Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series
Disillusion is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

Having 4gb of RAM will slow you down, also I would look into the PCP&C 850W PSU. Western digital is coming out with 150gb raptors soon, I would wait for those and get them in RAID 0. Also Get an X-Fi sound card. If you get ATI you might want to consider a crossfire board. BTW my $180 opty 146 is better than your $1100 FX-57, mines clocked at 2.9GHz right now on air cooling.
__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
HAVOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 4,218
Send a message via AIM to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by cubangamer07
are you being sarcastic?
I don't think he was.

Mobo is good
You could have gone with a less expensive CPU and overclocked to get same performance.

Assuming you're using windows... windows can't use more then 3GiG so you have another GIG that is totally useless.

HIS videocards aren't the greatest.

500GIG HDD's are far too expensive, when you can just buy (2) 250G HDD's for a total of about $140 less and configure them in RAID 0. You'd get a bit better performance, very close to the same storage capacity and a lot less the cost.

In my opinion, you could have spent $115 on the Creative X-fi Xtreme Music card which is 24times more powerful then the Audigy 2Zs platinum and like what, $60 cheaper?

So yeah, he was serious.
HAVOC is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 08:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
Default

I havent gotten the computer yet thats why im asking here rate it, maybe give me more suggestions... Thank you all for the suggestions, and 003, you make me sad.
cubangamer07 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 09:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 17
Default

Im guessing i should go with 2 gigs only, since 4 wouldnt be necessary, I understand. The Processor is a bit extreme, any recommendations on an AMD i can get in order to overclock? I've never overclocked ANYTHING before so i don't know
__________________

cubangamer07 is offline  
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 07:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.