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Old 04-15-2005, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hi i'm new here, what do you guys think of my rigs?

Please critique my main machines and feel free to flame, critique the other machines too. BTW they're for sale

Main Rig:
Intel 550 3.4HT 800FSB 1mb L2 (hope to oc past 4.1ghz on air)
Thermaltake Silent 775 HSF with heatpipes
Abit AS8 i865PE chipset with uGuru clock for monitoring
Crucial Memory DDR-PC3200 2gb (4x512) in dual channel
NEC Floppy Drive
160gb SATAII Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 8mb
2x160gb IDE Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2
PNY 6600GT 128mb 8x AGP 500/900 (also hope to oc with zalman hsf)
Linksys 802.11b NIC (for travel)
Antec Super Lanboy w/blue neon to compliment front fan
Antec 500w PS

Normal Rig: (For Sale)
Intel 520 2.8HT 800FSB 1mbL2
Stock HSF
Intel 915 PBL motherboard
Corsair DDR2-PC4200 533mhz 2x256mb in dual channel
NEC Floppy Drive
160gb SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 8mb
ATi Radeon X700 Pro 128mb PCIe 16x
NEC 3520a 16x DVD-RW
Samsung DVD/CD-RW
Raidmax Case with window, blue neons, 10k rpm case fans

Old Rig: (For Sale)
AMD Barton 2500+ oc to 3200+ (400FSB)
Thermaltake HSF
Gigabyte GA-7N400L motherboard nforce2 chipset
Corsair DDR-PC3200 2x512mb in dual channel
NEC Floppy Drive
80gb Western Digital IDE 7200rpm 8mb cache HD
ATi Radeon 9600XT 128mb AGP 8x
Samsung DVD/CD-RW
Raidmax Case w/350w PS

Peripherals:
Viewsonic VA721 17" LCD 1280x1024 res
Logitec Clavier Keyboard
Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 with mouse skates
Allsop Gamer Mousepad
Altec Lansing AHS-503 Headphones
Altec Lansing VS-4121 2.1 Speakers
HP Deskjet 6540
Generic KVM Switch
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Intel 550 - Abit AS8 - 1gb Corsair XMS - 6600GT - 74gb Raptor
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Intel 520 - Intel 915PBL - 512mb Corsair DDR2 - X700 Pro - 160gb Seagate
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Barton 2500+ - Gigabyte GA-7N400L - 1gb Corsair - 9600XT - 80gb Western Digital
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Toshiba M35X-S149 - Intel 1.5ghz Celeron - 512mb PC2700 - 15.4\" widescreen - 60gb HD
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your main rig is very nice indeed. 2GB RAM, that's a massive amount!
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should take the 160gig seagate SATA out of the (NORMAL RIG) and install it in your (MAIN RIG) with your other SATAII. Put one of your 160 IDE Drives in your normal rig and sell it.
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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how much are you asking for your old rig? im pondering on getting another one.. so let me know.. thanks
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i'm actually considering keeping it, but i really want to get rid of the 2.8HT so i can get a clawhammer.
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Intel 550 3.4HT 800FSB 1mb L2 (hope to oc past 4.1ghz on air) -good luck...
Thermaltake Silent 775 HSF with heatpipes - the words prescott, air, silent, and heatpipes don't go together - infact, silent and precott just doesn't go together
Abit AS8 i865PE chipset with uGuru clock for monitoring - abit is good
Crucial Memory DDR-PC3200 2gb (4x512) in dual channel - u got yourself 2 gigs of cheap ram, first, you can't oc good at all with 4 sticks, 2 sticks is ok, but 1 stick is optimal for OCing, also, are you probably can't even run your ram in dual channel b/c of your mobo, those crucial rams have loose timings @ ddr400, so don't expect to overclock much, if you can at all
NEC Floppy Drive - it works..right?
160gb SATAII Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 8mb - very good
2x160gb IDE Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb -good
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 -good choice, you didn't get the value version, however, a cheap turtlebeach woulda done the job
PNY 6600GT 128mb 8x AGP 500/900 (also hope to oc with zalman hsf) - why pny??? u cant oc good with pny; xfx, leadtek, and eVGA are much better at ocing

one last note, winchester or venice >>>>>>> clawhammer
claw hammer sounds cool, but it runs the hottest so it OC's the least
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You have any backup of your -

"You can't OC good with PNY; xfx, leadtek and eVGA are much better at ocing?"

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Intel 550 3.4HT 800FSB 1mb L2 (hope to oc past 4.1ghz on air) -good luck...
I got my 550 to 4.1GHz on stock cooling. It ran hot, but it ran. I would say with an aftermarket HSF you could get there.
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? The processor itself doesn't make noise. So if you use a quiet HSF setup it will be quiet.
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@idiotec - what i meant was silent heatpipes don't cool very good b/c they don't use fans, sure they're silent, but prescotts already run hot on stock air, and on silent heatpipes, who knows what temps they'll hit

@apm - take a look at futuremark's site and xtremesystems

looking @ first page on futuremark for 3dmark03 with all drivers, the ones that mention the card brand are leadtek, chaintech, and xfx

most people that buy on teh egg are smart enough to research cards on their own; for ex. chaintech, evga, and xfx have the most reviews

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...133-129&DEPA=0

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The only issue i have with this card is that the RAM speed isn't 1000MHz stock, it's 900. Thankfully with the latest omega drivers, i got the speeds up to 545 core and 993 RAM. Still a good card tho
nubius got his eVGA from 500/900 to 5xx/11xx, which is way higher compared to this guy
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@idiotec - what i meant was silent heatpipes don't cool very good b/c they don't use fans, sure they're silent, but prescotts already run hot on stock air, and on silent heatpipes, who knows what temps they'll hit
It is not "Silent" as the name implies. It uses a fan. I have read pretty good reviews on that HSF. It seems to do pretty well.
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