Rate my rig

Redfoxm18

New Member
Hey guys I am new to forum and new to Vista. I just built my first computer with help and advice from a friend and just am wondering what you think.

ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W

So far it is running beautifully with Vista. No hiccups. All drivers recognized. I built this system because I hadn't upgraded my POS dell since I got it in '02 and it officially bit the dust the other day. I also wanted to be able to play all the top of the line games that are out especially Fallout 3. Anyway I just wanted to know if anyone has a similar setup and how it has been treating them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300

Redfoxm18

New Member
Anyone?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300

bruce2

Vista Pro
Hi Redfoxm18, welcome to the board.
Don't see any answer, let me try.
First, congrat on your new built and without any glitches.
It is really difficult to give you a straight answer because I usually run into this sort of question before the system is built. So.......it really depends on how high you like your setting for your gaming. Looking at your spec, it will handle all the new games out there, but there are always room for improvement. For example, if you are looking for upgrade or something one day, your psu could have been bigger,as such. Good luck and enjoy!
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    E6850
    Motherboard
    EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 680i
    Memory
    4 x OCZ Platinum 1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    Sound Card
    SB X-Fi X Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" 5MS
    Screen Resolution
    2048 x 1152
    Hard Drives
    2 x Barracuda 7200.10 320GB RAID 0 / 1 x 500GB Maxtor
    PSU
    Seasonic 600W M12
    Case
    CM Centurion 5
    Cooling
    air
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps

smarteyeball

Eye know, eye know
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Congrats redfox, all I can say is that it's better specced than mine :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Same here good job. Wish I had a 6000+ cpu.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

Redfoxm18

New Member
Thanks for the high praise guys. It is encouraging. The PSU in the end looking back on it was my only real concern but it seems to be running well. I'm picking up Fallout 3 after work today so I will really give my system a workout when I get home and see how it performs.

On a side note does anyone know the EVGA software that comes with 9800 really well and what can I tweak the settings too without putting major strain on my card? I upped the fan from 35% it comes set at to 65% which helps with cooling while playing WoW which is the only game Ive tested extensively on my rig. I can put on full visual settings and my core temp does not get above 42C and the graphics card has not reached above 55C.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
I am jealous, that's pretty much all I can say. ;)

+1 on the PSU, with that big of a monster, you could have gone for a 750/1000w and not have to upgrade until 2015 :p :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

Redfoxm18

New Member
The scary part is I spent more than double what I spent on this when I got my dell for college in 2002. Besides what was mentioned earlier I sprung for Vista (obviously), a wireless router for my house, wireless card for my rig, and 22x DVD/DVD Writer drive. Total cost including shipping off of newegg.com $920.75.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300

SCSIraidGURU

New Member
Seems OK. Its stable. Does everything you want?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

Redfoxm18

New Member
It handles mutliple processes with ease which is great cause I'm usually downloading music, playing a game, running music, ad have several applications running in the background. It's real test will be when I bring home Fallout 3 and crank it way up :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300

SCSIraidGURU

New Member
I was looking at a 4870x2 for highend gaming cranked to maximum.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

Redfoxm18

New Member
Damn way outta my price range. I don't think you would have to update for a real long time if you got that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300

SCSIraidGURU

New Member
My workstation is updated constantly for my A/V and CAD work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

Redfoxm18

New Member
Ah very cool. What type of business do you do that work for?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    PSU
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
    Case
    Antec 300
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