Is this a good first custom computer?

By zach334455
Jul 25, 2010
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  1. is this a good first custom computer?

    asus p5nsli motherboard

    16gb ddr2 ram

    4gb graphics ram 2x nvidia nforce (sli)

    400gb hard drive sata upgrading to 2tbs

    intel core 2 duo 2.8ghz overclocked to 3.6ghz

    2x dvd rw drives

    temp and fan monitor

    liquid cpu gpu cooling

    more than i will ever use but definetly worth the money
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    What is your budget? We may be able to help you make better choices.
  3. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    the computer is all ready build
    cost around 200-300$
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Worth the money. What exact GPUs do you have? The nVidia nForce refers to a motherboard chipset.
  5. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    oh sorry i meant gforce
    2 GeForce evga gtx480
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    How the hell did you get it for $200-$300? :)
  7. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    i know you were going to say that

    like there $300 a pcs. right

    well i know this guy in huston texes who works at the nVidia corp. so i just called him up and he sold me those for $50 ea.
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,316   +116

    I disagree, it'd be better to go with 4gb of RAM and a core i5.

    I don't understand what your saying?
    You like $300 computers? They are $300 pieces?? You got gtx480's for $50???
  9. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    core i5 is a 150$ cpu alone the ram i all ready had 4 4gb ddr2 all the stuff i bought cost 200$ (the sli cards and the motherboard and the cpu)
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,316   +116

    Yeah well two gtx480's costs over $800 alone. Which reminds me, you didn't include a power supply.
    Have you tried using a skimpy four cylinder engine with a semi?
    I'm absolutely sure that a 3.6ghz core 2 duo would bottlenecked.
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Well with those discounts and for the price it's a good build if not being bottlenecked. However like HK said you should have went with a much better CPU and I do hope you have at least a high quality 800 W PSU if not a 1 KW good quality PSU.
     
  12. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    ya i have 1kw psu and the computer runs 100% better overclocked
    heat was a mojor problem for a wile but i got liquid cooling and that solved that problem
    the system is very stable even with the extream overclock
    i have run hundreds of stress tests on it and it holds up excellently
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,316   +116

    So, you already have the computer, but decided to ask if it was "a good first custom computer"?
  14. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    that is correct
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,377   +825

    Well, Isn't That Special......!!!

    Wow you must be thrilled with your new computer. I'm sooooo impressed. I bet all your friends are mightily impressed also. You really must be one VIP to get all those discounts. Thanks for stopping by and allowing us to share your joy. Could you list those components one more time, just so we can bask in your glory...?
  16. zach334455

    zach334455 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    well i sure can

    asus p5nsli motherboard

    16gb ddr2 ram

    2x Nvidia gtx480 under sli

    400gb hard drive sata upgrading to 2tbs

    intel core 2 duo 2.8ghz overclocked to 3.6ghz

    2x dvd rw drives

    temp and fan monitor

    liquid cpu gpu cooling
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,377   +825

    Are you the slightest bit disturbed by the fact that I wouldn't waste anything more than a 6 year old Emachine, to listen to your nonsense...?

    "Stand back boys and girls, I just joined Techspot so I could bore you with my clumsy attempts at bragging with humility"....!:rolleyes:
  18. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    lmao, cranky as usual.
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,377   +825

    Thread Jacking......

    You watch it buster, or I'm going to list the specs of all six of my computers, which include a laptop and a parts Emachine.
  20. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    roflmao!!! :D
  21. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,316   +116

    How do you say it...'cool story bro'?


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