New Install


Rate my install and system

Poll closed Dec 18, 2006.
  1. poor

    0 vote(s)
  2. clean

  3. high end

  4. extreme

By JimShady23 ยท 8 replies
Sep 9, 2006
  1. Hey guys, just finished upgrading a few things in my case, got a new motherboard, Upgraded my CPU and GPU along with a few hard drives.

    I also took a good deal of time routing cables and giving the finished product a very clean look I think. Give me your opinion.

    Pictures are attached

    Here are the system specs

    AMD X2 4200+ CPU 939

    Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe

    4x 512mb OCZ Gold PC 3700 (2 gig total)

    2x 250 GB SATA 2x 80 GB SATA 2 1x 160 GB IDE
    820 GB total.

    XFX 7600 GT Xtreme ( Waiting on 2nd for SLI to get delivered tomorrow hopfully )

    Audigy 2

    Zahlman 120mm Cooler

    Silverstone Zues 650watt PSU

    Lian-Li Pc-65B case

    2 purple cold cathode

    4 purple LED case fans

    3 1/2 7-1 media card reader

    Floppy Disk

    2 x DVD R/RW

    Attached Files:

  2. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373


    I got the second 7600GT in the mail today, so imagine my it in the picture :D
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Can you run some benchmarks wit only 2x512mb RAM, cause im building a simalir system, but with a 7900GS :D and a E6300. So im skimping on the RAM, only 1gb, but dude you have to get at least a 160GB HD so you can say you have a Terrabyte of HD space. :D
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    Nice install, very clean. Why went with 939 instead of AM2? Would have rated high end then.
  5. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373


    Basically i went the 939 route again because A.) I already had the 4200 laying around for several months before, even before an2 was released. Plus I didnt want to fork out the extra money on memory. From benchmarks I seen there is basically no improovment with DDR-2 with memory that is reasonably priced. If i went the ddr-2 route id probably get DDR 667 or such since it is more price effective. But the timing are too high. Put it this way, I can overclock my memory alone without affecting stock CPU speed to 533 mhz stable at 2.5-3-3-6 timings where as DDR-2 667mhz memory has a timing of lets say a really tight but high 5-5-5-15. Sure its 134 mhz faster but the lower timings with my ddr make it just about as fast in benchmarks.....

    Im sure DDR-2 - 800-1000-1066 would be a differnt story. Since at them speeds timings shouldnt matter as much.

    But all in all i prefered to add a few more hard drives and get my video up on par before making an investment into a new platform that at my budget would not perform any faster than what I already have. I think i made the right choice for now....
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    I am just makeing a comit so any one will understand my vote which was extreme and that is because I can not understand anyone wanting to spend that kind of money on something for show most will never see

  7. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373

    Dont have to imagine....

    Ok Now you dont have to imagine anymore. Here are the pics lol.

    As for it being to extreme ? I dont think so, it wasnt as expensive as one might think and as for noone seeing it ? I see it, I enjoy it and the few people that do get to see it enjoy it also.

    Attached Files:

  8. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 373

    Come On Posters !!!!!!

    I know a lot more people are on techspot than this :D get you butts in here and cast a vote !!!!!!!!!
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Pretty good system mate!!

    It should handle every game without any problem.

    Congratulations :)
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