What's my rig's bottleneck?

By pingpongmury
Sep 20, 2009
  1. I'm wondering what of my components would be causing others to bottleneck.

    Current setup:

    - BFG tech. 8800GT OC2 (oc'd to 700 Mhz core, 1,000 mhz memory).

    - AMD Athlon 5400+ Black Edition (oc'd to 3.0 Ghz)

    - 4GB of PQI Turbo ddr2

    - ECS c51pvgm-gb motherboard (cheap) oc'd PCI-E Reference clock to 2,925 Mhz

    - 550w Rosewill PSU

    - x1 Hitachi 250gb, x1 Seagate Barracuda 300gb

    - Air cooled w/ x2 80mm exhaust, x2 120mm intake (Scythe Ultrakaze @ 3,000 RPM and 144CFM)
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Hi pingpongmury,
    that's a pretty evenly matched system....so it comes down to what you use the system for. if its gaming then obviously a new GPU would be in order. if multitasking, then a CPU.
    i see two very weak spots though, the motherboard, ECS is not a well built MB. and two, the Rosewill PSU. for the same reason. Rosewill is a Newegg house brand. I have talked with a tech @ newegg and even he called the Rosewill brand a "work in progress"
    just some things to consider. :)
  3. pingpongmury

    pingpongmury TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 96

    thanks for the help... and i didn't find this site and start to be told that the rosewill PSU was a bad choice due to their unreliability until after i built that rig.. and as for the ECS motherboard it was in the Gateway GT5220 that i revamped, that's been at the top of my list to replace, just making sure..

    thank's again
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