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My dad is having me upgrade his PC for him.

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  1. wtf8269

    wtf8269 New Member

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    Current PC (Orig. built in 03, upgraded slitely since):
    Intel 2.8ghz P4 Northwood HT w/ stock cooler
    Gigabyte 8IPE1000
    2gb (4x512) PC3200 2.5-3-3-8 (1gb Corsair ValueSelect, 1gb something generic)
    9800 Pro AIW 256mb
    1x WD 74gb Raptor
    1x WD 200gb SATA
    1x WD 250gb IDE
    1x Sony DVD +/- RW (don't know the speed of it)
    OCZ PowerStream 520w

    Parts ordered today:
    AMD 64 x2 4400+ Toledo w/ Zalman CNPS9500
    ASUS A8N-SLI
    2gb (2x1gb) PC3200 2-3-2-5 OCZ
    x1800XL AIW
    1x WD 74gb Raptor (to RAID0 w/ the other Raptor)
    Chenming case

    I'm REALLY looking forward to building it for him. I'll post pics on here once it's all together. I'm going for making it as quit as possible. The Chenming cas has a 120 in the rear, 80 on the side, and can hold two 80s in the front. I'm planning on putting a 120 in the side instead of the 80, and replacing the 120 in the rear. All of the fans I ordered are right around 20db.
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    Damn dude. That is going to be a nice rig youve got there. :) Clock that up past fx-60 speeds and you'll be set. :)
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    He's not too keen on overclocking, I had a hard time talking him into an aftermarket cpu cooler. If and when we do, it probably won't be more than a 400mhz oc.
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    What the hell, thats better than your own PC... and why an X1800XL, does he game? If I were you Id swap his X2 for your opteron :toast:
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    if your not gonna use that 9800 i maybe intersted in buying it
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    Lol, game? He hardly does anything at all. The most intensive thing he does is burn a DVD. He just got on my PC one day and said he "Liked how fast it clicked around." and because of that he's spending $1,500 in new parts. The whole system is going to waste, but you know, whatever floats his boat. He's the head of the house and the one making the money.

    I'm gonna have to disagree on his PC being better than mine. It'll be able to multitask better, but I don't do that. Just games here. In a game my Opty at 3ghz will eat his 4400 alive. Given the game isn't multi-threaded, but I don't think there are any yet, are there?

    And for his old P4 system, our family has a long line of hand-me-downs. From me or my dad it goes to either my mom or my half-siblings. This system is going to my half-brother and sister-in-law. They won't even touch the amount of power that P4 or 9800 has, but whenever we visit them atleast I'll be able to play games there now.
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    quake 4 beta 1.05b and oblivion next few to be multithreaded are hl2:aftermath and NWN2 both set out this year.
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    ooooo NWN2 i cant wait. :D
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    i know and they keep pushign back the release. bastards. lol.
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    Got the parts in, it's all put together. I'm going to zip tie it a little once we get it running nicely. It's very quiet too, the loudest thing is the x1800 XL as I had predicted. I'll take pictures tomorrow. The outside isn't that pretty because my dad didn't want the door on, and he has a white floppy drive in a black case, but on the inside you just want to drool. Four hard drives just chillin there, and right below that is the purple and gold x1800 XL.

    I should have pics by the weekend.

    Oh yeah, what's average idle for x2's? It booted up and showed 31ÂșC, I wasn't sure if that was good or not.
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    well does it click around fast?
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    Lol, probably does. Haven't gotten Windows loaded yet. The only drivers on the CD are the RAID-5 ones. They don't have any drivers on their site either.
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    Dang thats a nice comp for some one that does not use much of its capabilites. How come you didn't go with Intel becuase im sure he does Word and Xcell, and burning DVDs and stuff deff calls for an Intel rig. But i duno maby you wanted to do another AMD build, Heck those dual core AMD chips are fast. Nice, i wants some pics.

    P.S. You should see how far it OC when he gone or somthin. Naww i take that back.
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I think that AMD 64 x2 4400+ Toledo dual core beast will do the multi-tasking pretty well (Im jealous) :D
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    Nah, an x2 is defenitely the best for multi tasking now. Which he does, but just for the hell of it. He'll purposefully open up multiple virus scans, burn a dvd, and watch a movie just to see if the system can handle it. And if it doesn't he freaks out. It's annoying.:shadedshu

    Also, he did talk about putting it up to 2.6ghz or so. I don't know how serious he was. Again, anybody know roughly where an x2 idles at?
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    Yeah me to!!

    They Idel around 38C to 42C, so your temps are nice, what kind of cooler do you have on there?
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    Ohhhh Shiny system! Me liky hehe. Im also building a new system on the 11th (my birthday) going to have a shinny 3700+ athlon 64 in there (my first AMD Build) and one of the ASRock Dual-sata's. Cant wait...
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    Zalman 9500.
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    I'm going to update my drivers, virus scan, spyware scan, defrag, and run some new benchies today on my system. Then run some benchies on my dads. Compare them. Make him jealous. Then take pics of his system.:rockout:

    Oh also, my dad said he wants to try overclocking today. Only thing I can't figure out is how to get two instances of Prime95 running. How do you do that?
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    hahah, you might be surprised :p you should get him in to gaming.
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    Also, the Call of Duty 2 1.01 patch(or 1.1, not sure) is also for hyper-threaded, dual-core, or dual-cpu computers. I get about a 10 fps boost in it. Good game.
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    Lol he's 62 and easily frustrated, I think my chances are slim to none.
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    This thing is a joke, seems to me it should be scoring higher than this, even at stock clocks. I would care if it were my PC or if my dad did something besides read the news, check email, and burn DVDs. He said he wanted to try overclocking, I said not tonight. I think he thought you can just up the clocks and then you're done.:laugh:
    3dmark06.
    3dmark05.
    3dmark03.
    Aquamark score attatched.

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    but does it click around fast?
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    Not with all the background programs he insists he has to have running. Weatherbug is a good example of one of these. I f*cking hate Weatherbug. Little dumbass printscreen programs like SnagIt and stuff. Just a bunch of stuff he really doesn't need. Atleast he paid for the premium versions though so I guess he atleast gets out of the spyware that would come with the free versions.:rolleyes:

    It's obvious it's not my PC lol. I'll get pics of it tomorrow and this will be further proven from those. He has a white floppy drive in a black case, he made me take the door off the case, and he wouldn't let me zip tie the insides in case he ever needs to work inside. Although other than the messy wiring it is pretty sexy inside.
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    That cant be right, my 6800 gets higher scores in all those tests. Something is wrong :wtf:

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