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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by snyderrich, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. snyderrich

    snyderrich New Member

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    What would you improve upon on my rig...ANY comments will be apreciated.


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    Version EVEREST v5.02.1750
    Benchmark Module 2.4.258.0
    Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
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    Computer SX64PC
    Generator Administrator
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 5.2.3790 (Win2003 Retail)
    Date 2009-11-19
    Time 20:31
    Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor x64-based PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name SX64PC

    :rockout: Motherboard:
    CPU Type TripleCore AMD Phenom II X3 Black Edition 720, 2784 MHz (14 x 199)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset AMD 790X, AMD K10
    System Memory 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ2P10662G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-5-5-13 @ 333 MHz) (3-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
    DIMM2: OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ2P10662G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-5-5-13 @ 333 MHz) (3-4-4-10 @ 266 MHz)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (06/03/09)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (1024 MB)
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (1024 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 4850 (RV770)
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (17477869)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI RV770 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Audio Adapter Realtek ALC889A @ ATI SB750 - High Definition Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Storage Controller GIGABYTE GBB36X Controller
    Storage Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 (298 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2 (465 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive ATAPI iHAP322 8
    Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22LS50
    Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
    Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0001
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 298.1 GB (14.8 GB free)
    H: (NTFS) 465.8 GB (339.4 GB free)
    Total Size 763.8 GB (354.1 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse
    Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

    Network:
    Primary IP Address
    Primary MAC Address 00-1C-DF-26-7D-F4
    Network Adapter Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter ()
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    Peripherals:
    FireWire Controller Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 1394A-2000 OHCI PHY/Link-Layer Controller (PHY: TI TSB43AB23)
    USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller
    USB2 Controller ATI SB750 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
    USB2 Controller ATI SB750 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
    USB Device Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter #2
    USB Device Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000
    USB Device Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.
    USB Device USB Composite Device
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device

    DMI:
    DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
    DMI BIOS Version F5
    DMI System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    DMI System Product GA-MA790X-UD4P
    DMI System Version
    DMI System Serial Number
    DMI System UUID 30303234-31443743-39333031-FFFFFFFF
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    DMI Motherboard Product GA-MA790X-UD4P
    DMI Motherboard Version x.x
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag
    DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
    DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 2
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  2. Kantastic

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    I'd get a better video card. <- I heavily recommend one of the new 5K series cards.

    Everything else is fine, I'll be downgrading to a 720BE soon.
  3. allen337

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    another hard drive for raid or 2 or 3- better cooling for cpu, win 7 ultimate x64
  4. Jstn7477

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    Your rig looks pretty good. Things I would improve are switching to Windows 7 (x64) which should feel faster than XP x64, while bringing DX10 compatibility for your current GPU and DX11 for ATI 5xxx and NVIDIA next-gen, and better compatibility in general (XP x64 kinda sucked for compatibility). Maybe after that, a new 5K series ATI video card, a much more spacious hard disk (which may also help improve performance due to higher density platters), and if you are going for a 5850 or 5870 I would recommend upgrading to a Phenom II X4 (I use a 955BE and it is pretty quick).
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    id say its a rather sound system only thing id upgrade is ur gpu, dnt get me wrong the 4850's are quite a beast, maybe a small one compared to the 5k series but id only upgrade it if either A you realy realy want dx11 or Byou feel its pulling you back on performance
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    For starters I would get a better aftermarket cooler for that x3 and get a nice oc on it. and aside from that maybe a GPU upgrade
  7. cerver

    cerver New Member

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    100% concur. 7 U-64 + raid and look into the 5850 VC IMO. other than that mate, nice rig :)
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  8. mechtech

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    it all depends what you do with it.

    I have a 4850 and it is more than enough.

    I dont see what type of monitor you have, but that will be my next upgrade before a 5k series radeon.

    A 24" HP LP2475W is a very nice LCD, and probably going to be my next upgrade, before anything else.

    Other than that, maybe aftermarket cooling for the cpu to keep temps and noise down, or if both of your HDD are IDE, maybe get a WD 640GB Black sata2, that would speed things up a bit.

    Win7 x64 is good, but depends what you do, there arent really any dx 11 games and then you would need a dx11 card.

    Nice rig, my suggestion though would be a nice 24" lcd monitor, and not a TN panel.

    Edit: ya 32" dynex tv, um ya, I suppose the resolution is 1366x768 if its this model Dynex 32" LCD HDTV** (DX-L32-10C), which ya I would definately replace with a 24" LCD monitor for sure, a 5k radeon series on that display would be a waste of cash.

    As for cpu cooling I have a noctua NH-12UP, and its build quality is excellent and so is its cooling ability.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
  9. MK4512

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    Uhh... Wall o' text... *Checks System Specs*

    Upgrade the GPU. Maybe a 5850, anything more (power wise) seems a little unnecessary at this point.

    Network:
    Primary IP Address -----------
    Primary MAC Address 00-1C-DF-26-7D-F4
    Network Adapter Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter (192.168.1.106)
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC


    I'd get rid of this (removed ur IP, just incase you do...)
  10. snyderrich

    snyderrich New Member

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    Oops sorry,,...Have a 32 inch LCDTV for monitor..720p
    And could I xfire my 4850 with a 5850 or would it downgrade the 5850?
    Oh and i mostly game and movie it up..in case you were wondering
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  11. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No, you cannot CrossFire 4 series with 5 series cards. Only running 720p, you don't need CrossFire anyways.
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    a cheap SSD as a boot drive. Mine along with my low end T3400 CFU on my laptop loads windows 7 in just 16 seconds :) (Including the BIOS part).

    You won't regret it.
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    Get a good sound card and 5.1 speakers to go with it.

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