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kyle2020

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please check my rig and tell me if it´s a good machine for gaming.

(right now i´m playing assasin´s creed with everithing maxed)

thank´s pal!

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All looks good my friend, only two areas that stand out for me mind - the maxtor drive, ive heard a few bad reviews about them, just keep an eye out for it. Also, the 8600GT - smashing crad but ive heard they dont perform to the best of standards against 8800GT's - 8800GTS on games like crysis etc. if your not going for newer, more resource hungry games like that and COD then your fine. if so, you can pick up an 8800GT now for £100 ;) overall your system kicks arse mate. keep up the good work!
 
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please check my rig and tell me if it´s a good machine for gaming.

(right now i´m playing assasin´s creed with everithing maxed)

thank´s pal!

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looks sick and all but i have to say the same if u don't got enough for 8800GT then get 8800 gs or 8600 gts and i had a maxtor drive then hardrive crash more than other companies
 
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472 right now
 
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well, we did it! 500 views! thanks to everyone for the support! thanks to TPU as a whole! :D :cheers:
 
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congrats good job
 
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please check my rig and tell me if it´s a good machine for gaming.

(right now i´m playing assasin´s creed with everithing maxed)

thank´s pal!

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great system man, but instead of maxtor i'd go for seagate barricuda 250 gb on sites u can find them for around for $52.00 and the 8600 gt is a good card if its enough for u good but u could go for 8600 gts or 8800 gs or the best id say the palit 9600 gt at ncix its going for $132.00
 
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666 views at time of posting! thanks for all the support TPU! be sure to hit the thanks button if this has helped you! ;)
 
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this rig u see is my first build (althought i had some previous computer experience, this is the only i built myself), and i was wondering: what do you think is the bottleneck???

Great idea you had with this post kyle!
 
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this rig u see is my first build (althought i had some previous computer experience, this is the only i built myself), and i was wondering: what do you think is the bottleneck???

Great idea you had with this post kyle!
thanks for the positive feedback!

if i be completely honest, you will have to speak to a more "seasoned" computer builder than myself to get an answer to that question. My system has only been built around 4 months and i have only jusr recently delved into the world of overclocking, so i really couldnt tell you.

thanks for the view/feedback though! :D
 
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800 Views! thanks everyone here on TPU! i look forward to the milestone that is 1000 views! Thanks again!
 
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wow! never thought i would get this many views, but at a shade over 1000 views i must say thanks to TPU! :D
 
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i onestly wish id read this post bout three months ago when i did by first build. I was foolish enough just to go for it and buy the first thing that cam up on ebay:p I ended up with a pentium 4 1.9 ghz, 512mb ram, nvidia 6800gt video card, which i gues aint too bad untill i realised the socket motherboard (423) is redundant and carnt be upgraded to anything:p o well it was good fun:p but yea this post was very helpfull for me :D
 
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i onestly wish id read this post bout three months ago when i did by first build. I was foolish enough just to go for it and buy the first thing that cam up on ebay:p I ended up with a pentium 4 1.9 ghz, 512mb ram, nvidia 6800gt video card, which i gues aint too bad untill i realised the socket motherboard (423) is redundant and carnt be upgraded to anything:p o well it was good fun:p but yea this post was very helpfull for me :D
ouch! sounds like you rushed in ;)

Well im glad my post could have helped - now all we need is a deloreon and jiggawatts . . . :D
 
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hahaha yea, but one good thing came out of it.... i now ave a lime green case:D
 
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Ok lol here goes:p









And there we go :D not fully finished yet and only added the toggle switch today:D oh and used to have 'flames' comeing out the top of the blow-hole but the fabric stuff got ripped:p

wat bout ur rig? any special paint jobs:p
 
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wow that looks pretty awesome :eek: very nice!

no special paint job here, just a bog standard antec 900 with a few parts manufacturers stickers on the side :ohwell:

i prefer minimalistic :D

*might put some pictures up later*
 
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lol cheers, maby i should ave thought about the inside more then the outside when building it:p o well. Seeing as this is a guide to building your own rig there's still one thing that confuses me. I want to purchase a nvidia 8800gt graphics card but i needs a 6-pin pci express card connector from my psu with 22 amps on that connector. Well the one i have doesnt have the connection but i don't no what the amp's thing is all about i don't understand it all. When i first built it and bought my psu i thought they we all generic and the same. Could u shine a ligth on the situation please :p cheers
 
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lol cheers, maby i should ave thought about the inside more then the outside when building it:p o well. Seeing as this is a guide to building your own rig there's still one thing that confuses me. I want to purchase a nvidia 8800gt graphics card but i needs a 6-pin pci express card connector from my psu with 22 amps on that connector. Well the one i have doesnt have the connection but i don't no what the amp's thing is all about i don't understand it all. When i first built it and bought my psu i thought they we all generic and the same. Could u shine a ligth on the situation please :p cheers
Right. Your current psu, what brand is it? if its a none named psu i wouldnt trust it at 400W to power all that and a GT. Your best best would be to invest in a new one - go for a brand such as OCZ, hiper, arctic cooling, etc. Even if you only go for another 400W one, itll handle the task better. I purchased my 700W one because it was cheap and i had read some good reviews about it, even though its not a major brand. If you do buy a major branded one, it will come with your 6 pin input - mine has 2 seeing as its a gaming specific one for an SLI rig.

Remember, spend a bit more for better quality and you wont regret it ;)
 

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