• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

New PC Build. You Thoughts?

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#1
Well, my p4 2.6 cpu and Radeon 9600 are getting a little outdated so I was thinking about building a new system.
Goals - Good gaming PC (WoW, HL2, D3 and SC2 when they come out), with good overclocking potential (First time overclocker so any tips would be appreciated.)
budget - $900 - $1200

Here is what Ive come up with so far:

Burner: ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

HD:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

MB:
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card:
EVGA 512-P3-N873-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Cooling: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler, XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket

Good ? Bad? suggestions?

thanks!
 
Joined
Apr 14, 2008
Messages
3,338 (0.95/day)
Likes
500
Location
Brooklyn, New York 11223
System Name Mine | Dad + Mom
Processor E8500 E0 Wolfdale @ 4.6GHz 1.5V | E2180 M0 Allendale @ 3.0GHz 1.3V
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
Cooling Xigmatek Rifle HDT-S1283 w/ SFF21F Fan | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 1.02GHz CL5 | OCZ Reaper 2x2GB 1.05GHz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB 820/1020MHz | Sapphire 4850 1GB 700/1100MHz
Storage WD VR 150GB 10K RPM + WD 500GB 7.2K RPM | WD 200GB 7.2K RPM
Display(s) Acer P243WAID 24" 1920x1200 LCD | Acer V193W 19" 1440x900 LCD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full-Tower | Antec Twelve Hundred Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer w/ Z-5500 5.1 | On-Board Audio w/ S-220 2.1
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750W Non-Modular | Corsair HX-520W Modular
Software Windows Vista Home Premium X64 | Windows Vista Home Premium X64
Benchmark Scores Not Wasting Time!
#2
Everything is good but change these two things:
GPU: 4850
PSU: Corsair HX620 or HX520 which should be enough
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,260 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,361
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#3
Here's a build for you-

CPU- e8400 $164.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037 core2duo's raw speed beat quads for gaming, and from early reviews/speculation, will be better for gaming than the I7 when they are released
Mobo- EVGA 750 FTW $169.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026 performance just as good as the 780 your looking at, just 2 less USB, 2 less SATA, and only 2 pci-e ports instead of 5
RAM- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
Video Card- PNY GTX 260 $239.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133229 alot better than the 9800gtx+ your looking at
Case/PSU combo- Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS/Thermaltake toughpower W0117RU 750W $259.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133062 same case you picked out with a combo deal on a very nice PSU
CPU heatsink/fan- XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE $39.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233023 probably the best heatsink/fan you can get for under $40
DVD burner/drive- LG Black 22X $24.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153

total price, including shipping to my house is $1019.70

BTW, I'd be interested in buying your old cpu/motherboard/RAM/GFX card when you buy your new stuff
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,096 (9.58/day)
Likes
13,521
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#4
ooh yay, i get to give opinions.

1. Core 2 duo (45nm) is a better choice for modern games. COre 2 quad was best in the 65nm era.

2. ATI 4850 or GTS260 are indeed far better options than the 9800GTX. the 9800GTX is in fact, the 8800GTS G92. Its merely an old card with a new label.

3. i dislike thermaltake cases. its a personal thing. the TT PSU has a very good reputation, on that 750W model.

4. Xigmatek coolers are indeed incredible. They're cheap, and fight for the top performers too. Make sure you get the crossbow backplate for it, they help temps a lot.
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#5
thanks BarbaricSoul

Got a few more questions for ya.

- I have a copy of XP Pro that I planned on using, but that wouldn't recognize the full 4gb of RAM would it? should I switch to VISTA? Main reason I haven't is just because I don't feel like buying it.
-Should I get the retention bracket thing for the hs? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233020 (NVM Mussels answered my question thanks!)


Other than that I like ur suggestions and might buy it sometime this week.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,096 (9.58/day)
Likes
13,521
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#6
Vista 64 bit is a *good* choice. The compatibility problems the ignorant speak of are basically non-existant.

retention bracket for the HS is definately a good idea! the stock push pin method is... flimsy. (i own a xigmatek HDT92 in my lan PC)
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,260 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,361
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#7
- I have a copy of XP Pro that I planned on using, but that wouldn't recognize the full 4gb of RAM would it? should I switch to VISTA? Main reason I haven't is just because I don't feel like buying it.
I'm running XP pro right now. That 4 gig set I suggested is about the same price than buying 3 gig's (2*1gig 2*512 meg for dual channel to run). It may not use all of it, but if it's the same price and future proofing somewhat....
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,260 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,361
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#8
also keep in mind, for another $15 or so, you can up the e8400 to a e8500.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2007
Messages
217 (0.06/day)
Likes
9
Location
England!
System Name Core i7
Processor i7 920 @ 3.3 Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58 UD5
Cooling Thermalright Ultra 120
Memory Corsair XMS-3 18GB 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) Unlocked and overclocked XFX ATi HD6950 2GB
Storage Main Drive - OCZ Vertex 2 120gb; storage -WD Caviar Blue 640Gb, 4Tb Seagate and 240gb Crucial mx100
Display(s) 27" LG Black Full HD Widescreen 3dtv, 1920x1080.
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 650w
Software Windows 7
#9
I seriously advise against this;

Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Im a CPC (Custom PC) Subscriber in the UK, they just reviewed all cases with tests with a infared thermal camera worth 50k GBP, and a thermaltake was awful, everything overheated inside. the computer crashed after 20 mins.

Go for Antec 1200. rated the best.
 
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
109 (0.03/day)
Likes
12
Processor QX6850
Motherboard Biostar p45/EVGA 780i
Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
Memory 2 GB Ballistix Tracers
Video Card(s) GTX 260 w/ XSPC Full Cover Waterblock
Storage 320GB Seagate 7200.8/ 160GB Wester Digital
Display(s) Samsung 40 Inch LCD 15,000:1 Contrast 1080p
Case Biostar P45 Cardboard box!
Power Supply EPower 1KW
Benchmark Scores Super Pi - 9.797 Sec
#10
I seriously advise against this;

Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Im a CPC (Custom PC) Subscriber in the UK, they just reviewed all cases with tests with a infared thermal camera worth 50k GBP, and a thermaltake was awful, everything overheated inside. the computer crashed after 20 mins.

Go for Antec 1200. rated the best.
agreed, i owned the thermaltake armor and absolutely hated it.. terrible case, extremely heavy... and terrible airflow.... got rid of that thing in a heartbeat.. my 8800gtx's absolutely hated it!

and as for video cards... i love SLi! so... i suggest a gtx 260.. i've owned me crossfire 4850's so i don't want no bias bull crap!!! i've owned me tons of ati cards in my day.. and in my opinion i love nvidia's release of drivers pretty much every other week!!!! and week every other week we see performance gains! can't see how you can't love that ;)
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#11
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
109 (0.03/day)
Likes
12
Processor QX6850
Motherboard Biostar p45/EVGA 780i
Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
Memory 2 GB Ballistix Tracers
Video Card(s) GTX 260 w/ XSPC Full Cover Waterblock
Storage 320GB Seagate 7200.8/ 160GB Wester Digital
Display(s) Samsung 40 Inch LCD 15,000:1 Contrast 1080p
Case Biostar P45 Cardboard box!
Power Supply EPower 1KW
Benchmark Scores Super Pi - 9.797 Sec
#12
awesome power supply, and awesome case if your really patient with wire management
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#13
Well I bought all of it last night from newegg...thanks for all the help :toast:
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,260 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,361
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#14
enjoy, you're gonna have a awesome performing rig once it's assembled and running.:toast:
 

FooArm

New Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2008
Messages
99 (0.03/day)
Likes
4
Location
Near lake Erie
#15
i would say stay with quad (inside info)
and go with the 9800 gtx+ cause 9800 gtx+ SLI > 4850 crossfire

crossfire is purely inefficient

plus the tri sli so go with that

think about going with the EVGA FTW, or that new 780i from xfx


~edited - to late
 
Last edited:

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#16
Help

OK well I got all my components today. put everything together and installed xp. Installed all my drivers. Now I keep getting a BSOD that says: driver_irql_not_less_or equal. sometime it happens right when windows is at the loading bar and sometimes it happens once I'm in XP. So far I've updated my drivers, uninstalled all my drivers, and attempted to rotate RAM in different slots and different combos...and still the error plagues me. I'd try changing the video card but I don't have another PCE-E card to do it with (just my old AGP card, but I'm not sure if I can even put that in there). Keep in mind I haven't overclocked at all, Just left everything on default. Any help would be appreciated.

System (also in my avatar):

CPU: E8500
PSU: Antec 850w
RAM: GSKILL 4g (2x2gb) (1066) 5-5-5-15, 2.0volt.
Video: EVGA GTX260
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,096 (9.58/day)
Likes
13,521
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#17
those errors are generic ones, and tend to be ram settings or overheating.


Your ram says it needs 2.0V... did you set that manually? ( motherboards cant auto detect ram voltage)
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#18
Yes... I have changed the volts to 2.0 for memory...timings were on auto but were at the correct 5-5-5-15
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,096 (9.58/day)
Likes
13,521
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#19
only a few things come to mind here.

1. make sure ram is set to 2T, not 1T (its faster, but rarely stable on DDR2)
2. make sure all power is in correctly. 24 pin main ATX and 4/8 pin secondary.
3. double check CPU isnt overheating, or that you forgot a fan power somewhere.
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#20
Well I messed with the volts again and made sure it was on 2.0..I haven't gotten an error yet and I'm running Prime95 to see if I get any errors..so far so good
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,260 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,361
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#21
well?
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#22
well... I ran it all night and no errrors (6 1/2 hours), also ran 3dmark and no errors. CPU is idle at 26C and 36C on full load with Prime95. Hopefully it was just a driver/voltage problem that is now fixed.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,096 (9.58/day)
Likes
13,521
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#23
yay! enjoy your new rig
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,260 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,361
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#24
Let me know what you think about it, aside from the PSU and case(which you did make good choices on), it is my build.:toast:

Also, don't forget-

BTW, I'd be interested in buying your old cpu/motherboard/RAM/GFX card when you buy your new stuff
It'll be acouple weeks before I can, but I'm very interested in buying your old tower(I want to set up a dedicated server for a old game and comms) if your interested in selling it.
 

jeebuscrp

New Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
32 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
System Name Jeebz Gamer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard 750i FTW
Cooling XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE
Memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Storage WD 500GB
Display(s) 22in Widescreen LCD ACER
Case ANTEC 900
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec 850W Modular
Software WIN XP PRO
#25
I might sell it not sure yet.. at the moment my wife is going to use it..but she doesn't go on much + she uses our laptop a lot more. I'll let ya know.