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Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by numlock2.0, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. dieselcat18

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    @ste 8/10....yes that's just being a bit sarcastic...:p Even though by today's current standards you could say my system is out dated but serves me very well and should for some time to come.

    LOL..thanks for the generious rating...:eek:...but I think that's a bit high...machine does run good though...I'm just having a lot of fun upgrading my wife's truly older 939 system with parts that are harder to come by... :)

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    bundy red. its better :p
     
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    Hi everyone, long time lurker here. Have always enjoyed your discussions here and recently decided to get in on the fun.

    Anyway, would love to hear what you guys think of my system. :)


    @Mussels: I would rate your system an 8. Your 4870 1GB crossfired with S1s is :respect:
     
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    8/10


    Although i find the two HD4670 in crossfire a bit unlogical, why just not one HD4850 or HD4870?
     
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    I rate your system 9/10. Nice PSU you got there. 80Plus Gold ftw.

    I went crossfire 4670s for several reasons.
    1. They consume ~6 watts each at idle for a total of 12 watts.
    2. 2 4670s in crossfire is faster than a 4850 and also uses less power.
    3. I already had a crossfire compatible motherboard, a 4670, and newegg had a sale on 4670 for $40. So it ended up costing me only $40 to increase my graphics performance to somewhere between a 4850 and 4870.
    4. I can passive cool them easily and still maintain unbeatable idle and load temperatures.
     
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    Sometimes one is better off when building on existing parts at a minimal cost to gain good performance/efficiency increases..... nice job....8.5/10

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    Thanks for the rating. Our systems are similar in so many ways. q9550, 20x lite-on, caviar 640gb, antec 120mm fans (I use 5 of them in my P182), x-fi. so nice job yourself.

    I would have to go with 8.5/10 for your system as well. I really like your Caviar 640GBs in raid 0. I would love to buy another Caviar 640GB to test that out if I didn't already have a ssd. I also wish I had your memory. Mine is what is holding my fsb back :(
     
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    I noticed that about your ram...DDR2 1066 is cheap, you can pick up a 4Gb matched set of some nice PC-2 8500 for around 60 USD.
    Hell...a lot of this stuff is cheap...except for DDR 1 memory !...I can't believe it's as or more expensive than DDR 2.
    Yes, our systems do have some similarities to them and I really like those Antec 120mm fans. I used them to replace all the stock fans that came with my case and it made a big improvement with the air-flow and cooling, plus they look great.

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    9.4 if you had an i7, it'd be a 9.8/10
     
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    Thxx for the high marks (maybe a bit to high) :p....I'd love to move up to an i7 like yours, but just don't have the extra cash for the new cpu,mobo and memory needed right now....:ohwell:

    I'll keep this system running for at least another year +.... maybe tweak it once more by going to a really nice full-tower case to give me better air-flow and more room. Then add another 4890 to CF. Also the possibility of moving on to Windows 7 and adding one those new SSD's if the price's drop a bit .
    That should keep me stable for some time and give me a chance to see how this new DX11 stuff pans outs.

    Your system has tons of expandability in it, so you should be looking really good for some time to come....I'm not good at rating, but to me you are a solid 9+/10...with large possibilites to build on, if that's where you want to go...:)

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    dude you got enough RAM, good HDD storage, great video card/CPU/board, I dont see many flaws with your rig if any

    9.6/10 :toast:
     
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    You get a 9.4 / 10. If you'd have a 4890 it'd be a 9.7 / 10. Nice cooling btw :)
     
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    thanks galaxy, I believe I rated your rig already, if not let me know :toast:

    i had c/f 4870's. Now I got a 9800GX2 hopefully arriving saturday :D
     
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    rate Mine Mine :) ^^ 8/10
     
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    8/10, need a sound card :toast:
     
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    11/10 ;)
     
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    ok, got new video card, anybody wanna re rate?
     
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    CP you can't get any higher than the 10 you already deserve.
     
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    THanks for the words chuck, this card is more or less equal to that of my c/f setup. So i'm back in the game :D
     
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    It's a decent card , about equal to the 4850 so not bad at all.
     
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    you sure. This thing performs about as good as both of my 4870's in c/f.
     
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    9/10

    10/10 if you had: ssd, dual 24+inch displays (or single 30"), blu-ray, gtx 295
     
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    i'm giving you a 7.5/10

    While your system is power efficient (and i approve of that) its not exactly powerful. SSD's are shiny and all that, but it cant help you having a sub 3GHz CPU and a 4670 GPU

    (think of this rating as for a gaming system, not a media PC/silent PC - its great for those tasks)
     
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    I appreciate your rating. I would probably give my own system an 8. These are just my everyday clocks because I've found little reason to go above what I'm running now. I've run benchmarks on the games I play and I've found little reason to change my multiplier and raise my volts.

    4670 in crossfire has gotten me an S (highest) in devil may cry 4 max settings. A in street fighter 4 max settings. (60avg/48min overall:high quality no aa) or (49/22 ultra high) in far cry 2 ( I can't really notice the difference aa makes at this resolution anyway). Now I know your 4870s would destroy these 4670s, but these cards scale 105%+ in some scenarios and its been good enough for me to play all the games I want at my native resolution. Here's a good review with benchmarks for anyone who wants more info: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-hd4670-crossfirex.html

    And at the end of the day, I live in a small room and heat is a big concern with me. I would bake during the summer with dual 4870s. I'm quite proud of the gameplay I'm able to achieve while sipping <150watts system total in most gaming scenarios.
     
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    @Mussels...9.25/10 ...don't ask me how I got that...you have a lot of nice components that seem well balanced and look to be able to perform at a high level...so that score sounds right to me...:)

    Do you want to sell me your 64 X2 4000 if it's a 939 ? ....:D

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