TazzMania's Rig

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January 14th 2006
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Key Features:
AMD CPU AMD Graphics
System Specs:
  • AMD XP Barton 2800 O/C 2256 Mhz (180/12.5 @ 1.7v) Sapphire X800GTO: Core-400 Mem-490 16 pipes
  • O/C Sapphire X800GTO Core-444 Mem-573 16 pipes
  • 3 Seagate ATA133 120 Gig drives,Toshiba 16 DVD-RW dual layer, Corsair TWINX 512 Meg 3200 @360 Mhz, Nforce 2 Audio with Logetech 5.1 Surround speakers, Coolmaster 450w Dual 12v rail Power supply, Sony Flat panel 17 inch LCD
Performed Mods:
New parts: 1. Artic Cooling ATI Silencer 5 Rev 2 2. Thermaltake A1899 Extreme Spirit North and South bridge cooler and heat sinks 3. Additional 80mm intake fan in front of case 4. PC toys ATA 133 18/24 inch round ide cables 5. PC toys FDD 18 inch round cable 6. Sunbeam Chameleon Laser Light controler w/4 lights (just for fun)
Bench marks- Stock- 3DMark03 9552 3DMark05 4946 Aquamark3 52053 O/C- 3DMark03 10300 3DMark05 5400 Aquamark3 52389 Notes: Still need to clean up some cables inside and fix face plate for the watt meter on front of case
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11 Comments on TazzMania's Rig

#1
wtf8269
Nice system, cables are a little messy on the inside but for how many drives you have it's really pretty nice. Great scores too. Only thing I don't like are the mix of white and black drives on the front.
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TazzMania
wtf8269
Nice system, cables are a little messy on the inside but for how many drives you have it's really pretty nice. Great scores too. Only thing I don't like are the mix of white and black drives on the front.
Thanks for the comments...but no rating :( I like your idea to reverse the harddrives .... not sure if it is possible with my case layout also still using ata133 not sata will require more room....will take a look at it.

Thanks again
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#3
CjStaal
I did that also... its just a bitch sometimes and interferes with my fan
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#4
infrared
Nice system! I like your idea of taking pictures as your built it up... wish i'd done that.

Hey, you wanna check out the bios on the motherboard to see if there's any settings affecting the PCIe slots. I found a few settings in there that boosted my graphics card performance significantly. Before i was getting roughly the same 3dmark05 scores as you, and afterwards, getting 6k and up.

The settings you should look for are:

PEG buffer length - set to [long]
PEG link mode - Set to [faster]

There's a couple others, but they don't seem to have as much of an impact.

Hows you memory performing? Can i see a sisoft sandra memory bandwidth benchmark? Oh, and pcmark05. :D

Good job!
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#5
TazzMania
infrared
The settings you should look for are:

PEG buffer length - set to [long]
PEG link mode - Set to [faster]

There's a couple others, but they don't seem to have as much of an impact.

Hows you memory performing? Can i see a sisoft sandra memory bandwidth benchmark? Oh, and pcmark05. :D

Good job!
Thanks for the comments...I have a AGP video card ....I will run the bench on the ram and post the scores....Thanks again for the rating.

Tazz
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#6
infrared
lol, no probs. It deserves a good rating!

I'm off for the night, cya later
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#7
TazzMania
Thanks for the rating of 1.....hope it brings you own confidence up !!!!

Tazz
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#8
newmodder
heat rises

just wondering why you have your tower right up near the cieling, i would put closer to the floor so it will run cooler..heat does rise and it will be warmer up there.
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TazzMania
newmodder
just wondering why you have your tower right up near the cieling, i would put closer to the floor so it will run cooler..heat does rise and it will be warmer up there.
My desk has a bay for the tower but it is closed ....and gets just as warm....I live on the Central coast of CA so the house stays around 70 F ..... Also it is nice to see the case out in the open. Thanks for the inputs.

Tazz
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#10
KennyT772
nice looking comp. i may be mistaken but is that an oem case?

i give it an 8
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#11
TazzMania
KennyT772
nice looking comp. i may be mistaken but is that an oem case?

i give it an 8
Here is the basic case that I bought at a local store in North Carolina..I stripped out the old power supply and installed the rest of my hardware...Thanks for the score!!!


ACI Acryllic Window Black/Silver MidTower ATX 400W PS w/2 Front USB
Mfg. Part No. F3131C400SB
Product Information
400Watt Power Supply
Acryllic Window with case fan
2 x Front USB Ports
4 x 5.25" Drive Bays
1 x 3.5" Drive Bay (external)
2 x 3.5" Drive Basy (internal)
Extra case fan in rear (optional, not included)
Carrying Handle on the top
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