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post #1501 of 2045

I'll be receiving my cousin's old PC (LGA775 based) in April. Some of the planned upgrades are

HD6850 (Might be bottlenecked by CPU)

8GB DDR3

60GB SSD

New case (HAF922 ?)


New PSU (Maybe)

post #1502 of 2045

LGA775 dual core or quad? If it's a quad you should be fine for now, although you'd certainly see better FPS with a newer processor tech like Sandy Bridge. If it's a dual core then that is going to be a serious bottleneck for sure. I guess I'd recommend you just overclock the CPU as much as you can until you can afford to upgrade to a newer platform.

 

All bottlenecks aside, what seems to suffer the most with an older platform is your minimum FPS. Even if we both get the same Max FPS, your minimum might be a lot lower than mine. This means that you'll have those times where your FPS drops down so much that the game stutters or even seems to lag out for a moment.

post #1503 of 2045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

LGA775 dual core or quad? If it's a quad you should be fine for now, although you'd certainly see better FPS with a newer processor tech like Sandy Bridge. If it's a dual core then that is going to be a serious bottleneck for sure. I guess I'd recommend you just overclock the CPU as much as you can until you can afford to upgrade to a newer platform.

 

All bottlenecks aside, what seems to suffer the most with an older platform is your minimum FPS. Even if we both get the same Max FPS, your minimum might be a lot lower than mine. This means that you'll have those times where your FPS drops down so much that the game stutters or even seems to lag out for a moment.



It should be a dual core. With all the ivy bridge stuff coming out, the sandy bridge stuff is surely going to have a price drop, I'll take advantage of that later when it happens. The benchmark of the dual cores looks good enough for now. I'm not certain about overclocking since the PC is after all, a little old, and my cousin is the type that leaves them running all day.


Edited by Parall3l - 3/13/12 at 4:40pm
post #1504 of 2045

My computer specs, build this more than 2 years ago, have only upgraded the 460 GTX to an 6950 and replaced the HDD with a SSD for OS and applications. I use my samsung 40inch full HD tv as a monitor.

 

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922

CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 BE @ 3,6Ghz

CPU cooler: Zalman CNPS 9700NT

GPU: Sapphire 6950 1GB

RAM: OCZ platinum 2x2GB

MB: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO

PSU: OCZ ModXstream 700Watt

OS drive: Crucial M4 64GB

Internal drive:

WD 500GB
Pioneer DVR17J dvd writer
External:

Lacie 250 and 320GB

Toshiba storE 1TB
 

 

post #1505 of 2045

Been going through gear quite alot this last year, but finally landed on the following rig specs:

 

NZXT H2 case

Asus P67 Sabertooth B3rev

i7 2600k running at 4,4Ghz

Corsair H80 With Gentle Typhoon 1850:s in PnP

16Gb Corsair Vengeance

Asus 6970 DirectCu2

Asus Xonar Essence ST

Intel 320 120Gb

3x2Tb Western Digital Green

 

 

 

post #1506 of 2045
800d w/ RX360 topmount, swiftech & xspc blocks, EKwater pump
2600k @4.5ghz
Gskill 2133 ram
Gtx480 w/ bios hacked and unlocked
Agility3+caviarblack in hybrid raid/smartresponse mode
Aerocool blackshark 140/120 fans


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post #1507 of 2045

After numerous problems (infinite boot loop, voltage issues*, incredibly long start up times, an absolutely pathetic EFI**, etc.) my motherboard has decided to stop displaying any video (and no, it's not the GPU - the system just doesn't boot far enough for the GPU's to start up). I put my 2600K on eBay. I wanted to upgrade anyway. I picked up a 128GB Samsung 830 SSD and will get a new mobo/cpu soon. Socket 2011 here I come. 

 

*1.45v for 4.5 GHz on the MSI mobo.1.32v for 4.5GHz on an ASUS board. The voltage also went up under load. So ridiculous. 

 

**Up was down and down was up, childish color scheme/layout, etc. 

 

Good riddance to a horrible motherboard. 


Edited by Rebel975 - 3/30/12 at 11:13pm
post #1508 of 2045
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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post



It should be a dual core. With all the ivy bridge stuff coming out, the sandy bridge stuff is surely going to have a price drop, I'll take advantage of that later when it happens. The benchmark of the dual cores looks good enough for now. I'm not certain about overclocking since the PC is after all, a little old, and my cousin is the type that leaves them running all day.



That has never happened before, so don't count on it.

 

Anyway, my specs

 

Intel i5-2500k

HD 6870

Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3

Intel 320 120gb SSD

Barracuda green 2tb HDD
Corsair 650watt PSU

Corsair XMS3 RAM 8gb 1333

Corsair 400r case

post #1509 of 2045

Samsung Galaxy S2

post #1510 of 2045

Anybody overclocked theirs so much that it burnt out?

post #1511 of 2045

i5 750 (Noctua NH-U12P)
Asus Maximus III Gene
Asus GTX580 
8gb Corsair Vengeance
120gb Samsung 830 SSD
2tb Samsung Spinpoint F4
1tb Samsung F3
500gb Hitachi somethingsomething
Corsair Obsidian 800D
 

post #1512 of 2045
I've ordered an AsRock x79 Extreme6 motherboard and recently picked up 8 GB worth of Samsung's 30nm ram. Supposed to be really good for stability/overclocking. I'll get an i7 3820 within a week.
post #1513 of 2045

HP DV6

amd radeon hd 6770

intel core i7 2630 qm

15.6 inch 1366 x 768

Superbly epic awesome mega beats audio (lol jk, I don't love it but I still have it)

post #1514 of 2045
I just wanna take a moment to shat all over my corsair f90 ssd. From day 1, I dealt with f4's in brilliant blue. I tolerated having quick boot disabled for nearly a year to reduce thes occurrences. Late last month, @ midnight on Friday, in the middle of a very enjoyable BF3 session...she blue screened and never came back.

I learned 2 things from this.

1. Intel SSD's are worth their price premium.
2. Yearly backups don't cut it. wink.gif

Edit:...missed this...
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

...and recently picked up 8 GB worth of Samsung's 30nm ram. Supposed to be really good for stability/overclocking.

That stuff is AWESOME. I have an Asus P7p55d-e pro with a mild 3.6ghz oc and an i5 760. For a year I ran 2x2 of g.skills Eco cl7 and never had a ram related issue. The bf3 runs better on 8 claims eventually got to me and I tried corsairs low profile low voltage vengeance line...2x4. I got 7e's and never passed more than a few intel burn runs. Upping imc vtt and vdimm did nothing. Same results with some mushkin 1.5v cl8 2x4's. Finally, I gave these $40 wonder toys a shot. Not only are they stable @ 1.35 cl7, but I'm running 4x4 with no changes on the voltage front for imc or CPU! Worst packaging ever, sure. But between the intel ssd and this ram, I can sleep the pc again for the first time in a year without having to worry about any crashing. Thankfully, I've yet to see a blue screen with this combo. A+, highly recommend this ram.

Edit: They are actually shorter than the dimm clips, making ram sink vs heat sink fights a thing of the past.
Edited by Jodiuh - 4/14/12 at 3:37am
post #1515 of 2045

Copy and paste from [H]

 

MAIN/Streamer:

i7 960@4.3GHZ/ Noctua D14 Push/Pull config. (Spare 990x lying around haven't bothered installing)

24GB Mushkin DDR3 2000 Black RidgeBack

Asus Rampage II Extreme

3xGTX465 Overclocked (2x ECS + 1x Gigabyte) - Got 3x GTX680's haven't installed awaiting PSU upgrade

X-Fi Titanium Pro Fatal1ty

5x2TB WD Green and Seagate LP, 1TB Hitachi, 2x750GB Samsung, 2x 120GB OCZ Vertex Plus SSD Raid 0

Enermax 1250W Revolution85+ PSU

Antec P280 Case

Logitech G110 Keyboard

Logitech G9 and Razer Deathadder v2 (use both)

 

HTPC:

Q6600@3GHZ

4GB Kingston DDR2 800

Gigabyte G31M-ES2L

Kingston ssdnow v1 64GB SSD, 2x1TB Seagate Barracuda's

Gigabyte GTS450

TP Link WMP300N

Gigabyte ODIN 720Watt PSU

HP m8070a case

 

NETBOOK for work/uni:

Asus 1215N

4GB DDR3 RAM upgrade

500GB Hitachi drive upgrade

12.1 inch LED screen

 

And no I rarely or don't play games.

 


Edited by DefQon - 4/14/12 at 6:15am
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