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Upgrading mine with an X800 XL tonight. :rock

 

Bringing it to:

3.2GHz P4 w/ HT

1GB RAM

ATI X800 XL 256MB PCIe

lots o' storage

NEC 2500A

Some old-ass CRT

Keytronic keyboard

Oh God I need a new mouse

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Coolermaster Centurion 5 case

 

Coolermaster 350 W powersupply that came with the case was switched out with a Enermax 535 W SLI ready powersupply.

 

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard.

 

AMD Athlon Venice 3200+ CPU.

 

2 Gb of Kingston Duel channel DDR 400

 

2 PCI-E NVidia 6800 GT 256 mb in an SLI config

 

2 250 Gb Western Digital SATA hard drives @7200 (in a JBOD config)

1 120 GB Western Digital IDE hard drive @7200 (windows xp pro installed here)

1 250 GB Western Digital external drive @ 7200 (with a Ultra enclosure)

 

Turtle Beach Santa Cruz audio.

 

Plextor PX-716A DVD recorder

BenQ 1620 DVD recorder

 

1 cheap floppy drive

 

BenQ FP937s 12 ms LCD 19" primary moniter

BenQ FP767-12 12 ms LCD 17" secondary moniter

 

Logitech trackball

 

Gale bookshelf speakers wired into the Denon home theater reciever. For headphones I use Sennheiser HD 590's with an external late 1970's microphone that I'm assuming came from Rat Shack.

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I have actually wondered that too since it was my understanding that the older Athlon processors it would down the speed. However, this Venice chip is supposed to make it so that it is still 400 in duel channel.

 

However, looking at my specs in SandraSoft it does indeed look like the ram is running at 334 Mhz and not 400.

 

We can't have that now can we? Thanks, I'll be looking into this.

 

edit: Seems I am in fact running at 400 according to my bios and a different 3rd party program. So no problems thus far, its been quite stable. But thanks Giga, nothing wrong with taking a look to make sure. :)

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Actually, when I said it was running at 400 last post it seems it was not. Different 3rd party programs were giving me conflicts. After having to get into some advanced BIOS features I am now, for surely, 100% able to change it and am now running at 400.

 

Seems stable so far, you can read this drama unfold here

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AMD 64 3800+

Gigabyte GA-K8NF9 MB

Corsair 1gb DDR400 RAM

PCI-E ATI X800XL 256mb

SB Audigy 2 ZS

(2) WD 80gb HDD

Samsung DVD recorder

HP CD recorder

Planar 19" LCD

Logitech MX1000 laser mouse

Saitek Eclipse keyboard

Logitech Z500 (I think) 5.1 speakers

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My new addition

 

Too bad I can't play any games on it until I upgrade my rig to include a graphics card that doesn't cry everytime I turn my PC on. That will likely be coming the end of this month.

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My new addition

 

Too bad I can't play any games on it until I upgrade my rig to include a graphics card that doesn't cry everytime I turn my PC on. That will likely be coming the end of this month.

 

Heyy, I had that same monitor along with the exact same speakers not too long ago. Loved how perfectly the center speaker fit in that Dell stand :)

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Yep, I remember reading about the center speaker from your post. Sorry the monitor didn't work out for you. I got my spare Xbox hooked up via HD pack but need to buy another toslink cable for DD5.1. I'll be playing Amped 2 and Soul Calibur II soon.

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Just upgraded because my video card blew out on my old system (AMD 1.2 Ghz). Hmmm, get a new $50 video card or buy a complete system...hard choice.

 

CPU: AMD 4000+

Mobo: ASUS A8N SLI Premium

RAM: 1 Gb Corsair DDR400 2-2-2-5 ram

Video: Powercolor X850 XTPE

HDD: WD 250Gb SATA150

Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

DVD+/-RW DL: NEC

DVD ROM:Lite-on

Monitor: Old 19" Dell

Case: RAIDMAX Astro ATX-268WB

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tmack,

Thats a nice new system you have there! I'm currently just gaming on my Inspiron 9300 laptop. Waiting on the AMD Dual Core CPUs to drop in price or Intel to do something exciting.

 

My laptop's specs are:

2.0GHz Intel Pentium M

1GB DDR2-533 RAM

60GB 7200RPM HD

nVidia GeForce 6800 Go 256MB

17" Widescreen "TrueLife" LCD running at 1920x1200

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Thanks!

 

I actually planning on selling the 4000+ after realizing that I should have bought a dual code in the first place. I had never done video encoding before and I can see where the dual code is needed (badly).

 

So... Anyone want to buy an AMD 4000+ processor?

 

tmack' date='

Thats a nice new system you have there! I'm currently just gaming on my Inspiron 9300 laptop. Waiting on the AMD Dual Core CPUs to drop in price or Intel to do something exciting.

 

My laptop's specs are:

2.0GHz Intel Pentium M

1GB DDR2-533 RAM

60GB 7200RPM HD

nVidia GeForce 6800 Go 256MB

17" Widescreen "TrueLife" LCD running at 1920x1200[/quote']

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Didn't notice this thread or I would've posted earlier.

 

Finally caught up to the 21st century in pc gaming when I bought my Sager 9880 laptop. It has a 3 gig P4 (the new ones with the 2mb cache and can crunch 64bit code), 1 gig of 533 mhz ddr2 ram, and an Nvidia 6800 Ultra card plus a 17" SWXGA+ screen which is gorgeous.

 

I love it!

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I guess I'll update my vitals since I recently upgraded...

 

AMD Athlon 64 3500+

ASUS A8N SLI Premium

1 GB DDR400 RAM (2-3-2-5)

BFG 7800 GTX OC

Creative Audigy 2 ZS

 

And it's all overclocked a nice little bit :)

 

I'm anxious to get my hands on an X-RAM-equipped X-Fi, if they ever actually become available (in Canada)!

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Got in on a fatwallet deal for a new video card recently - vanilla 128MB Radeon x800 for $47 a/r.

 

Catch was, I needed PCIe for the new card (AGP card prices suck, it was making it hard to upgrade).

 

So I picked up a Gigabyte K8NE motherboard - Nforce4 4x chipset - socket 754 with PCIe - for $75.

 

Revised system stats:

 

Display: 19" KDS CRT monitor running @ 1280x960, 72Hz

CPU: Socket 754 Athlon 64 2800+

MB: Gigabyte K8NE Nforce4 4X motherboard

Video: 128MB Visiontech Radeon x800

Sound: Onboard sound (5.1 capable but running 2.0)

RAM: 1 GB Corsair Value Select CAS2.5 RAM

HDDs:

80GB WD 8MB cache 7200rpm IDE drive

120GB WD 2MB cache 5400rpm IDE drive

Optical:

LiteOn DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo

Pioneer 4x DVD+/-RW drive

 

Glowy Aerocool Aeroengine Silver Case with big jet engine fan

Antec 350W Cool n Quiet Power Supply

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old post from 1yr ago

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Just purchased a Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW for $385...and am going to have to upgrade my video card now.

 

NEW SYSTEM:

Antec P150 case

(430watt antec "silent" modular PS)

Athlon64 X2 3800+

1gig ram Kingston ValueRAM (2x512 DDR400)

300GB 7200rpm 16MB Maxtor HD

120GB 7200rpm 8MB Maxtor HD

16x DL-DVD+-RW NEC

ATI Radeon 9800pro 128MB

 

Motherboard is a basic Gigabyte K8 Trition (K8NSC).

 

I will hopefully be upgrading the MB very soon to something that supports PCIx because I'm going to need a new card to run games at my new monitors native resolution! Any suggestions on what's working for you? (Please PM me to keep this thread on track) I'm looking to spend around $200 for the card max, and am thinking of going with some 7600 variant or maybe 2x6800 sli? I'm not sure though.

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Expensive 2 days for me, but here is what I got out of it :)

 

First, the laptop:

 

Inspiron E1505 Intel? Core™ Duo processor T2400 (2MB Cache/1.83GHz/667MHz FSB)

 

LCD Panel 15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife™

 

Memory FREE 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm

 

Video Card 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON? X1400 HyperMemory™ 256ATI

 

Hard Drive 80GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 80GB

 

Operating System (Office software not included) Genuine Windows? XP Media Center Edition 2005

 

Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem

 

Combo/DVD+RW Drives 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability

 

Wireless Networking Cards Intel? PRO 3945 and Dell 350 Bluetooth Internal Wireless Cards

 

Primary Battery 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

 

 

Now, the desktop :rock

 

LITE-ON CD BURNER SOHR-5239V BLK

 

CASE ANTEC| MID SLK3000-B BLK

 

MB ASUS A8N-SLI Premium NF4SLI 939

 

CPU AMD|ATHLON 64 X2 3800+ 939P R

 

HD 250G|WD 7200 SATA2 16MB

 

DVD+/-RW LITEON|SHW160P6S05 BK

 

VGA SAPPHIRE RX1900XTX 512M

 

PSU BFGTECH|BFGR650PSU 650W RT

 

MEM 1Gx2|D400 OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K

 

I'd like to thank NewEgg and Dell and their 10 second financing for my new found debt :)

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Now' date=' the desktop[/b'] :rock

 

LITE-ON CD BURNER SOHR-5239V BLK

 

CASE ANTEC| MID SLK3000-B BLK

 

MB ASUS A8N-SLI Premium NF4SLI 939

 

CPU AMD|ATHLON 64 X2 3800+ 939P R

 

HD 250G|WD 7200 SATA2 16MB

 

DVD+/-RW LITEON|SHW160P6S05 BK

 

VGA SAPPHIRE RX1900XTX 512M

 

PSU BFGTECH|BFGR650PSU 650W RT

 

MEM 1Gx2|D400 OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K

 

I'd like to thank NewEgg and Dell and their 10 second financing for my new found debt :)

 

Got a new Dell 2005FPW monitor today for my new desktop :) Got to love those Dell coupons :tu

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I'm going to be getting a lappy from work in the next month... it'll either be a Dell Inspiron 9400 or an HP/Compaq nx9420 Dual Core system.

 

Also, I'm putting together an AMD Athlon 64 3200 system at home. (I couldn't resist the offer. My friend sold me the motherboard, processor, and case for $100.)

 

Got a new Dell 2005FPW monitor today for my new desktop

 

I L...U...V... LUV... my 2005FPW. Easily the best monitor I've ever owned. I got mine via a great Dell coupon deal as well.

 

Glen

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