built a new rig
so my desktop i have been using was a computer i built back in 2002. the computer works great but i finally hit the limit on what the AGP card could handle and couldn’t play any new games. the old setup was an amd 3200, 2 gig ddr, 2 120gb hard drives, and a nvidia geforce ti4600.
so i built this:
Intel Core i7 920 processor
MSI x58 Platinum mobo
XFX nvidia geforce 9800gtx+ vid card
6gb DDR3 1600
wd 320 GB primary hd
1TB secondary hd
ocz 600w power supply
antec three hundred case
xigmatek cpu cooler with 92mm fan
microcenter had pretty competitive prices on almost all the stuff i needed. i had to use newegg and tigerdirect for memory and video card however. total build price was just under a grand. the only thing I reused was the lcd monitors.
so far everything works great. im having to using vista ultimate 64bit but i stripped it completely down. no overclocking yet, i might just push it a bit just to see how stable and what kind of temps it sees.
3dmark vantage score all stock was P8447. my gpu didn’t scored surprisingly low IMO (6703), but my cpu scored 38452.
Last edited by momo stallion; 03-05-2009 at 06:13 PM.