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Windows 7: Hello Check out my Rig

01 Jul 2010   #1

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Hello Check out my Rig

Hey I need a little Help With my gaming rig I want u Guys Opinions on and some Ideas to make my rig even Better!

So Here are the specs.......

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 Motherboard(Love it by the way

OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

TWO XFX Ati Radeon HD 5750 CrossFireX(I really Love them By the way

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout Case

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1

Apevia Iceberg 680W SLI-ready&CrossFireX-ready

500 gig Hitachi Desk Star and
A Seagate 200 Gig Barracuda (Not really that Fast Or good)

So give me your guys opinions1 Cheers! to all


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01 Jul 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you're looking to improve your gaming performance there are a few things you can consider:

A) Buy a Solid State Drive. You don't need to buy a large one, just one large enough to hold the games you play most often. I'd recommmend one between 80 and 120GB. Install your operating system, program files and important games on this drive, throw everything else on your conventional drives. These drives run much faster than conventional drives and will therefore allow your system to run faster.

B) Switch from your current "Three Core" CPU to a Quad Core system with a larger cache. The larger cache will help your system run faster and a quad core will be more reliable. You won't see much improvement in the way of gaming with this type of upgrade, but I never recommend three core cpu's because they're really just quad core cpu's that have a broken core.

C) Purchase another 2-4GB of ram. I don't know how much performance you'll gain but we're getting near the point where the higher end games can use more than 4GB of system memory.

D) Upgrade to a higher end graphics card. In my opinion you'd do better off with a high end single graphics card than you will with a double setup. SLI and CrossFire just aren't worth it unless you've got the latest cards and even then they're just gotten to the point where you'll see reasonable returns. Even so, it's still not the same as the increase you receive from a better card. The one time when this isn't the case is when you dedicate a card to run PhysX. That actually helps a bit.

EDIT:

Oh yeah, if you're looking to improve your gaming experience there are other options you can explore as well. I suggest looking into a nice 22" monitor with both a 16:10 aspect ratio and a decent static contrast ratio. The monitor I use is a AcerX223Wbd. It's specs are: 22", 1680x1050, 2500:1 Static, 75Hz.

If you've got a decent monitor, you could explore upgrading your sound as well. Many people ignore upgrading their sound because they figure Realtek and a cheap pair of headphones will do the job. While technically this may be correct, you'll see a marked improvement if you move to a real sound card from a company like Creative or HT OMEGA and a decent set of gaming headphones. Personally, I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-FI card and a pair of Sennheiser PC-151 Gaming Headphones which come with a mic attached.
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01 Jul 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
If you're looking to improve your gaming performance there are a few things you can consider:

A) Buy a Solid State Drive. You don't need to buy a large one, just one large enough to hold the games you play most often. I'd recommmend one between 80 and 120GB. Install your operating system, program files and important games on this drive, throw everything else on your conventional drives. These drives run much faster than conventional drives and will therefore allow your system to run faster.

B) Switch from your current "Three Core" CPU to a Quad Core system with a larger cache. The larger cache will help your system run faster and a quad core will be more reliable. You won't see much improvement in the way of gaming with this type of upgrade, but I never recommend three core cpu's because they're really just quad core cpu's that have a broken core.

C) Purchase another 2-4GB of ram. I don't know how much performance you'll gain but we're getting near the point where the higher end games can use more than 4GB of system memory.

D) Upgrade to a higher end graphics card. In my opinion you'd do better off with a high end single graphics card than you will with a double setup. SLI and CrossFire just aren't worth it unless you've got the latest cards and even then they're just gotten to the point where you'll see reasonable returns. Even so, it's still not the same as the increase you receive from a better card. The one time when this isn't the case is when you dedicate a card to run PhysX. That actually helps a bit.

EDIT: Oh yeah, if you're looking to improve your gaming experience there are other options you can explore as well. I suggest looking into a nice 22" monitor with both a 16:10 aspect ratio and a decent static contrast ratio. The monitor I use is a AcerX223Wbd. It's specs are: 22", 1680x1050, 2500:1 Static, 75Hz.
Thanks Man Very Descriptive Cheers mate!
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