I started building my own pc little under a year ago and am still pretty inexpericenceed with this stuff.
I have had it going for some time now (about 3 Months) but recently spent 280 pounds on a new grapics card which i put in today.
What it consists of now:
AMD Athlon II X2 250
Corsiar 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Point of View Nvidia GTX 570
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB 32MB 7200RPM SATA HD
Antec Truepower 650W PSU
Actric Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
Antec 300 Case + two antec fans that came with the case
120mm Xilence Case Fan *3
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Antivirus = Kaspersky IS 11
Monitor = Sony Bravia 32" TV
I, when planning this, thought that it would be an extremely good pc but found that it is really not alot better then my other much cheaper Dell Inspiron 546!:wallbash:
The most recent component i got was the GTX 570, i enjoy futureistic FPSs on xbox and thought this card would cope with Crysis, i installed that today and its ok, but nothing compared to the xbox, when i make the settings anthing high at all i get horrible lag worse than ever experienced on the xbox! but this computer cost over 3x as much! what is going on.
in the cusom pc 2007 benchmarks it got something sh*t like 750 and geek bench was only 3008. WEI is 5.9 but graphics is 7.3! (5.9 from harddisk)
i have done a little bit of research and the term "bottleneck" comes up alot, if i am the victim of this bottlenecking then which component is it?:miffed:
It seems to be ok with things like video conversion and the like but games it really falls down.
One thing that i have noticed is the components are quite cold CPU when not under stress sits at about 11-15 degrees, dont know if its related though i am in quite a cold room.
I started reading bit tech and buying custom PC from about 1/2 the way though and have follow some recomendations, i now worry about the components i chose myself when i didnt have so much money to spend such as the Motherboard and cpu.
Any help suggestions ideas possible upgrades would be greatly appreciated.
The aim buy the time this thread is over is to have me able to play crysis at an ok spec which out this bloody lag.
Thanks in advance.