February 5th, 2007, 07:57 PM #1
(another) Criticize my build thread
I know we get about 30 of these a day, but please excuse my annoyance and just take a peak. Havent upgraded in about 2 years so looking to do so. My old PC will be used for my MythTV backend in my server rack (switching to a backend/frontend scheme, so I can take out the loud powerful system in my entertainment center and put it in my 42u rack back where noone will mind it being heard).
Antec Smartpower 450W
MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice
ATI 9800XT 256MB
1GB (2 x 512MB) Kingston Hyper X DDR 400
What im thinking of upgrading to:
MSI K9N4 SLI-F Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6Ghz Skt AM2
2GB (2 x 1GB) Kingston Hyper X DDR2 800
Could I get some opinions on this upgrade? Do you agree that it will be a substantial noticeable improvment over my current build? Any suggestions on the motherboard, Ive never had any problems with my MSI now, so I was looking to stick with them, but if a better one is out there I could be persuaded away. The only thing I'm sticking with is the Kingston ram, been a Kingston fan for life, their lifetime warrenty is amazing.
And can I get some suggestions on a PSU that will support that system + another EVGA 8800 GTS so I can run SLI in the future, and if possible, a QUIET one?
Thanks for the advice."There are only 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can read binary, and those that cannot."
February 5th, 2007, 08:04 PM #2
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Is this a rig for gaming?
Regardless if it is or not, AM2 is not the way to go at the moment for performance. Core 2 Duo is number one right now.Main PC: AMD FX-8350 / 16gb DDR3 1600 / AMD 7970GE 1200mhz Core & 1600mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
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February 5th, 2007, 08:17 PM #3
yes, my current gaming rig is being replaced by this one. I play FEAR, Oblivion, CS:Source, HL2, etc.
yeah I was reading some benchmarks for the Intel Core 2 E6600 vs the X2 5200+ Windsor, and I was really suprised to find the Intel beating the AMD in just about every category. Still I held true to my AMD fanboyness, figuring that the price would make it worth while, but now that you said that, I checked the pricing, and its only about $30-40 more. I've never built an intel though, Im scared haha."There are only 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can read binary, and those that cannot."
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