Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 1095 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s May 19 - 04:46pm EDT 
Hardware Analysis
Forums Product Prices

  Latest Topics 

More >>


  You Are Here: 
/ Forums / Overclocking /

  I need every ounce of performance 
 Date Written 
sven Mar 23, 2005, 08:39pm EST Report Abuse
My goal is to run Eldar Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I just ordered my first computer for exactly that purpose, but I was on a budget and this is what I came up with:

AMD Athalon 64 3500+ Newcastle
Leadtec 6600GT
Asus A8N SLi motherboard
1 GB of giel value RAM PC 2300 400MHz
160 GB hard drive ATA
NZXT Nemesis Elite Case
Aspire 500W super alien see-thru PSU
Windows XP

Eventually i plan to add another 6600GT but for the time being I want to squeeze everything out of HL2 and Doom 3. Any advice on OC settings, graphic settings, downloadable hardware, how tyo get the 2nd graphics card to work properly, or anything else I may have entirely forgotten about is more than welcome. Made by Cyberpower if that helps at all.

Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features? Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user.
Suspended User Mar 23, 2005, 08:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
Dont worry...HL2 etc will run smooth as a babies bottom

Daniel Gibbon Mar 24, 2005, 07:07am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
that system will eat any game for breakfast you will be able to max out every game out there congrats in choosing superbs budget parts and a quality cpu for the price :)

AMD 3200+ 64 90nm @STOCK an proud
msi platinum neo 2 nforce 4
2gb 4x 512mb PC4000 Ballistix
sapphire x1900xt 512mb
4 x Western Digital Raptor 74GB
2 x 500gb hard drives
Koolance Exos cooling system with 265watt peltier
mx1000 laser mouse
Supreet Virdi Mar 24, 2005, 07:15am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
Look for better RAM, preferbly Giel Ultra X or OCZ Rev. 2.

All looks good, btw are u sure u want "that" Asus Mobo.?

Tony N Mar 24, 2005, 07:20am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
swap the 6600GT for a 6800GT and swap the hard disk for a WD raptor 74Gig then youll be Flyyyyyyyyyyyyyyying

mothow Mar 24, 2005, 07:49am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
Daniel Gibbon
Do you have any screenies of the 3.0ghz with that 3200+?I havent heard of anyone running 3.0 on a 3200+ stablely yet .Unless the have some super cooling.

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
Supreet Virdi Mar 24, 2005, 07:54am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
Yeah i would like to see that too.

sven Mar 24, 2005, 10:03am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
thanx for the input. It's good to hear I'm off to decent start.

I was wondering if it was possible to OC the processor at all, even if just to 2.4GHz. Should I even attempt this with the standard cooling or should I invest in a zalman or something before I even try. Or should I do it at all? This computer has to last me through 4 years of college so is OC'ing a prudent option?

I would like to OC the 6600GT as well but again I'm unsure about the cooling situation. After thats resolved I'm not even sure how to OC a video card.

Lastly, does anyone know how to set up SFR in SLi properly. I heard it takes a bit of "haking around".

Thanx again

Supreet Virdi Mar 24, 2005, 10:06am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
I am asking for one more time, "ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT A8N SLI MOBO"?

Try reading this: -

Look for DFI SLI's or MSI.

sven Mar 24, 2005, 10:17am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: I need every ounce of performance
As for the mobo i've got no choice; the computer is in the mail. I did read that forum last night and to be quite honest became a bit confused. i know nothing about formating boot disks or even creating them for that matter. if i've dug myself a massive hole I'm gonna have to hope for a massive ladder to get me out. I will do whats necessary but I think its gonna be a while before anything overly complicated get firgured out. Small steps for the time being.

I just got interested in compueter in a big way two months ago so i need HELP!!!
any advice is more than welcome.



  Topic Tools 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates

  Related Articles 

A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.