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Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by cw16496, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. cw16496

    cw16496 Member

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    i just built this rig and it handles everything i throw at it, just makes me wanna cry

    Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support

    G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor (overclocked to 3.2)

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ( just for the operating system)

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (for everything esle)

    XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI

    TWO- PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE interface (ATAPI)

    ENCORE ENLWI-N PCI 2.3 Wireless Adapter

    Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

    ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard

    Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
     
  2. burp154

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    how much did it cost, plus tax&shipping?
     
  3. cw16496

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    only about 800, most of the stuff was on rebate so it was nice, my monitor was the most expensive by far, it was 220 bucks, newegg is the best place
     
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    I running as follows this case that I built:

    am2 x2 3800 overclocked to 2125mhz
    ka3 mvp motherboard
    4gb ram ddr 667
    radeon 256mb 1800xt overclocked pci-e card
    250gb and 320gb Sata II hard drives

    I'm having two problems though. I hope someone can help me.

    1. I wanted to see how far I could go with overclocking the board but for some reason it won't let me go past the 1.30 volt barrier with the 3800
    Has anyone had any luck with this?
    2. Because of the frustration, I purchased recently an Am2 x2 5000 black edition cpu. I'm afraid to just pop it in to cause it to go to the dredded "blue screen of death" or flash the bios to having it not work properly.
    If this is a justified reason can anyone who has flashed on this board tell me that there will be no problems with the cpu or the bios and just relax and just do it!!
     
  5. sammorris

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    cw16496:
    Monitor: Moderate
    RAM: Good
    CPU: Moderate
    Hard disks: Excellent
    Graphics: Moderate
    DVD drive: Very good
    wireless adapter: good
    Power supply: Good
    CPU cooler: Excellent
    Motherboard: Very poor
    Case: Moderate
    Overall rating 55% - reasonable midrange build, CPU is a little on the slow side by modern standards but at least it's overclocked. The letdown is the ECS motherboard, some may have good features, but they are universally poorly made, and often go wrong.

    Valwens: You should really have your own thread for this, but:
    As I mentioned to the OP, the motherboard is awful. I wouldn't even consider overclocking an ECS board as if you do so, they usually break within days or weeks. As for the CPU, it's a reasonable upgrade, but the CPU is not the problem. Get a better motherboard from MSI, Asus or Gigabyte.
     

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