My Dream Machine: Planning

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    Catto

    Hey Now Nick,

    Classic post. I really enjoy hearing what hardware people are choosing. I'm looking forward to the next one. 5.9 whoa!

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

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    Nick Hodge

    @catto

    Next post is close...

    ...thanks for reading!

    Nick

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    Nick Hodge

    @dengin

    I look forward to hearing your results! I am ultra impressed with the Q6600. Nice, well priced Intel chip.

    Nick

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    LarryLarsen
    Nice choice on the motherboard and keyboard. My video card is next on my list to upgrade at home, I think I'm going to go with one of the new ATI's.
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    Dengin

    G'day Nick,

    Well, I spent about 3.5 hours yesterday putting my system together, most of the time spent was taking out the motherboard twice after installing it, once because I forgot to screw in a riser, the other time when I realized I couldn't fit the PSU into the top of the case (has a steel bar across) with the Thermaltake Cooler that was sitting on top of the CPU. I didn't want to mess with removing the cooler, so off the mobo went, again.

    Anyway, I am getting a 5.9 score on all Windows Performance components, which I guess is a good thing, but my 3DMark06 score (I am a gamer after all, and while I don't obsess over benchmarks, I'd like to at least make sure I'm in the general ballpark of where others are), was a tad on the low side, 10,800 where it should be closer to 12,000. No big whoop, it's running Vista 32 Business just fine, and I installed OneCare since I had it for my laptop already, easy to add another PC.

    Next stop, WoW! And Crysys, and Bioshock, and and...

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    Nick Hodge

    @Dengin

    Good to hear the build went OK. It's always those things in the way you don't expect that take the time.

    -- that's what happened when I installed the Zalman fan: trying to determine if removing bits was a good thing to do or not

    Have you looked at clocking your GPU?

    Nick

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