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Whats up guys - My actual name is Jonathan - I just use SangrelX as a screen name - been using names like that for ages so I just stuck with it
Im basically one of the few in my area that actually know what CPU means so that tells you im considered the Nerd of the Family - But you know what who else can save you money buy fixing anything electronic?? - LOL

Well Ive just completed my First build in the past like 8 years - I had just been using an old ass 2.8 for ages then decided it was time to build a new pc

Last PC I put togather was like a Pentium II 500mhz with about 512 SDRAM
and its still in my Closet!! & Still Runs

now thats getting old!!!

My newest Build is

Antec 900

LanParty - T2R - will support The Quad Cores, Dual Cores, Etc.. when upgrade time comes -- Sadly this board is Crossfire not SLI - but I dont intend on SLI anytime soon when that time comes ill buy a new mobo

Xeon Core 2 Duo 3.0 6MB L2 - 1333 FSB
4 Gig DDR2
NVidia 8800GTS 512 650mhz

Plus bought Several new games to match
Crysis, Bioshock, Company of Heroes, Prey
Bought A Copy of XP Pro - was always using 2000 Pro

Now this will sound nuts but Its the honest truth - 3 Programs show the same thing so either something is wrong or its true

but my CPU runs at 23C in this Case - and thats under normal loads - surfing net, downloading, etc.. -- IVE never seen A CPU that low with normal air cooling

but either way thats my first build in a very long time
I am not sure how decent this build is - but its running smooth as ice for me and taking anything I throw at it

Have to say -- BioShock is one AWESOME Looking game - I have never seen graphics like that on a normal PC until tonight

Thanks for looking
post #2 of 14
welcome,

its a great build! fill out your system in user control panel for all to drool at!
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well, it IS a 45nm dual core man, on stock volts im assuming, thats not too out of the ordinary nowadays lol
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welcome to ocn.. and welcome to 2008!
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Yeah, it's not odd for 45nm chips to run at near-ambient with no load.

That's a nice build!
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LOL

    
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post #7 of 14
Welcome to OCN! Nice to see you back in "the game"

As for your build, looken good, but Id recommend Vista x64 so you can take advantage of that 4GBs of RAM.
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Welcome Jonathan!
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take Prey off the list, and add Call Of Duty 4 ftw!
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post #10 of 14
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Quote:
As for your build, looken good, but Id recommend Vista x64 so you can take advantage of that 4GBs of RAM.
Well I read on Vista Versions and they all fell behind XP in Gaming & Such but only by A little bit - So I went with XP Pro - Now I didnt Check on Vista 64 Bit Benchmarks only 32 Bit - so 64 Bit might be higher and better then XP 64 I dont know

Also According to Microsofts Knowledgebase Articles Windows XP supports A Max of 4 Gigs Ram

Quote:
take Prey off the list, and add Call Of Duty 4 ftw!
I never could really get into Call of Duty - Now I did like RTCW and ET - of course I played the Original Wolfenstein and then Wolfenstein 3d and then onto Spear of Destiny -- so I naturally fell into RTCW then ET

I havent tried Company of Heroe's Yet but it looked A lot like the RTCW/ET Style - Axis and Allies etc..


Either way - I was glad to see others agree that this build was decent since I had been sort of out of the loop for a while

Thanks Guys
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