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Just thought I'd warn you all I'll be around here for the ground up build of my "ghetto gamer" pc I have recently compiled the parts for. I went ahead and got the ECS nFORCE3-A mobo, a cheapy 2800+ 754 Sempron, 1 gig ddr 400 (1x1024), a tiny 30 gig hard drive, and a Sapphire 9600XT 256MB. Now I know this isn't a blazing fast system plan, hence the name "ghetto gamer". Anyway, I will post some benchmarks after the build, then begin my foray into getting some higher clock speeds for the vid, mem, and cpu, all on stock cooling. Then some more benchmarks the whole way through the overclocking process, starting with the video. Just sort of making this as a reference for a very budget minded pc that should still be able to play the older, but still graphical intense games, such as Far Cry, Doom 3, and of course Half-Life 2, with all the goodies enabled at low resolutions. The reason for the low resolutions is i have a standard output crt television I use to play games, and 640x480 with 4xAA looks the same as 1024x768 with 4xAA, but frame rates seem to rocket with the lower memory bandwidth video cards as they run out of bandwidth at higher resolution. Correct me if I'm wrong as I'm very new to this, not building pc's, but overclocking in general. All in all I have about $400 into this thing, so I guess we'll just have to see what she'll be able to do. Hopefully she'll even be able to get some playable framerates outta beasts like F.E.A.R. We can all hope. If your not interested, please do not post negative comments in my thread. I feel this is a VERY popular setup for the budget minded gamer, maybe I'm wrong. About a week ago I would have killed for all this info in one place. Anyway, let me know if anyone would be interested in the write up, from bonestock, to overclocked on stock cooling, and maybe more.
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSPower
Sempron 2800+ Socket 754 ECS nForce3 250gb Windows XP Pro Antec 400watt 
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Thats not a bad pc at all, the only thing that isnt the gratest would be the harddrive.
Doesn't suck
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XPS L702X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
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BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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XPS L702X 
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XPS L702X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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XPS L702X 
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Welcome to the boards aaron_henderson_1986! Enjoy your stay here =)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-5820k @ 4.5GHz ASUS X-99/USB 3.1 RX RS 480 8GB 1x8GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 535 120GB Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 ASUS 24inch 1080p60 
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Microsoft natural 4000 Seasonic FP Series SSR-850FX Corsair Air 740 Logitech G700 
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Ripper XXL 
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I7-5820k @ 4.5GHz ASUS X-99/USB 3.1 RX RS 480 8GB 1x8GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 535 120GB Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 ASUS 24inch 1080p60 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft natural 4000 Seasonic FP Series SSR-850FX Corsair Air 740 Logitech G700 
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Ripper XXL 
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sorry about the double post already!
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSPower
Sempron 2800+ Socket 754 ECS nForce3 250gb Windows XP Pro Antec 400watt 
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NP.. someone will delete it
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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