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post #1 of 9
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I just finished my first build. I haven't updated all parts yet, but need guidance for the next direction to go. And I have a question about overclock failure.

Case Antec Lanboy
Mobo BFG Nforce4 Ultra
CPU Athlon 64 3200 Venice core 2Ghz (can't oc past 2.1)
Drive Western Dig 7200 Rpm 16MB 250 Gb
RAM Cheap ass PNY stuff 1Ghz
Video Radeon x1300 crossfire edition
Power Antec Smartpower 2.0 400w
Audio Soundblaster 24 bit live

Any thoughts on how my first rig is coming along?
When I oc my video card using powerstrip I see increased benchmarks
When I oc in my bios, I can't get cpu past 2.1, and can't change ram or video settings without losing my display. What did I overlook?
The highest bench I could get was 5288 on 3d Mark 03 (using power strip and my old mobo)
I now am pretty steadily at around 4800. Give me tips and feedback, please.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64x2 5000+BE (@3.088) Gigabyte 790x GS4 AM2+ Sapphire HD3850 512mb 2GB Team Xtreme Dark ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD CaviarSE16 Memorex Dual-Layer RW Windows XP Pro Hanns-G 19"/ 52" JVC HDTV 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610w Cooler Master Elite MX-518 
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Athlon 64x2 5000+BE (@3.088) Gigabyte 790x GS4 AM2+ Sapphire HD3850 512mb 2GB Team Xtreme Dark ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD CaviarSE16 Memorex Dual-Layer RW Windows XP Pro Hanns-G 19"/ 52" JVC HDTV 
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610w Cooler Master Elite MX-518 
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post #2 of 9
The video card isnt that great and is what is keeping you down in you benchmarks.
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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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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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post #3 of 9
X1300 are not good cards at all. Save and get something better.
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intel 3.0 northwood ASUS P5P800 SE xp 17 inch 
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no idea 500 aspire X-dreamer II mx-518 
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intel 3.0 northwood ASUS P5P800 SE xp 17 inch 
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, what is a good mid range card? All I can read about is monster cards but I'm not ready to shell out $600 on a card yet. I mostly play Battlefield 2, should I save for the best of the best or are there mid range cards that are good enough(for now)?

How is the rest of my setup?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64x2 5000+BE (@3.088) Gigabyte 790x GS4 AM2+ Sapphire HD3850 512mb 2GB Team Xtreme Dark ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD CaviarSE16 Memorex Dual-Layer RW Windows XP Pro Hanns-G 19"/ 52" JVC HDTV 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610w Cooler Master Elite MX-518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64x2 5000+BE (@3.088) Gigabyte 790x GS4 AM2+ Sapphire HD3850 512mb 2GB Team Xtreme Dark ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD CaviarSE16 Memorex Dual-Layer RW Windows XP Pro Hanns-G 19"/ 52" JVC HDTV 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610w Cooler Master Elite MX-518 
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post #5 of 9
Id get an asus or an msi mobo. Dont get pny value ram, better go for g.skill value 1 gig ram, its 80 bucks.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320e Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire R9 380 4GB 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 AOC 27" 1080p Corsair CX750m Corsair 200R 
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Asus Xonar DS 
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AMD FX-8320e Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire R9 380 4GB 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 AOC 27" 1080p Corsair CX750m Corsair 200R 
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post #6 of 9
7600GT or a 6800GS FTW. They both are pwnzors, the 7600 however is newer and better, costs about the same.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBWE 0551UPMW MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum/SLI x1900 (545/828) 2GB (2 x 1GB) Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250/160 gig WD/320 gig seagate 'cuda perp. write Pioneer DVD burner (Dual Layer) XP sp.2 / vista dual boot Samsung 19" 931BW LCD. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Antec True 550watt 36 amp Chenming 901B (Black) Logitech MX518 
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Opty 165 CCBWE 0551UPMW MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum/SLI x1900 (545/828) 2GB (2 x 1GB) Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250/160 gig WD/320 gig seagate 'cuda perp. write Pioneer DVD burner (Dual Layer) XP sp.2 / vista dual boot Samsung 19" 931BW LCD. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Antec True 550watt 36 amp Chenming 901B (Black) Logitech MX518 
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post #7 of 9
the thing I see that might be holding you back is the 400 watt PS.....I'd get at least a 500 watt or better...400 watts will lay down on you under load
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AMD ATH64 4400+ DUAL-CORE DFI LNPTY UT NF4 SLI-DR E XP PRO - SP2 DUAL - 19" CRT & 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MICRO USB INTERNET ASPIRE ATX 500 DUAL RAIL RAIDMAX ASTRO ATX-268WB INLAND OPTICAL 
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AMD ATH64 4400+ DUAL-CORE DFI LNPTY UT NF4 SLI-DR E XP PRO - SP2 DUAL - 19" CRT & 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MICRO USB INTERNET ASPIRE ATX 500 DUAL RAIL RAIDMAX ASTRO ATX-268WB INLAND OPTICAL 
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post #8 of 9
kidna wondering what parts you have bought already and which you havent ill go form there and help you out.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
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Logitech 
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
I already have all of the parts. And it is put together.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64x2 5000+BE (@3.088) Gigabyte 790x GS4 AM2+ Sapphire HD3850 512mb 2GB Team Xtreme Dark ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD CaviarSE16 Memorex Dual-Layer RW Windows XP Pro Hanns-G 19"/ 52" JVC HDTV 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610w Cooler Master Elite MX-518 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64x2 5000+BE (@3.088) Gigabyte 790x GS4 AM2+ Sapphire HD3850 512mb 2GB Team Xtreme Dark ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD CaviarSE16 Memorex Dual-Layer RW Windows XP Pro Hanns-G 19"/ 52" JVC HDTV 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610w Cooler Master Elite MX-518 
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