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Bloo
02-19-2007, 12:59 PM
Peash bitches and bitchettes! I know I ain't been around this bitch in a minute. Outside of just to peek in and out. But I've been on the grind doin my thang, plus I've been fuckin with my new computer. Yeah, I was getting fed up with my suck ass system so I decided to put my own together.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Comp1.jpg
Boom Bitch! It's the bomb yo :yes:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Comp.jpg
Here's a shot from the top

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Keyboard.jpg
Here's a shot of my Keyboard

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Mouse.jpg
My new Mouse.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Side.jpg
side shot with the flash on so you can see the insides.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Side2.jpg
Side shot with the flash off. I'm gonna see if I can't get this shit to glow even more. :mmmyah:

Here's a breakdown of all this shit...

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-143-081-03.JPG
BFG Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS - $500

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-189-003-04.jpg
BFG Nvidia nForce 680i SLI Motherboard - $230

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/xoxide/ultra-x2-uv-blue-3.jpg
Ultra 550W X-2 Modular power supply - $75

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/xoxide_1934_41091568
Xoxide X-Static 2 Case - $27

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/xoxide/zalman-cnps9500-led-5.jpg
Zalman LED CPU Cooler - $65

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/20-236-115-04.JPG
PNY 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 SDRAM - $120

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/7685.jpg
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - $65 With lil' sister's discount at Best Buy.

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/7890.jpg
Logitech G5 Laser Gaming mouse - $42 With my sister's discount.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/images/signature/gm_xboxc_otherview_2.jpg
Xbox 360 Controller for windows - $35

Fans and other shit - $20

All in all with tax added and about $200 worth of rebates... This shit ran me about $1300 - $900 of that being paid out of my tax return. Thank goodness for Uncle Sam :)

All this don't mean shit without the looks, so check out how my system runs shit now.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/GRAW.jpg
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/shot00005.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/shot00001.jpg
Prey

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/Tomb.jpg
Tomb Raider Legend

Now I know you can't see the framerate on this but trust me, it's smooth :yes:

Well that's it ya'll. Hit me back and let me know what's good. Are you feelin it? Do you want one too, I know ya do *D

Frontal Lobotomy
02-19-2007, 01:02 PM
Nice computer. Those screenshots look chilled

Bloo
02-19-2007, 01:07 PM
Thanks homie, appreciate the feedback. Now that my comp can run this type of shit it's hard to check up on thangs around here ya know?

zeppelin2k
02-19-2007, 05:27 PM
now all you need is a core 2 duo xtreme
another gb of ram
a sick ass monitor
5.1 surround sound

and you are set

but nice man

Bloo
02-19-2007, 09:38 PM
Yeah I know right :)

That core 2 xtreme is gonna cost me about the same as I did for all the shit I did buy. I'll need a second job for that shit :lmao:

EAGLE EYE
02-19-2007, 09:55 PM
MAN THATS GONNA GET YOU SO MUCH PUSSY! YOU GOT THA NEON GLITTER BUBBLES AND EVERYTHING!!






































ok, its is pretty fucking nice though, and It beats the shitty laptop I have.

Bloo
02-19-2007, 10:21 PM
MAN THATS GONNA GET YOU SO MUCH PUSSY! YOU GOT THA NEON GLITTER BUBBLES AND EVERYTHING!!

I was banking on that. Cause we all know how much hoes love shiny shit

EAGLE EYE
02-19-2007, 10:47 PM
Bitches love smiley faces too

shaolinsword
02-20-2007, 02:02 AM
Fucking hell, nice work Bloo

WARPATH
02-20-2007, 03:28 PM
What's the benchmark rating on that joint bloo? Are you an IT specialist or do you just know how to pimp out a computer. Give me some more specs on that joint!

Bloo
02-20-2007, 11:28 PM
Not a specialist just yet. Right now just PC pimper extrodinare.

As for specs this is what I'm running right now.

Motherboard: BFG Nvidia nForce 680i SLI - I'd get into the specs but that'd take forever - Feel free to check them out here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813189003), this board's a beast!
CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT enabled 1MB L2 cache
Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Storage: Samsung 80GB SATA Harddrive 7200 RPM 3Gb/sec transfer
Western Digital 160GB SATA Harddrive 7200 RPM 3Gb/sec
Graphics: BFG Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 RAM - GPU running at 512MHz Memory running at 1200MHz
Misc: 24x DVD-ROM drive, 16x DVD-RW drive, Floppy drive, Hauppauge Win-TV-PVR video capture card

Now granted I haven't overclocked anything yet but even still I'm getting good performance. Even more now that I've updated the BIOS. As for benchmarks I've only used one so for to test the graphics performance. 3DMark06 gave me a rating of 4788 I believe. Final Fantasy XI Benchmark rated my comp as Incredibly Tough and that's with full detail and in high res.

Does anyone know of any programs to test overall performance? Cuase I'd like to know that too.

WARPATH
02-21-2007, 11:30 AM
I'm gonna bring this thread up in my PC assembly class, and see what my teacher thinks. This is exactly what we're studying right now.

Fayth
02-21-2007, 11:42 AM
daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn thats crazy, nice one Bloo :):)

Bloo
02-21-2007, 12:43 PM
daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn thats crazy, nice one Bloo :):)

Thanks man, I appreciate that ;)

I'm gonna bring this thread up in my PC assembly class, and see what my teacher thinks. This is exactly what we're studying right now.

Word? Let him know I'm interested in what he thinks of my specs. Also, ask him if there are any particular programs I can use to run a overall benchmark. That would be cool :)

bizzlez
02-21-2007, 01:09 PM
Bloo, what kind of video cards are those where you need or can put in 2? Are those type like, you have to put in 2, or, the 2nd's just for extra juice?

I got like a $350-$400 dell for graduating high school, and might get this job at mcdonalds, would I need a new motherboard to get a high tech graphics card? These are the General specs. Intel(R) Celeron (R) CPU 2.53GHz. 2.53GHz 768 MB of Ram. Windows XP I have.

Oh yea, nice computer. How much would a similar spec'd computer cost me at say BestBuy?

Thanks, if you answer.

Bloo
02-21-2007, 11:52 PM
Bloo, what kind of video cards are those where you need or can put in 2? Are those type like, you have to put in 2, or, the 2nd's just for extra juice?

Well it depends on the chip maker. If you're going with a Nvidia card then it's called SLI, if you're going with an ATI card then it's called Crossfire.
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-143-086-05.JPG
Nvidia card with SLI connector shown.

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/286/crossfire_dongle.jpg
Back of an ATI card with Crossfire connectors shown (the two sections on the left labeled A and B)

http://www.rage3d.com/previews/video/crossfire/pics/sli-connected.jpg
2 Nvidia cards running in SLI mode.

http://www.amdzone.com/pics/videocards/ATI/crossfire/preview/CFM_WithBoards_Dongle.png
2 ATI cards running in Crossfire mode.

Personally I prefer the Nvidia setup. it's a lot cleaner looking :)

But it's not a necessity. It's just for extra juice if you have the cash for it.

I got like a $350-$400 dell for graduating high school, and might get this job at mcdonalds, would I need a new motherboard to get a high tech graphics card? These are the General specs. Intel(R) Celeron (R) CPU 2.53GHz. 2.53GHz 768 MB of Ram. Windows XP I have.

That all depends. I had a Dell too and that's the main reason I put this computer together, it wasn't able to handle a high end video card. So before you do like I did and run out to buy one make sure the motherboard in that computer has one thing. A PCI Express x16 slot. I'll show you...

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-143-086-03.jpg
Nvidia card, notice the PCI Express x16 connectors.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/828.jpg
Notice the different color and length of the slots.

When I tried to buy one of these cards last year I didn't realize there was a difference and ended up having to take the card back :( So make sure you're motherboard has one of these black slots before you go out and buy one. Cause you'll be dissapointed like me if it doesn't.

Oh yea, nice computer. How much would a similar spec'd computer cost me at say BestBuy?
Thanks, if you answer.

No prob man, a similar spec computer at Best Buy would run you about... $1300 - $1400 out the gate. But granted that gives you a Core 2 Duo and Windows Vista. You're not gonna be able to buy any computer retail anymore that doesn't have that.

Inspectah_Dirk
03-30-2007, 10:32 AM
Negro! That shit is dope. I like it. But as mentioned, Intel Core Duo Xtreme, and more RAM.
Im thinking of buying this shit too..but even better..also two fat videocards, 2 motherboards and shit, even more RAM, like 4 gb, and cool it with water or even with that "stikstof" (dont know it in english, its dutch, google it).
Like a new generation pc. But that's gonna cost me alot of money. So in the end me and my lameass will probably buy a powerbook.

BRONZBODY
03-30-2007, 11:59 PM
damn bloo dat bitch is SEXY!!!!!

Sexy Jasper
03-31-2007, 04:26 AM
"stikstof"
Liquid nitrogen.


Bloo, do you overclock?

num2son
03-31-2007, 10:26 AM
Hellz Yeah! You da man Bloo, make me one!

Yeah.

Ozmosis
03-31-2007, 10:17 PM
what happen to the good ol days of AGP slots

Bloo
04-02-2007, 12:04 AM
what happen to the good ol days of AGP slots
AGP is whack son. Played out like the Atari or 3D0
Liquid nitrogen.


Bloo, do you overclock?
Not yet :) But it is soon to come. I made sure that everything I bought for this system was overclockable. The 680i motheroard is actually designed to be overclocked although you still run the risk of voiding your warranty if you fuck it up.

damn bloo dat bitch is SEXY!!!!!
Thanks, I've made some changes since the last time I posted pics. Extra RAM, a card reader and floppy drive, stronger power supply, and a 120mm Fan in the back. I finally got it just how I want it, except for my Core 2. But I'll have that by summer :yes:

Negro! That shit is dope. I like it. But as mentioned, Intel Core Duo Xtreme, and more RAM.
Im thinking of buying this shit too..but even better..also two fat videocards, 2 motherboards and shit, even more RAM, like 4 gb, and cool it with water or even with that "stikstof" (dont know it in english, its dutch, google it).
Like a new generation pc. But that's gonna cost me alot of money. So in the end me and my lameass will probably buy a powerbook.
I'm exentually gonna do SLI, but not until the price comes down, shit I paid $550 for that damn 8800 GTS as is. As for the two motherboards... Is that even possible? I guess if you had a big enough case with the ability to hold two power pupplies but that just seems like overkill 8O

Inspectah_Dirk
04-02-2007, 01:26 PM
I'm exentually gonna do SLI, but not until the price comes down, shit I paid $550 for that damn 8800 GTS as is. As for the two motherboards... Is that even possible? I guess if you had a big enough case with the ability to hold two power pupplies but that just seems like overkill 8O

Overkill is my middle name :p

Sexy Jasper
04-02-2007, 02:34 PM
Not yet :) But it is soon to come. I made sure that everything I bought for this system was overclockable. The 680i motheroard is actually designed to be overclocked although you still run the risk of voiding your warranty if you fuck it up.
Fucking up is harder than gaining a major performance increase.

I'm running an 3800+ at 2.6 ghz and it's been like that for the past year. Never had any problems.

Bloo
04-02-2007, 10:57 PM
Well in that case... I'll shall get on that when I get off work. I have all this documentation on how to OC my board and whatnot I think It's time I tried it.

Frontal Lobotomy
04-03-2007, 12:38 AM
^ Watercooling systems are good to help maintain performance and longivity of parts when overclocking. Though I can't remember if you already have one installed or not

Bloo
04-03-2007, 05:54 AM
Actually I don't have any watercooling system yet. Probably won't bother with that until after I buy that Core 2. In the mean time I have one of the best coolers on the market so OCing the CPU should hurt it too much. And even if it did. Fuck it, it's a P4...

Sexy Jasper
04-03-2007, 07:57 AM
Watercooling is awesome, it's not that easy though and pretty expensive as well. I just have an open case with 120mm fans and I don't hear shit cause it's on the other side of the wall I have my Bravia LCD on.

Bloo
04-04-2007, 02:48 AM
It's all really simple. I could explain everything about a computer system to where you'd understand it. I'm just that good :)

SKANK HILL
04-04-2007, 05:42 AM
man your comp looks tight as hell, pumped some mad cash into that system ... but like, wont you have to update it regularly, technology moves so fuckin fast these days, thats why i never really bothered to upgrade, only when necessary ... still sick comp but ... bet games are an orgasmic experience ...

Bloo
04-04-2007, 06:13 AM
Thanks for the props. When I get home I'm gonna take new pics of it cause I've made some upgrades since the last. But overall you're right, to an extent. If I wanna keep up with the jetsons then yeah, regular upgrades are a must. But at the same time not nessicary. I'll give you an example.

Most games being released on PC right now require a DirectX 9 cappable video card. The one I have in my system right now is capable of DirectX 10 even though it's not even out yet. Once it is though I'm set, but in about another year there will be a newer card on the market that puts my card to shame. It doesn't mean that I won't be able to still play newer games with a fair ammount of detail, it just means that I might not be able to play at full detail. Or I'll break it down to you like this even. The Graphics processor in the PS3 is basically a Geforce 7900 I have a Geforce 8800 in my system right now. So you can pretty much assume that my PC will run anything a PS3 will run right now. In about two years when games require more horsepower then that means I'll just have to lower the resolution a notch or turn down the texture detail a bit in order to keep a smooth framerate either that or buy a better graphics card, you'll also notice things like that in PS3 games overtime as well. But regardless, it's easier and cheaper in the long run to upgrade your computer bit by bit as opposed to replacing the whole thing.

Razorsharp
04-04-2007, 10:51 AM
thats hella siick bloo, but the only games i play on my femputer are emulators and online cheapy games.. lol... consoles work for me, they are already built... :D

if i ever want a femputer to take me to the moon, ill phone ya :D

Bloo
04-04-2007, 02:11 PM
No doubt Ron, you know I'll hook it up for ya. Cheap too :lmao:
Like I said I'd do, I hooked up some new photos of my system with the slight but signifigant changes I made.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1251.jpg
New front shot, added a floppy drive (top) and a card reader (bottom)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1255.jpg
New side shot, this time with the case open so you can see everything clearly. Added a new Power Supply hence all the blue cords. I actually did a better job of hiding the cables with this one than the old one.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1256.jpg
Pic of my Graphics card and my TV capture card. Notice the power cable running to the Graphics card. Yes people, in the future all video cards will require their own means of power.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1257.jpg
Shot of the new power supply. A little more flashy than the last one but also more powerful. 680W as opposed to 550W.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1258.jpg
Medusa's head shot of all the wires connected to the different shit. Even if they are a nusance they look pretty good doing it :)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1260.jpg
A back shot of the rig.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1261.jpg
Back shot with the flash off

That's all for now kids!

da kid toney
04-06-2007, 02:07 AM
funny i just got me a new system too

monitor: acer 22" WIDESCREEN TFT (1650X1080 Screen Resolution)
mainboard: asus P5N32-E SLI plus (CHIPSET NFORCE 650 (mix of NFORCE 570 & 680i)
cpu: intel core 2 duo E6600 @ 2.94GHZ (stable with just a little FSB oc) :i
memory: 2GB - OCZ 8500 DDR2 SLI READY - 1066MHZ FSB
graphics: XFX 8800GTX XXX (oc by xfx @630MHZ GPU clock instead of serial 575MHZ & 1000MHZ memory speed instead of 850MHZ)
hd: seagate Barracuda 250GB (SATA 2 - 7200rpm - 16mb cache)
drive: Writemaster dvd rw burner
cpu cooler: arctic cooling pro 7 (only 18db)
case: sharkoon rebel 9
550watts 140mm silent power power supply
2x 120mm fans scythe s-flex120 (only 7,8 db - 1 behind the front panel, one blastin out in the back)
sound: 5.1 sound system by logitech
mouse: razor diamondback gaming mouse

windows xp professional 64bit
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/front.jpghttp://www.zoobabees.com/screens/tft.jpg
iīm keeping it cool without disco lights^ http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/inside.jpg

this my 3d mark result:
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/3dmark.jpg
(mention @ ^"similar systems" most users run with 35% less screen resolution, thatīs basicially why my system is on the low) // with 4X anti aliasing and anisotropic 2 times)

these are some screens from stalker in my original screen resolution. 1060*1080 widescreen ^O^
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/1.jpg
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/2.jpg
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/3.jpg
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/4.jpg
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/5.jpg

hereīs a short movie but i canīt / donīt know how to record in highest resolution and unfortionally the sound is cracked in this movie)
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/Film.wmv never mind. for now it all runs lag free with maximum details full anti aliasing and aisotropic.. waiting for crysis to see whatīs really good, probably buy another 8800gtx makin shit SLI :cop:

Bloo
04-06-2007, 03:49 AM
Peash Tony, that's a hot setup you got there, you rockin right above me on a few of those but I'ma rate your shit just cause I'm bored. :lmao:

monitor: acer 22" WIDESCREEN TFT (1650X1080 Screen Resolution)
10/10 - definately blows mine out the water. Widescreen is where it's at right now.

mainboard: asus P5N32-E SLI plus (CHIPSET NFORCE 650 (mix of NFORCE 570 & 680i)
8/10 - not quite a 680i so you'll be a bit more limited in the long run than me. but will still give you tons of upgrade ablilty.

cpu: intel core 2 duo E6600 @ 2.94GHZ (stable with just a little FSB oc) :i
9.5/10 - running better than my P4 prescott right now :fucku: but I'll be rockin right next to you in another month or so.

memory: 2GB - OCZ 8500 DDR2 SLI READY - 1066MHZ FSB
10/10 - That's the average in a gaming rig so we're right on the same level.

graphics: XFX 8800GTX XXX (oc by xfx @630MHZ GPU clock instead of serial 575MHZ & 1000MHZ memory speed instead of 850MHZ)
11/10 - hottest shit on the market right now, can't get any better. I'm running right underneath you so you already know what this card can do.

hd: seagate Barracuda 250GB (SATA 2 - 7200rpm - 16mb cache)
9/10 - some of the best HDDs on the market. I plan on buying one or two and setting up a RAID in the near future.

drive: Writemaster dvd rw burner
A DVD Burner is a DVD Burner

cpu cooler: arctic cooling pro 7 (only 18db)
8/10 - I almost thought about getting this one. Cheaper, a bit quieter but also doesn't cool as well. Not bad though

case: sharkoon rebel 9
6/10 - lots of space for upgrades but doesn't look be too friendly with rerouting of wires.

P.S. Ain't nuttin wrong wit LEDs son :b

550watts 140mm silent power power supply
550 will put you where you need to be. Might wanna consider upgrading if you plan on doing SLI - especially with two GTX.

2x 120mm fans scythe s-flex120 (only 7,8 db - 1 behind the front panel, one blastin out in the back)
8/10 - Not bad, with the pics of your system though you might wanna consider taking an hour out and placing those cables in out of the way spots to maximze air flow.

sound: 5.1 sound system by logitech
Good :dududu:

mouse: razor diamondback gaming mouse
7/10 - Optical instead of laser... although it's cappable of 1600dpi I'm still weary of it's overall feedback. Still not a bad mouse though.

windows xp professional 64bit
Windows is Windows - 64bit or 32, it'll eventually crash on ya :lmao:

this my 3d mark result:
(mention @ ^"similar systems" most users run with 35% less screen resolution, thatīs basicially why my system is on the low) // with 4X anti aliasing and anisotropic 2 times)
I ain't gonna front, with my current set up I'm getting right under 5000 with mine, it's all due to my CPU... That's the only thing really keeping my system from being Boss.

these are some screens from stalker in my original screen resolution. 1060*1080 widescreen ^O^
Not bad at all. I'm running mine full detail at 1280*1024 without dynamic lighting on (framerate goes to shit with it on) so you're a step above.

hereīs a short movie but i canīt / donīt know how to record in highest resolution and unfortionally the sound is cracked in this movie)
http://www.zoobabees.com/screens/Film.wmv never mind. for now it all runs lag free with maximum details full anti aliasing and aisotropic.. waiting for crysis to see whatīs really good, probably buy another 8800gtx makin shit SLI :cop:
You got a pimp ass rig there Tony. Props indeed, I'm just a few steps away from getting your performance levels. Seeing as how we've damn near got the same specs, maybe we can build together and trade tweaks. I plan on OC my CPUs PSB when I get home to see if that'll help my performance out a bit until I can drop for that Core 2.

Sexy Jasper
04-06-2007, 04:09 AM
Tony got us all beat. I need that 8800 GTX!!! You gotta sleep sometime... and then I'll take your hardware... chea!

Hows the framerate in STALKER?

Bloo
04-06-2007, 04:41 AM
I was gonna ask him the same thing. As for me with full detail on and no dynamic lights I get an average of 55. With it on between 5-10 :lmao: I'm not the only person with that problem I've discovered. Maybe my man Tone can shed some light on it.

Sexy Jasper
04-06-2007, 05:45 AM
Crap, I want full dynamic lighting... It's fucking ridiculous that the graphics aren't really 2007, but no 2007 videocards can render this game with a decent framerate.

Bloo
04-06-2007, 05:53 AM
Oh no, it's not the card. It's something else. Cause I've asked a few other people with damn near the same set up that I have and they've said they get a great framerate even with dynamic lighting on.

Honestly, Stalker's engine is kinda wonky. It's really picky on things. It's just a matter of how your system is set up. I think if I was running at least a Core 2 Duo I'd have no issues at all.

Sexy Jasper
04-06-2007, 07:40 AM
I know it's not the graphics card, it's the damn Xray engine that makes everything so damn choppy.

INF
04-06-2007, 10:38 AM
*drools on keyboard*

da kid toney
04-07-2007, 10:38 AM
i will post a video with frames soon..

i am not happy with the mainboard either! asus is overrated. maybe the striker is cool, but if it has the same bios like this one i have ,.,, fuck it. i probably go and cop me a gigabyte or evga board.

bloo your system is cool. when you get a c2d cpu everything will be fine.. only problem for me is.. the game creators are behind the technique and so i have to wait till they start to fully use the 8800gtx ... maybe crysis will

da kid toney
04-07-2007, 10:56 AM
I know it's not the graphics card, it's the damn Xray engine that makes everything so damn choppy.

itīs a bottleneck situation most times. one or more parts of the system canīt handle the high speed of the other parts.. all parts of the sys need to be on the same level.. the best graphics card is worth nothing if the ram is too slow and got a bad latency, or if the fsb is too low...
post your system data , lets see

Sexy Jasper
04-07-2007, 04:29 PM
I've been asking around and it's not just the hardware cause people with very decent sets are having the same problems. Even people with core duos and 8800 cards are having trouble running this game decently. Definitely engine problems.

Rebel_INS
04-09-2007, 01:25 PM
Not a specialist just yet. Right now just PC pimper extrodinare.

As for specs this is what I'm running right now.

Motherboard: BFG Nvidia nForce 680i SLI - I'd get into the specs but that'd take forever - Feel free to check them out here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813189003), this board's a beast!
CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT enabled 1MB L2 cache
Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Storage: Samsung 80GB SATA Harddrive 7200 RPM 3Gb/sec transfer
Western Digital 160GB SATA Harddrive 7200 RPM 3Gb/sec
Graphics: BFG Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 RAM - GPU running at 512MHz Memory running at 1200MHz
Misc: 24x DVD-ROM drive, 16x DVD-RW drive, Floppy drive, Hauppauge Win-TV-PVR video capture card

Now granted I haven't overclocked anything yet but even still I'm getting good performance. Even more now that I've updated the BIOS. As for benchmarks I've only used one so for to test the graphics performance. 3DMark06 gave me a rating of 4788 I believe. Final Fantasy XI Benchmark rated my comp as Incredibly Tough and that's with full detail and in high res.

Does anyone know of any programs to test overall performance? Cuase I'd like to know that too.

Damn dude nice. I want to still get that nForce 680i SLI. How does that 8800GTS run for you in games? High FPS? Im runnin a 6800 GS 256mb.. its alright but I want a 8800GTS or GTX. Ownage.

midGet
04-09-2007, 02:02 PM
you guys dont forget, that 8800 series is damn strong, so you need the best processor to get the max out of the card, otherwise the card will fall asleep.

Bloo
04-09-2007, 10:45 PM
bloo your system is cool. when you get a c2d cpu everything will be fine.. only problem for me is.. the game creators are behind the technique and so i have to wait till they start to fully use the 8800gtx ... maybe crysis will
I have no doubt Crysis will. Especially on the DirectX 10 level. Only problem with that is you have to have Vista in order to use DX10. Otherwise (or at least is Crytek is nice enough) You'll have to run the game in DX9 mode. It'll still look good though, just not as good.

Damn dude nice. I want to still get that nForce 680i SLI. How does that 8800GTS run for you in games? High FPS? Im runnin a 6800 GS 256mb.. its alright but I want a 8800GTS or GTX. Ownage.
Is varies from game to game. I get like an average of 55 FPS in F.E.A.R., about 60 with Half-Life 2. With S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I get about 70-80 FPS with dynamic lights turned off and full detail.

you guys dont forget, that 8800 series is damn strong, so you need the best processor to get the max out of the card, otherwise the card will fall asleep.
That's the fuckin truth right there. I fucked around and found that out the hard way cause my benchmarks are far below what they should be with what I'm running and I have no doubt it's because I'm running a P4. Although, I did spend all day last Friday overclocking my system. Got my P4 2.8GHz running at 3.6GHz now, got my PCI-e Bus at 3500MHz, Memory Bus clocked at 600MHz. It's givin me some noticable improvement but I'll still be gimped until I replace that P4.

da kid toney
04-10-2007, 04:07 PM
i think they will come up with directx 10 for xp too! cuz toooooo many people having xp ..

i ordered me evga 680 sli board yesterday. maybe tomorrow itīs here .. i will then make a fps movie of stalker and post it here..

the problems with stalker is.. them russians who made it didnīt had enough money to test it like itīs usual. the net code for multiplayer is buggy too. a few patches will solve the problems. thereīs a second one comin out these days i heard..

midGet
04-10-2007, 04:07 PM
man, you're squeezing the wrong part of the computer ;) buy a intel core2duo or at least amd +4400 or FX-60 and you can forget about overclocking, cause there will be no need to do that.

da kid toney
04-10-2007, 04:09 PM
i made a graphics performace test with counter strike yesterday. 1680*1050 res. everything on highest details, 4x anti aliasing and 8x anisotropic = 255fps cheah ;-)

da kid toney
04-10-2007, 04:15 PM
man, you're squeezing the wrong part of the computer ;) buy a intel core2duo or at least amd +4400 or FX-60 and you can forget about overclocking, cause there will be no need to do that.

well.. FUCK amd ! they way behind intel by now and i belive they will not overcome intel anymore.. intel already planning to release 45nm architecture end of the year while amd only got 1 or 2 65nm chips on the market yet and these are hard to get.. amd has fallen off FOREVER lol like the wu lol

get a core2duo at least the E6300 is easy overclockable and strong.. but i recommend a E6600 or you wait till end of summer when the E6850 (2*3GHZ 8mbcache) is comin out.. btw intel will reduce the cpu prices on april 22nd-- so you might catch a E6600 cheap then

da kid toney
04-10-2007, 05:00 PM
http://www.zoobabees.com/stalker30-60fps.wmv
^ donīt know why thereīs no fps displayed in the corner.. but it was between 30 and 60 all on maximum full anti aliasing & anisotropic. i got aol and the ping always above 65 cuz they got no fastpath :-(

Bloo
04-11-2007, 05:50 AM
i think they will come up with directx 10 for xp too! cuz toooooo many people having xp ..

i ordered me evga 680 sli board yesterday. maybe tomorrow itīs here .. i will then make a fps movie of stalker and post it here..
Yeah man, I'm tellin you you're gonna love this board man. It's sweet as hell. If you haven't by now though I would definately update the BIOS. It's a lot more stable than what ships on the board. So what are you planning on doing with that Asus board? I'd put it up on eBay and recoup some of that money spent on the 680i.

I also doubt that Mafia$oft will bother with an XP version of DX10. they're banking on the idea of people having to upgrade to Vista in order to play Crysis and Halo 2.


get a core2duo at least the E6300 is easy overclockable and strong.. but i recommend a E6600 or you wait till end of summer when the E6850 (2*3GHZ 8mbcache) is comin out.. btw intel will reduce the cpu prices on april 22nd-- so you might catch a E6600 cheap then
Yeah I know man, I've been trying to wait till the end of summer to grab the E6850 but I don't know if I can hold out that long... Fuck it, I can it'll be worth it :yes: But being the performance whore I am, I'll probably end up overclocking it anyway.

http://www.zoobabees.com/stalker30-60fps.wmv
^ donīt know why thereīs no fps displayed in the corner.. but it was between 30 and 60 all on maximum full anti aliasing & anisotropic. i got aol and the ping always above 65 cuz they got no fastpath :-(
Are you using FRAPS? If not then try them, they'll let you record and the FPS will show in the video. I tried it myself. I might post some vids later this week. although I ain't touchin you on the FPS level. Even with full detail on I'm barely getting 75FPS in Counter Strike.

da kid toney
04-12-2007, 11:47 AM
yeah i use fraps! donīt know why the frames not displayed.. i will sell the asus board on ebay for sure.. itīs only 3 weeks old.. asus is overrated. lol

i suggest you get a E6600 when the price drops end of april.. cuz. that cpu is easily overclockable and runs like hell with 3 or 3,4ghz and even higher ... should be enough power for the next 1,5 years

yes, i gotta borrow me a floppy drive to install the bios.. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=122339 < this forum is good to get some knowledge bout oc ! maybe you check it out.

RADIOACTIVE MAN
04-12-2007, 11:56 AM
thats just fucking sick...nice shit bloo

WARPATH
04-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Yo, Bloo we finally looked at your computer in class tonight.

some of my teacher's reacations were:


He looked at your motherboard.....was indifferent on wether he wanted one like it.

He liked the video card and other accesories.

He called you a pussy for your lack of ram.

Bloo
04-19-2007, 10:48 PM
Yo, Bloo we finally looked at your computer in class tonight.
Peace CS, I'm glad he got a chance to look at it. :thumbup:
some of my teacher's reacations were:


He looked at your motherboard.....was indifferent on wether he wanted one like it.
If he's not big into gaming or even just high performance in general then it ain't for him.

He liked the video card and other accesories.
Of course, the video card is pimp :Y and the disco lights just make it that much more sexy

He called you a pussy for your lack of ram.
Well I thought 2 Gigs was enough...#(

midGet
04-22-2007, 09:19 AM
2gigs of ram is enough,...unless you're spending some time editing videos and stuff like that, but for games it's more than enough.

...and buying another 2gigs of ram let's say in next 6months aint impossible.

WARPATH
04-24-2007, 05:33 PM
Well I thought 2 Gigs was enough...#(

I think he thought it was just 1GB because, he just looked at the pictured where you show those 2 x 512 Mb ram sticks.............

Dirty Knowledge
04-27-2007, 05:31 PM
That is TECHNOGANGSTA. Hot shit, Bloo, you got the skillz bruah.

Bloo
04-30-2007, 01:01 AM
Thanks DK! I got something special commin on Wednesday, nothing major but still smooth altogether.

Bloo
05-03-2007, 10:02 AM
Aight ya'll. I think this is about it for all my PC pimpin, but I'm goin out in style son!

Now all of ya'lls Xbox 360 controllers probably look like this...
http://www.gadgetsandgames.co.uk/images/xbox360controller.jpg

Mine, on the other hand. Looks like this
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1322.jpg
Smooth and black, that ain't nuttin though. Till you turn it on :D

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a358/BlooHook/IMG_1323.jpg
Now my shit is ganksta!

That was the last thing I needed to make my PC a total custom job. Now I got a controller to match it. I'm content