Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AoE, 22 Feb 2012.
4/10 Old Quad core, 4GB memory is limiting now. GTX 460 is good.
You just get a 10 straight away Simon. Another monitor would be nice though, so I'll put your final score as:
The Phenom II and GTX 460 are pretty old by today's standards but the 12GB RAM and two IPS monitors save you from a 5/10
FYI @ the person who scores mine, Poseidon is my desktop/gaming rig, Atlantis is my home server
I'm gonna go with a 8.5/10 for the now standard ix 2x00k & 8GB Vengeance combo Excellent graphics, good sized SSD plus a pair of RAIDed F3s
*Awaits sub 5/10 scores for non overclocked AMD and DDR2 based rig inside an ancient case with sub 1920x1080 TN screens*
maybe we should start over...breaking each score down to a category lol...
then an equal average of all
so personally, i'd rate simon's as follows:
cpu = 9.5 - best consumer cpu out there and very nice oc but it's not under ln2 @ 6 ghz
gpu = 9.25 - taking into acccount single card sli options are iffy, great setup, but 2x7970's beat it
mobo = 9.75 - it's top end, but i never give 10's!
ram = 9.75 - could be faster, but he has 32 gb
hdd = 9.5 - could be raid'ed 240's but the other 2 and the samsung f3 for storage bring it up
psu = 8.75 - 1500 watts, solid brand...the 1200 watt version had efficiency issues
case = n/a - no info/seems like i saw a test bench, but will skip it
cooling = n/a - no info/gonna have to put an * on this score
kb/mouse = n/a no info
monitor = 9 - not totally up on monitors, but know it's a very good one, not the best though
total = 9.36*
* - no info for 3 categories
whew...that was alot of work...someone get lancer
I'd downmark you just for the creative Soundcard. I honestly don't understand how anyone can use one on Window 7 with their awful drivers.
FOr reference; Simon's running a Phobya 1080Radiator, plus a 120, isn't it?
That is the exact reason why i'm using Daniel_K's modified drivers. The Creative ones ran horribly. Trying to change a setting would cause a ~5 second delay before anything happened. I was thinking about changing over to an Asus Xonar, but my friend had issues with their drivers too so I'm a bit stuck at the moment.
I've only run into two issues with the Xonar cards at the second: One: Because of the way it works; if Xear3D is running (D3D emulation on hardware, basically) and a game crashes; Sound loops until a system restart. That peeves me off. Two; It uses a flippin Floppy Connector for power. Why not something more elegant? I understand why it's there, but why an ugly floppy connector that can be jogged loose?
Count yourself lucky that you only need the 1 floppy connector, I need 2. One for the card and one for the front panel. You'd think that there would be a spare 4 wires in the giant IDE-esque ribbon that runs between them but noooo.....
Because I'm bored
Even though I think someone's already rated your rig lancer
6.5/7 out of 10
- Good CPU, but no overclock
- Crosshair II, good board, I had one of those for a little while
- only 4gb of RAM, but it is DDR2, and relatively fast DDR2 from what I can remember
- gtx 470, good card, but it's getting on abit now
- Enermax PSU
- Sweet SSD BUT NO RAID O?
- Antec 900, good case, but a bit old and industrial looking
I'm going to try and defend my lack of overclocking The main reason why I haven't bothered to overclock is because I don't have any lagging or low FPS issues in the games that I play. I also spend most of my time browsing the web where 4 cores at 3.8, 4GHz just aren't needed so I've left it stock with Cool N Quiet enabled so it drops down to 800MHz a core and temps also stay in the low 30's (the Phenom is beneath a Scythe Mugen II Heatsink).
Considering the SSD, GTX 470 and the Antec 900 were all freebies from my friend I think I've scored well!
Not really much else I can add given what you just said- I'd give it probably 6/10 too because of not using on-board audio but lose points for stating the x4 955 is '@stock' I'd just not state it, lol.
Also Phenom is getting a little elderly imo.
Bet mines going to be torn apart- dont be too harsh xD
Criticism noted, sig updated
But what about my sig? Might be the lowest score given in this thread xD
10/10, the N40L is one of my favorite systems! I absolutely love super small form factor!
8/10 - i7 870 is a fancy chip. rest of the system is nice
(then some serious hardware happens - but is not directly yours )
Not bad but lacks grunt.
Have you even used one in years!? They did have a problem - but last few creative soundcards I have had have been just fine, this card sounds absolutely fantastic and the drivers have been spot on since the day i got it.
Agree with Marco I use pax drivers with mine and the Asus cards don't come close with these but that's my opinion and im not dissing the Asus cards one bit
9/10, exceptional CPU, great RAM, excellent GPU and storage setup, great cooling, -1 point for a SoundBlaster.
To put an end to all the arguing over soundcards, HT Omega Clario is about the best you're gonna get in the sub $150(US) range for an internal sound device, but lets face it. Internal soundcards are crap compared to proper external sound devices. I mean we have a triple HD Accelerator in the Mac Pro just to drive input/output to our racks, then they do all the work. But then again, Dad's a professional audio producer so I might have higher standards than most.
Anyways to top it off: HT Omega is better than Asus or Soundblaster.
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