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Old October 25, 2008, 10:21 PM
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So this machine is already built and waiting for an OS. I was just wanting to throw the specs out there and see what kinda performance I should be expecting. what frame rates should I be getting on crysis, ect...?

cpu: core duo E8400
mobo: Asus P5N-D
gpu: BFG GTX 260 OC
memory: PC8500 OCZ Reaper 2 gigs
case: Antec 900
HD: WD 500
power: coolmax 750 watt
display: 22" lcd
os: 32-bit XP Pro

might look into OCing it later, also might pick up a 32gig solid state (just for fun lol). thanks!
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Old October 25, 2008, 10:59 PM
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Nice Rig......

The P5N-D is not as good an overclocker as let's say the Intel based P5E series but it's nice. With my E8400 at 4ghzg it takes a bus speed of 444Mhz (1776 fsb) to get there so to get the max out of your E8400 it will require some real solid stability at higher fsb's.

Just curious, do you plan on going SLI in the future & if not why choose an SLI chipset??

P.S. If going to 4gig of ram anytime soon you will want to load a 64bit OS to take advantage of the full 4gig you layed out your hard earned $$$ for.

All in all though a nice setup.
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Old October 25, 2008, 11:18 PM
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Nice Rig......

The P5N-D is not as good an overclocker as let's say the Intel based P5E series but it's nice. With my E8400 at 4ghzg it takes a bus speed of 444Mhz (1776 fsb) to get there so to get the max out of your E8400 it will require some real solid stability at higher fsb's.

Just curious, do you plan on going SLI in the future & if not why choose an SLI chipset??

P.S. If going to 4gig of ram anytime soon you will want to load a 64bit OS to take advantage of the full 4gig you layed out your hard earned $$$ for.

All in all though a nice setup.
That board will be fine for overclocking.

64bit OS isn't necessary for him.

Ask Dan: What's with the 3Gb memory barrier?
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Old October 26, 2008, 05:27 AM
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Depends if you run max resolution and settings. It should work well regardless.
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Old October 26, 2008, 05:49 AM
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Nice Rig......

The P5N-D is not as good an overclocker as let's say the Intel based P5E series but it's nice. With my E8400 at 4ghzg it takes a bus speed of 444Mhz (1776 fsb) to get there so to get the max out of your E8400 it will require some real solid stability at higher fsb's.

Just curious, do you plan on going SLI in the future & if not why choose an SLI chipset??

P.S. If going to 4gig of ram anytime soon you will want to load a 64bit OS to take advantage of the full 4gig you layed out your hard earned $$$ for.

All in all though a nice setup.
yes i was gonna SLI right away but found the the 260 for a killler price (259 at futureshop) and by that time I already had the motherboard. And now I'm not sure if two 260's will fit on that board because of the placement of the SATA ports, but I shall see!

thanks!
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