Ok so if you know me at all then you know for the past like 3 months ive been complaining that my computer sucks major ass and I needed a new motherboard and processor. Well a few months back my motherboard failed. So I went out and spent some cash on parts for a new system and to get my old system running while I saved some money. Below is a list of parts I got.
- EVGA 01G-P2-N795-TR GeForce 8600 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
- WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
- Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound
- BYTECC 18″ Serial ATA-150/300 Cable w/Locking Latch Model SATA-118C
- MSI 945GCM478-L 478 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Ok so the parts themselves are new tech. The motherboard was a decent board that would play nice with all the parts and my old ass processor. So I was able to get my system back up for a while at a cheap price [$250~]. However performance on this thing. Sucks major ass. The CPU [p4 ht 3.2ghz] only gets a passmark score of like 300 to 500. So ya it sucked. Im talking 30~fps on counter strike source suck here.
So anyway. Today someone bought some old domain names I had and that pushed me over the top and I was able to order my new parts. Im going to use the parts from above because they are all compatible with these new parts and ill upgrade the ram to 8gb later on down the road.
- Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard – $79.99
- AMD Phenom 9850 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HD985ZXAJ4BGH – $149
- XIGMATEK EP-CD901 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler – $17.99
I spent around $200 on this after discounts. [combo deal] This new processor aside from being a quad core beast. It also gets a passmark score of 2500!!!! Thats going to be a major boost to my current system. It will be the most powerful system I have ever built. I will be doing a whole write up on how to install the parts once I get them here. Should be no later than Wednesday. Hopefully they will ship it out monday and I will get it tuesday because of how close I am to neweggs shipping warehouse for the east coast.
So for now I am going to start backing up my 300gb of pron documents and music.