Souped up 2004-2005ish rig?

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Souped up 2004-2005ish rig?

Postby PcBytes » 2018-6-03 @ 10:55

Bought a 2004-2005ish rig (or so the caps say) with some nice parts, and thought I might share it with you.

Case: K-Mex CX-3358 (couldn't find it on Google - other models do show up tho)
PSU: FSP Group FSP300-60EP(2)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Skt939
MB: Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939
RAM: 2GB DDR400 (4x512MB)
GPU: ATi Radeon HD3450 512MB AGP8x - originally had a FX5200 128MB 128bit
ODD: Hitachi-LG DVD0RW GSA-H10N (white, I also have a black unit)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB-00LSA0 80GB SATA
OS: Windows 7 SP1 (came with it), probably going to switch to XP SP3
Main: Xeon X5450, 8GB RAM DDR2, DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
Wolfram: C2D E6750, 1GB DDR2, MSI P965 Platinum
R.A.I.D: Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 2GB DDR400, ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
Captain: Pentium 3 1GHz, 256MB RAM, LuckyStar 6VA694+
Voodoo: AMD K6-2 500MHz, 128MB RAM, LuckyStar 5MVP3
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Re: Souped up 2004-2005ish rig?

Postby candle_86 » 2018-6-11 @ 15:15

if I was you I'd toss that HD3450 into the nearest trash can, its preformance is similar to that of a 9600 not even a pro
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Re: Souped up 2004-2005ish rig?

Postby Fire Vine » 2018-6-14 @ 15:01

what candle said

get a 6800/6800gt instead, it will beat the shit out of that crappy 3450 ( just make sure you have a decent power supply )
i have 2 3450s and i cant even get them to run hl2 at over 30fps even with a huge overclock
all the other parts look great though
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Re: Souped up 2004-2005ish rig?

Postby PcBytes » 2018-6-15 @ 11:04

candle_86 wrote:if I was you I'd toss that HD3450 into the nearest trash can, its preformance is similar to that of a 9600 not even a pro

That 3450 is actually the best card I have considering what options I had available - 9550, FX5500,5200 and such.

Fire Vine - I don't think I've seen a 6800/6800GT show up in my town, let alone on AGP. The only things I've seen were either 9550 cards or 9600 Pro, and one 7600GT that god knew if it even worked given how bad it looked. (with bulged caps as well) That's why I went with the 3450. So far, GTA San Andreas runs fine, although that game runs even on the most potato card I had (a 7300LE)
Main: Xeon X5450, 8GB RAM DDR2, DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
Wolfram: C2D E6750, 1GB DDR2, MSI P965 Platinum
R.A.I.D: Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 2GB DDR400, ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
Captain: Pentium 3 1GHz, 256MB RAM, LuckyStar 6VA694+
Voodoo: AMD K6-2 500MHz, 128MB RAM, LuckyStar 5MVP3
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