Ok, hypothetically Im asking all you master builders "What is the cheapest system you could build and OC that will out score a stock rig with the following parts: 3.8GHZP4, 1GB DDR2, 6800Ultra, 200GBsata2, Nforce4mobo." Let me know your theories, keeping in mind our goal is to make the CHEAPEST rig that can our benchmark this in all games. Lets the games begin......
10th May 2005
probably 3.4 GHz P4, pc3200 ram clocked alot, 6800GT, nForce 4 mobo. im a bit of a nub at this stuf
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
Are you going to bother to post whatever your hypothetical system benchmarked to?
30th January 2004
Mobo-$76.25 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135177 HDD-$112 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152022 Processor-$267.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103533 RAM-$192.60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820221022 Vid Card-162.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125156 All I could think of =/ Just requires an insanely good cooling system and a good case. EDIT:: Oh right; benchmark. Be back with that later
Revenge was here.
14th December 2004
That setup looks ok, but you could go with a really cheap 40GB IDE hard drive, and some $99 OCZ PC3200 RAM at 2-3-3-6 1T. Overclock the RAM and CPU, then use the extra money to get a 7800GTX instead. The 24 pixel pipelines will do wonders. Overclock the 7800GT a little, and your good to go. You could probably get over 10,000 in 3Dmark05 with lots of overclocking, and you could probably to it for little mor than $1100.
See, I think that a 90nm AMD 3200+ OC'ed to 2.5ghz paired with a 6800GT OC'ed and 1gb of DDR ram with a nice 120gb sata could give the P4 rig a good run for its money... By the way, that hypothetical rig would likely have a 3Dsm of around 10,000 IMO... so it shouldnt be THAT hard to beat, the question is the cheapest way of doing it.
Lord of the Peach
19th April 2004
Here is mine: Case $34 OCZ ModStream OCZ45012U ATX 450W Power Supply $75 DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb Socket 754 $98 AMD 64+3700 socket 754. $280 XP-90 heatskink with AS5 and fan $61 Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive $119 BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC $320 GeIL Ultra 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 500 (PC 4000) $138 Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer $30 Cd/DVD drive $33 drop the multipier on the processor to 11 set the bus to 250mzh, and raise the voltage a bit. You got 2.75ghz. Use coolbits to OC the card to around 425/1100. This should beat the crap out of the intel rig.