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Old 04-12-2007, 04:49 PM #1
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Personal Built Computers - Reviews / Comparisons

Per jacksonblue's recommendation in THIS THREAD, I am hoping to create a knowledge-base for personal built computer combinations. With this in mind, this thread should not turn into a pissing match of people's opinions of Intel versus AMD, Nvidia versus ATI, or Microsoft versus Apple.

For the comparison we will be using these two benchmark utilities to measure Gaming and Number Crunching performance:
It is important that you fulfill all of the required elements with your post, otherwise it will not be added to the comparison chart. In the spirit of this becoming a knowledge-base, please do not falsify information as it only hurts the overall results.

Any items listed in RED, are required:

Computer Specs:
  • Processor (Link)
  • Motherboard (Link)
  • Memory (Link)
  • Video Card (Link)
  • CPU Cooler (Link)**
  • Operating System

** If using water cooling; list the CPU block, Pump, and Radiator

Total cost of parts listed above at the time of original purchase (Minus Operating System)

<<< One Picture of the System Together >>>



Initial Impression/Review:
  • Thoughts


Benchmark Results at Stock Speeds:
  • 3DMark06 Test Results - X,XXX
  • SiSoftware Sandra - Processor Arithmetic Results - XX,XXX
<<< Screen shot of results with CPUZ >>>




Benchmark Results at Overclocked Speeds:
  • 3DMark06 Test Results - X,XXX
  • SiSoftware Sandra - Processor Arithmetic Results - XX,XXX
<<< Screen shot of results with CPUZ >>>
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PPD = Points Per Dollar

ST:Tech Top 3 Scores:
  1. Albanach: 13,497 (3DMark06) + 55,376 (Sandra) = 68,873 Total
    $825 @ 83.48 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 8800GT @ 640 & 1900

  2. Treghc: 10,430 (3DMark06) + 52,959 (Sandra) = 63,389 Total
    $953 @ 66.52 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 8800GTS @ 576 & 1700

  3. How Tall Do u Weight: 11,368 (3DMark06) + 44,811 (Sandra) = 56,179 Total
    $1,737 @ 32.34 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 8800GTX @ 575 & 1800


Top Scores @ Stock Speeds:
  1. How Tall Do u Weight: 11,368 (3DMark06) + 44,811 (Sandra) = 56,179 Total
    $1,737 @ 32.34 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 8800GTX @ 575 & 1800

  2. lancerevo18s: 9,315 (3DMark06) + 44,120 (Sandra) = 53,435 Total
    $1,095 @ 48.80 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  3. bornestar: 10,708 (3DMark06) + 24,415 (Sandra) = 35,123 Total
    $1,585 @ 22.16 PPD - Intel C2D E6700 (Conroe Core) @ 2.6Ghz // 8800GTX @ 575 & 1800

  4. Dy-nas-ty: 10,661 (3DMark06) + 24,340 (Sandra) = 35,001 Total
    $1,332 @ 26.28 PPD - Intel C2D E6700 (Conroe Core) @ 2.6Ghz // 8800GTX @ 575 & 1800

  5. Firebert: 9,810 (3DMark06) + 24,363 (Sandra) = 34,173 Total
    $908 @ 37.64 PPD - Intel C2D E6750 (Conroe Core) @ 2.6Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  6. p8ntplayer777: 9,638 (3DMark06) + 24,478 (Sandra) = 34,116 Total
    $733 @ 46.54 PPD - Intel C2D E6750 (Conroe Core) @ 2.6Ghz // 8800GTS @ 576 & 1700

  7. ClarkBar2k2: 9,429 (3DMark06) + 21,891 (Sandra) = 31,320 Total
    $1,020 @ 30.71 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 8800GTX @ 575 & 1800

  8. Herman0203: 8,761 (3DMark06) + 21,825 (Sandra) = 30,586 Total
    $716 @ 42.72 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  9. Chris 2k3 WGP Rocks: 5,205 (3DMark06) + 24,992 (Sandra) = 30,197 Total
    $700 @ 43.14 PPD - Intel C2D E6700 (Conroe Core) @ 2.6Ghz // X1950Pro @ 580 & 1400

  10. six foot midget: 8,951 (3DMark06) + 19,552 (Sandra) = 28,503 Total
    $786 @ 36.26 PPD - Intel C2D E6400 (Conroe Core) @ 2.1Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  11. itslogz: 5,922 (3DMark06) + 21,948 (Sandra) = 27,870 Total
    $645 @ 43.21 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 2.4Ghz // X1950Pro @ 580 & 1400

  12. impmonkey: 8,098 (3DMark06) + 19,589 (Sandra) = 27,687 Total
    $1,010 @ 27.41 PPD - Intel C2D E6400 (Conroe Core) @ 2.1Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  13. jcdenton69: 8,015 (3DMark06) + 19,313 (Sandra) = 27,328 Total
    $1,034 @ 26.43 PPD - Intel C2D E6420 (Conroe Core) @ 2.1Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  14. Dark Master v1: 5,127 (3DMark06) + 21,994 (Sandra) = 27,121 Total
    $1,250 @ 21.70 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 7950GT @ 560 & 1450

  15. IRPancake: 7,575 (3DMark06) + 17,406 (Sandra) = 24,981 Total
    $537 @ 46.52 PPD - AMD X2 4600+ (Windsor Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 2x 7900GS (SLI) @ 500 & 1380

  16. Firebert: 7,756 (3DMark06) + 16,052 (Sandra) = 23,808 Total
    $800 @ 29.76 PPD - AMD X2 4200+ (Toledo Core) @ 2.2Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  17. 2k2MisFit: 3,478 (3DMark06) + 19,875 (Sandra) = 23,353 Total
    $519 @ 45.00 PPD - AMD X2 5600+ (Windsor Core) @ 2.8Ghz // 7600GT @ 560 & 1400

  18. ddawg23213: 5,261 (3DMark06) + 16,449 (Sandra) = 21,710 Total
    $492 @ 44.13 PPD - Intel C2D E4300 (Allendale Core) @ 1.8Ghz // 8600GTS @ 675 & 2000

  19. GabeIsGone: 4,711 (3DMark06) + 16,809 (Sandra) = 21,520 Total
    $440 @ 48.91 PPD - AMD X2 4400+ (Brisbane Core) @ 2.3Ghz // 7900GS @ 525 & 1550

  20. Chris 2k3 WGP Rocks: 3,737 (3DMark06) + 16,213 (Sandra) = 19,950 Total
    $385 @ 51.82 PPD - AMD X2 4400+ (Brisbane Core) @ 2.3Ghz // 7600GT @ 590 & 1600

  21. zellthemedic: 3,934 (3DMark06) + 15,724 (Sandra) = 19,658 Total
    $415 @ 47.37 PPD - AMD X2 4200+ (Toledo Core) @ 2.2Ghz // 7600GT @ 590 & 1600

  22. AutoMaggot: 3,463 (3DMark06) + 14,386 (Sandra) = 17,849 Total
    $495 @ 36.06 PPD - AMD X2 3800+ (Windsor Core) @ 2.0Ghz // 7600GT @ 590 & 1600

  23. Mustang7302: 4,286 (3DMark06) + 13,116 (Sandra) = 17,402 Total
    $575 @ 30.26 PPD - AMD X2 3600+ (Brisbane Core) @ 1.9Ghz // 7900GS @ 525 & 1550

  24. Dasminkar: 1,559 (3DMark06) + 14,508 (Sandra) = 16,067 Total
    $285 @ 56.38 PPD - AMD X2 4000+ (Brisbane Core) @ 2.1Ghz // 8400GS @ 450 & 1600

  25. M. Clementi: 4,114 (3DMark06) + 8,665 (Sandra) = 12,779 Total
    $750 @ 17.04 PPD - AMD A64 4000+ (San Diego Core) @ 2.4Ghz // 7900GT @ 500 & 1500
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PPD = Points Per Dollar

Top Scores @ Overclocked Speeds:
  1. Albanach: 13,497 (3DMark06) + 55,376 (Sandra) = 68,873 Total
    $825 @ 83.48 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 8800GT @ 640 & 1900

  2. Treghc: 10,430 (3DMark06) + 52,959 (Sandra) = 63,389 Total
    $953 @ 66.52 PPD - Intel C2Q Q6600 (Kentsfield Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 8800GTS @ 576 & 1700

  3. EGO_FREAK: 12,837 (3DMark06) + 33,868 (Sandra) = 46,705 Total
    $1,852 @ 25.22 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 3.7Ghz // 8800GTX @ 655 & 2110

  4. yeahthatsme: 12,102 (3DMark06) + 31,387 (Sandra) = 43,489 Total
    $1,240 @ 35.43 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 3.4Ghz // 8800GTX @ 607 & 1986

  5. Firebert: 11,204 (3DMark06) + 32,206 (Sandra) = 43,410 Total
    $908 @ 47.81 PPD - Intel C2D E6750 (Conroe Core) @ 3.2Ghz // 8800GTS @ 635 & 1900

  6. xXIsolatioNXx: 12,137 (3DMark06) + 29,427 (Sandra) = 41,564 Total
    $800 @ 51.96 PPD - Intel C2D E6750 (Conroe Core) @ 3.2Ghz // 8800GTX @ 640 & 2080

  7. Rebel2002.5: 11,862 (3DMark06) + 28,683 (Sandra) = 40,545 Total
    $1,700 @ 23.85 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 3.6Ghz // 8800GTX @ 650 & 2000

  8. p8ntplayer777: 9,911 (3DMark06) + 27,529 (Sandra) = 37,440 Total
    $733 @ 51.08 PPD - Intel C2D E6750 (Conroe Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 8800GTS @ 576 & 1700

  9. DaShockMan: 4,968 (3DMark06) + 31,481 (Sandra) = 36,449 Total
    $452 @ 80.64 PPD - Intel C2D E6420 (Conroe Core) @ 3.7Ghz // 8800GTX @ 594 & 1606

  10. itslogz: 6,345 (3DMark06) + 29,341 (Sandra) = 35,686 Total
    $645 @ 55.33 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 3.2Ghz // X1950Pro @ 580 & 1400

  11. jcdenton69: 8,565 (3DMark06) + 25,732 (Sandra) = 34,297 Total
    $1,034 @ 33.17 PPD - Intel C2D E6420 (Conroe Core) @ 2.8Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  12. ddawg23213: 6,245 (3DMark06) + 24,757 (Sandra) = 31,002 Total
    $492 @ 63.01 PPD - Intel C2D E4300 (Allendale Core) @ 2.8Ghz // 8600GTS @ 763 & 2348

  13. boomslang: 2,316 (3DMark06) + 27,944 (Sandra) = 30,260 Total
    $870 @ 34.78 PPD - Intel C2D E6600 (Conroe Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 7600GS @ ??? / ????

  14. IRPancake: 8,845 (3DMark06) + 21,329 (Sandra) = 30,174 Total
    $537 @ 56.19 PPD - AMD X2 4600+ (Windsor Core) @ 2.9Ghz // 2x 7900GS (SLI) @ 581 & 1500

  15. Firebert: 9,048 (3DMark06) + 19,988 (Sandra) = 29,038 Total
    $800 # 36.30 PPD - AMD X2 4200+ (Toledo Core) @ 2.7Ghz // 8800GTS @ 500 & 1600

  16. Mustang7302: 5,259 (3DMark06) + 21,745 (Sandra) = 27,004 Total
    $575 @ 46.96 PPD - AMD X2 3600+ (Brisbane Core) @ 3.0Ghz // 7900GS @ 620 & 1590

  17. Rebel2002.5: 6,309 (3DMark06) + 18,574 (Sandra) = 24,883 Total
    $937 @ 26.56 PPD - AMD X2 4200+ (Manchester Core) @ 2.6Ghz // 7900GT @ 700 & 1800

  18. imguessingurgay: 3,302 (3DMark06) + 15,424 (Sandra) = 18,726 Total
    $520 @ 36.00 PPD - AMD X2 4200+ (Windsor Core) @ 2.5Ghz // 7600GT @ 580 & 1450
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Processor: Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor, stock clocks
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Motherboard: Abit NF-M2 GeForce 6150 mATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127013

Memory: 1GB OCZ Gold PC800 DDR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227123

Video Card: XFX Fatality 7600GT 256 GDDR3 PCI-e x16, stock clocks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182

CPU Cooler: AMD/Coolermaster Quad Heatpipe w/ 80mm fan
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Operating System: Win. XP Professional, SP2

Total: $494.97



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After updating my Forceware drivers and using an older version of 3DMark06, I captured these results (stock clocks):



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Nice little system. Cheap. Does what I need it to do. Word-processing and minor gaming --> Runs BF2 very well and CS:S/DOD:S flawlessly. Only problem has been with 3DMark06, ironically, as this system has been uber stable and relatively quick.

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Video Card: BFGTech 7600GT

PSU: Xclio GreatPower 600W

OS: Windows XP Pro w/ SP2

Total: ~850

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3dMark06: 3302
SiSoftware Sandra - Processor Arithmetic Results - 15,424 MIPS


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Alright guys, I have updated this thread with my information. This is a community effort to create a knowledge base; therefore, it is crucial to include all information that is required in your posts to be added to the comparison chart.

Automaggot: please list only the total price of the listed items, add your 3DMark06 score, and post a screen shot of your results (including CPUZ).

imguessingurgay: please list the total price of the listed items, add your Sandra score, post a screen shot of your results (including CPUZ), and limit to only one picture of your system.
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LITE-ON CD-Drives (Have 2x)

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Antec PSU 650 w

Abit KN8 Mobo (Couldn't find it on Newegg)

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*Purchased on 11/24/2006 for $1,358.77.*

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Results 110.82 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.4.8 (8L2127) Physical RAM 1024 MB Model iMac4,1 Drive Type Maxtor 6L250M0 CPU Test 71.03 GCD Loop 239.44 12.62 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 82.88 1.97 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 41.72 1.38 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 62.11 10.81 Mops/sec Thread Test 173.41 Computation 154.77 3.14 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 197.16 8.48 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 97.20 System 93.72 Allocate 96.84 355.64 Kalloc/sec Fill 94.59 4599.06 MB/sec Copy 89.98 1858.58 MB/sec Stream 100.96 Copy 87.36 1804.34 MB/sec Scale 85.21 1760.46 MB/sec Add 122.03 2599.51 MB/sec Triad 121.31 2595.15 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 103.55 Line 98.17 6.54 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 112.41 33.56 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 111.94 9.12 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 108.65 2.74 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 90.35 5.65 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 125.55 Spinning Squares 125.55 159.27 frames/sec User Interface Test 206.06 Elements 206.06 945.71 refresh/sec Disk Test 94.72 Sequential 116.07 Uncached Write 115.51 70.92 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 107.26 60.69 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 125.78 36.81 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 117.24 58.92 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 80.00 Uncached Write 46.41 4.91 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 109.76 35.14 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 89.33 0.63 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 122.74 22.77 MB/sec [256K blocks]


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For the time being, shouldnt I be on the list...?
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$209 - Asus P5W DH Deluxe
$306 - Corsair 4GB PC2-6400
$560 - eVGA 8800GTX
$170 - Tt 700 PSU
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Initial Impression/Review:
Pretty fast. No need for overclocking really... To scared to watercool this bea$t and see its true potential.

Benchmark Results at Stock Speeds:
3DMark06 Test Results - 10,708
SiSoftware Sandra - Processor Arithmetic Results - 24,415 MIPS



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Do me a favor and keep it to the format like I had posted mine. Makes it easier to pull the information. Also include the cost of the core componets at the time of origional purchase.
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I was just about to post that same thing. not to mention i have ddr21150 ram(yep thats not a typo) coming in with MY evega 680 I

also im going to over clock my vid card..... and flash it

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Old 04-15-2007, 10:45 PM #18
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$509 - Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 2.67
$209 - Asus P5W DH Deluxe
$306 - Corsair 4GB PC2-6400
$560 - eVGA 8800GTX
$170 - Tt 700 PSU
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Purchased for ~$2500 in November of 2006?

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Initial Impression/Review:
Pretty fast. No need for overclocking really... To scared to watercool this bea$t and see its true potential.

Benchmark Results at Stock Speeds:
3DMark06 Test Results - 10,708
SiSoftware Sandra - Processor Arithmetic Results - 24,415 MIPS



**** i have competition.... '

the onyl thing i have over you is my GOD ram and my GOD mobo...also i oc alot.....

THIS THREAD IS SPARTA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:55 PM #19
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yes i know tripple post but are we doing these score in xp or vista?
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Doesn't matter... but just make sure you list which OS you ran your benchmarks on.
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Purchased for ~$1850 around Summer 2006.



Initial Impression/Review:
At first, I was excited because the build went smoothly and the newly released Core 2 Duo was boggling my mind with it's performance per dollar ratio. This build was meant to be a heavy hitter (without much gaming performance, seeing as I don't game) and had to be very quiet. As time went on, I became slightly less impressed with the overall build. The hard drive cage in my Lian-Li case transferred a bunch of HDD vibration and was quite audible, which obviously upset me seeing as I wanted a quiet machine. The vibration was solved by inserting a thin wad of paper between the metal contacts on the HDD cage. Also, my Fortron Soure PSU was quite loud - it was foolish of me to buy a PSU with an 80mm fan if I wanted a quiet machine. I swapped in a fan with a slower turning rate, and it was once again a quiet computer - I'm willing to risk my PSU health, a few fan RPMs can't hurt that much.

My motherboard is overpriced, gimmicky, and has some BIOS problems. As far as I can tell, when I took a suicide overclocking run, I damaged some part of the BIOS and lost the EZ Update functionality. Now, updating my BIOS is a complicated and little documented matter, and I cannot restore the functionality that I once had. My overclocking ceiling is low, and I don't want to blame my RAM. My mobo has wifi built in, which I used a grand total of once, and it comes with a bundle of other unnecessary features which I didn't initially mind because the board had some great reviews. I have been unable to get a decent install of Linux with this board either because of the now-quirky BIOS or because it contains components that are not that Linux friendly. As such, I run the ugliest yet most feature-filled version of Windows I can find to compensate. I run 24/7 at the overclock listed above, and my CPU usage never drops below 100% due to various and ongoing tasks which need processing time.

No stock clocked benchmarks will be provided. This computer does not shut down unless absolutely necessary.

Benchmark results at overclocked speeds:

3DMark 06 Test results: 2,316
SiSoft Sandra Processor Arithmetic Results: 27,944 MIPS

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