New Budget Gaming Build!

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  1. bikermicefrmars

    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    My Upgrade!

    Finally, after research here and there i finally upgraded my rusty old Pentium 4 to the following specs:

    E5400 @ 2.7ghz
    Asus P5KPL-AM SE
    2GB DDr2 Ram
    HD4650 1GB

    GAMES ARE RUNNING SOO SMOOTH, and i am very happy!

    Unboxing PIC:

    http://i43.tinypic.com/r1bwqe.jpg


    Dirt 2 everything high and 4xMSAA at 1024x768 result:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/vzziuf.jpg


    Street Fighter 4 fixed fps benchmark all ultra with 8xMSAA:
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2nti64z.jpg

    Far Cry 2 benchmark at 1024x768 resolution all high with 2xAA and it avg is 30!!

    http://i40.tinypic.com/bvndg.jpg


    Crysis 1(it wasnt optimized well) benchmark results at 1024x768 resolution with the following settings:
    http://i43.tinypic.com/3165iq0.jpg


    And benchmarked with FRAPS and this was it!!

    Min:10
    Max:50
    AVG:33
    And it was really smooth and with all set to medium its above 40 at avg,

    Resident Evil 5 maxed out fully at 1024x768!!
    http://i39.tinypic.com/j59u9z.jpg


    RAN MODERN WARFARE 2 AT 1024x768 WITH EVERYTHING SET TO EXTRA and Highest possible AA, and gotta admit it was sooo smooth!!!

    Modern Warfare 2 FPS: Min:30 Max:90 AVG:40-50

    Bad Company 2 benchmarked with everything to highest possible at 1024x768 resolution but NO AA and AF along with HBAO off!
    Benchmarked with FRAPS, with following results:

    Min, Max, Avg
    25, 60, 40

    Assassins Creed 2 maxed out completely along with 2xMSAA at 1024x768 resolution, the following results;

    Min:25
    Avg:37
    Max:50

    Windows Experience Index:

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2hnz3pu.jpg


    IS IT GOOD??
     
  2. spiffyskater

    spiffyskater Member Guru

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    For how much you spent (I'm guessing $230 ?) its a very nice build. You pretty much built yourself something comparable to a xbox 360 or a PS3. The only thing i would advise is too buy another 2gb of ram. Your board supports 1066 ddr2 which you can buy 4gb (2x2) on newegg for around $100.
     
  3. NobleKnight51

    NobleKnight51 Master Guru

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    Overclock it, and it will be even better!
     
  4. bikermicefrmars

    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    Overclocking will show no gains as my GPU is a bottleneck, correct me if i am wrong , coz my CPU went easily to 3.5ghz!!
     

  5. Julepalme

    Julepalme Master Guru

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    GPU can be overclocked aswell usually.. some models with a lot more headroom than others :)
     
  6. bikermicefrmars

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    ^^I have tried OCing it but no gain as it went only 50mhz on Memory clock and 90 mhz on Core clock!!
     
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  8. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    don't you just love major upgrades :) have fun!
     
  9. bikermicefrmars

    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    Something obnoxious guys, this motherboard(P5KPL-AM SE) doesn't have a port to get my HP LaserJet 1100 running, is it normal?
    I mean do i have to buy a Printer to USB converter(if there exists any) to run this printer?
    Need quick help guys, so i am waiting:D!
     
  10. Copey

    Copey Ancient Guru

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    i take it the printer isnt usb then?? what connection does it use?
     

  11. bikermicefrmars

    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    Bumpy dumpy, i require an answer guys!!
     
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    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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  14. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, that's a Printer Port, or Parallel port as it's also known. You could buy something like this, which is a PP to USB adapter which should let you run that old printer.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    I'm suprised you saw no gains, at a res of 1024x768, you should see some especially in games like BC2
     

  16. bikermicefrmars

    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    ^^I just tried Crysis, which got 3 frames increment and Dirt 2 got 5 FPS increment, thats the only one tried!!
     
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  18. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    3 frames in crysis can be quite a bit to be fair lol
     
  19. bikermicefrmars

    bikermicefrmars Member Guru

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    ^^U serious??BTW watch my vids quick and report back;)!
     
  20. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    yeh nice vid, and what I meant is a 3 FPS incriment from overclocking is quite a bit, I went from stock to 3.8Ghz and only got about 4FPS, the change from my phenom 9850 was the big one, bringing a 13 FPS incriment
     

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