View Full Version : Got my Evga 8800 GTS Superclocked and new rig

01-25-07, 11:08 AM
Hello everyone , built my first ground up rig ever took me 11 hours being a noob but it's running and I am thrilled with it. 8800 GTS Superclocked is a beast and running 132F idle in my Aerocool Extreme 3T case. No idea on gaming temps yet will get those in a bit. This Athlon 64 3700 runs cool and is snappier than I ever dreamed I am more than thrilled with the performance and glad I didn't get the dual core yet. 8800 GTS on Most Wanted 1600x1200 every slider maxed never went below 40FPS and highest was high 60s. I am completely in awe of if cannot wait to try all my other games. I switched over from ATI x850xt agp to this 8800 GTS and I am "GREEN" with envy of NVIDIA now. Rock on

01-25-07, 11:41 AM
Congrats on the successful build. :)

01-25-07, 12:04 PM
Good job guy. Congrats on the new build. It's always a good feeling of joy putting together a build, especially your first. May you have many wonderful days of gaming. :)

01-25-07, 12:29 PM
Hi guys , thanks so much for the kind words. I am so amazingly happy , though last night for 10 hours there was choice words flying all about the apartment LOL. But this rig is amazing coming from what I had before
HAD Socket A AMD MP 2400+ @ 2.0 ghz 256k cache
ASUS a78n-x Mobo with 1 gig 333mhz ram
ATI x850xt agp OC to P.E. clocks
cheapy 450 watt PSU
2 x IDE WD HD's 200 gig and 320 gig

NOW AMD Athlon 64 3700 w stock cooler ( AMD Heatpipe is on the way from AMD)
ASUS A8N Premium SLI
2 gig GSKILL PC3200
Corsair 620 HX PSU
Western Digital 320 SATA 16 meg
EVGA 8800 GTS Superclocked

amazing difference in snappiness and overall performance no comparison. Later in the year will add another EVGA 8800 gts and FX-60 and 2 more gig of ram

01-25-07, 01:26 PM
As said, building a complete rig for the first time is a great experience.
However, 11 hours? I would have died ^^
Even today, having done it a lot of time, I still pitty those poor RAM-chips and CPUs when pushing them in their slots with brute force ;)
I'm allways surprised that they still work after that procedure.