My Inherited Rig for gaming plus upgrade spec opinions

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Dublex, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

    Hertfordshire, UK
    I just inherited this, upgraded the graphics card and put windows 7 on it, and it got 5.9 on the WEI score which I am happy with:

    Asus P5K Premium board
    Processor Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 Ghz
    Memory: 4Gb
    Hard Drive: 750GB SATA II
    Optical Drive: CD/DVD Rewriter
    Graphics: PCI-E 2.0 Sapphire 1GB HD 4850
    Power supply : Corsair 520w – Ultra Quiet
    On-board sound : 7.1 Surround Sound
    S/PDIF optical audio out
    Onboard 1394 Firewire prt
    Network: 2 x 10/100/1000 megabit Ethernet
    Built in 54mbps WiFi

    OS On it: Windows 7

    Its know its not the most special / greatest build in the world, but it should keep me going.. anyone know if can be upgraded to an Icore 7, or what the highest Dual core chipset this board can take is off hand? Anyone know what kind of strain the graphics can take at this stage? medium high?

    I was also thinking of overclocking the CPU (1st time newbie so was planning to use FSB auto settings on board which is supposed to be great for overclocking), would it survive up to 3Ghz does anyone think? I have about 3 extra fans to draw away heat when the lid is shut.

    My intention is to get a high medium end rig or a low high end rig. It seems to run OK from testing so far.

    It knocks my old 3.2Ghz Single Core, 2GB and ATI XT1650 system for six in any case (Although this is still going, 7 years and counting)
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    You're not happy about a 5.9 WEI rating? What is bringing your system down?
  3. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

    Hertfordshire, UK
    I did a double negative there, sorry! 5.9 isn't bad. Nothing really is bringing it down, just the Hard Drive (but this is before Severe Win7 Tweaking.

    Edit: I changed the original post description from the not unhappy about to happy with. I didn't see I double negatived it!
  4. aporter

    aporter OSNN One Post Wonder