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Started by Data, March 30, 2010, 22:48:55 PM

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  Say what you will about prebuilt, the gateway has a Intel 950, The graphics is Nvidia 285.  I couldn't build for there price.  At over $550 I'm not to try to overclock.  I also use newegg, right place right time.  To be honest I'd like to try another build in the future after some saving.
  PS,  Also like the burn in they use.



It was me that said pre-builds weren't as good, and im sticking to it.  

You know im right  ;D lol

Ok I've outlined my reasons for not getting a pre-built, you might not agree, thats fine  :)

Thread here:,41.0.html


  I replied to that, my feelings are that people working at say HP have access to the newer components long before the public. Thay make a few calls to manufactures and say send us 100 pieces of xyz.  The components are tested sometimes using special test equipment and is selected or rejected.  Thay can order 25,000 pieces at 1/3 of what we pay.  Important is what is called the bathtub curve, really an upside down bathtub, The majority of failures will happen during the start of testing therfore thay have the burnin.
  Thay have people writing software for their products. 
  I do agree the mb we get in prebuilt computers is not as good as far as the bios, I do know Hp has there Mb made special for them by Asus.
PS, worked as a computer repair tech at one time.  What thay charged was unbelievable.  Again special software for testing.


Well Snowcrash persuaded me to finally get my scores uploaded, so here they are attached.

Not too sure about the scoring to be honest.  My CPU and RAM should be higher than that.

CPU: i7 920
RAM: 6x2Gb OCZ Reaper DDR3 (OCZ3RPR1800LV2G )
Chipset: X58 on an Asus Rampage II Extreme mobo
GFX: 2x Asus Nvidia GTX-285 in SLI
HDD1: WD 150Gb Velociraptor (the SATA2 one)
Audio: SB XFI Fatality (the one with the front break out box job)




  Everyone seems to wonder about the scoring,  All regular HD's get a 5.9  in standard configuration or raid 0, noticed the velocitaptor is only 5.9 also.


If it wasn't for the price im sure we would all have SSD, HDD has gone as far as it can go, it would seem.

Spooner, thanks for posting the scores, your CPU and RAM score look about right to me, been looking around the web at other peoples scores with a 920, there are plenty out there, what you need to do is clock the 920, the poor thing is being throttled back by its 2.6GHz  ???

Honestly I see an improvement in games from my Q9400 when clocked from 2.6 to 3.4, a standard clocked Q9400 is not fast enough for my HD4890 graphics card.
I'm running a FSB of over 1600mhz, to me that's the key regardless of what speed I run the memory at the performance in games seems to come from the FSB MHz and CPU GHz.   

Have been clocking for a good few years and my rig I have now has the biggest noticeable improvement when overclocked.

Would like to get my hands on a 920  :D


Spooner is having problems with stability with the memory. Got it upto a score of 7.8 but unstable.

Frame rate in all games is excellent hence no need to clock. The SLI doubles and sometimes triples frame rate.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Well got my new HD installed okay.  Looks okay at the moment.  Things seem a little snappier.  Also found some new drivers for things too.

My HD upped my WEI score a little...


Looks good Freddy, as we know HDD can't go past 5.9, so you are there.
Your other scores look about right too. :bounce:


I've had Windows 7 in since it came out, something like a year isn't it? lol not sure, but I haven't changed the graphics card driver since so I thought it was time to up-date it, there have been plenty of new drivers released since then but if it isn't broke...

First I had a problem getting the Catalyst Control Center to run but after much hunting around I found a fix for that so it's all up and running.

The surprise is that my graphics card WEI score has increased from 7.6 to 7.7

That was worth it then  8)


Hehe, It's more like a year and a half now believe it or not. It was early Autumn 2009 if memory serves me right.

I think I will leave mine as it is, but worth knowing.  Thanks :thumbsup:


I've built my Dad's machine. Specs are:-

Intel i7 2600K HD3000
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
8 GB, 1600 MHz

And the WEI
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Not bad scores for having no graphics card.

It boots in about 35 secs from pressing the button to LAN fully in (LAN is last thing).

I'm off to deliver it now.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Interesting results there, the best CPU, memory and disk scores we have seen so far, the most impressive has to be the SSD @7.5.

The graphics @6.4 is also impressive for onboard, something like the speed of a mid range card, not bad at all for free  :thumbsup:

To sum up, the i7 is .2 better than my Q9400 CPU, not enough to justify an up-grade yet for me.

But as we have said before an SSD is on the cards @7.5. 


Ok, so NOW I see this thread. I'm almost ashamed to post my WEI scores here. I thought I was doing good till I saw you folks' scores. Now I see that I need to  REALLY start saving my pennies!  :sign-sad:
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