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Post by TylerZambori // Sep 23, 2007, 1:10pm

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Total Posts: 100
yes, I'm going to build it myself,


here's what I;'m getting:


Most important: CPU and graphics:


GECUBE HV195XTG3-E3 Radeon X1950XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card -


$200


http://tinyurl.com/2dhcwz



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor


$275.49


http://tinyurl.com/yogm8n



I thin that graphics card would be good enough for my needs, and I will put a

vga cooler on it like they recommend.


MOBO:


GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

$229


http://tinyurl.com/25sryv


RAM:


G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory


$75


http://tinyurl.com/yt7q85


_____________________________________________


That's basically it. I already have a nice fancy new 650w enermax infiniti

PSU, and a new 120 GB drive just for the OS. I don't want to upgrade

the raid array drives to SATA II just yet, but eventually I will.


Does that sound all right?

Post by Jack Edwards // Sep 23, 2007, 1:55pm

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The video card you have listed is a DX9 card. You'd probably be better off getting a DX10 card for that price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127303


Just a quick link, so there may be even better at that price or cheaper.


-Jack.

Post by TylerZambori // Sep 23, 2007, 3:31pm

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Total Posts: 100
Well, I was thinking about that , but it is only 128-bit. So which is better,

DDR4, or having 256-bit?


I'm not planning to go Vista yet, so I'm not so concerned about DX-10.


Thanks!

Post by Jack Edwards // Sep 23, 2007, 4:25pm

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I'd go for the better GPU over the faster memory bus. A pentium with crappy ram is still gonna be faster than a 486 with the best ram. ;)


Of course you could go for a 512bit bus....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241056


:D


I'm an nVidia guy myself and if you're sticking with XP then the nVidia cards are much faster for the price. But ATi has better Vista drivers right now, so even though they are slower cards hardware wise, they currently out perform nVidia in Vista.

Post by classic12 // Sep 24, 2007, 2:51am

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Total Posts: 243
yes, I'm going to build it myself,


here's what I;'m getting:


Most important: CPU and graphics:


GECUBE HV195XTG3-E3 Radeon X1950XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card -


$200


http://tinyurl.com/2dhcwz



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor


$275.49


http://tinyurl.com/yogm8n



I thin that graphics card would be good enough for my needs, and I will put a

vga cooler on it like they recommend.


MOBO:


GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

$229


http://tinyurl.com/25sryv


RAM:


G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory


$75


http://tinyurl.com/yt7q85


_____________________________________________


That's basically it. I already have a nice fancy new 650w enermax infiniti

PSU, and a new 120 GB drive just for the OS. I don't want to upgrade

the raid array drives to SATA II just yet, but eventually I will.


Does that sound all right?





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