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Old 02-08-2007, 09:27 AM
Acehawk74 Acehawk74 is offline
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Default Up to 2 grand, Best Gaming rig available?

Hey all.

I am looking for a new desktop PC, and can spend up to $2,000. I want to try to get the most gaming power out of this that I can, and would like some sugestions on where and what type of specs I can get. I used to be up to date on what was good and not, but I have not kept up as of late. One question though. While making ths system, would you say it would be more important to have 4gb of ram or dual 512 video cards? I'm curious which would be more helpful to me, as having both would probably price me out of my range.

Thanks for the help, and I look forward to your sugesstions!
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:00 AM
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While making ths system, would you say it would be more important to have 4gb of ram or dual 512 video cards?

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I built a sick gaming rig about 6 months ago. I only put 2GB of memory and 2x 256MB cards and I think that was overkill.

I doubt you need anything more than 4 gigs of RAM and I can't see needing 1GB of video memory either.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:18 AM
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You dont need DUAL GFX right now, but buy a MOBO that supports SLI or Crossfire.


Cheaper 8800 (That support DX10) arrive soon, around the 12th

2GIG ram is fine, 4GIG is way to much.

1950Pro ATI card is pretty good right now for the price, prob best out interms of value for money. Obviously 8800 are best on the market, but the price reflects that SO WAIT FOR CHEAPER ONES.


I just bought components today,

Gigabyte S3, Intel coreduo 2.4GHZ(You could buy cheaper and OC though), 2GIG Gelil ram(You can get better stuff to OC even better though), 1950PRO ATI Radeon (Dual DVI and Crossfire supported)

All for 710, so around $1400.


So,

Wait for DX10 cards (Cheaper 8800s out soon)
Go with 2GIG Ram
Buy a SLI or CRossfire supported(DUAL PCI-E) Mobo,
Decent PSU with correct voltages(I went with HIPER 580W)


Enjoy
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:21 AM
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Very good post NL Newbie. You provided all of the information that I didn't know enough about to make a post :P
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: Up to 2 grand, Best Gaming rig available?

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You dont need DUAL GFX right now, but buy a MOBO that supports SLI or Crossfire.


Cheaper 8800 (That support DX10) arrive soon, around the 12th

2GIG ram is fine, 4GIG is way to much.

1950Pro ATI card is pretty good right now for the price, prob best out interms of value for money. Obviously 8800 are best on the market, but the price reflects that SO WAIT FOR CHEAPER ONES.


I just bought components today,

Gigabyte S3, Intel coreduo 2.4GHZ(You could buy cheaper and OC though), 2GIG Gelil ram(You can get better stuff to OC even better though), 1950PRO ATI Radeon (Dual DVI and Crossfire supported)

All for 710, so around $1400.


So,

Wait for DX10 cards (Cheaper 8800s out soon)
Go with 2GIG Ram
Buy a SLI or CRossfire supported(DUAL PCI-E) Mobo,
Decent PSU with correct voltages(I went with HIPER 580W)


Enjoy

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Excellent advice. Thanks for the tips!

I know absolutley nothing about overclocking... would that affect the temperature in the comp? Also, seeing as I know nothing, would it be prudent to not worry about OC'ing, and just go with the parts with the higher speed?

I'll be getting this system pretty soon as well. Thanks a bunch, you saved me some $ =D

Cheers.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:51 PM
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If your not keen on OCing, you can prob get cheaper memory and a cheaper motherboard.

However you'll prob pay more for a faster CPU as you'll be running it as standard.

overclockings just aimed to buy cheap/Make fast. Uni student type thing [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

I'd say your best googling for computer forums and posting to try get help on tips for hardware. Theres plenty of people out there who will suggest good components.

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/...&internal=1 is pretty good, their actual site is great for hardware comparisons.


Mine were ordered today, arrive tommorow [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:07 PM
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Outstanding! Thanks for the link!

I'm definatley willing to learn about overclocking, can't be too hard, right? [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I'll check it out, and search for components. Thanks again for your help!
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