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Old 04-08-2008, 07:49 PM   #21
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ok thanks. but im also curious, is a computer like and xbox 360. where u can hook the system up to and HD monitor and it makes a huge difference it the quality of graphics like it does with consoles.
Technically, computer monitors have been HD for ages. Your monitor will already be able to do much higher resolutions than a TV.
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Also i was adding up the numbers and the price of everything i wanted came out to be about 400-500 dollars. But i really only wanted to spend anywhere from 200-300 dollars. Where would the smartest places be to chop the price? Processor or graphics card?
The processor if you're gaming. Although it's a shame to lose the Phenom, the graphics card is much more important with gaming. A 5000+ X2 will be good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103211
You could also cut the price a bit by going with a 770 board instead of a 790X: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138106
Getting 2GB instead of 4GB would also cut the price a bit.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:32 PM   #22
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Ok thanks. Will i still be able to play games at pretty high quality if i go with the Dual core instead of the phenom.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:33 PM   #23
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And do i also still need a 450 power supply or can i downgrade a bit.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #24
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Ok thanks. Will i still be able to play games at pretty high quality if i go with the Dual core instead of the phenom.
Gaming performance will not suffer that much as most games are not threaded for quads, therefore, they cannot be fully exploited.
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And do i also still need a 450 power supply or can i downgrade a bit.
I would stay with the 450W Corsair I recommended since that is the requirement for running an 8800GT.
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make sure u get the 5000+ Black Edition, better OC capabilities
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idk what i need for overclocking though. dont i need a different type of ram. and i need to download software too dont i. and get a better cooling system
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stock cooling will be enough if ur not gonna do anything crazy. and i suggest this RAM over that junk stuff http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

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what about graphics cards. do u recomend the 8800 gt or the hd 3870
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The 8800GT is only about 10% more expensive than the 8800GT, and the GT performs a fair bit better. I recommended the parts on the basis that you weren't overclocking. But if you are then that changes everything and you will have to spend more on better RAM, an aftermarket cooler, and a better PSU.
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idk what i need for overclocking though. dont i need a different type of ram. and i need to download software too dont i. and get a better cooling system
Overclocking should be done through the BIOS, and not through OS based software. I would recommend Mushkin or Corsair XMS2 RAM for overclocking: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146673
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
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What would u recommend for a cooler and PSU?
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