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Old 11-22-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Default Building PC, need help please.

Hi, I don't know much about building PC's that's why I need some help.
I want to build a gaming PC mainly but I use it for all sorts of things.
So far I have:

Motherboard
MSI 975x platinum

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz

Memory
Kingston 1GB DDR2-SDRAM 667MHz

Hard Drive
4 WD Caviar RE16 Hard Disk Drive 250GB SATA 150 7200rpm 16MB Cache

I have all basics like a PSU, fans, case, mouse/key board, monitor.
Mainly I'm in need of a good graphics card for gaming, i would prefere something like an ATI Radeon X1950XTX 512MB DDR4, but if theres anything better or more practical please let me know.
Also can you please inform me of what else I'm going to need e.g. sound card, more RAM?
Any information or rough prices would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:08 AM   #2
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The X1950XTX cards will suit you fine, even with Crossfire.

Unless you're a rich guy and is willing to spend $650 on each cards (3) for the Nvidia Quad SLI, then this is yours:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133187
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's a great card, although i've had trouble with Nvidia before.

However I've come across a Sapphire X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3, it's lower spec than the card I had intended to buy but the price is so low, I can afford to buy two of these for the same price as the other. Which may work out better.
The spec says:
"Crossfire2 READY (Internal Crossfire Connection) - Just buy another X1950 Pro for Crossfire"

So if I bought 2 of these would that benefit me more as a gamer than the previous card would?

Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Building PC, need help please.

im not sure which core 2 2.4GHz processor you were considering but this one is where its at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

and maybe another gig of ram would be helpful..

just some thoughts
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Default Re: Building PC, need help please.

I would get anther Gig of RAM, since vista is around the corner.

and i would check into this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

2X of these would be crazy in crossfire
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:21 PM   #6
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Thanks, that's a great card, although i've had trouble with Nvidia before.

However I've come across a Sapphire X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3, it's lower spec than the card I had intended to buy but the price is so low, I can afford to buy two of these for the same price as the other. Which may work out better.
The spec says:
"Crossfire2 READY (Internal Crossfire Connection) - Just buy another X1950 Pro for Crossfire"

So if I bought 2 of these would that benefit me more as a gamer than the previous card would?

Thanks.
That helps generally, but more memory also boosts it up.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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if you're looking for a sound card. creative x-fi would be a decent choice. i'm just using soundblaster live 24bit.
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