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Old 03-16-2006, 01:14 AM   #21
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You don't need a hard core GPU to play games. A 7300GS will play ANYTHING. I guarntee it.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:16 AM   #22
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This is a pointless poll. Its like saying which is faster a Honda Civic or a Ferrari Enzo
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:16 AM   #23
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i'm looking to spend around $1000-$1500. i did a quick search of newegg and found an abit 3rd-eye mobo and 2 x 1GB of geil ram thats compatable with the pent d. if everything else is the same and my sig. which would be better for my uses. also rough estimates say that the AMD rig is about $20 cheaper.(AMD = $1120/Intel = $1144). thoughts and input?

edit: i didn't know anything about cpus when i posted this. i have spent all day learning about them so excuse my "pointless poll."
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:19 AM   #24
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You really dont know what your doing do you? Well for Intel chipsets it needs to be DDR2 memory. And as long as the mobo as a PCI express slot, you can use the video card.

Post exact specs of the computers, and ill tell you whats better.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:36 AM   #25
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no don't, not at all, but i'm learning fast. here's the links...

AMD RIG
CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103622
Mobo-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136151R
Memory-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
HD-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148106
PSU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
Case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119035
Video Card-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

(the monitor, keyboard, mouse, floppy, and optical drives would be the same)

INTEL RIG
CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116213
Mobo-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127198
Memory-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144336

everything else would be the same so no worries there. also i'm sure there is a better mobo and some better memory out there but i only searched for about 5 mins.

edit: ok now it should work.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:37 AM   #26
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Let me bui;d you a computer within your price range of $1500. You won't be disappointed.

Video Card
ATI Radeon X1900XT - $439
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102003

Motherboard
ASUS P5LD2 Intel 945P Chipset - $114
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131538

Processor
Intel Pentium D 920 Presler - $255
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116237

Memory - RAM
G.Skill 2GB (2 x 1GB) - $156.25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231018

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar 120GB SATA II - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414

CD/DVD Drive
GIGABYTE Combo Drive - $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827200005

Computer ATX Case
POWMAX Bio II ATX Case w/ Side Panel Window & 450W PSU - $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811145070



All together it comes out to be! **drum roll please**

$1104.23


I believe that is cheaper then the computer you set up in both your AMD and Intel setups, and by far, way more superior. I hope you enjoy!
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:47 AM   #27
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um..no its not. i can get better clock speeds and price with a 7600gt vid card, the processor you suggested is the same as the one ArrizX did but $45 more, and the rig i designed is $20 more and it includes a better case, nice mouse, nice CPU fan, and a DVD burner not just drive in the price as well.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:56 AM   #28
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He didnt show all that stuff. Anyways.. Dude. That CPU will bottle neck that video card. You need at least the 3.2ghz Pent D, to not bottle neck it.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:58 AM   #29
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Ok, first off, I don't appreciate you slamming me on the PC I just suggested you. Sorry for taking MY time to help you out. Next time, if you're goign to complain, don't make threads about what you should get.

But, because I'm a nice and forgiving person, I'll give you some tips when choosing cards, that and knowing facts from fiction...

The X1900XT is a better card then the 7600GT. Infact, the 7600GT isn't even meant to compete against it. Let's compare shall we! 24 pixel shader processors, or 48? No, not pixel PIPELINES, but, pixel shader processors. The X1900XT has 48 of them, compared to the 24 or possibly even lower amoutn then the 7600GT's. But hey, if you still want to think that the 7600GT is better, go right ahead, I'll just show you benchmarks and that will be that.

Next tip. Did I ever once say you HAD to buy an X1900XT, or a Combo Drive, which you obviously don't know what a combo drive even is. A combo drive is simply that, it combines a DVD-R/W drive with a CD-R/W drive, into one complete package. But hey, if you want to buy two drives and end up spending more, by all means, go right ahead, heck, it's not my money, so what do I care?

Another tip! If you want to buy an LCD monitor, go right ahead, but please, don't go saying you can buy a OMFG!!! MOUSE! and a KEYBOARD with that O'so much cash you'll be saving. Dude, a Mouse and Keyboard combo costs about $15. So please, don't even try using that as an excuse.

Next tip! If you want a better case, then buy one. Don't go and complain how you can get O SO MUCH BETTER!!! What more can a case offer besides...
  • Side Panel Window
  • 450W PSU
  • Cost under $30
  • And look good

And for the record, no, I'm not flaming you. You just happen to be complaining when I spent good time finding you a VERY nice PC, when I could very well be sleeping, and now look at the time! In the time it took to critisize the living hell out of you, I could have gotten another 15 minutes of sleep! Shame on you!
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:01 AM   #30
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Amen. Be greatfull.
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