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Old 10-27-2007, 05:15 PM   #11
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Think of it this way: Miod range to high-end range. If he can afford the 8800GTX or GTS, then he may buy one. If he can't afford one, the 8600GT works well...and if he wants silence, I have the 8500GT 512MB in my PC. The Leadtek card has one with a massive heatsink with heatpipes.
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #12
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UPDATE: okay now he says he just wants a new machine for Audio, not video, and he just wants the HDCP and Aero performance, so the card stays

now im wondering - should we use an X-Fi card? cuz sampling programs and multi-channel editors take up a lotta CPU, and a separate Audio processor would help greatly
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:17 PM   #13
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Well your original post didn't mention budgetary considerations so of course everyone is going to recommend the best options available at present.

If money is a concern then the 8600 may be viable but personally I'd go the 8800, few more $$$ way better performance

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This now has little relevence due to the above post.
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if you are usiong it for audio, you will want a good sound card such as the x-fi.
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ok first off u dont need ddr3 screw that
get this bored http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013
this video card
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130071
video card is very important for video editing
this cpu
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115017
2x this ram http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820220144
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ok first off u dont need ddr3 screw that
get this bored http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013
this video card
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130071
video card is very important for video editing
this cpu
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115017
2x this ram http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820220144
this thread is called Future-Proof
DDR3 is inevitable, so its a given
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doesnt matter if it is inevitable
it makes more sense to get a future proof cpu/gpu then it does ram
plus more ram then faster ram seems way more future proof to me
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doesnt matter if it is inevitable
it makes more sense to get a future proof cpu/gpu then it does ram
plus more ram then faster ram seems way more future proof to me
exactly, so in a year or two he'll get a new CPU - whats the problem
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he wants a pc that doesnt need to be upgraded for a couple of years
thats the problem
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:19 PM   #20
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A REAL futureproof PC would be built with DDRII. I'd suggest to get he ASUS P5KC, eith DDRII AND DDRIII. He can upgrade ANYTIME to a newer CPU and RAM.
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