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Old 08-06-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a new computer and I have a budget of about $2800. I do not have a preference between intel or amd. I will be gaming a lot and would like a decent graphics card or cards. I am more in favor of ati but if someone thinks nvidia is better I can go that route too. I would also like to include a 19" widescreen monitor in that price. Any help or suggestions? Thanks. Also I can not build the rig myself because I am not that computer savvoy.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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Have a look through iBUYPOWER. They have some very nice, fully configurable systems.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:04 PM   #3
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As far as graphic cards go what would be better ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 PCI-E 16X 1GB Video Card times two or ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB DDR5 Video Card times 2?

Also is 4gigs or ram enough or should I go for 8?
When it comes to processor speed is something like this processor good enough AMD Phenom™ X4 9950 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology?
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The 2x HD 4870's will wipe the floor with the dual HD 3870's.

4GB of memory is the sweet spot right now for Vista.

The Phenom 9950 Black Edition is a nice CPU. It's performance is on par with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. It's aloso highly overclockable.
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http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=69845

Have you seen the Build Guide Worshipme made? If you substitute the 4870's for the 4850's you'd be set imo.
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With 2.8k I would just wait for the Nehalem man. They'll be expensive and you'll have the money. By then you'll also be able to crossfire HD4870X2 (if they are crossfire-able, never been much of an ATI fan until recently so I don't know).
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