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Old 02-23-2008, 07:02 PM   #21
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Lol. 1, the game we're making has a butt load of graphics and its going to be an MMORPG. MASSIVE Multiplayer online role playing game. Secondly, have you ever programmed before? You don't learn it in months. You may learn the commands and whatnot. But you don't learn how to best apply them.

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Dual core is likely fast enough for just about anyone. Theirs a definite speed advantage to running a quad core in many situations, if you have the money I'd recommend it. Dual core vs quad core has nothing to do with skill or knowing what your doing.
You're wrong. If he wants to learn how to program effectively, he would be better off with a duo-core. That way he saves money. Once he's ready for real programming, assuming it's going to be a big project such as a MMORPG or w/e, he can get the newer technology that will probably be octo-core.

What I mean by that is it would compile faster than at a duo-core. I'm sure he doesn't want to wait 2 hours for his game to compile.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #22
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As of right now, the only game is runescape (lame, i know) but down the road i want to get some other mmorpg's or shooting games and what not that you can play online with other people.

Edit: I've also always wanted to get one of those car games you can use a steering wheel, pedal, shifter and stuff with...
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id reccomend quad core over dual core to any one like djchris said becouse its just a much better cpu but in your case becouse of your budget i feel dual core is more then sufficient
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As of right now, the only game is runescape (lame, i know) but down the road i want to get some other mmorpg's or shooting games and what not that you can play online with other people.
I used to play runescape. Until I gave my money to a friend (15mil). Now with the dumb update I can't get it back. Check it out - Lord Kamuika.

EDIT: Esa - Quad-Core is only better for video-editing/photo-editing and heavy tasks such as compiling a big program. For gaming dual cores are much better as most games are not yet suited for quad-cores
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Do you really think he needs that mobo?? I think that apart from three-way SLI and PCI-E 2.0 support, this would be good enough for him: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130098 Especially on a $900 dollar budget that includes the monitor.
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i understand that in a task for a dual core written program a dual core and a quad core at the same speed you wont notice the difference but as programs become developed for mutli core cpus and a quad core is only 300 if its in your budget range its stupid not to by one as it will come in handy in the upcoming years meaning you wont have to upgrade as soon
the reason i threw the 780i in was for the pci x16 2.0
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #27
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I'd recommend a PSU with 32A or more on the 12V rail(s). This is good choice IMO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163112- Very reliable PSU.
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Graphics cards don't even use up the full bandwidth of PCI-E 1.1 in todays apps, and they probably still won't in a year or two. Even he really wants PCI-E 2.0 then this is a better board than the 780i I think: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186134
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Nice.
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I'd recommend a PSU with 32A or more on the 12V rail(s). This is good choice IMO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163112- Very reliable PSU.

Graphics cards don't even use up the full bandwidth of PCI-E 1.1 in todays apps, and they probably still won't in a year or two. Even he really wants PCI-E 2.0 then this is a better board than the 780i I think: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186134
no 560 watt is too little
and the whole idea with the parts i provided him with is upgrade ability
the 780i board so when gpus do take advantage of 2.0 he has it
also evga lifetime warrenty is amazing encase any thing ever happens he can get it fixed free
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What are the chances that ill totally mess this up and basically kill it while trying to put it together?
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