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Old 08-09-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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I have about $2200 to $2500 to spend on a gaming PC. I fell that I know quite a bit about computers, but not a geek . I was looking at the Alienware: Area-51 7500 system w/ a Core 2 Duo E6400 processor and 2 gigs of ram.

Ok, now for the advice part. I have a 17" Dell LCD monitor and I dont plan on spending alot of money any time soon to get a bigger monitor. With this PC I can get a

* 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900 GTX
* 1024MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7950 GX2L

for the same price. Is it a no brainer to get the latter?

P.S. I hope this was in the right forum.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:29 PM   #2
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The Dual GPU 7950 GX2L FTW!!!!




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Old 08-09-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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The Quad 7950 GX2L FTW!!!!
Just send me the xtra money and I'll get it.
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yeah the second one would be better, expecially for the future...
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yeah the second one would be better, expecially for the future...
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Another opinion question. Should I...

Keep the Duo 2 E6300 processor and 2 GB ram or replace it with the Duo 2 E6700 Processor and 1 GB of RAM(and cut a few accessories)?
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Keep the E6300 and 2GB RAM. You'll need the extra memory for games such as BF2 that really need the added memory to make it playable at high resolutions with all the eye candy.
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E6700 is kind of expensive, I would recommend going for the E6600 and having 1GB of Ram, you can always add more Ram but you can't upgrade your processor.
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Here's the rig I just ordered a couple of days ago:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz 4Mb Cache
Motherboard: DFI INFINITY 975X Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
Video Card: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2 1GB PCI-e GV-3D1-7950-RH
Sound Card: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Value 24 bit 7.1
Memory: Crucial Technology Ballistix 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 800MHz (PC2 6400) 4-4-4-12
Hard Disk: Maxtor 250GB 7200 16MB x2 (500GB Total)
Mouse: Logitech® G7 Laser Cordless
Keyboard: Logitech® G15 Gaming Keyboard
DVD +/- RW: LG GSA-H20® LightScribe Retail
Floppy: Sony Floppy Drive 1.44
Headset: Sennheiser 160

Price 2120$

It was a premade rig actually... >.<
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