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Old 09-14-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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Here is my new build. I didn't spend a lot of money because I didn't have a lot of money, haha! I still need to purchase a new graphics card. I'm thinking about one between these cards.

1) PNY 8800 GT 512MB


2) ZOTAC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB


i'm open to suggestions. I'm just looking to play Crysis at high and not spending 200 dollars. I can spend around 125 for the card. It's not a lot, but it will get me something decent. If you have a suggestion, go for it.

Motherboard: ASUS P5QL PRO
Processor: Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz
Memory: Kingston HyperX 1GB RAM (2 sticks not running in dual channel)
Graphics Card: ATI HD 2600 PRO PCI-Express x16 512 MB *looking for a new card*
Hard Drive: Western Digital 320GB 7,200 RPM Internal Drive
Case: Tricod 9003 with a 500 Watt Power Supply

I know it's not an amazing computer. For me, it's more than enough. I was on a very strict budget. So, I wasn't expecting a dream PC.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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go with the 3850 1 gig
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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It sounds great! I have a similar build that I just put together and its close to yours, I was especially impressed with ASUS, if you have a chance, im working on an uber gaming machine, look up the ASUS pinot noir. Insanity but I would hella love to go with a machine that huge. BTW I have heard some good things about the sapphire's, I am only running 8400GS so I am also looking to upgrade.
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Thanks kozmik_kaz! I looked up the ASUS Pinot Noir and it looks crazy! I'd kill for a motherboard like that. It's too pricey for me though. Since you have a system setup similar to mine. Can you recommend any graphic card for me? I'm dying to play Crysis on high settings. Sadly, my 2600 can't handle at all high settings. Try overclocking your CPU to 3.0Ghz. It's blazing fast! Just use the AI Suite software. Change the multiplier to 9 and the frequency to 333.
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Yes, sadly the pinot noir is out of my reach to, but it is ok it will be fun to build a new water-cooled beast someday. AI suite is a pretty good software for the motherboard and AI tweaker is perfect for OC. I had mine OC to 3Ghz, and loved it, but I didnt need that much power for what I am doing so I tuned it back down. I have a thermaltake CPU fan that I feel I could have done a better job selecting, so I dont quite trust it yet, but its at a easy 15C idle, and 40-42C full load so Im not complaining. Yet. lol How is the new rig?
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but its at a easy 15C idle
Either your room is extremely cold, or your readings are wrong. Below ambient temps are impossible.
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Either your room is extremely cold, or your readings are wrong. Below ambient temps are impossible.
would it be possible if they have a big friggen heat sink on there?
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would it be possible if they have a big friggen heat sink on there?
It could be as big as you want it to be, but it won't get any colder than the air passing through it.
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Maybe it was a typo and he meant 25C.
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would it be possible if they have a big friggen heat sink on there?
No, it's not. Below ambient temps are not possible with air or water cooling.
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yea i have that problem. my temps are are around 20c right now
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I've heard of people, who customized air conditioning units to fit in their computer case. They just turn on the air conditioning in the case to keep it cool. That's pretty innovative.
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huh.. according to this thread, you already have an 8800GT
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=76517
and able to run crysis on max settings....?
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Get the

2) ZOTAC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

Its factory clocks are very nice
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huh.. according to this thread, you already have an 8800GT
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=76517
and able to run crysis on max settings....?
This is an older thread. I usually post a question or two every day, haha.
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That thread was 2 days ago....
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This thread was started September 14th, 2008.
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ah, i see...
then why was it brought back up?
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not that bad, I know its expenisive but you should get the 9800 gx2
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