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Old 07-29-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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What would be better for a gaming rig?

AMD x2 4200+ and a 7900gt

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Conroe e6400 and a 7600gt
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:15 PM   #2
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I'd suggest the AMD X2 4200+ with a 7900GT would be better for gaming

The graphics card matters a whole lot more than the processor nowadays, and even though there are such things as bottle necks whent he CPU can't catch up with the card, the 4200+ won't have this problem.

But, if your doing other things as well like maybe video editing, then a better processor will help better, so the second would be the best option...

That said, I don't know too much about that Conroe CPU, but its supposedly better than the X2 AMD line

But for gaming, if thats the most you'll be doing, the 7900GT will do VERY nicely, but the 7600GT is also a very good card, and you'll get a better CPU out of it for other tasks, but the 7600GT in no way can run new games at full settings and resoloutions, yet, the 7900GT could.
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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I don't do video editing but I'm planning to be programming in Java and C++ in the computer, because I'm taking those courses this next semester.
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I'm sure the X2 could handle that more than fine
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:02 PM   #5
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I think I'm going with AMD then

Can you suggest me a nice modular power supply? around 500-600w?
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OCZ Powerstream is always a recommeneded choice, although I just looked at some of the reviews, and there are some poor reviews. Personally, I own an XG Vortec, and it's a good deal for the money.
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Why not wait until DX10 cards come out, you will be covered for the future then..
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OCZ GameXStream 600Watt PSU. Get that one.
Good choice with AM2 and AM2. I have both the same cpu and a 7900GT
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I am in the process of building a new comp ... with a 4200+ X2 AM2 just ordered it off newegg yesterday...i have a 7600GT waiting for it... i think that will do just fine untill dx10 comes out...i cant wait to get my processor. Got it for $195
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Great man. enjoy. It's one hell of a cpu.
I love it. You are gonna love how much it can support
have fun!
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