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Old 03-14-2005, 10:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i just posted one

here are some good hardware for a good gaming pc.
amd athlon 64 3000+ / $150
abit av8 / $ 116
evga 6600gt / $ 190
corsair value select 1gb ram / $110
80gb hd / $65
which comes out to be $630. you can usethe extra 70 for a case and psu.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That seems good, but you could spend an extra 20$ and get a DFI Lanparty Nforce 4 and get a PCI-E 6600GT for a few dollars less (their that way in Canada)

Than you can SLI 6600GT's later on when $$$ comes around.
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The pentium is dead.

Amd 64 3200 939 winchester
Gigabyte k8nxp-sli
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1x 80gb 7200rpm 8mb cache
you want 2x 512 so you get dual channel going
I don't care what anyone says.. AC97 is good enough for anyone.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hell no AC97 sounds like garbage, it's one of the worst intergrated I have ever heard.

It maybee good enough for you, but dont do something stupid and say that AC97 is good enough for anyone.
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:28 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Obviously an ac97 card isnt good enough for audio mastering.. He's playing video games, he won't notice the difference between the zs 2 and onboard 6 channel ac97. I mean, not everyone needs a fireface 800 to play counterstrike, you know?
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Yeah but even for windows sounds, an AC97 still sounds bad.

I hate my soundblaster card for gaming even, it doesnt sound good enough. However for many people a mid range card will do well.

Hell, with AC97 i cant listen to the menu of a game without it driving me nuts
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People with trained ears are in the 1 or 2 percentile... Obviously those people are musicians and DJS. For any of the normal tone deaf people, ac97 is awesome.

EDIT: and creative sucks....
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Amen to creative sucks

I shall have to do a test comparing high end audio to AC97 on dumb normal people...
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I notice a big difference between integrated sound and my audigy 2 ZS's EAX 4.0 advanced surround sound, which is sweet.
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