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Old 01-13-2005, 10:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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if i get the 6600gt is there no athlon motherboard that has a pci express slot
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:44 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yea there is one, i just got one its the A8N by ASUS they cost a hell of a lot though. That motherboard also comes with SLI compatibility and some programs that do all the hard overclocking work for you. im loving mine . I can play everygame i have on max settings with my system, if i got a gig of ram im sure i would get rid of the stuttering that happens in Doom III when i walk into a room with Ultra settings AA and AF. My system was pritty cheap for a gaming rig and has lots of upgrade potecial. if i could i would buy exactly the same again.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:49 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Btw the 3200 definatly pulls its weight in Doom III i only get like 8-12% CPU usage. its awsom.the rig rocks geil rocks segate rocks gigabytes rocks asus rocks and amd rocks (obviously)
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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its 200 dollars omg i dont think i can build a budget decent gaming pc that sux!
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Old 01-14-2005, 05:11 PM   #45 (permalink)
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the new Nvidia Nforce 4 has pci express support for AMD CPU's
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:19 PM   #46 (permalink)
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i c. is ther a difference in performance if i get the agp one
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:45 PM   #47 (permalink)
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wait wait wait I have been reading about athlon 64s and it seems that i cant use my operating system. Because i dont no if i have the 64 bit version can someone clear this up for me?
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Old 01-18-2005, 06:23 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Wrong.

Athlon 64s are the first 64 bit proccesors that will run in a 32 bit enviroment, meaning that they will run any operating system you wish to run on it no problem.
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Old 01-19-2005, 02:41 PM   #49 (permalink)
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thanks. is it possible for me to build a decent gaming rig that can play Doom 3 and Half-life 2 for 500 bucks or will i have to do some saving up?
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I'd recommend saving your money, you could build a decent system that would run those games for $500, but I don't think you would be very pleased with the results, and you'd have to buy a lot of cheap hardware that probably isn't very good.
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