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Old 11-25-2004, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a PC for X-Mas. First time building one besides in school. Wish me luck. Anyway, it's gonna be strictly for gaming. Gonna get 1GB DDR, a ATI X800 Pro 256MB, Abit Mobo, etc.. I'm currently deciding on the processor and trying to save some cash. I'm getting a AMD64, question is, will I see alot of difference between a 3000+ and a 3200+ and if so is there much difference between 3200+ and 3500+ ? It will be a 939. With such a $$ graphics board I don't wont my processor being the limiting factor. I wont the processor to be able to run in stride with it. I will be playing Doom 3 and Half Life 2 alot with near max settings (which I have allready beaten). I wanna spend around $1100 - $1500 and wanna make this cpu last atleast 2 years. I allready have keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers. Please help me out ! Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-25-2004, 04:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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meh, if you can go for the 3500+ 939 go for it, but if you get the 3200+ 939 and put the extra money into a 6800gt (much better than x800pro).
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Old 11-25-2004, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Let me also say I will not be OC'ing anything. I have allways prefered ATI over Nvidia, unless there is a big difference. If so let me know !!
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As an X800 Pro owner, I am WARNING you to get the 6800GT. It is so much better than the X800 pro that its a shame that an X800 pro goes for the same price. Look at it this way. My friend with a 6800GT can play Doom 3 on 4xAA and 8xAF and never go below 60fps. Because I have an X800 pro which is the same price, I only get about 25-30 fps in some areas where there are alot of shadows. In HL2, my 6800GT friend never dips below 70 fps in that game maxed out, while I never dip below 50 fps, which isn't bad, but its no where near as good as the 6800GT. Basically, the X800 Pro, although better than a Radeon 9800XT, is a piece of s**t when compared to the 6800GT. There is NO competition. Get the 6800GT, man!
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Ok, probably will get the 6800 GT. One guestion though, is his 6800 GT OC'ed ?
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Slightly, which is easy if you get the eVGA 6800GT, but even without any overclocking at all, the 6800GT makes the X800 pro look rediculous.
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been reading up and I am gonna get the 6800 GT and maybe OC some. Sooo, will the 3200+ processor be ok to run Doom and HL2 at the max settings ?
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i think the 3200+ should be finne, especially if you overclock it. my friends has a 3500+ @ 2.65Ghz on an Asus Av8 board...but that might not be what you want. I think the 3200+ will still do very well.
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