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Old 05-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Also, why such a good machine with a crappy/medial video card, 8800gs is like $20 more and 20x better. (exaggeration)
Well, first I'm not a gamer; only like games like car racing and the like. And so far I did not find a game that would kill that card. For example I played "Alarm for Cobra 11" at 1024x768 with no problem. Also one of my friends, who had bought COD 4 and realized he didn't have a rig to play it, installed it in mine and played with no problem at the same resolution.

Second, here in Poland, when I was buying, 8800gs was much more expensive than 8600gt (like $70 more as far as I remember).

So I bought that 8600gt for about $100. Do you know any good car racing games that would choke the card?
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Not particularly

I was just assuming from your rig that you where gamer.

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No problem. As to my machine - I wanted it to be fast mostly for programming. I don't like waiting for my compiles to complete.
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Need for Speed: Pro Street could lag your 8600gt, well unless you play on Medium
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OK, I'll try it some day.
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Dirt! Believe it or not you can have BEAUTIFUL graphics and smoothe FPS while playing dirt, download the demo and give it a try.. Great game, and works nicely on that card.

Reading this post was pretty **** exciting, I remember the first time I built a PC, I was worried everything would be DOA too... And I used an old power supply with the new parts so it didn't work and I had no way to test what was wrong, luckily the guys here on tech forums suggested I check the PSU (even though it had been working the day before, so I didnt believe them) and that was the problem.
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You retired your Brisbane rig? WHY?!

AMD is smoother in games you know regardless of speed (also if you need a PSU, I think Ricanflow is selling his Ultra one)
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The e8400 is pretty amazing, and for some reason lets me actually play oblivion with smoother FPS.. No longer jerks every couple of seconds.

I'll bring the Brisbane rig back, I just need to gather a PSU and HDD. But I think the upgrade was WELL worth it, things are so much faster and snappier.

Not looking for an expensive power supply for the brisbane rig right now, I figure a 400W PSU ought to do as it has no fancy GFX card, I think I might end up giving it to my friend who would only use it to play Warcraft III. (hopefully the onboard can handle such a dated game.)
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Thanks guys for the feedback and suggestions!
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