Is this alright for gaming? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2006, 01:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,946
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by BLOODY_BRUM_BAS
prehaps i need to have a rethink then.

so im best having a 7900gt with a dual core 2, thats gonna cost me more than what i originally had isn't it?
didnt alias post something already?

yes thats what you want...core2duo are very well priced..same as am2 systems..
__________________

__________________
LIAN LI PC-7B PLUS II
OCZ MODSTREAM 520W
P4 3.2
2GB KINGSTON
EVGA 6800GS PCI-E
ASUS P5GD1
WD CAVIAR X2
LG DVD BURNER X2
vaderpro is offline  
Old 08-27-2006, 01:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,946
Default

if you cant afford the e6600, then the e6400 or e6300 will do just fine..
__________________

__________________
LIAN LI PC-7B PLUS II
OCZ MODSTREAM 520W
P4 3.2
2GB KINGSTON
EVGA 6800GS PCI-E
ASUS P5GD1
WD CAVIAR X2
LG DVD BURNER X2
vaderpro is offline  
Old 08-27-2006, 01:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
aliasaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,400
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by vaderpro
Yep, yep.....but u got those arrows backwards:

pentium4 < athlon (939) < athlon (AM2) < core2 duo

or

core2 duo > athlon (am2) > athlon (939) > pentium4

lol ya.. thats what i meant



Quote:
Originally posted by BLOODY_BRUM_BAS
prehaps i need to have a rethink then.

so im best having a 7900gt with a dual core 2, thats gonna cost me more than what i originally had isn't it?

it seems to me that it'll cost you around the same if you decide to build the pc yourself. have a look at this guide and see if it seems easy enough to do it yourself...

http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2
__________________
"Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand." -Confucius
aliasaid is offline  
Old 08-27-2006, 01:17 PM   #24 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,946
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by aliasaid

http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2
sweet guide, nice pics..
__________________
LIAN LI PC-7B PLUS II
OCZ MODSTREAM 520W
P4 3.2
2GB KINGSTON
EVGA 6800GS PCI-E
ASUS P5GD1
WD CAVIAR X2
LG DVD BURNER X2
vaderpro is offline  
Old 08-28-2006, 07:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 47
Default

I think I've made up my mind now!!

Im gonna go for the INTEL® CORE® 2 DUO E6400 with a 7900GT.

Thanks aliasaid for your ideas, i'm still gonna get a company to build it though, i don't mind paying that little extra just to make sure its been done properly.

The price you gave me was good but on top of that i had to put on a case, cd/dvd writer, decent psu, windows, etc.

So all in all it works out about the same andway, about £900!!
__________________
Matt Saunders
BLOODY_BRUM_BAS is offline  
Old 08-28-2006, 08:12 AM   #26 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 309
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by BLOODY_BRUM_BAS
I think I've made up my mind now!!

Im gonna go for the INTEL® CORE® 2 DUO E6400 with a 7900GT.

Thanks aliasaid for your ideas, i'm still gonna get a company to build it though, i don't mind paying that little extra just to make sure its been done properly.

The price you gave me was good but on top of that i had to put on a case, cd/dvd writer, decent psu, windows, etc.

So all in all it works out about the same andway, about £900!!
Good going mate!

That's the setup I went with. The CPU/MoBo/RAM will be here in a couple of days.

Note: The Asus P5B Deluxe has been reviewed as a good board for OC'ing. Evidently a newer BIOS will unlock added overhead for Overclocking:

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2822

Good Luck, and enjoy!
__________________
[SIZE=\"1\"]E6400 @ 3.4 , Noctua 120
7900GT @ 670/1680 , VF900
P5B-D 0711
2 x 1GB Patriot 6400 @ 425
WD SATA 250GB
VX2025WM
Neo HE 550
P180 / G15 / MX1000[/SIZE]
Syrillian is offline  
Old 08-28-2006, 01:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
Geek Squad
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 788
Default

Nice build, I will be putting my computer up for sale in the coming weeks now that school is back and if it sells I will build myself a conroe rig, if it doesn't then I will upgrade when the R600 and G80s come.

Oh and Conroe, I was about to throttle you before I realized you were joking =P
__________________

__________________
"Truth is violated by falsehood but outraged by silence."

"Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power." ~Sun Tzu

"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Confucious

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. ~ Samuel Jackson

Omnis vir est fortunae faber
JoshSB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.