[Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-01-2007, 09:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Maybe the 8600GTS might give a better picture quality, but the X1950PRO will much better for your gaming.
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 10-01-2007, 10:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
Maybe the 8600GTS might give a better picture quality, but the X1950PRO will much better for your gaming.
this is correct... but since you said light gaming with Crysis and BIoshock and such.... we recommended the x1950pro... otherwise we would have told you to go with an 8600gts because your in a Media Center PC and it comes in handy to have that PureVideo2 engine to have less CPU consumption when your watching streamed or live video
__________________

__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 10-01-2007, 10:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Pick which you want really...the X1950PRO is a better gaming card by about as much as the 8600GTS is with HD playback because the 8600 series has PureVideo
__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 04:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,479
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sora View Post

Actually the X1950PRO is faster than the 8600GTS even when both are overclocked but I figured you probably wanted DX10.
First: When both are overclocked, 8600GTS would easily outperform X1950pro

Second: The performance of 8600GTS is very close to the X1950pro at stock speeds

Here are some reviews for you

Review 1
Review 2
maroon1 is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 08:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Maybe it's the 8600GTS' shading power.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
Maybe it's the 8600GTS' shading power.
i think it is... the 8600gts performs with the 7900gs and in shader games the 8600gts can outperform the 7900gt sometimes...
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 69
Default Re: [Budget] Media Center/Everyday/Light-gaming PC

Well yeah I don't want any stuttering when I'm watching content at 720p. And will it be possible to get drivers for the video that let it run at 1280x720 on my widescreen TV(DVI to HDMI cable)? When I use this computer, onboard video, and a VGA cable to the TV I have a picture that always has black bars at any resolution. So is it possible to get 16:9, widescreen resolutions?
__________________

nylax4 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confused about getting Media Center... Flame Hawk New Systems | Building and Buying 3 08-25-2007 07:22 PM
Sync my apple ipod with other media software callmewilson Computer Audio and Multimedia 4 06-29-2007 01:30 AM
My log any idea? osaria HijackThis Logs (finished) 3 06-18-2007 03:05 PM
Media Library (I Presume) Problem. Nadegas Microsoft Windows and Software 4 06-08-2007 08:27 AM
installed windows media player but cant see windows media connect rookie1010 Microsoft Windows and Software 11 05-03-2007 03:22 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 PM.


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