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Old 11-03-2007, 08:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Okay guys, one more question (I'm probably getting a bit annoying). Which OS should I go with to get the most out of the build? I've heard XP is the best for gaming but the 8800Ultra says it's built for Vista so now I'm paranoid.
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Vista Home Premium...

because to use DX10 u will need Vista... if u don't wanna play DX10 games... stick with XP..
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Vista Home Premium...

because to use DX10 u will need Vista... if u don't wanna play DX10 games... stick with XP..
You should rephrase that, like, If you don't want to Play new games in DX10, stay with XP.

cause many games will have the option of being installed as DX9, for older OS Suc as XP..
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You should rephrase that, like, If you don't want to Play new games in DX10, stay with XP.

cause many games will have the option of being installed as DX9, for older OS Suc as XP..
isn't that what I said???
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Well I was hoping to play Crysis with DX10 so I guess I'll be going Vista. I was hoping to see how Vista was compared to XP anyway, so I guess this is my chance.
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SLI two 8800GT
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Two 8800GT in SLI will probably outperform the 8800Ultra, and be about the same price. Though, if you do that, you'll have to change to a 680i motherboard.
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all your opinions aside fellas- Vista IS the better choice for gamers- regardless of what you've tried in the PAST it HAS been updated and provides superb protection and no longer has the problems when it first came out with games.

Since your building a high performance computer... iam wondering why it's in this section.... a budget of 1500 dollars can build you a near state of the art gaming machine... and you have 2000 dollar budget...

Vista Home Premium -or- Ultimate edition are the only 2 ever reccomended for gamers- ultimate has some extra saftey things and data encryption and the like but may never go to use for you personally- so look into the changes and decide for yourself.

As for the nay sayers believing that Vista never plays games well - with 2gb or more of RAM it plays everything just fine. With the large budget you have you can get a nice 4GB RAM and have vista running everything for its pretty new look- and still never worry about your games using RAM.

Get some nice fast Harddrives, the Ultra card, and a q6600 from intel and your set - even without overclocking, at least that's what I would do with 2,000 if i had it.

and Sli really isn't worth it yet- you pay double (2 cards) for about a 43% performance gain, and that % IS based on which cards you get- Sli 2 ultras- not worth it at all- almost no gain. Wait until future Sli comes out.

and yes 2 8800GT in true SLI will outperform and ultra.. but why wouldn't it? its 2 cards... if you wanna fight that.. why not spend a little more or wait for the new cards to come out and Sli them? they'll beat the ultra too.
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two 8800gts's beat an Ultra by a slight percentage... and the 8800gt beats the gts.. and if u check Veedub's 3DMARK06 record.. his 18k score isn't something u'd get with 1 Ultra..
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