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Old 12-08-2005, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok made up my mind, and im going with this.

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Mobo
2048MB(2x1gb) DDR400 Memory
250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
2x 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
Windows XP Pro

Do you think this will play pacman?
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet!!! But I think Pac Man is gonna melt!!!
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very, very nice. My question is, what power supply have you settled on?
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and case... cooling? monitor?
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I would just get one 7800GTX, save some money, SL! is garbage, you don't need it. Also the motherboard, if you do indeed go with SLI get a good one like the DFI lanparty or a different brand, unless you aren't overclocking.
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Yes SLI is truly garbage. The best card out there for the money is the 7800GT. It only performs 5-10fps lower than the 7800GTX but is $150 cheaper!! If you don't believe me on the SLI thing, check this out. http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79791
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Dont get the sli and just get one eVGA 7800gtx

256mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254

512mb
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=322746
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Well if he has the money, a 512mb GTX would be awesome. What you shouldn't get is a 256GTX. Here's the stages i recommend when buying an nvidia card, nothing in between. These give you the best performance and value nvidia has to offer. 6600GT, 6800GS, 7800GT, 7800GTX 512mb. Anything in between those cards probably doesn't have a good price/performance ratio.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i dont think money is a set-back here (no offense) but just because its a 512MB card it dosent mean your getting the most bang for your buck. Really look into the specs of a 512 card, make sure you check the price difference for the spec difference. Good luck with your new puter
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