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Old 02-04-2009, 04:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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OK - I Know I should not mention Crysis, But my kid does play that= older version only so far, I have read it is the "Gold Standard" or the "Breaker" of gaming computers. We play BF 2142 a lot, gears of war,etc. I expect we will be playing more after we have this computer.
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well as long as you don't want anything higher then 1680x1050 res, you could probably run crysis all on enthusiasm with no aa with decent FPS.

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Some games get better performance then others with a certain video card... such as one gpu having more shaders and such.
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OK - ready to order according to last list- thanks - One more question. TO use the Core 7 properly - don't I need to run vista 64 or XP premium 64? Either would mean buying it as I only have a regular verison of XP lying around. .
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^well if you got more then 3.5gb of ram then yes, the rest would not be used...and that is not including your gpu memory.
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well - I guess that asks which 64 bit OS should I buy. Very few applications or peripherals currently support/utilize the 64 bit OS. Maybe I should start with the regular xp 32 bit that I already have and if necessary upgrade it. Even using only about 3 mb of RAM with the regular 32 bit XP - this will be a darn good setup. Good thinking or not....
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OK - ready to order according to last list- thanks - One more question. TO use the Core 7 properly - don't I need to run vista 64 or XP premium 64? Either would mean buying it as I only have a regular verison of XP lying around. .
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Well somehow we lost the case and the power supply in our list of hardware - of course that adds several hundred to the build= over budget . Does everyone agree about the PSU of the corsair 650 watt PSU suggested earlier? How about the prior case/fan setup. I think the extra $$ will be worth it in the long run - want to make sure the case and PSU will run the setup for long term even if I eventually do the SLI .
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Yup, the Corsair 650 would be the best psu for your build. If you want a good case for cheap, then check this out:
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Well my first "builder " got delayed - so now have a second. Please review and see if any changes should be made since the $$$ vs new stuff may have changed. Thanks in advance guys.
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