Originally Posted by Muffin Man
so i guess if i get an i7 975 ee with an hd 5970 it must not be a gaming pc...
If you get an i7 975 period.
It's a server.
I don't care what you say you do with it.
It's a Xeon.
You bought a server.
Originally Posted by james.wired
So if he doesn't spend over $165 on a GPU it's not considered a gaming PC? Silly post.
It's just a rule of thumb I go by.
It works out in most cases.
Which is where many enthusiast computers are being purchased these days.
Between $400 and $1200
Usually in those price brackets, spending more on the GPU than the CPU is the smarter thing to do for gaming performance gains.