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Old 02-19-2010, 01:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Pics or it didn't happen :P
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Phenom II X4 955 BE
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This shouldn't have 'Gaming Rig' in the thread title.

Rule of thumb for gaming PC's.
#1 Spend more money on the GPU than you do on the CPU, otherwise it's not a gaming computer.
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Rule of thumb for gaming PC's.
#1 Spend more money on the GPU than you do on the CPU, otherwise it's not a gaming computer.
??

so i guess if i get an i7 975 ee with an hd 5970 it must not be a gaming pc...
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I'll try and post pics later

I'll be upgrading vid card later. I'm only really playing Star Trek Online with it right now. The only big game I want to play next is Starcraft 2. When recommended specs are released for that, I'll see what's available then. :P
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This shouldn't have 'Gaming Rig' in the thread title.

Rule of thumb for gaming PC's.
#1 Spend more money on the GPU than you do on the CPU, otherwise it's not a gaming computer.
So if he doesn't spend over $165 on a GPU it's not considered a gaming PC? Silly post.
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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.
Congratz.

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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.
Mid-low range
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.
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Apparently for him what he has serves his gaming needs...
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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.
Congratz.
Just to let you know the i7 975 is not a Xeon. It is the top of the line extreme edition Bloomfield.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Unlocked muti and totally overkill unless you go Ln2 but not a Xeon.
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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.
Congratz.



It's just a rule of thumb I go by.
It works out in most cases.
Mid-low range
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.
You have quite a set of rules for yourself there orihS Shiro....however I dont think too many people are going to go by "Your" rules
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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well, the silly rule he made..
i agree for going for more investment on GPU would be a smarter choice.
but dont just make your silly rule here..
see, a gaming PC so called a gaming rig if it really serves ones gaming need..
as for InsaneJester17, he just having his RIG for star trek online and Starcraft 2 which i think it was almost a good gaming platform for him..
right guys??
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