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Old 12-31-2007, 04:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Wanting to build a new PC

so some people say GT some say GTX.

I mean right now im on a GeForce FX5200 so anything is going to be better. I mean I have played on crappy cards for all my computers will I be happy with the GT 8800 or should I save my money and throw it into the GTX? I just dont want in another 2 years to be like well the 8800 was good for about 5 games and now I have to find another card to play Duke Nukem Forever (haha I know )
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If what your saying is you want to never have to buy a new video card again or any other system component then how much money do you have and dont expect to be able to play crysis 3 on medium graphics...

I would recommend going for an evga 8800 gt and then via the step-up program, stay up to date with the latest video cards if you would like...

But you should be fine with 1 8800 gt and the other parts listed... What games do you want to be able to play?
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Really I just want to be able to play games on Medium settings for at least a year im not looking to run everything on Max settings since I never have before...

I mean I used a FX5200 to play Doom 3, TF2, HL2 and EP1 and EP2, WoW.

not to mention the 5200 isnt even supported on those games.

So what im saying is should I just suck it up spend the 500 bucks on the GTX and say screw it since it should last to play games for a few years even on lower settings. I dont play all the new games but I do like playing the odd game here and there.
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um.. i played tf2 on max settings with an 8500 gt lawl barley though...

im suprised you could play tf2 on a fx5200... ultra low settings i bet


But if you want to be able to play games on medium settings for at least a year.... 8800 GT will get you there man... Can you list the other specs you plan on buying first of all? I saw quite a few lists at the start of this thread but idk what you plan on buying...
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actually I run TF2 on Medium specs. It runs fine.

and im grabbing the build I think im going to go with
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actually I run TF2 on Medium specs. It runs fine.

and im grabbing the build I think im going to go with
I dont belive you... people find Team Fortress 2 a challenging game for there comps... have you checked your fps while playing on a 5200?

But thats besides the point....

Your grabbing what build though? lol
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INTEL E6750 - 200.00
Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E6750 2.66GHz w/ 4MB Cache at Memory Express
MSI P35 Neo-2FR - 140.00
MSI P35 Neo2-FR w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, Crossfire PCI-E x16 at Memory Express
Crucial Ballistix - PC2 6400 - 80.00 (25 mir)
Crucial BallistiX 2GB PC2-6400 Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB) at Memory Express
Seagate 250GB 7200/16mb - 70.00 x2
SEAGATE 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache at Memory Express
Antec tru power trio 550W - 100.00
Antec TruePower Trio 550W Power Supply w/ Triple +12V at Memory Express
Cooler Master Centurion 534 - 70.00
Cooler Master Centurion 534, Black w/ Window at Memory Express
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XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out at Memory Express
DVD Drives - 2 x
ASUS DRW-1814BLT 18x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Black (Retail) at Memory Express

then of course a network card which I can grab pretty quick and cheap

do I need a bigger power supply or would the 550w be ok running that build
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Default Re: Wanting to build a new PC

You have an ati card listed in that build...
VisionTek Radeon HD 3850 256MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI at Memory Express

and an nvidia card...
XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out at Memory Express


hehe... unless i missed a new update crossfire does not allow you to run nvidia and ati together..

I think that psu should be fine... but i think therers more to it than just wattage
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Good choice on the mobo. Ive got its big brother the Platinum and i can say its a beast of a board.
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