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Old 12-29-2005, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What Is Crucial To Gaming? Video Card, RAM, or CPU?

I'm curious what is most important to intense gaming?

Video Card, RAM, CPU? Any ideas?

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Video card ofcourse. lots of other stuff matters though. even a bad case could screw up your gaming experience

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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every thing matters

make all of it on par with each other, if oyu dont, the part that is really good, will be pulled down by the bad parts
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Video card matters the most by far. The thing is, the video card is the most expensive part too, so if you don't spend a lot on a video card, but have 2GB of RAM and an FX-57 CPU, your gaming performance will still suck.

You could have a $400+ video card yet your processor and RAM be average, you will still get very decent performance, althought not AS good as it would be with the more expensive CPU/RAM.

Look at it as if the RAM and CPU provide re-inforcements for the video card.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GPU, CPU, RAM, HDD. Probably in that order.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Duplicity has it correct. The GPU is far ahead of the others.
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Video Card. The best and most important part to any gamer

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