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Old 06-15-2009, 05:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1k Gaming/First Time Build

Yes it will, actually reviewing my post, you won't even need that video card, its the 1GB version.

You won't need that

Newegg.ca - XFX HD-485X-YDDC Radeon HD 4850 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards'

Get that instead and save some money!
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm just a bit skeptical since everyone else on other forums was saying go higher with the vid cards.

Another quick question but does this motherboard Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards (the combo one with the deneb) have any IDE slots? Thought I could save 40$ by re-using the CD/dvd-burner I have now. I never burn anything or use the drive except to play games or load up software for the first time.

Edit: That XFX has dual VGA's doesn't it? Definitely getting that then, could go dual monitor and that would be so nice.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yes, it says that mobo has a slot for one ide connection, with two devices connected up to it max.

those cables can be very annoying to work with. if you want to use it though, try this cable:

Newegg.ca - OKGEAR 18" IDE round cable,dual device,Clear Silver Model RC18IDES - Cables

its better than using those old wide ide cables that could possibly block airflow through your case.
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it would be best now to get the core 216 so later on you can get a better monitor and then you would have horsepower to power it. i use my core 216 at 1680x1050, easily maxes out every thing i have.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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AMD does not necessarily mean cheaper:

MOBO Newegg.ca - ASUS P5Q SE&#47;R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
CPU: Newegg.ca - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

This saves u $30 and you get a much better quality mobo then your original selection.
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I've actually decided on the Deneb combo tennebaum recommended, just haven't updated OP yet. I think that cpu + mobo is a better deal for what it is.
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ummm no, amd is cheaper and better then what you selected. and really that motherboard isnt that much better quality then the original he chose. furthermore then phenom 720+biostar is a obvious winner out of all of them.

and also to OP, a 4850 would be heaps for 1280x1024, but a gtx260 would def. last you a while if you have the cash.
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Yeah I'm going with a 4850 but I can't decide between these two;

The sapphire Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100258-1GHDMI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Or the XFX Newegg.ca - XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I kinda liked on the XFX that dual monitors is an option but I'm not sure as to how well it would work.
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I would go for the XFX because of it's double lifetime waranty.

Dual monitors take a little getting used to but once you do the extra screen area is great.
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Ok, one last question before I'm ready to order. Is it worth getting a cpu cooler? Not sure if I'm going to over clock it much considering I have no idea how to do it. But is this one good? Newegg.ca - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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