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Old 11-06-2005, 03:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The X2 will help you A LOT when games based on Unreal Engine 3 start to roll out, unreal tournament 2007 is susposed to be out q1 or q2 of 2006, and the Unreal Engine 3 is multithreaded. You will get bitten in the *** later up the road if you don't get an X2. EDIT:
If you get an Opteron you will also have to get ECC ram with it, which is more expensive and slower than normal RAM.

so, umm, err yeah
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you can always go with a 64 now and upgrade to the x2 later on though...cuz yeah 1 game will support it, but what about the rest of the games out on the market...i say a year before an x2 is really needed...

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CPU: AMD 64 4000+ Sandiego
MOB: DFI Lanparty SLI-DR Expert
RAM: OCZ Plat 2 GB 2-3-2-5
GPU: eVGA 7800GT
SPU: X-Fi Fatal1ty
PSU: OCZ 520watt
HD: Western D 250GB 16mg Cache
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Meh, at 1600x1200 a Athlon 64 4000+ will bottleneck a 7800GTX (87.6-87.8FPS)...

Anyways...I say go with the Opteron 146 and overclock it. Or a 3700+.
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Old 11-06-2005, 05:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Gee- loads of stuff to think about here! Good to hear a range of opinions though.

Where the motherboard is concerned I have been looking for a few on this site...


With cost in mind I thought about an few different boards. About £85 is the price I am willing to pay but as always if I can pay less and get a good board all the better. I have no intention of getting SLI at all.

How about these boards

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard


Gigabyte K8NF-9 nForce4 (Socket 939) PCI Express Motherboard


My feeling is that I might as well get the giga-byte board as it is cheaper and is a make I have had before

any thoughts?

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