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Old 08-22-2006, 03:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Another "Are these specs good for a new machine" thread :)

Hello, I'm looking to upgrade my computer sometime in the near future and wanted some feedback on the following parts:

Motherboard:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...Code=241190-OP

Processor:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80724-5

RAM:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=80097-45

Video Card:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321983
(Under Manufact. Specifications theres two images, a green PCB and a red PCB? I cant tell what the difference is)

Power Supply:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=269825-1

If anyone would like to chime in their 2 cents I'd appreciate it. thanks!

Also would it be a better buy to get a 7600GT or a 6800GT? silly question I know but I'm starting to fall behind technology lately.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd go for the 6800 gt, its 256 bit compared to 128... either one will do fine though, close performance... i think??? so if you wanna save cash, go for the 7600
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the 7600 actually is a bit better despite the 128bit memory bus
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the 7600 actually is a bit better despite the 128bit memory bus
can you be a little more specific? I didn't know 7600 had 128bit memory bus and the 6800 had 256bit...why would Nvidia do that?

Secondly what does it matter?
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The bus is the memory throughput. The higher the better.

I'd shoot for a 7900GT.
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instead of that amd 4000 why no get a dual core 3800?
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can you be a little more specific? I didn't know 7600 had 128bit memory bus and the 6800 had 256bit...why would Nvidia do that?

Secondly what does it matter?
That's just what they did...but like I said...the 7600GT still performs quite well....especially in SLI.
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I would go with the 3800+ X2 as well.
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werd. Dual core is better
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