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Old 01-22-2006, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You guys need to shut up with the Sempron bashing. It's a quick 64 bit processor. Can you not see he's trying to stick to a budget..?

I'd change to this motherboard:
MSI K8N NEO3-F Socket 754
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130493

With this video card:
ELSA X70PE Platinum Radeon X700 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814119151

This should give you a little more gaming power. The reason I chose that X700 video card is because it offers GDDR3 ram. That stuff is a butt-load faster than the traditional DDR.

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Old 01-23-2006, 01:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So the X700 128MB beats a 9600XT 256MB? I would like to stick with the DFI board because as I understand it DFI boards have the most OCing options ect. It would be nice to have PCI-E though....
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Looks like a solid machine. I think the Sempron is a good choice.
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semprons are excellent budget chips id stick with that
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So the X700 128MB beats a 9600XT 256MB? I would like to stick with the DFI board because as I understand it DFI boards have the most OCing options ect. It would be nice to have PCI-E though....
The DFI you indicated has PCI-E. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136162
It looks good; you might as well get it as any mobo. The X700 will beat a 9600XT (the 9600XT is from the last generation of cards). I don't think a 9600XT is fast enough to make good use of 256MB of RAM. Very nice recommendation, Irish.

All in all, that's a great system for the money; it's more than half of mine, which cost twice as much!
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Perfect as in, "Right on your budget"?

or Perfect as in, "Perfect Components"?

The first yes... The Second no way..
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Yea, enough with the Sempron 64 bashing. I could take a Semrpon 64 farther than most of your Athlon 64s, and I have.

The X700 doesn't even come close to the 9600XT.

Go with the 400W Forton, that'll be MORE than enough.

Looks good with the parts that're there. You need like 5 more parts to make a whole build though...
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look good, I think the sempron is fine for a budget build.

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Sempron chips are great for budgets, but dont come near athlon chips no matter how hard you argue it. buyxgmistake you got that 3dmark06 score because of your graphics card, not your CPU. CPU has a pretty small impact on 3dmark.

As for your build its a pretty good budget build, if I were you Id look more into the video cards though. I know that the 9800 pro with 256 mb memory had a hard time making any actual use of it. Whereas a 6600gt with 128 mb will blow a 9800 pro 256 out of the water. So look up the cards. If its at all possible though Id say screw both cards and get a 6600gt, you can get one for usually 120-140$.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Quote:
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The DFI you indicated has PCI-E.
Wow, I can't belive I didn't notice that. I was confused because the DFI Lanparty s754 board has AGP.

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Perfect as in, "Right on your budget"?

or Perfect as in, "Perfect Components"?

The first yes... The Second no way..
You're pretty much the only one who says the build is no good but you post no reason why. I think it's pretty well balanced but if not please tell me what to change.

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The X700 will beat a 9600XT
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The X700 doesn't even come close to the 9600XT
Seems like there is some confusion about this. I looked up benchmarks for the cards and couldn't find a direct comparison between the two but I did find that the X700 beats an FX5950 Ultra so that tells me that the X700 would destroy the 9600XT right?

Maybe I'll just spend the extra $20-30 for a 6600GT....
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