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Old 08-27-2006, 09:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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For a CPU i'd go with C2D, e6600 at the least.

You don't need to spend the $$$$ to get it. It's overkill. Anyone using AA/ANIS/Higher than 10x7 Res in games will be bottlenecked by the video card! The excess clockspeed is a waste, unless youve got a 7950 or sli'd 7900gtx or some crap. The e6300 kicks ***. when OC'd its even overkill.
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Go with wut you want, C2D are amazin chips and they OC like crazy. If you have the money, why not get a e6600.
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A 7950GX2 will easily bottleneck a Core 2 Duo. Maybe not a stock one, but an overclocked C2D will easily be bottlenecked by a 7950GX2. Not that it matters, and not that you can do anything about it, so just forget about bottlenecks and get the best videocard you can afford.
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Thanks guys, ive decided to get a C2D instead of the AM2, may as well get the E6600 :P . Was going to get the BFG version of the 7950GX2, and that clear Raptor X HDD - but it started getting expensive lol.

Since im in Australia and not America, I used staticice ( www.staticice.com.au ) to find the cheapest parts, even tho im limited to VIC. This is what its going to cost me, just so you all know

E6600 - $500
Geforce Gigabyte 7950GX2 - $845
DDR2 800 XMS2 Corsair - $370
Maxtor 300GB 18mb Sata II - $140
ASUS P5B Socket T - $275
ModWare Flexiglow Acryilic Case - $180
Thermal take 750W - $215

Which gives me a total of $2525
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Why so extreme on the power supply? From what I've heard, Thermaltakes aren't that good either.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Ive never realised the make affected PSU's much, i might look into an Antec - noticed alot of people get Antec power supplys, and for getting a 750w psu, well i thought why not - specially when it aint so much extra cash to bump up the power.
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But when you get a decent quality 750W, the price is a reasonable amount more :P
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Personally, I would go with the X1950XTX. It's a very solid performer and is better then the 7900GTX in almost every category. They are very overclockable and have very fast GDDR4 @ stock 2000Mhz.

The price/performance makes these cards my current choice if you just have to have a videocard right now. x1950xtx is arond $449.00 and the 7950 is closer to $600.

You could take that extra $150 and put it towards a higher end CD2.
Trust me, the x1900xtx & x1950xtx can handle any game out there plus, any game that will be coming out until DX10, at highest resolutions and settings....

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Yea, the X1950 would be the best choice if ur only gamin at 1280*1024 resolutions. I get 100fps average on max settings (1280*1024) with my OCed X1900XT (basically a XTX now) and a X2 3800+ (stock, only had it for 2 days so breakin it in before i break it ). If your gamin at anything higher than that then u would want a dual-GPU set-up or a 7950GX2.
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