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Old 08-25-2006, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building a Computer! need help :(

Hey,

Im currently needing to build a new computer urgently as the one im one sucks :P

a few things im unsure of

the gfx card....looking at either a X1900XT card or a 7950GX2

which one is the better card for gaming and which is more future proof?

http://www.peter.tsohost.co.uk/Stuff...res/pcspec.jpg

here is the spec im wanting

will this be any good for music + games


plz post true opinions
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 7950gx2 is better for gaming. When you say music do you mean listening to it or making it?
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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listening to it :P...on big 7.1 surround speakers


so maybe instead of the radeon i should go for the geforce 7950GX2?
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would. It all looks fine to me. What display are you getting / do you have?
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will be getting a standard 17" tft....havent decided if 19" yet but will when my minds fully made up with the computer


the processor gonna be fine?
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GX-012-EA EVGA GeForce 7950 GX2 SuperClocked 1024MB GDDR3 HDTV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (E595-AX) (GX-012-EA) 1
£349.95 £349.95
MB-150-AS Asus P5B Deluxe (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-150-AS) 1
£129.95 £129.95
MY-014-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR) (MY-014-GS) 1
£124.95 £124.95
CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN) 1
£201.95 £201.95
HD-078-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-078-SE) 1
£59.95 £59.95
SC-037-CL Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 7.1 EAX Sound Card - OEM (SC-037-CL) 1
£30.50 £30.50
HS-003-SY Scythe Ninja Plus Heatpipe CPU Cooler (Socket 478, 754, 939, 940, LGA755) (HS-003-SY) 1
£31.95 £31.95
CA-054-LL Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-054-LL) 1
£48.95 £48.95
CA-001-SS Seasonic S12 500W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-001-SS) 1
£64.95 £64.95
CD-037-NE NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Silver) - OEM (CD-037-NE) 1
£19.95 £19.95
Subtotal £1,063.05
VAT £186.04
Total £1,249.09


thats what ive came up with now....any problems?
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Ok dude seriously don't get that card, it's waaaay overpriced. Personally I'd go with a 7900GT and wait for the DirectX10 cards such as the r600 cores byt ATI and G80 cores by Nvidia. The 7900GT right now can play and game today with ease.
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Na if he's going to wait for a X10 card why even get a 7900gt. Just go with the 7950. This will eat up the best looking games no prob.
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Yea but why spend that much more money on a few frames? If the card was permanent then spend a lot but if he's going to replace it in 4-5 months get the 7900GT. It's still a killer card and has no problem with any game today.
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the gfx card....looking at either a X1900XT card or a 7950GX2

which one is the better card for gaming and which is more future proof?
I believe that qualifies as "permanent" (at least in the PC world). I would go with the 7950GX2 as planned.

My $0.02.

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