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Old 04-17-2008, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not in the loop atm, so I need someone to just be blunt and tell me which is going to be better for gaming. I am going to be playing Age of Conan next month, I want the best experience possible.


AMD or Intel?
Nvidia or ATI?

I looked the through sticky at top, but it only lists parts, not comparisons, for the buying. Just any help would be appreciated. I really don't even need much explanation. I'm just wanting a guide.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel for the high end, 1000+

AMD for low end < $1000

nVidia otherwise
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now are you saying $1000 for the cpu or whole system?
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How much do you want to spend. Intel is the best choice if you want to overclock. Nvidia is also the best choice if you want the best and dont mind paying a bit more for it.
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Whole System
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Around 1k was what I was looking at, but I want best bang for buck not most awesomest system ever! I simply want to be please with my set up. I don't want to be sporting the best around.
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
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Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
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Newegg.com - HDT-RS1283 120mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics
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Wow... he could fit an X38 board in a 1k budget!!

amazing!! but change the q6600 from Newegg to a q6600 from Frys
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thats a good system right there
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Wow $1k for a q6600, x38, and 8800gts 512mb. That is an excellent build.
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