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Old 06-05-2007, 04:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Um...That's an AGP graphics card.




DDR3 is coming out I think Q4 of this year, although I'm not 100% sure. But for now, it's not worth buying yet. For the graphic card, I would suggest either the 7900GS or X1950XT. You can get a 7900GS for as low as $150/$130 MIR, and the much more powerful X1950XT for as low as $190/$170 MIR.
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I'm pretty set on the x1900. I don't want to spend the extra 40 on the x1950xt and for the game I'm gonna be playing mostly, the x1900gt does better than the 7900gs.

This is actually what I'm leaning towards right now.

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

GPU:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100189L Radeon X1900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO Video Card - Retail

PSU:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2-S ATX12V v2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Retail

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

RAM:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Sound:
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Then in 2008 when I upgrade to 4 gigs of ram, a 2nd gen dx 10 card, and a high end yorkfield I should be golden.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You don't need 4gb of ram, unless you are doing CAD, or heavy graphic and video editing.

How does an X1900GT do better than a X1950XT in a game? And what about the 7900GS, which is only $150/$130 MIR.
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Yeah I guess I editted too late. And I figure a year from now, 4 gigs won't be too unnecessary - which is why im not considering it now. Don't want to spend the extra cash on a 1950, and the 7900gs doesn't perform as well as the 1900 in the game I'm gonna be playing most.
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Yeah I guess I editted too late. And I figure a year from now, 4 gigs won't be too unnecessary - which is why im not considering it now. Don't want to spend the extra cash on a 1950, and the 7900gs doesn't perform as well as the 1900 in the game I'm gonna be playing most.
truth be told i would dish the xtra 40$ for a sapphire x1950xt, because with a little overclocking u can push that little guy to XTX speeds
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Yeah I guess I editted too late. And I figure a year from now, 4 gigs won't be too unnecessary - which is why im not considering it now. Don't want to spend the extra cash on a 1950, and the 7900gs doesn't perform as well as the 1900 in the game I'm gonna be playing most.
The 7900GS overclocks and beats the X1900GT hands down. Overclocking is 100% safe on cards as long as you make sure your temps don't go in the high 80's. Once both cards are overclocked I doubt the X1900GT will be better in any game you play.

The X1900GT isn't a bad card either though and good for the money.

However the X1950XT DESTROYS both of those cards easily and it is worth the extra money.

EDIT: You do know that making a DDR3 system right now is not the best idea right? Do you know how long it took for DDR2 to become the mainstream after it came out? mark my word that early DDR3 memory will be SLOWER than DDR2 with D9's in them. I highly suggest you make a system that is more geared towards the Quad-Cores becuase they will be going down.

Also that motherboard will never overclock I'm sure and then when the chips do come out you will see people with their overclockable P35 boards putting their same chip to 60-80% the speed of yours.
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I just bought all that stuff, but I did end up buying the x1950xt instead. And I also plan on buying the yorkfields when they come in 2008.
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Good choice on changing to the X1950XT. You won't be disappointed.
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Yah, I'm also feelin kinda happy that I upgraded to a better motherboard. Well... hopefully I can get all this stuff by friday :-).
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