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Old 11-20-2006, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is this a good rig for under 600$? any other suggestions?
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7900gs, just as fast as 7900gt with a tiny overclock. Then you might be able to stick another gig in there and it would be a heck of a gaming rig.
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Yes, if it was under 600 that is a pretty good rig. The 7900gt is a pretty good card. What is your budget? 600? also what res do you usually play games on. or would you like to play
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i like to play games with my monitor's native res. so 1280x1024 and yes my buget is 600$
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I woudlnt suggest another gig before an upgrade on CPU. Yoou can upgrade ram alot easier than a CPU. The 7900gs and 7900gt should destroy BF2142 with 2 gigs. But your CPu may bottleneck so you could possibly save some cash (about 40) and try to get a better CPU or get a 7600gs with a dual core, that should give you some nice frames as well.
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Getting a dual core with a 7600gs might not be a bad idea. Should I go for the x2 3800+ windsor?
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yes that would be an excellent gaming rig, C2D currently own the market but any dual-core is nice for gaming.

You should save yourself over 112 bucks by going for the gt. or you could save yourself about 45 and go for the 7900gs, thats a pretty impressive card..if OC'd it will outperform the 7900gt. But its all up to you man. Id say for about $630 you could get the dual core and that card and rock out. Or a higher dual core and the 7600gs, each will be nice but i would recomend the former.
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I thought that some of the older games dont use both core? Or did the dual core optimisor resolve all that? Well anyway I am sure that a 3800x2 would be a good choice, it would really help out with stuff in windows.
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BTW i just made that combo

Anthlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2ghz
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Shipped to me: $605.47

Or with the x2 3800+

Shipped to me again: $579.47

Also If you wanted to could make a C2D system for about that price. C2D is much more powerful than both.
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Oh.... That's a really good build. I thought that AMD is better than C2D until the E6600s and I don't think I can afford a E6600, but correct me if im wrong.
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