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Old 02-27-2009, 11:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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7200.12's are out now.

If you wait a little bit you'll be able to get one with a 32mb cache.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well first off thanks for all the posts.

My first thing would be this, am I going to have to mess around with the onboard graphics, I hadn't really realized it had onboard video. Newegg.com - ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards or Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Would that board be better to go with? Or does anyone have something else in that same price range?
That black edition is soo tempting, but I just cannot afford it. Will do the switch on the ram. HDD is 15 bucks more though, and 250 gb is plenty for me.

I am a little partial to nvidia however. I've always used them, and never had problems, so I have a little bias. Also, just about all the games I play are powered by nvidia. lastly, I have read that the ati cards have a lot of problems with driver updates.

I dont care too much whether it's an ati or nvidia board, I rather have 1 good card, so when they are outdated I don't have two old cards to try to sell.

So I would like to stick with the 9800 gtx+, unless someone can really convince me otherwise.

So I guess my final questions are, will that board I posted just now be better, or is there something else I should grab? And last, any recommendations on a case?
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I think you should go with an AMD chipset like 790gx. You'll get better and more efficient overclocks.

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don't want to say for sure but looking like a bios setting
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bah, both of those have onboard graphics. I'm not the most tech-saavy and that's something I don't want to have to mess around with. Any boards without onboard video?
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I am a little partial to nvidia however. I've always used them, and never had problems, so I have a little bias. Also, just about all the games I play are powered by nvidia. lastly, I have read that the ati cards have a lot of problems with driver updates.

I dont care too much whether it's an ati or nvidia board, I rather have 1 good card, so when they are outdated I don't have two old cards to try to sell.

So I would like to stick with the 9800 gtx+, unless someone can really convince me otherwise.
Even if the games you plan are TWIMTBP the 4870 is still going to be faster than the 9800gtx+. Ati has had driver issues before but they aren't as big of a deal as people make them out to be and are usually fixed by the next release.

The 4870 is just a better card and is a much better value than the 9800gtx+.

Onboard graphics aren't that big of a deal and most amd motherboards have them anyways so it would be difficult to avoid them. I would go with the Biostar 790gx gt7sanremo posted.
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the on board will be a good back up in case your GPU fails. and the on board automatically disables it self if there is a GPU in.

also you might want to consider going with intel, because the E8400 outperforms the 720 in gaming.

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Yeah, if you really want to avoid onboard video going with intel is probably the easiest way to do it.

Plus the e8400 is a great cpu and is a incredible overclocker.
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the only time where the x3 will outperform the e8400/e8500 is when the app is able to use 3 cores, but even then the e8400 will still give it a run for it's money.
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hmm, okay. that cpu is a bit out of my price range, but that board is perfect. what do you guys think of this,

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Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB &#40;2 x 1GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Will that ram actually be an improvement over pc6400? And will that cpu at the same price as the phenom x3 I picked be faster? thanks in advance
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