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Old 12-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I dont know how you guys were, but when your 15 years old, you don't exactly make that much money. Im about to buy my first build within the next couple of days and i just wanted to make sure that this all would work together. My budget comes out to be close to $600 without speakers, OS, mouse, etc... So here is what I'm thinking about so far. I need your guys help! - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners ($29) - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases ($110) - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives ($75) - ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards ($47) - Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Power Supplies ($48) - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory ($55) - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Brisbane 2.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops ($70)

It adds up to be about $620 with a $180 graphics card. I also havent taken off the $90 mail in rebate. But here what i need your help with. Which graphics card should i get?

Either: - ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or - EVGA 512-P3-N879-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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Old 12-05-2008, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Core clock 680MHz
Stream Processors 800
Core clock 740MHz
Stream Processors 128

I think some one should explain this one to me, I was going to say the 4850, but, the 9800 has a higher core clock.

Coming down to PRICE , I would go with the 4850 on all accords. Best bang for buck and most impressive over my 8800(which is centuries old in computer years).

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9800GTX+ and 4850 are about equal in performance on average. Get whichever is cheaper.

Get an lower-tiered intel core 2 duo.

Didnt you already make a thread almost identical to this?
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