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Old 01-01-2008, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently just joined the forum. I've been looking around online for various parts, but I am undecided. Can anyone give advice for a high-end gaming pc build? I've got plenty of resource to spend on it ($2,000 - $3,000). I am just unsure of how to go about on the set parts. If anyone could give any advice on a good build, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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q6600 (you could buy a QX6850 or QX9650)
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XFX or EVGA 780i
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If money isn't a problem I'd go with this:

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I hope Higach was joking.

Also, go with 2 HD3870's if you plan on using two graphics cards, not the GTS's.
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I hope Higach was joking.

Also, go with 2 HD3870's if you plan on using two graphics cards, not the GTS's.
any reason behind this? a GTS's would mop the floor on any ATI cards out ATM....sure they do better in 3dmark..but the drivers still suck..and gameplay is still inferior to Nvidia cards.
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any reason behind this? a GTS's would mop the floor on any ATI cards out ATM....sure they do better in 3dmark..but the drivers still suck..and gameplay is still inferior to Nvidia cards.
I guess I can't speak for actual gameplay... but in price and benchmarks the two HD3870's are superior. That is my only arguement really, although generally the drivers are lacking.
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The drivers are improving quickly, and Crossfire works better than SLI. But, in actuality, neither are practical. They work, but the bump you get in performance isn't worth it IMO.
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If you plan on gaming at really HIGH resolutions, then CROSSFIRE or SLI...if not...then one good card is plenty.
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