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Old 05-20-2007, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah no probs i got a mid tower and i got and 8800gtx in there with a tuniq
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I highly suggest you do not be closed minded to AMD as Intel finally has made a good chip again. The Core 2 Duo's are better than the AMD's out right now and theres no question about that. I mean the X2 6000 is still a good CPU but you just said a video card that won't be outdated in a year while the mobo for Core 2 Duo's will be used for new chips coming soon while the AM2 board's are older and you will not be able to upgrade very easily....I'm just saying it's nice to be a fan but there is no question that Core 2 Duo's in that price range are the top chips out there.

Also as someone stated at that resolution the 8800GTS 320 will not be able to handle things too well in a little while. Go with the 640 version since you have chosen a large monitor.

There are better CPU coolers out there for the money btw..

I like the PSU but I prefer this PSU over that one any day

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You don't have to worry. That 8800GTS will, fit right in that mid-tower case.
thanks, also, i dont know much about sound cards, do i need one and will i get sound w/o one?
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You will get sound without one but it will not be anything special. A 20-30 card such as one of these will be a noticeable upgrade over the onboard sound that a motherboard has.

Newegg.com - CHAINTECH AV-710 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM

It's not needed but like I said even a cheap one is a lot better.
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i get the audigy out of those
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what about the OS, i kind of like vista, it seems good to me, just a little buggy which will probably improve with updates, many people are telling me to stick with xp, im not sure on what to do
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I get such a good laugh every time I read through posts in this section.
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I get such a good laugh every time I read through posts in this section.
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im not looking for an intel processor because they run hotter, and also can be noisier, the e6600 its also only 4 bucks cheaper and id have to go thru the trouble of overclocking while the amd is also dual with 3.0ghz

Funniest Post I have seen In a long time.

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why??
Because you have no idea what your talking about and your "stubborness" about choosing AMD over a C2D atm is insanely wastefull when it comes to Price/performence.
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yes i later realized i posted false info about the amd running cooler, i googled it right after and felt stupid, lol i see i am being stubborn though, im just going end the amd intel debate on account of having no info to back myself up
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