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Old 01-09-2007, 11:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ya I would second the g skill. And you are under 1k. everything else. your cousin will cry for his mama when you compare 3dmark scores.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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lol awesome thanks guys for your input!

I also have a friend with almost the same build as my cousin but its a AMD X2 4600+

would this still beat that? =P
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A e6300 with a moderate overclock beats a fx-62. It will beat a x2 4600 hands down even with no overclock. If you go over budget after shipping, a 7900gs is a good card too. Stick with evga though to leave the option of upgrading to a dx10 card later with the step up program (just remember it only last 90 days after purchase).
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is a 7900GS better then a 7950GT?
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it is not but if you think about frame rates, as long as you stay 30fps or above in a game then you won't be able to tell the difference between 30fps and 100fps since the human eye only processes 30fps. The 7900gs can play fear, oblivion, bf2, and other current games on high settings and maintain a decent fps. But if you can afford the 7950gt then go with it. I was just suggesting it since you were worried about going over budget after shipping.
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Bollocks ^ 30fps is not a steady framerate for games at all. There have been several discussions but the human eye can certainly register more than 30fps. In movies it doesn't make much difference between 30 and 100 since they use a motion blur to fade from frame to frame, so it is less noticeable.

Anyway. The 7900GS should be a pretty good card for you still, if you want to go just a little lower. I would, however, reconsider that 80GB harddrive. 80GB is nothing. You could alternatively drop some bucks on a lower wattage psu. Same brand and will serve you with stability all the same.
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Here we go again, lol the argument about how many fps a person can see.

If it fits in your budget than ya get the 7950gt, or if you need to shade some bucks off you could get a 7900gs. It would still beat a 7600gs with ease.

The e6300 should also beat that x2, not a huge difference AT STOCK SPEEDS. But when overclocking is added then it is a totaly different question. The x2 might hit 2.8 stable with decent ram and such. Your could hit 3.2 easily. and your stock speed is only 1.8.
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i second the lower wattage psu idea ,, 580 is a bit overkill for what you have especialy if you can use the oney for a bigger hard drive
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115005

ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131142

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098

HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817128002

eVGA 256-P2-N636-AR GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130074

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822135106

LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Super-Multi DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827136103

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119077
go with that with some exceptions
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128018
that motherboard will work perfectly for you, you dont need sli because you cant afford it so stick with that gigabyte board

go with the cheaper hiper psu that they suggested earlier

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056
that video card will work great for what you play and it slays a 7600gt easily

with the money you save get the biggest hard drive you can because hdd space goes fast imo
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Agreed with fade2black2004.

Heres another re-edited list with everybody's suggestion. It comes out to $932.93, not including shipping. Bigger hard drive, 480W PSU, and cheaper motherboard. You also still have the 7950GT, but if you want to save more, you can go with the 7900GS, like the others said.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16819115005

GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128018

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16820231098

HIPER HPU-4M480-PS ATX12V v2.2 480W Power Supply 100 - 120V AC cUL,TUV,CB,CE,FCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817128005

eVGA 256-P2-N636-AR GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130074

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144415

LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Super-Multi DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16827136103

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16811119077
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