Originally posted by TriEclipse
I have no intention of promoting any more fanboyism, and I refuse to purposefully design a pathetic build.
Good Luck, haha.
that's pretty harsh, man.
you do promote fanboyism, only it's for intel. there's nothing wrong with being a fan of either company, so let's not be hypocritical.
first, the argument i make has been made before, it's his money and if he trusts amd, that's what he will get. so why not help crazeD with his build instead of coming down on him for not sharing your loyalty?
second, and i have said this many times as well...it is not a REQUIREMENT of being a member of these forums to post a reply to every topic. if the only advice offered is, "you suck", well... that's what's pathetic.
there is nothing pathetic about that build. there's nothing pathetic about my build. as far as gaming, the rig he (and i as well) have will run high settings and fast speeds as well as anyof the c2d's. now, if he was buying a rig to be top dog in benchmarks (lol so the f---- what?), or to do some hard-core rendering, it would be retarded to buy amd AT THE MOMENT. for the money, i think it is a pretty darn good rig. and it will play any game out. lol, my sig used to say, "my 95 fps looks the same as your 125." and it does.
now, crazeD, let me know how that mobo works out. i have read that the latest bios is kinda crappy, you may want to use one of the older ones.
i have no trouble with my abit, besides the fact that i don't think it likes high cpu ext. clock speeds ( i can get it to 299, that's it), but i think they fixed it with kn9 sli board.
now, the opty s939 perform better than the am2 x2, i don't know how the am2 opty measures up to them, though. i love my 4200, it takes everything i through at it and keeps chugging along, no problem. unlike johnny u.k. i do overclock. everyday usage it is about 2.65. i can get it up to a little over 2.9, but it doesn't like it a whole lot. and that speed is overkill unles i'm running a super pi bench or something (and i just want to know how high i can get it).
as far as video, i suppose the 7950 is a great card, but i don't know how much of a performance increase there is over a 7900gs. probably a lot, lol. but my 7900gs runs everything at pretty much max.
good luck dude, lemme know if i can help!