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Old 02-15-2008, 02:06 AM   #31 (permalink)
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As things become more multicore optimized the quad will really come in handy. It's more of a futureproof processor.
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Yes, I understand. If I still want to stick with dual for now, was that setup I am using complete in your opinion. I can see where the seagate has 32megs of cache versus the 8 megs that i selected on the western digital.

I assume that makes it faster as well, but is it noticeable?
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Hopefully I am not asking to many questions here.
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i can't find the 8400 in stock anywhere
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i can't find the 8400 in stock anywhere
Ugh, yeah, I saw that. I hope this is not a bad thing.
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I strongly recommend this video card
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

It is an overclocked version of 8800GT with a good cooler
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #37 (permalink)
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As versus the stock, not overclocked HD3870? Same bit rate, same clock speed, same PCI Express platform, except, the HD3870 is DDR4.

Now on the video card, this is a tough choice, as I am leaning hard towards the HD3870, now I will admit that could be sheer ignorance on my part, but why am I so stuck on it?
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As versus the stock, not overclocked HD3870? Same bit rate, same clock speed, same PCI Express platform, except, the HD3870 is DDR4.
8800GT and HD3870 are based on two completely different architecture. You can't compare them by clock speed, memory speed .... etc

8800GT at stock speeds is around 15% faster than HD3870 on average in gaming benchmarks

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Interesting.
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:43 PM   #40 (permalink)
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So, just so I am not misunderstanding. The 8800GT uses 2 ports? Does my motherboard support it with the two proper ports, and not a 16x on one and 8x on the other? Or perhaps, once again, I am misunderstanding.

Wanted to say thanks to you guys for your patience by the way.
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