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Old 02-26-2009, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need your expertise, please.I'm building a new computer, mainly for games and i need from you to tell me about my choices.

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PS: I need further help picking the Video card and the operating system, i can't decide XP, Vista 32 or 64?
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go for Vista 64bit, it runs fine now that it has a service pack out for it. How much would you want to spend on a video card?
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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id say go for a 500-650w corsair power supply.

i would suggest getting xp for now (perhaps 64 bit) as it will prolly be cheaper then vista and just wait for windows 7 to come out.

as for a graphics card, if you cant spend more then 200 dollars either get one of the cheaper 260s or the best 4850 you can find (i have a sapphire 4850 1 gig and it is pretty ******) if you can spend more i believe the gtx 295 is currently the best card out there (i believe it is just a 260 x2)...just consult the video card ranking thread for the best graphics cards. in all reality though you dont need to spend a ton to get a good card, there havent been very many improvements since the 8800gtx, my buddy runs a 8800 gtx, athlon x2 4800, and 4 gigs ddr ram and can still max out anything he throws at it....unfortunately the 8800gtx is kinda hard to find anywhere but ebay. so yeah...im sure others could help in the graphics a lot more then i can atm.
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there havent been very many improvements since the 8800gtx, my buddy runs a 8800 gtx, athlon x2 4800, and 4 gigs ddr ram and can still max out anything he throws at it
Dude, the 8800GTX gets smoked compared to the GTX and 4800 series cards.
AnandTech: The Radeon HD 4850 & 4870: AMD Wins at $199 and $299

The reason why your buddy can't max everything out, is because that x2 4800 is holding him back.

And there is no reason to wait for Windows 7, it's not due out until like 2010. And when it comes out, it won't be perfect and will probably be another half a year until it gets all the bugs tweaked out.
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i said he CAN max everything out...also yes, the 4870s and GTXs are definitely better then the 8800 gtx, it isnt exactly noticeable..
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I have to agree that the 8800GTX is a great card, I'm still using mine and its amazing. But I have to disagree that there have been no improvements since then. The GTX200 series is awesome and the 4800 series is too. There is a huge noticeable difference. I would love SLI GTX 285s but I can't afford it and they would absolutely put my 8800GTX to shame... even 1 would.
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Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Upgrade - Operating Systems
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Wich one?
How about my setup will it work?
You don't think that 500wts is enough?
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Get the second one, Vista Home Premium 64bit. Which video card did you decide on? Depending on the video card, 500w would be enough.
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I think that i go with this:
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Should i get this PSU? or the 500w will do?
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