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Old 11-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the 9600GT can go into the mid-range as well. You can also add the Q6700 under mid range as well, in my opinion.
The q6700 is discontinued or is about to be which is why I didn't include it.

I had though about adding the 9600gt to midrange but wasn't sure. I was trying to limit midrange to current gen hardware and if I add the 9600gt I also have to add the 3870 since they have similar performance. There is such a huge performance gap between a 9600gt and GTX 260 Core 216 that we have to draw the line somewhere.

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I agree. You have the 4870 and the gtx280, if you put the 9600gt in the same category it would look to a newer member as if they all have similar performance. Of course that's far from the truth, and we should try to give the most accurate picture as we can.
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Last generation card don't count as mainstream, do they?

I think this is a more up-to-date mobo for the Gigabyte P45. Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I would consider the GTX 280 as a high end card. I understand why you would put it there though. My idea of the three "classes" are:

Low end: <$100

Mid Range: $100 - $300

High End: $300+, single or dual card setup

As for processors:

Low end: <$100

Mid Range: $100 - $250 (Because the majority of CPUs are in this range, and you can get very good stuff from this range)

High: >$250
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How much are i7's? The lowest price is $500, right?
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no the 920 is less than that.

also couple of things i saw, the 'teal' gskill ram is PK's. pk's are good for tight timings and not so much for speed, u would probably want to add in place the NQ's which are much better for speed or the PQ's.

also the patriot exemtreme series is not good at all, overclcojmign wise you can really make no chnages to them.

good wguide thought, everything else seems spot on.
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I would consider the GTX 280 as a high end card. I understand why you would put it there though. My idea of the three "classes" are:

Low end: <$100

Mid Range: $100 - $300

High End: $300+, single or dual card setup

As for processors:

Low end: <$100

Mid Range: $100 - $250 (Because the majority of CPUs are in this range, and you can get very good stuff from this range)

High: >$250
Thats about the system I followed with the one exception being the Q9550 since it is a better chice than the lower priced yorkfields.

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no the 920 is less than that.

also couple of things i saw, the 'teal' gskill ram is PK's. pk's are good for tight timings and not so much for speed, u would probably want to add in place the NQ's which are much better for speed or the PQ's.

also the patriot exemtreme series is not good at all, overclcojmign wise you can really make no chnages to them.

good wguide thought, everything else seems spot on.
I will remove the patriot extreme performance. I ddin't add the NQ's because of their timings but if they overclock well enough to make up for that I will add them. I was also thinking of replacing the PK's with the PI's which I missed when I was looking through the options for ram.

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hmm this is the first time I discovered this thread as well as the previous one ( I'm blind to stickies for some reason ), seems really helpeful and addresses most of the questions in the "what to buy" threads

also why no tuniq tower 120 recommendation? Everyone used to love it before :P
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The tuniq isn't recommended because the Xigmatek and Core Contact are cheaper and cool better

I added the Gskill NQ's and removed the patriot extreme performance.

Edit: The budget section is added.
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Maybe add this guy:

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

EDIT: For the Enthusiast stuff should I also include crazy stuff like Skulltrail
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