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Old 08-03-2008, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Antec 300 case
9800 GX2
e7200
Biostar p43 mobo
WD 500gb HDD
Xigmatek 120 rifle cooler
Samsung DVD Burner
AC MX 2

I have a $700 Budget but I already have ram and psu

The 9800 GX2 is 285 and thats why I picked it

I figured id be better having a e7200 with a 9800gx2 than a q6600 and a 4850

Thanks in advance


EDIT: How is this Hard Drive?

SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS Hard Drive Bulk at ZipZoomfly


PSU: Corsair 520hx
Ram: 2gb Ballistix
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Switch the thermal paste to Tuniq TX-2, its cheaper and better.

Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Don't get ballistix, they switched to single sided and aren't very good. I would get these Patriot Vipers.

Newegg.com - Patriot Viper 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

That Seagate Hard drive is good and fast.
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Switch the thermal paste to Tuniq TX-2, its cheaper and better.

Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Don't get ballistix, they switched to single sided and aren't very good. I would get these Patriot Vipers.

Newegg.com - Patriot Viper 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

That Seagate Hard drive is good and fast.



I already bought my ballistix way back and they're the 2 sided ones


I got enought money for a q6600 so would it be better if I buy a q6600 with a 9800 GX2

How will this play in a resolution of 1280 x 1024?



EDIT: Which card is better the 4870, 9800 gx2 or the gtx 260

I want something cheap but with good performance the only thing I don't like about the 9800 gx2 is that it relies on sli
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Why are you getting a 9800GX2 to play at 1280X1024, its quite overkill.

You could get an HD 4850, about the same performance as a 9800GX2 in games that don't support Dual-Core GPU's and it could be useful though

9800GX2 (if the game supports Dual-GPU's)> 4870 > GTX 260 > 9800GX2 (if not supporting Dual-GPU)
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Why are you getting a 9800GX2 to play at 1280X1024, its quite overkill.

You could get an HD 4850, about the same performance as a 9800GX2 in games that don't support Dual-Core GPU's and it could be useful though

9800GX2 (if the game supports Dual-GPU's)> 4870 > GTX 260 > 9800GX2 (if not supporting Dual-GPU)
So the 4870 is a better buy? Eventually ill get a 24 inch monitor at 1920x1200 but for now I have to play with my 17 inch monitor.


Which card is best at 1920x1200? At the latest iam getting my 24 inch monitor by christmas...
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HD 4870 then
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I just bought that Seagate 500gb HDD for $75 plus shipping
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go for the gx2 if you can afford it... i'm sure 9800gx2 outdoes the 4870.. as its on par with a gtx280

i loved my gx2.. it was a godsend of a card.. massive power.. and massive fps... i loved it.. im' almost willing to get windows vista to do quad sli

unless you plan on crossfire later.. then get the 4870
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can your psu handle a gx2
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Nos- I have a Corsair 520 hx I believe it can handle it. The thing I don't like is the fact that it's 2 cards in one... Did you have any microstutters or anything that made you regret buying it?

This week I am almost certain I am buying my monitor... Is this a good monitor?

Costco - $299.99 after $20 OFF Sceptre 24" W DVI/VGA 2ms 4000:1 300 cd/m² 1920 x 1200 WUXGA



EDIT: I only want one card

Don't plan on doing SLI or Crossfire

Does anyone know if that monitor is any good?

I am buying it tomorrow
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