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Roaming East

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#1 12 years ago

Finally decided its time to leave my old and busted PC for a new hotness one. Budget constraints aside my current build is looking thusly: ASUS A8N32-SLI 939 Mother board AMD64 4000 2.4G 2 EVGA GF 7600GS 512mb 2GB OCZ dual channel all crammed in my NZXT Lexa case (500W) This sounding like a fairly competent setup or do i need to modify my set around a bit before i start buying components?




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

Personaly, I'd core with the Core 2 Duo instead of the AMD64, although, those AMD prices can't be beat at the moment.




Bs|Archaon

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#3 12 years ago

I don't see the point of buying two 7600GS cards, and I would also go with Core 2 Duo. But it's still a nice enough system.




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#4 12 years ago

got a good deal on the two 7600's both for only 150 bucks. beats only having one 7900




Bs|Archaon

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#5 12 years ago

Two 7600GTs beats having one 7900, two 7600GSs don't. ;)




marvinmatthew

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#6 12 years ago

Hmmmm....

Yup I agree with Bs|Archaon here. Two 7600GS's will not beat a single 7900.

Not to mention that with a single 7900, you could add a second one later if/when you can afford it. It leaves you some room to upgrade.




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#7 12 years ago

Ditch the two cards and gets a 7900GT. Ditch the AMD and land a Core Duo 2 (go for the E6600 or below). Not sure what the best mobo is currently.

It'll require DDR2. DDR2-1066, for all it's coolness, is really quite overkill. Limit yourself to no more than DDR2-800 unless you have more money than you know what to do with. I think DDR2-667 is nominally cheaper than DDR2-533 currently.