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*The.Doctor

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#11 11 years ago

+SAM+

An AMD Phenom II X4 920 An Asus HD 4850 512MB graphics card, (I'm completely clueless about this card) Asus M3A78 AMD 780G motherboard It was also the only machine with 4 GB RAM there.

What are you guys thoughts on this?

That's actually a better looking rig as far as upgrade options go IMO. As long as the price is a good bit cheaper that is.

See if you can get it with a 4870, GTX 260, or better though. If not, that 4850 will hold you over long enough until you can swap it out with maybe a 5800-series card once they are out. Or as Kow pointed out, you could always add a second 4850.




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#12 11 years ago
*The.Doctor;4939641That's actually a better looking rig

:lies:


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#13 11 years ago
computernerd;4940223:lies:

truths!




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#14 11 years ago

Ok, how is a 4850 better than a 280? (Don't even mention the word price)


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#15 11 years ago
computernerd;4940250Ok, how is a 4850 better than a 280? (Don't even mention the word price)

920> Q6600.

Overall the AMD based system is a better deal on a price/performance basis.




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#16 11 years ago
computernerd;4940250Ok, how is a 4850 better than a 280? (Don't even mention the word price)

Socket 775 is dead, and offers no upgrade path in the future (that's the system in general, not solely the GPU).




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#17 11 years ago

Ok, well I was asking about the GPU specifically, but that works too. Thanks :)


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#18 11 years ago
computernerd;4940250Ok, how is a 4850 better than a 280? (Don't even mention the word price)

:lookaround: Nobody said it was.

Like said, socket 775 has pretty limited upgrade options now since Intel has moved on to i7. AM2+ still has a lot more life left in it. Which is why i said it looked better as far as upgrade options go. Plus that X4 920 will overclock better than a Q6600 ever could, and would be faster out of the box.




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#19 11 years ago

as for the CPU, i run the 6600 and its an awesome processor, if you have the correct cooling, it is reccommended as one of the best to OC. as for graphics cards, check out this list, might help you out Anti-Gravity Gaming Blog Archive Graphic Card Ratings that list is of pretty much every graphics card on the market (nvidia and ATI, aswell as SLI/crossfire) and rates them from best to worst in regards to speeds, processing power and overall power. handy thing to check out if u wanna see how ur graphics card fairs up =) hope this helps!




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#20 11 years ago

Graphics cards are not so clear cut as that. For example, in many games the 4850X2 beats out the GTX285, yet the list puts the 4850X2 below the 285. Same with the 275/4890 and the 280.