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i wuld go for this. It has a RAID 0 configuration. Any respectable gamer has at least RAID 0 setup on their PC. The power supply is also great for a card that requires 2x 6pin connectors.
at the raid 0 thing ahhaah lol
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Originally Posted by Strider_2001;13752478 
I guess my 990X and 2 580 lightnings doesn't make me a respectable gamer....Didn't realize that Raid 0(which is one of the worst Raid options IMO) would do so much for my FPS....What in the world was I thinking???

So the user is going to be playing games 24/7? RAID 0+1 would be the better option, but having a mirrored drive would cost more money.

I am not just focusing on FPS (lol), but overall computer performance. The OP said that FPS and detail aren't a huge concern and that he will settle for less. I am suggesting options for best overall PC performance in the $500 mark. Not just in game FPS. If dude only has a crappy little netbook, then I am sure he does more than play video games.

like i said, for now, an 8800GT would suffice.

EDIT: for being a bunch of enthusiast, you guys don't think very broadly.. lol
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Look at my edit.

In reality, you don't have to spend $200+ dollars in a GPU especially if you can get one that wil hold you over until you do. The OP did say he wants a sufficient power supply for upgrades. So it's safe to say that they will be upgrading the GPU if he really requires more power than currently needed. I don't think his friend will mind playing games at lower detail but have awesome overall speed.

So yes, I can argue it because I have done it and do it all the time.
It's purpose is gaming, will he be happy if he can move a file on his HDD quickly when he can't get acceptable framerates in game? If this is the guy's budget, I doubt he'll be upgrading any time in the near future. Even if it was just a month, the gaming experience he'll lose by skimping on the GPU isn't worth it. Trying to justify RAID would offer a better experience, for a purpose built gaming rig such as this, is simply ludicrous.
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Originally Posted by Iceman23;13752543 
It's purpose is gaming, will he be happy if he can move a file on his HDD quickly when he can't get acceptable framerates in game? If this is the guy's budget, I doubt he'll be upgrading any time in the near future. Even if it was just a month, the gaming experience he'll lose by skimping on the GPU isn't worth it. Trying to justify RAID would offer a better experience, for a purpose built gaming rig such as this, is simply ludicrous.

You do realize that people people often call performance PC's gaming PC's right? Mostly just because of the GPU upgrade. I am not suggesting, nor have I suggested that a RAID config would offer better FPS proof.gif

I am saying it will give better overall PC performance, and also cutdown on load times in game.

I think it would not be too hard to find a nice used GPU. and to YOU it might not be worth it, but by what the OP said, it may be worth it to him. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: remember, these are suggestions. And the choice is the OP's. And to be honest, I get nice performance in the latest build I made with an 8800GT (I can pick them up for $35 bux or so). I mean it's not great, but lower some detail and it good.
Edited by Darqside - 6/4/11 at 4:16pm
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You do realize that people people often call performance PC's gaming PC's right? Mostly just because of the GPU upgrade. I am not suggestion.nor have i suggested that a RAID config would offer better FPS

I am saying it will give better overall PC performance, and also cutdown on load times in game.

I think it would not be too hard to find a nice used GPU. and to YOU it might not be worth it, but by what the OP said, it may be worth it to him.
Sorry I assumed that gaming PC actually meant gaming PC Your justifications are become more and more thin.

The performance of RAID 0 isn't that substantial over a signle HDD, I know I'd rather grab a 460 instead of that 8800 GT instead, DOUBLE my framerates and play modern games.

http://www.techwarelabs.com/articles.../index_4.shtml

At most he'll save a few seconds from RAID 0 in game load times. I'd rather enjoy the hours I spend actually gaming at a high level.
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Sorry I assumed that gaming PC actually meant gaming PC rolleyes.gif Your justifications are become more and more thin.

The performance of RAID 0 isn't that substantial over a signle HDD, I know I'd rather grab a 460 instead of that 8800 GT instead, DOUBLE my framerates and play modern games.

http://www.techwarelabs.com/articles/hardware/raid-and-gaming/index_4.shtml

At most he'll save a few seconds from RAID 0 in game load times. I'd rather enjoy the hours I spend actually gaming at a high level.

Your assumptions I clearly justified, as well is mine. Do realize that a 460 cost from $150-$210 where you can pick up a cheaper card to hold you over for less. It maybe lower framerates but with my suggested setup you will get no stutter. Saying my justifications become more and more thin, doesn't make it so, btw.

Personally, id rather skimp out a bit on the GPU to start to make sure I am not bottlenecked, but that's just me.

Later, buy a nice GPU to accommodate the rig. a budget gaming pc doesn't exactly = hardcore gaming pc.

I really think this argument is at a stalemate. I strongly support overall PC performance even in a budget gaming computer, and you want to go with a very nice GPU right off the bat where I would rather wait a while.
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So the user is going to be playing games 24/7? RAID 0+1 would be the better option, but having a mirrored drive would cost more money.

I am not just focusing on FPS (lol), but overall computer performance. The OP said that FPS and detail aren't a huge concern and that he will settle for less. I am suggesting options for best overall PC performance in the $500 mark. Not just in game FPS. If dude only has a crappy little netbook, then I am sure he does more than play video games.

like i said, for now, an 8800GT would suffice.

EDIT: for being a bunch of enthusiast, you guys don't think very broadly.. lol
He asked for a gaming rig...All Raid 0 is going to do is offer more of a chance of a HD failure and loss of data...Raid 0 makes no sense in a 500 dollar budget build...Take that extra 50 bucks from the 2nd HD and put it towards a better GPU...Maybe a 560 if possible...
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Do realize that a 460 cost from $150-$210 where you can pick up a cheaper card to hold you over for less.
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