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post #11 of 31
Well you can always overclock your CPU to the extremes. But RAM doesn't have that kind of flexibility.
post #12 of 31
For a gamer i'd put it in this order:

(by most money spent)

1. GPU = get a high end graphics card, that way when you upgrade your CPU if need be then you'll be pulling a few more frames per second, because the CPU would have been the limiting factor.

2. RAM = gamer should get 2 gigs or ram which isn't cheap these days

3 and 4 are interchangeable depending one what socket you go for. AMD has cheap CPUs right now and they might be a little cheaper than your PSU but normally i'd say CPU is more expensive, but if you're going cheap get a good overclocking AMD chip that costs less than a PSU.
3. CPU

4. PSU = get a good quality PSU

5. Mobo = you can get good quality motherboards for lower prices if you don't want to get all the bells and whistles. My Chaintech runs great for me, and overclocks incredibly


If you include monitor, they can be had for around $200 for a 19 incher so that's just how much you'll have to spend.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta
Interesting. Same ranking as Namrac's but way different from def.momo. It's good to see tho that PSU ranks high as it should. Surprising is that RAM ranks higher than CPU for you both...


I think it's retarded to spend more money for a PSU than a CPU lol. Or is that not what the game is.

I thought it was like....in terms of dollar amounts....

IF so, then GPU would be the highest for sure..they're expensive. Then CPU, then Mobo. Then ram, Then psu...

Actually....case would be above either the ram or PSU in terms of amount...but whatever...lol
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
I think it's retarded to spend more money for a PSU than a CPU lol. Or is that not what the game is.

I thought it was like....in terms of dollar amounts....

IF so, then GPU would be the highest for sure..they're expensive. Then CPU, then Mobo. Then ram, Then psu...

Actually....case would be above either the ram or PSU in terms of amount...but whatever...lol
Well I guess my question would be rather: what would be the priority for component expense? What would be the most important components to spend your money on - or you would believe should be higher priority for a more quality RIG??
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post #15 of 31
My priority was to buy a motherboard that would allow me to upgrade to future cpu's.
Then C2D came out.....(and showed that was incompatible with my NB)
post #16 of 31
i personal chose the highest quality psu i could. not quite the highest watt. but something reliable. and i think that my opinion of the psu was the only thing that someone couldnt change my mind about.

so personal for me id rank the psu as #1 and the rest are opinions... why? it is a risk to buy a cheap psu. how? surges/falure could damage the rest of ur system. therefore. in order to protect my investment. i have chosen the best psu for the price and any psu price should be at least more than 125$ imo...

what about other components u might say? i say they are opinion while psu being #1 is more of a fact

but then again. with only me saying this. its not technicaly a fact.. but an opinion. but my opinion can be.. that its fact

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post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
I think it's retarded to spend more money for a PSU than a CPU lol. Or is that not what the game is.
Dunno if it's that retarded. Most of the components you buy are essential in order to play a game. The thing about the PSU is the impact it can have on your RIG if it's not that good. With a CPU, if it's not that good you're just going to get a slower game play and less quality video. But if your PSU is bad, you can potentially damage your RIG and have all sorts of other problems with your game.

Also there is the longevity question. Your PSU potentially will be around longer for your RIG than your CPU. So the extra expense might justify the return dollars per year you get for a solid component.

No?
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post #18 of 31
Id say
mobo
GPU
CPU
PSU
RAM
post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lt.JD
Id say
mobo
GPU
CPU
PSU
RAM
Why that order?
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post #20 of 31
WOW jamenta, That's a heck of a question......They all have to be sufficient to have a good well balanced rig....They dont have to be the best but just good quility, I would spend the most on good ram and the cpu and cooling......
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