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Digg currently features an article How to build a sweet gaming PC for $538

Here is what the writers came up with

So - let's make a better one. Post away
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7600GT instead of 8600, DDR800 instead of 667, 250 instead of 320GB, better PSU.
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LG SATA DVD-RW for $30.99 instead of the IDE Samsung for $38.99
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Originally Posted by Cait Sith Cat View Post
7600GT instead of 8600, DDR800 instead of 667, 250 instead of 320GB, better PSU.
Wouldn't that be slower then?
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RAM change to: A-DATA DDR2 800 - 2x1GB - $4 more for better RAM.
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Biostar Tforce-550, Rosewill case, XCLIO 500w
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7600GT is about $30 cheaper at least, and I haven't seen direct benches but I doubt it would be much slower.
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7600GT beats the 8600GT in games...benchmarks, its the other way around
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7600GT beats the 8600GT in games...benchmarks, its the other way around
Which is quite unlogical seeing that the 8600GT has 32 redundant pipelines (vertex/pixel shaders) whereas the 7600GT only has 12 pixel shaders and 5 pixel shaders.
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post #10 of 12
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Which is quite unlogical seeing that the 8600GT has 32 redundant pipelines (vertex/pixel shaders) whereas the 7600GT only has 12 pixel shaders and 5 pixel shaders.
Yes, because G70-based GPUs and G80-based GPUs are totally numerically comparable.
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