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So, I'm trying to build this rig.. Not very easy considering my wallet, well technically I don't even have a wallet
But you know what I mean.

Anyway, if you can be bothered to look at my rig please and recommend me some stuff I need for games. Video card would be obvious but what kind? I want a 8800 but they're expencive and wouldn't my rig bottleneck it?
I'm getting a new mobo, but not soon, becuase it's so hard to change (for a n00b). I also want more RAM but how much should I get? Is it enough to double it?
Oh and is it worth upgrading my CPU?

I recently upgraded my hd capacity and PSU (I got a good deal on the psu just incase you wonder what in the world I'm doing with this one for my rig)

PS. There will be repz for good suggestions
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cpu is fine.

You need better cooling because its an OC monster

I say a 7900gs

roughly 115$ after rebates and oc like a beast.

Get better video before RAM but doubling is plenty for today
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cpu is fine.

You need better cooling because its an OC monster

I say a 7900gs

roughly 115$ after rebates and oc like a beast.

Get better video before RAM but doubling is plenty for today
Tnx man, but apparently AM2 coolers are impossible to get these days, well sane-priced ones anyway.. *looks for the 7900*

*edit: it's AGP? o.O I have pci-e and it was not cheap
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Tnx man, but apparently AM2 coolers are impossible to get these days, well sane-priced ones anyway.. *looks for the 7900*

*edit: it's AGP? o.O I have pci-e and it was not cheap
not really?

o.o.o.o

your in norway. I forgot.... What site are you ordering off?

Pci-express is cheaper (at least in the USA)
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not really?

o.o.o.o

your in norway. I forgot.... What site are you ordering off?

Pci-express is cheaper (at least in the USA)
o.O

We have Komplett and Harware.no they collect prices from all the stores
But what about the GeForce 7900 GTX?
Seems cheaper, better and PCI-e

But the only GS cards I could find anywhere here on google in norwegian was the AGP ones is the GTX as good as it seems?
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post #6 of 24
Bottleneck no it wouldn't its an X2 and I would go with a 7900 GS or 8600 GT and another gig of RAM games love that.
    
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post #7 of 24
Hows that mobo at overclocks? Could get another one maybe but thats more cash.
    
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Hows that mobo at overclocks? Could get another one maybe but thats more cash.
It's a pain in the... yeah you know...
I can't go past 2,5 even if I put the volts at max and lower my multi.. But I couldn't install this mobo myself when I tried to build this rig so I really don't want to replace it just yet.

Oh and I forgot, problem with gfx, must have TV out (S-video) and VGA unless I can find a DVI to VGA thingy somewhere
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Quote:
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It's a pain in the... yeah you know...
I can't go past 2,5 even if I put the volts at max and lower my multi.. But I couldn't install this mobo myself when I tried to build this rig so I really don't want to replace it just yet.

Oh and I forgot, problem with gfx, must have TV out (S-video) and VGA unless I can find a DVI to VGA thingy somewhere
those DVI to VGa thingys come with any respectble card.

I wouul get an 8600gts if you want DX10 cappability or jus maybe a cheaper 7600gt would be fine if you want dx9 until that 8800

You know it CAN go past 2.5

But your cooling is why it cant without crashing
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those DVI to VGa thingys come with any respectble card.

I wouul get an 8600gts if you want DX10 cappability or jus maybe a cheaper 7600gt would be fine if you want dx9 until that 8800

You know it CAN go past 2.5

But your cooling is why it cant without crashing
You sure? if I go up, or if I cnage anything, it will go like "running in safe mode you have overclocked you proc u silly n00b, please reset clock frequency or press F1 to continue" if I press F1 it will automatically go back to stock

But I never get crashes though unless I try to play wow
And yeah I'm well aware it can go past 2,5 but not on a ESC mobo, I think my volt is too low for further OCing because I used to get the same message on 2,2 before I upped it.
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