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post #11 of 70
Don't get a low end direct x 10 card it will play dx10 games terrible,their not powerful enough.All the games that are coming out will play on both dx9 and dx10 cards.If you could manage a x1950 pro you would be way better off.
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post #12 of 70
You can OC to probably 2.6 or 2.7 on stock cooling with good case ventilation.Get a better cooler later if you want to go farther.Just keep at 50c or lower under load.
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post #13 of 70
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
Don't get a low end direct x 10 card it will play dx10 games terrible,their not powerful enough.All the games that are coming out will play on both dx9 and dx10 cards.If you could manage a x1950 pro you would be way better off.
Ok so how much would a X1950Pro cost and yeah I guess I could get to 2.6Ghz with the stock cooler. It's going to have a PCI Cooler and 2x 80mm Fans. That good enough?
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post #14 of 70
Depends on how warm your house is and if you have good airflow where it's sitting.I put a 120mm Antec Tri-cool in my case which has 3 speeds and I just turn it on high when I'm playing games.
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post #15 of 70
This one is only $130 after rebate and is a great card.It also exhausts out of the case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161092

1950's don't oc well and it takes up 2 spaces but it's the best bang for the buck at this price.I'll make sure it works with the t550.
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post #16 of 70
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
Depends on how warm your house is and if you have good airflow where it's sitting.I put a 120mm Antec Tri-cool in my case which has 3 speeds and I just turn it on high when I'm playing games.
This case can only hold 2x 80mm fans and the rear one is Temperature Controlled I believe and the front one stays on all the time.

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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
This one is only $130 after rebate and is a great card.It also exhausts out of the case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161092

1950's don't oc well and it takes up 2 spaces but it's the best bang for the buck at this price.I'll make sure it works with the t550.
Well I'm going to have a PCI Cooler so it should do ok I guess.
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post #17 of 70
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Ok so since I guess I'm going to be getting a DirectX 9 Video Card should I get Windows XP Media Center? I heard that XP has better frame rates and the only advantage to Vista is DirectX 10.

So the final thing is X2 3600+, 1GB Memory, and X1950Pro?

Will the 1GB of Memory slow gaming down?
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post #18 of 70
I was going to say something about that case.You really need a quality PSU.If their is any way you could spend a little more you should get this PSU.This price is almost half of what it normaly goes for if you can use google checkout and is very good.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...mp&dcaid=15890
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post #19 of 70
Yes get XP,dx10 would be the only reason to go vista.
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post #20 of 70
You can cut out the cybersnipa fancy mouse to upgrade another component in the build. And don't get vista, XP will run better for your machine. Especially since 2GB is pretty much needed to run Vista smoothly.
    
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