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post #11 of 18
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I was just asking because if nVidia/SLI is not a must then I would push/suggest you towards a 9450 with a DX38BT bonetrail mobo which supports ATI Crossfire and one of the new 4850 or 4870's. I can vouch for that setup and promise a perfect overclock at 3.8 with no over-volting or over heating on AIR or Water cooling. Plus you would be running DDR3 ram instead of DDR2, just a little future coverage or long-term coverage.

What kind of budget are you working with if you dont mind me asking?
i wont be doing CF or SLI. and lets say my budget is around 1k to 1.3 k

oh and I DONt want DDR 3 :\\
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Q9450, wait for ATI's cards to come out, and get a 4850 or 4870.
is ATI 4850 better than 260 ?

i am asking because i have been using Nvidia gpu all my life and kinda reluctant to switch ot ATI lol
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Originally Posted by Gri3f3r View Post
It depends on what you want you want your computer to do. If you don't care about 3d mark, and you aren't running quad core apps, then don't even bother with a quad core. Just get an e8400 which can overclock to 4.0ghz on average and it will preform just as well in games or better.

For the GPU.... just wait for benches then decide.
Quad core is a MUST for me . i play Lineage II game and i usually 3 box and run other application in the back groud
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by hanwinting View Post
is ATI 4850 better than 260 ?

i am asking because i have been using Nvidia gpu all my life and kinda reluctant to switch ot ATI lol
We will know in a week or two - I'm sure we'll be flooded with reviews and comparisons!

What's wrong with DDR3? I got mine in a combo from tigerdirect.com - DX38BT+Corsair XMS3(2X1GB) and a game for $229, 9450 for $279, and 4870X2's for a left Arm - pretty good deal if you ask me cause I'm right handed!


Yes the 48's are a future purchase, like about the day they are released.
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post #15 of 18
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We will know in a week or two - I'm sure we'll be flooded with reviews and comparisons!

What's wrong with DDR3? I got mine in a combo from tigerdirect.com - DX38BT+Corsair XMS3(2X1GB) and a game for $229, 9450 for $279, and 4870X2's for a left Arm - pretty good deal if you ask me cause I'm right handed!


Yes the 48's are a future purchase, like about the day they are released.
DDR 3 is still too overpriced. i dont want to jump into it yet.
i am gonna need a 4 GB of ram total, and that will cost me a fortune
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post #16 of 18
Well with the setup I showed you earlier you already get 2GB, and then newegg has the same 2GB setup for $100. The prices are really coming down.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145183
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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by hanwinting View Post
is ATI 4850 better than 260 ?

i am asking because i have been using Nvidia gpu all my life and kinda reluctant to switch ot ATI lol
Good boy...me too. Unless ATI can kick some serious nVidia arse in the future that is....to be determined but somewhat unlikely.
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post #18 of 18
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keep going guys need more suggestion on Mobo, GPU and ram
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