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My thought process may be a bit broken but bear with me.

My dad wants to get a 9800GTX but he has an old Socket478 Intel AGP...

I told him I can give my my 650i Socket775 board and E6400 so he can use the 9800GTX and just upgrade my MoBo and Processor to these:

MoBo:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros

Processor:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros



Now I have a couple of things I must ponder:

1.) What would be the difference between the E8400 and Q9450 between 2 more cores and 400Mhz less on the Quad. I use my Computer for gaming thats it.

2.) I have some decent RAM but its 2T 5-5-5-15 and has voltage problems...not bad but not great. If I decide to upgrade my RAM and give him my 5-5-5-15 RAM what should I get? I keep hearing G.Skill PQ flying around OCN as of late.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 31
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Also, is the 9800GTX the best card for $200?
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post #3 of 31
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Also, is the 9800GTX the best card for $200?
I would go with the 4850.
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post #4 of 31
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I would go with the 4850.
Yeah I was looking at the 4850

Always used Nvidia though...any particular reasons for 4850 > 9800GTX?
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post #5 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by BonnJovi View Post
My thought process may be a bit broken but bear with me.

My dad wants to get a 9800GTX but he has an old Socket478 Intel AGP...

I told him I can give my my 650i Socket775 board and E6400 so he can use the 9800GTX and just upgrade my MoBo and Processor to these:

MoBo:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros

Processor:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros



Now I have a couple of things I must ponder:

1.) What would be the difference between the E8400 and Q9450 between 2 more cores and 400Mhz less on the Quad. I use my Computer for gaming thats it.

2.) I have some decent RAM but its 2T 5-5-5-15 and has voltage problems...not bad but not great. If I decide to upgrade my RAM and give him my 5-5-5-15 RAM what should I get? I keep hearing G.Skill PQ flying around OCN as of late.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated
The Q9450 is two slightly down clocked E8400's slapped together. G.Skill has been very popular lately for DDR2.
post #6 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by BonnJovi View Post
Yeah I was looking at the 4850

Always used Nvidia though...any particular reasons for 4850 > 9800GTX?
Because it outperforms the 9800.
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post #7 of 31
for gaming the e8400 is king. you can get 9800GTXes for as low as $150 on newegg after rebates and stuff. and yes thats a good motherboard. why dont you fill out your system specs from user control panel? would be much easier to help you out.
    
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post #8 of 31
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Whoops I'll fill out my CP thanks guys
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post #9 of 31
Are you sure the 4850 is better than the 9800GTX?

I don't think so. Don't you mean the 4870
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post #10 of 31
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Ok fixed...

I mean I can see the Q9450 for heavy-loaded stuff but for gaming other than pure speculation to (Future-proof) your machine what would the point in almost doubling costs?

Hmmm

Also if I got the I45 should I get DDR2-800 and OC it or get DDR2-1066?
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