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post #11 of 20
I've been wondering that myself lol. Hope you.. err, we get an answer.
Nice rig. Make sure to put that duel core to as much use as you possibly can
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post #12 of 20
Well, if you're building a gaming rig, you won't be needing dual-core. Waste of money unless you plan on not upgrading for at least a year or so.
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Well, if you're building a gaming rig, you won't be needing dual-core. Waste of money unless you plan on not upgrading for at least a year or so.
not quite true. xbitlabs did a review of almost all current processors gaming performance. They found that generally AMD's performed much better than Intel. (wow imagine that! ) and that some new games actually showed a benefit from dual core processors.

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Originally Posted by xbitlabs
Now the situation has changed a lot. Graphics processor developers released new driver versions that can support multi-threading, and game developers began to modify their engines so that they could take good advantage of dual-core architectures. As we see, new shooters based on gaming engines from id Software can already use the power of two processor cores. Since these gaming engines are among the most popular nowadays, Quake 4 and call of Duty 2 may very soon become far not the only ones using dual-core. Moreover, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if some other gaming engines also acquire dual-core support: progress keeps going forward.
read the full article here
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...cpu-games.html
and part II
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...pu-games2.html
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post #14 of 20
If you are getting the eVGA 7800GT, you van get a free eVGA SLI motherboard. Its advertised on the eVGA site. My dad just bought one.
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If you are getting the eVGA 7800GT, you van get a free eVGA SLI motherboard. Its advertised on the eVGA site.
everytime i see a deal for one of those it is at least 399. since you can get a 7800gt for 300 or so that makes me think the motherboard isnt really free.
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post #16 of 20
If you want my opinion, I say drop the SLI motherboard and get this to save a few bucks. It's a better OCer and you're better off selling your gpu when/if the time comes to upgrade and buying 1 faster card than 2 old ones in SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
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post #17 of 20
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Thanks for all of the suggestions.

Eventualy, more and more games will come out that take full advantage of a dual core CPU, so I think that I will stay with that x2 for now.

Also, to sccr64472 again (wow, u reply a lot in my threads). I completely understand teh reason behind getting that board you suggested instead. However, its only like a dollar less in price, and if I every wanted to SLI a GPU, I at least have the option, instead of having to get another board. The Dual core is a little ahead of its time in gaming, but the graphics will always be improving day to day. By the time it comes to dual cores being fully utilized in games, the GPU may or may not be too behind its time and I might opt in just getting another one (depending on what I want to spend at the time). OR, I can just get another newer GPU instead (also depends on whats what later on).

The main reason why I want to stay with this board is that it has SATA II instead of SATA150. SATA II sends 3.0Gb/s verses 1.5Gb/s of SATA150. Another thing that just caught my eye, is that when researching for a decent board at a good price was that it supported a dual core CPU 100%. The MB that you suggested does not state AMD Athlon x2 under supported CPU types. I assure that it would work with that MB, but just to make sure, I wanted it to be stated as 100% compatable. Kind of like how an SATA II HDD will work on an SATA150 MB but the HDD just wont reach its full potential. I don't want that for the dual core that I spent 322 on...

So, I'm just kinda looking into the future a little bit so this could cost the least money in the long run, instead of rebuying a lot in a year or two. But thanks for the tip sccr64472, I did have that same MB as one of my choices about a week ago, but for a buck more, I'll stick with my current one I have picked for compatability reasons.

Also, to answer mine and CanadaGradeEh's question, do you or anyone else know that code to enter in BF2 to find out the FPS, or do you use a seperate program for that?

[I know, this is a lot to read, almost done...lol]

To LifIsPeachy02, I will check that out. If the prices are a big enough difference AND the eVGA MB meets my specifications, I will buy the board from them.

Well, thanks for all the info.

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Excellent set up with one minor change IMHO...
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post #19 of 20
Don't get hung up on Sata1 and Sata2 because there's no hard drive on the planet that can use Sata2 speeds. You'll find that the most popular choice is the Sata1 Raptor because of it's faster seek and access times. The speeds you're mentioning are peak transfer speeds and cannot ever be obtained with a desktop computer at this time. (not even Sata1 can be fully utilized)
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Well, I did consider a Rapter drive, but I'm on a bit of a budget here as I am not paying for this computer, its going to be an X-mas gift to me from my parents, so $161 tacked on to the already $1000+ price is a little out of the question right now. To tell you the truth, this whole "new computer" started out as a new CPU and additional 1GB of RAM, and now its escalated to an entire new computer hundreds more than I had orginaly planned.

Anyway, I have another question. I really like the case that I chose, BUT, it does not have front audio jacks (the most needed headphone and mic jack) which is pretty dumb on the case manufactuar's part. So, does anyone know of a good cheap front audio panel, BUT, the audio jacks MUST plug into the MB, not going out the back of the case and into the rear audio jacks, I have speakers too. I am having a hard time finding one. I checked newegg and all I get is ones with a bunch of extra stuff I don't want, like memory card readers and firewire, even more USB...I got USB coming out the ass..., I have 4 on the monitor (which uses one on the MB) so 3 left of the MB and 2 on the case, so 9 is more than enough.

Anyone know of a good one, because I am having a hard time finding them. Everyone I've seen has the USB and fireware cable plug into the MB and the audio plug into the rear audio jacks....go figure...

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