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DUAL core?
My thoughts exactly.

Duals are so 2007, step it up to 6 or 8
    
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My thoughts exactly.

Duals are so 2007, step it up to 6 or 8
He'll be waiting over for Buldozer.
And from personal experience:
I "downgraded" from a Phenom X4 955 to an dual core i3 530, and to be frank I see 0 difference...
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I would just get a 1055T in there. Those are cheap enough and overclock pretty well.
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I know how ya feel man...gaming on my laptop is excruciating. I tried to play Peggle and it crashed. Don't even get me started on Final Fantasy XI...I guess laptops aren't for gaming though.
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post
Update 8/5/2010

Budget is around $1'600 and parents are going to put a bit in for my birthday on June 13. There is no guarantee yet, they're still thinking about it. I won't be using the old 9600GTs or sound card in fear that if there is a little bit of damage to them they'll kill the rest of the components.

This is so far what I'm looking at:

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Screen: ASUS VH198T
Power Supply: Antec TP-750W
Thermal Compound: AC MX-2
Headset: Steelseries Siberia V2 - Red

Total Price: $397.03

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DVD-Drive: Samsung SHS223C
Sound Card: SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
Hard drives: Twin WD Black 500GB Raid-0
Video Card: XFX JD 5850 1GB
CPU: Phenom II x2 555
Mobo: ASUS M4A89GTD Pro 890GX

Total Price: $1'204.13
Grand Total: $1'601.16 - $10.00 MIR

I'm going to use it as a future proof rig for DX9. Also going to use my Win7 Home Premium OS on it and old keyboard and mouse. Hoping it lasts around 5 years without needing an upgrade for a good 2 summers at 1'440x900. Also planning for the rig to support the next generation of AMD processors (Bulldozer) and next line of whatever the next generation comes out with. I also want to get a few games, Starcraft 2 and Crysis. I want to get back into gaming and not focus on using this rig anymore. Although it has served me pretty well and this is going to be a big investment. Any input would be awesome.
a DX11 system.yea it would for windows 7.
I would go with a antec 900 case for 72$ at bestbuy and it allready shiped to your home town. or near buy city. and everything eles look good. awesome system good luck with it.
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post #126 of 278
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a DX11 system.yea it would for windows 7.
I would go with a antec 900 case for 72$ at bestbuy and it allready shiped to your home town. or near buy city. and everything eles look good. awesome system good luck with it.
Yeah, I wouldn't say exactly the 900, it's a question of taste, but try to search local places for a case... it can become really expensive to ship
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post #127 of 278
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Originally Posted by shnur View Post
He'll be waiting over for Buldozer.
And from personal experience:
I "downgraded" from a Phenom X4 955 to an dual core i3 530, and to be frank I see 0 difference...
Isn't the i3 a dual core, but HT to 4 threads?
If so you will not see a difference, and that is why.
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Yes and no, it's not 4 real cores, it's still emulated cores, less effecient at their work. It does not matter if you play games... which is my case.
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post #129 of 278
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Yes and no, it's not 4 real cores, it's still emulated cores, less effecient at their work. It does not matter if you play games... which is my case.
So your daily apps and activities are still using 4 threads like a quad core would.
And the i3 has turbo boost? So that would give you some umph as well.

I would not expect to see a difference between that and a quad core with programs, or even games.
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No Turbo boost for the i3, only the i5's do.
So yeah regarding the OT, he'll be fine with a dual core for a while.
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