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    Exclamation Gaming rig?

    how good will this rig be for gaming?
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    Any advice, performance ideas or price saving
    Last edited by pompalomp; 29-09-2007 at 09:26 PM.
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    Re: Gaming rig?

    Looks very good but here goes:

    - Maybe cut the motherboard down to an Asus P5K-E and beef the CPU up to something like an E6750.
    - For RAM I'd go with 2GB Ballistix PC6400 as it's on offer at the moment and overclocks like crazy.
    - Apparently the Samsung SH-S203 is the best DVDRW drive available at the minute.
    - Go for the 64bit version of Vista, you'll be running a 64bit system after all plus it's worth avoiding the whole 4GB memory issue.
    - If your display's 22" or less I'd go with a 320MB 8800GTS.
    - Tuniq Towers are expensive and heavy, go for something like the Scythe Miné as it's only a few degrees behind and much lighter.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 29-09-2007 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    Would 32bit vista be better if he's only using 2GB though? Also, would drivers still be a problem, may need to check any printers etc you have before you go 64bit?

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    64bit is pretty good for drivers actually. I've not had a single problem yet other than a wireless card but the cheapy asus one from scan works a treat for that

    If you can push the budget the Q6600 CPU is a peach.

    As nightshadow says the scythe range of HSF's is very good. I'm a fan of the ninja myself.

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    64bit is much more future proof, so go for that regardless of what RAM you have.

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    i also recommend 64bit vista...

    if you go 32bit, might as well stay with XP since vista is more of a resource hog, you need more memory for it to play with...

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    but will the 8800gts be enough if he is playing DX10 games
    at around 19"+

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    you need at least a gtx or ultra to play on that res. just look at world in conflict. a gtx can barely run it on 1680.

    You are in a tricky situation because nvidia could be releasing a new high end card this november for the same price has a gtx or ultra. i would honestly wait till november to see what happens has im sure nvidia are not far from releasing new cards.

    Also, intel are releasing new cpu's and motherboards real soon so its worth buying the latest and newst stuff so that your game rig wil last abit longer
    Last edited by j.o.s.h.1408; 30-09-2007 at 11:12 AM.

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    you need at least a gtx or ultra to play on that res. just look at world in conflict. a gtx can barely run it on 1680.
    19" widescreen displays are only 1440 x 900 so an 8800GTS would be more than fine, at 1680 x 1050 (22" widescreen) MOST games can still be played with all the balls and whistles.

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by pompalomp View Post
    how good will this rig be for gaming?
    specs;
    Corsair 520w
    8800gts
    antec nine hundred
    hitach 320gb
    e4300
    OCZ special ops pc6400 2gb ram
    Asus p5k premium wifi
    Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System Black 17W RMS
    Lite-ON dvd rewriter
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD)
    Tuniq tower 120

    Any advice, performance ideas or price saving
    My E4300 could reach 3ghz easily and the E4500 I am using can reach around 3.1ghz(I use the former in a backup pc now).

    However later E4300 cpus do not overclock as well but as E4500 can reach this speed it is worth it do the high 11x multiplier. If you intend to get an E6750 I would spend extra and get a E6600 quad core instead.

    I personally do not like overclocking RAM as it can be easy to screw up unlike a processor. I prefer stability rather than a small speed increase.

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    Re: Gaming rig?

    Specs seems fine although if I were you (and depending on avilability) I'd consider getting a 2900pro. They will kick the 8800gts. They seem to overclock to 2900xt standards. They also seem to be a little cheaper (2900pro 512mb for £164 Scan pre-order)

    I think they will steal the crown from the 8800
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    Re: Gaming rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    Specs seems fine although if I were you (and depending on avilability) I'd consider getting a 2900pro. They will kick the 8800gts. They seem to overclock to 2900xt standards. They also seem to be a little cheaper (2900pro 512mb for £164 Scan pre-order)
    Yup, I definitely agree, worth a look.

    And I'd get a faster processor...

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