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    Dual Core or better card

    Well guys....tomorrow Scan get my dough

    Question is: DO I do the twin core Opteron and get a cheaper vid card (7600 GT likely) or single core and 7900 GT (ish)

    Games rig mainly, but the question has to be asked.....when you Alt Tab out of a game, to switch on voice comms or whatever, and you have an entire spare CPU, is it a nice feeling

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    If it was me, I'd definitely stick with the single core and get the better graphics card. For current gaming I don't see any real benefit of dual core. In the future when multi-threaded games do exist the current crop of CPUs will be too old anyway.

    IMO it's a nicer feeling having maximum eye-candy and high res with the 7900GT than being able to save seconds off your alt-tab times

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    Single core / Better g.card.
    Voice comes will take a small fraction of any CPU time, certainly nothing to worry about.
    A basic rule to go by at the moment : If you need to ask if you need dual core, then you dont
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Ditto - although I'd go ATi as I like my HDR and AA on the same sandwich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Single core / Better g.card.
    Voice comes will take a small fraction of any CPU time, certainly nothing to worry about.
    A basic rule to go by at the moment : If you need to ask if you need dual core, then you dont
    good theory...its just that some bloke called Agent then comes along and says "Zak.....if you had dual core like I do, you'd be able to do what you just asked" about three weeks later

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    If its for games the 7900GT rocks. I'm running a single core opteron with it, and have no plans to switch in the next 6 months.

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    I gots an Asus 7800GTX TOP Edition I might be looking to sell, comes factory-fitted with an Arctic Silencer and factory overclocked Would probably be looking to get the same amount as you'd pay for a mid-high end 7900GT, in case your interested.

    I also have it paired with an Opteron 146 CABNE clocking beast, but that I am not selling. Results are awesome though, can't believe I paid so little for a mad performing CPU

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    How much ram you got and what's your current rig...

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    for games, Dual Core isn`t very important.
    instead, a powerful single one ,7900GT & large memory is necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    A basic rule to go by at the moment : If you need to ask if you need dual core, then you dont
    The man said it. Bring home that 7900!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    A basic rule to go by at the moment : If you need to ask if you need dual core, then you dont
    Nail > head

    Got to give it to Intel though - they've really thrown a spanner in the works when it comes to the marketing war!

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