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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by DeusEx » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:53 pm

so the best video card for that budget is indeed the 8800 gt ?

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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by ibleet » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:58 pm

Until we see the new GTS offerings with the G92 I would say Yes, the 8800GT is the best bang for the buck. I hear the new GTS will cost a tad over $300, but we'll have to wait until December to be sure.

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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by slugbug » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:34 am

I would replace the ram with PC6400 ddr2-800.

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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by toolegit2quit » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:23 am

XFX PVT84JUDF3 GeForce 8600GT Video Card @ Newegg.com now for only 89.99 after 20 dollar rebate. A couple of thoses in SLI would be cheap but uber IMHO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 14-150-230
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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by ibleet » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:08 pm

Actually, a pair of 8600GT in SLI would be crap compared to a single 8800GT. Not even close!

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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by kenc51 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:19 pm

DeusEx I've read through the posts. Tell me if I have this right?

This rig is for a friend? His budget was $1000 and you made him go to $1100, correct?
So he can't go any higher, but he wants a good rig for games FOR HIM!

Will he be interested in overclocking the rig, or even let you to do for him? --> This is a VERY important factor when deciding on what parts to get!

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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by toolegit2quit » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:21 pm

ibleet wrote:Actually, a pair of 8600GT in SLI would be crap compared to a single 8800GT. Not even close!

http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquirer/ ... heir-paces

Ok ok... uncle already... and it looked so good in the sparkly newegg window :roll:
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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by vicaphit » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:20 pm

It is also too early to count on SLI to boost you high enough in performance. Some games still don't support SLI right away.
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Re: help config gaming rig

Post by maj0r_pawnage » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:49 pm

i fell into the dual vid card trap a while back when i bought two 1600pros instead of one x1900xt
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