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Eaglerulez's guides to building a computer Version 2.

#421sk8FOREVER3Posted 1/12/2008 12:28:31 AMmessage detail
off topic: bumpin this beast to 500

on topic: hurray for compoooters
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#422KeyeszxPosted 1/13/2008 1:06:47 AMmessage detail
Doing thiss on a Wii. So it won't be much. When you SLi with two lower cards, do you get a better performance increase? As compared to the 8800GTs in SLi.
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#423Eaglerulez(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2008 10:53:32 AMmessage detail
Not really. It's better off to just get a single powerful card, and upgrade it every couple years, as opposed to buying 2 medium end cards (which may cost more or equal to a high end card) which offer slightly less performance then the single high end card.
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#424KeyeszxPosted 1/13/2008 1:28:33 PMmessage detail
What games could my friend run with this kind of rig?

E2180 @ stock speeds
4GB RAM(2 x 2GB)
7600GT 256 MB
Vista Home Premium
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#425Eaglerulez(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2008 1:47:05 PMmessage detail
If he dropped the 4GB of RAM to 2GB, and got an ATI HD 3850 or better, he could play just about anything with decent settings.

Though with the 7600GT, he can play just about anything, but with lower settings.
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#426KeyeszxPosted 1/13/2008 2:05:02 PMmessage detail
Last post I have until an hour or so. He already bought the 4GB of RAM because of it having a sale and it was like $80 with that and a rebate. He could just use one of those two RAMs. Well anyways He just needs to buy the video card and he already went over his limit so he is waiting to get the money for it. I told him to get EVGA so he can do the step up program.

I was wondering if you bought two cards to SLI from EVGA can you trade both in to lower the price and get one card or is it one card for one new card?
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#427wierdo124Posted 1/13/2008 8:46:37 PMmessage detail
Ok, first don't get an SLI mobo. It's a waste of money. Go with a DS3L.

Second, just get one freaking card!

You do realize that you only get about 20% of the perfornance on the second card, correct? Meaning that if you took 2 7600GTs, it would about equal the performance of one 7900GS, a stock, non overclarked one. Yeah, Not worth it.

SLI = instaphail.
#428KeyeszxPosted 1/13/2008 9:27:16 PMmessage detail
Well I was thinking that when the 9 series comes I'll buy two of those eventually and just do that. Then I can upgrade the mobo when they eventually come out with a board that has SLI that both cards operate at the same speed without lowering them.
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#429Goldragon7Posted 1/13/2008 11:11:38 PMmessage detail
I have some questions:

01) Is it best to buy a new PC casing, or re-use a PC casing (after you fully gutted it) to make your 'Dream PC'?

02) The only 3 things I can't get at my electronic store in this town(Staples) is a;
PC Casing, Motherboard, CPU and CPU fan (ok, that's 4 things :| ) where is best to get all of these at once?

Or should I just brows newegg to get everything?
*assuming I can find out how to pay them since I don't own a paypall account or any credit cards...sigh...*

Thanks for the information, and this excellent guide!
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#430KeyeszxPosted 1/14/2008 10:18:13 PMmessage detail
1) If your dream computer ask for the old case use it. If it says a new case then use that.

2)newegg.com
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