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Jacob Murbachh Oct 05, 2007, 03:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello I currently came into a bit of money and want to build something new (if I should)
This is my current setup on my current pc.

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4000BNBOX

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT400C3

windows xp home edition

ATI 100-435801 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card

RAIDMAX AURORA RX-580F ATX12V 580Watts Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

Its about 9 months old and with new games like crysis and other dx10 games I was woundering if I should upgrade?

My setup im looking at is as follows

Processor- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6700 ===PRICE $539.00

Motherboard- ASUS P5K3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard ===Price $239.00

Video Card- EVGA 768-P2-N885-AR GeForce 8800Ultra KO 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card == PRICE $679.00

Hard Drive-- HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 HDT725050VLA360 (0A33437) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ==== Price $109.99

Power Supply- OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply ==PRICE $139.99

Ramx2-- OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P800R22GK -===Price 181.99 for 2x= 4gb

Operating System-- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD ===Price $111.99

DVD ROM- LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe === Price $37.99

Grand total of $2041.91

Now my question is should I uprgrade? Also if so is my upgrade good or what should I change and does it all work together?

THANKS :D


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Adam Kolak Oct 05, 2007, 03:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
If you got the money and you need a faster computer than go for it. If your current one plays all your games good enough and it does all your work at a reasonable speed then stick with it. I'm still on a very outdated system but its stable and is fast enough for general use.

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Jacob Murbachh Oct 05, 2007, 03:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
right now yes it runs all games good enough but I am looking towards the future games like crysis (next month is the future!? lol)

mothow Oct 05, 2007, 04:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 05, 2007, 04:04pm EDT

 
>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
All you really need is a better video card.Get 2xHD2600 in crosfire or HD2900

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
Jacob Murbachh Oct 05, 2007, 04:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
ya but then I wouldnt be able to run dx10 so should I just upgrade to vista 64 and get those video cards? 2gb ram is that enough still?

Adam Kolak Oct 05, 2007, 04:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Well I would wait till the game is out, buy it and try it on your system and if you don't like the way it runs then build a new system at that time. By November you might be talking a better videocard.

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FordGT90Concept Oct 05, 2007, 04:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 05, 2007, 04:30pm EDT

 
>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
I wouldn't buy any new graphics cards until the end of the year. AMD and NVIDIA are both launching new ones starting in November.

With Vista, you should consider 4 GiB (2 x 2 GiB) rather than 2 GiB memory. It's a hog. XD

Avoid pre-overlocked video cards.

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Jacob Murbachh Oct 05, 2007, 04:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
thanks for the tips, looks like im waiting till november :D

Suspended User Oct 05, 2007, 04:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Also, look at the MSI P6N Diamond Motherboard.

Bitmap Oct 05, 2007, 08:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Save some money, get the Q6600 for about $270, and overclock it. Of course, if you know what you're doing, that is. I have the Q6600, and I have it bumped up to 2.70 GHz. :)

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Suspended User Oct 05, 2007, 09:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Yeah I think ther Q6700 is a bit of a waste of money.
I would get the Q6600

Meats_Of_Evil Oct 05, 2007, 09:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Yes, what he said.

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Mohawk Oct 06, 2007, 04:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
dont bother with the ultra either its a huge waste, just get a gtx oc cheaper and not far off the ultra (which is basically a more overclocked gtx) also for mobo take a look at the asus blitz formula its a very nice board, or the gigabyte p35-ds3r as it has ddr2 and ddr3 support as well as 45nm core support for the future and is a great overclocker :)

Systems specs:

Intel Core 2 QUAD LGA775 Q6600 G0 @ 2.80GHz
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
2GB Corsair XMS2-6400C4 DDR2 Dual Channel
BFG 8800 GTX OC 768mb Ram - (600MHz Core Clock) (1800MHz Memory Clock) (1400MHz Shader Clock)
Vista 32bit
God Zero Oct 25, 2007, 02:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
ok this is the new setup trying to be a lil bit better for around 1800.00

here is the current setup, is this the best for the money and will this run crysis at its fullest potential smoothly?

Case==
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $119.00

HardDrive==

Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200YS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $89.00

Video Card==
MSI NX8800Ultra-T2D768E-HD-OC GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $594.99

Power Supply==

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail $139.00

Ram==x2
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail $196.00

MotherBoard==

EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $154.99

Processor==

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail $279.99

OS==
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Basic for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM $94.99

Total comes to $1759.00 with 2 day shipping.

Now is this the best for the money or what should I change?

thanks!

German Technology,
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Suspended User Oct 25, 2007, 03:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
One thing:
Get 2 hard drives, one for storage of music, movies etc and one for system.

I would also look at other ram such as G.SKill and OCZ. XMS2 is over rated IMO

God Zero Oct 25, 2007, 04:06am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Kieran Blenkarne said:
One thing:
Get 2 hard drives, one for storage of music, movies etc and one for system.

I would also look at other ram such as G.SKill and OCZ. XMS2 is over rated IMO


I dont save much music or videos its a pure gaming pc so I think the 1 harddrive would do fine. But other then that will this run future games such as crysis and farcry at highest settings smoothly on a 42" 1080p LG hdtv? 1900x1200 resolution

German Technology,
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Suspended User Oct 25, 2007, 04:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
I woudnt even get an Ultra - you're better off getting a 8800GTX...infact you;re better off waiting for AMD and Nvidia to bring out their new range of video cards that support Direct x 10.1.

That system will run Crysis extremely well, but on that resolution I dunno.

This is where SLI is good, so maybe 2 8800GTS's would benefit you here rather than one card, but as I said, you shoudl wait for the new Directx 10.1 cards, coming out this year.

God Zero Oct 25, 2007, 11:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
so what do u guys think i'd need to add to run crysis and future games like fc2 at full potential on 1080p?

German Technology,
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Dublin_Gunner Oct 25, 2007, 11:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
Dont get the ultra - but dont wait until November either - no new high end cards will be out.

Get an overclocked GTX and be happy.

BTW, chances of running ANY DX10 game maxed out at 19x12 on a single card is slim to none. (at least not with playable frame rates)

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God Zero Oct 25, 2007, 12:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
why dont get a ultra? also if I did a SLI which would be best?

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Dublin_Gunner Oct 25, 2007, 12:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: My gaming pc is this a good setup?
because the ultra is WAY overpriced for what you get - a measly few Mhz overclock on core & shaders.

SLI - 2 x 8800GTX's should keep you going for quite some time yet

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II

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