great graphics+ok proccy or ok graphics+great processor?

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  1. koolkapoor

    koolkapoor New Member

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    hi,all!
    i have query on buying new computer hardware
    should i get a gigabyte 7900gt and a dual core pentium 3.4ghz + 17inch crt
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    should i get a gigabyte 7600gt and a core2duo e6400 + 19inch crt?

    through which config will i get the most gaming?
    all the parts will be the same
     
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    try the core2duo,if you need the 7900gt,wait until it costs $40
    LOveryL:)
     
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    depends on the kinda games u expect ur system to run

    if u r one of those weirdoos tryin DOOM at 1600*1200
    maybe the first one

    but i will definitely go for the second
     
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    For gaming the graphics card is always 1st priority...spend on that, then use the rest..
    and your e6300 will cost less than a D950, which is probably what you're buying (3.4 GHz)
    ^^ eh? $40 for the 7900GT, yeah right... his kids would be buying it then lol
     
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    its better to get a X1900Xt than a 7900GT......get 1GBX2 memory sticks.....for the processor...well...with a X1900XT and 2GB ram u can play all games even with a 3000+!! :D.....but....even a E6300 would be enough....I recommend...AM2 or 939 over the Conroe....coz for the Core 2 Duo not many good mobos r available.....there r very few and all r not good....
     
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    Lucifer Reviewerus Prolificus

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    sez who mayte?? boards from asrock are available to budgeters... MSI 965's are cheap and plentiful. Intel's 965's are due in here any day...

    Enthu's will look at boards like Asus's P5W and Gigabyte's Q965...

    While I agree that the X1900XT is better AFA performance goes, still a few issues, and they do heat a lot. I've owned a lot of cards and find Nvidia to be more hassle free in general...
     
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    i would recommend the 7900gt with an e6400. it would be a very good configuration.
     
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    1900XT + overclocked 3000 is fine, but may not be fine at stock for quite a few games. overclocked to 2.2-2.4 which venice easily does.

    Anyway,
    The first one will be better.
    1)Which 3.4 are you talking about, D8xx or X9xx?
    2)Rather get X2 3800 instead of that CPU
    each case buy 2GB RAM.
    __________
    Best for today:
    AMD 64 + cooling (for oc) + 1900XT
     
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    get a kick-a$$ proccy+"7600gt or some thing like that" then upgrade to Dx-10 card 7600gt is more or less 6800ultra.
    http://futuremark.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164
    suggesting 7600gt now coz there going to be mazor change in tech as dx-10 card released, also to save money[if applicable] for dx10 card.
     
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    thanks a billion for all you help guys,finally, i decided to go for the following configuration(after taking all the help i got from this beautiful forum):
    19inch viewsonic crt monitor
    core2duo e6400
    1gb ddr-II 667mhz corsair(i'll add another gb when i get good GPU)
    geforce 6200TC(hehehehe,i decided to get a dx10 card when they come out instead and i got this card for 1600 bucks)
    300gb maxtor SATA-II hard-drive
    DVD-RW ASUS(can't remember model)
    550 watt antec
    ATX Cabinet
    GIGABYTE MOBO
    i got this config. for about rs.43,000
    did i lose out somewhere?
     
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    drvarunmehta New Member

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    Only place you lost out is the hard drives. Maxtor makes the WORST hard drives.
     
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    really?
    i'm using samsung 320gigs.
    is that cool?
     
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    which gigabyte mobo is that?
    also how much did the CRT cost u?
    thanks
     
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    get E6300 and good card. Dx10 will take a yr to become mainstream in India, or alteast 9 months. That is the time period of an upgrade anyway, get a 7900GT now and upgrade later
     
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    @AmbarD :i bought the monitor for 10,350 rupees and the mobo is GA-8I945PL-S3(rs.5130),oh,and your welcome
    @akshayt :i just bought this computer yesterday so my parents might get angry if i already wan't to buy another graphics card
    oh and what are the names of the DX10 cards?
     
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    He already bought a E6400. Do you want him to downgrade to a E6300? ;)
    I don't think people in India can afford to upgrade their graphics card in 9 months. Certainly not after spending 17k on a 7900GT.
     
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    buy for 17k today, sell for 10k tomorrow, invest another 15k and get the card
     
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    hah!
    i wish the choice was up to me!
    I shudder to think what my parents would say if i asked them to get me ANOTHER computer part JUST THE NEXT DAY after i bought a brand new computer,especially when that part costs a stutteringly high 17K
    P.s:are there any 30k+ cards available anymore?
     
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    yes, there are. 1900XT and 7900GTX are around 30k.

    7950GTX is 35k+
     
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    Couple of years ago high end Asus cards used to cost 45k+
     
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