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#1 LAVDANDVS EST

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:10 AM

I'm building a budget gaming rig. I'm also going to install linux on it for non-gaming related things.

Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX

Memory: Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

Video Card:
BFG Tech BFGR7950256GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card


PSU: Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply 115/230V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

I'm using a DVD-RW I already own for the optical drive, buying the cheapest case and case fans I can from my local computer store, and using a monitor/keyboard/mouse I already have. Is this a decent system for the price?

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:03 AM

that memory is pretty lame, the onboard memory controller with the xp64's needs good fast memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146565

everybody hates rebates but this memory will run circles around that Kingston
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#3 LAVDANDVS EST

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:26 PM

Okay, so assuming I get the better memory, is everything else OK?

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:20 PM

y wuld u buy a more expensive Nforce mb if ur going to buy a separate video card

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:02 AM

I know I keep pressing and pressing this video card, but unless you are going to game at high-res, you should get the MSI 8600GTS because it performs at an equal level at lower res, lower power consumption, and it runs soooo cool and overclocks generously.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 02:18 PM

you didnt answer my question Why woudl you get a Nforce(by nvidia) Motherboard which are alot more money than standard motherboards with the same specs, ifyour using a pci(e) vid. card. It makes no sense..if its sucha "budget" gaming rig, then why spend an extra 25$ on an nforce?

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:03 PM

The nForce chipset controls the motherboard functions. The video card will require the nVidia ForceWare video drivers. FWIW - you can even use and ATI video card in a nForce motherboard.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:59 PM

still dosentanswer my question isnt the whole purpose of an Nforce to have seriously sweet onboard graphics. or am i wrong

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:18 PM

still dosentanswer my question isnt the whole purpose of an Nforce to have seriously sweet onboard graphics. or am i wrong


newer nforce chipset motherboards are performance boards

ones with onboard graphics are not


even nvidia's onboard graphics are lame compared to a good video card

nothing seriously sweet about onboard graphics at all, yet, maybe after amd and ati put gpu's in the cpu core in a couple of years

Edited by DaChew, 13 September 2007 - 06:19 PM.

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