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A Build I'm Considering.


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#1 Vaerli

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:48 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishLi...tNumber=5694025

I'm thinking of using it mostly for gaming and some graphics work. I would like some 64 bit version of something so I can upgrade to more RAM than 4gb eventually. I'm also planning to dual boot fedora linux, along with maybe XP. I'd just like some input on if you think i need to change something or whatever. Its probably going to be 1400$ after shipping and all.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:09 AM

the power supply is too weak and 1 8800GT will beat your 2 9600's

Edited by DaChew, 27 February 2008 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:25 AM

yeah, I kinda knew that power supply was a bit on the weak side.

Why would a single 8800GT beat two 9600GTs in SLI? Someone said its build on like the 9200 manufacturing process, where the 8800 series was build on like a 9400 process...

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 08:10 AM

the math is a little tricky. I do this stuff in my head, we used sliderules back in college

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html

compare the 8600 to the 8800, half the performance

now the 9600 is claimed to be 40% faster than the 8600, add that still way behind the 8800GT

put 2 of your 9600's together you'll be lucky to get 25% better than 1

buy one 8800gt now add another later if needed

or wait for the 9800's to come out



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there's a lot of that going around these days

the people I know running sli are using 2 of the hottest cards available, mostly just to brag about having a higher bench score

Edited by DaChew, 29 February 2008 - 08:15 AM.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:41 PM

Or, more like just get a 8800GTS, which would be cheaper than the two 9600s, and wait until I want to upgrade to get another 8800GTS to SLI? It would cost more in the end, but it would be spread out. I could also spread some of that cash to the power supply, but I don't like spending a ton of money on a power supply, just because it doesn't seem quite right. I know you need to be sure you've got a good quality one, and quite a bit of power, but it doesn't seem like you should have to spend that much on it.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:49 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817703005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....mp;Order=RATING

or take your chances with the sub 100 ones and then maybe have problems if you go sli
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:32 PM

Alright, I'll keep all of those in mind when I start building. It might be a while until I go for a build though, because I would like to see if some prices drop, or I have maybe a bit extra cash to just get better stuff than that.

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