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Looking For A Good System To Run With This Video Card


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#1 Ramoris

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:07 PM

I am currently in the prosses of updateing a computer almost completely. Being young I don't have too much money to do so and I found a good GeForce 7900 card for a great price. I want to buy the card but I know my old system will Bottleneck the card and virtualy make the investment worthless. I know its like completely updateing the whole computer but thats basicly what I'm doing.

Currently I have:
AMD Sephron: 333Hz 2.0Ghz
AMD Stock Board: 333hz old junk. Regular DDR. No PCI-E x16 slots so I need a now MoBo anyway
Will need new ram anyway

I'm looking at:
AMD Dual core 4000+: Good priced AMD dual cores basicly Probably a 2.2 2.4 Ghz 1000hz for 800hz Ram
or
Core 2 Duo: A 6400 series when the price drops in June. 2.4Ghz 1000Hz for 800 hz ram
((I don't know the difference between the 2 prossesors but I'm told the Core 2 is better. More expensive but i'll wait for the price drop. Plus the core 2 mobos are expensiv-er))
A Board with 8G room and fitting to whatever prossesor I get with good rateings on Newegg.com
2G of 800hz ram. Why not

But: I'm not sure. I just want a system equal to the card. If somewhat better so I can SLI it in the future if it comes to that. Nothing bottlenecking anything. For all I know a AMD 64 $60 buck chip could be enough with a cheep fitting MoBo.

Any imput you have would be great.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:14 PM

The core 2 duo's are definetly better then the amd x2's. On the other hand though the amd x2's are quite cheaper and affordable. I would say with whatever processor you go, don't really waste money on like a 200$ motherboard. My friend got an 80$ one that works with core 2 duo and its been going fine for him. Haha I know what its like being young and wanting money to build a nice computer (I'm 15 BTW :thumbsup: ).
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:16 PM

The core 2 duo's are definetly better then the amd x2's. On the other hand though the amd x2's are quite cheaper and affordable. I would say with whatever processor you go, don't really waste money on like a 200$ motherboard. My friend got an 80$ one that works with core 2 duo and its been going fine for him. Haha I know what its like being young and wanting money to build a nice computer (I'm 15 BTW :thumbsup: ).



I have heard there are better and I don't mind waiting for the price drop. But with the card I'm going to buy, is it nessisary. Will it make a large effect? Should I screw it and do it anyway?
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:17 PM

Oh the AMD processor should run that card fine, so will the core 2 duo.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:21 PM

Oh the AMD processor should run that card fine, so will the core 2 duo.

Ok you convinced me! ... o.o?
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Well I know they will both run the card "Fine" but what I'm looking for is if I will even notice the difference playing games like World of Warcraft and stuff.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:44 AM

Here is a nice price-performance chart with the new Core 2 Duos and Athlon X2s, with the new prices counted in.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 24 April 2007 - 08:45 AM.

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