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ATI or NVIDIA need help

By duffguy
Aug 13, 2005
  1. my cuzin has a budget of $5000 and he and i r goin to build a decent gaming machine. now wat should we pick? ATI or nvidia. so far we like nvidia but wats better (phisically).
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If you're going to spend that much you might as well go for dual 7800's.
     
  3. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

  4. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    wat else should we get? were not goin to spend that much im gussing around 300 for a videio card.
     
  5. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

  6. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    alright we bought the v card sound card, ram etc. Now all we need is a mobo and power supply and case.
     
  7. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Posts: 159

    hey

    5000 Dollers for a gaming machine.... seriously man just get a Playstation 3 or an Xbox 360...The ps3 uses the RSX engine which is more powerful than 2 7800 GTX's combined and it would cost u about 500 dollers ..your games wont crash, wont lag, wont need some patch problems and stuff and you can play online...
     
  8. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

    Nothing will lag on a $5000 computer and you can't play stradagy games and ps3 or xbox 360. Anyway what kind of processor do you have if you have one we need to know that before we can pick out a motherboard and do you any memory. For the case and power supply I would get this this....

    Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194001

    Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811171061

    This is just my favorite case, you don't really need advice from us on cases though because they all work as long as it's a cheap piece of crap and they are an atx case. Shop around newegg and make sue you have some fans for it.
     
  9. flashmonkey

    flashmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 103

    No way man, get a better case than that :giddy:

    Case

    Mobo

    Quieter PSU

    Also, what CPU do yo have?
     
  10. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

    I don't know that much about cases I just think that the I metioned looks cool.
     
  11. macklessdaddy

    macklessdaddy TS Rookie Posts: 64

    yeah c conquerer i'd pay 5000 dollars to play strategy games. lol
     
  12. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

    I am just saying I like computers better than game systems.
     
  13. lordxanthrax

    lordxanthrax TS Rookie Posts: 25

    jesus christ. 5 grand to spend on a computer..i'd crap myself. Yes....get two 7800GTX's, if not two of those, two 7800GT's. that'd only cost 800 as opposed to around 1000-1200. Wow. That thing is going to fly.
     
  14. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    alright guys almost done here r some specs

    specs:
    ASUS VENTO 3600 Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
    SEASONIC S12-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 100 - 240V UL, CE, CB, FCC
    2 GIGABYTE GV-NX78X256V-B Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
    2 Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200S0 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
    CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
    1 gb of RAm (sry forgot name)more specs later on
    samsung 52x32x52 cd drive
    DVD 16x
    we also added 2 fans one on top and another one on side totlal of 5 fans
    all of a toatal of $4789.88, we bought other stuff too. not all of it is on the comp
     
  15. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    hey flashmonkey still need help on the memory issue on old comp
     
  16. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    so what u guys think? Were putting it together right now (the case is awsome thanks for the link flash). anything else i need?
     
  17. lordxanthrax

    lordxanthrax TS Rookie Posts: 25

    wow...what else did you buy if that all cost you 4700 dollars. 1 GB of ram?!?? why not 2...or even 4...wow. that'd be sweet **** there.
     
  18. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    we bought some games also like BF2. WE also bought those 2 fans and he installed em. y did we only get 1 gb...i have no clue....damn it!
     
  19. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    :) nvm we got 2 not one my mistake.
     
  20. flashmonkey

    flashmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 103

    Why would you still need help with your old comp when you have this crazy new one?

    Either way, if you do, PM me or post again in that thread.
     
  21. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    i play most of my games on my old comp, the games on the new comp r like BF2. I have u in my xfire anyway ill talk to ya there.


    its ebadebay
     
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