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Need advice on 1st Gaming Build

By dfolsom77
Dec 5, 2006
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Yeah the P5B is a very good mobo for that price bracket. However, if u can spend a little more on the video card, get this one. It's among the fastest that ATi/AMD has to offer upto now and is a lot more powerful than the X1950PRO due to the 4 extra pipelines and higher memory and core clocks.
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Oh that's a nice videocard Rage, I might have to CrossFire that :haha:
     
  3. danimur

    danimur TS Rookie Posts: 66

    For the moment Intel has better processors than AMD.
    The competition is fierce, but is good for the end-users.
    We all have to gain from this, but if you want some power buy a dual core as it was suggested previous.
     
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah the Duo Core is a really good processor but since I like to build alot of computers for LAN gaming I build AM2 systems ( because they are alot cheaper, Like the Duo Core system fully loaded is about $1300 and AM2 is about $700 ) So if I ever get rich enough i'll just build alot of computers at once with my friends and just mass-sell on Ebay or something ;)
     
  5. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    :confused:

    Fully loaded? Where do you think you can save $600. :suspiciou

    3800+ X2 vs. E6300 = $20-$30 different, Mobos $40-$100 different or even less. For the life of me I can only see a $60-$130 difference on the low end. Higher end is going to be closer to the same price. The X2 4800+ and E6600 are priced about the same. Even the X6800 vs. FX-62 is not going to be $600 cheaper.:rolleyes:
     
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Well what I mean about Fully Loaded is SLI / CrossFire :haha:
     
  7. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    AM2 Crossfire mobos are $73-$150. Really about $130 for a good one.
    Lowest - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157102
    Highest - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136017

    Core2 Crossfire mobos are $84 to $228, about $165 for a i975.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157096
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025

    AM2 SLi are $83 to $300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128321
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131026

    Intel C2D SLi is $95 to $410
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135026
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131074

    So your numbers are more than just a little fuzzy.

    Comparing a striper AM2 mobo (Gigabyte SLi) with a $3800+ to a fully loaded Intel mobo(evga 680 SLi) with a E6600 is about $330 different. Thats not a very fair comparison at all and still well under your stated $600.

    I like to a "loaded" crossfire system for $700, the dang video cards could cost that much.
     
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Like I said "About" ;)

    I wasnt really adding up the prices but just giving a sortof... guess in price for the system after I looked at all the parts
     
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