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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Reynardin, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. farlex85

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    Well yeah aoc is supposed to be good. I had short stints w/ wow and lotro and found them both to be pretty good. You should get Crysis if you want, just, well, b/c its Crysis, and is still the best looking game out there. Bioshock was by far my favorite fps of late, but its very story and atmospheric driven though, and there's no multi-player, so it's not for everyone. Mass Effect is a spectacular RPG if your into space opera kind of thing (think Knights of the Old Republic- the lightsabers), and Oblivion is classic and still looks great if you get the right mods, and is still I think the best value of any game out there. Just some ideas......
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    is Mass Effect single player?
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    anyways, I just have to wait for my father to get back so he can use his credit card to buy the stuff =D
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    Yeah its a single player rpg/third-person shooter.
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    hm. I might get AoC to last me for a while, and Mass Effect later when my next paycheck comes =D
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    what's the difference between p35 and p45?
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    ah wait, the graphic card is bad, and im not sure about the case/ psu
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    PCI 2.0 support, which isn't really used now but could be in the future. Some of them also offer 8x-8x cf which is a step up from the cf p35 boards which only had 16x-4x. They also are basically refined p35s, so they can sometimes support higher mem speeds and higher fsbs, and many also have greater sata ports and other features over the p35.
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    Thats a good build. The case/psu are solid, just depends on if you like the look. The graphics card of course is terrible, did he know your playing games? You could switch it out, but you'd be close to the same price after adding in a os as well. You also don't need a floppy reader.
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    what do you guys think about the case/psu?
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    Vista: The way it works it is will turn the entire flash drive into a paging file and use that before it uses the normal paging file.

    Anyway Im in a 50 member gaming clan we play fps primarily. I would say this build will blow away any problems you may have with any games right now. As for the Vide Card I am *not positive* but I believe it may be flash upgradeable to the 9800gtx seeing as it uses the same core and the memory timings are very similar.

    Also If you are going from crt to lcd with the screen you wont notice a difference if you ar going from an old lcd to the new one you will.

    That case is an incredable case I have my old p4 in it and I have a case thats the exact same except a diff front im using now with the 120 in the back it will cool like a mofo. Althoug you ave to move the sidepanel fan from inside to outside the case takes 2 mins. I think this setup should suit you very well.

    Case Reviews: http://www.atruereview.com/atruereview/aspire/index.php[/URL]
    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cases/X-Gear/index.htm
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    You'll have to part it out to link it. We can't access your secured account. There is no card that can be flashed to a 9800gtx.
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    You put 2 gts 512s on there and a p35 mb. You can't sli a p35. That is also way over his budget. He was going for ~$1400. That hdd is slower than the se16 as well.
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    No kidding you cant sli. To sli it costs another 45 bucks and you can run a single card in a crossfire nb the last time i checked. Its not my fault that for a good oc board it costs soo much. There is only 1 gts fyi. It is also only 1400
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    there is only 1 card wth are you talking about 2 for. Anyway ill keep loking to find a cheap sli board that will work but regardless its probably going to cost more
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    For some reason on that link the gts and mb are both doubled, making the price over $1700. I'm not sure if it's just me or what. Other than that, there's nothing particuarly wrong w/ that build, its very close to the former, but I think the parts you switched aren't as good as the one's that were there before (with the exception of the evga over the msi, but the msi is $40 cheaper).

    See, we've already been through all this w/ the sli thing, he's been formulating this build for some time now. I think we are just confusing each other though b/c I am pulling up 2 vc and 2 mb when I look at that link, which he isn't going for.
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    Found a Sli board for cheap enough i dont know how i missed it before. As for the 2 mb and 2 gts i dont have a clue why that is happening. have yet to look at how well it will oc though. Take a look at it now I think that might have fixed the mb video card problem also.

    Anyway mine has a keyboard which he was looking for it. has more ram because with vista for gaming you need 4gigs which mine has, Seagate has a 5yr warranty over the 3yr wd, and mine has a heatsink/fan/thermal paste all of which he will need if he plans to oc well. But other then that ya i guess there is no differences as for the brands being worse i highly doubt that.
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    No the 650i's are crap for 45nm and quads. A 750i, either the msi p6n or evga ftw would be the way to go if doing sli. I don't think the op is looking to do sli though.
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    no problem changed the board back. but like i said in the edited post there is a big difference. As for overclocking the ram sure yours might do better but its half as much ram and in vista you need the ram badly when gaming.
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    Well, the 7200.10 is slower than the se16, although I guess that extra 2 year warranty could offer incentive to get it instead. He had 4gb of g.skill 1000 on his latest proposed build, which is $10 cheaper than the ocz before the rebate, and also pushes farther supposedly. You are right about the hs and paste though, that is something that was overlooked before, and those are good ones.
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    i think between all the info he can make a good decision ad for that keyboard i have had mine for 3 years and it has dropped 3 feet onto solid concrete around 50-100 times and i only lost 1 screw out of it and it still works fine i just cant seem to fin the screw lol.
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