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New PC for 1920*1200 gaming

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  1. CY:G

    CY:G New Member

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    Hello

    Last year i got a couple of 24" screens(click here for pic), since then i havent been able to play games at the native resolution of one of them 1920 * 1200, so im building a new PC , hopefully i can crank up resolution/settings on most games (i dont care about Crysis) and still get decent FPS.

    Here are the specs:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (planning to OC to 3.6)
    GPU Diamond Viper HD 3870 x2 (im not planning to OC this one)
    Memory: OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-4-4-15
    MOBO: ASUS Striker II Formula
    PSU: Corsair TX650W 650W
    CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos

    Will be posting pictures as soon as i get all the parts shipped, (still waiting on GPU, PSU and Case)

    BTW, is there a thread here with 3DMark scores for all here, for the life of me i cant find it???
     
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    thats a kick ass rig

    have you thought of going quad core?
     
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    3dmark06 is a sticky in general hardware (not sure how often its been updated), and here's the 3850/3870 3dmark thread (with 1 x2 in there).

    That rig should have no trouble at 19x12 with the current games (crysis excepted).
     
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    choppy:
    Hehe, thanks, cant wait to get all the parts...

    About Quad Core, i thought about it but checking benchmarks i realized that first, the dual core is more OCable and second, i don't really use a lot of software that takes advantage of 4 cores, and running at stock speeds the e8400 beats the q6600 on most tests...

    Do you think there is any advantage to going Quad Core for a gamer?

    Hawk1:

    Thanks, thats exactly what i was looking for :)
     
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    what monitors are they?
     
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    2* Dell FPW2405
     
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    Very nice. The bases fooled me, I didn't think they were dell's (I just got the 2407HC and the base is totally different).
     
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    well ppl will tell you that there is not much software out there to make use of 4 cores, but the way i see it software and especially games will start to take advantage of more available cores, for eg. is it called alan wake? its meant to be recommended with quad core isnt it?

    also the implementation of physics will benefit from quad too as long as its made to take advantage.

    how long before quads are recommended with games is anyones guess but thats the way things are going.my 10pence worth!

    as long as you have considered all routes, that is again, one fiiine rig :)
     
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    Get the E8400, nice rig tho should handle everything at 1920x1200
     
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    Nice screens, jealous.
     
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