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Help with my new build...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ThetaSigma, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. ThetaSigma New Member

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    Hey all. First off, I'm new here and have to say...great site & excellent forums!!!

    With AMD's new line of AM2 CPUs coming out to combat Intel's Core 2s, I decided to build a new AM2/SLI comp to replace my old non-SLI socket 939. However, I'm unsure which Nvidia card I want to go with. So far, I'm looking at...

    AMD 64 X2 4800+ 2.4GHz (hoping for 2.8GHz+ after OC)
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooling
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce 590 SLI mobo
    2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 dual-channel RAM
    2x 250GB WD SATA 3.0Gb/sec HDDs in RAID0
    Antec True Power Trio 650W Power Supply

    I'm planning on sticking with the 7-series because of the 8-series' current price. Also, I currently don't care about DX10 or that bloated pile of dog feces Microsoft calls 'Vista', so an 8-series card would be a waste of money for me right now. :shadedshu

    I'm currently looking at dual (XFX or eVGA) GeForce 7950GTs (in SLI). How do these stack up against other 7-series cards as far as raw performance? I haven't been able to find any decent benchmarks on this exact card yet. :confused:

    Any educated suggestions or pointers to actual benchmarks would be greatly appreciated.

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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    good luck with the build i wanna see you bench it :D
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i want to see benchies too (sm2 :D )
     
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    Me too :laugh:

    Well, I've got them sitting in front of me now. I had everything else already, just had to buy the cards. Now for a quick vc install and let the benching begin :rockout:
     

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