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Zarnak Wulf
Posted - 2009.05.08 20:07:00 - [1]
 

I need to get a new computer due to girl issues. (she's running off w/ mine.) I have a budget of $1200 for hardware not including screen. I'm looking to put money into the motherboard and ram and go cheap elsewhere - the idea is to upgrade down the road. It's been a while since I put mine together. I had after upgrades an AMD 4800 x 2 w/ an 8600 GTX. Asus motherboard.

What is the way to go now? Intel looks like it's beating amd in performance and price. Looking for suggestions as I'm pressed for time these days.

Lann Krail
Posted - 2009.05.08 22:24:00 - [2]
 

i7 and DDR3 if you can afford it, a Q9550 if you cant (i strongly suggest you buy a crossfire or SLI capable mobo especially for the ATi cards as you can get 2 cheap ones in crossfire for intense processing power), 3GB Ram is a must, 6GB a enjoyable expirience (or 4 if you go DDR2)rest of the money throw onto a nice case, an SSD if you got cash left over and ofcourse a graphics card (I would suggest ATi for economic yet powerful) or Nvidia with their new GTX295 being kings of the gaming GPU hill. Intel are indeed boss in the CPUs atm but the highest end AMD quad cores aint too bad.

Zarnak Wulf
Posted - 2009.05.08 23:34:00 - [3]
 

Enough info to start pricing. Thanks.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2009.05.09 00:08:00 - [4]
 

Intel chipsets are very nice, specially if you want to go crossfire, wich as it stands, is a good alternative to Nvidia if you want to go multi-GPU. Go for Gigabyte mobos aswell.

Hanns
The Second Sons
Posted - 2009.05.09 00:37:00 - [5]
 

i got an intel E8400 dual core recently great bang for buck, overclocks easy to.

Atomos Darksun
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2009.05.09 01:26:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Atomos Darksun on 09/05/2009 01:26:34
Sorry, but neither Intel nor Nvidia beat AMD in price.

Bigeasy
Caldari
It's A Trap
Posted - 2009.05.09 04:41:00 - [7]
 

AMD is rubbish.

Super Whopper
I can Has Cheeseburger
Posted - 2009.05.09 05:51:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Super Whopper on 09/05/2009 06:09:32
Originally by: Bigeasy
AMD is rubbish.


Your post is far worse than AMD.

I highly recommend buying AMD.

Phenom II 940
4870/4890
Gigayte motherboard
4-8GB RAM

Great system that will last you two years, especially if you overclock. I have had my Q6600 for more than a year now and I won't be upgrading unless something breaks for another year at least and when I do upgrade I will buy AMD and not Intel. I love my 4870 and will definitely buy another AMD card as long as AMD keep making very affordable, yet powerful, cards.

Review of the 940.
Review of the 945 an 955.

Black Sabbath
Posted - 2009.05.09 06:50:00 - [9]
 

INTEL is the only real solution!

Cheap setup but very powerful

GF8800GT -nvidia
Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad core 2.4Ghz or higher if u can afford it
3GB RAM
Asus P5Q xxx mainboard
and a fast HDD

Bigeasy
Caldari
It's A Trap
Posted - 2009.05.09 06:58:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Super Whopper
Edited by: Super Whopper on 09/05/2009 06:09:32
Originally by: Bigeasy
AMD is rubbish.


Your post is far worse than AMD.

I highly recommend buying AMD.

Phenom II 940
4870/4890
Gigayte motherboard
4-8GB RA

Great system that will last you two years, especially if you overclock. I have had my Q6600 for more than a year now and I won't be upgrading unless something breaks for another year at least and when I do upgrade I will buy AMD and not Intel. I love my 4870 and will definitely buy another AMD card as long as AMD keep making very affordable, yet powerful, cards.

Review of the 940.
Review of the 945 an 955.


AMD cards are powerful, but they are not built to last and the drivers will leave you scratching your head over how they fail so hard.

n-vidia cards on the other hand are built to last and give excellent performance and the drivers work like a champ.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2009.05.09 07:26:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Bigeasy
AMD cards are powerful, but they are not built to last and the drivers will leave you scratching your head over how they fail so hard.

n-vidia cards on the other hand are built to last and give excellent performance and the drivers work like a champ.


gfx cards?

been using ATI (amd, since they bought ATIRazz) for years, and until now never had problems with drivers.

in fact, it was me being tired of stupid NV driver bugs that made me change for ATI.

also, in terms of multi-GPU configurations, crossfire has been taking leaps ahead of of SLI, in terms of performance and compatibility, altho it still not quite there.

Super Whopper
I can Has Cheeseburger
Posted - 2009.05.09 08:09:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Bigeasy
AMD cards are powerful, but they are not built to last and the drivers will leave you scratching your head over how they fail so hard.

n-vidia cards on the other hand are built to last and give excellent performance and the drivers work like a champ.


Actually, you are correct. My main gaming PC, not the one I listed above, has a TNT2 Ultra still in it. For a while I have been concidering replacing that with a Geforce 2 MX but as nVidia cards are made to last I see no reason.

AmIbeingabigenoughfanboi?

HankMurphy
Minmatar
Pelennor Swarm
Posted - 2009.05.09 08:40:00 - [13]
 

smack that ***ch and get your pc back man

Zarnak Wulf
Posted - 2009.05.09 12:33:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: HankMurphy
smack that ***ch and get your pc back man


Her divorce attorney probably wouldn't appreciate that but I lmao at the thought!

Super Whopper
I can Has Cheeseburger
Posted - 2009.05.09 14:20:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: HankMurphy
smack that ***ch and get your pc back man


LULZ but he is the ***** who has been smacked.

Korrakas
Caldari
Legion of Ascension
Beyond Ascension
Posted - 2009.05.09 22:43:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Bigeasy
Originally by: Super Whopper
Edited by: Super Whopper on 09/05/2009 06:09:32
Originally by: Bigeasy
AMD is rubbish.


Your post is far worse than AMD.

I highly recommend buying AMD.

Phenom II 940
4870/4890
Gigayte motherboard
4-8GB RA

Great system that will last you two years, especially if you overclock. I have had my Q6600 for more than a year now and I won't be upgrading unless something breaks for another year at least and when I do upgrade I will buy AMD and not Intel. I love my 4870 and will definitely buy another AMD card as long as AMD keep making very affordable, yet powerful, cards.

Review of the 940.
Review of the 945 an 955.


AMD cards are powerful, but they are not built to last and the drivers will leave you scratching your head over how they fail so hard.

n-vidia cards on the other hand are built to last and give excellent performance and the drivers work like a champ.


you fail so hard and on so many levels that i am hereby revoking your license to give anyone, any advice about hardware EVER AGAIN


 

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