There is not much difference between all 3 specs as you can see but i was wondering which one would be better the first one is using nvidia GTX 660 2gb which i have been told is better then the Radeon 7850 2gb.
But the second spec will have crossfire as the motherboard has a built in ATI radeon 3000.The third spec will have 3 GPUs the built in ATI Radeon 3000 the Radeon 7850 and there is a built in AMD HD 7660D in
the cpu but then the cpu will only be a quad core instead of a six core. I was wondering your guys opinions as i know you know alot about PC's this is my first time building one and i have a limited budget. So which build is best?
Oh from what i heard Windows xp proffesional has full milticore processor support.
That is not correct. And the situation would be more that usually awful since an you are using an FX processor that even Win 7 needs to be patched to run well
and even worse the 32 bit version you are trying to install wont be able to use more than 3 gig of RAM, and that includes the RAM in the graphics card. If you did try XP 64 bit you'd have no drivers , or very hard to find drivers
DO NOT even consider XP as an option in 2013
Use win 8 64 bit
If you want an XP like start menu install classic shell
and none of those 3 builds would make any recommended list
mb with a 970 series chipset
2 x4 gig of RAM
500 watt psu
Windows XP Pro' has full support for Multicore processors. And 64bit versions of XP are available.
After SP2 yes it can use multicore processors , but not as well as vista , which cant use then as well as win 7 , which cant use them as well as Win 8
Its called progress and development
So its still insane to consider XP
Congrats on being a arise who doesn't know that x64 XP pro 64 bit can support up to oh wait it doesn't have a limit. And a 32 bit can support 3 gigs of system ram. The gpu can support what it has, the system will have no effect on it. Almost all gpu's with driver discs have one for XP Pro. He could get a much better GPU then a 7850. Go home you child.
While XP 64 bit can use multicore processors it cant use them well
It would also limit you to DX9 which cant multithread games well at all
Win XP 64 bit drivers for peripherals are usually non existent , so even if a graphics driver is available the system is likely to have limitations elsewhere
And a 32 bit OS can address a total of about 3.2 gig of RAM , and that includes all addressable memory including that on the graphics card
I believe your info is slightly incorrect. *most* high end GPUs run only on there own hardware. That memory is not bused via software but actually have a There own dedicated ram, given that your running xp it Will only accolade 192mb of VRam. If your running an older x32 application, it will only use 3gb of ram and up too 3.2gb of vram, depending on what it wants. However this behavior is not always true, it may wright to extra ram given it is a 64-bit application. While a 32-bit application my write over 3gb it cannot read, which may cause a ton of errors, likely to just crash. This means that windows xp pro x64 is similar to windows 7/8, only requiring less memory to run by its self.