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April 9, 2006 11:23:07 PM

Im building another computer for my self, and going to put my old one to another use. This is what im thinking about putting in there:

CPU- Pentium D 950
Ram- DDR2800 2 gigs corsair
Graphics card- 7900GT or 7900GTX (still unsure)
HDD- 2 western digital WD2500KS in raid (stripping)
Mobo- was thinking P5WD2-E premium (but not sure, open for suggestions)

This computer is going to be mainly used for gaming. Will there be much of a difference going from one hard drive to a raid config? (stripping)

Im also trying to figure out if it would be worth it to go with the 7900gtx over the 7900gt. Will there be much of a performance gain between the two?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jason

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April 9, 2006 11:40:35 PM

The first thing I'd throw in there is a good after market HSF either a Thermaltake BigTyphoon or a Zalman CPNS9500LED (I think thats the model, if not its off the top of my head so give me a break :-) )
April 10, 2006 1:18:35 AM

Quote:
Im building another computer for my self, and going to put my old one to another use. This is what im thinking about putting in there:

CPU- Pentium D 950
Ram- DDR2800 2 gigs corsair
Graphics card- 7900GT or 7900GTX (still unsure)
HDD- 2 western digital WD2500KS in raid (stripping)
Mobo- was thinking P5WD2-E premium (but not sure, open for suggestions)

This computer is going to be mainly used for gaming. Will there be much of a difference going from one hard drive to a raid config? (stripping)

Im also trying to figure out if it would be worth it to go with the 7900gtx over the 7900gt. Will there be much of a performance gain between the two?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jason


If the system is mainly for gaming go AMD. AMD has up to 2:1 FPS advantage in some games over Intel CPUs.

Something like this:
Opteron 165/170 O/Ced or if you don't overlock X2 4400+
2GB DDR-400 RAM, Corsair XMS or OC Gold
WD/Seagate 250GB hard drive.. RAID makes no difference in gaming, striping speeds up large writes, not drive reading..

The 7900GTX has double the RAM (512 vs 256), as the GT and the advantage of the GTX is you will be able to play games in max settings for longer (say 6 months more). Is that worth double the price? Your call.

Motherboard: Asus A8N-E or DFI Lanparty Ultra D

PSU: Antec TruePower II 550W
Case: Antec P180
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April 10, 2006 10:21:20 AM

so the 4400+ would be a better chip for gaming? Hadn't considered that before.
April 10, 2006 11:56:31 AM

Ive built a few systems over the years and always used Nvidia. Im cautious to switch but it seems like it might not be a bad idea. the x1900XTX stacks up pretty close to the 7900gtx?
April 10, 2006 2:32:22 PM

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Ive built a few systems over the years and always used Nvidia. Im cautious to switch but it seems like it might not be a bad idea. the x1900XTX stacks up pretty close to the 7900gtx?


If you are considering between the two get the 1900XT and overclock it. the XTX is not worth the cost for the very small increases.
April 10, 2006 2:56:30 PM

yes get the 4400+ and the x1900 is much better
April 10, 2006 3:29:06 PM

Quote:
Im building another computer for my self, and going to put my old one to another use. This is what im thinking about putting in there:

CPU- Pentium D 950
Ram- DDR2800 2 gigs corsair
Graphics card- 7900GT or 7900GTX (still unsure)
HDD- 2 western digital WD2500KS in raid (stripping)
Mobo- was thinking P5WD2-E premium (but not sure, open for suggestions)

This computer is going to be mainly used for gaming. Will there be much of a difference going from one hard drive to a raid config? (stripping)

Im also trying to figure out if it would be worth it to go with the 7900gtx over the 7900gt. Will there be much of a performance gain between the two?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jason


If the system is mainly for gaming go AMD. AMD has up to 2:1 FPS advantage in some games over Intel CPUs.

Something like this:
Opteron 165/170 O/Ced or if you don't overlock X2 4400+
2GB DDR-400 RAM, Corsair XMS or OC Gold
WD/Seagate 250GB hard drive.. RAID makes no difference in gaming, striping speeds up large writes, not drive reading..

The 7900GTX has double the RAM (512 vs 256), as the GT and the advantage of the GTX is you will be able to play games in max settings for longer (say 6 months more). Is that worth double the price? Your call.

Motherboard: Asus A8N-E or DFI Lanparty Ultra D

PSU: Antec TruePower II 550W
Case: Antec P180


2:1 FPS advantage? It is not that big of a difference. :roll:
April 10, 2006 4:30:00 PM

looking good and the GTX will last longer and perform better so if you can afford it go ahead and do it
April 10, 2006 4:31:16 PM

Im very glad i posted here! you guys are a huge help, thanks!!!
April 10, 2006 4:54:12 PM

um, yes. I am for real.
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