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Poll: cheaper video card or cheaper mobo??

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February 5, 2007 1:21:33 PM

I want to build a new pc, i've decided pretty much what I want, but I can't decide if I should choose a cheaper video card with an asus p5b deluxe or should I go with a cheaper mobo and buy a 8800 gts??

I will be playing games, ripping, and all that.

future specs:
intel e6400
1gig ddr2 800 (for future dual channel)
antec neohe550

Now the question is: should I go with the asus p5b deluxe with the ati x1950xt for now, or go with a cheaper mobo and buy the 8800GTS?

thanks for suggestions
February 5, 2007 2:39:02 PM

To me, the motherboard is the most important decision when building. It's easy to upgrade video cards.

A good motherboard should last a few years relatively speaking. If it was me, I would put the money into the motherboard. Not too mention that the 8800's are the first gen DX10 cards. They will only get better.

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February 5, 2007 3:30:44 PM

Cheaper mobo + 8800 GTS = faster gaming.
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February 5, 2007 3:33:07 PM

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Cheaper mobo + 8800 GTS = faster gaming.


I agree. If you want to "GAME" get the good video card and a cheap board that you can upgrade later. :) 
February 5, 2007 3:51:10 PM

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To me, the motherboard is the most important decision when building. It's easy to upgrade video cards.

A good motherboard should last a few years relatively speaking. If it was me, I would put the money into the motherboard. Not too mention that the 8800's are the first gen DX10 cards. They will only get better.

/2cents added


Fully agree, your mainboard is the backbone of your pc.Do not skimp on this. Graphics card can always be upgraded in the future
February 5, 2007 6:09:56 PM

You can go for something like a Gigabyt DS3, and 8800GTS.

Mobo has no impact on gaming, so 8800GTS + "cheaper" mobo will result in better gaming performance than X1950XT + P5B Deluxe or "more expensive" mobo.
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