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Would this system be any good for gaming?

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May 10, 2007 5:09:36 AM

Hi guys,

I wanted to get some opinions and also a suitable Motherboard if anyone knows?

Seagate 320GB SATA II HDD 16MB Cache $105
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ $246
Kingston DDR2 1GB x2 $130
Palit GeForce 8600GT Sonic PCIe $210
Cooler Master Elite RC 330/331 $79

Anyone used Palit GeForce? I've read some reviews about it there is %50 %50 good and bad reviews about it so im not sure what to do?

Any help is appriciated
Cheers,

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May 10, 2007 5:23:53 AM

Where are you finding the prices? They are high, you can get 2 GB of RAM for that price.
The 8600 is rated near/ slight about the 7300, replaces the 7600. Good, it is DX-10, bad, so what there are no DX-10 games. Pay less for a x1950 or 7900 and have a decent game card.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 10, 2007 6:43:41 AM

I agree. Unless these prices are Canadian or something like that, there are much better deals out there. The 320GB harddrive should be more like $85. If your going to spend $200 on a video card, get the x1950xt.

As for motherboard, I'd get a good s775 board. You should be able to pick up a good Asus or gigabyte board with a Intel 965 chipset. Obviously you can't use that 5600+ with it, so dump it for a 6300/4300/6320/etc. Depending on the app, most of these chips should be close to the 5600+ performance level, and will beat it once you overclock it to 2.6-2.8GHz. In the US, they sell for around $120-180 depending on the chip.

The only other advice I can give you is to dump the 8600 idea. Either buy a cheap card now to use while waiting for DX10, or get the 8800. Spending 75% of the 8800GTS to get half of the performance doesn't make sense.
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May 10, 2007 7:52:13 AM

Those are Australian Prices, but I wanna go ahead with AMD. I always had problems with Intel and I'm sick of it.
May 10, 2007 9:08:34 AM

hey dude, im aussie to so i can help u out on the prices of things k. Where'd you get your prices from originally?

And you should trust intel that they've done the right thing this time cause they have :)  and you'll be thankfull
May 10, 2007 9:09:25 AM

OK, no problem. I would look for a card in AUD$250 range, the 7900 or 1900 would be better and the 1950 better yet. Wait for DX-10 :) 
May 10, 2007 10:54:30 AM

Quote:
hey dude, im aussie to so i can help u out on the prices of things k. Where'd you get your prices from originally?

And you should trust intel that they've done the right thing this time cause they have :)  and you'll be thankfull

Thats one freaky dude in your avatar...

@OP: Long live Down Under! You're buying from MSY I guess? The prices appear to be the same. If you are buying at auburn, bring a book to read and a beer coz you are gonna be waiting a while in a line.
May 10, 2007 11:43:51 AM

Lol nah mate not auburn im gonna buy it from ultimo coz i live in the city and yes the prices are from msy
so u guys reckon i should buy intel, but then again i dont kno whats a good cpu and mboard for that either lol
May 10, 2007 12:59:05 PM

So ok here's the new one then

Seagate 320GB SATA II HDD 16MB Cache $105
AMD Athlon64 AM2 Dual Core X2 5600+ 940 PIN $246
KINGSTON 2GB KIT 800MHZ DDR2 NON ECC 240PIN UNBUFFERED DIM $200
512MB MSI 1950Pro VIVO 295$
Cooler Master Elite RC-330/331 $79
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe $185

105+246+200+295+79+185 = 1110$

Is it wise to use ATi Vga card on Nvidia chipset board? And is 512MB MSI 1950Pro VIVO good?
May 11, 2007 1:22:05 AM

Maybe I should get 256MB 8600GTS Asus coz the board has also nvidia chipset what do u guys reckon?
a b B Homebuilt system
May 11, 2007 2:22:31 AM

It makes no difference. What matters is that the card fits into the slot, in this case, the PCIe 16x slot. Sure, some chipsets perform better then others, but that makes no difference as to what card is in it. You buy cards because X GPU is faster then Y GPU, not becuase it was made by the same company that made Z device in your computer.
May 11, 2007 2:59:22 AM

I guess, 1 more question
How much difference would there be between 667MHz 2x 1GB Kingston Rams and 800MHz 2x 1GB Kingston Rams?
a b B Homebuilt system
May 11, 2007 3:09:24 AM

It depends on the FSB:RAM ratio. If you have that set at 1:1, and your FSB is stock, then both sets of ram would be running at DDR2-533. The advantage of buying the DDR2-800 over the DDR2-677 is that at 533MHz, you will probably get tighter timings. (3-4-4-12 instead of 4-4-4-15)
May 11, 2007 4:14:27 AM

heh:p  can i get that answer more dumb and a simple way
a b B Homebuilt system
May 11, 2007 5:05:09 AM

Then stop asking question then.
May 11, 2007 5:30:27 AM

huh? i just didnt understand what u were trying to say u dont need to get offended.. :( 
a b B Homebuilt system
May 11, 2007 5:53:11 AM

Then whats wrong with just saying you didn't understand?

After rereading your posts, please let me try again. No, you will see no difference between DDR2-667 and DDR2-800.
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