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March 7, 2009 1:52:23 PM

Hey,
I have a motherboard witch supports Sli but has a Intel Pentium 4 2,8ghz processor.
I was thinking to get 2x Geforce 9800GTX or 2x 9600GT in it, But is this smart ? or should i better get a pc with a better Proccesor, for fast gaming ?

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March 7, 2009 2:20:26 PM

riepdiep said:
Hey,
I have a motherboard witch supports Sli but has a Intel Pentium 4 2,8ghz processor.
I was thinking to get 2x Geforce 9800GTX or 2x 9600GT in it, But is this smart ? or should i better get a pc with a better Proccesor, for fast gaming ?


you would be better off buying an inexpensive dual-core and a mid range card, you would get 10x the performance you would than with the scenario you speak of.. those video cards will be bottlenecked vastly by that CPU if you plan on playing newer games. I'd suggest a pentium D E5200 if you are on a budget.. definately upgrade your processor to something newer if you plan on getting one of those graphics cards.
March 7, 2009 2:55:13 PM

chin311 said:
you would be better off buying an inexpensive dual-core and a mid range card, you would get 10x the performance you would than with the scenario you speak of.. those video cards will be bottlenecked vastly by that CPU if you plan on playing newer games. I'd suggest a pentium D E5200 if you are on a budget.. definately upgrade your processor to something newer if you plan on getting one of those graphics cards.



Well i could get an Pentium D on this m'board... would that be better ?
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March 7, 2009 3:59:35 PM

how much are you looking to spend?
March 7, 2009 4:07:07 PM

chin311 said:
how much are you looking to spend?


eehmm like 250 max ?
March 7, 2009 4:10:58 PM

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March 7, 2009 4:12:36 PM

just get a e5200 and a 9800 gt or 9600 gt imo.
March 7, 2009 4:40:19 PM

chin311 said:
just get a e5200 and a 9800 gt or 9600 gt imo.


Can my M'board support E5200 than ? or just Pentium D ?
Cpu support list says Pentium ED-965 max ?
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March 7, 2009 5:55:46 PM

We need a lot more info to really be of help to you.

Is your system a custom build or an OEM? What is the specific motherboard on the system? What type or memory does your current system use? Do you have a retail version of Windows you can reuse? What is the wattage of your existing power supply?

Simply from a power supply standpoint you may be limited to something like a Radeon HD 4670. If you have the 'juice' a Radeon HD 4830 would be an excellent choice from both a price and performance standpoint over a 9800gt - and the HD 4830 will most likely OC up to a range of performance similar to the HD 4850.

A new motherboard may require a new version of Windows - and possibly new RAMs. If your current system uses DDR2 you might want this:

X2 7750 Kuma / Biostar 790gx combo: $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

That would leave you $100 for an HD 4830.
March 7, 2009 6:35:48 PM

Wisecracker said:
We need a lot more info to really be of help to you.

Is your system a custom build or an OEM? What is the specific motherboard on the system? What type or memory does your current system use? Do you have a retail version of Windows you can reuse? What is the wattage of your existing power supply?

Simply from a power supply standpoint you may be limited to something like a Radeon HD 4670. If you have the 'juice' a Radeon HD 4830 would be an excellent choice from both a price and performance standpoint over a 9800gt - and the HD 4830 will most likely OC up to a range of performance similar to the HD 4850.

A new motherboard may require a new version of Windows - and possibly new RAMs. If your current system uses DDR2 you might want this:

X2 7750 Kuma / Biostar 790gx combo: $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

That would leave you $100 for an HD 4830.


Hey, thanks for this help :D 
I will give all info of what i currently have.
I've got an Asus P5N32-Sli Deluxe Motherboard.
With an Pentium 2,8Ghz cpu on it witch i got for free.
I have a 750Watt power supply witch is SLI compatible.
And planned to get 2-4ghz ddr2 667 Ram
But my question is, does this motherboard support Pentium Duel Core or Core 2 Duo ? because Asus cpu support list says they're not, but somewhere i read that someone got an e6600 working stable...
And what you say ? Is it better to get an Ati card than a Nvidia Geforce ?

Greets!
March 7, 2009 6:42:02 PM

oww and Yeah, i have an Retail Windows Vista 64 bit Home Premium version
And this is going to be a custom build pc.

Already thanks for the help =D
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March 7, 2009 7:42:35 PM

riepdiep said:
Can my M'board support E5200 than ? or just Pentium D ?
Cpu support list says Pentium ED-965 max ?

No, your mobo justs supports Pentium Ds, based on the netburst (pentium 4) architecture. Pentium dual- core is a newer brand based on the core architecture, so you should also be upgrading the motherboard (pentium Ds are no go).
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