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/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\- this guy is quite obviously and AMD fanboy... and though he has a couple of decent points...he is still too opinionated. an e8400 oc'd to 4.0 with a v8, or better cooling solution, will do as well, or better, than most AMD processors in MOST gaming situations. my e8400 hit 4.3ghz with the Same v8 that's on my i7 now.
yes there are a lot of intel sockets (2 of which you should be considering, IMO, 1156 and 1366), and AMD continues to make new processors to fit old sockets...and in turn...old chipsets.
AMDs being "easier" to overclock is another opinion. And how hot AMDs run in general was not mentioned either. I changed 1 number in bios on my P6T and receiced prime95 stability for 72 hours(at which time i stopped the testing) @ 4.2ghz on the i7920.
Intel chipsets being a joke is obviously another opinion.
Tripple channel vs. dual channel really amounts to the amount of dimms you want. Tripple has 6. so for about $240 I placed 12gb of ram in my system. and EFFECTIVELY use 8gb of ram with a ramdisk program.
as far as wow and Aion go, the faster your processor, the better.
when i crank my i7 back down from 4.0 to 2.66ghz, i notice a differece...and i'm runnin an 4890 with zerotherm cooler.
my wife has an ati 4770 and e5200 oc'd to 3.33 and maxes settings on both @ 1920x1080 if that tells you anything....
and on a $50 gigabyte board with pci-e 1.0, and a 400w PS.
not sure what the "cheapest processor that will support the video card" means either....
I've only built 100 or so pc's in the last 2 years...most of which can be called "budget gaming rigs"... or "home PCs that can play games"
Evaluate my gaming hardware and offer opinions
Hardware « General Discussion
10/11/09 12:16:57 AM
don't mess with a quad. You don't need it, and probably won't any time soon.
When you DO decide to do that major of an upgrade, just build a new rig.
An 1156 board with an ati 5850 are what my next build is gonna be based on. and it is gonna be mATX.
upgrade to some low latency G.Skill 800mhz ram (pc2 6400) and you WILL see an increase in performance.
2 x 2gb of that stuff is $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209
i've got an i7920 on an ASUS P6T w/ the V8 and ceramique, and it overclocked to 4.0 well..and maxes out at 60c..while stock speed on stock cooling maxed out at 80c.
if you play an MMO such as WoW or AION, get an SSD and put your 64bit OS AND the MMO(s) on the SSD...you WILL see a performance increase in those games.
get as much ram as you want..the empty slots are UGLY hahahah
2 5850's are overkill. get the 5870 and a nice sound card or a killer network card...though i've noticed NO improvement over onboard network controllers..ever.
I built my machine about 5 or so months ago...and LOVE it.
i'll let you look it all up if you want....
Thermaltake M9 case
4 x 120mm blue led Thermaltake fans (push 90cfm and come with speed controllers)
ASUS P6T Motherboard
12gb of Kingston HyperX ddr3 1600mhz
PowerColor ati 4890 fct. OC'd to 950/1050
OCZ XStream 800w w/ single 62amp rail
seagate barracuda 250gb HD
LG lightscribe drive.
it was not even NEAR 2 grand
shoot me an email and I'd be glad to help with your build, or build you one on newegg and email you the wishlist.
soon we will see the day when you don't even purchase data on disks or drives of any kinda.
u will have a keychain or card in your wallet that data can be transferred to via wifi.
You'll walk up to an interface at the store (i.e. Wally world) and choose the media you want transferred...whether it be music, movies, or software.
if it were served on location, transfer would be fast.
anyone know anything about the wireless charging stations ??? i saw it advertised on television yesterday
Aion: Newbies Silenced to Combat Gold Spammers
News & Features Discussion « General Discussion
10/02/09 12:54:16 PM
MAKE DRUGS LEGAL AND THE STREET PHARMACIST WILL BE OUT OF BUSINESS
I am playing now, but as of sunday i could only create toons on 1 server....
i wasn't able to participate in the headstart...i had to wait for retail box key, even thought i paid in full august 8th!...got it this morning and am loving it!