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Krumlink

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Just ordered parts for my soon to be new computer. I planned on doing some gaming with the computer, so I got a decent Vid Card:
AMD Phenom II x2 Callisto 3.1Ghz
G.SKILL DDR2 1066 2GBx2
WD caviar black 640GB SATA 3.0 (with uv green sata cable)
ZOTAC 9800GT
ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 770 mobo
SAMSUNG combo drive

Should be here by friday (eastern time zone)
 

Chippie

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With a hardware spec like that it ought to cut the mustard as they say...:D

What OS ? Vista I guess..

Good luck with the build.. :)
 

blueroomelectronics

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Wait till Windows 7 64bit becomes the norm, then switch to 64bit. The speed improvements are marginal with Vista 64bit unless the application is a 64bit app.
 
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HiTech

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Since you seem to be geared towards gaming, forget the 64-bit $hit and stick with 32. The 9800GT card is a venerable performer. I have the a 9800GTX by XFX and what a sweet card it is. Finally, I can set all of my game's settings to maximum and get frame rates of 70+ to over 90 at times. My Audigy 2 card also provides EAX sound for very good dimensional sound. The downside is there's a new BIOS release for my Asus mobo that allows for improved RAM and GPU graphics. I hate to fiddle with installing the BIOS however I could then install that extra gig of Corsair ram I have on hand.
 

blueroomelectronics

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My ancient BF1942 game doesn't strain hardware.
If anyone else plays it I'm Captain Crunch CDN and I play Midway maps.

Crysis looks great too.
 

Pommie

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Well, I used my wifes laptop earlier today. Wow, was that slow, I was just manipulating some files off of a digital camcorder. To be completely honest it was unusable. So, I'm going to do the decent thing and get myself a new, all singing, all dancing, computer. She will of course get my old one.:D

Background info, the laptop in question was bought in the UK in (I think) 2001.

So, the important question, are the GTX video cards worth the extra?

Mike.
 

HiTech

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The onboard video on the ASUS M3N78 is fast enough for video editing and you can always plop in a geforce card.
NLE is static video compared to modern gaming graphics.

As for BF1942 I have the online demo of it, but I have the full version of BF2. I prefer modernized warfare.... you know ... guns with resin stocks or a Barrett .50cal., compared to an M1 or a Thompson! FFOW is my fav but it's poorly supported and offers no mission editor. What a shame... KAOS dropped the ball big time on that game ... a map editor would've made it a killer game. Far Cry 2 is lame IMHO. COD 4 is ok but small, confined maps. I'm a sniper .... the old Novalogic DF2, DFLW, DFXtreme, DFBHD were good sniping games but their graphics were sub-par. FFOW uses the UnReal engine for its graphics.
 

HiTech

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Oh I see my enemy quite well .... either through a riflescope or the use of nightvision! ;)
 

Krumlink

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I have zero problems with vista 64 bit. I see no issues with it, and it works great. What is the big deal. Every program I have runs on it at rediculous speed (crazy fps in CoD5) and it stays very cool. I am leaving this forum and going on to Overclockers Forums - Powered by vBulletin that will be my permanent residence.
 

Mikebits

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My ancient BF1942 game doesn't strain hardware.
If anyone else plays it I'm Captain Crunch CDN and I play Midway maps.

Crysis looks great too.
I use to play BF1942, I played under the alias Smacklemeelmo :)

Captain Crunch Sounds familiar.
 
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Mikebits

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I still play the 5th Midway maps.
5th? I never played beyond the first and I found it somewhat a bore. I preferred maps like Stalingrad and Berlin. More in your face maps than the airplanes and ships. :D
 
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