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Is this a good gaming configuration? And after mail in rebates it comes to $1330 or so (including shipping)
 

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Great. I'm almost positive its all compatabile. And if I need to upgrade later, I can simply buy a better graphics card once we switch over to DirectX10.

Does anyone know of some RAM thats just as good for less money? I still want 2GB, and for it to be compatible and quality, just maybe a dif. brand that sells it for cheaper, or less quality but still great.

Thanks.
 
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Ecto said:
Great. I'm almost positive its all compatabile. And if I need to upgrade later, I can simply buy a better graphics card once we switch over to DirectX10.

Does anyone know of some RAM thats just as good for less money? I still want 2GB, and for it to be compatible and quality, just maybe a dif. brand that sells it for cheaper, or less quality but still great.

Thanks.
check asus site for compatible ram, dont buy some off brand for gaming
 

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Just checking again, its all compatible right? And if I do get a better graphics card, I won't have to get OTHER new parts as well right: the RAM if stayed the same should last me along with everything else?
 

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bump....just 1 reliable comment and I can be done!
 
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Whats with the old graphics card? Go from almost top of the line to one that isn't even half as fast and not half the cost.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/05/the_best_gaming_video_cards_for_the_money/page4.html

In the future, if ya wanna show people a price list - name the things - then link them, makes things easier.. such as:

AMD 64 7000
ASUS P8GG Motherboard
4GB RAM PC8800
GeForce 10800 (What will happen after GF 9950 heheh)

Then newegg the links.
 

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My friend recommended waiting a few years to get the DirectX10 cards. Why use the money now.

So which one should I get instead: Radeon X1950 XT is what you said, but their is the Sapphire and DIAMOND version. Diamond is 30 bucks more. Whats the difference?
 
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The 8800 is the best card for DX9 games as of today. it will be a a year or two before DX10 really takes off, but haven't you even looked at Crysis? That is out in a few months.

Read the link I gave you.

A 1950xt is faster for a few buck more over the 7950.

Why use money now? That depends... for a completely new system with the budget, get it. If staggered upgrading, wait... (IE: I don't need a new video card today) - So even if you bough a $150 7600GT - wait 2 months for the 8800GS to come out at $300 - you'd have spent $450, rather than $400 and of course changing out hardware.

There won't be a speed bump from nvidia until ATI's DX10 cards come out in a month or so and how fast they are in comparison. What will happen is an 8600GT will come out that is almost as fast as an 8800GTS and will cost about $200~225... and if you bought a 7950GT - that would still be about $500 spent.
 

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yes, I know the XT is faster than the 7950. the 7950 is out of the options now.

I asked which of the XT did you mean, there is a sapphire and a diamond. The Diamond costs $30 more and I was wondering if I should get that over the sapphire.

I understand the 8800 is the best right now. And I understand that instead of paying 270+300 later, I could just pay 400 now and save some cash. But my budget is 1800 exactly, and thats if I want to go broke. I have a nice set-up, and now its just a matter of switching out cards (since everything else is compatabile). I didn't want to buy the 8800, because then I would be paying about $1500 total, not leaving much room for a nice monitor and operating system.

If you think its much better to get the 8800 now, I will.

But if not, then which of the the two: Sapphire or the Diamond.
I read the link you gave me.
 
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The 8800 is the best card for DX9 games as of today. it will be a a year or two before DX10 really takes off, but haven't you even looked at Crysis? That is out in a few months.

Read the link I gave you.

A 1950xt is faster for a few buck more over the 7950.

Why use money now? That depends... for a completely new system with the budget, get it. If staggered upgrading, wait... (IE: I don't need a new video card today) - So even if you bough a $150 7600GT - wait 2 months for the 8800GS to come out at $300 - you'd have spent $450, rather than $400 and of course changing out hardware.

There won't be a speed bump from nvidia until ATI's DX10 cards come out in a month or so and how fast they are in comparison. What will happen is an 8600GT will come out that is almost as fast as an 8800GTS and will cost about $200~225... and if you bought a 7950GT - that would still be about $500 spent.
yes the 1950xt is a bit faster, and i wouldnt worry about dx10 just yet, i would stick with the corsair ram, its one of the best out there.
 
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Ecto said:
yes, I know the XT is faster than the 7950. the 7950 is out of the options now.

I asked which of the XT did you mean, there is a sapphire and a diamond. The Diamond costs $30 more and I was wondering if I should get that over the sapphire.

I understand the 8800 is the best right now. And I understand that instead of paying 270+300 later, I could just pay 400 now and save some cash. But my budget is 1800 exactly, and thats if I want to go broke. I have a nice set-up, and now its just a matter of switching out cards (since everything else is compatabile). I didn't want to buy the 8800, because then I would be paying about $1500 total, not leaving much room for a nice monitor and operating system.

If you think its much better to get the 8800 now, I will.

But if not, then which of the the two: Sapphire or the Diamond.
I read the link you gave me.
for ati i aways stick with ATI or Saphire brand, but thats just me
 
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