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*Ultimate* Desktop PC Performance Guide

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*Ultimate* Desktop PC Performance Guide

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Quantum
02.11.2012 , 05:46 PM | #191
Quote: Originally Posted by nlayton View Post
Can anyone tell me a card that is equal to the nvidia geforce 9800 GT card? I have that card now and it works fine for me but the fan is going bad and they no longer make this card. I have a 400 watt power supply and the GT 440 is crap and very laggy. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

That would be like a Radeon 4830, but we'd also need to know if you are using AGP, PCI, or PCIe connectors to really be able to help.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...cs,2086-7.html

This is a great comparison chart, though it's from 2008.

For what you would be paying for a 4830, or a new 9800 GT (If you can find one), you can purchase a much better card.

I recently purchased a Radeon HD 5750

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Donbell
02.11.2012 , 10:10 PM | #192
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-x51/fs

i was thinking of getting one of these....do these work?

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Klordlotah
02.12.2012 , 02:35 AM | #193
kewl thx, made me upgrade to a better card atleast, helped me decifer what was accually better.

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blowmedown
02.12.2012 , 10:31 AM | #194
Quote: Originally Posted by Donbell View Post
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-x51/fs

i was thinking of getting one of these....do these work?
Bad choice.
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Xtreme_2000/

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Quantum
02.12.2012 , 12:17 PM | #195
Quote: Originally Posted by blowmedown View Post
I'll agree with you here, Alienware has dropped considerably in quality since Dell purchased them.

Better off either building yourself or going with one of the other reputable custom builders.

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nlayton
02.12.2012 , 12:19 PM | #196
Quote: Originally Posted by Quantum View Post
That would be like a Radeon 4830, but we'd also need to know if you are using AGP, PCI, or PCIe connectors to really be able to help.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...cs,2086-7.html

This is a great comparison chart, though it's from 2008.

For what you would be paying for a 4830, or a new 9800 GT (If you can find one), you can purchase a much better card.

I recently purchased a Radeon HD 5750
Thanks for the info but that card you said would require me to purchase a new power supply and I'm just wanting a card. Also, I am using PCIe

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Zadtro
02.15.2012 , 04:49 PM | #197
I am not very good with computers and i have done my best to learn. I am wondering whether this is a good build to play swtor and the odd other game here and there? Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks =]

My build is:

Intel® Core™i7-2700k Quad Core (3.50GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics
ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX (Motherboard)
16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 4GB)
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6770 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11
1TB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
COOLIT ECO II A.L.C ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller with upto 5 Fitted Case Fans

If i am doing something wrong please say. Thankyou for any responses =]

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crisisjedi
02.16.2012 , 03:42 PM | #198
i have Nvidia GTS 250 , is it white or yellow ??

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AnoriOlko
02.16.2012 , 04:40 PM | #199
Awesome!

Thanks man, this helped a lot for my new computer.

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hurja
02.18.2012 , 06:39 PM | #200
Quote: Originally Posted by Zadtro View Post
I am not very good with computers and i have done my best to learn. I am wondering whether this is a good build to play swtor and the odd other game here and there? Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks =]

My build is:

Intel® Core™i7-2700k Quad Core (3.50GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics
ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX (Motherboard)
16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 4GB)
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6770 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11
1TB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
COOLIT ECO II A.L.C ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller with upto 5 Fitted Case Fans

If i am doing something wrong please say. Thankyou for any responses =]
for gaming getting more expensive cpu than i5 2500K(as it overclocks really easy and quite a bit) is not generally worth the bang for buck because those cpu's have much added premium price for no real gaming performance. (if money means nada and you have deep pockets then go for it for who cares? .)

keep away from i5 2550K they look like old 2500K rejects with +100mhz and killed iGPU with added price for suckers.

i7 2600K is for video/photo editing with no real gaming benefit. i7 2700K is for little men with deep pockets and need to compensate for something.

use the saved money on cpu to better gpu. instead HD6770 get a HD6850 or HD6870. no idea on nvidia equivalents.

make sure to get GOOD psu. good psu doesnt need as many watts and is possibly the most important pice to have that is reliable. losing psu in action can possibly cost everything inside the case at the same time. i like my corsair psu but there are others too.

/2c