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Here we go again.....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nugget, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. nugget
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    Here we go again on the upgrade merry go round.

    I just got given an ATI FireGL V5100 graphics card, so now I need a motherboard, cpu and ram to go with it. I've had a quick look and found these for a decent price.


    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4 GHz, 2x4MB, inkl. CRYSIS Retail
    BX80562Q6600, 2.4 GHz, 2x4MB Cache, FSB1066 MHz, LGA775, ATX, 65 nm, Kentsfield, Quad Core, Intel Virtualization Technology

    Asus P5KC, Intel P35, Socket 775, 1333FSB, DDR2/DDR3 ATX 2.0, Sockel LGA775, Core2 Duo ready, Celeron, Pentium 4, Pentium D, Core2 Duo, Core2 Qaud. Zukünfigte Intel 1333MHz 45nm CPUs, P35/ICH9

    Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5D, 2x1GB, DDR2-1066, DOMINATOR
    TWIN2X2048-8500C5D, 2x 1024MB DDR2-1066 DIMM, perfekt aufeinander abgestimmt, high-performance Speichermodule speziell für FSB 1066MHz

    There goes the christmas bonus.:twisted:
     
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    Asus Motherboards, always a good choice in my opinion, don't forget to keep some money for your loved ones but then again you get 8GB RAM and get the Asus Striker Extreme and tell your family St. Nic forgot to come this year :twisted:
     
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  3. nugget
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    If I get 6K then I think it'd be okay to waste 1 for me.:twisted:
     
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    6k bonus? flipping heck! even coverting Euro to GBP is still a shite load of pennies!
     
  5. greenbrucelee
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    if you do get 6k then get the Asus Striker extreme its a quality board with 3 PCI ex 16 slots upto 8GB RAM, and will take LGA775 socket cpus and is extremley fast.

    Its SLi ready and will support the longest video cards out ther with out a problem.

    Happy upgrading :p
     
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    Just a quick question. I was looking on the net at the graphic cards specs and they look pretty good. I know that when we bought the card it was around 800 swiss francs. Earlier I was looking at getting an Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 Pro (AGP version), well until this card came along. Is it still worth using or should I look at the X1950?
     
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    what are you using the fireGL for because it's for gfx editing ?

    they use the same chips as the normal gfx cards except they are tweaked for open GL and you pay for the driver support on the software.

    grim
     
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    We were using it to run molecular modelling software and now we don't need it anymore.
     
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    personally I would choose Nvdia cards over ATi
     
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    fanboi alert! fanboi alert!

    Always, always, always go with the best performance for the price, provided the gear comes from a quality manufacturer. Blind allegiance to either nVidia or ATI, or to either Intel or AMD, without comparing the features and benefits of both, will cause you to either make a poor purchase decision or spend more than you should have for similar performance.
     
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    Any opinions as to the cards? Should I use the V5100 or wait a while and get a better one?
     
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    I just prefer Nvidia cards over ATi, but that could change if ATi brought out a card I liked.

    I would wait and get a better one.
     
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    That's why when I talk about "cards I prefer", I don't throw out a manufacturer name blindly... I say, "right now, I think the best card available (or, usually for me, the best bang-for-the-buck) is the model-number". Sometimes nVidia is on top... and sometimes ATI is on top.

    I like my ATI X850 XT... not a single problem. I can run newer games at nice frame rates and medium-to-high details.

    If I were to buy one today, at my price range, it'd still probably be an ATI. That said, I'd guess that it'd be an nVidia about a year from now, based on what's out now at higher prices.
     
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    I agree with Michael that it's generally better to go for the best bang for the buck. However, I've used both Nvidia and ATI cards, and unless there's a huge difference in price/performance, I'll probably get ATI cards in the future. Not because I'm an ATI fanboi, but because I've used both and like the drivers ATI provides better than the drivers that Nvidia provides. That could change in the future, but based on experience, that's the way I'd go if I were to buy a new card today. YMMV.
     
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    In reply to everyone, the Nvidia 8800GT card was released recently, they're as cheap as £130 in some places and they out perform the 8800GTS, which is around £240 or so, making them the 3rd best Nvidia card out next to 8800GTX Ultra and GTX but at a very competitive price.

    Intel are priced very well right now, £150 for quad core cpu's is fantastic.
     
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