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  1. spankaveli

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    If i go 8800 instead of 8600 would a 512mb 8800GB be better than a 320mb 8800GTS or vice versa?
     
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    Go Intel Core2Duo unless you plan on overclocking it, and probably a 256-bit video card (not sure which models are).
     
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    8800GTS rev 2 (G92) > 8800GT > 8800GTS rev 1 > dog shit > 8600
     
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    For a gaming rig, start with the video card and build the system around it.

    A 512mb 8800GT would be the video card to get for COD4.

    As much as I have enjoyed my AMD processors get a P35 chipset board($100-$125) and a C2D processor. I'd suggest the E8400 but it may not fit your budget.
     
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    :ugh: go core 2 duo if you WANT to overclock
     
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    And holy shit 4 gigs of ram for 120? Shit! when I got my 1 gb stick ram of pc ddr2 800 it was $110 :( ...back in march 07. Still it freakin sux ass
     
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    he's hitting 1k before optical drives and hard drives. :hs:
     
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    would a 512mb 8800GT be better than a 320mb 8800GTS or vice versa?
     
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    just use his list as a base.
    start with the core components (cpu, mobo, ram, vid card)
    like i've said, if you don't need a quad, get a cheaper C2D.
    Intel > AMD right now.
    that gigabyte mobo on his list is fine. much stable compared to any nforce board.
    ram,... why 4GB? 2x1GB is more than enough.

    whatever is left,... pick a nice case, reliable PSU, and then the drives.

    that 320mb (or 640mb) 8800GTS rev 1 (G80) is old and will be phased out.
    the 8800GT has the newer G92 architecture so it's better.
    the 8800GTS rev 2 is also G92.
     
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    I have that mobo in my main system, and it's stable and all, has some nice features, etc. It's even decent for overclocking...not the best, not the worst, but decent. My 5000+ Black Edition is running at 3.2ghz aircooled right now with all four RAM slots populated.
     
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    Yes. I have the 8800GTS 320 currently. I recommend you buy a card from eVGA. If you live in North America or Europe, you have 90 days after you buy your card to trade it in for a better one and just pay the remainder price. You get full credit for the card you bought. With the GeForce 9 series literally a month or two away, it would make sense to take advantage of this program.

    No, I don't work for eVGA.
     
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