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  1. So guys....... Ultimately would you get the GTX 260 (216 core) or the Radeon HD 4870 (if the price was exactly the same, because it is for me)
  2. GTX 260 (216 Core) or Radeon HD 4870
  3. They both do, but like I said, I'm not going to do any multi-GPU anytime soon. And because Im a NVIDIA guy, I wont be doing Crossfire. I don't use IEEE 1394a (firewire) so I'm not worried about that. Looks like the 790GX it is then On a side question, Because it has the AMD chipset (on either board), I wouldn't be able to do SLI with NVIDIA cards, if I decide to in the future, would I? (Just out of curiosity)
  4. Alright guys, another quick one (well, hopefully quick) The 790FX vs. 790GX I dont plan on doing any SLI or Crossfire (even though Im a NVIDIA guy) The best 790FX borad I can find is the DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RSH. Its running for about $169.99 right now. If I get a 790GX board, I can get the DFI LANPARTY DK 790GX-M2RS for about $140. Becasue I dont plan on using any Crossfire setup (I dont believe I would be able to use SLI with this mobo anyway), is it better to get the 790GX and save $30?
  5. I'm seeing that the LANPARTY DK 790GX-M2RS is Phenom II AM2+ compatable on these forums and on a few other sites but I dont see that on their site, or on newegg. I found a hint that with a BIOS update its possible, but I just want to verifty that info. Do you guys know anything about that?
  6. Alright ladies and gentelmen, Lets see what kind of RAM you guys use? There is alot of RAM out there, and I think it would be cool to see what we all use.
  7. Im running at 1680 x 1050 on a 22" widescreen monitor atm, but plan on getting a 24" widescreen in the next yearish and upgradin to the 1900's resolution for widescreen monitors. I know the 955 will be a AM3 chip, which is why I am thinkin of just getting a mobo that is AM2+/AM3 compatable if I do go with the 940. (that way if another sweet AM3 chip comes out in a year, I can still put it in my mobo). The GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P & ASUS M4A78-E allow for a AM2+ and AM3 chip. That way I could get the 940 now adn then get a AM3 chip later. Now I wouldn't be able to get DD3 RAM with those boards, but I could get AM3 chips. ATM, the GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P seems to be the best AM3 board available (with not paying $200). Maybe when the 955 is released, better AM3 boards will be released. As far the $350 price, Im talking about the GTX 285 or the GTX 295 cards. (which those I have seen be like $450)
  8. Alright guys, Here is my issue. my current rig went outdated in about 1 year (but I didn't get anything near top of the line stuff). I want this baby to last me for at least another 2 years (maybe 3) before considering upgrading. I know that the GTX 260 isn't the best, but I dont have $350 to spend on a graphics card. I've seen estimates for the 955, and its about another $50-$60 compared to the 940. Then I would have to spend another $40ish for the DDR3 RAM. Again, I dont want to be spending a TON, but I don want to even think about updating for at least another 1 1/2 or 2 years. I know DDR3 is cutting edge, but is it worth the extra $$$? Or is it even worth upgrading (even if money wasn't a factor)? Ive seen on other sites that people are urged to make the switch to DDR3 chips because DDR2 is dying out (kinda like how DDR did). What do you guys think? I could always wait until April 20th for the 955 to release and see what mobo's there are for AM3 and hopefully there will be a better mobo available and maybe the DDR3 RAM will go down in price by then, to a point where its only a little more to upgrade. Also, do you guys feel the AM3 chip is better compared to the AM2+ chips? Would it be a good idea to get a motherboard that has AM2+/AM3 capabilities so that I can maybe get the 940 now, and maybe in a year when a sweet AM3 chip comes out, I can put it in there? I dont plan on OCin right off the bat, but I do plan on doing it someone soon afterwards, so I want good OCing capabilities. I guess an easy way to put it is "I want the biggest BANG for my buck" :thumbs-up:
  9. If I go with AM2+ (AMD Phenom II 940) I would get: Motherboard - ASUS M4A78-E or ASUS M4N72-E Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Graphics Card - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - OEM Power Supply (I already have this) - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC If I go with AM3 (AMD Pehnom II 955) I would get: Motherboard - ASUS M4A78T-E or GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P or GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Black Edition Graphics Card - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 RAM - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel if I got DDR3 1600 (Depending on the mobo I get) or G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel if I got DDR3 1333 (Depending on the mobo I get) HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - OEM Power Supply (I already have this) - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC What do you guys think of these builds? Also, reguarding the Motherboards, which one would you guys get for each build? Even if you have a suggestion for a different board, let me know. I should be buying this build in a few weeks and wanted some input. Thanks for all the help. *EDIT* I updated the links for the Graphics card. Apparently newegg de-activated the card I was going to get.
  10. Alright guys, its time to test your knowlege. Im going to be purchasing a new build soon. I have the $$$ to buy it, but I know that the new AMD Phenom II x4 955 (3.2ghz AM3) comes out on the 20th of April. I can get the Phenom II x4 940 (3.0Ghz AM2+) right now along with a AM2+ board. I know that AM3 is already out and I dont know if it would be: 1) A good idea to wait about 3 weeks and get AM3 now because its newer and I wont have to upgrade as soon 2) A good idea to get the 955 in April (wait about 3 weeks) but it should cost about $50 more to get compared to the 940 3) A good idea to get AM3 for the DDR3 ram which cost about $100 instead of $60ish What are some suggestions for some AM2+ boards you guys might have? What about some AM3 boards? What is your opinion? Thanks alot
  11. If anyone else is having this issue. I found the answer. It only took about 3 hours of seraching the web last night until about 2am, but I found it. First, Verify that this "fix" is correct in your registry (on Vista). It turns off the DHCP Broadcast Flag. I think this is mostly an issue if you can not obtain a IP from your DHCP, but either way, I have this fix set on my Vista machine. Registry Fix Second, Open command promt and run "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) and check to see what the "Node Type" is for your host (Vista and XP). My Vista labtop was somehow set to Peer-To-Peer instead of Broadcast/Hybrid for a small LAN w/o a WINS. My XP Desktop was set to Unknown instead of Broadcast/Hybrid. Becase I dont have a WINS on my network for Address Translation, if you leave Unknown on, it is treated as a Broadcast/Hybrid, so I left it set as Unknown, but you can change it. Use this link to check what the setting you have means and verify if you need to change it and how to change your type of address translation. Address Translation on a LAN I cant tell if it makes a difference, but I installed the LLTD Responder on my XP Desktop. I think all it does it allows the XP machines to show up on the Full Network Map on Vista, but I dont know if it assisted in the viewing of my computers. Either way, here is a link to the installer LLTD Responder Installer To think, one stupid little setting made it stop working. Vista just needed 1 Registry Value deleted, and on XP you might just need a number changed. Litterally ONE NUMBER! Stupid Windows!
  12. Alright, so I have a Vista Home Premium Laptop (x86, 32-bit) that has been working FINE up until today. For some reason, it now wont let me connect to my desktop or anything else in the network. It connects to the network just fine, but wont see any of the computers in it. I installed the vista network map thing on my desktop (which is XP Pro 32-bit) and the network map thing on vista sees it there. They can both ping each other, and the router, and I have rebooted EVERYTHING (computers, switch, router) multiple times. The laptop wont let me see ANYTHING else on my network, but my desktop will let me see everything on the network (including the laptop) but it wont let me connect to the laptop, its saying that its an invalid address. It has NEVER done this since I got the laptop back in December. Everything is on the same workgroup (workgroup) and there are only the windows firewall installed. Any ideas??????
  13. ASUS M4N72-E Motherboard So, after reading up on this board, I see that there are a few issues that some people are complaining about. 1) 4 Sticks of DDR2 1066 makes the board unstable and you have to run the sticks at 800. 2) Doesn't play well with Windows XP 64-Bit (didn't see anything about vista 64-bit), the SATA ports shut down to about 10% of speed and only a cold-reboot can fix it 3) A few compaints about PCI-Ex16 2.0 ports being DOA 4) NVIDIA RAID drivers not very acceptable (speed-wise) 5) Some sticks of DDR2 1066 wont run at true 1066 speeds no matter what 6) No RAM timing adjustments (I dont use it, but I dont know if I will later on) Have you heard anything about this borad and/or any problems it may have? Is it worth buying? My next best guess would be to get either: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P Motherboard or ASUS M4A78-E Motherboard If I went with a AM2+ Chip Or, I can wait for the new 3.2Ghz AM3 chip to come out and get GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Motherboard What do you guys think?
  14. I have a special deal coming from EVGA. Is there any difference between these two cards? From what I can tell, nothing...... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130433 All I can find is that the second card has a HDMI adapter, thats it.
  15. Alright guys, so which would you go with. I know EVGA makes pretty good cards (Newegg has the EVGA card listed above at 5/5 eggs w/ 91% of 221 votes being 5 eggs) I know BFG does also, but this card is listed at 4/5 eggs with 77% of 22 votes being 5 eggs. I dont want to just focus on ratings, but when I see that many votes with 5 eggs adn the other card not having so many, it just makes me think, you know? I read the responces on the BFG card. There was one response that had issues with screen res on cold boots. Another issue was about BFG Support/rebate/RMA Another was about bad casing on the card itself. Again, I dont want to not get this card just because of ratings, but its something to consider. So, who would you go with? The EVGA card or the BFG card?
  16. Alright, I'm upgrading my old 8800 GTS to a new card with the upgrade of other components of my computer. I'm currently looking at getting a GTX 260 w/ 896mb of memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130370 With all the other components of my build, I'm looking at like $700ish already, and I don't want to spend a ton more. If there is another card that I can get that would be better for a little more money, I would consider it. Again, I don't want to spend a ton more, but if I can get a better card that I wont have to upgrade so fast and that wont cost me a ton more, GREAT! Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thank you VERY much for any advice you might have.
  17. So, in all reality, is it worth the (hopeful) 1 month wait for the 3.2Ghz AM3 quad-core chip and another $50-70 for the chip, and another $40ish for the DDR3 RAM? Or, should I just get the AM2+ 3.0Ghz quad-core w/ DDR2 RAM? And from the post above, Im assuming that waiting for the 8-Series chipset isn't worth the wait? I mine as well ask it in this post also..... Im planning on getting a GTX 260 w/ 896mb of memory. for about $190 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130370 I know that's a good Graphics card, but does anyone else have any other possible suggestions? Im already looking at about $700ish with the build Im upgrading to (processor, ram, mobo, HDD, and ghx card) and I don't really want to spend a ton more than that, but if I spend just a little more to get a better card that is worth the extra money, I will consider it.
  18. Let me rephrase my question...... When is the 8-Series chipset (North bridge chipset) suppose to be released? EDIT: I guessed someone beet me to the punch.
  19. 1) Who knows the expected price of the New AMD AM3 3.2Ghz Phenom II? 2) Does anyone know when that chip is expected to be released? I saw April 20, is that true? 3) When is the 800-Series chipset expected to be released? 4) I know its suppose to be a lot better than the 700-series, but by how much?
  20. Alright, Let me ask you this. Do you guys think that the price difference between DDR2 and DRR3 (also considering the price of mobo, and whatever else is worth it? I know the AM3 chips are pretty much just a AM2+ chip w/ DDR3 support. I just dont know if the DDR3 is worth the price
  21. Im looking to upgrade my computer to new equipment. ATM Im looking at the following: Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131367 Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103471 RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231166 Ghx Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130370 My first question would be: Do you think I should get the Phenom II x4 in a AM2+ chip, or is it better to get a Phenom II x4 in a AM3 Chip??? The AM2+ chip is a 3.0Ghz while the AM3 is only 2.6Ghz. I know that AM3 really only now supports DDR3 RAM (the biggest advantage that I know of) Is it better to get the AM2+ chip listed above, or get this AM3 Chip (see below)? I know i would have to get DDR3 RAM which is more expensive, and I don't really want to spend much more than I already am. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103650 My second question would be: Do you guys think this build is good? Have any suggestions?
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