at last i think i have found my new pc wat ya think

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  1. mt_mckinlay

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    ok i rly think this is the one

    Standard Configuration:
    Windows Vista Ready
    AMD Athlon AM2 Dual Core 6000 x2 CPU
    Asus M2V Motherboard
    2 GB DDR2 RAM
    Choice of 256MB NVIDIA 7900GS PCI Express Graphics Card or 512MB ATI X1950Pro PCI Express Graphics Card
    18x Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
    250GB SATA Hard Drive
    5.1 Channel Audio
    Onboard 10/100 Ethernet - Broadband ready
    1 Year Return To Base Warranty

    ok one question do you need a sound card to run new games like bioshock
    and from wat you have all been saying i should get the 1950pro graphics card
     
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    Looking much better, although not sure which videocard is faster.
    Still if you want performance a C2D system will be faster than 6000x2. The AMD are no slouch though
     
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    The on board sound will be more than sufficient to begin with. You can always get a dedicated card later.
     
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    much better value buying an Intel Core 2 Duo

    try spending at least £60 on the motherboard

    graphics wise i know that the pcix x1950 512mb gddr3 beats the pcix7900gs 256mb gddr3 which also costs a fair bit more. the pcix 7900gs will not handle AA&AF at higher resolutions whereas the pcix x1950 pro 512mb gddr3 does.
    If you have a large screen (17" & up at full resolution) you will need the 512mb gddr3 ram. tests show that the x1950 512mb out performs the x1950 256mb versions considerably @ higher resolutions to the point where it's unplayable. the fact that this card doesn't have dx10 is not a big deal for the time being. but is more useful for vista users maybe you should consider the HD 2800XT if you can afford it otherwise i personally think the x1950 is a great choice

    make sure you get the right ram (e.g. non-eec unbuffered pc6400) if you can get at least 800Mhz ram (pc6400) and try to avoid any value ram especially if you plan to o/c

    if you can afford it look into 10,000 rpm sata II hdd
     
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    wel your spec range is decent enough for it to not be effected by use of onboard sound, but you would be even better off with maybe a audigy 4 especially if you have PC surround sound speakers:

    CREATIVE AUDIGY 4 GOOGLE PRODUCTS approx. £33
     
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    Can you u/g to a 500 gig drive?
     
  7. mt_mckinlay

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    im going to get this pc
    but i need to know 2 more things
    1)would i be able to use linux not windows and the graphics card still work?

    2)how much would you say this should cost?


    i would just like to say thanks for all your help
     
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    The 10,000 RPM HDD's like the WD Raptor, do not come in massive sizes therefore you'd most likely need a supplementary 7200RPM HDD with it.
     
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    i really need to know if i can run linux with this pc without having any problems
     
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    Linux is just an operating system and is normally less bloated than Windows. I don't see why you should have any issues.
     
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    seriously get the core 2 duo not amd
    and yes linux should work, there's no reason for it not to
    unless any of your components say i don't work on linux lol...
     
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    Try a bootable CD of Linux Unbuntu for ease Here. :thumbsup:
     
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    For the everyday to day use computer user, I doubt you'll notice the difference between a AMD dual core or a Intel dual core. Somehow I don't think word, Outlook or Opera is topping out both dual cores.:)
     
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    i am only assuming becuase he is planning to purchase a x1950 pro 512mb gddr3, which is one of the top dx9 gpu's for gaming, if he was word & opera only i would have thought he would not have bothered spending such an amount of money on gpu alone
     
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    If you're going to be gaming, i wouldn't use either of those 2 cards.

    What resolution are you going to be running?
    And don't forget, pretty much 99.9% of games don't run in Linux.
     
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    he said he wants to play bioshock and yes that is true a lot of games don't run in linux

    so u def should get x1950 pro 512mb gddr3

    u only need the 512mb gddr3 if you are going to game at resolutions higher than 1440 x 900

    however u could spend more and buy the HD 2900XT 512mb/1gb gddr4
     

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