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GoCompute

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We are building 2 new computers and this is what going in them:

Intel duel core 2.13 GHz LGA775
1-2 Gigs of ram
2600 GT GeForce or 7950 GT with 512 MB of ram
Gigabyte GA 9656-d53 775 Intel G965 Express ATX
500 Watt PSU
200-320 GB HD SATA
with a CD/DVD burner

Does this sound like a good computer system for gaming and graphic/video editing?
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I would go with the 2 gigs. and maybe an 8 series graphics card. As you'll be able to play the dx10 games. Also look at the cache of the HD and try to get a 16mb one. I went from a 8 to 16mb cache and my games loaded a lot faster. I think most of the bigger drives have 16mb cache anyway.

Make sure you get a quality PSU. Other than that it looks pretty good. Maybe for a cheap upgrade path, look at the SLI ready mobos. Buy an expensive graphics card now. Then wait till prices drop and you can pick up another for pretty cheap.
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Just a note here, ram is not the deependant factor of a graphics card, the more it has will not create a better card. This is just what the manufactures want your to think to get more money for a card when it'll perform the same.
For video editing I'd suggest the E6600 processor, while it is more you'll see a noticable difference. Wait till april 22nd, there going to be price cuts that'll be quite significant. Also you'll want a DX10 graphics card if your gaming and you'll probably want to wait a month for this because ATI is release thier products as well as the budget line of GPU's are about to be released by Nvidia.
Also, as Dryfter mentioned be sure your hard drive has no less the 16Mb as well as SATA 3.0GB/s.
James

Edited by james_8970, 02 April 2007 - 11:48 AM.

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We upgraded to some newer stuff and I told the computer place your advice. Our computers are much better now! Thanks everyone!
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Glade to hear it, just out of curiosity what did you end up with, how's it running?
James
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