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Do I need the best CPU, Memory to build a SUPER GAMING PC?

by anvil1021 / November 20, 2006 11:08 PM PST

I have been looking at all the dual core this that, Mobo 1 is great Mobo 2 is not good, memory speeds etc. 1 thing that I notice is that no matter what you do you got to have a good video card. That said, if I purchase a top of the line video card what level of PC can I get away with building to still have a great gaming PC. I have built several PCs in the past but I am having trouble keeping up with all the new hardware. Thank you for the help

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Gaming - the prolonged extreme system test
by Willy / November 20, 2006 11:20 PM PST

You're right, getting the best video card is far more important in gaming experience. Thus, the mtrbd. and ram should further support the video card for the optium experience. Even if you get a so-so mtrbd. but enough ram will be pleasurable experience. As for duo-core cpus, unless the game demands it, most won't really benefit or at least not as much as you think. But, it doesn't hurt to have duo-core for any other purpose. The best investment is to get 'namebrand' componets, like Nvida, Crucial ram, or those offering guanranted operation of the extreme kind. On top of all this a darn good psu really helps more than hinders. because gaming itself is so intense and demanding of a system its the best test for optium, so you need those optium componets, no ifs, ands, or buts. Also, don't forget cooling. Get cheap, expect cheap and even if it works for now, you will pay later with broken or failing system after x-days or months, it just does.

tada -----Willy Happy

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What is Super???
by spike56532 / November 21, 2006 12:08 AM PST

How much performance do you want?, Do you plan on using this system for a few years? What games do you intend to play? What do you think is a "great" video card?

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Maybe Super is too much?
by anvil1021 / November 21, 2006 11:25 PM PST
In reply to: What is Super???

Maybe Super is too much, I plan on playing HL2, PREY, Dark Messiah, D3,HITMAN BLDMNY, Silent Hunter3. I want to play these games on the highest settings for once.


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Gaming PC's..
by castingRod47 / November 24, 2006 7:30 PM PST

I built my first PC some months ago..and in the research read alot from gamers..
So if I might pass on some input..
PSU...600-watts minimum
RAM...2-4 GB's
..the rest is Processor preference..
some like INTEL..others prefer AMD..
Reviews have AMD over Intel on performance in Video Games..
There is a good website called I maybe wrong..Harware Central I think has the LINKS to all the sites.

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