Putting A PC together.........

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by vic108, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    vic...
    looking at those specs im guessing ur trying to build a mid-end gaming PC?

    a 22" LCD has a native res of 1680 x 1050, which may make certain games look funny.
    the 8600gt also may struggle at playing certain games at that res.

    myself, i've always been AMD all the way.

    and do you really need the G15? if you dont use any macros or the built-in LED, its just a waste of money.

    also perhaps get a 2nd smaller hdd to use as a primary for the OS.
    the 250gb can be secondary for the programs / mp3s / etc.
     
  2. vic108

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    those are the specs RIGHT NOW of the system I built this winter.
    i've been doing alot of COD4 on-line lately, finding it a great way to unwind......


    so, yer saying get a smaller OS drive and a better VIDEO CARD?
    Which ones would you recommend?
     
  3. everdying

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    well, you can always stick with your 250gb primary drive.
    but having a secondary will be good so u can d/l stuff to it while playing games online without any stutter :p

    for video cards, the 8600 is fine.
    heck, i do fine with my ancient x1600pro in cod4 :p

    cod4 is based on the quake2 engine anyway, so yea its old and you dont really need that excellent a card to make it look great.
     
  4. SG Steve

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    If I were to change anything about that rig it would be the mobo and the vid card. Switch to a board with the 680 or 780 Nvidia chip. Both of those also do sli in case you decide to add a second vid card down the road. Change the vid card to either an 8800 GT 512 or a 9600 GT 512. The 8800 is a bit cheaper but the 9600 is newer. Pretty much the same performance though.

    I like cod4 also - But it's nice to be able to max out all the eye candy too....

    :coolsmiley:
     
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    COD4 seems to have problems with the 8800 card.
    i already know 2 who have, i think if you google you will find more :p
     
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    Thats odd..I'm running two of them in one pc and an 8800 Ultra in another and no probs..
     
  7. walter19882003

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    what you could do is build a dual boot system, with XP(definatly) and perhaps vista or somthing that you would use day to day.

    you can get a cheap video card that could do the job for COD4 perhaps a gforce, if you get a higher end graphics card then you can play other games, remember this is where alot of your money should go if you want a good gaming computer

    also consider a solid state disk for faster gameplay and loading time

    remember though at the end of the day everything has to fit in there and be compatible with everythin else
     

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