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 Post subject: Re: Waiting for fraggers at Mile High, Spyder 999'd on me...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:49 am 
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Now that my contract is 6-month extended I think I can splurge and get a new gaming machine, I got owned again only I was stone cold sober and I think my machine is just too old and too slow, should be fun to jazz it up.  :P


I am leaning towards this solution, it requires me to buck-up but I dont have a lot of time these days.....anybody think I can save a significant amount going it alone ?

http://www.alienware.com/products/auror ... KU-DEFAULT

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What type of machine?  I'm working on building my own gaming machine and am looking for guidance.  I was looking at a barebones machine but was told that companies dump components they can't sell into these boxes.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting for fraggers at Mile High, Spyder 999'd on me...
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Blade,
What is your rig specs now? Also, what games do you plan on playing?

Which Alienware are you looking at? That site hurts my head!


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting for fraggers at Mile High, Spyder 999'd on me...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:00 am 
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bunkeR wrote:
Blade,
What is your rig specs now? Also, what games do you plan on playing?

Which Alienware are you looking at? That site hurts my head!



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    * AMD® Phenom™ X4 Quad Core
    * AMD® 790FX Chipset
    * ATI® Radeon™ HD 4870 X2
    * 800MHz DDR2 Memory
    * Killer™ K1 Gaming NIC

What do you think ?


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting for fraggers at Mile High, Spyder 999'd on me...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:11 am 
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Even though I am a die hard AMD fan, and have not bought an Intel processor since my 286 4mhz pc, every review I have seen lately has said that the Intel processors have a great advantage over the AMD processors.

So, if you have the bucks to spend, I would recommend an intel based system.

However, the reviews on the Radeon 4870 cards have put them in the lead over the Nvidia cards, and they are now owned by AMD.

It is a tough choice, but considering the price, I would probably still go with AMD.

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting for fraggers at Mile High, Spyder 999'd on me...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:15 am 
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This makes sense... my local 'chop shop'  which was always pushing AMD, has nearly disowned it for Intel.

I haven't done my homework but I found it odd that suddenly I didn't see the AMD/Athelon systems that were always showcased in the past.

http://www.atccomputers.com/Computer-Systems_c_10.html

the 'AMD' column on the left-hand side is completely blank.

Anyone else want to comment on this?  I am curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting for fraggers at Mile High, Spyder 999'd on me...
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What LiViD said is what I have been reading too. Intel is ahead of AMD right now in performance. I think I saw a good comparison on cpu's at Tom's Hardware and the higher end was most if not all Intel. If you are not looking for bleeding edge and want good value for your cash (especially in the current economic situation) AMD still could be a good value. In a recent add the top Intel cpu was 10x more money than the top AMD. The Extreme chips are always high priced initially.

Good luck in your new computer. I'm still running my AMD 64 4000 and am due for a new mobo, cpu, and memory. Maybe in the springtime.

Also, while checking out online vendors I suggest you check out www.resellerratings.com to get some information on how happy their customers are.

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