View Full Version : Which Rig should I choose??
04-27-06, 05:08 PM
I have the oppertunity to buy one of these two computers, I was wondering which would perform better in games:
Geforce 7900GT 256mb
Athlon 64 x2 4200+ (mint processor)
Geforce 7900GTX 512mb (mint Gfx card)
Athlon 64 3500+
(this rig costs slightly more, but is still in my price range)
Does the processer make that much difference, I understand that dual core processors are very good, but is there that much need with a Graphics card of such caliber??:p
04-27-06, 05:36 PM
go with the x2 if the 7900gt isnt enough you can always go sli
04-27-06, 05:41 PM
The x2 costs less than the 7900GT though, plus I can't afford an sli mobo:( so I could later upgrade to a x2 processor if I wanted couldn't I?
The GT and x2 are more evenly matched, IMHO. With a 3500+, you'll be CPU bound and the GPU will be snoring.
The x2 and GT are also incredible for overclocking (see sig below :D)
go with the GT, youll notice a difference with an X2, but not with 512MB of vid ram compared to 256MB.
He doesnt have the option of going SLi. He is limited by that must be non-SLi chipset the motherboard on the computers for sale with THE GT.
How about the one with 3500+ ? Does that have a SLI ready mobo, PSU etc?
04-28-06, 12:19 PM
The one with the 3500+ will have the same motherboard, no sli. If I want a bit of a boost some time I'll just buy a x2 processor and an extra GB of ram, because all the other specs are more than enough. Plus it is a cheaper upgrade, because the next one up from the 7900GT is the GTX, it costs a hell of alot more.
True you could sell the 3500+ to get the x2 CPU ;)
04-28-06, 01:41 PM
Yep, I've practically already placed the order anyway :p
Cool. Let us know how it turns out!
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