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Old 10-15-02, 02:59 PM   #13
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Default penguinjim: good points...

Some really good points were made regarding this class of system...

I started the "Still Gaming happily with a T-Bird" thread. Thanks for your input everyone... exactly the kind of good banter I wanted. Yes, the newest products are amazing in their abilities, but a big percentage of nVidiots have scaled back rigs, and they crank'em to get MUCH VALUE out of them. If a gaming sub-community can become known and respected for practices like those, it will allow more and more entry level users who don't know much about gaming to enter the fray with confidence...

3ghz range XTREME OVERCLOCKERS... lucky people with more resources/time/money than "1.5-2ghz range GAMERS", who have more time/money/resources than "1.1-1.6ghz VALUE GAMERS", who have more money/resources/time than "600mhz-2.4ghz CASUAL GAMERS"... who have a high turnover rate and actively buy/recycle/buy/recycle EVIL EVIL CONSOLES AND CONSOLE GAMES... jk really...

...such a huge freq. range for "casual gamers" cuz some have old, some have new, and some have Dell, which is something in between.

And before somebody flames me for this, yes, I know xtreme gamers/overclockers with 800mhz Athlon Classics (Unreal 1 - heads)... but their percentage seems low enough (no offense at all) to leave out of the aforementioned spiel.

If "gamers" and "value gamers" can become 1 front, more and more "casual gamers" will actively pursue this "sport" due to ease of learning... something fostered and pushed succesfully by this merged niche market. Yes, I'm SOOOO rambling.

...Elitism and value gaming combined could bring so many more people into computer gaming AND nVIDIOCY...

For reference, my DDR T-Bird @ 1.33 gets a 9390 3dmark, and I've bitten and scratched for every piece of this iteration of my system. I'm proud of my accomplishment.


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