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Old 23rd August 2006, 15:29   #1
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Budget System Building Guide Summer 2006

Long time Madshrimps reader Rutar shares his Budget System Building tips in this guide:

Looking to upgrade your PC? Now would be a good time, with fast hardware available at affordable prices we take an in-depth look at how you can speed up your machine without breaking the piggy bank

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Old 24th August 2006, 22:20   #2
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7600GT as best buy ?

You should really check out the 7300GT GDDR3 cards, in sli they should outperform the 7600GT.

Above all, it's cheaper
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Old 24th August 2006, 22:24   #3
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two 7300GT cheaper then 7600GT? you're forgetting about SLI motherboard for Core 2 which doesn't come cheap and only supports DDR2.
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two 7300GT cheaper then 7600GT? you're forgetting about SLI motherboard for Core 2 which doesn't come cheap and only supports DDR2.
Yeah, I'm only talking about the vga's here

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Grafikkarten NVIDIA PCIe
GF7300GT Sonic (ArtNr: JAXHNQ)
GF7300GT Sonic (256 MB GDDR3)
€ 84,-*
€ 168,-*

Normally a x2 should be enough for the 7300gt's, although core 2 will give it a huge boost.
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sure you can build a very very cheap office system right now with some onboard VGA and a S775 P4 for less than half of what you would spend on the "budget system building guide". it will last you a few years to come too.

but I think the problem is that those people who would be interested in those very very cheap system, don't know how to build one, don't know that there are guides out there which explain them how, and thus they will trust their local shop/friend/family and buy a cheap dell
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I don't see where you're going right now ... :wtf:

Of course you can always build cheaper and cheaper systems. But that's not really the intention.

Let me put it this way: if you have a motherboard without the SLI/CF feature, go for a single 7600GT, but if you dó have a SLI/CF motherboard, a 7300GT ddr3 sli solution is more useful, as well as for the performance as for the price.
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not cheaper dude; you can't beat the value/performance of the 7600GT

€144: http://www.alternate.de/html/product...l?artno=JAXHNA

2x7300GT is more expensive; not all games react good to SLI; you are stuck with your choice of GFX (if you already buy 7300GT... if you upgrade... you need to get rid of both) it takes up more room, less pratical, and in general, unless you are buying the highest end in SLI/CF, it's bad value

you are free to prove me wrong
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I'll take that literally

Tomorrow, my dfi sli-dr arrives and I'll test my two 7300gt's right away.

€144 <-> €84x2=€168 : 24 euro difference. I guess the difference in fps will be a lot for 24 euro
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check your mail

ps: http://www.techspot.com/review/6-gef...i_performance/
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nice work rutar, I like it.
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