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Old July 29, 2008, 03:28 PM
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I was wondering what would be better for gaming? a workstation(i saw this awesome 2gb ram ati workstation video card it was sweet)? or maybe taking a server mobo and using that (utilizing the fact that i can have 2 cpus at once)
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Old July 29, 2008, 04:23 PM
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For gaming a good worstation with a core 2 duo like the e8400 or e8500 and a great graphic card like a ati hd4870 or a nvidia gtx 260 will play everything you want with full details (on a descent screen like 22" .... but not on a 30"). Server boards will give some problems with drivers since they are not made to play games.
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Old July 29, 2008, 05:10 PM
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ok thanks i always wondered why no one used 2 cpus instead of 1 :p lol imagine the power of a dual core at say 4ghz x2 lol sweet!
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Old July 29, 2008, 05:20 PM
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That is not entirely true. I am actually thinking of going dualCPU on my next machine. Sure it is not a huge increase in day to day applications, but there is a massive amount of RAW power available, plus the ability to install massive amounts of ECC RAM. There is also much less chance for hardware related crashing and failure. Server grade boards and RAM are very reliable.
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Old July 29, 2008, 05:25 PM
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ok thanks i always wondered why no one used 2 cpus instead of 1 :p lol imagine the power of a dual core at say 4ghz x2 lol sweet!
Just don't think that 2 cores @ 4GHz means the equivalent of an 8GHz processor. In multthreaded apps and games, you can see close to double the performance...but when you're just tooling around in Windows,etc.. you barely notice the second core. It helps if you're doing a Virus-scan while IMing and other things.. all at once(multitasking) though.
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Old July 29, 2008, 05:33 PM
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i love to multitask :p usually i will be working on a UT2k4 map then i will look on firefox for some stuff then i will get caught up in it and start watching videos and then i like to leave it all running when i play a video game so i can come back to it and when all those things are running i will have msn on. so ya i am a big multitasker kinda guy XD (that is a day in the life of my computer XD)
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Old July 29, 2008, 05:49 PM
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You might want to go with a quadcore CPU then. I like my quad, would never go back to dual.
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Old July 29, 2008, 06:07 PM
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lol sounds good see i thought quad core would be a good choice but everyone i know says they aren't but then again they may just not use the computer as much as me ( the computer is my third parent )
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