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  1. mattymajor is offline << >>
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    Talking new pc...

    im sure this could run TDU (: but if it wont (by some miracle) it cant please tell me...

    CPU:
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 CPU @ 3.0GHz 1333FSB 6MB L2 64-bit
    Motherboard:GigaByte GA-EP45T-DS3R Intel P45 Express CrossFireX Chipset LGA775 FSB1600 DDR3/1600 Mainboard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, &7.1Audio
    Memory:(2x1GB) PC8500 DDR3/1066mhz <-- Yes. DDR3
    Video Card: Nvidia GF 9600GT 1GB Pci-e 16x
    Hard Drive:320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

    hopefull will get this next month... not bad considering its only £550 (built to order)


  2. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Looks good, and looks like you would meet the specs, personally I would leave DDR3 til the new Intel processors come out middle of next year as they are rumoured to be oct core (yes 8 cores) and will only run with DDR3 and I belive they are 32nm aswell.

    But that I think will give you enough oomph to run TDU, heres the TDU requirements list and you seem to have better than is listed

  3. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    ^ core i7!!!

    nodz is right, drop your ram to ddr2 at least 800mhz and the rest is fine.

  4. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Yeah, you might want more than 2gb for gaming and Vista. I had 2gb and that was on the verge of an update, so I just bought another 2gb. I idle on 1.5gb as I have the Sidebar, Ojectdock, itunes and other memory hogging software (Before I had that I idled on 800/900mb). But for gaming it would be around 1.8gb, so I thought it would be "safe" to up it to 4gb in total and now I never max out.

    Unless you've only got 32-bit Vista (not 64-Bit), then I it will only recognise 3gb RAM, so only get 3gb
    Life is good. Simples. Cccchhhhh.

  5. RamseyOfficial is offline .:The Official:.
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    WOW! The specs are much better than mine, but when I get a new PC after my moola issues, I can stop being jealous of other peoples graphics and specs.

    lol

  6. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    Quote Originally Posted by acardboardbox »
    WOW! The specs are much better than mine, but when I get a new PC after my moola issues, I can stop being jealous of other peoples graphics and specs.

    lol
    same here brother. let us sympathize.

  7. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMacEatingSmurf »
    Yeah, you might want more than 2gb for gaming and Vista. I had 2gb and that was on the verge of an update, so I just bought another 2gb. I idle on 1.5gb as I have the Sidebar, Ojectdock, itunes and other memory hogging software (Before I had that I idled on 800/900mb). But for gaming it would be around 1.8gb, so I thought it would be "safe" to up it to 4gb in total and now I never max out.

    Unless you've only got 32-bit Vista (not 64-Bit), then I it will only recognise 3gb RAM, so only get 3gb

    I have got Windows Vista 32 bit with 2 gb or Ram. But the only time that my ram max out is when i play crysis. But with crysis warhead i dont have that anymore. But i should buy a quad quore. They are getting cheaper and they are faster. But a dual quore is also good.


    Btw:

    Why are you jealous? I really dont care about it. My pc is fast enough to play all the latest games. And when it cant do that anymore i buy a new one.


    SLRRR

  8. mattymajor is offline &lt;&lt; &gt;&gt;
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    so ditch the DDR3 ok... i can easily upgrade the hardware later on anyway...
    8goes off to rebuild order*

  9. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Couldn't you use the 3gb DDR2 RAM you already have?
    Life is good. Simples. Cccchhhhh.

  10. mattymajor is offline &lt;&lt; &gt;&gt;
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    i dont have 3GB ddr2 plus its included in the price anyway so ...

    ill probably just tick with the first setup (the DDR3 one) because its cheaper than the ddr2 model for soem reason... + my student discount which is ok.

  11. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    I would need those 8 cores for CAD and 3ds Max rendering. Damn. Should I wait????




  12. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingSkyline »
    I would need those 8 cores for CAD and 3ds Max rendering. Damn. Should I wait????
    Well when they come out they will be astronomical prices, iirc they will start to release the new chips towards the end of this year with the 8core ones coming mid - end of next year just do a search for Intel Nehalem or i7 and you should find something with dates and specs they released earlier this month. And a new mobo would be needed as they are x58 sockets.
    Last edited by Nodz86; 27/09/08 at 13:38 PM.

  13. *GhostRacerGTI* is offline aKa SpeedFreeak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iced_Bullet »
    Yeah, you might want more than 2gb for gaming and Vista. I had 2gb and that was on the verge of an update, so I just bought another 2gb. I idle on 1.5gb as I have the Sidebar, Ojectdock, itunes and other memory hogging software (Before I had that I idled on 800/900mb). But for gaming it would be around 1.8gb, so I thought it would be "safe" to up it to 4gb in total and now I never max out.

    Unless you've only got 32-bit Vista (not 64-Bit), then I it will only recognise 3gb RAM, so only get 3gb
    I Agree with you Iced. But not only that, it also (in most cases) makes the loading times a bit faster in games, and switching to desktop and back takes less time and so on And it can also help on your FPS, especially in Strategy games. So yea, I would too leave the DDR3 ram for now, and stick with DDR2, but go with PC6400/800 Mhz as minimum as RB said

  14. mattymajor is offline &lt;&lt; &gt;&gt;
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    yeh im only getting 2gb for now then ill get some more later on .. i am considering building my own pc instead ...

  15. *GhostRacerGTI* is offline aKa SpeedFreeak
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    Building your own Pc is always best, or at least I prefer it, there's some benefits by building your own pc instead of buying a prebuild one.

  16. mattymajor is offline &lt;&lt; &gt;&gt;
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    yeh im just in the process of adding it all up to seee if its cheaper or if its more expensive

  17. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    I was researching the new cores. And The 8 core will be 1,000+ with the 4 core at 500+ I will wait for the new 4 core aka Bloomfield. Wiki and some forums say Bloomsfield will be released either Nov. 08-Q3 09 for the 4 core normal (like core 2 quad/Duo) and Nov. 08-Q4 09 for the extreme. Q4 09 for the 4,6,8 for Westermere cores.

    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehalem_(microarchitecture)




  18. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    they'll have new sockets as well afaik, so you'll dish out extra cash on the mobo.

  19. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by RB26DETT »
    they'll have new sockets as well afaik, so you'll dish out extra cash on the mobo.
    Yep an x58 socket iirc, MSI have just made one

  20. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    Has anyone like nvidia started to work on a SLI mobo for this CPU?





 
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