Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quick update (leave any request in comments)

Recently got myself a new video card, a nVidia geforce 450 gts, and been enjoying the upgrade from my 9400 gt. During the time I was looking for performance differences between my 9400 and my next potential card I came upon a very useful site called www.tomshardware.com/ , a nice site with some good info. Especially useful when you have to build your computer on a budget. The best budget buying is done on the internet, since most hardware store up the price from when they bought it, sites such as newegg.com . More post when I get request that I feel confident to answer.

31 comments:

  1. Should I built my own computer or just buy one that is already built? I was thinking of Alienware.

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  2. yeah, tomshardware is pretty nice :)

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  3. @JamesMcDug
    depends on how much money you want to spend. Alienware is usually more expensive but they make it worth the cost. If you want to make a budget computer that performs decently then that is when you should build it yourself.

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  4. Thats seems nice. I now places like ibuypower are cheap, but also build with inferior parts and may not be always setup completely.

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  5. I just upgraded as well, 260 to a 560, what an amazing jump.

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  6. have you heard of factory direct?

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  7. man i need a new card. still using an 8800 gt

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  8. lucky.. i'll be building a new computer from all new parts here in a few months. soon as i finish getting the money saved up for it

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  9. I've been using dual 9600GT's with SLI for the past few years, want to make the jump to fermi. >.>

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  10. nice upgrade man. really enjoyin the blog!

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  11. @THEFROG
    I don't think I have, I'll check it out sometime soon.
    @rndmg123
    the 8800 gt is actually a good card still, mind you it still doesn't do newer games at high capacities but still runs most games quite well. from what I seen the 8800 gt is great at processing terrain and stuff like that quickly but just doesn't do details as well as the newer cards.
    @HillDog
    Yeah, you have to make sure you know exactly what you are buying when you do ready made towers. But I, as with many other people, have a small budget to work with and buying the parts and assembling them yourself can save you a lot of money.

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  12. I like the concept of this blog, Followed.

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  13. I'm excited to check out toms hardware. neat blog.

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  14. Just upgraded my behemoth pc too :D

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  15. tomshardware - thanks for the tip.

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  16. Building your own computer is definitly the way to go. I build mine 3 years ago and its still runnning good. Alienware is bulky and poopy.

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  17. This is a very nice blog! I built my desktop myself as well and it has never had a problem in the 2 years I have had it.

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  18. How expensive are video cards? I have always wanted to get one but I don't think they sell them in retail stores.

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  19. Tomshardware is nice, but i like to just go to youtube and see actual, in the grit, benchmarks done with the specific cards i want

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  20. Thanks for sharing! I'll keep that in mind.

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  21. @Chad

    Depends. They range from $30-$600+

    A decent one will cost around $100 and should play most games at decent settings.

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  22. @Burger
    Thanks for helping out. Sounds about right, the ones that are about $100 will run the average games quite well. But with how some of the new games that are about to come out you may need a little bit more oompf.
    @Marcus Silva
    Sorry about my inactivity lately. Been a little busy and my health is a little troublesome (not bad) but I'll try to get more content out.

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