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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 07:30 AM
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Dear readers,

I'm looking to buy a new state of the art PC in mid-2006... And I was wondering if anyone could provide me a link to what kind of technology would be available by then regarding computers...

I've read a lot about a supposed 10.20 Ghz Intel Nehalem processor but most of the news about this piece of technology is from 2002 or 2003...

Can anyone provide me with a link to a reliable site with info on hardware or give me an idea of what is being released in 2006?


I hope someone here can help me




posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 08:07 AM
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We won't be seeing a 10 Ghz for a while due to the heating issues. The most innovation going into computers from a gamers perspective at least is in Video Cards, they will be getting dedicated Physics Chips and with an SLI enabled motherboard(like the AMD 64 Bit NForce 4 Socket 939/940 SLI) you can stick in two of them in your comp and frag away! Clockspeeds are getting to be pretty irrelivant nowadays, it's all about the Physics cores and Multi-Cores as well as 64 bit. But don't expect to get another much over 3.5 GHz if that. We have yet to break the 4ghz barrier on the mass market that I'm aware of, but it doesn't matter much since I'm still getting improvements through other upgrades


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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:11 AM
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I'm looking for Intel based technology though... I've heard many people say AMD's have a higher risk of overheating


But Multicores I guess are worth looking into... hopefully there will be a 3.5 Ghz Multicore Intel processor out by June/July 2006


I'm thinking about getting either 4GB of memory or if it's available 8GB...

500+ GB Harddrive...
Blu-Ray Drive...
Series 8 Geforce if available


But I'm not at all sure if these things will be available then... so thats why I'm asking you all if anyone here knows more



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:23 AM
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It depend's on what you want to use it for, but one issue I've heard bandied around is that ATI graphics cards are better for gaming, whereas nVidia are better for 3D/cad. The heat issue with AMD's has been greatly improved in recent years. 64 bit is great and all, there's just not much software to take advantage of it as yet. Still worth it tho' IMO.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:37 AM
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Well I want to leave the return to making 3D animations open so I'm guessing an Nvidia would be the best way to go...

I'll keep AMD in consideration... Thanks...

My intentions for the PC are simple... I want to have the best experience with watching movies and playing games... And I have a thing for the latest of the latest, best of the best... so...

I'm browsing around at the moment and try to figure out what exactly I might end up with next year



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:40 AM
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With SLI Nvidia is solidly in the lead. Crossfire ATI's answer to SLI is insanely expensive for only marginal performance increases over dual 7800's. Soon the 8800 Series(or whatever it's called) will be out with embedded Physics chips. Probably sometime in 06 is when they will be released. 64 Bit is a really big performance booster if you have the 64 bit OS.

Oh yeah RAM, make sure your board can take DDR2 ram as that is the standard going forward it looks like.

The most important things to worry about in order for what you want is this.

1. RAM!
2. Graphics Card
3. Mobo
4. CPU
5. Cooling Solution(If you're an overclocker I suggest you get watercooling and buy extra fins for your other components or buy it anyway it will cut down on annoying fan whining dramatically)

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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:46 AM
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I agree 100%, it all about the graphic cards, I up graded to a 6600 Nvidia card. Its not an overclocked version, 256 mb on the card. I was really amazed the difference in an extra 128 mb on the video card. I had the 5500.

As long as you have a 2g processor your good, think about motherboards and video cards, you want to be able to put at least a G of ram.

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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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Angelwithsoul, what type of games do you play? It kind of matters as if you are an RTS player or a WoW player then I would max you RAM out. As much as your board can take, I think the max for the NForce 4 boards is 4 Gigs. I got 1.5 right now, and wish I had more for playing that stupidly addictive game(especially in Ogrimmar/AV)


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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:50 AM
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RAM is such a sticky issue. Buy more than you think you need. I procastinated on adding ram to a machine, and they stopped making it! The type of ram used in p.c's seems to change like the wind.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by fingapointa
RAM is such a sticky issue. Buy more than you think you need. I procastinated on adding ram to a machine, and they stopped making it! The type of ram used in p.c's seems to change like the wind.


That's whats so great about DDR. Backwards compatibility! If you got a board that is specced for DDR2 Ram you can still use your original DDR ram if you got it on that mobo. Anyone remember RDRAM?



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 09:57 AM
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Thanks for the heads up...

My current PC

P4 2.8 GHz
Geforce 5900
1GB RAM

Is kind of getting outdated in my eyes... I had some problems with the cooling of the processor before so I know I must keep an eye out on getting the right cooling system although I'm not even an overclocker... I'm to afraid I'm gonna have to buy a new processor soon after if I overclock my PC


Hopefuly the Geforce 8800 or something will be out by then


I'm really trying to get the latest in hardware technology... Money is not a problem... (Not saying I'm rich, I'm just saying I'm obsessed with new tech
)

I'm ofcourse eager on playing the latest games available... Both FPS... Aswell as the upcoming 2007 Star Trek Online game


[edit on 24-12-2005 by Angelwithsoul]



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Angelwithsoul
I had some problems with the cooling of the processor before so I know I must keep an eye out on getting the right cooling system although I'm not even an overclocker...


I have 5 fans, I keep my processor at 108% in game 93% out of game. Motherboard stays about 85%

I think the 8800 will be about 1,500 bucks. I looked in to a 512 card and it was a grand.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by SpittinCobra
I have 5 fans, I keep my processor at 108% in game 93% out of game. Motherboard stays about 85%

I think the 8800 will be about 1,500 bucks. I looked in to a 512 card and it was a grand.


Hehe... Ok... 1,500 bucks for a graphics card is quite a lot of cash... But I guess it'll be worth it... If I can't get enough money by then I'll just probably get something a step cheaper and leave the option to upgrade open... But I'm still keen on getting the 8800 Geforce...



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 10:39 AM
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$1500 for a card? Blimey....

The most expensive one I have seen here in the UK is the X1800XT from ATI. That was around £500.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by stumason
$1500 for a card? Blimey....

The most expensive one I have seen here in the UK is the X1800XT from ATI. That was around £500.


Yeah... I must admitt I've never seen a graphics card higher then about 600 or 700 Euros... So a 1500 Bucks pricetag is a little high in my eyes... But it'll definitely be worth it



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by SpittinCobra

Originally posted by Angelwithsoul
I had some problems with the cooling of the processor before so I know I must keep an eye out on getting the right cooling system although I'm not even an overclocker...


I have 5 fans, I keep my processor at 108% in game 93% out of game. Motherboard stays about 85%

I think the 8800 will be about 1,500 bucks. I looked in to a 512 card and it was a grand.


That sounds a bit steep, usually the Top of the line 8800 will cost at the most 800 CND 8600 is usually about a 3rd that. lol I should know the GPU is the only component I upgrade each and every year


That's how much ATI's Crossfire cards are though(at least the Bleeding Edge ones for Modellers)



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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by Angelwithsoul

Originally posted by stumason
$1500 for a card? Blimey....

The most expensive one I have seen here in the UK is the X1800XT from ATI. That was around £500.


Yeah... I must admitt I've never seen a graphics card higher then about 600 or 700 Euros... So a 1500 Bucks pricetag is a little high in my eyes... But it'll definitely be worth it


Worth it? It wants to get out the box and install itself, then when it's done, go and make me a cup of tea and roll me a big spliff!!

$1500...not on your nelly. Won't even pay £500 for the X1800XT.

I am building a new comp in January and the whole thing will cost me around £1000 and that is with 64-bit AMD, 256MB PCI-E 6800 GT card, 2 GB RAM 200-odd Gig HD etc etc.

I admit the card is probably one of the most important bits for gamers, but what is the REAL difference between one that costs £300 and one that costs £1500? An extra 5 FPS (considering that you already get 50+FPS and you really only need 24 FPS to simulate real movement)?

Only for those overclocker geek's who cream over a negligable increse in frame rate or a slightly better benchmark score than there just as nerdy mates


Nah, not a chance mate! Better things to spend my cash on, like the games themselves!



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:14 AM
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stu you should look into getting a flash harddrive. You can get 'em pretty big and the accessing and copying times decrease by an order of magnitude.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:19 AM
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www.dreamhardware.com...

PNY NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500G - Graphics adapter - Quadro FX 4500 - PCI Express x16 - 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM - DVI - retail

Price: $118492.75

froogle.google.com...,GGLG:2005-52,GGLG:en&q=Nvidia+video+cards&lmode=online&price1=900.00&price2=2,0 00.00&lnk=prsugg

Here is a whole page of video card from $900 to $2000.

[edit on 24-12-2005 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by Angelwithsoul

Originally posted by stumason
$1500 for a card? Blimey....

The most expensive one I have seen here in the UK is the X1800XT from ATI. That was around £500.


Yeah... I must admitt I've never seen a graphics card higher then about 600 or 700 Euros... So a 1500 Bucks pricetag is a little high in my eyes... But it'll definitely be worth it


The Pro cards cost much more.

The Nvidia Quadro FX 4300 can cost over $2000!

www.pricegrabber.com...=13288153/mode=googlegfcp/

The chip is the same as in the latest GeForece 7800, but a few features are turned off on the consumer version that are only used in profession 3d apps.

Those features can be unlocked with Riva Tuner, but the software may be difficult to find.

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