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    Old 08-17-2011, 10:00 PM
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    why don't you make a thread dedicated to your build in the tech forum? tell us your budget and we'll tell you what we think.

    Certainly there are much better GPUs than a 460 availible if you've got the budget for it.

    You don't want an IPS monitor to game on: refresh times are about 10x longer than TN panles so you're experienceing lag because of your monitor - not a winner IMO

    OCZ are not winners anymore not for PSUs or anything else
    They're the components of the PCG Rig, I just gathered the links :P
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    Old 08-17-2011, 10:23 PM
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    Hey, Eoinrade, I've started a thread for your build:

    [url]http://www.pcgamer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11575[/url]

    I've given my suggested build that's trying to keep costs down, but if you shout out your budget there we can see how much better we can do
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    Old 09-07-2011, 04:10 AM
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    I also added a line at the end to display the difference in price compared to last month's Rig.


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    Old 09-12-2011, 01:01 PM
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    I cannot find a retailer that has the Viewsonic VP2365WB monitor in stock anywhere


    I have however, found the Viewsonic VP2365-LED.

    Does anyone know:[INDENT] a) what the differences are between the 2 models?[/INDENT][INDENT] b) which of the two are better for gaming?[/INDENT]

    Thanks ,
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    Old 09-18-2011, 09:41 PM
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    Hi hi,

    Is there an up-to-date full spec for the sweet spot at the moment?
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    Old 09-21-2011, 06:39 PM
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    Hi hi,

    Is there an up-to-date full spec for the sweet spot at the moment?
    Sadly no. It seems the format has changed so that every month they give you components for a PC to match the requirements for a certain game. Generally they're quite expensive, which is a shame. I'd kind of like to see a return to the original format.
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    Has enough time passed since my trusty nVidia 9600 GT was new to make it redundant in the face of the Rig's GeForce GTX 460 1024mb?

    I ask because the BF3 specs got me thinking about upgrading, but so far the 96 has been pretty good.
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    Old 09-22-2011, 10:12 PM
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    Has enough time passed since my trusty nVidia 9600 GT was new to make it redundant in the face of the Rig's GeForce GTX 460 1024mb?

    I ask because the BF3 specs got me thinking about upgrading, but so far the 96 has been pretty good.
    Yes, make sure the rest of your system is up for the upgrade (if you're running a moderately high clock dual core and a 500 watt quality powersupply you should be fine).
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    Yes, make sure the rest of your system is up for the upgrade (if you're running a moderately high clock dual core and a 500 watt quality powersupply you should be fine).
    The specs for BF3 recommend a quad core. A dual core is the MINIMUM. In a game that suggests a quad core like that, a dual core might bottleneck the GPU.
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    The specs for BF3 recommend a quad core. A dual core is the MINIMUM. In a game that suggests a quad core like that, a dual core might bottleneck the GPU.
    I'm actually running a Q6600, which is a quad core albeit a slightly older one. It was in the Rig a couple of years ago anyway. I've also 4 Gb DDR2, and with this trio I haven't had any problems yet, playing most things on High to very High (or equivalent) settings at 1920x1080.

    But, you know how it is with gfx cards, they're the quickest to evolve and it's been a while since nVidia stopped numbering things with all those zeroes. Shoot, I won an 8800 GT from PCG back when the 9600 was new, and now the 8800 at least is quite antique. heh.
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