24 core gaming computer

May 10, 2010 at 12:46:52
Specs: win 7
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/P...

If money wasn't a problem, would this be a (beyond) viable gaming computer?

Do you see any problems? (Would I be able to use that graphics card with this mobo?)


Ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GBx4

HDD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX100G 2.5" 100GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Motherboard: ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 SSI EEB 3.61 Dual 8/12 Core AMD Opteron 6000 series Server Motherboard

Video Card:SAPPHIRE Toxic 100281-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Processor: x2 AMD Opteron 6172 Magny-Cours 2.1GHz Socket G34 115W 12-Core Server Processor Model OS6172WKTCEGOWOF


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#1
May 10, 2010 at 13:19:23
There is no point to having more than 2 cores for a gaming rig, 9/10th's of the games out there probably don't even use more than a single CPU.

Where it counts, and still counts is in the video card department. Especially as the industry moves away from polygons and (back) into voxels, OpenGL and DX will give way to CUDA processing and the like.

If you have money to burn, buy an Nvidia Fermi GPU and be done with it. If by the 1 in 2 chance AMD does go under this year, your ATi card on that list will be one of the last.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#2
May 10, 2010 at 13:45:56
"If by the 1 in 2 chance AMD does go under this year"

Got anything to back up that claim? I haven't read anything about the possibility of AMD/ATI going belly up. In fact, their numbers are looking reasonably good right now.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/in...


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#3
May 10, 2010 at 14:03:42
Got anything to back up that claim? I haven't read anything about the possibility of AMD/ATI going belly up. In fact, their numbers are looking reasonably good right now.

AMD is currently 5 billion (with a B) in debt, and haven't made a dime in years(profit vs. loss). They are on the watch list for companies that have a high chance of going bankrupt in 2010. Just search for AMD and the word debt. Their debt is something like 42% of the total company value(could be off on that one). Do realize that ATi is only 18% of AMD's business.

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticke...

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#4
May 10, 2010 at 14:56:15
Heavy sigh.
-AMD's gonna be fine.
-Single hard drives can sustain over 100MB/s.
-NTFS is secure.

"There is no point to having more than 4 cores for a gaming rig"
Fixed.

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onyxblack,

If you want a kick ass gaming rig, see response 3:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ga...

Replace the 5850/5770 I suggested with the 5870 you want, and you'll have a faster gaming rig than any 2.1GHz, 24-core server.

HTPC | Pentium M @ 2.82GHz | 4GB | 1.0TB | Radeon HD5750 | Blu-Ray | Win7 Pro | HDMI out to Onkyo TX-SR707


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