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    Hardware Debate | what makes a good Games development Rig

    As many people know there has been the war on computeres between Windows or Mac, how ever to the more indepth users of computers there are many more battles taking place, Intel vs AMD, Nvidia vs ATi, Water vs fan cooling ext.

    The following are some of my opinions on

    CPU Debate:

    Intel:
    Pro's: Hyperthreading, low temp, CPU Degrade reate
    Cons: Price, anoying chipsets to work with

    AMD:
    Pro's: Easy Chipset to work with, Price, Overclocking Capacity
    Con's: Running Temp, CPU Degrade rate

    Graphic Card Debate

    Nvidia:
    Pro's: PhysX, Driver support, Performance
    Con's: Drivers, overclocking, Price (insome cases)

    ATI:
    Pro's: Drivers, Overclocking, Performance
    Cons's: Temp, PhysX, Price (insome cases)

    Cooling Debate

    Fan cooling:
    Pro's: Price, Efficiency, cooling temp
    Con's: Sound, Wire management priority, overclocking capacity, efficiency

    Liquid cooling
    Pro's: Sound, Overclocking capacity, efficiency, consistant temp
    Con's: Price, Liquid issues (broken pipe ext), Cooling temp.

    current Rig:
    Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3 GHz
    RAM: Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2000MHz
    Sound card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion
    Graphics card: Radeon HD 6990 Liquid cooled Xfire
    Cooling: Custom liquid cooling
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 700D Full tower

    If there are any more hardware you wish to debate please post your view and reason. also tell us what Rig you have for making/ playing games
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