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Need help! Titan Theo or Titan Pyro?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nick08, 15 Sep 2009.

  1. Nick08

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Jan 2008

    Posts: 176

    Hi guys we are about to purchase a new PC for my grandparents although tbh its more for the rest of the families use when they visit them :) The old dell has blown up and tbh it needed replacing anyway.

    Essentially I can't decide between either of these computers. Is an E5300 @3 Ghz and an ATI 4850 1GB better than an AMD 245 @ 2.9 Ghz and a GTS250?

    It will be used for gaming on a 17 or 19" monitor @ 1280x1000 ( can't remember exactly).

    Here they are:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-192-OK&groupid=43&catid=1270&subcat=

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-197-OK&groupid=43&catid=1444&subcat=

    Thanks!
     
  2. toblarone45

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 195

    Well if you read around the 4850 and gts250 are easily on par and if i'm right the 1GB will only make a difference on larger resolutions!

    The Titan Pyro however, has the option for Socket AM3/AM2+ whereas Titan Theo is LGA775 so it might be more upgradeable later down the road!
     
  3. SkylineOnFire

    Associate

    Joined: 21 Aug 2009

    Posts: 66

    well i got myself the pyro, it arrived this morning. I am in love with it. Crysis running on very high, with no noticable impact to the frame rate. I was shocked with that to be honest, started it at medium, it was fine, decided to try high, it was fine, decided to try very high, thinking it would be a laggy mess. I was shocked, no slowdown whatsoever.

    About to try ARMA 2, very demanding game, il get back to you on how it performs. I really would go for the pyro though.
     
  4. Nick08

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Jan 2008

    Posts: 176

    I really can't see this thing being upgraded tbh. Will be playing Aion, fallout3, CoD modern warfare 2 etc on it mainly. I guess it boils down to which card will run games better in the future.... but i guess that's impossible to know/predict?
     
  5. Nick08

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Jan 2008

    Posts: 176

    Nice! :)

    Will probably order the Pyro tomorrow then.
     
  6. SkylineOnFire

    Associate

    Joined: 21 Aug 2009

    Posts: 66

    Yeah definitely go for the pyro. To be honest they would both do you fine but i can guarantee that the pyro runs very well, cant do the same for the theo.