$200: What to buy? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2006, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default $200: What to buy?

I can spend about $200 on my pc right now, and wondering what I should upgrade. Any thoughts? Specs in sig
__________________

Triple-X is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 566
Send a message via AIM to reckliss
Default

RAM G.Skill Dual Channel 2*1gb
__________________

reckliss is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 430
Default

Tipsy is selling a 7800gt on the buy/sell forum for $210, or you could pick up a 6800gs on newegg for around $160.
curtcheese64 is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
TheOtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Planet Earth.
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to TheOtis
Default

It's really depressing to see a 7800GT for 210 when I bought mine for 400. But then again that was way back in sept.
__________________
Back on being mobile - ASUS G551- 15.3" 1080p - Core i7 4710HQ - GTX 860M - 16GB DDR3 1600 - 512GB Samsung 850 Pro - Steam ID: TheOtis
TheOtis is offline  
Old 03-15-2006, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default

Is a 350watt psu enough to power the 7800GT?
Triple-X is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 12:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
Law
Wizard Techie
 
Law's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: the data closet
Posts: 4,200
Default

Not really, it would work but don't be cheap when it comes to your power supply. I suggest 500W and modular cables so you can only use the wires you need. Makes for a clean and professional looking system.
Law is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 01:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
 
NosBoost300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default

or you can buy my 6800gs for 120 bucks + shipping!haha.. neh, i wouldnt do that, go for the 7800gt, or the 2 gigs of ram like the other guy said
__________________
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 06:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

Hmm, i would buy maybe soem computer speakers if you dont have any. Or maybe a keyboard/mouse. And also a new monitor.

Or if you really want to a new video card Sell the 6600GT for like 50-100 dollars and buy a 7900GT
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 11:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
BennyV04988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,835
Default

that sound good to me. sell something and up your resources to 250-300
__________________
3DMARK VANTAGE: 11,500
GPU: MSI GTX 260 @ 650MHz/1175MHz
CPU: Intel E6750 @ 3.4GHz/1.33v/60c
HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
MOBO: MSI P6N SLI-FI 650i
RAM: G.SKILL 3x1GB DDR2 800
SND: Creative Audigy 4
SPK:Logtech X-540s
MOS: Logitech MX600 Wireless Laser
LCD: HANNS-G 28" Widescreen
BennyV04988 is offline  
Old 03-16-2006, 11:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

With $200 you could buy your own personal technical support team, straight from India, for about 3 years.
__________________

__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.