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Old 12-17-2004, 03:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where to spend my money

Ok heres the scenario. I recently came across one thousand dollars, so I could put together a half *** machine for that, or I could upgrade my current machine to where i could play games right now pretty decent.

Idea 1: get a new vid card for my current system. Here are the specs.... amd 2400 plus 2ghz processor, 1024mb pc2100 266mhz ram, radeon 64 mb 9000 video card, 7200 rpm 60gb hd. I was thinking of just slapping a 6800 gt 256 in this thing after the new 512 card comes out in january. Does anyone think this is a terrible way to spend 500 dollars?

idea 2: put together a computer with decent processor and weak type video card like the 5700le 256er or somthing basically skimp on teh vid card til later when i get cash.

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Old 12-17-2004, 04:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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id say get a 6800gt and then upgrade your processor and then your RAM...
6800GT =400$
CPU =150$
RAM =100-250$(atleast get pc3200)

no way you should build a new system in my opinion...


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Old 12-17-2004, 04:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im confused you say cpu 150, if i spend 150 on a new cpu that doesnt get me anything better than what i have.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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oh and if im gonna get new ram dont i need to get a new mobo?
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Get a Intel p4 prescott. with a 800mhz FSB and a 1mb cache. Its super fast and cheaper then most processors that dont even perform as good. -(the LGA775 is cheaper then the 478 package.)- I got mine off newegg for $140, also get ram from them too. I built my computer with a $600 bugdet. They have Mushkin 512mb 3200ram for like $65-70 with $5 shipping.

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