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Old 11-29-2006, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Computer 1 (Mine)

Athlon 64 3700+ w/ZALMAN 7000B ALCU fan
ASUS A8V Deluxe Socket 939/AGP ATX mobo
2x512MB Centon PC3200 DDR400 Ram
OCZ ModStream 450W Modular PSU
XFX 7800GS AGP
Cooler Master CAV -3 Case
Sony DVD Burner (Black)
NEC CD-rom (White)
NEC Floppy (White)
2 x 80GB WD 7200/8mb IDE

Computer 2 (Kids)

Athlon 64 3200+ w/ZALMAN 7000B AL fan
Abit AN8 SLi w/Sound card (S939/PCIe)
2x512MB Nanya PC2700 DDR400 Ram
Antec Smartpower 450W PSU
Nvidia 6800 w/ZALMAN VF-700
Green Aspire Case w/matching KB&M
NEC DVD-Rom (Black)
Sony CD-Rom (Black)
NEC Floppy (Black)
WD 36GB Raptor

Bear with me here… (keeping the kids system and thinking about selling mine)

1.
Swap the chips out
Swap the Ram
Sell the rest (Mine)

2. (possible)
Swap CPU/MOBO/RAM/GPU all together
Swap the hard drives (80’s) for the 36GB
Sell the rest

If I go with 1 I retain some upgradeability later on (weaker GPU)
If I go with 2 The kid get a more powerful GPU, but dates system quicker..

Either way I’m pretty sure I’m going to sell mine, but I wanna give the kid something he can use for a few years more without lacking in the game area… Gimme some ideas here!
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need some background here

what are you trying to achieve? i.e. with the money and with the mix/match

personally i say stick the 7800GS in the rig you keep, keep the larger hdd, the mobo from your rig and choose the other parts you want. the 7800 and the 3200+ will give you a nice usablke pc, the 160GB of hdds would probably be more useful to you than a raptor. if you stick the raptor, 3700+ and the 6800 in the rig you sell you should get a half decent price
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i agree with nitestick....i love my 7800GS.....and it WILL last me for a good long while....regardless of what people say....so i say your fine with keeping it.....but i would do what nitestick suggested.
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I am tending to agree... I'm trying to bump up the kids system and sell off the rest... I don't need it, nor want the extra juice for the electric bill! LOL

I think I'll swap out the guts of it and rebuild the kids system. then put it back together with what's left and sell it... Thanks!
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