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Old 01-23-2007, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So this is the final build with the last choices. I don't know if it is worth the money to buy the GTO rather than the GS. Iam planning on upgrading to Vista when the cards are resonably priced ($200-$300). should i wait ? or should i get the GTO and keep it till you almost have to buy a DX10 card. will I have to buy a DX10 card when all the games are DX10? what will the advantages be?
(prices are canadian from Direct Canada with the exception of the OS, PSU, and case which are from my local computer store.)


Intel Computer Price

Motherboard
Asus P5N-E 680i SLI LGA 775( 2PCI-E16x, $158.76
1PCI-E1x, 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN)
Processor
Intel E6600(2.4GHz,4mb l2cache) $369.00
RAM
OCZ platinum XTC REV.2 DDR2 $251.70
PC6400-800 CL4-4-4-15
Video Card
MSI Nvidia GeForce 7900GTO $301.32
Evga E-Geforce 7900Gs 500MHz $212.18
Hard Drive
Seagate 7200RPM 320Gb $108.00
Dvd Burner
Samsung Lightscribe $41.14
and all that specs
OS
Windows Media Center $163.17
with Vista Upgrade!
PSU
Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX $110.00
Case
Apevia Asipire X-Cruiser $111.00

OCZ,GTO Combo/Tax- $1,622.89
OCZ,GS Combo/Tax - $1,562.32
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If you have enough money, get an 8800GTX.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea that is kind of out of my budget range
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You can keep the GS right now, and then use evga's step-up program to get the budget DX10 cards coming out in a few months.

I think you meant the P5N-E 650i.
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I would wait for the prices of DX10 cards to come down. that will probably happen in the next month or two. As for the advantages of DX10 you can read this for some advantages. http://www.driverheaven.net/articles/dx10/
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ElBurro, that is exactly what I was going to say.
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WOW that sounds like a good idea
how much do you think the prices will come down?
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If your computer store has any one on these brands, buy it instead of the TT.

Fortron
Antec
Enermax
Silverstone
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Hiper
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WOW that sounds like a good idea
how much do you think the prices will come down?
It's hard to say at this point how much cards will come down in the next few months but I wouldn't be surprised to see a DX10 card for $300 soon after the launch of Vista. Of course it won't be as fast as the 8800 but it would be DX10 and probably fast enough to get the job done
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If they come that far down iam probably going to wait thx for the insight
p.s. iam new to the foruming thing .... do you shut off posts?
or is that just unsubscribing ?
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