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Old 07-10-2007, 12:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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the 7950gt is really not that great compared to the x1950xt, its the same price for the sapphire x1950xt 256mb and the xfx 7950gt, after MIR, the 7950gt is another $1.00 pricier, i prefer the ATI's because its better performing for the price, but its a matter of choosing whether u like ati or nvidia, and if u don't mind that the xt takes up two slots...
I think by now you know my opinion about the x1950xt. But beyond that, I would be surprised if that card would work with his build, spacewise and/or power wise.
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just save up for a new comp
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Oh. What's the process of upgrading the PSU? Expensive, complicated, what's the deal? I mean if it needs to be upgraded, then so be it, but I'll sure as **** be bummed if I find out it's like 300$ to do it.

Or would I just need to build an entirely new PC altogether at that point?
ur better off buying a new system, i'll get u started: its ur basic entry-level ultra great performing system:

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I think by now you know my opinion about the x1950xt. But beyond that, I would be surprised if that card would work with his build, spacewise and/or power wise.
ya u just one of the unlucky ones................
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just save up for a new comp
One problem is that I don't get much money. It's roughly 6$/hr after taxes, and only 40 hours every 2 weeks ( I get paid biweekly ) so it's only about...420~500$ a month. Building a new computer altogether to be good for gaming would roughly cost me...?
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ya u just one of the unlucky ones................
Tack on the high temps and loud fan with virtually all of these cards .... it just doesn't sound like a winner to me.
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One problem is that I don't get much money. It's roughly 6$/hr after taxes, and only 40 hours every 2 weeks ( I get paid biweekly ) so it's only about...420~500$ a month. Building a new computer altogether to be good for gaming would roughly cost me...?
700 - 1000 dollars
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the one i gave u is 560-590ish......... but u can decrease the price a bit by getting a evga 7900gs KO instead
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the one i gave u is 560-590ish......... but u can decrease the price a bit by getting a evga 7900gs KO instead
Not to mention he could potentially use the hard drive and optical drive on his current computer.
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Not to mention he could potentially use the hard drive and optical drive on his current computer.
true, same with optical drive, perhaps the case (i would get a new case instead)
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