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Old 09-20-2006, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have $1390 Canadian to spend, tell me what to get

My current specs I am looking to improve

2 gigs pc3200 OCZ ram
XfX Geforce 7900 GS Extreme Edition
Amd Athalon X2 Dual Core 4200
Msi K8n neo4 Platinum Mobo

The rest is fine. I will have a brand new all black Tsunami to put the new stuff in.

So what should I do?

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your computer is pretty good... no need to upgrade now...

just wait like 1 year, then buy a nice comp for like $2000

with $2k next year you'll probably get quadcore cpu and a dx10 gpu..

upgrading to a c2d or w/e now isn't really necessary... best bet is to wait 1 year, by then your computer will be mid range.

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya, I was thinking about saving up for a new DX10 card. However I will probably have some more cash by then.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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why would you want quad core unless you own some servers or some kind of business...Vista and Dx10 probably wont even use quad core for gaming.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Video rendering is my career. I have PC's at the office that obviously handle it much better, but being able to render video quickly at home will help as well.
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah.. I don't know why you would want to upgrade(your system is nice) unless you like burning money.

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