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Old 10-30-2005, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a Pentium 4 2.4 ghz computer with 768mb ddr ram. I was wondering should I upgrade now or wait and buy a new computer. If I upgrade I was thinking about getting a P4 3.2 ghz processor, and i don;t know about the ram, but its upgradble upto 4 gigs. Any1 have any suggestions on what I should do?
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I'd pop another stick of ram in there, what games do you play? what graphics card do you have?
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Yeah I had a gig of ram but it went into my other computer. I play games like doom 3 and half life 2. i got a ATI 9600 128mb all in wonder which is alrite but whats the best card out i can get, thats around 300$$? How about this card? http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0059866&catid=
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omg. with 300 USD get a 6800GT

shop with newegg you can get an X800XL for like 250
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does newegg.com ship to canada?
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hmm nope lol go to www.tigerdirect.ca or www.monarchcomputer.com which ship worldwide or was it www.zipzoomfly.com
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Heres some good canadian sites: If you live in vancouver let me know and ill help ya out.

http://www.a-power.com/

http://www.anitec.ca/

http://cancomputer.com/index.php

http://www.ncix.com/

as far as your upgrade it really depends on how much $ you want to spend.

http://www.anitec.ca/default.aspx?mo...etail&pid=3128
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NCIX.COM is what I recomend buying from in Canada
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Yeah I live in surrey close enough to van tho and money isn't really an issue. I can afford to throw down around 650$ on a video card, processor, and hard drive. I already bought a 512mb stick of ram today. Is there much of a difference in costs after shipping and handling/taxes when you order online compared to going to a store?

For the processor I'm prolly going to get this 1:http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel

The mother board I got is Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000, Is that compatible with that processor?

Vanderpro: Is there a place you go to sell all your extra stuff, I got tons of sticks of ram, couple of hard drives, and other stuff I want to get rid of.
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Cool i live in surrey. Its worth it to drive there and get it yourself. I use a-power mostly cause I like the servce. But check all those sites and get the cheapest. I juts bought a HS/F and it was $59 at a-power and $79 everywhere else. a-power online prices are higher than instore...let me know what you come with.
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