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Old 12-05-2005, 06:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is it much more expensive?
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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don't waste the cash. the 3200 can be overclocked to 3500 speeds without breaking a sweat. I have stock cooling on my 3000+ and temps hardly get to 40* on load. It's overclocked just beyond the 3500 speeds.

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Old 12-05-2005, 08:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Its NEVER a good time to build a system. The longer you put it off, the longer it will last.

Just get it now. It will probably be playing games on low (if you get the 6800GS) by the time you even begin college. Heck, I'm a junior in HS and that system would probably be playing games on low-med by the time I begin college (assuming we both go right after HS).
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah true. Im a little scared about overclocking though...I want this thing to last. I dont want things melting on me.
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hardware has a life of about a million hours. Thats 114 years if you're curious. By overclocking you take off about 10% at most. You're still left with over a hundred years of hardware life.

If you know how to overclock, there is virtually no risk.
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Haha well that makes me feel a little better
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