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Old 09-23-2007, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What should I get? I don't want a mobo or CPU (waiting for Phenom) upgrade and I've already got a capable graphics card and decent enough ram

I'm thinking of getting Newegg.com - Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series - Retail

since its got a $40 MIR and I don't have a soundcard, plus the X-ram is great because I'll be playing quake 4 a whole lot, not to mention bf2

anything else I should consider? Pristine PSU purchased a week or two ago, decent heatsink
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I would get the ExtremeGamer but thats just me since the performance difference between the 2 isn't much at all and I hate the Fatal1ty name
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I would get the ExtremeGamer but thats just me since the performance difference between the 2 isn't much at all and I hate the Fatal1ty name
and because my extreme music (which is no longer made i don't know why!!!) is only for 60 shipped!!!!

hahahaha... lol the box even says recommended for quake 4!!!

xram i don't think is going to improve audio quality but cause less stress on ur cpu... and i honestly don't think ur cpu will be stressing in anyway over a lil audio in quake 4... just my opinion
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fatality will help with framerates as it has 32 times more ram than the original xtremegamer
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they have similar sound
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just trying to save a brotha some scilla!
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fatality will help with framerates as it has 32 times more ram than the original xtremegamer
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It adds like half a fps.
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It adds like half a fps.
hmmm lol, nosboost anychance you'd be willing to lower the price :P

anyone have any other opinions on something else to buy?

I was debating buying a nice Lian-Li case or buying a nice water cooling system
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hmmm lol, nosboost anychance you'd be willing to lower the price :P

anyone have any other opinions on something else to buy?

I was debating buying a nice Lian-Li case or buying a nice water cooling system
60 shipped is already low!!! no lowballing here! lol it was 90 dollars new.. i think 30 percent off is alot! when including shipping and such... lol

i'll ship you a free.. 80gb PATA IDE HDD.. hahaha
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It adds like half a fps.
lmfao 2fps at the absolute minimum i think its more like a half or 1 on average as fluffles stated.
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hmm ya ur probably right
i would save it and so you can get a better phenom+cooler combo
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