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Old 05-13-2006, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, well i got some cash left over and i decided to buy a little extra.. i'm wondering what i should go for i have made 3 decisions

1. buy my 2nd gig of ram, ddr500 g.skill
2. a 36 gigabite raptor
3. a 250 gb wdd 16 mb cache drive to go raid with

either way i feel i'm benefiting, but i'd like to know which i should get along with my 2nd 7900 gt on friday :P
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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dont get more ram.. i say go with the 3rd option..

2gbs of ram wont help out performance at all
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I'd go option 3. Save the additional 2gb of ram for about 2 yrs.
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Wait do you already have 2gig of ram? If so then just get a humungo HD and say **** on a small *** raptor.
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no.. i only have 1 gig of ram right now, and ya, i was thinking about going raid, from what i've heard its about as fast as a raptor putting to 16mb cache's together.. and i'd have 500 gb of space.... wow.. all the games i could have!

actually... another thing to consider.. maybe a sound card... cuz i just got some z5300-e's and the rears sound pretty bad with onboard sound... so maybe a sound card around a 130 dollar price tag?
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sell your current ram and upgrade to 2gb OCZ ram(2x1gb) with tighter timings.
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hrmm... why would i sell what i have now when its already good ram... i've got it oc'd to ddr 560... this ram suits me fine... and i can overclock just dandy with it.. and i doubt i would notice with different timing.. and i'm only looking to spend 140 at most

ya.. i just got my new psu, so i can start shoving more stuff in 35 amps!! yay!!! i can upgrade to my hearts desire!

ahh... sum *****, i was just now charged for the mothers day present i bought.. i thought i was charged long ago.. well that ruins my plans...... grrrr, i guess i'll have to wait for when i get paid friday.. have it come in the same time as my 7900... oh well... DAMMIT
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I would get the second 250gb HDD and Raid 0 them.
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I would get the 2nd gb of ram cause you're gonna be really benefiting from it from those high resolutions. That you're gonna play with SLI 7900's.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea, but what they are trying to say is sell the ram, get the 2nd gig and possibly have enough to pay for another 250gb HDD.
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