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Old 02-26-2006, 04:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From any time forward after June, i may get a new computer system. Should i get it when the GeForce 8 Sereis comes out or some specific time?. Now am only 13... and should i build it myself or should a customize the build on the internet? Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Built it yourself, custom internet builders usually charge you anywhere from $100 and up just to put it together, quite a rip-off, as long as you know what you're doing.
Do you have any experience building PCs? What are you using right now?
Also, the Nvidia 8 series are going to be very expensive when they first come out.
But the good news is they are going to push the prices down of the 7 series quite a bit.
If you can wait a few months for the prices to come down, do that.

For example, I'm going to build a new PC in March, and I want to use a DX10 enabled card later this year, so I'm going to buy something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102691 to hold me over until they come out.
Is it the greatest card? Not a chance. Will it do me well enough until DX10 cards come out and save me money so I have more to buy a sick DX10 card? Absolutely.
(or something like a refurb 6600gt pci x16 or refurb 6800, you get the idea).
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The only place custom builders save is on bundling Windows XP, but go ahead and get an OEM copy here and save some cash as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059
Its cheap and will hold you over until Vista.
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The site am using, they charge $50 AUD to put it together. That's about $20 in USD. Since there gonig to push prices down for the 7 series i might get the 7900 GTX?
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ya, building yourself is easy, fun, and rewarding. I'd say wait just a little while while all the major tech changes happen. Get a sAM2 system, and DX10 gfx card. Or, wait for the prices on the older stuff to drop after they release them.
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But ive got NO i mean NO experience on this stuff.... am not sure if all the parts i get is compitable -.-"
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So make a list, and people will tell you if it's compatible and give suggestions. I don't really have any site with a good building tut, but I'm sure some one else does... it's no where near as complicated as most people think.
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If you're going to get one custom built get it from:

www.umart.com.au

The Sydney store is shutdown for the moment but re-opening soon, so just check out the price of parts in the other stores, they all have the exact same stock. U-Mart kicks llama, cheap prices and great service, if you're building a computer over $500 they'll charge you $20 labour. I reccommend building your own pc though. I'm only 14 and my older brother who is a programmer taught me how to build them. I practiced building pc's, and i've built about 6 of my own now, its great fun and it's a good skill to have. I build computers partime for a company that specialise in music systems for night clubs, i earn about $10 and hour and it beats working at McDonalds. Seriously, consider building your own pc.
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stop saying to wait for technology. unless it is revolutionary technology like for instance the introduction of dual cores in general it is never better to hold out on a promise of something good. i would agree that perhaps it is worth waiting for the GeForce 8*** series but i can't see it being worth waiting for AM2. not enough is changing from s939 to AM2 to justify the wait. in fact if you go with AM2 you will most likely get a lower performing pc because the lowest of the AM2 range will most likely perform less than an equivelant priced s939 cpu.
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