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Old 03-27-2008, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help: Whats my weakest link

Ok Ive got a lil money to work with here and i am having trouble deciding my weakest link on my new system...nothing has been purchased so i can still swap out things w/o wasting money.

Gigabyte p35-ds3l
e8400 oem
AC Freezer 7 Pro
WD 400 gb HDD sata
2gb ADATA DDR2 800
XFX 8600gt 256 OC'd(dont need a great VC)
Corsair HX520 PSU
Antec 900 case
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got a CD/DVD burner?
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Go ahead and get a better video card like in the 8800 series... I know you said you don't need a great one, but if you want to upgrade that piece seems like the weakest link
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Default Re: Help: Whats my weakest link

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got a CD/DVD burner?
Lite-On Combo drive cdrw/dvd
Lite-On imo is the best there is as far as price/quality ratio...i mean $23 is cheap and ive had my current liteon cdrw drive for 2 years and it hasnt slowed a bit

im thinking of getting a seagate 1TB 32Cache HDD for 200...we will see if the guy accepts the deal
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change the e8400 to a q6600 and the 8600 to a 9600GT and you'll be set for the next year or more.
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change the e8400 to a q6600 and the 8600 to a 9600GT and you'll be set for the next year or more.
i considered the 9600gt but the e8400 performs better on Supreme commander and shimmering isles which is what i play...i know you are thinking i need a better video card but I dont use all that nerd candy visual effects stuff...i mean i am running em both on a 6800gt OC'd agp now just fine
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