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1 gig and under 1 4.76%
2-15 gigs 13 61.90%
16- 25 gigs 3 14.29%
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default This is it, I am getting the comp today.....

I am ordering the items today and I simply need to know if I should spend the extra cash on getting...........

A. A better Motherboard: Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI-x16 Chipset

B. A better amount of ram: 2048 MB [1024MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200

C. A better Processor: AMD® Athlon-64 X2 3800

Or should I or is it worth it to save myself some bucks and get....

A. A lesser Motherboard: eVGA nForce-4 SLI Chipset Dual DDR or Asus A8N-SLI nForce4-SLI Chipset.

B. A Lesser amount of ram 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200

C. A Lesser Processor: AMD® Athlon-64 3500

What would you do if you had the money and wanted an awesome gaming machine but wanted to go cheap at the same time......

Also I may get the comp this Wed so that is why the poll is till then. From the info I get here I will be getting that type of comp, I like all 3 options and will probly get the option that is in favor, either way I get the best comp possible or save $$$ which im fine with either way. If it was not a question of trying to save some $$$ I would ofcourse go the best .
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here is what is better to do and you WILL save money.

Get A. A less expensive but way better motherboard : MSI K8N Neo4-F

B. Get 2GB of ram: G.Skill 2x1gb dual channel its about $149

C. Get a AMD X2 3800+.
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ha, those results are entertaining. But I really thought I'd see more people saying to get the lower processor and just OC it. Dual-core is definatly thinking in terms of future value. Enjoy!

Edit: Apparently only 3 people have voted. haha
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its worth going all out

my system:
Aspire X-Superalien case
ASUS a8n32
eVGA 7900gt
AMD x2 3800+
2 gigs corsair
2x250gig western digitals

Enermax 620watt
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LOL starting to look like I might be going all out, but will wait for further poll's. This is a big decision for me afterall, thanks for the tips aswell. Also would a high quality 500 watt powersupply do the trick for my comp if I were to go all out, or do I need a better one?
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500 would work unless you go and put in another video card or start overclocking

when you do that i would probably go with a higher end 600watt

like mine

a psu is a real investment(i find myself saying this everyday on this forum) i would go with a enermax or antec 600+ psu when the time comes for upgrades
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actually you dont need a 600 watt PSU, even if u use Xfire or SLI. 550 will hold you for a long time. a 7900GTX, just one, is 450watt psu. and ur not getting anything that powerful. Just get a Antec SmartPower 500watt or Antec TruePower2550watt or 450watt.
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with powersupplies you ALWAYS want to go up and above

you want one that will never come close to being maxed out

sure a 550 watt would hold up but im all about having power to spare
its just a personal thing of mine because power is the #1 reason systems fail
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no, actaully the #1 reason why systems fail is beacuse ppl have no clue what they are doing going into it. and you do not need more than suggested. especially 150watts more.......
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yes you do need more then suggested and it actually is the #1 reason sytems fail.

ive seen it. refer to my PoWeR post
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