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Old 10-21-2005, 04:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, if you want a new hard drive...Fry's is selling Hitachi 80GB hard drive for $20 after rebates. Its 7200 rpm and has a 2mb cache.

I just bought one that's why I brought it up.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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300 dollars wow thats cheap, dont get 2MB hdd lol

get an sata150 8MB hdd
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i say u buy a lil better GFx Card, since ur a gamer, and u want to have a better experience to the games, and want to play newer games.. a nVidia GeForce 6600GT would work for you, great card for a budget PC!! then get your hardrive... and after all that is done.. save up to buy you another of the SAME stick Corsair Value Select 512MB PC3200..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145026
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i say u buy a lil better GFx Card, since ur a gamer, and u want to have a better experience to the games, and want to play newer games.. a nVidia GeForce 6600GT would work for you, great card for a budget PC!! then get your hardrive... and after all that is done.. save up to buy you another of the SAME stick Corsair Value Select 512MB PC3200..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145026
...are you kidding me? A 6600GT would cost half as much as his whole build...
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im gonna get a 256 model of the card i have (fx5200) and yeah, im savin up for a better hd to hold all my stuff, and another stick of 512. And then ill be more then happy
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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How much is the 256 FX5200?
It wont be much better than your current one...
Get a XFX 6600GT.
Only 127 after mail in rebates.

Good deal IMO.
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Ok a FX5200 is like the worst video card you could get. At least get a 9600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102289
Or even better, a 6600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130232
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Or shell out 10+ more and get the 6600GT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150089
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wow, have you guys SEEN his build?! A 6600GT...god...
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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He's using a FX 5200 for a reason. He doesn't have PCI express.
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