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Old 03-28-2008, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I have $300 and in May I am getting some b day money so i can finally finish building my computer. I can either save my money or buy some parts... I was thinking of buying the e8200 and the seagate 500gb hdd... There are other options but i wanna know what you guys think. I don't want to buy something today that is going to cost less in May like the Graphics Card.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well...what is your build so far? and do you need/want?
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well right now i have crucial ballistix the 2 sided ones and a corsair 520 HX

I don't want to spend more than $600 w/o including what i have now

I don't need keyboard/mouse or moniter

At the moment ill be gaming at 1024x768 but in the summer i am going to start working and Ill buy a 24" so i want a good video card and cpu

I was thinking of either seagate 500g or 320gb
Antec 900 ( Full Tower wont fit in desk)
e8200 or MAYBE q6600 ( not sure b/c by the time I need a quad core i will have money to upgrade if i have to)
Abit P35-e (?) or this other DFI P35 board that is $140
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and 8800GT or 8800GTS maybe the new 9800GT(?)
I am hearing people are having problems with the 8800 GTS and they can't play games...
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Its not just the 8800GTS. Its just all the drivers for the new cores suck. So even if you get a 9 series your still using the same driver.
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ahhhhh..... Why the heck would they release a card that can't even do what it's supposed to?!?! Play my games!!!!
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Do you already have a case? Grab a case and HD. Save the more important things last, as you said it might be cheaper later when you go to buy them.
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buy the less important stuff first hdd, case, optical drives, and any other peripherals u want and buy the more important things later like said because prices will most likely drop.
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and you can deff get the e8200 if you want to go dual core. it is not that much slower, and you can OC it easily. But I recommend the q6600, the 45nm are really having trouble overclocking. there is a lot of worry about degradation. I am thinking of replacing mine. after I cook it but I need my water cooling for that. but anyway, I suggest the q6600, you can find one for 200 hopefully soon.
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you can find one for 199 if you can drive to a microcentre but other then that i havn't seen them lower then 240.
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pretty soon it should be lower. when is the scheduled price drop for the q6700 and q6600?
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