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Old 12-23-2006, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I posted a while ago about what i should upgrade on my rig. Well things have changed my budget is $300 what should i upgrade im a pretty heavy gamer but i like to jam out also so i have lots of music and videos.

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I would say no more than 120 for a video card, and then use the rest for a video card. 7900gt or something.

That and or a little more hdd space, music and videos will eat up 80gb quick.
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Ok i dont really understand what your saying. Are you saying dont spend no more then 120 on a vid card then use the rest for Hdd space and something else?

Which vid card is better

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150209
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150216

I looked at the core clock and the Gs is 600mhz while the Gt is 470mhz does this mean the Gs is better?
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Not really because the GT has 4 more pipelines than the GS. That GS is overclocked. You can overclock the GT as well.
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I would say no more than 120 for a video card , and then use the rest for a video card . 7900gt or something.

That and or a little more hdd space, music and videos will eat up 80gb quick.
Lol.

The second videocard is better than the first.
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Ok so i go with the GT i have around 100bucks still i need more hard drive space or should i go with some more ram. Or should i keep my 7600GT and get more ram and hard drive space? Or maybe you have better solutions i know my mobo is a worthless piece lol.
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This 7950GT looks nice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130074

If you're a gamer, another gig of ram will do you good. Also I would say, if the 7600GT still keeps you happy, get another gig of ram and more hard drive space. Heres a nice hard drive, if you're looking for one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Options are:
if 7600GT still plays good, then get another gig of ram and more hard drive space.

or

get a 7900GT and more hard drive space

or

7900GT and a gig of ram

...The 7900GT with another gig of ram option, would be the most beneficial for gaming.
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Will that 7950GT blow past that 7900GT i mean its hardly even more so if i did go with the graphics i would get the 7950GT. Is there a cheaper hard drive around that size remember im on a $300 budget. Thanks guys
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The 7950GT is only a little better than the 7900GT. But like you said it's only a tiny bit more than the 7900GT. I would go for the 7950GT. Here a $10 cheaper, same size hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

or more cheaper, 90GB less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415
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O excuse me, I meant 120 for a SOUND CARD. I made a mistake. And then the rest for a video card or more hdd space.
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