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Old 04-16-2005, 11:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yea, the mobo bios, or a program like MBM5, although they aren't exactly accurate

btw, get the winchester and then wait for dual core, that's a good idea
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yea i was thinking about it and decided

get a 3800 with ALL my money... and have an outdated piece of crap when dual cores come out.

or spend some of my money and when i have an outdated piece of crap, upgrade to a dual core.

i think ill spare myself the bruieses from kicking myself later.
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heh

or you can ebay a cheap amd 64 (2800+ to 3200+)

edit: just realized; maybe you'll want a stronger psu b/c dual core needs twice the power of a single core Cpu
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yea i could but im ordering all my other stuff from newegg.
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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oh yea and while i am at it, any games you would reccomend.

also if u had to chose : half life 2 or doom3?
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edit: just realized; maybe you'll want a stronger psu b/c dual core needs twice the power of a single core Cpu
i'm quoting myself in case you didnt see

btw, get HL2, it comes with counter strike source, which will last you years (literally)

and wait until june and get battlefield 2
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i think ill get half life 2 now, and in june look into battlefield 2.

oh also, is it worth it to get the thermaltake venus 12 for an aftermarket cpu heatsink?
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and will i have enough power to run all of this (if i get the thermaltake venus 12?)
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the venus 12 takes like what, 2 watts?

oh, and the zalman 7700cu is much better, but it costs more
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Both of those games are good. But Doom 3 will play better on your system (nvidia card). Half-life won't play as well on that card.

Don't get me wrong it will play fine, I mean just not as well.
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