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Old 07-18-2004, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few weeks ago I asked you guys for advice on upgrading my pc and most of you suggested more ram so I bought another 512mb which puts me at 768mb of rdram. That was some expensive ****. I was gonna buy 1gb but that would have cost me about 800 dollers so I stuck with the 512, for now . Now Im wondering where to go next? I was thinking on either buying a new video card or sound system but wanted to hear it from the horses mouths since you guys seem to know what youre talking about and I dont feel like putting alot of money into somthing only to wish that I had bought somthing else.

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Old 07-18-2004, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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new vid card, and ram doesnt cost $800, 512 should only cost about $80 for the value stuff
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Old 07-18-2004, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol, not for rdram
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I agree---Video card if you play games

You could OC the processor if its not a dell, which i think it may be because dell used to put out computers with RDram

A new processor wouldn't be bad but i think the 2.4 is fine.
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i say sell your ram and mobo, and buy one that supports non-ecc ram. new mobo = $100, 1 GB ram = $200
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nah with technology costs going down I figure Ill deal with the cost for now. I dont know much about the subject but my newb instinct tells me itll cost much less in a year or so, I think. What are some good video cards?
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9600pro
9600XT
9800Pro
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the 9600 pro is great for low cost mid performance ~120$

and the 9800pro is great for mid cost high performance ~220$
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Right on Ill look them up.
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U can get a mid-range Radeon9600XT graphic card.
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