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Old 01-13-2005, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What will become of my P4 rig...

Right now, I'm running a really nice P4 rig. However, it was built by the budget. Now that I have some cash coming, I will do a total of a eight upgrades that will run me somewhere around $500-600. So, here we go...

Currently...
Abit AA8-Duramax
Intel Pentium 4 520
Kingston VRam 2x256 DDR2-533
Floppy Drive
Optorite DVD +/- RW
Apex SuperCase (POS!)
Stock 350W PSU (POS!)
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
Sapphire Radeon X600 Pro (POS!)
WD Caviar SE 160GB HDD

After...
Abit AA8-Duramax
Intel Pentium 4 520
Kingston VRam 2x256 DDR2-533
Floppy Drive
Optorite DVD +/- RW
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
WD Caviar SE 160GB HDD
Logisys UV Blue Clear Case
Thermaltake BigWater
Arctic Silver 5
Thermaltake XAserIII KB+M
Powmax Demon 580W PSU
Leadtek GeForce 6600GT + Doom3
ASUS QuiteTrack 52x CD-ROM Drive
Syba 2 Channel IDE Controller

How does that look?
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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look into gettin the evga 6600 gt i heard it performed better then most of the others
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sure thanx any other opinions
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Yeah, eVGA is good brand to go with. Plus they have the Step-Up program which is nice. Also I wouldn't recommend that ASUS CD-Rom, I have the same one, and its horrible, it takes twice the time to spin up a disk as my Lite-On DVD/CDRW combo drive does, and sometimes it sounds like a jet is getting ready to take off.
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if you want to spend a "little" more, at this time, I would definitly recommend the eVGA 6800 GT, 128 MB prolly outperforms the 6600 256MB. the 6800 is the best to play with doom 3, and look around cause you can find the 6800 package with doom 3. If you want to spend a little more would if I were you...if you have it.
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instead of oc'n get 1 gig of ram?
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Echo_ I had it oced to 3.73 GHz, but my PSU wasn't strong enough to hold up against it.
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