I just ordered parts to upgrade my computer... :hs:

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  1. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I swear upgrading a computer is like crack.

    1st, I decided to upgrade my vid. card... just the vid card. currently I'm using a visiontek gf4 Ti4200 128mb. my eye was set on picking up the 9800xt, well I ended up ordering an x800xt 256mb platinum edition instead.

    then, I thought, well if i really want to keep up with my vid. card, my processor would be my bottleneck (2000+ -- palomino core), so I went ahead and ordered a 3200+ 400.

    well, since I got a new processor, I need a mobo that will support fsb400, so I ordered an A7N8X-e deluxe (aka deluxe v2.0). ASUS is my mobo company of choice, I'm currently using an A7V333 and in my 4 years of building computers, ASUS has been the most rock solid with gigabyte and abit just behind ASUS.

    then, since my mobo does support dual channel memory, I decided that I should order another stick of Corsair XMS PC3200 512mb just to complete it. well, I just found out that the memory module I have wouldn't be "ideal" for dual channel since my module timings are 2.5-3-3-7 and adding another of the same stick wouldn't be optimal and would bring the memory timings even slower. so, I went ahead and ordered Corsair XMS TWINX1024-3200LL kit (read as: 2 sticks of Corsair XMS 512mb PC3200 Low Latency -- which means 2-3-2-6). at one point I thought of getting the TWINX1024-3200XLPRO (2-2-2-5 and LED activity lights on the heat spreader to show memory use :eek3: ) but I couldn't justify using that full potential plus the ~$100 price difference.

    all in all, I went from a ~$370 purchase to $1000. :ugh: :hs:


    edit: now, I'm contemplating on getting a WD Raptor 74gb HD :o
     
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  2. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    oh, keep in mind that I'm probably just gonna play WoW and maybe Doom3 @1280x1024 :ugh2:

    talk about overkill.. but at least I can play with every damn aa and af on :hs:
     
  3. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Right now I'm running a 1.8A P4 that's on its last legs running at 2.4GHz and a GF4 Ti4400.

    I just ordered an Athlon64 3200+, an MSI Neo Platinum motherboard, and an ATi X800 Pro :hs:

    How much did you pay for the RAM and the vid card if you don't mind me asking?
     
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  4. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    the xt came out to be $400 with an arrival date of Aug. 2nd. from gateway which only 300 is coming out of my pocket since my cousin let me use his $100 certificate. I don't mind waiting for the card since i don't play anything atm which my gf4 can't handle.

    the RAM was $290
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Eek, I changed my mind on the X800 Pro. As long as Best Buy doesn't fuck up my order (I'd say the odds are about 50/50), I'm getting a nVidia 6800 GT.

    The thing looks long as hell though, it had better fit in my case. :x:
     
  6. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I just got my RAM. the hologram on the black heat spreaders make it look so much sexier than the platinum heat spreaders :wackit:

    I'm not gonna use them yet, just test them out to make sure they are functional.


    also, I cancelled my 3200 and got a 2600+ XP mobile. basically the same exact core as the 3200 but running at 1.45 v compared to the desktops 1.65v... I can OC this bitch to 3200 @ 1.65v easy without sacrificing temperature :eek3d:
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I usually end up just buying a whole new computer (save for the monitor). I can always use extra computers and it's not that much more (although I did upgrade my RAM and video card).
     
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    My girlfriend keeps threatening me with an intervention if I keep it up. I told her that I just want a new monitor then I'll behave for a while. Now to decide on a 19" 4x3 or a 17" 16x9 multimedia monitor...
     
  9. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Last time I upgraded, I spent more than I want to admit (but WAY less than list price) on basically 3 monitors and a gigE switch :hsd:

    First time I had purchased a new monitor in 6 years. It makes a HUGE difference :bigthumb:
     
  10. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    I use to be an asus fanboy, till I bought a gigabyte.
     
  11. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    everything is in except my vid card :eek3:

    gateway has the price back up to $500. I feel lucky to get it for $400 :coold:
     
  12. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    son of a bitch!!! gateway just emailed me that the arrival date for my vid card is now Aug 17th instead of the aug. 3rd they had planned. I have everything in except the card and now I gotta wait another 2 weeks. :rant2:
     
  13. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    damn that sucks
     
  14. plat

    plat New Member

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    i doubt you'll even get it then, end of septermber more like it
     

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