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Old 04-22-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default What SHOULD i get for $400

Hello,
Ok i am not sure weather i should spen my money on a new graphics card or a LCD monitor for my comp.

My comp specs: AMD3700 2.7ghz, 2gb RAM, A8n nForce Ultra 4 mobo, Nvidia BFG 6600GT.

Or you can gimmie anyother ideas i should spen some money on.

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Old 04-22-2006, 11:15 PM   #2
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u could get a really cool cell phone
like this:
http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?...=pp1&pid=10376
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:17 PM   #3
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Please dont show me that, I wanted it so bad! We just got a new plan I held out for so long, thinking it will come to cingular soon. To my disapointment it didnt yet, so I had to get the damn w600i. Now im hearing that phone will be CARRIED by cingular, which means new plan= SUPER CHEAP W810i which means ill be crying saying I shouldve gotten that. it will be out with cingular in june.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:20 PM   #4
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lol i have a phone
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:21 PM   #5
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haha :P

but the w600 is really freakin cool! except for the lack of a memory slot.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:23 PM   #6
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Yeah were totally taking the thread over, but some one in my class has the w800i so you know how I feel. Its like yeah I just got the w600i what biotch!! Its like yeah and I have the w800i lol..Its still cool though
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yeah ur right their, it is way cool then mine :\. But whatevea
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lol... back to the main topic...

what kind of monitor do u have right now?
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i have a CRT Graphic Series G70f Viewsonic
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sorry, im too lazy to look up that monitor... is it old? adn whats its resolution? and refresh rate?
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nah its new http://www.viewsonic.com/products/de...cseries/g70fb/
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its new!?!? then why do u wanna replace it? get a new video card.

hmm...$400? do u have a crossfire-supporting or sli-supporting motherboard?

cuz u can get a 7800gtx(theres one in our buy/sell/trade forum) or a x1800
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Get this!

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isnt a LCD worth the money though? i havea nvidia mothoerboard but not SLI supporting
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isnt a LCD worth the money though?

YES!!

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lol anyother comments?
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Hmmm... What is the one most thing that you want? I would tell you to wait and get a PS3, or Nintendo DS lite.... if you like those type of things. Or, I would get a 7900GT or 7800GTX. If you game, go with a full screen. There is no point of a widescreen, unless you watch a butt load of movies, or you edit WS movies. Get a good quality 19 or 20 inch LCD.

Personally, I would save it, or start accumulating products for a brand new computer. Everything is moving so fast now, you might as well just save it and but a better computer sometime in the future. Unless you NEED better parts. I go to school for Game Art and Design so I have a need for a good computer and Dual monitors, and all that jazz. But if you don't need it, then wait. Vista comes out early next year. HD vid cards Dirext X 10... all that crap. DDR2 w/AM2 proc's. The new intel chips soon.

Bottom Line: Thats a lot of money. Spend it wisely and get something that will last you for a long time.
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humm your right, so what would you recomend i do?
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I got my LCD monitor for $370-ish. Your video card should be fine, the 6600 GT is a pretty good card.
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save up enough money to buy everything(all pc componenets) all at once. cuz if u buy for example, a new video card, then you'll eventually need a new processor. but by the time u have that new processor, you could have had a better graphics card for the same price. sorry if im confusing u.
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