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Old 06-19-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Well first of all is it worth getting a 10k HD? I was going to purchase one purely and simply to put the OS on it and see how it goes. Is it a good idea? Is it done often?

Also can anyone recommend me a fan for taking in air via the front of my computer? (summer's around the corner and I don't have any fans at the front!)

What kind of AMD processor would be in 'proportion' with this hardware:
K9N SLI Platinum m/b
X1900 XT 512mb
1gb PC6400 Dual Channel

I know it's difficult to say, but what processor would YOU get with this?

Last question is when's the next stage to make a major upgrade to your pc? Or what basis do you set your upgrades on? When the next level of video cards come out? Or do you just wait for a few years to make the most of things?
Personally that's what I do. I think I'll wait a while before upgrading next.

Thanks in advance!
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that depends do u want a processor which u can upgrade your RAM to or a processor that will be good with your current RAM ?

the reason i say is you with your current amount of RAM you should look at something like an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+

but if you plan to upgrade to 2GB or so then maybe think bout getting an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
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that depends do u want a processor which u can upgrade your RAM to or a processor that will be good with your current RAM ?

the reason i say is you with your current amount of RAM you should look at something like an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+

but if you plan to upgrade to 2GB or so then maybe think bout getting an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
That's a bit step in processor for just another gb of ram. What's your reason for this?
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Whats your budget, whats the case you have to see which fan would fit. 2GB of RAM is becoming standard for gaming. Dunno what difference would a 10K for gaming I think improves loading times, and you can aceses files a bit faster may not be noticable.
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Yeah, the 10k drive is a nice luxury if you can afford it, but it isn't a "must get."

Also, I'd recommend the 5600+ or the 5200+.
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Whats your budget, whats the case you have to see which fan would fit. 2GB of RAM is becoming standard for gaming. Dunno what difference would a 10K for gaming I think improves loading times, and you can aceses files a bit faster may not be noticable.
Budget is not an issue. Just a good processor that suits that rig. My case I'm not sure about. It's a big one. Heh...
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AMD wise anything above 5000+ is very good, 6000+ is a great one if you can afford it and suits your specs very good, get an extra GB ram should benefit you a lot. For the video card you were asking the next step would be a DX10 one like the 8800's or the X2900.
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the reason i say the lower end AMD if ur keeping 1 GB RAM is that i would think if your only keeping 1GB and not gonna upgrade it then you will more than likely be gettin a new pc b 4 u upgrade so its not worth a decent processor coz the RAM will not be enough

but if u r upgradin to 2GB or more RAM then def get the 5600
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