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Old 10-13-2005, 10:56 PM   #1
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Question having a little trouble pushing the BUY button!

well heres the deal. i really want to have a NICE computer, one that beats out all my friends' systems including their fancy overpriced alienware computers. im pretty competitive when it comes to having nice things, plus i just got black and white 2 and its beocming evident that im gunna need a new system to play the new generation of games!

i set up my shopping cart at newegg and this is what i have:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

eVGA Geforce 7800GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249

ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530

with 1 gig ram and tsumani case. i want to get a 21" flat crt screen and the speakers i have now is my stereo system so thats pretty decent for now so i figure ill skip out on the sound card for now and use the onboard sound for a while. i also need to get a new keyboard and mouse.

only problem is im having trouble actualy spending the money! im very reluctant to actualy buy the stuff. maybe i just need a second opinion, is this gunna be a sweet rig? i know it could be better but is the x2 processor worth the money or should i go with the standard amd 3500+ that everyone seems to have? i just dont want to buy this stuff and either lose interest in the project or regret spending $1500 on a computer.

idk, lemme know what you think. what improvements could be made? do any of you regret pouring money into your system? i have the money, but once i spend it, its gone forever, ya know? and its not like this thing will have any resale value after 5-10 years.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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I'm 16 and over the last 6 months i have spent around $2500CAD on my computer. I don't regrat any of it. It is a big decision to start to poor money into a system and shouldn't be done on impulse. It should be thought out.

What are the specs of the computer you have now?
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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Intel Celeron 2Ghz
256 MB ram
Geforce4 MX440 AGP8X
and a cd burner that you have to fight to open

pretty dismal
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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if you plan on playing new games you need to upgrade, but you already figured that out,lol. A upgrade is kinda needed. you don't need to upgrade that much though. a 6800 instead of 7800, 3500 instead of a 4400. It all comes down to what you need out of your computer and how much your willing to spend.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:45 PM   #5
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If I were you I would go with the X2 3800+ instead. It's about $347 and it's only a bit slower than the 4400+ (whatever you do, DON'T get the 4200+). You'll still get the benefits of dual-core, but at a reduced price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:58 AM   #6
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If I were you I would go with the X2 3800+ instead. It's about $347 and it's only a bit slower than the 4400+ (whatever you do, DON'T get the 4200+). You'll still get the benefits of dual-core, but at a reduced price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

do those small increments make much of a difference?
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do those small increments make much of a difference?
No, not really, they won't be noticable ... they will both operate at roughly the same speed so go with the X2 3800+
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