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Old 03-11-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Pointless to upgrade my computer right now?

So i been getting the urge to upgrade my computer, but I dont think it is need atm, becuase it can handle everything out today.

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AMD 3800+ Anthlon 64 X2 Dual-core processor
EvGa 6800 ultra
1gig of memory
DFI lan party NF4 SLI-DR

i been wanting to upgrade my vid card to, two EvGa 7900 GTX, two raptor HDD's, a new powersupply and two 1gig memory sticks. Do you think its neccessary to spend almost $2k right now?

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Old 03-11-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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Look, don't throw your money away for upgrading urges. Your system is powerful enough for a good year or two easily...if not three
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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DO NOT SPEND THE 2K RIGHT NOW.. I can guarentee u all that stuff u want is gunna drop in price by alot in the next couple months. Just wait a bit.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:16 PM   #4
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i think im just going to buy the HDD's and the memory upgrade.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:17 PM   #5
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How big are your HDD size?

Adding the memory is fine...since I forgot about Vista.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:21 PM   #6
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i have a 300gig external and i 40gig internal, but the internal is like 5+years old

edit: when is vista commiong out?
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well I'd definitely get a new hdd, and 2 gigs of memory is always a good thing.
Other than that I don't think that there is anything else u need to upgrade, unless u want to get a dual core processor.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:25 PM   #8
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OK, buy somenew internal HDDs

Vista? I don't know...Q3? Q4?
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:26 PM   #9
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i woudl get the ram, ram can never be a bad thing.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:27 PM   #10
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well I'd definitely get a new hdd, and 2 gigs of memory is always a good thing.
Other than that I don't think that there is anything else u need to upgrade, unless u want to get a dual core processor.
i have a dual core processor already =D
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yeah holy crap thats a great system. get more ram, the gpu will last you a while. ram can last you even longer. HDD's?? 340 gigs isnt enough?? who cares if the 40 is old. its still good right? processor is even good! don't upgrade the cpu yet, just wait. lmao get more ram...and idk ...fans?? a new psu?
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So i been getting the urge to upgrade my computer, but I dont think it is need atm, becuase it can handle everything out today.

I have
AMD 3800+ Anthlon 64 X2 Dual-core processor
EvGa 6800 ultra
1gig of memory
DFI lan party NF4 SLI-DR

i been wanting to upgrade my vid card to, two EvGa 7900 GTX, two raptor HDD's, a new powersupply and two 1gig memory sticks. Do you think its neccessary to spend almost $2k right now?

Thanks
No, don't waste your time and money. Your PC is pretty good and will last you another year or two easily. Save up that money or buy something you always want, but can't (besides upgrading your PC).
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ya really dont upgrade your comp for at least another couple of years, but i would upgrade the ram to 2 gigs and a faster hard drive would be good
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dont upgrade. ur system is good for like a LONG time. but, if u must, then just get more ram. bump it up to like 2gigs. other than that. ur doing great!
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i have a dual core processor already =D
ohh, sorry about that. I was in a hurry so I just read "AMD 3800+" so I didn't notice the X2.
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your not gpoing to want to get vista as soon as it comes out. There is going to be way to many bugs
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Yeah... don't bother upgrading your video card or cpu... just a waste of cash..

More memory would be ok I suppose.. not really all that necessary though.. as for the hard drives.. you really SHOULD upgrade those.. other than that.. your system is awesome man... runs circles around my system...

and yeah, until Vista has been out for a while, don't go near it... it will be such a buggy and unstable piece of crap.
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well, if u really want to upgrade, ill buy some or ur current parts
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