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Old 03-19-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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I have made some money and i have been researching new computer parts and the more i have thought about it the more i have realized that i dont think i need a new computer. I am currently running an

AMD ATHLON XP 2600+ ~2.1 GHZ (overclockable to 2.4)
512MB PC3200 RAM
NVIDIA 6600GT AGP 8X

i play games a lot on my computer and i dont really need to be at the bleeding edge of gaming. so i was looking at building a computer around $700 with an AMD 64 3200+ and SLI with 2 6600gts. I was wondering if it would be worth getting an entire new computer of just keeping the one i have for a couple of years.
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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In my opinion, you should keep the computer you have. I have the same video card as you which I just purchased, 1024 MB of PC3200 RAM instead of your 512 (which is still a good amount), and your processor is a bit old but still fine for current games. If I were you, I wouldn't upgrade at all, except for getting a little bit more RAM... It couldn't hurt.
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How are you using only 700$ to build an SLI?
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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well the athlon 64 will give much better performance, but i seriously dont think you need to make an entire new system. THe one you got now is fine
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:30 PM   #5
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Actually a little over 800 and i will have the single 6600gt then buy more as i get more money. THanks guys
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How are you using only 700$ to build an SLI?
same thing i was thinking if ur going to get sli with 6600s u might as well get a x800 xl for about 300
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Keep your present computer, maybe buy a stick of 512 Meg of RAM if your mobo is dual channel. Put the money in the bank and wait for bargains on a mobo that has the characterisics you want and slowly start to buy your components, till you have the components you need.
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