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Old 10-04-2006, 12:45 AM   #1
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What do you guys think about this upgrade?
What I'm not upgrading:
X-infinity Case
Sony Dvd/cd rw (w/e) drive.
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~80GB WD HDD
~7GB HDD
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--DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX -$99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
-- XFX PVT73GUGD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E x16 ~$150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182
-- Rosewill RT550-135-SL 550W 135mm Fan SLI Ready - ATX V2.2/EPS12V Power Supply -$60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182046
--Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit -$112
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141423
-- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor -$183
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547

Estimated price after tax a shipping cost ~$660 (before is ~$606)
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Upgrading my computer!

Thats looks like a badass upgrade,

I like every part you selected. sweet Price to Performance Ratio,

but what the hell are you doing with a 7 Gig HDD?

hopefully its a type and you meant 70 Gig, but you should probally look into upgrading your hard drives down the road..

there can be exellent performance gains there that people overlook.

Look into western digital Raptors, they are exellent

but good luck on your new system man
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks! No typo here, i have a 7 gigabyte hard drive but I don't use it. It's just there if I ever do need it. I might consider buying a 100+ raptor in the future. It's just not in my budget currently.
I'm really hoping this will be worth the money since im upgrading from:
1.7ghz p4, 512mb ram, Radeon 9800pro, 350watt psu (came with case), and Elite group mobo.
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Default Re: Upgrading my computer!

That will be a great upgrade

Consider a 250GB Samsung Spinpoint P120S, they're fast, quiet and much cheaper than a Raptor

I would recommend a PSU from a more well-known manufacturer - an Akasa PSU, around 450W, would be perfect
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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i would suggest a better graphics card.. like the 7900GT or 7800GT, for the price difference and the major upgrade of graphics is amazing.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:51 PM   #6
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Im already stretching my budget my paying an extra $50 for the 7600GT :-/
Can anyone find a really good PSU 400-500W for around $50 on newegg? There are a lot for around that much that have really good reviews but I can't seem to decide.
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Old 10-07-2006, 01:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: Upgrading my computer!

get a conroe, the E6300 is the same price as the proc you got listed there, and wayyyyyyyy faster.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #8
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Its not the same price, the good motherboards for it costs twice as much, and the ram costs even more.
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E6300 is better then htat CPU, however the MOBO is more $$$ for a decent one.
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I'd get a different CPU. Sticking with socket 939 is fine, but the 4200+ X2 isn't that much better than the 3800+ X2. I'd either get the 3800+ or the 4400+, the 4200+ just isn't worth the extra money I don't think. It's a fine processor but proportional to the price, there are better offers out there.
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