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Hey guys,
I've got 4 days off work and I want to mess around a bit.
I have around $150aud to spend.
What do you guys thing I should get. So far everything on my computer us stock, though I would like to start oc'ing soon.
Although having some trouble with my gpu, it won't let me over clock past 875mhz
Any ideas would be tops!
Thanks
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post #2 of 28
I'd go for a 64GB SSD to use as a boot drive.
post #3 of 28
maybe a ssd, or another hdd for raid

can your cpu unlock to x3/x4?
and overclcok to 3.5-3.8
212+ is a good cooler, should be able to handle that

just keep an eye on the temps, 62c max, aim for 55c
and keep the core voltage under 1.55v
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SSD definitely...the change will be unbelievable over HDD biggrin.gif
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I'm just wondering, what is the Gigabyte 9850 graphic card you got in your sig rig?
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Not sure how to do raid.
Not so sure about the giant hype around ssd my computer is usually on 24/7 so am I really going to notice massive improvements?
And yes my CPU can be clocked to 3x or 4x but I've heard some bad things about my mobo
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post #7 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ocnewb;13375332 
I'm just wondering, what is the Gigabyte 9850 graphic card you got in your sig rig?

What do you mean "what is it"?
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Just wondering because it's rare to see a 9850 nowadays. Is it Radeon 9850 AGP graphics card 124 bit 8X? If it's indeed that one then i think you should upgrade your GPU before anything else.
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post #9 of 28
its fine IMHO..either you get an SSD as a main boot drive..or a Caviar Black HDD..

edit: i think the card he uses is a 5850 or a 6850..
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post #10 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ocnewb;13375369 
Just wondering because it's rare to see a 9850 nowadays. Is it Radeon 9850 AGP graphics card 124 bit 8X? If it's indeed that one then i think you should upgrade your GPU before anything else.

It's this http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1163&products_id=16115 I don't think it needs upgrading
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