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post #141 of 280
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Originally Posted by andos View Post
Ditto kinda, just going a little step higher like, 8130p and sabertooth.
I would too, but I can't afford it.
post #142 of 280
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I would too, but I can't afford it.
You should really be getting some more credit from your PSU work.

I can just barely afford but that's only because I've got about 6 or 7 reference 5870 lieing around to sell.
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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post #143 of 280
Dad went from a Pentiums 4 to a Q8300
I went from a single core 3500+ to this beastly hexa 1055T
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post #144 of 280
Pentium III ---> Core 2 Duo T5550
Core i7 build -> SR-2 Build
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post #145 of 280
from a 468dx2 to a pentium 2. Just wow, I played Deus ex on it and carmageddon 2. Great stuff. It had a matrox videocard, don't remember which one.

Biggest has to be from a pentium 2 to a athlon 64 with an ati X800PRO though, because there was a lot more I could do with that system.
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Athlon XP 2200+ & Radeon 9600 PRO -> Q9300 & 9600 GT

Upgrading e6320 & 9600 GT to i5 2500k & GTX 570 didn't have that jaw dropping factor "whoa, I can finally play games" as both setups COULD play majority of them, not most comfortably but I wasn't bored.
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Getting a new case, a new cpu cooler and some new fans.

I went from this (Tuniq 3)...



...to this (CM 690 II Basic)...



...replaced an OCZ Vendetta 2 with a Venomous-X, and got a couple of San Ace 1011s and a 140" high-cfm Noiseblocker. I was able to raise my cpu and gpu overclocks, with stability, to the point that it feels like a new computer, performance-wise. Regarding the Venomous-X, I guess it sounds fanboyish, but you get what you pay for.

CM 690 II + Ven-X + fans = less than $200 total (including postage), and I'll use them all for at least one more build. Cooling matters.
post #148 of 280
from a P4 to my sig rig.....night and day. or night to night it was such a big leap in technology that the day part was eaten by chuck norris.
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Water cooling, no doubt.
     
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going from a celeron laptop to my sig rig
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