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Lol, yeah that'd be nice. However I anticipated it and welcome the criticism. If only these people would read my "Other Information" section of my system sig they would realize I planned ahead to do everything that they're saying.laugher.gif

I was considering a 400 series card. By the time I make my purchase I might see the 600 series arrive though, and most likely the 500 series should drop a bit.

If you want a small stop gap, that's not too terribly expensive, shoot for a refurbished PNY GTX460 1GB ($110 on newegg), or an EVGA B-Stock GTX470 ($160). Of course there's also open box deals too, but the 460 1GB is a great bang for your buck at $110.

And if you do plan on current games, you really will want Windows 7 for DX11 capabilities with a newer card. Not to mention that 16GB kit of RAM you bought.....

EDIT:
And in your sig rig's other section, you forgot upgrade your monitor. tongue.gif
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Pick up a 6670 and Windows 7 x64. Should amount to less than the 550 Ti and considering the games you play the 6670 should be fine. Though if you plan on getting diablo 3 I'd suggest getting a 6770 or higher eg. the 460 like people have suggested.
 
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And a WD Caviar Green. Ugh.
It WAS a WD MyBook before I took it apart to get better performance. So yeah, ugh. This thing may not be great but it works for me and It's not much worse than a Caviar Black now that it's using the SATA interface instead of USB.

I'm not yet sold on the idea of an SSD just yet as tons of people are complaining about the failure rates, and reliability for my data storage is more important to me than speed, so I'm gonna stick with this HDD for a bit.
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I'm not yet sold on the idea of an SSD just yet as tons of people are complaining about the failure rates, and reliability for my data storage is more important to me than speed, so I'm gonna stick with this HDD for a bit.
I have 3 SSDs, the X-25M in my sig has been going for about a year, no problems so far.

Out of about 10-15 HDDs that I've owned I've had 2 fail and one DOA.

Plus if you drop an SSD it doesn't break.

EDIT: I'm also pretty sure SSDs have a lower failure rate than HDDs.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 8/13/11 at 2:59am
 
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I dropped my friends i7-2600K and it wouldn't boot after we installed it
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I dropped my friends i7-2600K and it wouldn't boot after we installed it
He must love you for that
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I have 3 SSDs, the X-25M in my sig has been going for about a year, no problems so far.

Out of about 10-15 HDDs that I've owned I've had 2 fail and one DOA.

Plus if you drop an SSD it doesn't break.

EDIT: I'm also pretty sure SSDs have a lower failure rate than HDDs.
I heard they're reliable, but their "days are numbered" as in they've got a limited number of times you can write to each part inside it.

I do terabytes of game recordings and feel that I would be among those people that an SSD would fail/die on.

What kind of usage are you putting them through?
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OC as much as you can without investing in cooling,
these cards are great overclockers, stock clocks are 540/1400 but you can easily reach 700/2000 in some models... it gives a nice performance boost...
I think you can reach 6K or 7k on 3dm06 and 2K+ on vantage with some OC,

but your PC deserves a better card.

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XP was originally designed for use with single core's, and up to dual cores if I remember it correctly. Support for quads, and hyper threading was added in later via a patch, so its only half supported (kind of sort of).


And I remember reading something about Nvidia drivers being a lot more limited on XP for current generation cards....that they're purposely crippling some features (don't remember what though).
I don't see that as a problem, multi cpu/cores support was added with SP2 I think, it supports up to 32 cores, not having the support originally is not a big deal, they just added something from the NT/2000 windows in which XP is based.
as for drivers, until some months ago I was using a 9600GT and everything worked perfectly fine with the latests drivers, only DX10 was missing, but that was not a big deal, 99% of the games works well on DX9.

as for using the 32 bit OS.. well, if you do something that uses more ram (I think there is a limit of 2GB for the program and 3.25GB for the OS) or is optimized for x64 OK, but most softwares don't take a huge advantage.
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I heard they're reliable, but their "days are numbered" as in they've got a limited number of times you can write to each part inside it.

I do terabytes of game recordings and feel that I would be among those people that an SSD would fail/die on.

What kind of usage are you putting them through?
On the X-25M I've probably done 1TB, I have no clue as to how much my system writes per day though, thats just an estimate installs DLs etc. Drive has a 10TB rating but I don't know whether that means it will fail by then or if it will just loose speed.

Though even if you do record a tonne of game footage couldn't you just save it to your HDD and just leave the SSD for games and OS like everyone else does?
 
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Nice CPU, check.

WD Green as OS drive and pityful video card, check.

Yup, I'm disappoint.
    
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