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post #1 of 21
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Yeah.

I've got some monies just sitting here. That I was planning on putting torwards my computer. But since I was planning on going Conroe for Christmas, I was going to save it. Not so sure if I'm going Conroe anymore.

Thinking of just working on getting my rig set; and for Christmas, get something like a nice monitor (1680x1050) and/or a dual core processor, and possibly some better OCing RAM.

So...what to buy now? I have anywhere from $50 -> ~$100 to spend now, depending on what I'm "owed" by some people and if they pay anytime soon.

So. Yeah. What would you do? I'd get something like a better case, fans, and a HSF now, or a sound card, case, fans, and CS:S or something. Or....another 160GB HD for RAID 0, and a sound card and some headphones. Or just make a suggestion.
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post #2 of 21
wait and upgrade to conroe. I would if I was you Also, a nice 1680x1050 20"er would be nice.
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post #3 of 21
Id just get a 3800 and drop it in to your current board (considering they have a BIOS update for dual core).

Unless you want to overhaul your whole system, in which case Id get a Conroe/Allendale.
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Sounds card and/or a good set of headphones. Having a good set of surround souns headphones will do wonders on games like BF2.
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post #5 of 21
CSS is SO much fun, get that.

A decent sound card will do wonders, too. I think the lower-end Audigy can be had for less than 50.
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
wait and upgrade to conroe. I would if I was you Also, a nice 1680x1050 20"er would be nice.
Well the monitor is only if I don't go Conroe....

Conroe would pretty much take up ALL the Christmas money I usually get. Cept like ~$15.

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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
Id just get a 3800 and drop it in to your current board (considering they have a BIOS update for dual core).

Unless you want to overhaul your whole system, in which case Id get a Conroe/Allendale.
Been having the update since it first came out...

Like I said, only thing "performance" wise I'd "overhaul" would be a dual core processor, and some OCing ram...and thats about it.

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Originally Posted by poprhetor
Sounds card and/or a good set of headphones. Having a good set of surround souns headphones will do wonders on games like BF2.
I heard surround headphones were a joke...which really seems to be true. I doubt there is anyway to really have it do any good with 2 speakers within an inch of your ear, to make it surround sound.
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post #7 of 21
You're on socket 939.. right?

first, why not core 2 duo? does not fit thet budget?

Seenig your rig: I'd say CPU cooling first, then sound, the RAM, then CPU

That would be my order of priority
    
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post #8 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
You're on socket 939.. right?

first, why not core 2 duo? does not fit thet budget?

Seenig your rig: I'd say CPU cooling first, then sound
Kinda budget...I mean, I can get all the stuff to be in the "Conroe crowd", but then I'd still be stuck with a 1024x768 monitor, a DX9 card since I wouldn't be able to get a DX10 card anytime near the time they come out, an ugly case, not lots of HD space, etc.

And yeah; S939.



If that makes any sense.
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I'd stick with what you have.

Slowly upgrade it. see my previous post for my suggestion of in waht order..
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Seenig your rig: I'd say CPU cooling first, then sound, the RAM, then CPU

That would be my order of priority
Can I ask why RAM before processor?
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