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Ok, tommorow i will have roughly 900-1000 dollars! Should i upgrade now? Ram(~250), cpu(~300), mobo(~150), soundcard(xfi 130) ~ 850
intel core 2 duo

or should i wait to see wat's out around xmas and just get a new monitor (300), the sound card (130), and some medua headphones (120), and anew 939 mobo (~100)? ~650
    
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post #2 of 35
Dude don't upgrade now, I would say. Wait for Core 2 Quad. Comes out in a month...

"Giving his keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Paul Otellini, president and CEO, said the Extreme version of the Quad Core CPU will be 70 per cent faster than the current Core 2 Extreme." http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-comput...processors-set
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post #3 of 35
Are you not satisfied with anything with your current PC? If not, then don't upgrade. If there is something that dissapoints you, then upgrade that part, or just wait it out until Christmas
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post #4 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0
Are you not satisfied with anything with your current PC? If not, then don't upgrade. If there is something that dissapoints you, then upgrade that part, or just wait it out until Christmas
well i really SHOULD upgrade my current mobo
the sound card thing isn't priority, but it would be nice.
Im running a 17" monitor, which is adequate i guess, but it would be nice to be able to watch fullscreen dvds on there (without them being deformed)
    
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post #5 of 35
Nah, just keep the current mobo (unless you are going to sell it to me j/k)

You must have a DVD player in your living room? The 17" should be enough

Waiting is a better idea IMO, you'll get better stuff
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post #6 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0
Nah, just keep the current mobo (unless you are going to sell it to me j/k)

You must have a DVD player in your living room? The 17" should be enough

Waiting is a better idea IMO, you'll get better stuff
widescreen movies cut off roughly 5 vertical inches while watching on this monitor, that makes it closer to a 14" widescreen :/
    
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBD1986
widescreen movies cut off roughly 5 vertical inches while watching on this monitor, that makes it closer to a 14" widescreen :/
then can you watch your DVD's on your DVD player/tv set until you upgrade?
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post #8 of 35
I wish I had your computer. Hopefully the C2D's will be way cheaper when the Kenstfields come out.
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post #9 of 35
you have a really nice PC. I'd wait.
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post #10 of 35
i vote widescreen moniter
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