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then can you watch your DVD's on your DVD player/tv set until you upgrade?
well the monitor wouldnt make a difference when i upgrade it... cause i would have it now or later either way. SO its really just a matter of would i ever upgrade it.
    
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If I had a system like you have, I'd upgrade till mid-2007.

I only upgraded because I had two Pentium Prescotts (540 and 660) and now a Pentium D 945 @ 4.51ghz and Core 2 Duo @ 3.0ghz. Why the Pentium D 945? Because I have a P5WD2-Premium and I luv that board and was not going to sell it, so I slapped a Pentium D 945 and now I'm ready for Vista and DX10 cards.

Now, if you want to make your current system better? Buy a Dell 24" Widescreen LCD monitor: $680, now that will make your computing experience a lot better.
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Well i decided to grab the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116381

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148022


lol, and i know people are gonna flame on that PSU, but ive had this one for 1.5 years now, and it's rock stable. So I don't forsee any problems unless it's doa. I see people having doa PSUs with EVERY brand!
    
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I know all is said and done, but for what it's worth... they'll always be bigger and better.

I knew when I bought my E6300 that quad core was only a couple of months away and 45nm was just around the corner.... but there is always bigger and better.

As long as you don't buy self destructing hardware, worst case scenario you have some quality, spare parts, perfect for selling or using in a 2nd machine.

There is always something new.... the screen was a good purchase BTW... but if you're so concerned with DVD watching and such why didn't you buy an LCD TV? you had the cash for it.
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when the quad core comes out will they need new mobos?What is the Exact date it comes out cause I'm building a conroe system but i dont want to get the c2d if the c2Q is going to be coming out soon..
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I know all is said and done, but for what it's worth... they'll always be bigger and better.

I knew when I bought my E6300 that quad core was only a couple of months away and 45nm was just around the corner.... but there is always bigger and better.

As long as you don't buy self destructing hardware, worst case scenario you have some quality, spare parts, perfect for selling or using in a 2nd machine.

There is always something new.... the screen was a good purchase BTW... but if you're so concerned with DVD watching and such why didn't you buy an LCD TV? you had the cash for it.
because that wouldn't make a very good monitor lol. The monitor function is more important, but it is nice to watch dvds on ur pc when ur running such a high end system and have a really nice 5.1 headset
    
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because that wouldn't make a very good monitor lol. The monitor function is more important, but it is nice to watch dvds on ur pc when ur running such a high end system and have a really nice 5.1 headset

exelent point JB, I have a 20' monitor and I congratulate you on an excelent purchase. DVD watching on your pc will never be the same again, trust me! And with your video card, I am sure the display size(1600X1200) wont be a problem.

when you upgrade in mid 2007, jsut get a better video card. By then, DX10 or who know, 11 will be out. I would also recomend instead of the pwer supply, that you upgrade the ram to denser sticks. (2gbX2 or 1GbX4 etc...)
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post #18 of 35
I don't know why you bought a new motherboard. You hit 2.7ghz, and I doubt you'll get any higher with air cooling.

As for the power supply. It's not that it arrives DOA. Everything has a chance of arriving DOA. Did you see one of the reviews where someone fried his motherboard and CPU? I'd Definatly not go cheap on a PSU.
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post #19 of 35
Many current motherboards will support Core 2 Quad Read this article carefully, esp. regarding Gigabyte!

Check out the new Dell monitor that's due next Tuesday; sub $300 20" monitor with 5ms response time...

Get a better PSU. That you had luck with one of them does not mean that the brand is good. listen to all the folks who replaced theirs with something better. The fact that you expect comments on it already indicate something is not good about it

And I agree... why waste money on a motherboard if you plan a more exhaustive upgrade in just over 2 months?
    
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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
I wouldnt wait for Quad core. It wont be anything special. Yes you can have 2 extra cores to play with however its not really justifiable until there software that will take advantage of such things. From what i can see your system is nice...Yes an X-FI would be good though.
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