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start of the problem:
About mid october I deleted my hds in a raid setup.Windows was oem, key is no longer valid. since then Iv'e been running on unregistered (which will end in 8 days starting 11/17).
Since I havent really given my parents any thing for christmass other than cheap cards . I was thinking of giving them my current pc..cause their's is a century older than mine.
Starting november 20 I'll have 1.2k for my new sys. I am having a problem in the graphix card and mem area tho..I only have enough left to spend around 250$ on the graphix card and a mininmumm lf about 50$ to spend on a cheap 512mb wintec memory..If I buy a 8800gts/x then ill have no memory to use it with..and if I were to w8 to get a 8800gtx at its current pricing I would have to wait for a month before I have the money. If i were to buy some memory and get a cheap (50$) geforce 7 series would that still be an upgade from the 6600gt?
Also just a question..but would it do any good to go sli with my 23" 1920*1200 lcd screen?
Any suggestions?
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The 7-series would be somewhat of an upgrade since it supports newer technologies that the 6-series does not. If you're looking to compare a higher end 6xxx to a lower end 7xxx, the 6 will win out most of the time just because of the fact that it has more processing power.
    
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i would think about a x1950 pro, those run around $200 on newegg.com
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Well my advice to you would be to hold of on the 8800gtx and buy everything else. Then buy the card a little later, thats if you have a pci E card available to run your monitor off.
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Couldn't you activate that copy of windows over the phone...just tell them you swapped mobo's or something..
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You can still use your key. It only becomes invalid when you switch mobo's. I've reinstalled my OEM Windows countless times.
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You can still use your key. It only becomes invalid when you switch mobo's. I've reinstalled my OEM Windows countless times.
The time before I deleted my data on the raid I reinstalled windows onto the same mobo cause the system32 file randomly got corrupted....(REALLY BAD ADWARE) then when I tried to reinstall (after I deleted my data on the raid setup) on the same mobo they wouldn't let me said the key is no longer valid.


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Couldn't you activate that copy of windows over the phone...just tell them you swapped mobo's or something
dunno has that worked for any1 else yet?
Thought about trying that but would it really work though..

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i would think about a x1950 pro, those run around $200 on newegg.com
the mobo uses a nvidia chipset..wouldn't it clash?

is there a decently priced video under 200$ that would play bf2 or cod2 to keep me busy till I get the 8800gtx/s ?
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dunno has that worked for any1 else yet?
Thought about trying that but would it really work though..
i have winxp pro and ive switched it in between so many different computers countless times and every time after the first ive had to call in and get it activated. At first i was kind of nervous but why should i be?? it's the retail version and it's only ever on one comp at a time...so theres my 2c

keep in mind that i have the RETAIL version, i don't thin oem is actually supposed to change comps, but don't quote me on that
    
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