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My specs are as below, I didn't get this rig but just a couple months ago in like May or so, so I don't want to do a complete overhaul, but I'm getting anywhere from 700-800 dollars, what would be my best investment, all recommendations welcomed, even full over hauls lol, im thinking conroe tho
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post #2 of 13
everything looks good. maybe a DX10 card, wait for the ATi cards to come out if you decide to go DX10 because
1. competition lowers price for consumers
2. No idea how good the ATi cards are, might be better, might be worst, you never know.


EDIT: I noticed ur on a 17'. Might for a 20 or 21' since you've got a 7900GTX
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Samsung 80 GB, Maxtor 300 Windows XP Profession SP2 Acer 19', Proview 15' LCD G15 
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post #3 of 13
Nothing at the moment with 700 dollars would be a good investment. Conroe give so much more processing power, but that would mean a whole different setup, and i don't think you would want that. DX10 cards are still very expensive and not worth getting IMO. The CPU is going to be the bottleneck anyway. I will ultimately recommend holding onto the money until R600 or DX10 cards.


If i were you, i would get 30 inch dell monitor.

Cmon you have nice setup, you gotta need more than 17 inches to play game on. Try it out, it is glorious experience. *just my 2cents*

Sorry to kill your dream of upgrading the computer, but i really really think you should wait on it. AMD is trying to recover, maybe until then... ahaha *who knows how many years*
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post #4 of 13
I agree, getting a new monitor would be best. If you really want, you could totally change your set up and get a conroe (thats what I'm doing, but I need a whole new computer). If you want a video card, wait for DX10 so prices go down. That would be the best investment because that will last longer, but you will just have a slower DX10 card once there are lots of DX10 cards.
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post #5 of 13
Considering how powerful your current PC is, the cost to get what is actuall a samll improvment with the Conroe is unwarranted. Conroe if you had an "OLD" system, sure, but the cost to performance gain compared to your current system is a waste of money!
A bigger monitor perhaps.
On the DX10 card, do you need one now, probably not, no one actually does. It will be a little while before any programs/games utilize it. So, if you expect to game with DX10 and Vista, that could be your target spending.
    
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post #6 of 13
IMO you should keep your setup.... and MAYBE (yeah I said maybe) get a new gfx.... But deffinetly get a new monitor.. Your not taking advantage of your current gfx with that monitor...

An X2 4800+ should be giving you plenty of processing power so I have no idea why you would want to get rid of it...

Your choice in the end.
    
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post #7 of 13
Save it, then.... get.... a.... dx10....card.....
get a .....new.......GAMING TUBE.......SO.....you.....can....have a good experience while playing video games.


Other than that, your system is very powerful, and you should have no problems with it for a very long while.
post #8 of 13
20-24" Dell or Apple Cinema display....

Nuff said. I love mine, and want a matching one lol
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post #9 of 13
i vote on 1) monitor 2) mouse 3) keyboard 4) sound system (speakers/headset/card)
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Psu + Dx10
2 OP pls nerf
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