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Well I have 200 to spend... what should I get??? LCD monitor or opty 165 or well name it if you can...



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post #2 of 11
Opty
Another 1GB of RAM
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post #3 of 11
LOST!!!
Weren't you looking for another 1G of HS????
    
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post #4 of 11
LCD monitor all the way.

I'll tell you a story. 4 years ago I won 500$ in lottery... what to do with them? I got this LCD Samsung 710V, 17", 72Hz... at that time it was a bit over 500$. Needless to say I love it and it serves me without any dead pixel or any issue at all.
This spring I had to leave the country for 6 months and I left my rig @ home. Where I was the company gave me a rig with a nice Dell 17" CRT, I've read it was one of the best CRTs. I am quite sensitive in regards to monitor quality and unfortunately I couldn't work on that thing more than 2 hours at a time. On the LCD I can play indefinitely
The difference is huge between a LCD and a CRT from the eye comfort pow. As for the opty I think it can wait at least until games would have real multicore support, right now you won't see much of a difference.

*EDIT Did I mention I can play Oblivion on this sempron 2800 I have @1024*768 with ~medium details?
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post #5 of 11
PM sent... that 1G stick and a few more $$ and you could up to an Opty
The RAM/Opty upgrade with the cash on hand and sell off your CPU and have both
    
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Awsome... Thanks all but im still looking for more peoples opinions... I pm'ed you duke.
    
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post #7 of 11
RAM and an Opty would do you nicely, though I don't think you could get both new, perhaps used. Surf the "For Sale" thread.
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post #8 of 11
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Wooo hooo just recieved it
heres the stepping
CCBBE 0610pmw

How do you think it will oc?
    
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post #9 of 11
Will oc more better with another stick of matching ram (HZ or two new sticks of TeamXtreme's will serve you nice).
Single channel HZ should bench well (less complications) but bandwidth will be lower than dual channel.
OC gonna hit 2.86g. Yes, thats my final answer!
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post #10 of 11
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why only 2.8?
    
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