I was on the brink of a new build come payday next week, but I was offered a PS3 for a mere $250-$300 CDN, still pending, so I am kind of unable to go ahead with the new build now. Anyway, even with the PS3, I still need my pc for gaming, since all the best games are on pc, obviously. I will still have enough cash to do a little something with this rig, and I know you will all "hate" on me for wanting to upgrade such an ancient pc, but I've pretty much made up my mind that I want to upgrade, I just can't decide with what. It only has to get me through until the end of summer, when I've got enough for a new rig again. I was thinking so many things, it's getting a little overwhelming. First I was all "X1950 Pro AGP", then I was kinda into switching to a PCI-E 754 mobo and an 8600 GTS XXX, then I kinda figured this processor really has to go, it bottlenecks my x1600 for gosh sakes. But where to go from there? It's hard to even find anything 754 anymore...but I've been eyeing the Turions...but I'm liking maybe an Mobile Athlon 64 with the 1MB L2 (up from my Sempy's 128KB!). I don't know, help me out here, even though it hurts you all on the inside to not just say "build a new rig dammit!". Oh yeah, $400 (US) to spend, maybe a little more...plus I figured going PCI-E would at least allow me to move ONE thing over to the new rig, just add another GTS in SLI...
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5/21/07 at 6:29pm