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thanks for the description, would that ati be cheaper then the nvidia equivalent? how do they compare, i have always heard that ati was better for gaming in general, never knew how much truth there was behind it
I am an Nvidia fan...to be honest. Though for the money, a x1950 is a very good card for a power budget build.
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thats actually what im looking for, once i get my foot in the door with this cheap build, i want it to be something that i can upgrade when i have the money, or actually do piece by piece, i cant do that with the system i have now, its kinda all or nothing

something else i have a question about, should i order the vista premium x64 or keep with my x32 version, its only about 10bucks to have the extra disk shipped to me, i just didnt know if it would do anything noticeable, maybe that would help boost my current systems performance?
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if it only costs you $10 then definatly go for the 64bit vista as it will let you have 4gb ram later
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would i notice anything other than the ability to use 4gb of ram?
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Vista is a memory hog and utilizes more CPU loadthan XP so... need I say more.
Id say Core 2 Duo but I despise Intel and there current bug issue with them, well... need I say more.
You have a good PC for now, if your not in the mind set to start from scratch now, perhaps waiting out the Brissy w/DDR3 may behoove you.

Your current PC would appreciate 2G with the current games.
    
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Vista is a memory hog and utilizes more CPU loadthan XP so... need I say more.
Id say Core 2 Duo but I despise Intel and there current bug issue with them, well... need I say more.
You have a good PC for now, if your not in the mind set to start from scratch now, perhaps waiting out the Brissy w/DDR3 may behoove you.

Your current PC would appreciate 2G with the current games.
You got the Duke droppin advice mate, you've reached the big time Though don't let his Intel "pooh-poohism" sway you too much (though I despise them too), K10 will definitely have its own set of vulnerabilities and unfortunately I don't believe they will be able to compete at the same price/performance point at introduction.

You also may want to consider a budget dx10 card (8600gt or 2600xt) for your upgradable build.
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yes apparently my ignorance has reached the top! im actually looking at selling my current setup for $500 that should probably get me a healthy jump into my budget build, i dont like the idea of getting rid of my raptors, but the guy thats interested doesnt even want vista, so i may swap out my raptors for a beefier hd, something 300gb ish, and drop windows xp on it, for what he wants it for, he wouldnt notice anything but more space, think that would be a fair price? thats with my 19" viewsonic crt monitor
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yes apparently my ignorance has reached the top! im actually looking at selling my current setup for $500 that should probably get me a healthy jump into my budget build, i dont like the idea of getting rid of my raptors, but the guy thats interested doesnt even want vista, so i may swap out my raptors for a beefier hd, something 300gb ish, and drop windows xp on it, for what he wants it for, he wouldnt notice anything but more space, think that would be a fair price? thats with my 19" viewsonic crt monitor
If you can sell that rig for $500 and keep your raptors...well you'll be negotiating my next home purchase
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Sell

"pooh-poohism" indeed it is but you don't want me to rant on INSWILL, I ment Intel now do you
    
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i havent fully decided yet on the sale, if i sell now, ill be without a tower until i can scrounge enough to buy a nice monitor, psu, and case, that 500 would pretty much get me the guts, if your bored, you could throw some super cheap builds up on here for me to check out, cheaper is always better at the moment, anything that i can upgrade later would be fine
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