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Because my parents tell me what I am and am not permitted to spend my money on. A video card is a maybe. A new motherboard is a no. Flat out, no.

Besides, the card is only $210 shipped, I almost paid that to order my new HDDs. I am going to replace my 8 MB cache 150 GB RAID 0 with a 16 MB cache 500 GB RAID 0. Yes, I know there are larger-cached drives available, but 16 MB is the largest available for SATA-150.
How old are you? Do it anyway.

Edit: That motherboard is like 5 years old, I used to own it before I got this one last year. AGP is teh suck.
    
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Because my parents tell me what I am and am not permitted to spend my money on. A video card is a maybe. A new motherboard is a no. Flat out, no.

Besides, the card is only $210 shipped, I almost paid that to order my new HDDs. I am going to replace my 8 MB cache 150 GB RAID 0 with a 16 MB cache 500 GB RAID 0. Yes, I know there are larger-cached drives available, but 16 MB is the largest available for SATA-150.
Why are you limiting yourself to a SATA-150 drive? If that's all your SATA controller handles....you can still use a SATA-300 drive, it just won't run at full speed, which isn't really a big deal because it won't on a SATAII port anyway.
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Because my motherboard only has a pair of SATA-150 ports. As to my age, you can see from my profile I am 22. I am presently living in an apartment and attending law school, both of which are being paid for by the aforementioned parents. Granted, it is in the form of a loan I will need to pay back when I graduate, but I would not be able to afford school if I piss them off enough for them to stop paying.

Oh well, temporary unhappiness now for joyous jubilations later. I intend to order a $14,000 or so PC upon gaining my first "real" job... >=Þ
     
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Makes sense. But don't gimp yourself in the future by buying a Sata-150 drive. Get a 300 drive, they are still compatible with 150 ports and you won't have to upgrade it in the future.
    
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Makes sense. But don't gimp yourself in the future by buying a Sata-150 drive. Get a 300 drive, they are still compatible with 150 ports and you won't have to upgrade it in the future.
Exactly what I said, lol. So of course I agree .
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I already placed the Newegg order. I just hit the cancel, but it was already on step 3, so it may end up not being canceled. Figures, the one time you wish they were slow...

POST-EDIT: It now shows as "Void" even though I've yet to receive a new email.
     
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I already placed the Newegg order. I just hit the cancel, but it was already on step 3, so it may end up not being canceled. Figures, the one time you wish they were slow...
I thought you could cancel up till step 4? You might be okay, it might've canceled. And I'm still going to stand very strong against the 3850 AGP card. You're going to have nothing but driver problems with that thing. I wish it was different, but unfortunately past the X1900/7900 cards in AGP....the driver support just isn't there.
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blitz6804, here's a personal philosophy to which I adhere: Do things your own way for you own reasons. That's one of the beauties of this hobby. Our rigs are all an extension of ourselves, and they all have a raison d'etre unique to themselves.

Everyone would like to have all the latest kit, but unless you have really deep pockets and an insatiable thirst to dip into it and spend, well, sometimes we have to just rock on with what we've got. Besides, if your needs are still being satisfied by what you've got, what's wrong with that, right?

So kudos to you!
    
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I am told to install the PCI-E driver when running CCC. It installs fine. The big thing I am looking at is the DirectX 10.1 versus my present 9.3. Further, I have heard stories about the 1950 XGE (specifically) being incompatable with Vista.

I just ordered the HD 3850 AGP and a HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330. I decided on a single drive instead of RAID 0, for in case my motherboard ever dies again, I will not be in the pickle I am in now, that is, having no access to my data. That, and for $15 less money, I am getting 250 GB more storage space.
     
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I'd get the SATA-300... they're almost the same price....

BTW, just found a screenshot of the beautiful twins that are coming back from RMA in march...

I think those were the best DDR-1 ever made...

Only 20 mins of primebecause I was testing it further... but with a bit more of tweaking it was stable t that speed.. can't remember wich timings I changed...

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