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Poll Results: FTW? (For The Win)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 19% of voters (14)
    HD2600
  • 71% of voters (51)
    X1950
  • 2% of voters (2)
    X1900
  • 0% of voters (0)
    X1800
  • 4% of voters (3)
    X1650
  • 0% of voters (0)
    X1600
  • 1% of voters (1)
    Radeon 9800
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Radeon 9700
71 Total Votes  
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by yarow12 View Post
The X1950 is in the $150s on Ebay. I might continue saving up, but then again nathris did have a pretty nice suggestion. Hm...

WoW, thanks for the suggestion. But how would I even install the motherboard let alone the processor (I refuse to touch CPUs)? Is there a company I could call that could do that for me? I live in New Orleans. I can do RAM and cards, but I'm not so confident about all the other stuff.
I'll keep your suggestion in mind (saving as), but I'll also look around for one that's already in a case.
If you want to spend $150 then you can go with a nice intel solution, kinda like mine.

Anyways if you continue on with the AMD route then you should get this processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103774 since it comes with the fan and everything.

Installing a cpu is actually pretty simple, just ground yourself by touching something like a psu thats plugged in, then align the little diamond on the cpu up with the matching part on the cpu socket, drop it in and carefully press down on the retention clip, making sure the pressure is divided evenly across the cpu, and then pop the heatsink on and install it according to the instructions(it should already have thermal paste applied). Then make sure you plug the fan into the motherboard. Intel CPUs are a bit easier in this regard because they you literally just pop the heat sink on.


We should be able to walk you through it if you need help.
    
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post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
Someone complained that everyone views it and doesnt post

So i voted

2600XT, X1950 Pro

Yay

or 3850 AGP
Thanks--that was me me by the way.

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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
Do it yourself

Its easy

Dont pay someone to play high tech lego

YouTube some videos on building computers

How old you?

Most of us OCN people were 13-17 when we built our first comp

It just takes a little time and common sense

Its easy

Honest
To me, age doesn't matter. Therefor, I shall not say. But U can easily figure it out anyway.
I just don't wanna mess with all that seeing as I kinda made my first mistake a qwhile ago and ended up needing to reboot. Ever since then I've chosen not to open it up again. It's not even mine really. It's my step dad's (HE won't let me).

I'm thinking about buying a new computer off of Ebay and just starting from there. How much y'all think they'll cost. Note: I just want a decent rig that I can upgrade with ease (PCI-E slots).
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post #43 of 46
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If you want to spend $150 then you can go with a nice intel solution, kinda like mine.

Anyways if you continue on with the AMD route then you should get this processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103774 since it comes with the fan and everything.

Installing a cpu is actually pretty simple, just ground yourself by touching something like a psu thats plugged in, then align the little diamond on the cpu up with the matching part on the cpu socket, drop it in and carefully press down on the retention clip, making sure the pressure is divided evenly across the cpu, and then pop the heatsink on and install it according to the instructions(it should already have thermal paste applied). Then make sure you plug the fan into the motherboard. Intel CPUs are a bit easier in this regard because they you literally just pop the heat sink on.


We should be able to walk you through it if you need help.
No thanks, but I'll keep that in mind. I'm seriously thinking about a simple PC to call my own.
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post #44 of 46
x1950, no competition.
"LOL WHATS BETTER GEFORCE 2 OR 9800GX2!?!?"
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I kinda made my first mistake a qwhile ago and ended up needing to reboot.
Um...Oh no?

I reboot my computer all the time...and clear the CMOS, its part of working with computers
    
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post #46 of 46
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Um...Oh no?

I reboot my computer all the time...and clear the CMOS, its part of working with computers
Yeah, but I don't even know how to reboot, and the person that did it is back in California. Besides, we all agreed that I never open it again. (this PC was a present form that guy to my step dad; he built it himself)

Hm...I'm thinking about starting a new topic for me trying to either build a new rig myself or buy one to upgrade from Ebay. Since I've already gotton my answers from everyone that helped. But if I were to buy the parts would that mean I'd have to buy everything indivisualy (unless combo)?

P.S. Which is cheaper Intel or AMD?
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