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Poll Results: Which list should I buy?

 
  • 54% (13)
    List 1 - 8800GT / Hard drive
  • 41% (10)
    List 2 - 8800GTS / no hard drive
  • 4% (1)
    Other (please specify)
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post #31 of 58
I'm not quite sure why the Intel boy felt the need to interject......but whatever I am a noob here.
post #32 of 58
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I am glad to see you are getting along better lol. I personally would have gotten a new CPU, MB, and RAM. 400.00 would be a stretch for all that but it is possible to do. At that point I would save up for a new VC and then you will have a better gaming rig.

MB -- http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813136038
CPU -- http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115030
RAM -- http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231114

That RAM has been known to runn at 1200mhz @ 5-5-5-15
That CPU can run about 3.6 or so, and the MB can take you too 500FSB and beyond.
All for less than 400.00 and take all your other parts and bring them over to use.

Now you can save like 20.00 out of your next bunch of paychecks or whatever till you have 200.00 for an 8800GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318.

IMHO this will be your best bet at keeping your rig for then next 2 years. The plans you have IMHO will NOT take you more than a year. My rig is getting dated as far as playing "new" games... I get about 30-35 fps in crysis on "high" settings. (which I cannot see any difference anyway between high and very high).

DOES ANYONE CONCUR??
I would do that, however I AM buying my racing wheel. And I was used to a 7600GT...I played Crysis with that and was happy. Lol, believe me...with the settings I'm used to (always buying mid range parts), this setup will easily last me another year.

I know Intel is the leader and all, but I don't want to do an all out new build. I just want to upgrade where I need the upgrade at for now....and that would be GPU and Optical drive since I currently don't have one.

EDIT:
I'd also like to point out....lasting me a year +...I don't mean on all high settings. I mean middle settings or lower. I'm still happy playing COD4 on my AthlonXP 2000+ and FX5950 Ultra on all low. Graphic quality is what my sig rig is for...hence why I want a new GPU. Not only that, the new GPU could VERY easily be moved to a new setup later down the road if I so wished to do so.
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Like I said, setup and break down time will be nothing since I'm hoping my desk will allow me to leave it setup. The cost difference between SATA and IDE was only like $5 or so....so I'm most definitely going with SATA drives all around this time. I'm just hoping drivers wont' be a problem when setting up windows, lol. But I'll find that out soon enough.

@txtmstrjoe:
Which list do YOU think I should go with? I know you know your 939 stuff....I've been wanting the best graphics card I can afford, this time it'd be the 8800GTS. Its all a matter of if I'm getting a hard drive too since this one has a broken connector that I sometimes have to wiggle to make it work. I've got the money on my card NOW, and I'm ready to purchase NOW!!! Its starting to burn a hole in my pocket, lol. I want this stuff to arrive tomorrow, but it won't happen, lol.
Heck, man, I'd go with cheaper and fast enough every time (whichever of those lists is cheaper). Whatever performance advantage a more expensive optical drive might give you is going to be so small, it's negligible in my opinion. But if you need a new HDD, then you gotta get it.
    
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Heck, man, I'd go with cheaper and fast enough every time (whichever of those lists is cheaper). Whatever performance advantage a more expensive optical drive might give you is going to be so small, it's negligible in my opinion. But if you need a new HDD, then you gotta get it.
Well see, that's just my problem!

One setup costs $388 and some change. The other is $391 and some change. I have to leave $2 left for fees to use the card, other than that, I don't care about saving money....I just want best bang for the amount of bucks I have.

I don't absolutely NEED a new hard drive. I've dealt with this one in the condition its in for over a year now (broken SATA connection). Its just every once in a while my computer randomly shuts off and no more hard drive. I've also not even ruled out the cable as being the faulty part yet. For all I know, my current hard drive may work just fine, it could just be a bad cable.
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I would do that, however I AM buying my racing wheel. And I was used to a 7600GT...I played Crysis with that and was happy. Lol, believe me...with the settings I'm used to (always buying mid range parts), this setup will easily last me another year.

I know Intel is the leader and all, but I don't want to do an all out new build. I just want to upgrade where I need the upgrade at for now....and that would be GPU and Optical drive since I currently don't have one.

EDIT:
I'd also like to point out....lasting me a year +...I don't mean on all high settings. I mean middle settings or lower. I'm still happy playing COD4 on my AthlonXP 2000+ and FX5950 Ultra on all low. Graphic quality is what my sig rig is for...hence why I want a new GPU. Not only that, the new GPU could VERY easily be moved to a new setup later down the road if I so wished to do so.
You'll have no problem keeping your rig around and kicking for at least a year.
I was almost sad to let the opty rig go, but I had to have a Wolfdale.
    
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I edited my last post so that you could still get that wheel.

After you buy the three parts that I suggested you could sell your old parts and get the wheel and a HDD. Think about it overnight dude it really is a win win situation. I'm not sure what your time line is on coming up with 200.00 for a VC but really if you want your rig to last at least 2 years then IMO I see no other choice.

You will get a new rig plus the wheel and in 2 months time a new VC and it will have a higher resale value than you already 2 year old hardware. I'm not trying to seem pushy as I am good and set with my rig but that is IMHO the best over all solution.
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I edited my last post so that you could still get that wheel.

After you buy the three parts that I suggested you could sell your old parts and get the wheel and a HDD. Think about it overnight dude it really is a win win situation. I'm not sure what your time line is on coming up with 200.00 for a VC but really if you want your rig to last at least 2 years then IMO I see no other choice.

You will get a new rig plus the wheel and in 2 months time a new VC and it will have a higher resale value than you already 2 year old hardware. I'm not trying to seem pushy as I am good and set with my rig but that is IMHO the best over all solution.
My time line on coming up with a SPARE $200 would be next year's tax refund. Hence why I want to buy one now.
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post #39 of 58
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I edited my last post so that you could still get that wheel.

After you buy the three parts that I suggested you could sell your old parts and get the wheel and a HDD. Think about it overnight dude it really is a win win situation. I'm not sure what your time line is on coming up with 200.00 for a VC but really if you want your rig to last at least 2 years then IMO I see no other choice.

You will get a new rig plus the wheel and in 2 months time a new VC and it will have a higher resale value than you already 2 year old hardware. I'm not trying to seem pushy as I am good and set with my rig but that is IMHO the best over all solution.
I think you're underestimating the quality of the Opty165. I had that chip paired up with the same motherboard he's got (A8N32-SLI Deluxe) along with the 8800gt he's contemplating. It really isn't that too bad a setup. DX9 performance was killer, don't know what DX10 would be like (just noticed the vista OS in his sig).
    
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I edited my last post so that you could still get that wheel.

After you buy the three parts that I suggested you could sell your old parts and get the wheel and a HDD. Think about it overnight dude it really is a win win situation. I'm not sure what your time line is on coming up with 200.00 for a VC but really if you want your rig to last at least 2 years then IMO I see no other choice.

You will get a new rig plus the wheel and in 2 months time a new VC and it will have a higher resale value than you already 2 year old hardware. I'm not trying to seem pushy as I am good and set with my rig but that is IMHO the best over all solution.
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