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Ok so this is my leet and uber pc that i shall be building in a months time:
Well less than a month....

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4ghz
Abit IP35 Dark Raider
Tuniq Tower 120
ATI HIS HD3850
Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC2-6400
160GB 1x, 80GB 2x
Pioneer DVD-R
Antec EarthWatts 500W
LG Flatron L1715S 17"
Antec Solo
X-FI XtremeMusic
Logitech Z-2300s
Steelseries Siberias
Razer Copperhead
****ty acer keyboard...
Windows XP SP2
But i have an extra £157.51 hanging around spare from all the stuff that i've sold.. So what can i do with it to improve my computer? +reps
    
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post #2 of 16
You could always put the additional cash towards a larger LCD. A 19", or even a 22" widescreen. I tend to go for Samsung LCD's myself. You may also want to look into getting an 8800GT as the graphics card as well, or a HD3870.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 5/24/08 at 11:32am
post #3 of 16
Maybe a HD3870 and bigger monitor?
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post #4 of 16
You can do much better on that graphics card. Right now a 9600GT will whoop that 3850 all day and night. but since u'll be building the pc in a months time you can probably hold off and get a HD4850 or an equivalent nvidia card.
Edited by Brythe - 5/24/08 at 11:33am
    
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post #5 of 16
Upgrade the GPU first...to maybe a 3870 or 8800GT....or possibly the upcoming 4850.
Then after that grab a bigger LCD.
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post #6 of 16
I would go for 1066MHz RAM. It is so cheap right now and will give you some more overclocking headroom. The G.Skill is a good option, but you'll have to find a dealer in your country.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231144
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post #7 of 16
- Better PSU
- Better video card
- Larger monitor (22" should be a must).

What's your TOTAL budget, and which parts do you already own?
    
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post #8 of 16
if you'll be OCing this a better PSU is a must. EarthWatts is low-end. And if u game/watch movies (which you ofcourse do) then look into getting a 22"er. If you're on a tight budget then forget the X-fi, onboard sound should do for now as you have other areas that need spending.
    
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post #9 of 16
i agree with chozart. a better psu & larger monitor.
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post #10 of 16
dont get the sound card and put the money into more HDD space. 750GBs are about $115-$130 for any brand
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