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so what would you upgrade on my computer for, say, $300?

I am using Linux and will continue to use Slack 12/12.1 (64-bit kernel)

I do game in WINE, play CSS, WC3, and SC

I do some research work on this computer (computational biology) but I have clusters at uni for actually running the stuff. I don't think I need much more.

So I don't really need anything, per se....

I was thinking 3 more Excelstor 80GB HDD's for RAID0/1 (DS3 supports) and maybe a new GFX. My speakers own (X-530's) atleast imho and everything else looks good right now.
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
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ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
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I'd say drop in a 3870 once they drop in price from the 4k series release and get some more hard drives, perhaps a better sound card?

You don't need anymore RAM for running linux.
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ATI+Linux=FAIL, amirite?

If they have improved, I still can't believe they would be at the level of nVidia's drivers.

plus CUDA=WIN, especially for my research.

so unless you can nullify the above, i'm looking at maybe an 8800GT/9600GT whichever one is better, i'm not sure which one is because I hear mixed opinions, some think one is better, others think otherwise
Edited by amd0freak - 6/16/08 at 12:26am
Workstation
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
Mouse Pad
none 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
Mouse Pad
none 
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