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Uhm in a few years the ps3 will be playing top of the line games flawlessly, while his pc will have to turn everything down to lowest. Bad argument .
...please dear god, say this is sarcasm. Please...I really need to know.

pow3rtr1p, I just read your last post. Don't sell it. Just keep on going on. I understand you want to pay stuff off right now, but there is no reason just to sell stuff now that you will have to evenetually buy again anyways.

If your life doesn't depend on selling it, don't.
    
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...please dear god, say this is sarcasm. Please...I really need to know.

pow3rtr1p, I just read your last post. Don't sell it. Just keep on going on. I understand you want to pay stuff off right now, but there is no reason just to sell stuff now that you will have to evenetually buy again anyways.

If your life doesn't depend on selling it, don't.
He's right. No need for sarcasm. Just look at PS2's life cycle. By the end of its life cycle, it was playing MGS3 perfectly. A PC bought at launch day of PS2 would have been hard pressed to play Half Life 2 at full detail by the time it came out.

Even look at the PS3. If you had built a PC right when the PS3 came out, then good luck playing Crysis. But the PS3 plays MGS4 perfectly. Consoles, by nature, get better with time. PCs don't. It's that simple.
    
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Another thought I had had was this:

- Sell E8400, get E2180 or E2160
- Sell DA750, get Cheaper PSU (still modular)
- Sell x1950XTX, get different Video card (8600 GT or something less power-consuming)
Downgrading to an E2180/60 wouldn't be worth it. The price difference between the two is only about $100. Not only will you be going from 3.0 Ghz to <2.0 Ghz, but you'll also drop from 6 MB of L2 Cache to 1 MB, drop from a 1333 MHz FSB to an 800 MHz FSB, and from a 45nm technology to 65nm.

Cheap-o PSUs aren't always great either, depending on the brand. A decent 400W - 500W is probably all you'd need.

You could get away with selling the video card.
 
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Ya, I wasn't planning on a cheap-o PSU. I was just shooting for like a 500-650W PSU still made by a decent company.

And for the video card, I don't know if it really has much trade-able value. It's an amazing DX9 card (runs GRID maxed out at 1600 x 1200 2x AA) but it's a power-hog, and it's a DX9 card, so I don't know if it's worth much any more.
    
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Even look at the PS3. If you had built a PC right when the PS3 came out, then good luck playing Crysis. But the PS3 plays MGS4 perfectly. Consoles, by nature, get better with time. PCs don't. It's that simple.
Actually, I think it's the development that gets better with time. A console's hardware doesn't change so developers have more time with it.

PC hardware is constantly evolving and developers are always left behind. Crysis was released shortly after DX10 and Vista made it's debut and people were just starting to get DX10 cards. If DX10 hardware had been released a year earlier, I bet the game could have been better optimized for it. Running the game in DX9, with XP and a powerful DX9 card (such as a 7950 or an X1950) ran the game great with a few fixes. Those of us who upgraded still suffer.
 
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did someone just suggest a dell on OCN?
lol Priceless (and sigged)

I got half way through then skipped to the end so forgive me if i'm a little behind... but I say if you have debt to pay off and can get by with your PS3, then go for it man.
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And for the video card, I don't know if it really has much trade-able value. It's an amazing DX9 card (runs GRID maxed out at 1600 x 1200 2x AA) but it's a power-hog, and it's a DX9 card, so I don't know if it's worth much any more.
Yea it's a tough call man. Powerful card but those no real demand for it. See how much they're going for on eBay.

Now that I think about it, selling your system as a whole may not be a bad idea. You could even try putting a 4850/8800 GT in there, selling the whole thing for roughly $1000, then build yourself a decent $500 rig. Hmm...
 
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I'd keep enough PC to play the Steam games at least. I know Orange Box is on PS3, but it's just not the same without custom maps and such with PC.

Making music sounds interesting too. What programs are you looking into and what stresses do they require?
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I'm not really sure, yet. I know Garage Band for Macs is great, but I'm not sure about a PC equivalent.

And the thing is, this GPU is power-hungry enough that I can't really afford to downgrade my PSU by much. I mean, I could, but having peace of mind is nice. I may just keep everything and play the cards I dealt for myself...
    
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I think you should hang onto it.
    
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