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Hello all. I'm trying to figure out my next upgrade. It's my birthday coming up soon, and I'm gonna drop ~$150-$200 into the system.
Just wondering what you guys think it should be in. This is my sig rig, so you got an idea of what I'm working with.
What I'm considering:
1. Another 9600 ~$100
2. A new GPU (Thinking 9800GTX)
Story behind that is pretty much I'd drop the 9600 into the girlfriends rig, since she's starting to play more PC games. Also, I do fold so that would benefit the PPD.
3. A H20 Setup
If I did that, I'd really like to stay around $150 if possible.

So what do you guys think? In all honesty, I thought about just selling this rig all together, and starting over. But that may be just a touch extreme.
Although, it's really not out of the question either I guess.
Input?
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post #2 of 13
Your rig looks very nice. I would save that money for now unless you aren't happy about your 9600GT.
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Well, it's not that I'm unhappy. I've been hitting games that don't play as well as I would like, but it's really not that big of deal. Mainly been playing COD lately, and it handles that pretty well. But GRID is another story
The new GPU would be more for the folding then anything really. 2x nvidia cards are better then 1. Also the gf would be happy with an upgrade too. She's getting ready to spend months on spore, and some of the affects I'm sure won't look to nice on the 7800GT.

But I'm also pretty curious about watercooling. I'm wondering how much it could improve my OC. I'm hitting temp limits currently, the poor freezer pro is getting a work out.
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hey i would say be nice to the girlfriend and dont get the h2o kit unless your overclocking, and give her your 9600gt and get a 9800gtx the price went down and you can play your games with good frames.
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if you want more graphics power then get a better vid card =/
    
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imo, get a 9800GTX and drop the 9600GT to the gf's rig.
    
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hey i would say be nice to the girlfriend and dont get the h2o kit unless your overclocking, and give her your 9600gt and get a 9800gtx the price went down and you can play your games with good frames.
Did you even read my specs??
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
if you want more graphics power then get a better vid card =/
True..You make it sound so simple..

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Originally Posted by Brythe View Post
imo, get a 9800GTX and drop the 9600GT to the gf's rig.
Thanks, you guys are kind of confirming what I was thinking..
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dude i read your specs whats wrong with not reading them or not?
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You said unless I'm overclocking. It states clearly in my specs that I'm running @3.7Ghz, which is overclocked. I guess not everyone knows that though...
Sorry...
(I'm in the process of reinstalling Vista, and dealing with GPU2 driver issues, so I'm a bit on edge)
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dude i read your specs whats wrong with not reading them or not?
because he has his Q6600 OC'ed already =/
    
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