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Ok i am going o have about 220 USD this friday and i need help upgrading my sig rig, i don't play any games really i just like to watch movies with the 360 hd dvd player and if i do play games its just some css or gow pc , i am happy with my case , harddrives ,psu and hsf.. so everything else is up for vote to get kicked out of the island..(hehe) .. so tell me what you guys would do and i'll + rep of course for good advice
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There's an upgrade in my sig for $210
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System looks pretty solid. Do you need to upgrade? If you do I would go with a 20" LCD. Otherwise save your money!
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Originally Posted by P£P§! View Post
Ok i am going o have about 220 USD this friday and i need help upgrading my sig rig, i don't play any games really i just like to watch movies with the 360 hd dvd player and if i do play games its just some css or gow pc , i am happy with my case , harddrives ,psu and hsf.. so everything else is up for vote to get kicked out of the island..(hehe) .. so tell me what you guys would do and i'll + rep of course for good advice
I vote 22" monitor. 17" good lord how do you even look at that.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=A179-2204

BTW you have to sell a pint of blood to get the 22" monitor. But it is close.
Edited by Tufelhunden - 7/6/08 at 10:45pm
    
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There's an upgrade in my sig for $210
sorry i will never cross over to the dark side unless they start offering cookies and 20 dollar 4870x2's
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Ok i am going o have about 220 USD this friday and i need help upgrading my sig rig, i don't play any games really i just like to watch movies with the 360 hd dvd player and if i do play games its just some css or gow pc , i am happy with my case , harddrives ,psu and hsf.. so everything else is up for vote to get kicked out of the island..(hehe) .. so tell me what you guys would do and i'll + rep of course for good advice
I'd save it and get a bigger sum of money for an upgrade... $220 won't get you much since you already have a lot. If you really want to spend it get a 4850 or more importantly a nice LCD.
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I would upgrade your processor!

Get a Q6600 or Q9300.

You'll notice the power increase plus they can be overclocked to 3.4GHz like your e6550

or maybe a power supply to say 750w that will give plenty of head for the furture
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I would upgrade your processor!

Get a Q6600 or Q9300.

You'll notice the power increase plus they can be overclocked to 3.4GHz like your e6550

or maybe a power supply to say 750w that will give plenty of head for the furture
i was thinking about it , but if i did i would go with e8400 instead of quad...i love to oc and i want to see that 4.0 on my screen so i can go brag about it at the watercooler the next day at work.....ok we don't have a watercooler but at the soda machine
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Oh, yeah! LCD for sure. You can probably get either 20" or 22" for that.

Maybe like this?
    
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Originally Posted by Muhahahaha View Post
Oh, yeah! LCD for sure. You can probably get either 20" or 22" for that.

Maybe like this?
thats a bit pricy seeing that it's 61 usd over the budget , but you guys are kinda helping out im starting to lean a bit into the lcd way..keep pushing we'll see what happens...............
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