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Poll Results: What should I get with the $80?

 
  • 36% (4)
    Hard Drive (please post what kind/link)
  • 54% (6)
    Memory (please post what kind/link)
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    New keyboard (looking at Saitek Gaming Keyboard)
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    New mouse (gaming laser/optical)
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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm going to get $80 worth of components for my computer for Christmas (at least that's what I'll definately get) and I get to pick. Should I get memory or a hard drive? My specs are:
  • A64 3200+ Stock (S939)
  • ECS K8T890 Motherboard
  • 512MB memory (borrowed from another computer)
  • 10GB Boot HDD
  • 25GB Other HDD
I think that's what you need to know. I want to get memory in 1GB sticks because I want 2GB eventually and I can only put 2 sticks in. As for the HDD, if possible I'd like 10k RPM (but enough capacity to be able to store stuff) or 7200RPM (preferably a bunch of space). Can you post links to the cheapest things for whatever category that's still good quality?
post #2 of 16
Try getting a 160-300 gb hard drive.
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post #3 of 16
You should really look for getting more RAM, not only is RAM used mre than a Hard Drive during gaming the RAM will allow your system to "Breathe" when info is being transferred...

I actually have 2x512MB sticks (OCZ Value Dual Channel 3-4-4-8 timings) that I need to get rid of, they're good but I got 2GB OCZ Platinums and my system is running better now

You're money is better spent on RAM, you're system wil run faster with it, getting a Hard Drive does nothing for the system other than make mroe space

Hope this helps
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post #4 of 16
hey mr.gator....what u go under ur skin there....

didnt u know that u should not be advertizing ur products here....

anyway nightdagger....forget his words for now unless he posts on wanted section which will take him ages from now....

kinda remember the story of one mr.smokey if i have his name right....

u wanna watch what u say now...
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post #5 of 16
I am giving him relevant info and sicne I think it is kind of dmb that you need 75 rep just to sell stuff here I mentioned it, I'm not trying to rip anyone off...

I'll take it off and PM him if he wants it but I can sell anything on ehre cause of rep, and I am giving him the info that he needs, He needs mroe RAM and not a hard drive

And i dont see how bashing my post is helping, you need to watch what you say, oh and thanks for adding relevant info to the thread
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post #6 of 16
Yeah, I think RAM would be your best bet. for that price you will probably be limited to some 'value' RAM

try OCZ, Geil, or g-skill

a 1gb kit would do the trick, get you better timings and dual channel. you'd see better performance... yeah, you'd have to upgrade again in the future if you do decide to get 2gb... but it's kinda 6 and one half doezon the other...
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post #7 of 16
Yeah, I think RAM would be your best bet. for that price you will probably be limited to some 'value' RAM

try OCZ, Geil, or g-skill

a 1gb kit would do the trick, get you better timings and dual channel. you'd see better performance... yeah, you'd have to upgrade again in the future if you do decide to get 2gb... but it's kinda 6 and one half doezon the other...
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WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
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post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Okay, I went online and these are my top choices

-HDD's
  • Seagate Cheetah 10K RPM 36GB
  • Maxtor 200GB 7200RPM
  • Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM
-Memory
  • Corsair PC3200 (1GBx1)
  • Kingston PC3200 (1GBx1)
  • OCZ PC4200 (1GBx1)
-Keyboard/Mouse (Note: I may be able to get a keyboard and mouse because each is about $40-$50)
  • Logitech MX518 Gaming Optical
  • Logitech MX1000 Wireless Laser
  • Logitech G5 Gaming Laser
  • Saitek Gaming Keyboard/Command Pad
-Other
  • eVGA Geforce 6200 256MB AGP
  • SB Audigy 2 ZS Gamer Edition
I may get a 7800GT later, so I probably won't get the VGA card.

Which do you think I should get?
post #9 of 16
Get the Ram its more important for you computer at the moment.
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post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Which RAM though? I think the OCZ is the best out of those, but does anyone have any experience with it to tell me?
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