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post #11 of 20
Get a new motherboard and CPU. Buying another 7800 would be a waste of cash because your current CPU is struggling to not bottleneck the first one.
Dont go with the 3800x2, if anything the 165 or 170 opteron and a board capable of 300+ HTT.
Dont bother with your memory either, run the 2x1G in dual channel mode, you dont need 3gigs, that's wayyy too much and overkill and will actually slow your computer down.
As far as the DFI boards, you dont need an expert, you could save $50 and get the SLI-D

On a small note, If you dont multitask, and primarily game, then dont bother getting a dual core chip...look single core with 1M L2 cache....Save you $100 right there going single core.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by tytlyf
As far as the DFI boards, you dont need an expert, you could save $50 and get the SLI-D
On a small note, If you dont multitask, and primarily game, then dont bother getting a dual core chip...look single core with 1M L2 cache....Save you $100 right there going single core.
Good points, but, the Expert is so much better. People get more stability and a better overclock with the Expert, plus it has a much better layout.
Also, unless you can upgrade within a year, do not buy a single core proc. It would be a waste. If you can, buy a 3700+.
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Put it in the bank, Your system is fine now.....save for Vista i'm telling you its going to be a money pit.
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post #14 of 20
If you really want to upgrade get a second 7800GT that will give the biggest performance boost, also you can just overclock your current processor.
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post #15 of 20
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Put it in the bank, Your system is fine now.....save for Vista i'm telling you its going to be a money pit.
Also a fine suggestion. But now that I think about it, you have like everything you need. Aside to the few quirks like the HDCP monitor, which no one has. But it would probably be better to save and wait for Vista, M2, DDR2 for AMD, SM 4.0, etc, etc...
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post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Mumbles
Put it in the bank, Your system is fine now.....save for Vista i'm telling you its going to be a money pit.
so true, i would save for a whole new awsome-o rig for vista, because were not
EXACTLY sure what we need so id say save it and put it in the bank like mumbles said :withstupi haha jp mumbles
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Bleh Vista. Cant see any logical reason to upgrade to it when it comes out especially if you have to buy a new computer to run it.
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post #18 of 20
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Bleh Vista. Cant see any logical reason to upgrade to it when it comes out especially if you have to buy a new computer to run it.
Well..if its Dx10 then all games after vista will be dx10 and dx9 windows xp will suck on it, or even not work.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mumbles
Well..if its Dx10 then all games after vista will be dx10 and dx9 windows xp will suck on it, or even not work.
Well I wont have to worry about it then. But also though all these people who just bought nice computers only have DX9 cards though so they are screwed as well when DX10 comes out.. Isnt it suppose to not be compatible/not very compatible with DX9?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jori
Well I wont have to worry about it then. But also though all these people who just bought nice computers only have DX9 cards though so they are screwed as well when DX10 comes out.. Isnt it suppose to not be compatible/not very compatible with DX9?
It supposed to run on an emulation to a DX10 level if you have DX9, but reports say the emularton is very bad.
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