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Hi all,

I've managed to save $200 over the past few weeks, but I'm not sure what I should upgrade. I don't want a new sound card, but maybe some more/better ram?

Not too sure..suggestions?
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post #2 of 21
get a big thypoon and OC ya CPU
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post #3 of 21
save it?
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post #4 of 21
Better ram or a western digital raptor as a primary drive.
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by emonster
save it?
yeah, sounds like a good plan

hope to get a pci'e video card soon so maybe i'll put it towards that
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchc05
Hi all,

I've managed to save $200 over the past few weeks, but I'm not sure what I should upgrade. I don't want a new sound card, but maybe some more/better ram?

Not too sure..suggestions?
give it to me!!!

pm me if you need shipping instructions...
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post #7 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pjnt
give it to me!!!

pm me if you need shipping instructions...
lol...
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post #8 of 21
You could more than double your storage capacity with that, I see ads for 300GB drives for $200 or less in the paper every weekend. I don't know how you live with only 200GB. I have 830GB spread across my various machines, probably about 60-70% utilized. Granted that a lot of that is backups, but that's nice to have for when one of your disks fails. And it will happen to you someday. (On that note, you could get a tape drive for backups...)
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
You could more than double your storage capacity with that, I see ads for 300GB drives for $200 or less in the paper every weekend. I don't know how you live with only 200GB. I have 830GB spread across my various machines, probably about 60-70% utilized. Granted that a lot of that is backups, but that's nice to have for when one of your disks fails. And it will happen to you someday. (On that note, you could get a tape drive for backups...)
thats a good idea..I just bought this drive because my old 160 failed on me about 2 months ago.
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by mitchc05
Hi all,

I've managed to save $200 over the past few weeks, but I'm not sure what I should upgrade. I don't want a new sound card, but maybe some more/better ram?

Not too sure..suggestions?
Definatley, try some G.SKILL, I personally think since the 7800GS is coming out for AGP you should sell your X850 and use the money towards a 7 Series.
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