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About Soujiroh

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  1. The 2 cards I'm debating between are the 6800gs or the x800gto2 (following the simple mod and flashing guide to unlock and whatnot). My price range is around $200-230 U.S. dollars flat. (Broke college student) I have other questions: What's up with nvidia having a smart shader 3.0 while ati is still at smart shader 2.0? What are the differences between these shaders? Will 3.0 be utilized sometime in the future or is it just for looks to sway the competition towards nvidia? I don't know of any games that use the smart shader 3.0 but I've heard that when games start using it, ati will be behind and their cards will not perform as well. Sorry about the long post, but I'm about to purchase a new video card and give my 6600gt to my bro. Thanks!
  2. I'm planning on buying 1 stick of 512 ram. Any recommendations? $50-60 max. Thanks!
  3. I'm trying to find Ed Jacobsen's post on how he went about the build on his new computer. It's his post on the step by step guide he followed to make his computer along with his son. I'm about to build my rig (in signature, just waiting for psu and gpu) and that posts by Ed along with the many people that replied to the thread would be a great asset to me. A link of his post would be nice! Thanks!!
  4. Hi, I'm new to these forums, but have been browsing through manys posts within the last few days. I've been reading and doing much research because I am about to build my first computer. This new rig will be mainly used for school work, video games, movies, internet, etc. I also plan to OC the cpu to about 2.4Ghz with air. My budget is very tight at $1000 + or - $100. (includes monitor in price) The components are as follow: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 ULTRA-D nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64 $125.00 @newegg Thermalright XP-90 @SVC $30.00 after shipping Panaflo 92mm $10 NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A OEM $41.99 @Newegg Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $92.00 @newegg Components I'm still debating and questionable about are: :confused: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+* 939pins $126.00 after shipping @ewiz (still debating if I should go with the new E6 or stick with the E3?) Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 $61.74 @costcentral or Fortron 500W Blue Storm AX500-A ATX12V $71.07 @ewiz???? Ram: Looking for OCZ value vx, but can't seem to this ram or any good stable ram under $100 I was pondering about the differences between these two rams: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227211 vs http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/m...7&AFFIL=dt&NR=1 Which ram would you get or would their be a better ram choice for around that price? Videocard: 6600gt $150 any recommendations on which one to get? (should i just get a refurb 6200tc and wait a few months until 6800's drop in price) Case: I'm looking for a good aluminum case that'll reduce heat and has good air flow. The following are the cases I found that I thought were decent(The case has to be black and also needs to have a side panel window): $100 Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $120.00 after shipping or Lian-Li PC-7BPlus Windowed Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case with clear side-window or Kingwin KT-424-BK-WM Total thus far without monitor is approximately: $850-900 Monitor-Whatever is left over from my budget will be spent on this last component. I'm looking at some lcd, but can't seem to find one I like. Has to be 17-19 inches with at least 12ms response time. DVI is also a must! All opinions and comments are welcome! Thanks!!!
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