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About oleander66

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  1. I ended up getting Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W for a PSU. It got perfect reviews on newegg, cheap, and was on the recommendation list. Thanks for your input!
  2. Okay.. I've changed my mind about 10 times so far. Now, before I buy. Tell me if this is a good rig or not. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130015 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103539 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136152 Sadly, they took down the 3700/ultra-d combo. But the 8 hour video card sale looks good. So, I'm probably gunna order the card anyway before the time runs out. Unless someone tells me otherwise within like 20 minutes. These pieces would go with the rest of my current rig in my sig, but I need a new PSU. What PSU should I get? I won't be using SLI or OCing for a while, not until this rig is outdated and I need some more ummph. Does this look good? I just wanted a budget pc, but I keep end up wanting to spend more. :
  3. Hmm.. Changing my mind once again.. I just talked to my friend, who would be putting this rig together. He said he'd never dealth with DFI boards and they probably have too many options that he wouldn't know about, and it would be better to get an MSI or Asus. What msi/asus board should I get? :x
  4. Okay. I see why you could say I shouldn't get the DFI, since it's more of an overclocker's board. But, now I think I will eventually OC it later on, when this rig gets a bit more outdated. Of course I'd have to buy a better cooling system or something, but I wouldn't be doing the OCing, my friend would. So, I think maybe I should get the ultra-D? Especially since on newegg it has a combo deal to save 10 bucks, so the board would only be $113. Is my ram okay with the ultra-D? One of you said it was picky. Right now I'm thinking I should get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814150139 http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103539 http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136152 I could sell the Tomb Raider game, and the cpu/mobo combo saves 10 bucks. Plus I would be able to OC later on. Wouldn't this be the best combo probably? If I didn't have to upgrade my ram anyway. If my ram is okay with it, couldn't I get another 2x 512 of it? Don't some mobo's have troubles with 4 sticks? Also, what specific PSU do you think I should get? Thanks for the replies!
  5. You're right. It might be wise of me to get a 7900, is this the one you were talking about? XFX PV-T71G-UDE7 GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME (520MHz) 256MB 256-bit (comes with tomb raider too, which I could sell). But, again, if I got the 7900, wouldn't that be too good for the rest of my rig? Like right now my video card is a lot better than the rest of my comp. (I think.)
  6. Hmm. What's such a big difference between the 7600gt and the 7900gt? From what I see, 7600 has a higher core clock speed, but the 7900 has a higher pixel pipeline, and is 256bit as opposed to 128. Also the 7600 as you said, is a LOT cheaper. I don't see how that could be worth it, am I missing something? (not sarcasm, I really don't know much about this stuff.) I've heard since I won't be overclocking, and won't use SLI, I'm better off with the Infinity. Can you tell me why I should get the Ultra-D over the Infinity? Also, what ram should I get with either of them? Would what I have be good with the Infinity, but now the Ultra-D? How do you guys feel about dual core cpu's? I'm still kinda debating whether I should get the 3700+, or the dual core 3200+. Some people say get dual core, because it will be better in the future. But right now, games don't really take advantage of it. So I think single core is a better value right now. Am I right? Hm, here's a link to my case. http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cas...Samurai/pg3.htm There you can see my PSU. Is it good enough or should I buy a better one? Thanks.
  7. Makes sense.. Yeah, I'll drop the sound card. The ultra-d has a different onboard than the other one. I assume it's better? As for the video card, eVGA has that step up program thing, where you can send in your vid, then pay a little bit and get an upgrade or something. So, I could do that in 3 months when the price of the 7900 goes down. If I got a 7900 instead would I notice a difference? Wouldn't it be too powerful for the rest of my rig to notice a different, because it would bottleneck or something? Thanks for the reply btw.
  8. Okay, I want to upgrade my CPU/Mobo/Gfx on a budget. Here's what I'm thinking: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego eVGA Geforce 7600GT 256 DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D or DFI nF4 Ultra-Infinity To go with what I already own: 2x 512 Dual Channel Corsair XMS 400 PC-3200 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 80GB Samsung Syncmaster 997mb RAID Samurai Gaming Case (420w Power Supply) I'm also thinking of getting: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM (16x dvd-rom / 48x cd-rom This would be for a gaming PC, no overclocking. I don't think dual core is worth it yet, right? Especially on a budget. Which mobo should I get? They seem like the same thing, but the Lanparty has more options that I probably wouldn't use? Would I notice a difference between the two in a game? Would this be a good rig? Is everything on par with eachother for gaming, no bottlenecking or anything? Should I get another 512 stick of ram? Is getting that soundcard worth it? It seems to be the most popular one for gaming. I heard it saves the CPU from having to use the onboard. Obviously, I don't know too much about computers. Thanks.
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