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Offline trav

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thinking about building
« on: Jan 27, 2007, 03:19 PM »
Hey guys! Great job on the new digs! Love it!


Im thinking about building a new machine (or more so, upgrading) from what I have now.

I'm thinking of getting an AMD 64bit AM2 3800+ (or something mabye a little better. Depends on funds, which right now can afford just that.)

I'd use my soundcard, hard drives, monitor and CD/DVD burners I allready have. I'd also get  gig of DDR2.

I'd also get an nVidia videocard of some sort, mabye a 7600 of some sort.
 
It's intensive purposes would be to play C&C 3: Tiberium Wars.


Sound good?

Best regards,
Travis.
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Re: thinking about building
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2007, 03:51 PM »
Dont you mean 2Ghz?

Yeah, its not great, but it'll be better then what I currently have (2600+ @ 1.9Ghz.) I'm excited!
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Re: thinking about building
« Reply #2 on: Jan 27, 2007, 05:48 PM »
I hear ya, JA, I'm tired myself  :-\


Least ill have 64-bit! yay!
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Re: thinking about building
« Reply #3 on: Jan 27, 2007, 08:41 PM »
Sounds good. Are you wanting the AMD 3800 X2 or just the single core AMD 3800? There is only about $35 difference between the single and double core AMD 3800s. It would be more money, but you might give the Intel Core 2 duo chips a look.

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Re: thinking about building
« Reply #4 on: Jan 27, 2007, 08:44 PM »
Dual core.
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Re: thinking about building
« Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 2007, 09:08 PM »
I also do not know if I'll be able to get a video card for quite some time as of im limited in funds and have to buy a new back for my LCD screen of my laptop (its cracked where the hinges are, and if it snaps off then....well...yeah)

I was thinking at least a 7600GS though (eww, GS)
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