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Topic Summary: I have some cash to spend need suggestions
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 02/25/2009 06:54 PM
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magdary
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I had an MSI previous to my present Asus which lasted 7 years until I needlessly tried to overclock it and killed it
 02/25/2009 07:23 PM
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Thats what happened to my old athlon xp on a socket 472 asus board.

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 02/25/2009 07:28 PM
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Mine was a socket A 462 board, I was well gutted as if I had just left well enough alone it would still be alive today and my lad would have a pc. He's now got to wait until I upgrade to inherit my old gear.
 02/26/2009 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by: Zodgrod009

Ok a given is the patriot 1066 ram I am picking up but I was considering a patriot SSD as well but that leaves 300 bucks any other upgrades you think I can use?


OK well what do you use the PC for mainly:

There's a few things that you can do, but it depends on the purpose of the PC really as to whether its worthwhile or not...

As already mentioned... BD-R/BD-RW Drive is one good option..!!

No mention in your sig of your speaker configuration, you might want to upgrade speakers..!!

If you have a lot of media use, then you might want to get some new HDD's and set up RAID.

You could add a 3rd 4850 for Tri-Crossfire...!!

Or my personal favourite....!!!! Spend the spare cash on a gift or treat for your wife, to make up for all the time and money you spent on the computer up to this point.......
it'll also put you in good standing for any future upgrade spending you may want to do..

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 02/26/2009 02:04 AM
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Zodgrod009 forgive dimwit and his pre occupation with hookers. Hes all talk lol and his wife would kill him if he was to ever stray.

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 02/26/2009 06:26 AM
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Originally posted by: Zodgrod009Already have $10,000+ set aside for that and another $20,000+ for retirement so yeah. Well I have to change my sig then. This really is a spare $500


Cyberpower 1500VA 900w UPS $185

Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse $156

LiteON BluRay drive and DVD burner $110

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Rig 1: AM2 X2 4850e--MSI K9N Neo V3--2x1gb Mushkin DDR2 800--Sapphire HD4830--Corsair VX450--Acer H213H-Win XP
Rig 2:Athlon X2 7850 Kuma--Biostar 780L--2x1gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800--Asus Formula HD4770--Corsair VX450--LG Flatron W2252TQ-Win 7 32-bit Premium
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 02/26/2009 07:14 AM
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Originally posted by: PC-GURU -

Zodgrod009 forgive dimwit and his pre occupation with hookers. Hes all talk lol and his wife would kill him if he was to ever stray.


how do you think i met her-lol
standing on the corner with a matress strapped to her back -LMAO

19 years in macrh-till death do us part (ok, until she kills me-lol)


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 02/26/2009 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by: dimwit13

Originally posted by: PC-GURU -

Zodgrod009 forgive dimwit and his pre occupation with hookers. Hes all talk lol and his wife would kill him if he was to ever stray.


how do you think i met her-lol

standing on the corner with a matress strapped to her back -LMAO

19 years in macrh-till death do us part (ok, until she kills me-lol)

-dimwit-


Which would be very soon if she could see what your saying here.... ....

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 02/26/2009 07:42 AM
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lol-she knows-
she is the greatest woman i have ever known-she put up with me for 20 years
i wouldnt trade her in for anything (ok maybe a couple of 4870x2 or a couple gtx295-lol.)

i do let her read my posts-she cant believe you guys havent drug me out into the street and beat the krap outta me-lol.
i said they would if they could-lol

looking for a NB waterblock-i ahve been to danger den and found 1-do you have any suggestions?
what cooler are you using?
or i might just buy a fan for the heatsink.
i do have the same ocz ram cooler that you have,but it wont fit over my ram,since i got the mushkin.
i can mount that over the NB,with a couple mods.



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 02/26/2009 07:48 AM
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I've just got a small 40mm fan on mine...you can see it in my pics on the setup thread.... !!

Its not the best, but better than nothing...!!

Tell your wife she has my sympathies... ....

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 02/26/2009 07:58 AM
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she is sitting next to me now (and read the last post)
we are ready to leave for work

she need all she can get-lol


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 02/26/2009 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by: kazgirl

Originally posted by: Zodgrod009



Ok a given is the patriot 1066 ram I am picking up but I was considering a patriot SSD as well but that leaves 300 bucks any other upgrades you think I can use?




OK well what do you use the PC for mainly:



There's a few things that you can do, but it depends on the purpose of the PC really as to whether its worthwhile or not...



As already mentioned... BD-R/BD-RW Drive is one good option..!!



No mention in your sig of your speaker configuration, you might want to upgrade speakers..!!



If you have a lot of media use, then you might want to get some new HDD's and set up RAID.



You could add a 3rd 4850 for Tri-Crossfire...!!



Or my personal favourite....!!!! Spend the spare cash on a gift or treat for your wife, to make up for all the time and money you spent on the computer up to this point.......

it'll also put you in good standing for any future upgrade spending you may want to do..[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]


Actually I am giving her money to get her hair done and a pedicure so thats taken care of.

I am currently using 2.1 speakers but we are renovating and I have had to scale back. I will bring out my 5.1's once it's all done.

I am adding a 500 GB HDD that I already have and possibly a SSD as well.

And I feel the same way about my wife, she is the greatest and sticks by me no matter what.

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AMD 940 PH2 BE @ 3.7 Ghz ArcticFreezer 64 pro
Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
Patriot 4GB pc8500 DDR2 1066@5-5-5-15
Antec Quattro 850 Watt PSU
Asus 5770 1GB DDR5 850/1200
Sound blaster Audigy. w/2.1 surround Logitech speakers
Antec 900 case w/4 120mm fans 1 200mm fan
 02/26/2009 10:52 AM
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Two7Buckeye
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Id say:
3rd 4850
Blue-Ray Burner
Hauppauge 1212 HDPVR (watch the video, it really explains it well)
Dozen Roses

Ive used that Hauppauge, its quite awesome. It really is worth the money if youre into it.

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Cooler Master V8
ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe 790FX
2 x Sapphire 4870 1GB GDDR5
4GB GSkill Pi Black 1066
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 02/26/2009 10:54 AM
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Zodgrod009
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A 3rd 4850 would be great but I don't have enough room in my case, 2 is enough.

I have a Tv tuner waiting to be installed in my Media centre PC.

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Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
Patriot 4GB pc8500 DDR2 1066@5-5-5-15
Antec Quattro 850 Watt PSU
Asus 5770 1GB DDR5 850/1200
Sound blaster Audigy. w/2.1 surround Logitech speakers
Antec 900 case w/4 120mm fans 1 200mm fan
 02/26/2009 01:16 PM
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first thing I would replace would be your DDR 2 800 for DDR 2 1066 5 5 5 15.

the next think I would do it work on that full time overclock and push that thing to at least 3.7 Ghz full time.

to give you an idea of how this helps my 3dmark06 is with in 200 points of yours with a single 260 GTX .

IN a few hours time I suspect my single 285 GTX will pass the 19k mark.

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4 GB DDR 3 1600 @ 1688 Mhz 7 7 7 24 T1 2688 Mhz NB
2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
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 02/26/2009 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by: PC-GURU -

first thing I would replace would be your DDR 2 800 for DDR 2 1066 5 5 5 15.



the next think I would do it work on that full time overclock and push that thing to at least 3.7 Ghz full time.



to give you an idea of how this helps my 3dmark06 is with in 200 points of yours with a single 260 GTX .



IN a few hours time I suspect my single 285 GTX will pass the 19k mark.


The 1066 are a given and indeed with 5 5 5 15 timings.

I managed to hit just over 19k but next is 20k

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AMD 940 PH2 BE @ 3.7 Ghz ArcticFreezer 64 pro
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Antec Quattro 850 Watt PSU
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Sound blaster Audigy. w/2.1 surround Logitech speakers
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 02/26/2009 04:07 PM
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HI DIMWIT13s WIFE!!!!

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Opteron 165 at 2.2ghz 1.4Vcore//Asus formula HD4770//2gb OCZ platinum 2-3-2-5//Asus A8VE-SE//Seagate 2x 250gb SATA2 RAID0// thermalrock dragon gaming case 5 90mm fans// XP pro SP2//
 02/26/2009 08:06 PM
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GIMME THE SPARE $500!!!!!!!!!!! NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited: 02/27/2009 at 05:07 AM by Orn
 02/26/2009 08:31 PM
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Originally posted by: elite_commando

HI DIMWIT13s WIFE!!!!


dont you still owe her some money-lol


NOW EVERYBODY, ii really do love my wife with all my heart,i owe her my life and she know this.
if you knew us you would be LYAO, because it fits the way we are- very genuine people.
so please dont think any less of me ( sone smart @$$ comment should go here) because of the way i talk about my wife.


-dimwit-

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 02/26/2009 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by: Orn

GIMME THE SPARE $500!!!!!!!!!!! NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



your stretching my screen-drop a few of drop them belowe-PAH-LEEEEZE


-dimwit-

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