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January 17, 2010, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
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I am super out of the loop and without a decent computer at home so please bear with me...
My Abit IP35-E finally bit the dust so I'm left with:
E2140 that OC's to 3 ghz easy
2 gb DDR2-800 Crucial Ballistix
EVGA 9800 GTX
Corsair 650HX (2 years old)
I quit serious gaming a year ago, but I hate my PS3 again and probably will game somewhat. I do like high res gaming.
I was considering getting a EVGA 790i chipset, and 4 gb DDR3, using the remainder of what I have, and grabbing another 9800GTX when I see a cheap one. I think the PSU can handle that, and I would love to put that ram in the kids computer so I hear less whining.
But, I'm kinda thinking that I'm throwing good money after bad... anyone have a better option?
Budget is about $500 upper end.
haha i had the same setup in my vostro 200. I ended up keeping my 8800 gt and getting a tower for dirt cheap than spending $50 on fans for it. Bought some $120 ram and a used q6600 to overclock the shit out of, i also bought a new motherboard as i sold my cold duo core for $300. I think total spending was $540 not inlcuding the video card i bought a while ago but technically i got $300 for my old computer so it was $240
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