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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2008, 05:50:19 pm »
Is it less expensive to buy all of those things separate when buying a laptop?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2008, 05:51:26 pm »
Can you wait for a while before getting that laptop? If you're going to go all out then you should know that Nvidia will be releasing the GeForce 9xxx series of GPU soon and the laptop variant should be out soon after.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2008, 01:27:33 pm »
Ok, Im gonna buy a new Graphic Card in a few months, so what should I go for? (its gonna be with the comp I posted on last page.)
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2008, 01:43:02 pm »
Check out the 8800 GT.  Debuting at between $250-$300 US.
Some benchmarks here, here and, here.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2008, 01:54:57 pm »
Looking at you're specs you should know that you likely don't need a new card yet. But if you insist Danziks suggestion is the best because thats the only card that has enough power over your current one to justify a purchase. I would still wait on a price drop however.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #170 on: January 15, 2008, 08:21:44 am »
Thanks:P

When will the 9000 serie be released? I've got some money to spend and I want to play Crysis at as good graphics as possible :P I can only play at default settings now :( (Most low, some med)

EDIT: DRAT!!! That 8800 GT is SO cheap compared to performance! :O
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #171 on: January 16, 2008, 08:04:20 pm »
And it's only going to get cheaper.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #172 on: January 18, 2008, 11:53:09 am »
Thats the crap with stuff like this, it will go down to like 220$, and I will feel really great when I buy it, but a month later it will cost 200$ and I will feel bad. BAAAAD!!! But yea, playing Crysis for a month might be worth it ;)
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #173 on: January 18, 2008, 11:17:13 pm »
According to Wikipedia, February 18.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_9_Series

I'm probably gonna get my buddy to build me a new machine in a little while, couple of months. Maybe after I get my tax rebate, or after I get back to work.
Looking at the 8800 GTX, but I might just go crazy and get a 9800 GX2 for the hell of it, as long as the price ain't too ridiculous.
I guess 500 bucks is about as high as I'll go; anything more just feels stupid.
Plus I gotta consider the rest of the parts.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #174 on: January 21, 2008, 05:13:21 am »
Hey, wanting to ask if this is a good system that will last atleast a few years or if you think anything should be upgraded  :)  :P

Intel Core 2Quad Q6600 2.40Ghz 8MB S-775
4GB DDR2 PC5400 Ram
RAID-2x250GB Harddisk 7200rpm
ASUS P5N-E/SLI- nForce 650i
SLI - 2x 512MB GeForce 8800GT
7.1 CH Soundcard
10/100Mbit Network card
4xUSB Ports
NZXT Apollo Steel Black Cabinet
48x16x DVD Drive

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #175 on: January 21, 2008, 11:46:51 am »
You're kidding right?

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #176 on: January 21, 2008, 12:11:54 pm »
Um... No. It's a terrible system. In fact, I'll take it off your hands for... say, 50 dollars? That's a bargain considering that dusty old piece of trash.



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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #177 on: January 21, 2008, 01:00:38 pm »
Look daddy! ME WANT!  :o
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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #178 on: January 21, 2008, 01:04:53 pm »
Silly show offs are silly.

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Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« Reply #179 on: January 22, 2008, 04:27:25 am »
Silly show offs are silly.

its not a show off, its something i was thinking of buying and just wanted opinions on if something should be better or not, i dont know that much of pc's you see..