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I am going to be coming into some money in about 2-3months... I am not sure how much but i am told it is going to be around $200 maybe more. What would be better...
Save some money and go to a AMD Phenom 9600 BE or a video card something like a 9600GT or a 8800GTS G92?

My video vard now is a Geforce 7900GS @580/900 (ram volt mod and upped shaders)
My CPU is AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ @2.5ghz@1.35v 24/7


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More RAM and a video card.
 

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wow that was a fast reply JR
 
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Definately more RAM and I would go a 8800gt.
 

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Hey, I try my best. But an 8800GT + a pair of Adata's or GeIL's should hold you over until your next build.
 

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Oh and another question before you get the 8800GT, is your board SLI capable?
 

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Oh and another question before you get the 8800GT, is your board SLI capable?
no my board isn't SLI. I only have 1 PCI-E x16 slot
 

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Make the 8800GT a 512MB version. Also, the Esoteria's run very well. What's good about them is that are CONFIRMED to be warranteed up to 2.5v.

Oh and if you must need an opinion on them, DanishDevil is the one to ask!
 

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Make the 8800GT a 512MB version. Also, the Esoteria's run very well. What's good about them is that are CONFIRMED to be warranteed up to 2.5v.

Oh and if you must need an opinion on them, DanishDevil is the one to ask!
damn 2.5v my board doesn't even go to 2.5v it only goes to 2.4v but that still would be good for overclocking.
 

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Well they are known to do at least 900mhz 4-4-4-10 @ 2.2v.
 

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Hey, I try my best. But an 8800GT + a pair of Adata's or GeIL's should hold you over until your next build.
I couldn't agree more.:toast:
 

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For sure a video card with at least 512meg on it.
 

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Well they are known to do at least 900mhz 4-4-4-10 @ 2.2v.
If they are anything like my Geil i have now then they can do DDR2 1000 @4-4-4-12@2.2v so that should be fun.Have the extra voltage range to play around with.
also the 512mb video card is that really needed for playing at 1280x1024? my 7900 when overclocked doesn't even do bad in most games at that res with everything maxed.
 

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Of course man, I think you will love them. I was about to get some aXeRAM until you showed me how much the Esoteria's are.
 

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anyone know where a 15year old can get a job? I want to get the video card,RAM and a quad when i upgrade i want to go all out.
 
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McDonalds, they have one in every country don't they?
 

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you should be able to get a waiver for your age, course that could be up to your parents, Military you have to get approval to join by parents if your 17.
 
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anyone know where a 15year old can get a job? I want to get the video card,RAM and a quad when i upgrade i want to go all out.
My first job was at Sears, 16! :) I was a sales assistant in the electronics dept, making commission + base = 13$/hour. Sears sucks, but paid good. :D
P.S. Dont work fast food, its awful, pay sucks, many better jobs.
 
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8800 512 version and ram
 

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McDonalds, they have one in every country don't they?
IDK but there is one 1/4 mile from where i live so that would be easy to get to... I know it would suck but it is a job... Anyways lets get back to the upgrades. so this is what you think i should get...

8800GT 512mb
2GB of RAM

What i am going to try to get

8800GT 512Mb
2BGB ram
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Read this article. Then scroll down and configure a PC setup similar to yours to see what's best. In all, you need both a adequate CPU and GPU.
Source
 

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Does your board support Phenom?
 

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Read this article. Then scroll down and configure a PC setup similar to yours to see what's best. In all, you need both a adequate CPU and GPU.
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I think a 8800GT and a quad would kill what i have now
 

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