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Old 12-09-05, 12:17 AM Thread Starter   #1
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My Specs:
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1GB of Corsair Value Ram
200GB IDE HD
300GB SATA HD
TV Tuner card
No video card (Sold 6600GT few months ago)
2.1 Crappy gateway speakers (LOL?)
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Some cheap MSI mobo
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Ive been thinkin about getting a new rig and making my current rig a media computer where I would store all my software, music and other stuff . Something with like 7800GTX, dual core, 5.1 speakers, Raptor, more powerful PSU, better mobo (something like ASUS or along those lines), and 2gb of RAM or would you rather suggest I upgrade my current PC? I would throw in 2gb of RAM, new video card, new speakers, and other upgrades. Opinions?
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Old 12-09-05, 12:43 AM   #2
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I'd probably just go the upgrade route. You've got plenty of storage space, and there's no reason you can't do all you want to with just one rig.

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Well if you don't have a video card and you plan on gaming, then definitely build a new setup. Having one computer dedicated to gaming and the other dedicated to other stuff makes it a lot easier, but then really expensive as well.

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Old 12-09-05, 11:34 PM   #4
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I say build a new computer, I'm guessing you have a decently high budget for what you are foreseeing anyway.
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Old 12-09-05, 11:44 PM   #5
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I would upgrade for another reason. Much easier to maintain the software on one system than two. A friend of mine would disagree. He has a 'race' rig for lan parties. Very little support software like firewall and antivirus.
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I say build another. Its my favorite hobby, and Having once solely for gaming is a nice idea, then itll stay nice and fast, itll be for one thing. Use the other for everyting else.

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