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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 10:16 PM
Hey guys .... Ive been posting here for ages and have read all the super duper systems that everyone has or dreams of having.

My question is ... what would be a good system to invest in now? Is there some latest technology coming out in the next couple of months worth waiting for? Or slapping down a couple of G's on say ... a PIV 2.66 (w/ all the goodies) and monitor etc., or holding off to get something later?

I have heard there is something soon to be released that is the "wave" of the future (next couple of years) ... mult-tasking? or something ....

comments??

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 10:16 PM
Hey guys .... Ive been posting here for ages and have read all the super duper systems that everyone has or dreams of having.

My question is ... what would be a good system to invest in now? Is there some latest technology coming out in the next couple of months worth waiting for? Or slapping down a couple of G's on say ... a PIV 2.66 (w/ all the goodies) and monitor etc., or holding off to get something later?

I have heard there is something soon to be released that is the "wave" of the future (next couple of years) ... mult-tasking? or something ....

comments??

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 10:25 PM
You should wait till at least Christmas.

Seriously Athalon64 is too new and Nforce2 is too old.

(I would consider Intel but then you'd have to use a buggy Creative soundcard, instead of the Nvidia Soundstorm)

These things come in waves. The key is to wait for the sets and ride that big wave from the outside all the way in. (instead of hopping on some shorepound)

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 10:33 PM
You can buy or better build a good machine for under 1000 bucks with ease... Waiting helps, but only to some extent.. Computer industry is never ending race /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
BTW now is a good time to buy... prices are more then resonable.

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 10:41 PM
Considering that I have a PIII 800 MHz (500 MB SDRAM) ... it would be like seeing FB for the first time if I could crank up the graphics and get over 40 FPS /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Buzz_25th
10-01-2003, 10:50 PM
There will always be something new a couple of months away. It's all part of an evil plan to keep us broke.

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 10:55 PM
What monitor do you have?

There is no point in upgrading if you are going to keep a cheap monitor.

I recommend dropping $680 on a Sony CPD-G520P.

Then, in 6 months upgrade your computer to an A64/PCI Express/Nforce3 w/soundstorm combo.

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:02 PM
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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:04 PM
They say, if you can double you clock speed then an upgrade is worthwhile. Of course, this is only "rule of thumb" but I would say if you were to get a P4 2.66> then it would be worth it.

The next gen in technology is not expected to really land with authority (and affordability) until spring 2004 or later. If it were me, I would find it hard to wait for another 6 months.

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Cpt.LoneRanger
10-01-2003, 11:06 PM
680$ 21" Monitor for an PIII 800 MHz (500 MB SDRAM) ?

You can buy 3 PIII 800 computers for this money, LOL!

And in 6 month, there will definately be another great announcement, of another brilliant piece of hardware.

I'd never buy a brandnew system, especially not a revolution like the step from 32 to 64 bit. And I doubt there will be reliable plattforms just a few month after it was first released.

(besides that, I've never had a problem with soundblasters, once I got rid of my Abit KT7A...)

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:16 PM
Id say wait about 5-6 months if you can, p4 3.6 now will get you a p5 in a couple mons I'd wait

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:21 PM
Buzz_25th wrote:
- There will always be something new a couple of
- months away. It's all part of an evil plan to keep
- us broke.

True.

You can get a nice rig for alot less than 2G that you can enjoy now. The tires are about to fall off the old model. Plenty to choose from too. What are you thinking about?

XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:23 PM
h009291 wrote:
- Considering that I have a PIII 800 MHz (500 MB
- SDRAM) ... it would be like seeing FB for the first
- time if I could crank up the graphics and get over
- 40 FPS

That is exactly what i had before i build a new rig ..
You wont need more then 1000 bucks for system that will give you more then 40FPS /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:30 PM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- You wont need more then 1000 bucks for system that
- will give you more then 40FPS

Only his name is crazy./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:33 PM
I meant without monitor /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif hehe..

Was taking a shot at..

XP2500 on ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
with 1GB of PC3200
9800 None-Pro

Whadda u say stevo... he can`t pull 40FPS in perfect mode after all "adjustments" /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:46 PM
steve_v wrote:
- You can get a nice rig for alot less than 2G that
- you can enjoy now. The tires are about to fall off
- the old model. Plenty to choose from too. What are
- you thinking about?

Well ... I figure that Id like to get a PIV 2.66 (at least) and probably a decent video card (at least 128 Meg of some type) and I guess an Audigy 2 sound card. Also about 1 Gig of the better RAM available.

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:50 PM
Are you going to build it yourself...or buy?

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:51 PM
I "prefer" the Abit NF7-S ver 2 and you're right about perfect. Don't know about the 9800 non pro so I defer to others. Just got a 9800 pro myself.

Even without monitor, easily under 1G and a useful rig for at least the next 2 years. Very hard to go wrong on this one.

PS. Please, dear God, let h009291 build it himself./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



Message Edited on 10/01/0310:53PM by steve_v

XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 11:55 PM
Hunter also said that this Abit board is better... but for some reason my heart belongs to ASUS /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 03:28 AM
I still havent upgraded yet.... I returned the XP2400 in favor of getting a 2500...I still cant decide between the Asus and the Abit....../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I'll keep my 9500Pro for now and my 266DDR ram....... but the MOBO and CPU are coming soon.... BTW...Comp USA has an Xtasy 9500Pro128 RIGHT NOW for $129....... thats right $129...... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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