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December 3, 2006 11:08:10 PM

Hello. I will be building a new system in the coming weeks. My current system consists of the following (with links provided to Newegg for those that like to gander):

AMD 64 4000+ San Diego (oc'd to 2.736)
OCZ Platinum 2GB DDR400 (oc'd to 456)
OCZ GamerXtream 700 watt powersupply
Aspire Mid Tower Case
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
EVGA 7950 GX2 (there doesn't seem to be a link for this on Newegg)
Dell 2407 WFP 24 inch monitor

My new system will be comprised of the following:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Zalman CNPS 9700 Heatsink/Fan
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR800
OCZ GamerXtream 700 watt powersupply
Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 revision 2
ASUS P5N32-E SLI Mobo
EVGA 7950 GX2 (there doesn't seem to be a link for this on Newegg)
Dell 2407 WFP 24 inch monitor

Any opinions/recommendations about this new system would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
December 3, 2006 11:17:50 PM

Upgrade your video card to 8800GTS
December 3, 2006 11:24:15 PM

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Upgrade your video card to 8800GTS



agreed, the 7950 GX2 is a complete waste of money, the cheapest one on newegg right now is $480, you could get an 8800gts and have cash left over.

edit: just noticed that your taking the GX2 out of your old system, never mind then.
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December 3, 2006 11:45:46 PM

Yeah I am reusing the 7950 GX2 for the time being. I don't have enough money right now to take care of buying a new one. I will sell off that card in a few months (once there are more 8 series out and prices drop). Thanks for the responses and please, more opinions and ideas are welcome!
December 3, 2006 11:53:14 PM

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Yeah I am reusing the 7950 GX2 for the time being. I don't have enough money right now to take care of buying a new one. I will sell off that card in a few months (once there are more 8 series out and prices drop). Thanks for the responses and please, more opinions and ideas are welcome!


You could do the eVGA step-program and get a GTS for like 50 bucks... Or GTX for 150...
December 4, 2006 12:10:07 AM

Well... that is how I got the 7950 gx2. I stepped up from a 7900 GT so I am unable to step up with this card. Otherwise I definitely would.
December 4, 2006 1:44:25 AM

How does this "step up" program work?
December 4, 2006 9:45:04 AM

Well, you have to buy an EVGA product from one of their "approved" retailers (like newegg). From the purchase date of when you buy this (you have to register it with EVGA),you have 90 days to step up to a better graphics card. You pay the difference between what you paid retail for what you currently have and what the MSRP of the card you want is. So, let's say you buy a $200 dollar card and you want to step up to a better card with an MSRP of $300. You would send your card in to them and they will charge you $100 plus shipping for you to be able to get that card. Depending on the wait it can take a while (before you are able to step up) because there is a line of people waiting to step up too. However, you would hold on to your card until you were sent an email to send your card in. From this point, depending on your shipping methods, it can take a good 1-2 weeks before you have that new card in your hands. 1 day shipping costs a lot though. But anyway, that is how it works.
December 4, 2006 11:38:42 PM

Hello. I noticed this has gotten a good amount of views, but not many comments. Please feel free to give your opinions and recommendations. It is definitely very welcome. Thanks again!
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