I have $100 -$200 to spend and need Advice

OK well I am coming back to the States for a month and I will be getting From $100-$200 for Xmas.
So what should I do with it if it is $200?
Or... What should I do with it if its $100,
I have found this:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drivefor $95...

but I don't know if I could get better for this price range.
And if I have an extra $100 what should I get?
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  1. If you game, with the extra 100 i would get a 7600GT

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130062 ($109 after Mail in rebate)

    or maybe more memory?

    1GB Corsair Value- $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

    ps you might be able to find some better memory, just first stuff i picked...
  2. Quote:
    If you game, with the extra 100 i would get a 7600GT

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130062 ($109 after Mail in rebate)

    or maybe more memory?

    1GB Corsair Value- $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

    ps you might be able to find some better memory, just first stuff i picked...

    Yes that is a great thought but. I don't need good ram just generic ram... would be fine. Also if I get a new VGA I could sell my GF6600 for around $60 USD back out here
  3. Corsair value is generic and worth while. +1 on the videocard suggestion.

    Have you though about using your $100 and buying saving bonds, and google stock? Might yeald a higher return in a few years.
  4. When I turn 18 yes. And because I because I won't be in the states tell I finish High School better just get some ram and a new Hard Drive
  5. Well serves you right for going to bulgaria while your still a teen.
  6. That wasn't my idea at all... haha So I have to deal with that I have tell I come back next year.
  7. Well I dont know if your motherboard has overclocking options, but even if it doesnt, and I think its a socket 939 you can put this processor in.


    If you do alot of multitasking and variety of things.
    Opteron 170 s939
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103586

    I've seen people overclock these from 2.7 - 2.9 ghz. Even at stock the multitasking will vastly speed up your computer.

    Also consider grabbing another 256 mb or ram to get at least 1 gb total.

    And if your a total gamer, your money would be wisely spend on an
    eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail Selling at $159.99 after 20$ mail in rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130056
  8. Quote:
    Well I dont know if your motherboard has overclocking options, but even if it doesnt, and I think its a socket 939 you can put this processor in.


    If you do alot of multitasking and variety of things.
    Opteron 170 s939
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103586

    I've seen people overclock these from 2.7 - 2.9 ghz. Even at stock the multitasking will vastly speed up your computer.

    Also consider grabbing another 256 mb or ram to get at least 1 gb total.

    And if your a total gamer, your money would be wisely spend on an
    eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail Selling at $159.99 after 20$ mail in rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130056

    Yes I do multi-task but believe that I just can't spend that much on a Cpu ... Not right now. As for the video card... wow thats a pretty good price :)
  9. I'd say a 512 stick of ram, nothing fancy.

    And for video card, this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102688R

    If you can deal with open box, its a good deal.

    Otherwise, this is just fine:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007
  10. Quote:
    I'd say a 512 stick of ram, nothing fancy.

    And for video card, this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102688R

    If you can deal with open box, its a good deal.

    Otherwise, this is just fine:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007

    What does Open box mean exactly? And wow that is a great price for the x850XT
  11. Here is all the box defs you need:

    Open box: A box that had been previously opened, asumed after sale of the boxed item, then returned in satisfactory condition.

    Closed box: A box that has yet to be opened by anyone except the manufacturer.

    No Box: A box that is non existant, though the Item is still in sellable condition.

    Mangled box: A box that is readable, but damaged. Product still is good.

    Mystery box: A box containing iether your item, or another item, or no item at all.

    Closed item, open box: If the item can also be opened, but is still factory sealed, and the box has been opened.

    Closed Item Closed box: Same as above, except the box has not been open.

    Open item open box: The item has been opened, but is still in a sellable condition, and the box is open too.
  12. Wow thanks thats a great help.. Well the open box 850XT does seem nice even though it doesn't have SM3.0.. I will think about it :)
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