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

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December 5, 2006 5:24:51 PM

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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December 5, 2006 6:11:40 PM

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If you game, with the extra 100 i would get a 7600GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... ($109 after Mail in rebate)

or maybe more memory?

1GB Corsair Value- $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

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
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December 5, 2006 6:20:21 PM

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.
December 5, 2006 6:30:47 PM

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
December 5, 2006 6:34:54 PM

Well serves you right for going to bulgaria while your still a teen.
December 5, 2006 6:47:31 PM

That wasn't my idea at all... haha So I have to deal with that I have tell I come back next year.
December 5, 2006 7:08:21 PM

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=N82E1681...

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=N82E1681...
December 5, 2006 7:19:38 PM

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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=N82E1681...

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=N82E1681...

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 :) 
December 5, 2006 8:22:13 PM

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.
December 5, 2006 8:44:19 PM

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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