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Amarr
Black Nova Corp
Posted - 2007.11.17 19:43:00 - [1]
 

I upgraded my computer
Memory: 512mb -> 4GB
Video card: Nvidia 5500 GT -> 2x Nvidia 8500 GT 256 mb
processor:Intel 2.2 core -> Intel Quad core 2.2ghz processor
Power supply: 200W to 500W

and 17' flat screen monitor to a 22' LCD flat screen Woot

anyone else made big upgrades???

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2007.11.17 19:45:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Crumplecorn on 17/11/2007 19:45:48
I bought a new laptop so I can still dual box. My old laptop would likely not handle the new graphics well.

Edit: Just to make it clear, I didn't buy a new laptop just for EVE. I'm not that bad. Shocked

Unprogrammable
Amarr
Black Nova Corp
Posted - 2007.11.17 19:51:00 - [3]
 

i also needed those upgrades for other new games cause I was stuck on starcraft and eve with previous setup but now I can run the new things woot so now im waiting on new games (age of conan) (starcraft II) and so on.

The Pointless
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.11.17 19:56:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: The Pointless on 17/11/2007 21:32:48
I'm upgrading, but not just for Trinity. Unfortunately I'm suffering a few setbacks (like the stupid components I pick out being out of stock for weeks!). Neutral

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Originally by: Crumplecorn
Edit: Just to make it clear, I didn't buy a new laptop just for EVE. I'm not that bad. Shocked

That would be worse than buying a console for a game that never happened.
Which I did. Gamecube. Unity. D'oh!

Orchidia
Posted - 2007.11.17 21:13:00 - [5]
 

Ill be looking to get a Asus G2S notebook in the new year and just upgrading the old desktop to a 22inch ws lcd

Lal QelThyr
CB Industries
Posted - 2007.11.17 21:28:00 - [6]
 

From-
6600GT GC
350W PSU
19" Monitor
3.2 Dual-Processor (4 years old)

To-
8800GTX 768MB
G6600 2.4GHz Quad being overclocked to 3.6HGz
24" Monitor with 19" as Secondary
720W PSU.

Yao Shiu
Posted - 2007.11.17 21:49:00 - [7]
 

I hope to upgrade in january/febuary... have no monies till then! Sad

maybe that AMD spider stuff will be out by then, will have to wait and see what goodies there are available at the time!


as much as I want a monster powerful PC, I'd quite like it to be quiet this time too... my current one is a noisy bastard

Shalia Ripper
Caldari
The Elevens
Posted - 2007.11.17 21:52:00 - [8]
 

I am not upgradign for trinity, but i am upgrading.

Because my last upgrade was a year ago.

Mike Atropos
Posted - 2007.11.17 22:58:00 - [9]
 

You'd have had a lot better performance getting a single 8800GT 512mb than going 2x 8500GT... SLI is only useful for top end cards, as you will almost *always* get a larger performance increase on one powerful cards than SLI on two weak cards.

mamolian
Cruoris Seraphim
Posted - 2007.11.17 23:25:00 - [10]
 

Little worried how my PC will handle it, but we'll have to wait and see. I'll consider getting a nice new graphics card for christmas if it doesn't play well :)

Xrak
Pat Sharp's Potato Rodeo
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2007.11.18 07:32:00 - [11]
 

Lol, I can't believe someone actually bought 2x 8500GT and put them in SLI.

1x ATI Radeon 3850 would have been better.

juduzz
Amarr
NibbleTek
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.11.18 09:55:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: The Pointless
Edited by: The Pointless on 17/11/2007 21:32:48
I'm upgrading, but not just for Trinity. Unfortunately I'm suffering a few setbacks (like the stupid components I pick out being out of stock for weeks!). Neutral


Someone ordered a 8800gt? i feel ya pain Crying or Very sad

Trioxis
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.11.18 12:53:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Xrak
Lol, I can't believe someone actually bought 2x 8500GT and put them in SLI.

1x ATI Radeon 3850 would have been better.



Quotin dis for truth. It's usually cheaper to just buy 1 high performance card than to buy 2 low/medium performance cards which give the same performance as the high performance one.

I honestly don't get why people are buying quad cores right now, as it has no real benefit over a dual core as of yet. Yes, in multi-tasking you can see a difference but for games and whatsoever there is just no use for a quadcore. It's cheaper to just get an Intel Core 2 Duo and clock it to 4Ghz or so (very possible if you buy a good cpu and mobo).

The Pointless
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.11.18 12:57:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: juduzz
Originally by: The Pointless
Edited by: The Pointless on 17/11/2007 21:32:48
I'm upgrading, but not just for Trinity. Unfortunately I'm suffering a few setbacks (like the stupid components I pick out being out of stock for weeks!). Neutral


Someone ordered a 8800gt? i feel ya pain Crying or Very sad


Not quite. I've been after it, but every time I check: "Not in stock" or "Overdue", so I didn't order it. I think I'm gonna settle for a GTX instead, because I need a new comp soon before this one melts just running Firefox (The emergency shutoff has kicked in twice today!). ugh

Terail Zoqial
Caldari
Posted - 2007.11.18 17:46:00 - [15]
 

I got a 42" plasma (it was going cheap at work) and am considering a new gfx card, can't seem to find one that hits the sweet spot between price and performance.

I have been eye-ing up ATI's new 3870 (sp?), but it has problems with Linux, which I'm kinda thinking about using in the future. My current 8600GTS is kinda okay, but the poor thing has problems with Crysis Crying or Very sad

Asestorian
Domination.
Posted - 2007.11.18 18:05:00 - [16]
 

Planning to upgrade anyway, but I'm not sure if it will be before Trinity is released.

Also, I hate to say it but 2x 8500 = Confused

Especially with the rest of it being not bad at all.

ry ry
Heroes.
Merciless.
Posted - 2007.11.18 23:35:00 - [17]
 

i bought a new mousemat.

Xrak
Pat Sharp's Potato Rodeo
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2007.11.19 01:13:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Terail Zoqial
I got a 42" plasma (it was going cheap at work) and am considering a new gfx card, can't seem to find one that hits the sweet spot between price and performance.

I have been eye-ing up ATI's new 3870 (sp?), but it has problems with Linux, which I'm kinda thinking about using in the future. My current 8600GTS is kinda okay, but the poor thing has problems with Crysis Crying or Very sad


AMD/ATI has made the drivers for linux opensource, so there really shouldn't be any trouble there really.

Shalia Ripper
Caldari
The Elevens
Posted - 2007.11.19 01:30:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Xrak
Originally by: Terail Zoqial
I got a 42" plasma (it was going cheap at work) and am considering a new gfx card, can't seem to find one that hits the sweet spot between price and performance.

I have been eye-ing up ATI's new 3870 (sp?), but it has problems with Linux, which I'm kinda thinking about using in the future. My current 8600GTS is kinda okay, but the poor thing has problems with Crysis Crying or Very sad


AMD/ATI has made the drivers for linux opensource, so there really shouldn't be any trouble there really.



ATI has been writing drivers for Windows for years that are not worth a damn. What makes you think the ones for Linux will be any better?

Very Happy

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2007.11.19 01:55:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Shalia Ripper
Originally by: Xrak
Originally by: Terail Zoqial
I got a 42" plasma (it was going cheap at work) and am considering a new gfx card, can't seem to find one that hits the sweet spot between price and performance.

I have been eye-ing up ATI's new 3870 (sp?), but it has problems with Linux, which I'm kinda thinking about using in the future. My current 8600GTS is kinda okay, but the poor thing has problems with Crysis Crying or Very sad


AMD/ATI has made the drivers for linux opensource, so there really shouldn't be any trouble there really.



ATI has been writing drivers for Windows for years that are not worth a damn. What makes you think the ones for Linux will be any better?

Very Happy


if you're considering the piece of crap that is the CCC, then yes, it is crap, but the core itself is not that bad tbh. Also I've seen more problems with NV drivers than ATI.

Zeonos
Amarr
Griffin Industries Ltd
IMPERIAL LEGI0N
Posted - 2007.11.19 15:04:00 - [21]
 

hope you run 64bit with those 4gb.. i myself dont need an update.. crysis highest here i come! again :)

Braaage
Ministry of Craft
Posted - 2007.11.19 15:09:00 - [22]
 

I know you didn't say you was using a Windows OS but putting 4GB RAM in a Windows OS (unless it's a 64 bit OS) is a waste of time.

I bet you Windows will only see at most 3 GB of it and in some cases not more than 2GB. It gets sucked up by hardware interrupts.


 

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