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Posted: 3/7/2006 2:57:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 2:59:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 3:00:50 PM EDT by WildBoar]
Even with a 6600GT AGP you should have at least a 300watt PS

Get a barebones system, add the 6600GT, your existing CPU and memory (maybe bump it a bit) and you are done. You are good to go for less than $300
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:00:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 3:04:28 PM EDT by HiramRanger]
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:04:41 PM EDT
Dude, this is coming from a previous UO addict. I was addicted for about 4 years. I tried to break the addiction two times before and failed. I would litterally be driving home and have the shakes. Once I ran into the computer room, hit the power button on my computer the shakes stopped, then I calmly logged in.

I played my theif character so much when anyone saw the name "Habib" pop up, they promptly put their vanquishing swords right in the bank...

The only way I quit....I sold my account on E-bay. I suggest you do the same....there is so much life after internet gaming...I even found out that I was living with someone....MY WIFE!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:07:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:07:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Thanks, so that has now pushed us definitively into the new system versus upgrade realm.

ETA, I want to keep my old machine as a dedicated media center for backing-up DVDs, handling my Itunes, photo editing... all the things I don't want to tie up the new machine with that might slow it down. For example, I intend to never browse the internet with the new machine to keep all spyware off it that could slow it down and slip by the scanners and flters. The new machine will be a purely dedicated gaming machine. The old machin will become the day to day workhorse.

ETA2, WHERE are you getting a good barebones system with power supply, motherboard, a 6600 GT and more memory for $300?????



You can get a halfway decent case and PS for $40, MB for $40, another 512 for $40 and 6600GT for about $140. I would dump the Ps in the case and get something a little more durable though. So figure another 30 for a better PS.

What chipset are you using now? VIA? NVIDIA?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:10:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:21:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:24:03 PM EDT
From what I understand, the main benefit to going to PCIe is the ability to SLI on some boards. PCIe 6600gt vs AGP 6600gt is minimal. Unless you are running 2 6600's.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:28:03 PM EDT
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