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    2006: Year of the Upgrade

    So guys....there's power aplenty out there now.

    What major purchase have you got planned? One PC related wallet-buster each

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    Prolly a 512 GTX when they drop in price a wee bit?

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    Awww here goes my shopping list....

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    3)Bigger, better, plasma for MCE playback...... hmmm 32" widescreen

    Zak33....*cough* sorry Doctor thats my planned spending spree for this month

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    Must. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .buy . ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . house. ... .. . .. .. .. ... ....

    Oh smeg... looks like a 7800GTX and X2 are on the horizon.... She's gonna keel me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajones
    Must. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .buy . ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . house. ... .. . .. .. .. ... ....

    Oh smeg... looks like a 7800GTX and X2 are on the horizon.... She's gonna keel me!
    Says the guy with two Athlon 64 rigs and two Geforce 6 series graphics cards


    I'm planning to stick with my Athlon XP system for a year yet. I've got money to upgrade to X2 etc etc but I can already play games at nice graphics, just not as high as I was able to a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unreal
    Says the guy with two Athlon 64 rigs and two Geforce 6 series graphics cards
    well you see it's like this....

    I'm in the sweet at the moment having just bought her a graphics tablet for her XP (Chundabred) system.... The world is my credit card
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    some kind of freeview pvr

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    i may just have to treat my self to a phase cooling block as i have nothing to spend my cash on and after seeing them effortlessely in cpc push that x2 3800 to 4800 speeds i want one plus u can say ur pc is cooled below freezing how gd is that?

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    I'm going to wait for either the G70 or the next gen ATI card and buy the beatch
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    Upgading my media server to 1TB of storage, 500GB is close to full.

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    Nothing most likely, this build will last me 12 months easily.

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    If not that then at the minimum a better Graphics Card for this... And possibly a 754 A64 3700+
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