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    Single Best Purchase so far in 2006?

    Guys,.....I'm intrigued.

    What do you consider to be your SINGLE BEST purchase so far in 2006? Hardware only.

    If you've had a new mobo AND cpu, you gotta choose. I mean, if the mobo was just purchased as the cheapest because you HAD to have that GPU, then it's the GPU.

    But..if you're so suprised by the new stuff on your mobo that you didn't even KNOW you needed, and you're already considering uprading the cpu onto that same mobo, then mobo it should be.

    Graphics cards anyone....or have you found that your single best purchase was the MONITOR that you'll be using even after 3 more graphics card upgrades?

    Memory...maybe you had the ultimate cpu and mobo, but you made the decison to buy TOP NOTCH memory and knock the cpu down a tad, and on your budget, and now you're very glad you did.

    Mouse...a new mouse? Or keyboard maybe. Joystic?

    Maybe it revolves around that 10,000 rpm HDD that frankly makes EVERYTHING faster.


    Come on....spill them. I want to know.

    We want to know.

    For me......I aint brought any for myself yet, but a lot of you know that for me so far this year I've been most impressed by an Opteron 144 (not mine) that was laser fast.

    MAybe it's as simple as a new heatsink?

    COme on....spill 'em

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    knew that Dell monitor would get a quick mention

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    opty 165, then watercooling setup....in that order

    edit *just noticed the word single oops
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    my dual 19'' Acer WS TFT... Best thing that ever happened to me.. ( You should always try buying some tech gear for ur wife.. and let her fumble with it till she got so fed up and gives it to u for the good sake of her trouble )

    Next will be a tasty 7900GT / X1800XT...
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    This baby

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    What the hell does "WTH" mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaine (AoD)
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    My 26" Dell LCD Screen
    I can't get the picture

    My best purchase - a Geforce 6800 (AGP) - it flies in comparison to the 9600xt I had before

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87
    I can't get the picture

    My best purchase - a Geforce 6800 (AGP) - it flies in comparison to the 9600xt I had before
    the link must not like me



    is this showin up?
    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    What the hell does "WTH" mean

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    The ixbt.com picture link doesn't like the referring URL. Reload it so there's no referring URL and it'll work.

    Best purchase so far... probably my HP dv8000z notebook. Yeah, it's not a gaming notebook, but the 17" widescreen is niiiiiice and it's light for its size. Those old 15.4" DTR notebooks were heavier. The second HD is great for ripping DVD images to. It's a stopgap until Turion X2 notebooks with good NVIDIA GPUs are available. Great bang for the buck. My poor eyes needed a bigger screen. I'd have gone for a MSI MS-1036 if I'd wanted a gaming notebook now though. Much nicer but I didn't want to spend the money and it doesn't have the second HD.

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    Yup tis, now I'm jealous

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