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    Hmmm... I was just wondering where techs gonna go in the next few years. Right now I pretty much maxed out this comp (except for the processor, which I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2.6ghz this summer... good decision or no? :confused: ), and I spent about $600-700. I'm kind of low on cash now, so I have to wait a while (at least a year) before I can get a new comp. This thing is fast enough right now, and I can run most new games with almost all the eye candy turned on, so I'm happy. I've been reading about the new 800mhz boards, and how they're even gonna come out with 1ghz+ boards in the near future. And then there's the tejas board that's supposed to support like, a 5ghz cpu, and there's new RD1200 RAM, and I could go on and on and on. So I was wondering, what looks like the best stuff thats coming out, and when/what should I buy if I get a new comp (like, say, later 2004 early 2005). Thx for any help, I'm interested in the new tech, but I'm just not in the loop, lol, : peace2: Mista K6
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    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    Dude I remember last summer, when I built my first box, I had the Athlon XP 2200+, and I was like 'friggin-darn me! Fastest AMD processor 1337!' Well not exactly like that, but you get the point. Then they came out with the 2400+ 2600+ Thoroughbred NOTE: My processor is a Palomino, but the two are virtually identical besides the layout, just check bench's if you don't believe my skinny-white-ass! Anyway after the whole 'friggin-darn me' ordeal AMD had faster processors, and at first it is a human tendancy to want more and more. I wanted, but I realise I have a reasonably good box, and it works extremely good for the stuff I do. I would not really benefit from the added speed of a high-ended Barton processor, or the semi-new Thoroughbred line. A person needs to know when to be satisfied with what they have. Once they do that, they realise everything that they have, and are thankful for it. My parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I said "I have everything I ever wanted... what more can I want?" I didn't really want an Xbox, but it was too expensive to nab a pre-modded Xecutor 2 xbox (I can't solder for poop!) My brother wanted an xbox, as his computer I just built him (and I showed my dad a little :O) is just a decent box and nothing more. 1 ghz processor, 192 MB of SDRAM, Geforce 2 mx200. He can play Half-life engine games, but he really wanted Halo, so I just decided to get the Xbox mainly for him, as I was in my Christmas Spirit mood :). For Christmas I basically got a CDRW drive, and a bunch of misc. crap like tape, stapler, etc for my desk. Once the Xbox came I enjoyed it, but it was my brother who was obsessed. I still hardly play it at all (besides when I do some old-skool SNES gaming w/ the Xsnes9x emulator) Even though the Xbox didn't get delivered till like a month and a half after Christmas.... Needless to say it was one of the best Christmas's ever. There is no supplement for giving someone joy. Christmas is about caring for others, and showing them how we care. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is certainly a time to be merry if you celebrate Christmas : peace2:

    BTW: Now I mainly use the xbox for movies, and my brother is also obsessed with LOTR. When I put The Two Towers on the xbox in high-quality, he was ecstatic. Ahhh for some reason right now I am loving life, even though my day has been less than alright, as I had probably the 2nd worst panic attack of my life, and felt very sick for the most of wrestling practice as I ate a ****load of pepperoni before practice. I almost chunked numerous times, and I did a little of this greasy-orange stuff :thumbs do. Note to self: A ****load of pepperoni+tons of water=pure grease manufactered in the stomach... :wow:
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    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

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    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
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    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    Personally, I'm waiting for the day when die shrinking tech lets me buy a 10gz processor with 4gb ram built into the cpu and a 2tb solid state hard drive with 100gbps laser fiber network connection.

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    lol... Like what I said be happy with what you have :afro: rofl :laugh:

    All is I am saying is that would make one 1337 pr0n box. Lol I would name it (goldeneyestyle) Jameson... Jenna Jameson :laugh: You would be able to store a crapload of pr0n, and download it before you could say 'gross goatse!'
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    Personally, I'm waiting for the day when die shrinking tech lets me buy a 10gz processor with 4gb ram built into the cpu and a 2tb solid state hard drive with 100gbps laser fiber network connection.
    Dude intel just announced they were skipping the 10ghz proc because 11 just looks cooling and the 2tb will be 2.5tb and it will be the size of a fingernail...
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    Abit's IC7-G has a 1024MHz FSB (when overclocked)

    Mista K6, heres a few for you

    PCI Express bus 16x (replaces AGP8x) 2004 mainstream
    Serial ATA2 (replaces Serial ATA) 2004 mainstream
    PhoenixCME (replaces existing BIOS) 2004 mainstream
    DDR2 on motherboards (replaces DDR) 2004 mainstream

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    it seems that anything i buy right now will be obsolete in a year. :snip:
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    Also, Tejas is Intel's next, next generation proc, not a chipset i believe. Its the one that will come after prescott, and RDRAM is probly gonna dissappear entirely fairly soon in favor of DDR, then DDRII as weta said :drool:

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    Hmmm... thx for the info, (thanx for the specifics weta). Well, I dunno, I'm kind of stuck here. If you read my other thread in this forum, you'll see what I mean. I was thinking of buying a 400/533/800mhz board that supports DRIMM (dual channel RDRAM). It's supposed to be the one of the fastests setups out there (except maybe PC2-4200 in dual channel) when using PC1200 RDRAM. As it is, when I buy the new board, I'll have to buy new RAM anyways, cause this 16-bit wont work in a new 32-bit board. So would it be better to get DDR (or DDRII if its out then) with an 800mhz board or RDRAM? I though Rambus was on its way out till the struck up that new deal (forget with who) to make RDRAM boards. Anyways, lemme know what you think, thx for your replies already.
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
    asklepios[/size]]
    it seems that anything i buy right now will be obsolete in a year. :snip:
    Always seems obsolete to me in 3 months. :devil win

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