Boring upgrade......Like-new system
Do not under estimate the value of an adequate power supply,sufficient quality memory(even sdram!) and a clean HD with speed and plenty of space.I had my mind set on all the glamorous,fun-to-discuss upgrades like the newest vid card or some new p4 5.1 gig.....My little p3 1.0 with a GF2mx 32mb is completely revived and absolutely screamin' thanks to the following "boring" upgrades:
WesternDidgital 15g 5400 hd --->IBM 40g 7200
256mb pc133 sdram ----------->512mb
150watt ps(ouch!) ------------->300w
Win98SE ---------------------->XP pro
I still have some blurries because of the card limitations,but I have plenty of speed whether it be FR or switching views or texture drawing.And no sliders or checked boxes kill my FR anymore.Before I even had to keep acft shadows off.Now I can use multitexturing,AA,reflections,autogen....well I'm being redundant,so I'll quit.
Please do yourselves this favor,make sure you have given your machine a chance to show you what it can really do before you junk it.
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Also,my cpu operating temperature has dropped 28 degrees!!!
i5 2500k / Asrock P67 Extreme4 gen3 / 8800GTS 512 / 8GB DDR3 1600 / CM hyper 212 / antec 550W / ASUS 23" VH232H / Windows 7 - 64
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