ok, relatives coming up in august so i will probably getting lots of money (hopefully...), plus my dad wants my old comp parts so he will give me money towards whatever i get..
So i've got to decide, do i want a new video card, or do i want a new silent bigger capacity hard drive. hmm...right now i'm leaning toward hard drive, because i am working to make my computer quieter.
here is what im looking at for hard drive:
Seagate 120gb 7200rpm 8mb cache - 149.99
Seagate 160gb 7200rpm 2mb cache - 149.97
How much differene does the 8mb cache bring over the 2mb cache? a lot? around 150 is highest im gonna dgo for a hard drive, i can also get a hitachi drive cheaper, but i like seagate so i dunno.
Here are the video cards im looking at:
Saphire Radeon 9600XT 128mb - $227.99
Saphire Radeon 9800SE 128mb - $212.99
I'd probably spend about 250 at most. The 9800 se isn't that bad is it? on bigdawg's pinned guide it seems to be about on par with the 9600xt. What else is it missing? (i know there is no heat sensor, which is something i would like to have...)
So, come on, help me decide.
edit: What the hell is a 9550?? never heard of it. any good?