MajorGeeks Support Forums

Go Back   MajorGeeks Support Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =---------- > Hardware
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Casino Mark Forums Read

Hardware Hardware like hard drives, motherboards, video cards, printers, CD-ROMs, etc.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-06-07, 14:39
splitt3r's Avatar
splitt3r splitt3r is offline
You are now the victim of a drive by title change
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Albany OR
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Choosing a 16th Bday present

well today is my 16th bday, and my main present is $100 to spend on newegg. I am mostly a PC gamer so I could use some hardware upgrades, and I am also considering a new set of speakers. my specs are in my sig, and I can probably spend more than that because I am expecting a partial check from the paper route(today is my last day, I can finally get a real job:D ) just stay under $200. so what would be most beneficial. I have been playing a lot of BF2142 lately and i am not too impressed by the performance.so here are some considerations.

1gb of PC3200 DDR RAM, would having 2gb be a big benefit?
new video card... the 7600gt is within my price range but I don't know if it is a worthy upgrade from a 6600gt.
windows vista-I kinda doubt it will be of any use, what do you think?
Speakers, which ones look best to you? I am upgrading from cyberacoustics 60w speakers so anything around $100 would probably be better, surround or not. I like to listen to loud metal music.
sound card-would it improve the sound quality with my current speakers?
12 cases of 16oz bawls cans
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 02-06-07, 15:23
Colemanguy's Avatar
Colemanguy Colemanguy is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salina Kansas
Posts: 3,527
Thanks: 156
Thanked 284 Times in 242 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

I just bought new speakers, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126
If you choose to get new speakers i would get these.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-07, 15:32
splitt3r's Avatar
splitt3r splitt3r is offline
You are now the victim of a drive by title change
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Albany OR
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colemanguy View Post
I just bought new speakers, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126
If you choose to get new speakers i would get these.
those look good, but they are out of stock till the 23rd
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-07, 21:21
askantik's Avatar
askantik askantik is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 493
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colemanguy View Post
I just bought new speakers, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126
If you choose to get new speakers i would get these.
I have the same speakers, but only 2 speakers instead of 5. I live in a dorm (so no room for 5). They sound pretty good I'd say. The subwoofer can push some mean double bass kicks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-07, 23:24
OverCooked's Avatar
OverCooked OverCooked is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,057
Thanks: 21
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

Go with the ram. It will definitely help with performance in BF2142 and just about everything else. When I run the game I find myself using about 1.7GB of my 2GB of ram so you could use the boost. :-) And Happy Birthday!
__________________
Win 7 64 | Core i7 2600k | 8GB | 64GB SSD | HD3850 | 4 TB | 3840X1080 Dual 23"
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6  
Old 02-06-07, 23:58
viper_boy403's Avatar
viper_boy403 viper_boy403 is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: McKinleyville, CA
Posts: 2,374
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

ram definitely. either that or speakers. i vote for the creative inspire p7800: 7.1 all the way baby! i love mine

Splitt3r, where u been man? havent seen u around for a long time
__________________
What the F?!?!?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-07-07, 01:10
splitt3r's Avatar
splitt3r splitt3r is offline
You are now the victim of a drive by title change
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Albany OR
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

Quote:
Originally Posted by viper_boy403 View Post
ram definitely. either that or speakers. i vote for the creative inspire p7800: 7.1 all the way baby! i love mine

Splitt3r, where u been man? havent seen u around for a long time
I have just been busy with other things, got myself a wii and some great PC games. My life has also been kinda busy lately so i haven't had a lot of time to spend on forums. thanks for the advice. i bought 1gb of this RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

and I have some money left over for whatever. if i get a decent check this month I might be able to buy those logitech speakers.creatives are good, but probably out of my budget right now.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-07-07, 01:48
viper_boy403's Avatar
viper_boy403 viper_boy403 is offline
Major Geek
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: McKinleyville, CA
Posts: 2,374
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

Quote:
Originally Posted by splitt3r View Post
creatives are good, but probably out of my budget right now.
really? these are only $66.99 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116153
__________________
What the F?!?!?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-07-07, 10:12
splitt3r's Avatar
splitt3r splitt3r is offline
You are now the victim of a drive by title change
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Albany OR
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Choosing a 16th Bday present

Quote:
Originally Posted by viper_boy403 View Post
really? these are only $66.99 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116153
wow, I didn't even see those. well, hopefully I can get both. it all depends on how big my last check is.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HJT Log - Is there spyware present? skulleh Malware Removal 11 11-05-06 10:02
Smitfraud present ailicis01 Malware Removal 5 01-21-06 14:58
My Christmas present is here Corporal Punishment Software 17 01-10-06 10:16
My B-Day present Wishlist! ExOxE The Lounge 4 09-02-04 11:32


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:50.

MajorGeeks.Com Menu

MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW! PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads

MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics)

Social: Facebook \ YouTube \ Twitter \ Tumblr \ Pintrest \ RSS Feeds


All content Copyright MajorGeeks.com source code Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright © 2009 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ad Management by RedTyger