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Old 11-29-2008, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright it is time I upgrade once again as this is the rig I built last year when it came around to that beloved time that we all enjoy & our wallets do not. I swear by AMD & I currently am thinking around 400-600 dollars for use.

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ASUS M2N-SLI & AMD 64 X2 4600+ (overclocked @ 2.6ghz)
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More than likely I will just turn this rig into something to toy around with or just a media server. What do you guys think I should buy within my price range, all I ask is AMD.

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Old 11-29-2008, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The most logical upgrade would be with a Quad Core. With a decent 4850 or a 9800 GTX+ since you have an SLI board. Also what kind of PSU do you currently have?

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thermaltake Purepower W0121RU 600W ATX12V V2.0 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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it'll run any single GPU rig just fine... but if you do consider going for SLI in the future, you'll definitely want to change, as i have found Tt PSUs to be rather unreliable... Corsair FTW

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that destroyer looks nice... using the 780a!! heyooo, i used to own me that chipset back on the asus L1N64WS SLi... what a board that was... and oh how the fx70's could SUCK IT.... lol spaceheaters
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Do you want to stay with AMD? If you don't care then you can pick up an Intel rig for a good price, and it will smash the AMD chips. If not then get the AMD quads.


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