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Old 04-28-2006, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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But luckily i nowhave a job and need to know what to upgrade first. And what to upgrade it with. Thanks for all you help in advance.

if you could give me a list in order of importance thatd be great.

Computer is mainly used for minor gaming/web browsing
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say Video Card, HD's, Monitor, power supply, processor
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Video Card, CPU, mobo... hdd dont need upgrading unless you really feel like the extra space..
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ok so what vid card should i upgrade too.
looking for a mid range in price and performance and maximum compatibility
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well.... if you wanna play games on high.. i would recommend you get a new motherboard too.. that only has agp.. which is pretty much dead.. well the 7800gs is keeping it alive.. but i would recommend *new mobo, psu, video card* and if your willing to spend a good amount of money, you could get a nice lil abit board (like mine :P) for 100 bucks, a antec truepower tp2 550 watt for 90 bucks, and a 6800 gs for 180 bucks.. so thats about 400 bucks, or close to it, your processor and everyhting else is fine
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well.... if you wanna play games on high.. i would recommend you get a new motherboard too.. that only has agp.. which is pretty much dead.. well the 7800gs is keeping it alive.. but i would recommend *new mobo, psu, video card* and if your willing to spend a good amount of money, you could get a nice lil abit board (like mine :P) for 100 bucks, a antec truepower tp2 550 watt for 90 bucks, and a 6800 gs for 180 bucks.. so thats about 400 bucks, or close to it, your processor and everyhting else is fine
The games i play aren't too straining so i am thinking a new MSI MoBo and a decet $200 GFX Card and i might be getting a 500W Aspire ps for like $40 so i am looking at $350 for all that and i think ill be set untill i upgrade my HDD's to SATA(I can't do too much right now i need to save for a 5.0 Mustang)
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i'd say either Nvidia 7800 or 7600
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Push for the 7800 if you can otherwise dont get less than a 6800.

Pretty much everything else is ok on that rig, you might want to change the monitor for an LCD perhaps..
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i dunno bout that 7600, its 128 bit which is yucky..... and not only that, i've heard its not so great an overclock.. but don't take my word on that, considering i don't actually have one to say so.. but, i do know from experience that the 6800gs overclocks like a champ
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its great that you're getting a new PSU for a good deal.

vid card: x1800xt $279-$20MIR = $259
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102698

mobo: MSI k8N neo4-F $76.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

so thats::

vidcard: $259
PSU: $40
mobo: $76.99

subtotal: $375.99
shipping: $9.54 (no taxes since you live in indiana)
total: $385.53


the 7900gt and x1800xt have similar performance, but the 7900gt is a bit more expensive.. something like $40.. so i suggest sticking with the x1800xt.
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