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Old 04-23-2009, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need CPU, Mobo, and Ram

My brother is preparing to go to a LAN party and his system just isnt cutting it so he opted to go the cheap route and try to only upgrade vital parts.

Here is what he had:

eVGA nForce 3 Socket 754 Mobo
AMD 64 3200+ Socket 754
1GB PC3200 DDR
eVGA GeForce 6800 128MB AGP
WinXP Pro
Aspire 520 Watt PSU

Here is what he changed:

MSI nForce 4 Socket 754 Mobo
AMD 64 3200+ Socket 754
2GB PC3200 DDR
XFX GeForce 9600 GSO 1GB PCI-E
WinXP Pro
Thermaltake 450 Watt PSU w/24 Pin Connection

It seems like the chip is just too slow. He complains that games like Empire Total War lag if there are more than 10-15 units in battle, but other games like Company of Heroes run just fine in near max settings. So he wants to change the chip, ram, and mobo, seeing as the rest of the parts should be just fine. Hes looking to spend around $150-$200 is there anything you can recommend?

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
Intel Core i7 2600k
16GB DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws
1TB 7200 Segagte Drive
eVGA GeForce 570
Samsung Blu-Ray Drive
Antec 850 Watt PSU
Windows 7 Professional
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need CPU, Mobo, and Ram

I would have to agree, CPU needs an upgrade.

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