Re: Upgrade Opinion
2 gig of RAM is a definite.
If you can find a dual core s939, go for it. I think someone had a Opty 165 for sale in Buy/Sale/Trade recently.
The above cards are good. I am running a 3850, myself. The 3870 or 4870 would be great for you, as well... especially until we find out how far the Nvidia chip troubles actually go.
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