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Old 07-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i think it's time to upgrade the rig...
I'm running:
q6600 CPU
2 GB ram
nvidia 9800 GTX
26" lcd monitor
antec 900 case

wondering where potential bottlenecks might lie and where i'd get my best preformance boosts from?
Definitely hoping to upgrade the gpu and ram for sure..
let me know what you guys think! thanks!!

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your cpu, most likely, while its nice its getting old.

Unless youre finding a sale, i'd not do much on the ram..

I'd not upgrade, and save for A 1155 2500k setup, which will be around $3-400.

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends. If your Q6600 is running 3.6 to 4.0 then upgrading around it might make sense depending on your budget.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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most importantly... what are you upgrading for? gaming?
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