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Old 10-02-2007, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys,

Wanting to upgrade my rig for some of the new games out there at the moment.

Heres my stats:

Processor:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
Memory:
2044MB RAM
Hard Drive:
250 GB
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 6700 XL
Monitor:
AOC Spectrum 9Klr
Sound Card:
Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System:
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Power supply:
400W PSU

What do you think i should upgrade and to what?

Im thinking of my graphics card to something along these lines

Amazon.co.uk: Inno3D Geforce 8500GT 800MHz 512MB Graphics Card: Electronics & Photo

Thanks for any input adam.
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Adam2k7


What is your budget, for this upgrade?

An 8500GT is a horrible gaming card.
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I get about... £300 every fort-night. So probably 200 MAX on a graphics card. I dont want something that is a complete beast, wanting something thats cost effective and pretty d^amn good at its job. For all the other upgrades price is no subject depending on what it is of course
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I'd suggest the 7900GS instead:
Inno3D 7900GS 256MB 256bit iChill Cooler DVI PCI-E Graphics card - Ebuyer

So you're upgrading the rest of your computer too? If so, then you should definitely upgrade that CPU. But what motherboard do you have? And what brand of power supply? Model of it?
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Just the things that REALLY need the upgrades. What can you sugest are the three main areas to upgrade to make as much differance as possible?

- Ill try find the info on the powersupply and motherboard later in about a hour or so.

Cheers on the quick replies
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The best upgrade for you, since you're gaming, would be the graphic card. And the 7900GS will do the job for ya...

Next upgrade would probably be the power supply, as I'm assuming, that's not a quality power supply for the 7900GS. Then the motherboard and CPU.
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More information on computer getting info on power supply now.
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And my power:

FSP Group INC.
Model Number FSP400 -60MDN
AC INPUT:230-240V -,5A,50-60Hz

MAX OUTPUT POWER 400W

Hope that helps
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OK, that's a good enough power supply. It's got 29A, which is more than enough for the 7900GS.
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What upgrades should i get for the motherboard & CPU? thanks
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