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Old 05-30-2008, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have;

Processor; Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / 2.13 GHz
MainBoard; Intel 945G Express @ 1066 MHz
Memory;2 GB DDR2
Graphics Card;NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE / 256 MB

I've got around 300$ to upgrade with.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get a 9600 gt, best performance/ price at around 120 - 140
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What power supply do you have? The 8800gts 512 is a massive improvement over what you have now but you may need to upgrade your psu to run it.

Newegg.com - ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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I'm not sure on the power supply, But I'd happily pay a little extra to upgrade that to ensure it is totally safe.

If I were to get a new Graphics card would you recommend me to upgrade the PSU along with?
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If you can post a picture of the sticker on the side of the psu we will check to see if it is powerful enough to run a 8800gts.
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