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Old 10-04-2008, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 100 pounds to spare and I need to get an upgrade.
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I would like to get a larger single HDD and some new ram. Alternatively I could save for a bit and get a new GPU and monitor. However I think that the HDD and RAM needs to come first. Which HDD and RAM should i get. Maybe samsung spinpoint F1? and that would mean I could spend about 80 pounds on the ram.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 100 pounds for an upgrade

your computer is fine, except for the gpu, just chuck in a 4850.
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Default Re: 100 pounds for an upgrade

Yeah the 8500GT is the weak link. A 4850 would go a long way.
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Default Re: 100 pounds for an upgrade

the 4850 is definitely the weakest link....but if you need more space then grab a new hard drive.

aria.co.uk has a 1TB Samsung F1 for 70.44 inc VAT + shipping
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the 4850 is definitely the weakest link....but if you need more space then grab a new hard drive.

aria.co.uk has a 1TB Samsung F1 for 70.44 inc VAT + shipping
the 4850 is the weak link waaaahhhh? not sure u relise what you wrote gurusan
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lol haven't had my coffee yet.

i mean the 8500GT :/
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Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485QT512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Turbo Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I know you said pounds which means England or what have you but giving you the newegg link will provide you with information on the card so you know exactly what to get.

This is the one with the ICEQ Turbo cooler on it and its also been factory overclocked.
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yeah the HIS one is highly recommended, if you aren't into modding your cards. You can get better cooling by adding your own heatsink, but not everyone is up to that.
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the IceQ 4 4850 is 141 quid here...not worth it IMO.

The standard cooler is fine with a bios flash or fan control through drivers (Cat 8.10)
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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aria.co.uk has a 4850 for £123 and a few pence

could be a good upgrade or even a sound card (i see no one said that yet so why not say it)
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