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Old 02-21-2007, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Computer Specs:
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHZ
768 RAM
40 GB Hard Drive'
nVidia GeForce 5200 FX 128 MB (Sucks Horribly)

I'm thinking about upgrading my computer, what should I consider upgrading to play big time games? I want also a new video card, which one should I get? can be either PCI or AGP, how much more RAM should I get and what about the processor?
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok big time games at max settings you will need a 8800gts(depends on resolution which ram version you get) or 8800gtx. those are the best two videocards currently on the market which is pci-express

I would think that you will need a completely new system this is what i would suggest without knowledge of a budget

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If you give a budget the guys here will help you choose the optimum build for you, building saves you alot of money compared to main brand
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I just earn about 62 Dollars a month so I'm going to get stuff piece by piece, anyways what should I focus on getting first? RAM, the video card? or what?
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well are you going to completely rebuild or upgrade this current one?
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Would it make a difference?

Edit: Anyways, I'm thinking about rebuilding and buy part by part, should I get the RAM first?
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