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Old 09-03-2007, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my comp so far has been good but with the new games coming out i want to be able to play on high with out any lag. I want to go cheap since im on a budget. I have thought of this:

X2 3600 brisbane
Tforce 550
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Should i add another gig or ram or no? I have 1 gig.
Should i buy the 8800gts 320mb or keep my 7600gt for a while?

About 500 bucks is my limit.
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Well my comp so far has been good but with the new games coming out i want to be able to play on high with out any lag. I want to go cheap since im on a budget. I have thought of this:

X2 3600 brisbane
Tforce 550
Case??
Should i add another gig or ram or no? I have 1 gig.
Should i buy the 8800gts 320mb or keep my 7600gt for a while?

About 500 bucks is my limit.
I'm no expert but if you get the 8800GTS 320mb i don't think you will be able to stay under 500 dollars
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ya i will its like 280 and that processor and mobo are like 135 together :P
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for 500 bucks i would get this..
Newegg.com - XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail
Newegg.com - PNY VCG88GTS32XPB GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
and another gig of your ram

that will raise your current gaming performance and then later on you can upgrade your cpu to further increase it
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X1950XT will have similar performance to 8800GTS
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

I recommend this motherboard :
Newegg.com - Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

But me, if your able try to get 2 gigs of ram and if your able to, just upgrade the CPU to a Pentium or Core 2 Duo and stick with your 7600GT
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So your saying just stick with my Pentium D 2.66 for now. Then later on go to C2D. I totally forgot that my processor could fit in a C2D ready mobo lol duh. I added 2 gig kit of ballistix ram and its 544 bucks i can handle that probably. Will my Pentium D bottleneck anything?
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pentium ds arent the best at gaming but it will hold you over for a while till you can afford a core 2
you can also overclock it a good bit to help it from bottlenecking too much
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pentium ds arent the best at gaming but it will hold you over for a while till you can afford a core 2
you can also overclock it a good bit to help it from bottlenecking too much
O ok well so far its been pretty good, there hasnt been one game i cant play.
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Are you kidding ??

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And the X1950XT you posted is out of stock
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So your saying just stick with my Pentium D 2.66 for now. Then later on go to C2D. I totally forgot that my processor could fit in a C2D ready mobo lol duh.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 Allendale 2.0GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

If your computer fits Core 2 Duo then get either of these processors if you plan to upgrade
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