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Old 09-04-2008, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i just bought a bunch of new hardware and was wonderin whether i should update my ram/cpu/mobo too. my mobo is a gigabyte p35-s3 i have 4gb ram @ 800mhz and my cpu is a e6850

accompanied by my new gtx260, creative x-fi xtremegamer, and toughpower 750w

so basically i did a mini-upgrade and am wonderin whether i should bother goin the whole way while i'm at it... or are the parts relatively future-proof?

i'm a gamer and designer

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt bother if i were you, and i have a similar mobo and 4gb of ram. Upgrading to a new mobo and new cpu and ddr3 ram or something..that might get u a 10% performance increase if your lucky, and it would cost >$500.

Just overclock what u have now, it should be great for any game, even crysis.

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no need to upgrade that rig just yet.
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