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Old 11-22-2008, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Two Year Upgrade Point - Help?

I'm open to suggestions for my currently outdated gaming rig, I'm willing to upgrade everything if needed. Cash isn't necessary a issue, but I wouldn't mind separating the possible upgrade options in a modest, average, expensive range.

This is the current setup, designed and built April 2007.

The reason I want suggestions on hardware is because I've been out of the market for a while now so I'm not too up to date on the newest and "kewlest" hardware.

Current Computer Setup
Case: Coolmaster Wave Master Case(Black)
Mobo: ASUS M2N Deluxe SLI
CPU: AMD X2 Dual Core 6000+
Optical Drives: 2x 20x DVD-RW Lightscribe
RAM: 2-GiG DDR2 Kingston Hyper-X 800mhz
GPU: 768mb eVGA Geforce 8800GTX PCI-E
Floppy: 1.44 Floppy Drive Reader/7-1 Card Reader
Sound Card:Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Operating System:Microsoft Windows MediaCenter 2002
PSU:Thermaltake 750watt SLI PSU
Sound System: Logitech x530 5.1 Speakers
HDD: 500 GiG Seagate HDD
Mouse: G5 Optical Mouse
Keyboard: G15 Gaming keyboard
Gamepad: Logitech RumblePad 2

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Two Year Upgrade Point - Help?

I don't see a necessary upgrade, 8800GTX is old, but still a strong card
if you just want to upgrade something, maybe pop in a Ati HD 4870 or Nvidia GTX 280

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I'm thinking the same as FC.

Still a solid build, maybe a 2nd gtx?? but really it's not needed.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i'd update the OS and add ram first.
then, as suggested, perhaps another GTX.
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