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Old 11-27-2008, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of some good upgrades or additions I can get for tomorrow's Black Friday. I'm specifically looking for items other than my graphics card or CPU. I might consider a new CPU, but I'm content with my ATI 3850. I mostly play CoD4 and use this for college.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model
Cooler Master CM 690 Case
Seagate 500GB HD
Ultra V-Series 500W PSU (+12V, 28A)
Windows Vista 64 bit SP1
Integrated sound card

My Vista performance:
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ 5.1
Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB 5.9
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 3850 5.9
Gaming graphics 3327 MB Total available graphics memory 5.9
Primary hard disk 240GB Free (466GB Total) 5.7


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Go with a 790GX or 790FX AM2+ board with SB750.


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IMO there's nothing wrong with that mobo that would justify a new one, unless you really just want to spend the money. really nothing that needs to be upgraded in your rig, unless you wanted to pick up a phenom quad core. you might get another hard drive. maybe get some nice speakers or something.
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