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Old 08-21-2007, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really really want to play BIOSHOCK. This current computer I have can play oblivion happily.

3200+ Skt 939
MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4
A-DATA Vitesta 2GB DDR 400
eVGA 7800GT

I was looking at upgrading the PRO and MOBO. But it looks like I do not know what to get or how much to spend? Thanks guys!
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well how much do you want spend? because you have DDR not DDR2... your board supports Socket 939 instead of Am2 which limits you. You are running a 7800 which isn't that great. It all comes down to how much you want to spend because a new board will cost ya between 150 and 200, ram around 150-200, and a new video card around 290 . AMD or INTEL? ATI or Nvidia fanboy? Just tell us how much you want to spend.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If your current system plays oblivion fine i would suggest getting bioshock then finding out how well it plays. If you do decide to upgrade you will have to go new board/cpu/ram and probably video card which isnt really going to be cheap. I just built a new machine(sig) about a month ago and i think i have around 1300 in it not including the monitors/keyboard/mouse.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input, i think i am going to try bioshock out, if it works then i will just stick to my system. thanks! for price i was looking at not spending more then 800 with shipping.
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well, i recommend getting a dual-core processor, like the opteron 165... its probably the best bang for the buck dualcore porcessor for the socket 939 interface
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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From the looks of what you have, I feel it would play Bioshock just fine. I have a similar system to yours and I have yet to encounter any slowdowns on most games I've installed and played. That 2GB will really help you though. I was debating whether I should upgrade my RAM or not, but the DDR RAM are so darn expensive!!!!!!!!!! Even the DDR2 are cheaper, lolz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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