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Old 01-12-2006, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my rig is below. i'm not a BIG gamer, i do play your normal COD2, HL2, BF2(not well) etc etc. what i was planning on doing was just adding onto the ram, and getting a new vid card (maybe x800) and then in about a year just getting an entire new system. would that be a good idea money wise? if anyone has any suggestions, please tell me, thanks
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yeah upgrade first, your processor is still pretty good. for now, upgrade the video card and maybe a add a bit more ram and youll be fine.
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It would help a great deal if you could tell us what motherboard you have w/ specs.
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specs are siged, and my mobo is a regular mobo. 5 pci slots, 1 agp
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There are no "reguler mobos"...
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Get 2x1 512mb Sticks of ram, and a eVGA 6800GS

That'll cost u around $270-$300 depending on where u buy.

PC-2700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223029

PC 3200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

eVGA 6800GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130002
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i already have a 512 stick. so 1 more is fine. i was thinking of the 6800gs or the x800gto

so pretty much just upgrade current rig instead of upgrading entire system?
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Ya, the 6800GS will last your for a while but after this upgrade start saving up for a new system cus, it's not worth upgrading this system on more.

I say the eVGA 6800GS, the GTO wont peform as well as the 6800GS will.
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