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Old 12-09-2006, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to upgrade my gaming system and need some recomendations. This is the system i have now:

Cpu: AMD Athlon Xp 3000+
Motherboard: Asus A7N8X-E Delux
Memory: 1Gb= 2* 512 pc 3200 DDR
Graphics Card: Ati Radeon 9800 xt 256mb

Power Supply: Enlight Atx 420W

I want to upgrade the Motherboard, CPU, Graphics card and Ram. I want to do the best upgrade combination with around 600-700 dollars. Also with the new upgrade will i need a new power supply. Would also like advice if it is worth doing now or should i wait?
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Old 12-09-2006, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Motherboard:
Intel DP965LT
Cost: $108.99

RAM:
Corsair ValueSelect 2x1GB DDR2 667 RAM
Cost: $206.99

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Cost: $181.00

Power Supply:
Fortron 450 watt
Cost: $53.99

Video Card:
eVGA 7600GT
Cost: $119.99

Total cost: $670.96 plus shipping.

This build is not for overclocking. Also, the graphics card is mid-range, so it can't play DirectX 10 games, but it should play here-and-now games just fine.

Overall, it should be a nice improvement over your previous computer.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how much is a nice graphics card that will be able to play direct x 10 games
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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450 dollars
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$450 minimum.

That build will totally destroy what you have now. You'll see a huge difference, I wouldn't hesitate to upgrade.
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can anyone post a link for the cheapest graphics card that they recommend that will be able to play directx 10?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143074
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Alright forget that, 450 is too much for a graphics card right now. I was wondering how much better is the eVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB pci express card than my ati radeon 9800xt 256 card?
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It's just no contest. The 7600GT absolutely destroys that card.
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