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Old 02-01-2007, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current specs are:

AMD64 3200+ Venice Socket 939
MSI Neo4 Platinum mobo
1 GB (512mbx2) OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2
500GB (250gbx2) WD Sata150 hard drives
eVGA 6800GT
Rosewill 550W PSU


What should I upgrade first?
I was thinking getting more ram. Getting an Opteron 165 and overclock it. Getting a better PSU. Getting a DX10 card.

Or should I just ride this system until I absolutely need a new one?
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I’d save up for a Core 2 Duo system instead of upgrading your current rig. If you can’t play your games satisfactorily with what you have, your graphics card could use a bump. Maybe get a 7900GS or something similar for around $150 until you're ready to make the jump. DX10 cards are expensive ATM, and I doubt your system would take full advantage anyway.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Upgrading my PC

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Originally posted by persianxballer
My current specs are:

AMD64 3200+ Venice Socket 939
MSI Neo4 Platinum mobo
1 GB (512mbx2) OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2
500GB (250gbx2) WD Sata150 hard drives
eVGA 6800GT
Rosewill 550W PSU


What should I upgrade first?
I was thinking getting more ram. Getting an Opteron 165 and overclock it. Getting a better PSU. Getting a DX10 card.

Or should I just ride this system until I absolutely need a new one?
It depends on how much you have to spend and what future games you wish to play. If you have alot of money or have no limit I say Build a new comp now.
Something along the lines of E6600, 680I Board, 500 Watt psu, 8800GTX 2 GB's RAM. W/e

But if you have say 300-500 Bucks. I would get a new AMD processor such as the 4400+ or an opteron and OC it. Along with a new Video card as suggested above. The reason for this is 300-500 $ really ins't enough to get a great Intel setup right now. But the upgrade to a dual Core AMD should hold you over until you save up enough money.
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