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Old 03-22-2007, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, I have a 7 month old PC I built from scratch (minus forging my own metals and circuitry). My B-days coming up and I was offered a laptop...I dont really need one right now, but o so tempting...but I digress. I was thinking about upgrading a component in my system, and I was looking for some advice:

Processor - AMD Athlon X2 4200+ 64biT
Motherboard - M2R32-MVP Socket AM2
Video Card- Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 256mb
RAM - 2GB (x2 1GB) Geil 667 240 pin
HDD - 750GB (250GB Seagate , 500GB Maxtor)
CD-Drive - Benq DVD-RW drive
Monitor - 17'' Envision
OS - Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit (REGISTERED)

I was thinking of RAM (or for the cheap make use of vista's ready boost), Or the monitor a nice 19'' wide screen or A new video card but then theres the fact that dx10 cards coming soon. And yes I am a gameingf man (FPS, Racing, RPG so on and so on). Thanks for any and all help.


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Default Re: What should I upgrade?

The upgrade depends upon future use of the computer.

Will you want to play new games on max settings when they come out? Like Crysis, UT2007...

I would go for a widescreen moniter.

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Id pick a nice widescreen monitor or some nice ram. And an 8800GTS hehe.....

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Default Re: What should I upgrade?

ur video card is good for now i sugest a new cpu if u dont want to change mobo get mayeb a 6000+ i dont think there much and there preaty good about on par with a e6600 and then later get a new gpu

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Old 03-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm.. well im currently leaning towards a 19'' widescreen monitor and/or some flash drives for readyboost and data. cuz the day I upgrade the processor, ill be doing the motherboard too and its too early for that. But thanks for the advice.
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My personal favourite monitor atm is the viewsonic VX1945/VX1935 if you really want to push the boat you could get the 22" VX2245/VX2235


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