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Old 01-21-2008, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what to upgrade?

Should I upgrade my GPU in rig 1 or upgrade the CPU?

GPU I want ATI 3870

CPU I want INTEL E8400

I only have money for one

rig 1
CPU: E6300
WD 500 WD 80
22 inch CHIMEI

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GPU Nvidia 7600GT
WD 250
17 inch Dell


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Old 01-21-2008, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the 3870.

MSI P35 Plat // 4GB DDR2 1033 // HD 4870 // Conroe C2D e6300 @ 2.5Ghz
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get an 8800gt 256mb or 512mb
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: what to upgrade?

gpu all the way.... 8800gt 512mb is same price as 3870 and better performance
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Upgrade your GPU, if you upgrade your CPU you would still have a crappy graphics card in your second rig
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