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Old 11-09-2010, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

With xmas a few weeks down the road and a gaggle of great games coming out soon I'm thinking of upgrading my computer to get a better performance. And to make matters worse my warranty ran out a few months ago and somethings going wrong (pixilated graphic display and freezing up but thats not what I'm here to discuss). My specs are...

WinXP pro
IntelCore2 Duo E6850 @3Ghz
Coolermaster Liquid Cooling
Asus P5N-E 650i
2GB DDR2 Corsair XMS2 Xtreme memory
Hiper 630w type M SLI ready power supply
NVidia GForce 880GTX 768MB PCI card
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 7.1 sound
Sata II 3gb/s 16mb cache 7200rpm

Any thoughts on my next purchase/purchases ?

p.s. Don't tell the missus..... lol

Thanks for your time
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Budget?
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Around £300 mark. Maybe a bit more if I can get to the credit card statements first as they drop in the door.... lol
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With 480.87 U.S. dollar budget

I would suggest

$109.99 - Windows 7 - Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade
$209.99 - GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 &#40;Fermi&#41; Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

TOTAL - $417.99 or £259.78

With the rest, buy your wife something so she won't realize you bought toys haha
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I think you should solve your pixilated graphic display and freezing, could be overheating, before buying the new GPU. It can be the cpu and buying a new GPU won't solve the problem. I would start by checking the temps.
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