Upgrading help

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Hey guys its gonna be my birthday on july 18 and i am considering upgrading my ram that is 512 ddr and adding a gig and i possible might get a ATI x700 PRO 256MB AGP card but i dont know if i can get both so if you had to get one or the other what would you get? my system specs are right now Two pentium 4 processors running at 3.00 ghz each so 6 ghz toatal and a geforce fx 5600 ultra 128 mb ram and 512 pc3200 ddr ram i usally play World of warcraft and and "source" games i can run them fine now i can run source games on high and 1280 by 780 res and wow i have to run on low with 1280 by 1024 res so any help would be great thanks in advance later all
about the video card i was just wondering if it was going to be better than my current video card
how much are you planning on spending on this upgrade?

oh and where do you live?
what do you mean u have 2 processors? are u saying its 2 seperate processors or a dual core processor? and definitely both, haha. :p, well i guess the video card would be a better choice, then sell ur old one to a sucker, and by some more ram.
i was informed its one processor with hyper threading i have a 3 year old alienware area-51 my system is pretty dated but it still played all the latest games fine and i dont know how lol im planning on spending like 200 max on this because its not my money lol
That just means your one 3 GHz processor "pretends" it's two processors. And even if you did have two processors, it would not "add up" to 6GHz
For RAM, go with this:
G.SKILL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB)

For graphics card, here's the best ones for AGP (on NewEgg, at least):
eVGA 256-A8-N505 Geforce 7800GS 256MB
($269.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

eVGA 128-A8-N374-TX Geforce 6800XT 128MB
($129.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

eVGA 256-A8-N340-TX Geforce 6600 256MB
($95.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Get a 6800XT and some Corsair value ram.

XFX 6800XT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150157

Corsair Value Ram 2x512:

That comes out to aroudn $220, if that is to much than you can get the 128mb version of the card for cheaper. Still the same performance just lless onboard memory. Here's the 128mb version for $117

XFX 6800XT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150158

If you get the 128mb version then it would come out to around $200 and be with in your limits.

Also if you want to stick with ati you can substitute the geforce 6800XT for a radeon x1600pro for aroudn the same price. Here's one.

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