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Another what o upgrade thread. BUT, I dont have any money

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 7.62, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. 7.62

    7.62 New Member

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    OK, system specs are on the left, Bad Company 2 is blowing my mind, and I would like to make it the best experience I can. Last upgrade was for Crysis.

    What you reckon? preferably without a total overhaul.

    RAM <-- More of it?
    Quad Core CPU?
    Another HD 4890 -- Can you mix different brands?

    500W PSU at the moment

    Cheers guys, I respect your opinions.
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    Add another 2gb of ram
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    Upgrade patch for you:
    1. next 2 GB RAM
    2. new PSU
    3. second HD4890
    4. Quad Core Q9550
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    More ram as everyone says. Then when piggy bank is filled up, then get a new quality psu to support new toys. If I am not mistaken, by that time its already 2011 and time to get new hex cores and things like. Just my $0.02
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    Yeah i agree with more ram.
    what about a cpu cooler and a cheeky oc ? i have read that overclockers club got that processor to 4.3ghz !
    I am fairly sure you can mix brands of gpu, especially amd ones. Again i would try and oc your 4890 as i have seen good frames from those babies.
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    1. PSU. Antec TruePower's are utter garbage.

    2. RAM 4gb's is sufficient.

    Everything else looks fine.
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    Thanks team.

    About the OC too, I have it sitting at 3.5 now with the stock cooler. Made a pretty significant differnce to Bad Company 2, but still didnt give me anymore cores :)

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