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  1. phsinc1 New Member

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    does it worth upgrading my current system to Phenom II 940 and new mobo?

    <---- My current system

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    Yes, you will notice some jumps in games, but why not just get a Q9550 or something since you already have the motherboard?
     
  3. phsinc1 New Member

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    Q9550 is not an option as it is very expensive here

    phenom 2 940 and new motherboard is same price as Q9550
     
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    i would rather get a new videocard, with ur current psu, get maybe a 4870 or a gtx 260
     
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    I personally would rather have the 940 because I used to have one. If I'm not mistaken your current board is a P35, right? I don't think a P35 would OC a Q9550 very well anyway..
     
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    I think you should get a graphics card, a 4870 1GB or GTX 260.
     
  7. phsinc1 New Member

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    my E8400 @ 4.24GHz is not enough to handle most games and apps?

    and better get a new video card?
     
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    I think the same too.
     
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    What i like to know its your monitor specs .

    Not worths to pay for VGA if your game resolution its set below 1600x1200 .

    I would say keep it as it is , its a nice setup .
     
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    Well, my budget is $400 and I don't know what to do, upgrade to phenom II 940 and mobo and get an HD4850 for now so I can upgrade to crossfire in future or I just stick with my current system and get new graphic card
     
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    I play on 1680x1050 ... I'm not really a heavy gamer though
     
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    Your CPU is just fine, it isn't wise to switch over to AMD. Keep that CPU, over 4 ghz is excellent. I recommend a new GPU, get the EVGA GTX 260 CORE 216 (55nm) if you can. It's a better performer than the HD 4870 and it's more efficient.
     
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    Then I don't see what's wrong with your current system. Why not just save that 400$ for when a game comes out that you can't run and spend it upgrading so you can run it :) Or buy a bunch of games and make yourself a heavy gamer :p
     
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    yes it's a waste your system is plenty fast just the way it is. Mabe a 260gtx or 4870 1gb but even your video card a 8800 gts /9800gtx really is plenty fast.
     
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    You are as heavy as i do :D , so save the cash . ;)
     
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    id wiat until some new cards
     
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    4850x2 1GB !!! save the rest of your money... You are set for a long time! trt740 is your avatar Tesla?
     
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    is it me or all people who are recomending gpus are copying and pasting what i said :p
     
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    I wouldn't call that an upgrade. Your E8400 is faster, unless you happen to actually have applications that use all 4 cores (this is very rare)
     
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