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#1
Well well well.
Its been a while guys.
Havent been as active as of late since I was hunting for an HDTV and PS3.
Now since that is over with, I was playing HF2 and was not too happy with my rig #2s performance.
I guess HDTV and the PS3 graphics just make my X800 look like crap.

So I was looking to do a minor upgrade (prob. just GPU as I really dont want to take the heatsink off of the X2 3600+).
Any suggestions?

I also have the urgue to say screw it and just get a C2D even though that would be more money.

Either way I dont wanna go over $200.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Well well well.
Its been a while guys.
Havent been as active as of late since I was hunting for an HDTV and PS3.
Now since that is over with, I was playing HF2 and was not too happy with my rig #2s performance.
I guess HDTV and the PS3 graphics just make my X800 look like crap.

So I was looking to do a minor upgrade (prob. just GPU as I really dont want to take the heatsink off of the X2 3600+).
Any suggestions?

I also have the urgue to say screw it and just get a C2D even though that would be more money.

Either way I dont wanna go over $200.

Thanks for the help.
sell your present rig and you will have the money for a proper updated build.

yes you can spend $ to get a little improvement on what you have but it wont be much of a real upgrade unless you do a MB, Ram, CPU, and video card.
 

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sell your present rig and you will have the money for a proper updated build.

yes you can spend $ to get a little improvement on what you have but it wont be much of a real upgrade unless you do a MB, Ram, CPU, and video card.
That doesnt make sense to me.
Why would I bother selling my RAM?
I have 2GB of Firestix Micron D9s.
That makes no sense.
And the mobo is a nice OCer.
The 2 bottlenecks currently are the CPU and the GPU.
I do not have the CPU OCed and since it is a brisbane it should OC very nicely.
The GPU is really bottlenecking since it only has 120mb of memory and is an X800.

I think you looked in my system specs which has my 1st rig. which I am in the process of putting 2GB and a 3800+.
I am talking about my rig in the sig (rig #2).
 
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you will need to start to oc that 3600 if you get a new gpu as it will bottleneck almost all of the latest gpu's.

if i was you id think about the 2900 and a good blower for your cpu, or maybe a k10 :)
 

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One number.

3850
 

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#11
he already has a dual core 3600+ why would he downgrade to an old clawhammer single?
Didn't realise his current setup was dual core, he didn't have X2 in his spec. As a matter of fact I was looking @ his rig one spec which is socket 939 opposed to his rig two spec which is an AM2 setup. Sorry guys.

I still stand behind the fact that he either needs a new CPU or a graphics card. CPU being in the 4000-6000+ X2 range, graphics being the 3850 series.
 

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the 3600+ oc's well just the vid card should be enough...for now but i do agree a 5000+ BE would kick ass
 
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the 3600+ oc's well just the vid card should be enough...for now but i do agree a 5000+ BE would kick ass
+1 on that cdawall.. if you can over clock that CPU then a 3850 shouldn't bottle neck... But, it will be best for him to upgrade to a 5000+ BE or higher...