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adcom32

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im new to tpu and computer building, and i dont get alot of money but my birthday is in april, and someone is sending me a XFX Geforce 6800XT graphics card, and i was wondering what else ishould get to upgrade performance wise,im getting at least 70 for my birthday,can anyone help me please? people are now telling me to get a gpu does anyone know what to aim for look at my system specs to see what i already got. please hlep me.
 
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#2
New hard drive. I think your system is nice for a mid-range graphics card.
 
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That or 4GB of RAM or one of the Phenom II X2. And the Phenom II X2 should unlock to a Phenom II X4. But either way a new CPU will definately be an improvement over a 5400+.
 
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#4
Hey adcom, what version of Windows are you running? What kind of games do you play and what else do you use the computer for?
 

techsmith

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#5
yep, and also what resolutions do you play your games at?
 

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hmmm, that video card isn't much (as in its 3-4 generations old), but your processor is old as well.

I think that mobo on your specs accepts Phenom IIs. Even a Phenom II 550BE would give you a good boost ($90):

your current processor vs 550BE
http://anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=31&p2=97

I'm not really that familiar with AMD so maybe somebody could verify if his board can accept that processor.
 
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#7
Yep any Phenom II will work fine in that board.
 
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