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#1
Hey guys, I'm nearing enough money to get me a minor upgrade. So, should I either:

1. Upgrade my CPU.
2. Upgrade my GPU.
3. Wait and build a new system.

I use for Folding@Home (SMP client) and gaming. I want to upgrade my CPU to meet deadlines on F@H quicker.
The games that I currently play are Doom 3, America's Army, STALKER. I'm getting more soon, but I don't know which ones yet.

Thanks,

Ben
 
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get rid of that 7100gs definately
 

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I agree with mullered. Get a Video Card. What budget are we talking here?

If F@H is a major priority, you can run the gpu client on most ATI X1K series cards. They fold much faster than the cpu.

If F@H isn't a top priority, you might want to consider a DX10 card, depending on your budget.
 
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I have £60 definite at the minute, and I'm ging to wait an extra month, that should get me like an extra £50 - £70.
 

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I have £60 definite at the minute, and I'm ging to wait an extra month, that should get me like an extra £50 - £70.
Sorry, I'm not terribly familiar with the prices over there. Is that about the range in which an ATI X1950Pro resides?
 
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Sorry, I'm not terribly familiar with the prices over there. Is that about the range in which an ATI X1950Pro resides?
just shy of a x1950pro, you could prolly pick one up for £70
 
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Yeah, well like I said, I'm waiting about a month first, get some extra cash, then I'm buying the upgrade... and I don't really like eBay anyway, too many scams on there.
 
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you just have to know what to look for its really not that badf, ive bought so many electricals off ebay its unreal, heck even bought my car off there and my main TV
 

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Lol. OK, so at the present time,

GPU: HD2600Pro 512MB
CPU: Athlon X2 5200+
New system: Will be Phenom, built after Christmas (2010)

So that's what they'll be at the minute. And I see everyone is angling toward a GPU upgrade.
 
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If you do end up with a little over 110 next month, I suggest this:

http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=334404
lol watch out wile all the threads as of late regarding 8600gts' your sure to get some fanboys jump on that post and tell you the 8600gts is a pile of crap and wont play anything :roll:

oh and ben

dont go with the 2600pro as even with 512mb its not that hot at least get a 2600xt if you go down the 2600 route or as wile said the 8600gts although it is a bit more
 

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lol watch out wile all the threads as of late regarding 8600gts' your sure to get some fanboys jump on that post and tell you the 8600gts is a pile of crap and wont play anything :roll:
lol. You know what will really piss them off? Look at my specs. :roll:
 
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I see nothing...
 

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What'll annoy the fanboys...
 
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he has a 2900xt
 

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Oooooh... I see now. I'm thinking ATI anyway, because they can do F@H when they're idle.
 

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Oooooh... I see now. I'm thinking ATI anyway, because they can do F@H when they're idle.
f@h doesn't work on my 2900, as of yet. I say get a 1950Pro, then use the extra money for something else. Maybe a 2GB ram kit, if you can squeeze it in the budget.
 
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F@H for 2x00 series is scheduled to be released next month, I believe. We're just waiting on Stanford to release the client.
 
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F@H for 2x00 series is scheduled to be released next month, I believe. We're just waiting on Stanford to release the client.
is f@h more important to you than perf? if so go with the 2600 card but i still would suggest the 2600xt not the pro
 

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wait and buy a new system. dx10 games come out in a couple of months and you can buy a quad core cpu for under 300 bucks.