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Whats the best upgrade for me?

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If you went with just a gpu upgrade(260) your cpu would be holding you back a bit.

Are you looking for the best single upgrade or a new setup vs what you have?
 
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If you went with just a gpu upgrade(260) your cpu would be holding you back a bit.

Are you looking for the best single upgrade or a new setup vs what you have?
I'm really just looking for the best single upgrade since I don't have enough money for everything. So I can either buy the CPU, RAM, MOBO, and HSF or the video card.
 
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Then go for the new AM3 build and pick up a new card later this year! Those AM3's clock like mad!
 
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Does anyone think that its worth it to get an AM3 motherboard with 4GB of DDR3? Its almost $45 more for the AM3 setup, but would I see that big of a difference between DDR2 and DDR3?
 

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The question I have for you is this, do you max all your games already? Any problems gaming? Overheating? crashing/blue screening?
 
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AMD upgrade FTW.
 
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upgrade man, get that first setup you mentioned
 
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Drop the ram. Ur current ram is already fast enough. Buy the other parts, and save up for a better GPU.
 
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Drop the ram. Ur current ram is already fast enough. Buy the other parts, and save up for a better GPU.
True your current ram is giving good overclocking so just keep it and upgrade your motherboard and cpu.

If you turn around and sell the AM2 combo + 8800 you might have enough for a good gpu :toast:
 
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That Xigmatek cooler is a beast. I have one my self and I can honestly say it's the best in it's price range :D I always get idle room temps and never see it go above 30c on my 7750.
 
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That Xigmatek cooler is a beast. I have one my self and I can honestly say it's the best in it's price range :D I always get idle room temps and never see it go above 30c on my 7750.
Sweet, that's good to know as I intend on overclocking the crap out of the CPU:D. Well maybe not from the start but when its needed in the future.
 
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Sweet, that's good to know as I intend on overclocking the crap out of the CPU:D. Well maybe not from the start but when its needed in the future.
Make sure u try the unlocking the 4th core trick (if it even works...)
 
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Make sure u try the unlocking the 4th core trick (if it even works...)
It's only known to work on ASRock and BIOSTAR motherboards. You also need a certain batch.. Very slim chance of getting that and ASRock/Biostar aren't exactly enthusiast grade boards.
 

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I say stick with your current ram and Zalman . Does your board do SLI? Cause my first thoughts were thinking of going a 2nd GT + a Toliman X3.
 
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I say stick with your current ram and Zalman . Does your board do SLI? Cause my first thoughts were thinking of going a 2nd GT + a Toliman X3.
Yeah I think I'll stick with my current RAM, but I really want to get the S1284EE since all the reviews I've seen say that it was one of the best coolers out + its only $40. And no unfortunetely my motherboard does not do SLI.
 

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i will stick to 8800GT if i were you.
 

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Stick with the 8800GT. You were right on choosing a GTX260 or HD4870 as an upgrade. EVerything else below and between your 8800GT wouldnt be worth the money CEPT a 2nd 8800GT which I stated earlier.