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    Upgrades...

    Hi there,

    I'm currently considering and upgrade to PCI-e, but before I take the plunge and go for new motherboard, chip and memory (I reckon if I'm changing motherboard I may as well go to DDR2, dual core, etc). Are there any new developments in chipsets/memory types/graphics that I need to be aware of, and may be worth waiting for?

    I'm looking at fairly low budget, either AMD X2 or E4300/E6300, and probably an x1950 pro...

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    well you could save money by oveclocking for a start.

    around April 22nd there is an expected price drop of Intel CPU's and i think its a 40% off drop?

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...tel+price+drop
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    http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-18...rice-drop.html



    There are also going to be a whole range of Nvidia 8 series cards coming out that will be of varied price ranges.

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=101746
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    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/7055/g...ion/index.html

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    40%? Blimey.

    I think I'll hang on then.

    Does this mean there's going to be a raft of new chips from AMD that they need to price match?

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