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    Upgrade (need a critique)

    ok im upgrading soon and i need some advice on my components. here is the planned choices:



    thanks for any help


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    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
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    E6600 is only £23 more now.

    Some would say the 640mb GTS isn't worth the premium over the 320mb..I'm sort of one of them but I have a 640mb lol

    other than that it seems alright.

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    depends on the resolution about the graphics card, if ur playing 1600x1200 u might want the 640mb but below that res there will be next to no difference to the 320mb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    depends on the resolution about the graphics card, if ur playing 1600x1200 u might want the 640mb but below that res there will be next to no difference to the 320mb
    initially it will be going at 1280 x 1024 but i will be upgrading to a 1900 x 1200 screen later on


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
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    I say go with the E6600 as they've dropped in price again. and stick with the 640mb 8800 if you are going to be gaming at higher res's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaffsKieran View Post
    stick with the 640mb 8800 if you are going to be gaming at higher res's.
    Yeah, it matters on games with very high detail textures as well I think, even on lower resolutions

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    Personally, I would wait for the new CPUs due in the next week or so for £50 and overclock the pants off of it, maybe putting the difference towards a 8800GTX
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    er, that mobo only has 2 pci slots (it has 2 more pci-x slots) its a bit expensive unless you need that facility imo

    also 4gb? do you really need that?

    2gb of corsair PC6400 would be enough Id have thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Personally, I would wait for the new CPUs due in the next week or so for £50 and overclock the pants off of it, maybe putting the difference towards a 8800GTX
    There's not a huge amount in the difference between a 640Mb GTS and a GTX, the little extra is well worth it for the extra 32 shader units.
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