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    Question 7600/7900 GFX and AMD 4200+ X2 CPU query

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    I currently have trusty 9800 Pro 128MB card (silent fan mod - recycled XP2500+ FAN ) and 3800+ 939 venice CPU.

    Considering upgrade to 7600GT or 7900GS GFX card for £66 and £93 respectively. Also, can get 4200+ for £82.

    Would these make a big difference as most use is internet, dvd decoding and occasional gaming (COD, Fifa 07...) or best just to stick with what I have?

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    Does ur current setup struggle with what you want to do? If it does then the upgrade might be worth it, otherwise it wont be worth it. Processor probably isnt worth upgrading but graphics card would show a definite improvement. 7900GS might be ur best bet.

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    The better Linux drivers alone warrants parting with £93 for a 7900GS, good performance with modern games will just be a pleasant side effect
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    TBH, with new ranges of CPUs coming out very soon, its better to wait - unless your really struggling with what you have now...

    For graphics well it depends on how much you play games

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    Actually, for the CPU, it really isn't better to wait, 939 CPUs are a good bit more expensive than their AM2 counterparts and the margins will keep growing before they fall off the edge of the market entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Actually, for the CPU, it really isn't better to wait, 939 CPUs are a good bit more expensive than their AM2 counterparts and the margins will keep growing before they fall off the edge of the market entirely.
    I mean wait, and then change to Barcelona or Penryn... unless he need cpu power now

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    I reckon the best all around improvement would come from another gig of RAM and the 7900GS looking at your system spec or you could stretch the budget a little and go for 7600, gig of ram and the CPU.

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    Thanks for the answers folks. Much appreciated. I know the 7900GS would get a good response but does it generate alot more heat than the 7600GT as want to keep room cool?

    Are the new CPUs the dual quad core ones next year sometime that AMD said to be producing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezerone View Post
    Are the new CPUs the dual quad core ones next year sometime that AMD said to be producing?
    yea thats's what hes talking about, AMD K10 and Intel Penryn and others. they will probably be at high high prices but it will push down current cpu prices so you'll save/be able to buy better components.

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