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    Should I upgrade or rebuild?

    Right, heres what I've got right now:

    A64 3200+ venice
    2x512mb Geil Ultra-X
    Asrock 939-dualsata2
    MSI 6600GT


    I was thinking of upgrading to C2D and DX10, but I realised that I would have to get new RAM and motherboard too. Which I just don't have the money for right now.


    Do you think I should get a X1950XT/Pro or something for the time being. Until I get enough money to build a whole new system?

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    what is your purpose of upgrading?
    Gaming/video editing/animation?
    Do you want to use vista?
    Whats your budget?

    I reckon that you should wait till penryn comes out if you aren't a heavy computer user.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    1. To be able to run stuff on the highest settings.
    2. Gaming and basic computer stuff(Word processing, internet)
    3. Eventually, but not any time soon.
    4. As little as possible I guess, £100-150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedonutman View Post
    1. To be able to run stuff on the highest settings.
    2. Gaming and basic computer stuff(Word processing, internet)
    3. Eventually, but not any time soon.
    4. As little as possible I guess, £100-150?
    What res are you running at?

    You could buy a X1950XT256 for about £120 - think ebuyer have them on special atm, which would run most things at 17"/19" Native resolutions, However some games will want more than 1GB of RAM to run smoothly.

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    I assume that your 6600GT is an AGP card. If so this ultimately will be the deciding factor. If you get a new graphics card it won't be any use in your next system. You'd also need to check that your PSU can cope with a better card.

    All in all I would recommend saving up for a C2D system. See if you can sell your current system.

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    My motherboard can run native AGP as well as PCI-E, my PSU should be fine (I hope). Its a enermax, about 530w, with 2x 12v rails.

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    Buy a 256MB X1950XT for £116 - it's not money wasted as when you finally do have enough to updrage you can take the card with you.

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    I have the same mobo, it was really cheap and has given me an easy jump from agp to pcie.

    But i repeat what res are you planning to run?

    If it is less than 1920x1200 go with the above card

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    the x1950xt is 104.99 delivered @ ebuyer, was going to purchase.... but im going to wait 2-3 months for dx10 high end card

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    I've got the same mobo. I reckon you should go for the x1950xt, keep an eye out for ram/CPU on sale in the Hexus classifieds. Otherwise Overclock the CPU if you haven't done so yet.
    Cavalier-X: Biostar TP45-HP ¦ E4600@3.1ghz - Xigmatek Red Scorpion (OCZ Freeze) ¦ OCZ ReaperX 2x2gb (792mhz @ 4-4-4--12) ¦ Xigmatek NRP-MC651 ¦
    Palit 8800gt ¦ X-fi Fatal1ty Gamer ¦ Coolermaster Cavalier 3 (Silver/Windowed) ¦

    Poseidon Magma: MSI P45 Zilent ¦ E6300@3.0ghz - Coolermaster Hyper 212 (MX-2) ¦ Corsair 2x2gb (880mhz @ 5-5-5-15) ¦ Corsair HX450w ¦
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    I've got a 18" old samsung LCD. Its at 1280x1024.

    I kinda want to get a X2 too, since they are really cheap at overclockers too, around 50 quid for a 4200+ or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    I wonder if they'll be getting more stock in? This has been sold out for over a week and on pre-order status at the mo. Here are other options:

    OCUK:
    3800x2 = £39
    4200x2 = £58

    Komplett:
    4200x2 = £55

    Ebuyer:
    4200x2 = £65 delivered
    Cavalier-X: Biostar TP45-HP ¦ E4600@3.1ghz - Xigmatek Red Scorpion (OCZ Freeze) ¦ OCZ ReaperX 2x2gb (792mhz @ 4-4-4--12) ¦ Xigmatek NRP-MC651 ¦
    Palit 8800gt ¦ X-fi Fatal1ty Gamer ¦ Coolermaster Cavalier 3 (Silver/Windowed) ¦

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    xfx 9600gt Alphadog edition (780/1950/1000) ¦ X-fi Gamer ¦ Gigabyte Poseiden ¦

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