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    What to upgrade?

    Right, i've got abit of spare cash to spend (£300) yet i don't know what i should upgrade in my system.

    CPU: AMD 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
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    Video: 256MB XFX 6800GT PCI-E
    Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    HDD: 3 x 160G Samsung SATA

    It's showing abit of age i know - I was thinking about waiting for Crysis to come out then think about a upgrade option yet what would everyone recommend?

    Thanks

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Graphics card all the way.

    What's the CPU overclocked to btw?

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    The CPU is not overclocked.

    I'm thinking about the 8800GTS if i was to purchase one, would anyone advise otherwise?

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    The PSU will have to be upgraded in order to run high end Graphics cards.

    So for £300 with a new PSU I suggest
    PSU: 520W Corsair HX or 500W Seasonic S12II-500
    for Graphics: 8800GTS 320MB or HD 2900XT.
    The 8800GTS 640MB will not give you any higher performance.

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    An 8800GTS 320Mb. Doubt you'll need a new PSU, but if you do get a Corsair VX450, anything more than that is just willy waving.
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    Re: What to upgrade?

    520w HX is modular so it has it's advantages.

    The 400w Enermax modular look interesting if modular is something you want. Same price as the 450w VX if you're interested.

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Should of mentioned, i have a 580 Watt Hiper-R Modular psu.

    Current games are running really choppy at 1680x1050 with my 6800gt i was wondering how does the 8800GTS handle current games at that res?

    Thanks again for everyones help!

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    An 8800GTS 320Mb. .
    +1 for that advice

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitousen View Post
    Should of mentioned, i have a 580 Watt Hiper-R Modular psu.

    Current games are running really choppy at 1680x1050 with my 6800gt i was wondering how does the 8800GTS handle current games at that res?

    Thanks again for everyones help!
    I run everything at full detail at that res with my 8800GTS.. it's pretty much perfect for for it. You will only have to start lowering it when playing more demanding games at 1920 x 1200 or if something else bottlenecks it.

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Thanks for the help everyone!

    May as well sell my 6800GT now, anyone know how much i would/should get for it?

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    I would say your main market was someone looking to SLi or someone stupid lol

    You could probably get £30 - £40 for it.

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    LOL - Think i might post it in Hexus hoping someone needs it for that price i guess.

    Will pop in to CEX tomorrow and see how much they will take it for.

    Thanks again for all your help, brought my 8800GTS today can't wait for it to come will be gaming all day long

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitousen View Post
    The CPU is not overclocked.
    You've got a beast of a motherboard, have you never considered it?

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    I actually overclocked it when i first got it however i think as it was a super hot summer i had reset the bios to the deault thus removing the overclock to keep it nice and cool.

    But i may consider doing it this week as it's getting colder and need something to keep me warm

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    Haha, aye my PC's keeping my room toasy at the moment.

    What HSF do you have, stock?

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    Re: What to upgrade?

    I think it's a Zalman CNPS7000B-CU

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