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    ~£150 Upgrade

    It's been over a year since i last upgraded, and I'm thinking about upgrading some of the parts of my PC, as I have noticed my PC can't cope aswell as I would like it to on certain games.

    So, I was thinking of upgrading my graphics card, but I am not sure which one, as I'm a bit out of touch as to what's best value for money.

    So, any reccomendations as to what I should upgrade would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: ~£150 Upgrade

    Well if you want to spend all of that, get the 8800GTS 512mb its a cracker and dead quiet when doing desktop stuff to

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    Re: ~£150 Upgrade

    Firstly an upgrade that wont cost you a penny is to overclock that processor, youve got everything you need to take that to at least 2.6GHz without breaking a sweat. The 7600GT is a bit lacking in todays graphics market. You can pick up a 9600GT for about £90 now, an 8800GT for about £110 or an 8800GTS for £125 (see bargain section). All would give you a significant performance boost. What OS are you running? If its Vista64 might be worth upgrading to 4GB of ram (gpu more significant).

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    Re: ~£150 Upgrade

    Both Nvidia and AMD/ATI are releasing their next gen graphics cards in the next month or so. Looking at your rig, upgrading the graphics would make a big difference, and a 9600GT, or 8800GT would be great, but I'd wait and get a card next month.
    The AMD 4850 is probably going to be in your budget and likely (hopefully) much faster than current offerings in your price bracket.

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    Re: ~£150 Upgrade

    Seconded, wait a few weeks for the new cards to be released then buy buy buy! And if you've got any extra-casho grab a 4GB memory kit cos DDR2 is stupidly cheap these days.

    I second what 'Flewis' said too, definitely overclock the CPU. It's crying out for it and will be a very nice performance boost for free.

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