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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    ok small update just sold my BFG 8800 GTS OC for £75 on the bay - not a bad result at all

    made a nice dent in my upgrade cost to a q6600 setup and still got mobo, ram and s939 4600 to sell

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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    Celeron 300A.

    Don't really need to add much more really. Those who know, know....

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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    Just did it again, sold my 8800GTX OC on ebay for, £120 & £10 p&p, after fees and everything and taking into account how much it cost me to post the card out, I got £115 for it.

    Purchased a GTX 260 for £145 delivered, which should be arriving on monday
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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by e36Adz View Post
    Just did it again, sold my 8800GTX OC on ebay for, £120 & £10 p&p, after fees and everything and taking into account how much it cost me to post the card out, I got £115 for it.
    Genius

    The 8800gtx is worth no more then £75 max.

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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    A couple of years back

    Athlon xp 2400+
    epox (nforce2?) motherboard
    1.5gb ddr
    6800le agp
    ide hd and dvd rom

    went to a
    ASRock 4coredual-VSTA motherboard =£30
    pentium D (925) 3.0ghz = £65
    the rest unchanged
    total £95
    Instant performance boost and let me slowly upgrade the rest of my pc bit by bit over the next year and a half. one of the best buys I ever made and later sold both for £45

    Other things that cames close.
    replaceing my 19"CRT with a 17"lcd, slightly smaller screen, but the same res and a good deal less weight and desk space.
    replaceing the 6800le 128mb agp with a 7900gs 256mb overclocked for £75
    replaceing the 7900gs with a 9800gtx for £90 ok not a major boost, went from card struggling slightly sometimes to card never breaking a sweat at 1280x1024 but was ready for . . .
    replaceing 17" lcd with 22" widescreen lcd for £100, minus an additional £41 which I've sold the 17" for so £60

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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    gah that thanks was not meant to be clicked . . got an odd occasional fault with my touchpad. Has its own mind sometimes

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    Re: Your best/cheapest upgrade?

    Today i bought an ATi 3870 for £40. I have an x1950 XTX to sell. I'm expecting to pretty much break even

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