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    Your thoughts on my upgrade.

    So the upgrade is under way, The mother board is ordered but, would like some opinions on the rest.

    so here goes.

    J & W 790GX Extreme (ordered)

    AMD Phenom II 940
    4Gb(2x2Gb) ram 800mhz (corsair,crucial,OCZ I have not decided yet)
    Dual DVB-T (Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT or Compro VideoMate E700)

    1GB Sapphire HD 3450 HM (to use in crossfire with onboard GPU)

    Your thoughts please.

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    Re: Your thoughts on my upgrade.

    Well it looks ok, but what are you planning on doing with it? If its gaming then your going to want a lot more graphics power than that.

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    Re: Your thoughts on my upgrade.

    What's it going in?
    All told the onboard crossfire is a nice idea in theory, on paper, but actually doesn't look that good in real life.
    if gameing you'd be better off with a single better card, if not gameing it's not needed.
    oh and 1gb of memory on a gpu that weak is also very pointless.

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    Re: Your thoughts on my upgrade.

    A quad core won't get fully utilised on a htpc in general as you are not using multi-threaded high performance applications. Unless you will be media editing aswell
    AM3 should be out very soon which is worth consideration. AM3 processors are backwards compatible with AM2/ AM2+ mobos but AM2/AM2+ processors are not compatible with AM3 motherboards.
    The graphics card is ancient but should be good enough for your htpc plans although I would step up to a 4650 personally.

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    Re: Your thoughts on my upgrade.

    I will drop the graphics card then and just use the onboard graphics alone.

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    Re: Your thoughts on my upgrade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    What's it going in?
    All told the onboard crossfire is a nice idea in theory, on paper, but actually doesn't look that good in real life.
    if gameing you'd be better off with a single better card, if not gameing it's not needed.
    oh and 1gb of memory on a gpu that weak is also very pointless.
    Sums it up really

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