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    Worth upgrading? + Price Check...

    Alright guys, I'm wondering if it's time to upgrade again.

    My specs are in sig, but basically I thought of the following swaps:

    3500+ -> 4800X2 (or something similar)
    6800GT -> 7800GTX


    Then add in another 200gb HDD, and get a 7.1 soundcard. Possibly change the RAM for 2gbs.

    What do you think? Is this worthwhile? I would be intending to overclock whatever CPU I get.

    Any recommendations etc?

    Also, how much would I get for my 6800gt (XFX) and my 3500?
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    Obviously this would increase performance a hell of a lot, but is it really worth the £800 it would cost? I don't know.

    You could get about £130 for your CPU on ebay, probably about the same for your 6800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDL

    What do you think? Is this worthwhile? I would be intending to overclock whatever CPU I get.
    Its worthwhile if you have some seriouslty resource intensive applications that won't run without the upgrade. Video processing and/or editing is one that springs to mind, or very complex mathematics (factorising large prime numbers,,,)
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    What about replacing the 3500 with a 4400X2 I can get for £300?
    AMD 64 3500+ | Asus A32 SLi Deluxe | 2 x Corsair 512MB PC4400 Overclockers RAM| 1 x XFX 6800GT | Nexus Vantec Fan Controller | 1 x 74GB Western Digital Raptor )Boot + backup & 2x 200gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (RAID 0) | Plextor 716A Black 16 x16±,x4+ Dual Layer DVD | Tagan 480W | ThermalRight XP-120 with Delta Screamer | 2x120mm YS TECH| Black Akasa Eclipse 62 | L1980U 19" TFT 12ms 500:1 DVI Ultra Slim Black & Silver | Phillips 5.1 Surround Sound| Razer Diamondback Mouse | ExactMat mousemat | Black Cherry Keyboard | WinXP Pro

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    Not worth it IMO, unless you have more money than sense.

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