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    Upgrade-any help apreciated

    i know there have been quite a few threads about upgrading/new builds etc etc, and im quite a new hexus member, but i was reli wanting any advice any1 has to give.

    Basically @ the mo, im running an AMD 3700+, 2 gigs of ram, ATI Radeon x1800GTO. And i want to do a bit of upgrading/renewing im on a bit of a limited budget after last weekend indulging an a macbook!

    I was looking at upgrading the CPU, getting a new case, and investing in a 19" widescreen tft, (mayb the hanns-g)

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Socket 939, ToledoCore, 2x 2.4GHz, 2MBCache £198.95 (Scan)

    Akasa Eclipse-62 Midi Tower Case - Hi-End £82.18 (Scan)

    Hanns G 19"LCD Silver/Black DVI MM £129.99 (Amazon)

    Im wanting to keep my g/card until the DX10 cards are out, and my x1800 shud keep me going till then!

    Is it wise to still stick with skt 939?

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    If you're on a budget then yeah it's wise to stick with 939, as a building a new system gets very expensive very fast. The 4800+ is still a very fast chip.

    Personally I'd spend a little more and get a slightly better monitor, but i'm an image quality freak, it might not bother you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    If you're on a budget then yeah it's wise to stick with 939, as a building a new system gets very expensive very fast. The 4800+ is still a very fast chip.

    Personally I'd spend a little more and get a slightly better monitor, but i'm an image quality freak, it might not bother you.
    what moniter would you recomen urself? im flexible about sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastamanblues View Post
    what moniter would you recomen urself? im flexible about sizes
    There was a thread in the Bargain forum about that monitor and some think it's good.

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    Personally I'd dump the case and spend the extra money on http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=381908

    But it depends how badly you need/want a case. I just have a huge loathing for cheap monitors, comes with working with graphics for a few years. It's all down to personal preference.

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