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    Whay should i upgrade next???

    After i sell my PSP i should have a nice pile of cash to spend on PC upgrades .

    My Specs:

    Gigabyte DS-3, 965 chipset (not upgrading)
    Intel Core2Duo E6300 (stock cooler, might need an upgrade?)
    2x512mb corsair PC6400 DDR2 RAM (1/2gb more would be nice)
    nVidia 7600GT (only just got it....)
    A cr*p 400W PSU
    DVD Drive (no need for DVD RW)
    320GB HDD (26 GB used so far... 23 of it for formatting for xp etc. )


    I feel i need to upgrade the PSU, more ram would be nice... but not essential, but if i can afford RAM and a good PSU that would be nice

    any suggestions? (saying i need different upgrade more is welcome too!)

    Thanks


    edit!: also a new monitor woul be nice but my CRT can do for a while, links for a good monitor would be welcome too...though the other stuff more so

    thanks again
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    If it's a cr*p PSU then I suppose that would be the sensible option....but that's dull. Get a 8800GTS!!!!!

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    BUT! i cant run a 8800 on that PSU

    edit: i dont care if its boring...im from bedford...most boring place in bedfordshire?

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    id say get 2x1gb sticks of ram, and a nice reliable psu

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    Decent PSU and some watercooling.

    Flog the existing ram and get a 2gb kit.
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    dont fancy watercooling...as ill make it leak all over my PC... (trust me...i will somehow)

    might flog the ram... depends how much ill get for it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishboy25uk View Post
    If it's a cr*p PSU then I suppose that would be the sensible option....but that's dull. Get a 8800GTS!!!!!
    I kind of agree with this You'll probably end up buying new PSU too but you have good excuse for doing that. BTW going for 8800GTX is even better choice in my opinon

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    im getting a PSU, not sure ill have enough for an 8800 yet though :'(

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    for a psu, i would highly recomend the seasonic s-12 (600 watts), or if you wanted modular ive heard good things about the seasonic m-12, basically the S-12 but modular!

    so in summary go seasonic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    Whay should i upgrade next???
    Your spell-checker ^^

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    the RAM/PSU upgrade path maybe suitable, but i found my monitor upgrade to be the one of most significance for the materialistic/poser!

    depending on your budget:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=522896
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=503582

    they're both widescreen, but if you're ever watching movies then there's no reason to get a 4:3. i bought an acer AL1916W around this time last year and was a great upgrade at the time, since it was the same price as a RAM or mid-range graphics card update for me, but gave me the most noticeable upgrade since i mostly watch movie/video.

    hope that helps.

    san

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishboy25uk View Post
    If it's a cr*p PSU then I suppose that would be the sensible option....but that's dull. Get a 8800GTS!!!!!
    Dull it may be, but not as dull as his face would be if his rubbish PSU decides to blow up and take out half his system with it!

    Deffo get a nice 400W+ PSU. The PSU is often overlooked but it's the most important component in the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattus View Post
    Dull it may be, but not as dull as his face would be if his rubbish PSU decides to blow up and take out half his system with it!

    Deffo get a nice 400W+ PSU. The PSU is often overlooked but it's the most important component in the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidrainy View Post
    Your spell-checker ^^


    What about those corsair 520W ones? they any good???

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    If you're going for a new PSU then buy the best one you can afford. Something like 700W would be more future proof I think. You can upgrade your spellchecker at a later stage.

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    I fink teh Korsair cumes wiv a spellcheckah innit.
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