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CyberRaptor

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5th August 2004

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#1 10 years ago

From viewing my specs, do you guys think that there is a particular component of my PC that is "falling behind" and that I should consider replacing or upgrading if I find a good deal on it?




Chocu1a

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3rd August 2005

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#2 10 years ago

Look towards the new ATI's . The 4850 outperforms the 9800gtx in almost all applications & its only 199 usd. Or wait for the 4870's..they should be out in a few weeks. You can also pick up a pair of 8800gt 512's for around 170usd..that would own...:) (btw...I upgraded from a 8800gts 320 to a 8800gt 512 & noticed a great improvment.)




C38368

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#3 10 years ago

Fun stupid idea of the week: relieve someone of their 8800 Ultra for $150, if you can find someone willing. And I'm only half-kidding here.

Your computer is fine. For comparison, I'm running an E6600 @ 3.6GHz on an ASUS P5K Premium (P35 with a cool twist: ASUS appears to have backported a bunch of the really badass BIOS options from the X48-based Rampage Formula into the latest BIOS for this board, but I disgress), 2x1GB set of PC2-6400 OCZ Reaper HPC that I think is about to get augmented, and a... 7800GT. Yeah, that's right. 7800GT. Admittedly, it's showing its age, but I wouldn't be hellbent to replace an 8800GTS 320MB unless someone drops a killer deal into your lap.




Encrypted_Jzy0

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#4 10 years ago
C38368;4397910Yeah, that's right. 7800GT. Admittedly, it's showing its age

So... At least your not like me and running a very outdated FX 5200:eek: Yeah, exactly it sucks but anyhow nice build and I think it's all up to spec and doesn't need to be upgraded




UNDIESRULES

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24th November 2003

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#5 10 years ago

I wouldn't change anything just yet, looks like a nice system.




*The.Doctor

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#6 10 years ago

The only things i would consider is upgrading your 8800 to a new ATI 4850 or 4870, and upping your ram to 4GB. Do you really need to upgrade though? Are you having problems running games at the settings you want? Or do you just feel its getting "old"?

So... At least your not like me and running a very outdated FX 5200

I feel sorry for you. I remember the days when i had my FX 5200... it was... horrible.... Seriously, you need to upgrade that thing!




gentleman

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#7 10 years ago

I'd maybe double the RAM to beef the speed up a bit, but thats it, tis a nice system for the time being




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#8 10 years ago

Your unlikely to see much of a performance increase when you have 2GB of RAM, XP32 can only address 3.25GB anyway, so there is not that much point adding a huge amount more.

Personally, I think it looks fine.




Encrypted_Jzy0

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#9 10 years ago
Apollo75;4398267 I remember the days when i had my FX 5200... it was... horrible.... Seriously, you need to upgrade that thing!

Yes, Im getting a new system with a superclocked 8800GT




>Omen<

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#10 10 years ago

Looks like a well balanced system to me, but do take note of the upcoming 4870 reviews. The 4850 is priced well but wouldn't give you much of a boost from what you have. You could also consider the new 9800 GTX+ when it drops to $200 or less. It really depends on how much you're willing to spend on an upgrade and how much you really need one. One of the factors of course is how big a display you're using and whether you plan on getting a bigger one soon. It's the only critical component you didn't list.




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