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#1 11 years ago
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Thats my current specs. Should I upgrade my pc or just get a new one? If so, what should I upgrade? Or. Should I get a new one. If so...what one? My budget is about $1500 US. I have a monitor so that can be ruled out. If you have a good sugestion please provide a link. I also have a 300 Watt PSU currenty in my computer. Duh.




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#2 11 years ago

Are you willing to wait a while? Or do you need it now?

You're rig isn't bad. It'll hold you over. What games do you want to play?




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#3 11 years ago

Well.....I'll probably wait till the beginning of next year to get a new comp. But I want to be able to run Vista (Premium or Ultimate with Aero) and be able to play DX10 games at absolutely awesome frame rates. That means with little or no frame jumping/video lag. I know that to have 100+ frames per second on Company of Heroes I would need a $2000+ computer. I deffinetly want to be able to play FSX and 2142 with no lag. And I want to be able to play Battlefield 3 when it comes out next year.




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#4 11 years ago

Well then, you can already run Vista premium, and quite well actually. So you could get vista now and upgrade later for those games. PS: Microsoft will only allow one computer per Vista installation, this does not mean it locks it to said components, you simply have to call to reactivate and you must inform them that you bought new parts and it is the ONLY current installation for that key.




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#5 11 years ago

I'll probably go with a new computer as the one I currently have has caused more problems than I want.




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#6 11 years ago
GateCrusher420;4026808Well.....I'll probably wait till the beginning of next year to get a new comp. But I want to be able to run Vista (Premium or Ultimate with Aero) and be able to play DX10 games at absolutely awesome frame rates. That means with little or no frame jumping/video lag. I know that to have 100+ frames per second on Company of Heroes I would need a $2000+ computer. I deffinetly want to be able to play FSX and 2142 with no lag. And I want to be able to play Battlefield 3 when it comes out next year.

You could probably do all that for $1500 or so. I would suggest going with an 8800GT SLI setup to do what you want. By the time you build, the 8800GT prices may drop to $200, and 2 in SLI would cut right through all those games; hell, even one card would likely make you ecstatic after using the 7600GS (the 8800GT frame rates are about 3-4 times higher). You could probably even get one for your current rig now (as long as you have PCI-E and a good enough PSU); you could continue to use it next year should you decide to build a new rig.




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#7 11 years ago

Well, we couldn't really tell you if you could really upgrade without mobo info.

If you can wait until the first or second quarter of 2008, a lot of new stuff is coming out.




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#8 11 years ago

You don't even need 1500$ because 8800GT+Q6600+P35 mobo+2Gb Ram+Seasonic S12 II 500W will be ~100$




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#9 11 years ago

No.. You're wrong. All of that combined would be over 1000 dollars if I was to build it my self. But I'm probably going to get a prebuilt system. Should I go with a C2D, C2Q, or C2DX, or C2QX? If you want to know that those mean it equals C2D = Core 2 Duo C2Q = Core 2 Duo Quad core C2DX = Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition C2QX = Core 2 Duo Quad Core Extreme Edition.

EpicLoad;4026976Well, we couldn't really tell you if you could really upgrade without mobo info. If you can wait until the first or second quarter of 2008, a lot of new stuff is coming out.

I have an Intel D915PCY Mobo. 2 or 3 PCI connectors. 1 PCIe x16. 2 PCIe x1.




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#10 11 years ago

GateCrusher420;4027930No.. You're wrong. All of that combined would be over 1000 dollars if I was to build it my self. But I'm probably going to get a prebuilt system. Should I go with a C2D, C2Q, or C2DX, or C2QX? If you want to know that those mean it equals C2D = Core 2 Duo C2Q = Core 2 Duo Quad core C2DX = Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition C2QX = Core 2 Duo Quad Core Extreme Edition.

I have an Intel D915PCY Mobo. 2 or 3 PCI connectors. 1 PCIe x16. 2 PCIe x1.

As it stands, you could upgrade to a nicer video card, that's about it; however, if you were going to buy a prebuilt, then go with a Core 2 Duo. The current quad cores aren't that great, in my opinion, and nothing really uses them correctly.