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need some advice on upgrading

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November 14, 2006 1:24:14 AM

hello everyone, i want to upgrade my pc so that it can run nwn 2 and oblivion. My budget is around $400.
and here's my setup :

AMD Athlon 64 3500+
EPoX EP-MF4ULTRA Socket AM2
Geforce 7600 GT
1 gb of RAM (don't know which brand to choose)

i already have a hard drive and a dvd burner.
Is this setup good enough? or is there a better setup?

thanks for the help

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November 14, 2006 2:27:57 AM

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hello everyone, i want to upgrade my pc so that it can run nwn 2 and oblivion. My budget is around $400.
and here's my setup :

AMD Athlon 64 3500+
EPoX EP-MF4ULTRA Socket AM2
Geforce 7600 GT
1 gb of RAM (don't know which brand to choose)

i already have a hard drive and a dvd burner.
Is this setup good enough? or is there a better setup?

thanks for the help


exactly what do you have right now.
November 14, 2006 2:53:56 AM

p4 1.8 Ghz
Asus P4V8X
384 Mb DDR
Geforce FX 5200 - 128 Mb
200 Gb Seagate Barracuda
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November 14, 2006 3:10:22 AM

then yes it will play good.
November 14, 2006 4:34:41 AM

ok, thanks for the advice
November 14, 2006 5:48:14 AM

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+
EPoX EP-MF4ULTRA Socket AM2
Geforce 7600 GT
1 gb of RAM (don't know which brand to choose)

Let's be honest with ourselves, $400 isn't enough to put together a decent bare-bones...
$650 will put you in the drivers seat with decent components, the graphics card is ok but you'll never be happy with that Athlon 3500+, you want at least a dual-core 4200.
That motherboard is very inexpensive...you know the old saying about "you get what you pay for" , well that applies here.
1Gig of RAM is fine, you could get away with 512 for now....
Check the classifieds section for some good deals on hardware, I'd like to see you save up a bit more and build a decent system you'll be happy wit instead of a system you were forced to build because you couldn't afford something better...........just my $.02
November 14, 2006 11:43:28 PM

well, i guess you're quite right about that mad-dog. Maybe i'll save up a little and do the upgrading later on.
thanks for the help
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