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My System Needs Upgrading!

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September 22, 2007 12:23:17 AM

Hey guys I have this congiguration right now on my PC, I need to know a few things, well I have a question or 2 if any computer hardware orientated person can help me out :) 

AMD 64 3500+ (2.2ghz)
1.50GB PC3200 DDR
Geforce 7950GT 512MB GDDR2

Now I have a few questions

For now I don't have the money to go all out buy a new rig and eveyrthing, but I want to do something.

1. Buy a new Geforce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3
2. Buy more memory for my computer pump it up to 2gb ram
3. Buy a new processor quad core it or something

Any help is muchly appreciated!

I only have the budget of about 1,000$ I can spend to upgrade whats the deal!

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September 22, 2007 2:09:47 AM

Is your mainboard socket 939 or AM2?
September 22, 2007 2:17:34 AM

I don't know this is the motherboard information:

ASUStek Computer INC.
ROM Size: 512KB
L1 cache-128kb
L2 cache-512kb

I'm not sure maybe its AM2
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September 22, 2007 2:34:27 AM

It's a socket 939 board. Your only option for getting into a quad core chip is to replace the mobo/RAM/CPU at once. But, you can get a great dual core 939 CPU at a very resonable cost right now (<$100), upgrade your video card. I probably wouldn't reccommend replacing your RAM though, as that will go into the trash during your next upgrade.

If you want to upgrade the entire mobo/RAM/CPU setup, you'll probably be looking at about $150-$250 for the mobo, $80-$150 for RAM and $300 for the quad core CPU. That leaves you with $300-$470 for a new video could almost get an 8800GTX for $470.
September 22, 2007 2:41:12 AM

So what do you think I should get I would replace them all at once what do you think would be best: Id go for the quad core 2.4ghz, ram and a vid card what do u think tho and i suck at building pcs lol but o well
September 22, 2007 2:47:02 AM

Your motherboard is Socket 939 with PCI-E.

You could try this:

- reuse the DVD drive, hard disk(s), case (if it's big enough for the 8800 GTX card; otherwise Centurion 534)
- Corsair 620HX (I'm guessing your current PSU won't support an 8800 GTX; maybe you're lucky; what kind is it?)
- GA-P35-DS3L, 2 GB of DDR2-800, 8800 GTX
- E6550 or E6750 or Q6600, depending on how much cash you have left after the above

I think this will be over $1000 but not by that much. You could also keep the 7950GT for a few months and get the 8800 GTX after it drops in price a bit and you've saved more.

September 22, 2007 2:53:15 AM

i might just wait.