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Where do I go from here (what to upgrade)

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July 22, 2008 8:00:54 PM

So here are my current specs:

Intel C2D e8400 3.0ghz
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Zotac 8800gt AMP! edition 700/1200/1000
Samsung 320gb Hard drive
Normal DVD drive

I have USD $300


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July 22, 2008 8:17:38 PM

If u want to upgrade for games and want to do it now, upgrade you graphics card to a radeon 4870. If ur mobo supports crossfire get 2 of them for 300 $. Make sure ur PSU is up to it. Ur processor and ram is fine
July 22, 2008 8:21:53 PM

I just bought my 8800gt it would be cheaper and i'd get better performance if i got a new mobo and another 880gt right?

i found an ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

for $150

and a 8800gt by zotac is $150

that's the same price as a 4870 and performance should be way higher right?
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July 22, 2008 8:24:33 PM

You're right. I'll wait until this time next year and upgrade. Thanks for the enlightenment. Anyone know of any good PC games.
July 22, 2008 8:24:40 PM

SLIed 8800GT's will be faster than a single 4870 but not bye much. Also, nVidia's motherboards are very fickle.

Was there some specific issue you are having with your system?
July 22, 2008 8:25:33 PM

If its not broke dont fix it
July 22, 2008 8:28:25 PM

I only get money in the summer(i'm a student) so i was thinking of putting some into my PC. I

as i said earlier i'm holding out.

any good pc games

I still have that $300 (don't say save it, i've designated it for spending the rest of my paycheck is saved)

any good xbox360 games

im not buying drugs either or beer or a gun.
July 22, 2008 8:29:06 PM

If you are looking for some good games, pick up The Orang Box. Also, Spore is coming out in Septemer!!
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July 22, 2008 8:40:27 PM

why upgrade... the only game your card can't play at max is crysis... and your 8800 gt can handle it at 1680 by 1050 or below...

whats with the NEED to upgrade... theres nothing taxing out... and there won't be for a couple of months
July 23, 2008 12:31:46 AM

Not true. Crysis chugs on High at 1680 by 1050 on my rig.

I'll get spore and play w/ the creature creator

time to make manbearpig.

thanks all