Where do I go from here (what to upgrade)

So here are my current specs:

Intel C2D e8400 3.0ghz
OCZ PC 6400 4GB RAM
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Zotac 8800gt AMP! edition 700/1200/1000
Samsung 320gb Hard drive
Normal DVD drive


I have USD $300

thanks
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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. Nothing looks like it really needs to be upgraded.
    Wait for nVidia and ATI's refreshes and pick up a new video card then.
    If you really want to spend some cash now....
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108076
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
  4. You're right. I'll wait until this time next year and upgrade. Thanks for the enlightenment. Anyone know of any good PC games.
  5. 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?
  6. If its not broke dont fix it
  7. 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.
  8. If you are looking for some good games, pick up The Orang Box. Also, Spore is coming out in Septemer!!
  9. 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
  10. 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

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