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December 21, 2008 10:11:50 PM

Currently running Gigabyte 965P-S3 mobo, Core2 E6300, 2G GSkill DDR2-800, GeForce 8800 GT. I want to upgrade so that I can run most anything on a Dell 2405 FDW monitor. Budget is 1,000 or lower. I don't want rock bottom, but I don't want to spend more than I have to. I've not paid much attention to hardware of late and not sure where to begin.

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December 21, 2008 10:47:29 PM

your current hardware should still be pretty decent with the recent games...

Upgrading to slightly faster might not show such a crazy improvement, fyi.

Now if I had to upgrade that for 1000$USD, i'd go for

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It's slightly more than what you want for your budget but upgrading to anything less isn't going to be worth it compared to what you have now.
December 21, 2008 11:04:24 PM

I've got a HD already.

I was told I would kill my videocard if I tried to run Neverwinter Night 2 on that monitor.
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