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Upgrading PC

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Last response: in Systems
January 18, 2009 8:44:19 AM

Could someone please look at the following and tell me if i am doing a good decision?

My current setup is:

Asus Crosshair Motherboard
BFG 8800 GT OC2
Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2 DHX PC2-6400C4DHX TwinX
Corsair 1GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C4 TwinX
(A total of 3g ram)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200 2.70GHz (Overclocked to 2.86)
Seasonic S12 600W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply

Now i was thinking about getting a GTX 260 from BFG (This one ), and possibly a new case (because the one i have is hanging on tape). That is, unless i dont need to upgrade any of the other components (as to not have a bottleneck), i was thinking the cpu maybe?

Thanks for reading (and sorry about my extensive use of brackets).

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2009 9:24:47 AM

What is it you are trying to accomplish?

Are you not satisfied with performance in games?

What resolution is your monitor?
January 18, 2009 10:48:40 AM

No, not really satisfied with the games iv been playing recently (gta 4 etc). My monitor is 1280 x 1024, but i might get another monitor aswell.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2009 12:26:25 PM

At your current resolution, you would most benefit from a processor upgrade.

Check my guide, in my signature, for specifics.
January 18, 2009 1:25:30 PM

I wont upgrade now in your place, but if you really want to
First upgrade your CPU, don't go 4 less than Phenom II, no point. Then the Ram and then the VGA card. If you want grate cheap case get the RC-690.