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July 12, 2009 10:16:06 PM

I have a comp that i built and i am woundering if its out of date in anyway for the new games that have been coming out.

here are my specs and let me know if there is anything i should do to make it better and more up to date for the latest games!

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (overclocked -3.20ghz)
nividia ddr2 4gb
mobo gigabyte ep43-ud3L
geforce 512mb 9800gt
windows vista 32bit

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July 12, 2009 10:59:16 PM

- for gaming, u can try with amd, i think for the same money as E7400 u can get AMD Phenom II 720 Black Edition, beast of a cpu, easy to overclock.

- get ATI card ! for ~150 eur u get ati 4870 512 ddr5, will play ALL new games at highest. even the ati 4850 512 ddr3 is better than 9800, for the same money.

- u need vista 64bit to use all 4 GB of ram. 32 bit OS only see ~3.2 Gb of ram, the rest is not used. for ram, look for 2x2 GB kits @ 800 or 1066 Mhz, really cheap (OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, G.Skill, Mushkin, A-Data, Kingston Hyper, and few others)

- for intel, go for P45 based chipset, they overclock great, the EP45-UD model of gigabyte is great. for AMD, go for 790X/790FX models, they are even amd3 compatible. i got gigabye ep-790x-ud4 for my girlfriend, a beast of a board, costs ~ 100 eur.
July 12, 2009 11:00:07 PM

vidcard looks to me like the weakest link but still is not bad at all... unless you are looking to run gta4 or crysis on high
July 20, 2009 7:49:01 AM

If you have a nice CPU HSF you could probably push that E7400 higher.