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October 17, 2009 6:24:34 PM

Hi guys,

Thanks in advance for any help. Currently playing Crysis and Aion and was hoping you could help me figure out which part is in most need of upgrading, and what a good upgrade would be.

Current system:

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail ( I am currently using the stock 500W Power Supply that came with it ).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail ( I have upgraded this to 4 GB now )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Any help would be greatly appreciated. I AM on a budget so cannot upgrade the entire system. Looking for the most needed 1 or possibly 2 parts.

Thanks!!!

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October 17, 2009 6:27:14 PM

budget?
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October 17, 2009 6:27:51 PM

Maybe $300 max.
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October 17, 2009 8:10:28 PM

Have to side with Obsidian86, that is some good advice. I don't believe raidmax is known for making good PSU's, and the 5770 is suppose to be decently powerful, and OCing that CPU will definately bring out a lot more potential.

Beyond that I can't even think of anything else that you would need.
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October 18, 2009 3:59:51 PM

I forgot to mention that I have already OC'd the CPU to about 3.0.

Thanks for the advice guys, I knew the PSU would likely be a needed upgrade heh, the Raidmax version got some bad reviews.

So the consensus is upgrade the GPU before CPU eh? Interesting.
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October 18, 2009 4:14:43 PM

yeah a gpu holds more sway over a gaming then a cpu
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