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December 27, 2009 5:36:38 AM


Would this be a decent upgrade from my current configuration:

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX

CURRENT CONFIGURATION:
ASUS M2N-E motherboard
G.Skill 4 gb (2x2g gb) 240-pin ddr2 800
AMD athlon x2 6000+ 3.1 GHZ

KEEPING video card the dsame sapphire HD4850

Would I notice a substantial improvement in gaming call of duty modern warfare 2 etc and the like.
Would it be worth the 300 bucks?
Would I need to swap out my power supply which is a Corsair 550W. (doubt it??)

Thanks,
Mark

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December 27, 2009 2:40:18 PM

If you manage to see an improvement, it will be very subtle. Since you're a gamer, consider selling your 4850 instead and replacing it with a 5850. For sure, you will see more of an improvement than your original proposal.
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December 27, 2009 3:03:42 PM

So maybe ditch those upgrades and kick up the video card? I was just wanting to upgrade to kinda ween myself into "nex-gen". I am sure I can ride a couple years on the "proposed upgrade".
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December 27, 2009 4:26:10 PM

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December 27, 2009 4:26:34 PM

Sure. Upgrade the whole thing if you feel like selling your current rig. I was thinking you sounded "value-minded" and wanted to know how best to spend a little (or a lot of) cash to improve gaming performance.

Too many people are upgrading, spending huge cash, and in the end the performance gain that they can see (maybe 10%) makes them feel unsatisfied. I've been there, done that, and now when I upgrade, I get rid of the old platform completely and go with the latest, ie from 775 to i5 or i7 which I haven't done yet.

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December 27, 2009 4:34:17 PM

So in order to really notice any sufficient gain.. im pretty good with the hardware I have right now, just upgrade VGA. and be good?
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December 27, 2009 6:18:33 PM

If you upgrade the GPU and overclock your current CPU, there won't be any games out there that will stutter on your rig. You can always upgrade the CPU, mobo, and RAM later if you think yo can't enjoy the current games due to slow framerates.
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