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May 21, 2010 8:13:59 AM

hello evryone.
i am going to update my pc. i love to play high graphics games like crysis,bad company2.etc. and also did multitasking.
my presents system is:
Motherboard= Gigabyte EG45M-UD2H 775 socket.
processor= Pentium D 3.00 GHZ.3.00GHZ(2 cpu)
Cache memory 2mb
fsb 800 MHZ
Ram= 2gb ddr2. 800 bus speed
Pci Express= 512 mb xfx nvidia 8500gt

so which one i update first? processor or pci express?
my budget is 150 pound.

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May 21, 2010 8:28:41 AM

I would go for the GFX card 1st in that price range you would be best off looking @ ATI cards, no im no ATI fanboy im Nvidia man but the ATI cards wipe the floor with Nvidia @ that price range. Ill let the ATI fanboys recomed which ATI card as they will know best on that.
Waits for the sheep to start bleeting about pentium D, Before ya do everone who ive spoken to on this forum who has actually owned one inc me, says no they dont run hot and they were fine for games mine was happly palayin modern games till it retired 18 month ago. it ran games like oblivion and COH on decent graphcis setting no problem at all. So saddam if they never owned a pent D dont listen to em and welcome to the selective Pent D owners club.
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May 21, 2010 8:47:29 AM

Oh just a thought if your mobo supports them and you could streach to it, you can get a OEM Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 for £207 at the min full retail on these puppy's is still over £500! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-Extreme-QX9650-Proce...

I grabed one and i LOVE it ive always wanted an Extreme as have most of us intel fanboys
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May 21, 2010 8:54:04 AM

First upgrade your GPU. ATI HD 5670 or 5750 are your best choices depending on your budget. About the CPU you should upgrade to a Quad core, probably the Q8400, or one of the 9xx0 series (eg C2Q 9400) if you have the money.
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May 21, 2010 9:02:57 AM

unknown_13 said:
First upgrade your GPU. ATI HD 5670 or 5750 are your best choices depending on your budget. About the CPU you should upgrade to a Quad core, probably the Q8400, or one of the 9xx0 series (eg C2Q 9400) if you have the money.

Dont you think the QX9650 would be better @ that price if he could strech to it, the standard Q9650 is still around £250
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May 21, 2010 9:34:50 AM

Eithelwulf said:
Dont you think the QX9650 would be better @ that price if he could strech to it, the standard Q9650 is still around £250


Well if he has the money, he should get it. That's a very strong Quad CPU. I didn't read your postings while i typed mine :D 
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May 21, 2010 9:42:20 AM

unknown_13 said:
Well if he has the money, he should get it. That's a very strong Quad CPU. I didn't read your postings while i typed mine :D 

Mes thinking me been VVV lucky and anyone else who grabs one to :bounce:  I was very suspicious @ 1st but I thought well if it aint the real deal I can return it through Amazon guarantee. it is indeed the real deal or its an Extreme fake lol
I validated it with cpu-z and it reports correctly
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May 21, 2010 9:52:20 AM

thnx evrybody..i think about it...
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May 21, 2010 9:56:20 AM

If you decide to strech your budget Please make sure you check your mobo cpu compabilaty list 1st, i have tryed to do this for you before i posted it but cant find your exact model on their website. I realy dont want you to get it then find your mobo dont support it i would fell real bad but it is an awsome cpu
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May 21, 2010 10:01:56 AM

Eithelwulf said:
If you decide to strech your budget Please make sure you check your mobo cpu compabilaty list 1st, i have tryed to do this for you before i posted it but cant find your exact model on their website. I realy dont want you to get it then find your mobo dont support it i would fell real bad but it is an awsome cpu


i check it. my mobo support core 2 quad.core 2 extreme qx9770.etc
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppo...

see it.
thanx for ur help. i decide 1st i cpu update.
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May 21, 2010 10:20:33 AM

saddam said:
i check it. my mobo support core 2 quad.core 2 extreme qx9770.etc
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppo...

see it.
thanx for ur help. i decide 1st i cpu update.

no problem i dont think you will have any regrets unlike my mrs, the money i used to buy mine should have gone on upgradeing my psu so she can have my currant one, her pc haveing no psu
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May 21, 2010 2:55:52 PM

For gaming you should upgrade the GPU first and then overclock your CPU. Even with a QX9770 your gaming performance won't really improve with a crappy 8500GT
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May 21, 2010 3:38:54 PM

megamanx00 said:
For gaming you should upgrade the GPU first and then overclock your CPU. Even with a QX9770 your gaming performance won't really improve with a crappy 8500GT

yeh but its the chance to grab an awesome cpu @ almost 1/3 cost that he wont be able to get in a few months time @ that price and will keep up with any new games be exellent for multitasking, we plebs dont get many chances to get our hands on a top end extreme cpu even if its the last gen tech. grab em while ya can :D 
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May 22, 2010 12:10:10 AM

Eithelwulf said:
yeh but its the chance to grab an awesome cpu @ almost 1/3 cost that he wont be able to get in a few months time @ that price and will keep up with any new games be exellent for multitasking, we plebs dont get many chances to get our hands on a top end extreme cpu even if its the last gen tech. grab em while ya can :D 


thats r8....
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May 22, 2010 12:37:40 AM

hey! whats about ati 4650? is it good? if i buy core 2 quad. i able to buy this card in my budget.....tell me
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