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June 21, 2010 4:25:16 AM

I'm looking to upgrade a part or two on my computer. So with the latest and greatest games coming out, what would you upgrade?





CPU;

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



Harddrive;

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



GPU;

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



RAM;

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



MOBO

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



Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2010 4:53:04 AM

If you are gaming 1920 x 1080 and want better performance: a HD 5870?
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June 21, 2010 6:36:30 AM

Buy a good after market cooler, you should be able to hit 3.6GHz fairly easily with an overclock, thereby removing the CPU as a potential bottleneck for awhile. Then get a 5850 and overclock it by bumping the core and memory clocks which essentially gives you a 5870's performance for alot cheaper while also providing better case clearance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^^^ 5850 w/ Dbl Life time warranty

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^^^ cheap effective HSF
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2010 2:04:55 PM

Nothing. I would not spend a dime on something I might not need in the first place. I would buy the latest and greatest game, and play it to see if I actually needed to upgrade anything at all.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2010 2:22:47 PM

What's your monitor?
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2010 4:36:50 PM

You're fine for now. Only if your games don't work well you can upgrade the video card.
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June 21, 2010 6:54:20 PM

I'd leave it as-is. I have a slightly lesser system, an X2 555, unlocked to X3, and a 4850 1Gb, and can run games like COD4 at highest settings w/no problem.
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