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Upgrading GeForce 7950 GX2

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August 30, 2010 2:46:35 PM

Oiii Peeps!

As the topic states, i currently have an old Geforce 7950 GX2* in stock which im not sure weather to upgrade or not. I am currently trying to build a rig (for the first time i might add) and this is what ive come up with so far, browsing through a numerous of forums.

Screen (Already have this)
- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us...
Harddisk
- http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=418092...
Processor
- http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=425648...
Motherboard
- http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=695953
Ram
- http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=639917
Powersupply
- http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=397210
GFX Card
- * http://www.trustedreviews.com/graphics/review/2006/06/1...

Should i have to upgrade said GFX Card, my budget is around 200-250 USD.
Furthermore id like to add that this PC is primarily to be used for playing World of Warcraft at Full settings, or there abouts, so i would really appreciate some pointers on what could be improved.

Thanks in Advance :) 


a c 173 U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 4:34:37 PM

Every thing looks good except for the hard drive. That is a 2.5inch drive and is for laptops. You can for the same price afford a higher performing and high capacity 3.5inch drive. The card is a maybe. I own a older version of this card and is the same hardware but far different layout. http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/30247-1/7900+GX2+_amp_+V6K...

The big nvidia card.... They both that being the 7900gtx duo and the 7950gx2 use the same pci-e bridge. That bridge is known to cause compatibility issues as well performance issues. So I suggest that you give it a try and if it doesn't work wait till after the 13th of next month to see how prices swing with the GTS 450. If you need something now then GTS 250 or a 5770 would be the best bang for buck unless you want to spend more then go ahead with a GTX460.
August 30, 2010 6:11:39 PM

Haha thanks for the heads-up on the harddrive, that coulve gone terribly wrong :)  Not the first time ive been recommended the XFX 5770 so i think ill go with that seeing as i do play other games aswell :)  Thanks alot for the advice mate, appreciate it.
a c 173 U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 6:40:32 PM

Sure if you need any thing just feel free to ask. :) 
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