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January 12, 2011 7:42:12 PM

This is currently what I have on my build. Can someone please give me some ideas on what upgrades I can make to make a better gaming computer. I play MMO games. Lineage2 in particular.

Please help! Thanks in advance.






Power Supply ( 600 Watt -- Power Supply SLI Ready

Processor ( [== Black Edition ==] AMD AthlonT64 X2 6400+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

Processor Cooling ( [=== Silent ===] Extreme-Performance AMD CPU Cooling Fan System Kit Silent & Overclocking Proof
= Maximum cooling efficiency for quietness and performance )

Motherboard ( Asus M2N-SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory ( 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader
Added 2gig Corsair 4 total

Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB PCI-Express x16 )

Hard Drive ( 320 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
1 tb Serial ATA-II



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January 12, 2011 10:31:23 PM

The rig is fairly balanced as is, but likely best at 2 year old games....

I'd be hesitant to dump more money into just a new video card (GTX460-1GB) where you might still end up CPU bound (but might be happy with higher res performance with decent settings), but, that would likely be your best bang for your buck, barring just saving/waiting for a new DDR3/i7-2500K based rig....
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January 12, 2011 11:40:42 PM

Looking at your response I may just stick with my current setup. What if I added some more RAM or added a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD for gaming? I only play older games.
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January 12, 2011 11:51:55 PM

The system is well balanced. Just use it as long as you can stand it and replace with a completely new computer. More RAM won't make it faster. An ssd will decrease load times, but with the connections such an old motherboard has, it may not perform as best it can.
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January 13, 2011 2:38:38 AM

Ok.. so I may just make a second computer... Looking around on the forum.. I wanted to spend about 500. so I found....
The System Builder model made in late December. Is this still a good model to follow:

CPU
AMD Athlon II X3 445
$75

Cooler
Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92
$16
Motherboard
ASRock M3A770DE
$60
RAM
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3 10600) Model 996586
$65
Graphics
Sparkle SXX460768D5UNM GeForce GTX 460 768 MB
$160
Hard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB SATA 3Gb/s
$43
Case
Antec NSK 4482B Black
$75
Power
Antec EarthWatts Green 380 W included w/ case
$0
Optical
Lite-On 24X DVD Burner SATA iHAS 124-04
$17
Total Price

$511
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