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Upgrading my Pc

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April 21, 2011 1:09:32 PM

Hi, I built my first pc about 2 years ago and was wondering if i should be upgrading any of the tech to be able to run newer games, I mostly play wow and am waiting for Guild Wars 2 to come out to have a look at that. But I also play Assassins Creed Brotherhood and looking to play the newest Call of Duty.

This is my spec now, got it off CPU-Z hope this is the info you need

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 (Build 7601)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 2 Cores - 2 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1), EM64T
CPUID : 6.7.A / Extended : 6.17
CPU Cache : L1 : 2 x 32 / 2 x 32 KB - L2 : 3072 KB
Core : Wolfdale (45 nm) / Stepping : R0
Freq : 1600.01 MHz (266.67 * 6)
MB Brand : Gigabyte
MB Model : EP43-DS3LR
NB : Intel P45/P43/G45/G43 rev A3
SB : Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00
GPU Type : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
GPU Clocks : Core 600 MHz / RAM 900 MHz
DirectX Version : 11.0
RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Single Channel
RAM Speed : 400 MHz (2:3) @ 5-5-5-18
Slot 1 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Corsair
Slot 2 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Corsair

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

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April 21, 2011 7:03:50 PM

IMHO, upgrade the CPU to an LGA775 quad core module (overclocked or not) and replace the GPU with something more powerful. You seem to be in good shape with 4GB of memory and I assume your hard drive situation is good as well... At the moment, that same NVIDIA 9800 GT is on sale at TigerDirect for $50, but your board doesn't support 8x/8x PCIe so you can not run dual GPUs in SLI. What budget did you have in mind for upgrades?

LGA775 Quad Core CPUs - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
April 21, 2011 7:41:15 PM

Ok, so processor chip and graphics card, looking to spend £100-£200 each item, please use british sites or sites who ship to UK if possible. thanks.#

My hard drive set-up is definitely good, i have 2 1TB drives, lol.

Sorry forgot to say I use dual monitors so will i need a special graphics card to get the best out of them?
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