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Which should be my next upgrade??

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May 18, 2012 5:41:08 AM

I currently hav 9600 GT......whiich should be my next upgrade........i hav 2gb ram and core 2 duo @ 2.20 ghz

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May 18, 2012 5:58:25 AM

and please could you mention your psu
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May 18, 2012 6:31:14 AM

please you have to mention your psu so i can help you
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May 18, 2012 7:03:52 AM

coolermaster 350W i guess.......but i tink i can upgrade dat too acc to my next Graphic card
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May 18, 2012 8:00:27 AM

newzealend said:
coolermaster 350W i guess.......but i tink i can upgrade dat too acc to my next Graphic card

What is your monitor resolution? Example: 1920x1080, 1366x768, etc...?
How much are you willing to spend for the upgrade for the graphics card + psu?
If you have link to the stores you plan to buy, post it also so we can recommend based from the cards that is available in the stores.
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May 18, 2012 8:51:31 AM

You should upgrade the whole system if you do play game. If you don't play game, there's no point upgrading your GPU.
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May 18, 2012 12:41:16 PM

randomkid said:
What is your monitor resolution? Example: 1920x1080, 1366x768, etc...?
How much are you willing to spend for the upgrade for the graphics card + psu?
If you have link to the stores you plan to buy, post it also so we can recommend based from the cards that is available in the stores.



res is 1366 X 768

I would spent about RS 15000,ie about 300$
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May 18, 2012 1:00:02 PM

What operating system? for $300 bucks you can check ebay and get

4GB ddr2 for around $40 or less used
Something like a Core 2 Quad Q6600 for $60 used
A new 500W PSU for less than $50
A new gtx 460 for less than $150

You would be able to max a lot of games at that resolution with those upgrades. If you don't mind a used gpu then you could get something better than a gtx 460 for $150.
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May 18, 2012 1:01:29 PM

The PSU and gpu can be purchased new at newegg.com but you will not find a new core 2 quad and you may end up paying too much for 4 GB of DRR2 new which is why I suggested ebay. Sorry for not posting links but exaclty what you want to buy new will vary depending on your preferences. There are a number of good power supplies and gpu's that will work well for you in your price range. The choice is yours.
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May 18, 2012 4:05:31 PM

alrobichaud said:
What operating system? for $300 bucks you can check ebay and get

4GB ddr2 for around $40 or less used
Something like a Core 2 Quad Q6600 for $60 used
A new 500W PSU for less than $50
A new gtx 460 for less than $150

You would be able to max a lot of games at that resolution with those upgrades. If you don't mind a used gpu then you could get something better than a gtx 460 for $150.

I hav both win 7 and Xp both 32 bit........hmm these are gud........and will my motherboard hamper gaming,its one of the crappiest i guess,something called Biostar,should i change it too.......also my monitor has VGA output only i guess,so will GTX 460 be compatiable?
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May 18, 2012 4:21:31 PM

newzealend said:
I currently hav 9600 GT......whiich should be my next upgrade........i hav 2gb ram and core 2 duo @ 2.20 ghz


The first upgrade should be to go from 2gb to 4gb. A lack of ram shows up as a lack of cpu capability and high hard drive activity due to demand paging.

If you will upgrade your graphics card, for gaming, you need to make it s biggish jump, or you may be disappointed.
With a 350w psu, you need a card that does not need a separate pcie 6 pin power connector.
The best one would probably be a 7750. Anything less might disappoint.



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May 18, 2012 4:22:59 PM

You don't want a cheap PSU off of eBay; you're likely to get a firecracker with an uncertain fuse. Avoid Crappermaster, their less expensive PSUs (any "Elite," "Extreme," on up to the GX series) are junk or close to it. Look for full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and some level of 80+ certification for efficiency. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA are among the better brands. If they're not available, Superflower, some FSP, OCZ, and NZXT are also decent.
Coming from a 9600GT, a HD6770 would be a nice step up. They're around $110 here, which would leave plenty to get a decent PSU and maybe another 2GB of RAM.
Biostar isn't a brand I'd buy, but if it's working, replacing it need not be a priority at all. Only do that when you're ready to build a whole new system, which is likely to cost at least twice what you want to spend now.

Edit: Particularly if power is expensive where you are, a HD7750 would be a decent choice too. It isn't quite as strong as a HD6770, but it's a lot better than what you have, and uses very little power. They also cost around $110 here.

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May 18, 2012 7:47:53 PM

Onus said:
You don't want a cheap PSU off of eBay; you're likely to get a firecracker with an uncertain fuse.



I wouldn't buy one off of ebay either. My second post states going to a place like newegg.com for gpu and psu and ebay for the RAM and CPU. When I stated 'new' for the gpu and psu, I wasn't thinking ebay which is why I posted twice. Guess I should have updated the original to avoid confusion.
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