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What Should I Upgrade ?

Hello everyone,

I Am Saving My Money to upgrade my computer but i dont realy know what to upgrade. So i am asking all of you reader to please help me deside? Ionly Have About R2500 (South African Money) To Spend. Maybe R3000

My Current Specs :


• GIGABYTE GTX 460se
• CORE 2 DUO E8400
• GIGABYTE EP43-UD3L (DISCRETE)
• GIGABYTE G-POWER PRO CPU COOLER
• 2GIG DDR2 RAM
• A-OPEN H600A CHASSIS
• GIGABYTE ODIN 585W PSU
• LG SUPER MULTI DRIVE 24X
• WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN 2TB HDD

Thanks For Your Help.
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  1. Hello fellow South African! LOL

    What graphics card are you using?

    I am assuming that you want to play games better?
  2. To be honest that setup will struggle to run most modern games. The graphics card will be fine, but i recommend getting a more powerful CPU and at minimum 4gig of DDR3 RAM.
  3. better off with a new machine.
  4. Best answer
    Hi there, another South African here...:)

    I suggest getting a new mobo, cpu, ram.

    http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=21_687&products_id=62012
    R1362
    http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=81_689&products_id=70273&language=cm
    R940
    http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=30_414&products_id=52523
    R561

    Total: R2863
    That Core i3 will provide a good upgrade for your c2d, I think you will see a nice jump in overall performance.

    Oh, btw, I have used Sybaritic before and their service has been good, delivery time was as they promised.
  5. http://titan-ice.co.za/product_info.php?products_id=4614
    R1190

    http://titan-ice.co.za/product_info.php?products_id=8747
    R505

    http://titan-ice.co.za/product_info.php?cPath=35_197&products_id=5491
    R649

    titan-ice is cheaper. LOL

    But it would be pointless to get these if you don't have a graphics card. If you don't, you can just add one and voila you got better game performance for now...
  6. Thanks For All Of Your Help, I appreciate it allot. What I thought of is getting me a Gigabyte P 75 D3 http://www.gigabyte.co.za/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4152#ov. With a Intel Core i3 3220 And 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 Transcend jet ram

    What Do You Think? Please Give Oppinions?
  7. Pieter_27 said:
    Thanks For All Of Your Help, I appreciate it allot. What I thought of is getting me a Gigabyte P 75 D3 http://www.gigabyte.co.za/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4152#ov. With a Intel Core i3 3220 And 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 Transcend jet ram

    What Do You Think? Please Give Oppinions?


    You still have not said what you use this computer for and what graphic card you have?
  8. Gaming Gaming And more GAMING... Somtimes watching dvds

    Gigabyte Gtx 460se
  9. Orait Pieter... Jy seker Afrikaans???

    Ja ek dink kry maar die I3 met so 8GB RAM en n B75 motherboard...
  10. HAHAHAHA Ja ek is okay dankie vir jou hulp. waar kom jy aan Afrikaans???
  11. Best answer selected by Pieter_27.
  12. I'd upgrade the CPU, MB and RAM as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550

    These items would fall under your budget.

    This setup is the same as a recent build. Excellent performance and future-proof. This new Vishera quad-core will outperform Intel dollar for dollar, especially with a good MB/Chipset as listed.

    Good luck!
  13. Pieter_27 said:
    HAHAHAHA Ja ek is okay dankie vir jou hulp. waar kom jy aan Afrikaans???



    Haha ek is Suid Afrikaans... Bly in Pretoria. Hoe kan ek nie Afrikaans praat nie?
  14. Oo, jinne, so ons almal bly in pta nou of wat?
  15. jihtu said:
    Oo, jinne, so ons almal bly in pta nou of wat?


    Lyk my so...
  16. hehe Ek het my goed by rectron in midrand bestel Dit Behoort seker volgende week hier te wees. ek bly in vereeniging
  17. chriscarcus said:
    I'd upgrade the CPU, MB and RAM as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550

    These items would fall under your budget.

    This setup is the same as a recent build. Excellent performance and future-proof. This new Vishera quad-core will outperform Intel dollar for dollar, especially with a good MB/Chipset as listed.

    Good luck!



    I don't like amd that much i trust intell Thanks Anyway
  18. Novuake said:
    Lyk my so...



    Watse rekenaar het jy?
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