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Best Upgrade For This Pre-Built Machine?

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November 2, 2012 3:21:15 PM

I bought this machine about 3 years ago. The only thing I upgraded was the graphics card to the ATI 6870.

Without building a complete new machine, can anyone suggest any upgrades that would make a noticeable difference in gaming? *even if that's upgrading the graphics card again*

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz
Dell Inc 0PP150 Motherboard
932GB Hitachi HDS721010KLA SCSI Disk Device (RAID)
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 3:30:30 PM

budget? upgrade the motherboard, CPU and RAM
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 3:33:42 PM

Sad part about Dells - can't overclock unless it's alienware. Think about case, mobo, cpu + cooler, ram & a good psu - pretty close to a whole new computer.
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November 2, 2012 3:35:47 PM

I thought it was going to come to me needing to build a new computer. I'll go down that route then. Thanks!
November 2, 2012 4:42:53 PM

This is the point that I'm coming to too. It looks like you've pretty much maxed-out your last generation stuff, so the next upgrade would be to just buy a new computer.
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 6:09:16 PM

Yep - new computer. You can re-use your 6870 for at least another year though. Thats still a pretty decent card.