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post #241 of 280
8600GT to GTX470 (SLI'd).

Just a bit of difference lol
My do-it-all rig
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AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
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Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
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CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
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AMD K15 970A-D3P NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Crucial M4 64Gb, 4x 1Tb, 1x 500Gb WD Caviar Black LG LiteScribe GH24 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
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CoolerMaster 690 Razer Mamba 2012 Razer Goliath XL Logitech X-530 speakers 
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Creative SupremeFX X-Fi sound card 
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post #242 of 280
copper pot... hands down..best upgrade Ive ever purchased/owned

post #243 of 280
Definitely went from a Celeron D @ 3.3GHz with on-board graphic a 8600GTS. That jump was intense. Could play games actually. Then build a new machine with a Q6600 with a 8800GT. BIG jump.
    
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Intel Q6600 2.4GHz G0 GIGABYTE P35-DS3L NVIDIA GTX 260 4GB DDR2 1066 
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640GB Seagate 7200.11 Generic DVD/CD Drive Arctic Cooling Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
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Acer 22" H233H Wireless Logitech Corsair TX750 Attached to a wall via screws 
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Wireless Logitech 
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Intel Q6600 2.4GHz G0 GIGABYTE P35-DS3L NVIDIA GTX 260 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
640GB Seagate 7200.11 Generic DVD/CD Drive Arctic Cooling Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
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Acer 22" H233H Wireless Logitech Corsair TX750 Attached to a wall via screws 
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post #244 of 280
Going from some sort of old card to a nice 4850! Gained the ability to play everything and started me on the path to PC gaming!

I love PC gaming so much now, get better sound from Asus STX sound Card too!
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Intel i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage iii Extreme ATI Gigabyte HD 5870 12GB Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 
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Spinpoint F3 1TB LG R+-DL W/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Premium 64BIT BENQ XL2410T 120hz 
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Mionix Zibal 60 Corsair 1000HX HAF 932 Mionix Naos 5000 
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Intel i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage iii Extreme ATI Gigabyte HD 5870 12GB Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600 
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Spinpoint F3 1TB LG R+-DL W/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Premium 64BIT BENQ XL2410T 120hz 
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post #245 of 280
It'd either be moving up from a Pentium 4 to the never-ending upgrade that is my current rig, or the upgrade from defacto ram to gaming ram. The difference between the two are really night and day.
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My greatest upgrade ever... my computer...

2004-2009
Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHz
Stock CPU Cooler
2GB DDR1 Kingston Ram
BFG 8600GT 256MB
Thermaltake TR2 430W
80GB Seagate HDD
15" ViewSonic CRT Monitor
Windows XP 32-bit
Logitech Elite Keyboard LE
Logitech MX-510

Unknown Case, Asus Motherboard, Speakers, Mouse Pad

2009-2010
i7-860 @ 2.8GHz
CM 212+
4GB DDR3 Corsair Ram
5850 Vapor-X 1GB
Ultra X3 850W
1TB Western Digital Black
22" LG LCD
Windows 7 Pro
Logitech Elite Keyboard LE
Logitech MX-510

Only my keyboard and mouse have survived the upgrade, the change was literally overnight, first thing I did was boot up CS Source just to see the frame difference... need I say more?
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 5/22/11 at 6:32pm
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[i7-3770K 4.5GHz @1.24V] [Asrock Z77 Extreme4] [unlocked Sapphire 6950 Toxic 940/1425 @ 1.175V] [2x8GB Kingston HyperX Black 1800MHz 10-10-10-2... 
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[256GB Samsung 840 Pro] [2x 3TB Green WD30EZRX JBOD] [Corsair H100i] [Windows 7 Pro 64-bit] 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[23.6" Asus VE247H] [Razer BlackWidow] [Corsair HX850] [Corsair Carbide 500R White] 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech G400] [SteelSeries QcK+] [SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset] [Zalman ZM-MIC 1 Microphone] 
AudioAudioOtherOther
[Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker] [Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker] [Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller] [TRENDnet TEW-684UB] 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[AMD A6-3400M 2.35GHz @ 1.0875V] [AMD HD 6650M] [2x4GB Corsair Vengence 1333MHz 9-8-8-8 @ 1.5V] [500GB Seagate 5400rpm] 
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[DVD Slimdrive] [Windows 8 Pro 64-bit] [15.6" LED backlight LCD] [Logitech M305] 
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[Nokia Mini-Speakers MD-8] 
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[Athlon II X2 215 3.4GHz @ 1.4V] [Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P (rev3.1)] [XFX 8600GT XXX 256MB GDDR3] [2x2GB G.skill Ripjaws-X 1333 7-7-7-20 @ 1.5V] 
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[500GB WD Blue] [LG 24X DVD-Writer] [Hyper TX3] [Windows 7 64-bit] 
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[ASUS VS197D-P 18.5"] [ONN 19" LCD HDTV] [Antec Basiq VP-450] [Cooler Master Elite 343] 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[256GB Samsung 840 Pro] [2x 3TB Green WD30EZRX JBOD] [Corsair H100i] [Windows 7 Pro 64-bit] 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[23.6" Asus VE247H] [Razer BlackWidow] [Corsair HX850] [Corsair Carbide 500R White] 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Logitech G400] [SteelSeries QcK+] [SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset] [Zalman ZM-MIC 1 Microphone] 
AudioAudioOtherOther
[Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker] [Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker] [Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller] [TRENDnet TEW-684UB] 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
[AMD A6-3400M 2.35GHz @ 1.0875V] [AMD HD 6650M] [2x4GB Corsair Vengence 1333MHz 9-8-8-8 @ 1.5V] [500GB Seagate 5400rpm] 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMouse
[DVD Slimdrive] [Windows 8 Pro 64-bit] [15.6" LED backlight LCD] [Logitech M305] 
Audio
[Nokia Mini-Speakers MD-8] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Athlon II X2 215 3.4GHz @ 1.4V] [Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P (rev3.1)] [XFX 8600GT XXX 256MB GDDR3] [2x2GB G.skill Ripjaws-X 1333 7-7-7-20 @ 1.5V] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[500GB WD Blue] [LG 24X DVD-Writer] [Hyper TX3] [Windows 7 64-bit] 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
[ASUS VS197D-P 18.5"] [ONN 19" LCD HDTV] [Antec Basiq VP-450] [Cooler Master Elite 343] 
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post #247 of 280
HDD to SSD, vrooooooom!!!
post #248 of 280
Going from my Dell laptop (2005, Inspiron 6000something... Pentium M (single core) 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, ATI something graphics chip... had 2 motherboards crap out in the first 6 months of owning it, then it ran perfectly since)
...to my previous Desktop (2009, HP Pavilion something.... Core 2 Quad @2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 9800GT) was the biggest noticeable upgrade (WoW was struggling to run on my old laptop when I finally bought the new PC)

My new rig in my sig definitely performs better than my previous desktop, but the jump in performance wasn't as noticeable as it was when I ditched my crappy Dell-top (surprisingly, it still runs... slow as molasses though)
Edited by Adappy - 5/22/11 at 6:43pm
My first build
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Intel i5 2500k @4.7GHz ASUS P8P67 Pro EVGA GTX 580 (890/2075) 2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Caviar Black + Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH236H 23" Logitech G110 
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Intel i5 2500k @4.7GHz ASUS P8P67 Pro EVGA GTX 580 (890/2075) 2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Caviar Black + Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH236H 23" Logitech G110 
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Corsair 850HX Fractal Design Define XL Logitech MX518 
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post #249 of 280
Q9650 to this E5620. But I bet the other parts required helped as well.
post #250 of 280
My biggest single upgrade was going from a monochrome video card and monitor to a VGA video card. There is nothing like going from 2 colors to 256.
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i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
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2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
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750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
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Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
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256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
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Mat
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Work iMac
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i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
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3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
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256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
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