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Hey OCN, new user here, built my first proper system after years of just being 'in that area'.

My current system is below, and will be upgrading from the graphics to an XFX HD 6770, and XP to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Apart from that, would you recommend more RAM or another HDD for the next addition?
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post #2 of 4
Just wait for the future, because what you are already doing will give you a world of improvement, in gaming anyway.

I think a 6850 over the 6770 is absolutely worth the extra money.

6770 1GB vs 6850

XFX HD 6850 X-Edition £124.42 Inc VAT

Board and CPU can come at a later date, Say, After BD.
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Yeah, I thought it'd be good for the time being anyway, moving to 64-bit I want to use it properly, but for 'general but heavy multitasking' (lots of programs open, but nothing TOO major) would you say 6Gb would be enough or just swing for the 8Gb because its cheap enough?
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If you want to keep your ram, and hdd, get an AM3+ Board, OR if you do not plan on upgrading to BD, get an SSD.
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