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So long story short, my 775 rig died a while back. Sold cpu and kept the ram. With winter coming I wanna get back into gaming. Current rig is am2 only mobo with 4200x2. Whats the best way of upgrading? Buying a am3 ddr 3 board and use 4200 for time being? Also should I stick with the 8800 and sli two of them? Or go with ATI? No problem buying used.
    
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If you buy an am3 board now you will already be at theend of the upgrade path. Bulldozer wont work on a am3 board. So best thing to do really is either do a cheap intel sandy bridge build. Only if you have have something faster now. Otherwise wait till bulldozer desktop is out.

I would upgrade the graphics card. No point is sli'n a card that old. That's just my opinion. You can go with Aj nvidia or Ati doesn't matter.

It really all just depends on you budget.
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Few months before bulldozer? Should be lots of used stuff then. Doesn't have to be top of the line but not a dead-end either. Thanks!
    
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I believe when ivy bridge comes out that will yield much better used parts. Sandy bridge stomps amy am3 out.
Edited by Anti!! - 8/15/11 at 12:36pm
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