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post #11 of 24
Dual core. Performance will increase greatly from the extra core. The SLI configuration won't benefit much cause of the bottleneck.

However, I want to suggest you save a little more and go for a bigger upgrade.
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post #12 of 24
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I would also love to make a C2D upgrade im sure a gigbyte ds3, e4300 and some geil 2gb pc6400s come just over £200 but i just dont have that budget, but it looks like dual core is the way to go.
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post #13 of 24
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I would also love to make a C2D upgrade im sure a gigbyte ds3, e4300 and some geil 2gb pc6400s come just over £200 but i just dont have that budget, but it looks like dual core is the way to go.
IF you have enough money to upgrade your GPU within the next 6 motnhs then go dual core.

If you won't be making any more upgrades for a long time go SLI

But even then i suggest selling that 7600gt and putting it towards money for a better card. a 7900GS should be within the budget i reckon.
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post #14 of 24
I would go for the X2 as a last hurrah on s939 until you can save up enough to do a full overhaul.

That's exactly what i did and the performance jump from my 3500 to my X2 3800 was well worth it (and I had to pay £100 for the privilege, not £70)
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post #15 of 24
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7900GS is around £100....only reason im going for a cheap cpu or gpu is because i can sell my 2 cpus and pull off a cpu upgrade, but this 7600gt will probs only go for £50...if that, also dont see myself doing an upgrade anytime soon, i dont work and money hardly ever comes my way..was my birthday today so i can save up a lil..Should be getting a job soon so maybe things will turn around..but the most realistic upgrade seems to be the X2 3800..or an opty 165 from the forums.
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post #16 of 24
I think you're best bet would be an AMD X2 and stick to the single 7600GT for now. Even though you're useing a pga939 board, you'll still be able to add another GB of RAM in the future and seeing as its SLi capable, I'm sure you can replace your graphics with a DirectX 10 card at a later date.
post #17 of 24
I would go Dual Core now, and SLI later
Get a X2 system and then save up for SLI, m-kay?
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post #18 of 24
Dual core would be more beneficial.
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post #19 of 24
I am on the same boat as you. I think you should save up and go for the AM2 rig, its not worth throwing money at old technologies. I would get the X2 3600+ Brisbane, Biostar TTForce 550, 2 GB of DDR800 which is only 200 bucks. Quad core is coming soon for AM2, so I recommend you save up.

Brisbane is like the Venice which overclock like hell!
post #20 of 24
I had the option of doing a C2D upgrade or going to an 8800GTS, I went with the 8800GTS and I have a 3800+ 939SKT CPU so I am going to say go with the dual core. Then later do the GPU, Yes 939 is an old technology but it can still kick some butt IMO.
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