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Ok so assuming you bought one of the above kits you would have £120-£130....

I would probably go for THIS an 8600GT. DX10 (If you have or get Vista) and a solid midrange card, it doesnt come close to an 8800GTX, but nor does the budget. This will run any game from the last few years at fairly high settings and should hang on to decent settings on newer games for a few years
Interesting - would you really advise buying the 8600GT? I am looking at the 8600GTS vs the X1950 pro and the 8600 series has been slammed in many reviews. It doesn't benchmark all that well on DX9 against the X1950pro and the general consensus is that it will probably not be very quick on DX10 games that fact when they finally come out for it..

I'm still debating getting the 8600GTS or the X1950 pro. Most people advise getting the X1950 now and upgrading to a DX10 card in a year or so when DX10 cards have been put through their paces and the issue is clearer.

What do you reckon?


Also I'm trying to choose whether to buy an AMD ATHLONâ„¢ 64 X2 4600+ (2.4GHz) 2 x 512K L2 Cache (Socket AM2)
OR
an AMD ATHLONâ„¢ 64 X2 5200+ (2.6GHz) 2 x 1MB L2 Cache (Socket AM2)

The price difference is £30. Anyone know if the 2 x 1mb l2 cache would improve gaming performance much? Worth an extra £30?

Cheers
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