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Time for an upgrade

post #1 of 4
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Hi all.
Since the 8800`s have been out a while now and the drivers seem to be improving i thought it was time to upgrade my graphics card. I`m not a hardcore gamer so i chose this 8800 gts 320 mb card,http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-054-OK. It`s not a bad price and has got some good reviews on the website from other customers.
While on the Overclockers uk website i also bought an upgrade copy of Vista at a very good price,http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=20&subcat=.What do you guys think,all comments welcome.
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post #2 of 4
Personally I like Vista. Never would have gotten it if I had to pay for it though. But then again it's your money. It works thats all that matters...and it looks pretty.

What size monitor do you have?
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E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 8800GTS 512 4GBs G. Skill 
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2x 74GB Raptors (Raid 0) Vista 64 Dell 2405 Silverstone OP750 
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post #3 of 4
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I`ve got a 19" Dell at the moment but may upgrade later( when i can afford it)to a 22".
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WD Caviar Black 640 GB LG Blueray Windows 7 64 bit Iiyama Prolite 2472HD 
Power
Antec High Current Gamer 620 Watts 
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i7 860 Asus P7P55D-E Gainward GTX 460 Crucial Ballistix DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640 GB LG Blueray Windows 7 64 bit Iiyama Prolite 2472HD 
Power
Antec High Current Gamer 620 Watts 
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post #4 of 4
When and if you upgrade later you may benefit from the extra memory of the 640. But, if like you said all you are going to be doing is light gaming than it might be ok. Especially when it comes to DX10...who knows?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 8800GTS 512 4GBs G. Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x 74GB Raptors (Raid 0) Vista 64 Dell 2405 Silverstone OP750 
Case
Thermaltake Eureka 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 8800GTS 512 4GBs G. Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x 74GB Raptors (Raid 0) Vista 64 Dell 2405 Silverstone OP750 
Case
Thermaltake Eureka 
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