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I have been thinking about it lately. what should I upgrade before I decide to scrap my entire rig, and go buy a new one?
and when I get a new rig, I am going to go for AMD Quad fx-72. 680a mobo 2gig ddr800. when I finally decide it is time.
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The only things i can think of are the Gfx card, the Psu, sound card and Ram really... you can use them in your next build as well...
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unfortunately the ram I cannot use in my next rig because it will be using ddr800 >.<
but I believe getting an 8800, a new psu, and a sound card would be great. could you recommend me a sound card? I think I'll go for that first. Also, will getting a sound card improve my in-game performance?
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If you want gaming performance get an X-Fi. If you get a higher end one with xram, it loads game sounds directly onto the sound card instead of system RAM, but the game has to be coded for it (few are at this point). Most sound cards have hardware acceleration which uses a processor on the sound card to process sound instead of your CPU.

If you upgraded, I would suggest you go for a good PSU first and then an 8800 of some type.
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Very good advice people, I concure.
PS first being it's the most often overlooked device in a stable OCable system. Consider that you will likely need the retangular 8 pin 12v MB connector (ESP 12v) when purchasing.
Sound Card second.
Or reverse the order dependant on cash in hand
    
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