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Even a 7300 lol!
    
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the addition of the video card will lower RAM usage, the 7900gs may be overkill for him, he doesn't game much, so a 7600gt may be better
but 30 bucks more for a 7900gs is well worth it!
post #13 of 43
but then again u can get a 8600gt and it will be furure proof
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but then again u can get a 8600gt and it will be furure proof

Oh! I think he deserves a REP!
DX10 and they are not priced bad @ all.
    
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I was thinking a new CPU/Mobo/RAM/PSU then i could keep my HDD's, use my other modded case and keep my current windows stuff
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post #16 of 43
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but then again u can get a 8600gt and it will be furure proof
7900gs performs better and i don't think he'll be investing in dx10 games from the sound of it. 7900gs or 7600gt are his best bet i think, that way he can have some fun without worrying about bad res/bad framerate gameplay. Question: are DX10 games going to be backwards compatible? i know COD2 can render in dx7 and dx9, or maybe its dx8 and dx9, but either way, its backwards compatible.
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Did anyone read my last post?
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post #18 of 43
Ya, get a fast hard drive once all your other components are fast, because the hard drive speed is the one that makes the less performance difference compared when adding 1GB of RAM, or going from a onboard 6100 to 7xxx, or from a Pentium 4 (woot that's me) to a C2D (soon me).

What's your budget, it would help a lot to know.
    
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post #19 of 43
Depends on where you want to go.
Stay AMD you can get a Tforce550/Brisbane combo for ~$150 (AM2)
Go Intel... lots of places to go, gonna be pricier though!
Also depends on if you want to STAY on basic internet and casual CSS, or more.
    
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post #20 of 43
just like u said he does no do gaming so he could use a 8500GT then ,he also said he plays CSS so the 8600/8500 should be planty
he dosent need a high end card ,id still say go with the 8xxx card
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