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post #1 of 17
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ok so i cant build a new rig but i can upgrade my memory and graphic card
for memory i thought of this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141064

and i also need a graphic card in about 100$
same with the memory even less
post #2 of 17
For the memory I'd recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161038

It's a 2GB DDR2-1000 kit for $100, can't be beat.

And for the video card, I'd choose the eVGA 8600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085

It's $115, but it's the only thing worth upgrading for the price. Also, eVGA offers a step-up program, so within 90 days of purchase you can upgrade to anything of a higher value by paying the difference. In that case you can upgrade to a 8600GTS or 8800GTS 320MB, whatever fits your budget by then.
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post #3 of 17
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well my mobo only supports up to DDR2-800
and the card lokks nice
any other suggestions?
im more of a ati fan(never had nvidia)
well i can always try
and how do u think vista will run if i install it?
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by dani View Post
well my mobo only supports up to DDR2-800
and the card lokks nice
any other suggestions?
im more of a ati fan(never had nvidia)
well i can always try
and how do u think vista will run if i install it?
About the motherboard, it doesn't matter if it only supports DDR2-800, your motherboard will just set it at DDR2-800, but you can still overclock it back up there.

That 8600GT will surely do fine, for the price there are only X1650, which can't beat the 8600GT. The upcoming HD2600-series aren't beating the 8600-series either, as seen in reviews.
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post #5 of 17
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i looked tht the 8600 supports dx10
do u think ill be able to play dx10
because i have a pentium d not corone
and think ill go with pq memory cuz i already have 2 sticks of it but 512 each
and its good
and its cheaper
post #6 of 17
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also my parents said the graphic card can be 150$ not 100
post #7 of 17
For 150$ for ATI you could get a 256 x1950xt or for a 100$ maybe a used x1800 (got mine for 125 last december off of ebay). I don't know how it stacks up against the 8600 though.

Edit: Link for x1950xt 149 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
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post #8 of 17
Or an X1950pro is a bit cheaper, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061
Its a nice card for the price.
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post #9 of 17
I thought that the pro doesn't even overclock that much. I don't think he'll get much bang for the buck on that...
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Yeah the over-clocking abililities of the card aren't fantastic. but for a budget card it rocks ^,^
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