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ya. idk. ide rather not go to intel cuz amd needs all the help it can get. but i dont know if i can get an X2 and 8800. how will an X2 4200 and a 8600GTS work. well, would it be alot better then what i have now?
Personally, I'd pick up a X2 3800+ Toledo.

If funds allow, a X2 3800+, and a 8800GTS (320mb or 640mb) would be best. However, if I had a choice, I'd pick a 8800GTS and no CPU upgrade, over a CPU upgrade with a 8600GTS.
    
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get a 3800+ X2 and overclock it. then get a 8800GTS 320. The 3800 X2 will only run you about 70 bucks
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Personally, I'd pick up a X2 3800+ Toledo.

If funds allow, a X2 3800+, and a 8800GTS (320mb or 640mb) would be best. However, if I had a choice, I'd pick a 8800GTS and no CPU upgrade, over a CPU upgrade with a 8600GTS.
so... what would be better performance wise?

the X2 and the 8600 or just the 8800 and my current cpu. i can always save and get an Opteron in like a month or two
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so... what would be better performance wise?

the X2 and the 8600 or just the 8800 and my current cpu. i can always save and get an Opteron in like a month or two
The 8800GTS with your current CPU. I remember when I borrowed a friends 8800GTS for a few days when I was using my 3500+, and Oblivion and FEAR played better than my current setup (X2 3800 and x1950pro).
    
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ya. idk. ide rather not go to intel cuz amd needs all the help it can get. but i dont know if i can get an X2 and 8800. how will an X2 4200 and a 8600GTS work. well, would it be alot better then what i have now?
4200+ and 8600 should be a decent setup, I havent played around much with the 8600 but there will prob still be some bottlenecking
*EDIT* the 8800 is a better choice but you will need a better cpu or you will have substantial bottleneck.
The good thing is amd slashed their prices.
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so, should i just flip a coin? lol ill look at some benchmarks to see which one will benifit me most. but if i can, ide like the 8800. thx for the help
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i would just go for the 8800 and then get an opty like you said in a month or too. that would be a sweet setup. overclocked opty 165's are beasts. and you could probably buy one in the for sale section. they are always for sale.
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Please, if you're not having stuttering problems now and your framerates are playable... don't worry about bottlenecks unless you're looking for an excuse to buy a new processor.

If you're trying to go from 60->100FPS (or anything else higher) don't bother, you can't see it as 90% of LCD monitors physically cannot display more than 60 FPS. You're better off buying a higher resolution monitor to alleviate the bottleneck.
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Get the 8800 then wory about the cpu. oull notice performance gains just with the 8800.
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