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post #11 of 16
I was in the same position you are...

New rig lol
    
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post #12 of 16
i'd say get yourself a new rig, you could build something decent on a budget: get yourself an e4500 and a decent c2d board, 2 gigs of ddr2 ram which is cheaper than ever, and a 9600gt. you can clock that e4500 pretty high on stock , 3.0ghz or so.
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i'd say get yourself a new rig, you could build something decent on a budget: get yourself an e4500 and a decent c2d board, 2 gigs of ddr2 ram which is cheaper than ever, and a 9600gt. you can clock that e4500 pretty high on stock , 3.0ghz or so.
I don't really want something decent. If I build a new rig, it's gonna be top of the line.
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post #14 of 16
I completely agree with lenzo. Your rig has more life in it, don't replace everything right now.

If you upgrade to a 9600GT for $145 after MIR, you'll be able to play all current games on very good settings. Your Opty isn't bad, sure there's better but it can still run today's games just fine. You have 2GB's of RAM which is still plenty. Your PSU can handle a 9600GT just fine. So why replace them?

By the time the Opty isn't capable of running games, the current offerings right now will also be starting to struggle. I say wait at least until Nehalem before you do a complete rebuild, and until 64-bit operating systems and 4+ GB of memory start becoming the norm. Until then, the 9600GT and maybe a new sound card will keep you in business for at least another year.
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post #15 of 16
hmm... Well I have about the same system as you, only a tad worse ('cept for GFX card).
I don't make much at all, I want to find a job somewhere close, as I can't even drive yet, so I can't upgrade for a while.

I say spend <$500 on the "essentials" meaning CPU/Mobo/RAM.

DFI LP X38 or P35 Dark. q6600, e8400, or a 45nm quad... If you want SLI, go for a 780 board I guess
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post #16 of 16
I think the just replacing your GPU with a 9600GT or may be a 8800GS (mre appropriate for your cpu) and save money for next big upgrade.
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