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What do you think i should get... A new 22 in montor would upgrade from a 17 inch lcd. a 8800 Gt or gts upgrading from a 7900 Gt? or a q6600 upgrading from a e4400?
    
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post #2 of 15
Depends. Gaming: Go for the 8800GT. Definitely an upgrade from the 7900GT. General Use: Go for the Q6600 or the monitor. Definitely an upgrade from the e4400, better multitasking. And a 22 inch monitor would allow you to stick more on the screen at once.
     
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Monitor: no
CPU: No, get an e8400 if anything
GFX: How do you fair in current games w/your 7900? are you satisfied?
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LOL doesnt help much cause i was thinking the same thing haha. BUt i do game but not HARD CORE you know... But i like to Convert video files and what not... i would like a bigger monitor haha
    
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post #5 of 15
1. Video Card - 8800gt 512mb
2. Nice monitor
3. CPU - decent for now, videocard is the bottleneck.

Thats the order i would put it in
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post #6 of 15
Don't go with a monitor without a new graphics card, if you think that card is a hindrance now, wait until it really needs to work at a higher res, you will wish you didn't get a new one. A graphics card is probably your best bet, as it will show the biggest increase in performance (for benching and games anyways) out of the 3 choices.
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post #7 of 15
If you're gaming, I'd go with either the new video card or new monitor. The new monitor may look nicer, but your video card may struggle if you're playing the newest games at very high details. Kind of a toss-up. But your CPU should be fine for gaming. It's still a solid processor, and games rely more on the GPU than the CPU.
    
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post #8 of 15
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Monitor: no
CPU: No, get an e8400 if anything
GFX: How do you fair in current games w/your 7900? are you satisfied?
Why a 8400? I kinda wanna future proofit cause i have no job cause i'm not old enough but.
I do game i mostly play COD 4 but with my res. i can have full detail and 2x aa on 1280x1024 and i get around avg. 30-40 FPS.
The thinng is w. the gfx i think i would need a new case cause mine is tiny haha. and it wouldnt fit. And probaly a new PSU
    
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post #9 of 15
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LOL if only i had more MONEY!!!!
    
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post #10 of 15
What raidmaxx do you have? Your psu would be fine btw.
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