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post #1 of 5
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I have some money (about 400€) and as I cannot keep it because money always burns me when it's near me, I want to upgrade something in my rig... but I dunno what?

may I get a 9800GTX instead of my 8800GTS 320? is that worth if my mobo don't have PCIe 2.0?

Should I change my E6750 G0 with a E9450? or the rest of my PC will be a bottleneck for that processor?

I can also get 4x2Gb modules of OCZ reaper HPC DDR2 @ 1066 and change my 4gb for those 8gb....

or I can get a shiny 1Tb HD...

or just a new780i chipset mobo so I can upgra de my processor and GFX in the future (as my mobo is crossfire ready but I like more nVidia, yes I know, but I wanted a Striker Extreme when I bought the rig and there was none in stock so i got this P35-DS4 instead)...

please guys, help me in this deliberation =P
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post #2 of 5
The P35-DS4 is supposed to be a good board for over clocking. If i were you i would spend my 400 on the E9450, the rest of your pc will not be a bottleneck for that because tbh the rest of your pc is pretty good (nothing wrong with that processor either though)

and if you don't fancy that i would upgrade the gfx card to the 9800GTX. Although bear in mind that the 9900GTX will be out soon, but it won't make it obsolete, just older.
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The P35-DS4 is supposed to be a good board for over clocking. If i were you i would spend my 400 on the E9450, the rest of your pc will not be a bottleneck for that because tbh the rest of your pc is pretty good (nothing wrong with that processor either though)

and if you don't fancy that i would upgrade the gfx card to the 9800GTX. Although bear in mind that the 9900GTX will be out soon, but it won't make it obsolete, just older.

So thinking a bit more it may be better if I save the money and then next year build a new rig?
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post #4 of 5
your rig is fine, leave it. save for a new rig so you can get a nehalem when they come out (thats my plan)
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post #5 of 5
How about a new monitor? Maybe a new 20"+ LCD Widescreen. A new monitor does wonders.
And maybe pair that with a videocard upgrade and sell off your old 8800GTS.
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