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My sig rig needs an update, had the stuff since last August. I thinking about getting a 8800 GTS 512MB, or should I wait for something else. Also I might get a new 790i mobo because my chipset sucks hard barely can OC. But then I got to get the DD3 ram which cost $100 min. So I don't know. Should I wait still christmas to get the mobo and get the GFX card for my birthday (August)?
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I think GPU in August and mobo/RAM upgrade by Christmas is a great idea. By august, both ATI and nVidia will have launched new stuff, and you have better options. And by Christmas, one might hope that DDR3 has come down a bit.
    
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I think GPU in August and mobo/RAM upgrade by Christmas is a great idea. By august, both ATI and nVidia will have launched new stuff, and you have better options. And by Christmas, one might hope that DDR3 has come down a bit.
Please let DDR3 drop by then, it's so expensive now. But definitely go for the graphics card first, it will give you a bigger increase in performance.
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Yah thats what I thought because all the DDR3 stuff is expensive. 300 for the board + 120 for cheap DDR3 RAM I'm going to stick with the processor for awhile its decent enough.
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agreed. Bear with this rig a little longer... August isn't too far away for the new video card
    
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