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Well, below is my current system, and im looking to upgrade $200-$300. Suggestions? My thinking is a HD 4850 and more memory, what do you guys think?
post #2 of 20
A 4850 is definitely a good investment.

Why your memory though? Any recent problems with it or does it fail to overclock well?

If you were to leave the memory out of the equation I'd say go for a 4850 and grab an aftermarket heatsink for your CPU and video card. If you're smart about it you can pick up all three for $300.
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post #3 of 20
If you have 64-bit Vista, then go for the RAM upgrade. If not, save your money and don't bother.

Get a 4850 too, it's the best budget performance card out right now.
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post #4 of 20
try to find a 4870 somewhere on discount or something. Maybe tiger direct has them cause they don't charge tax and shipping is minuscule. You could get it for 299
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With the budget get the 4850.
 
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Here'sa 8800gts for $120 and u'll have plenty of money left over for memory.
Or just get a 4870
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post #7 of 20
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Aftermarket cooling for my video card? Also, this stuff is about 3 years old, and no, theres no history of the memory failing...and I dont overclock at all. Does my board overclock very well? After i get an aftermarket cooler for my CPU, I could probably OC it since it's out of warranty anyways (probably).
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Don't worry about your ram atm imo. Here is what I would buy with the money if I was you.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2946&CatId=493 - OCZ Vendetta $40 (with maybe a decent fan as that things specs look pretty bad.)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...757&CatId=3585 - Visiontek Radeon HD 4850 - $200

Also a Zalman VF-1000 or Thermalright HR-03 GT with maybe a fan put near them to help out?

Anyways all that together should cost under $300 and give you a series gaming performance kick (especially if you overclock the cpu well).

Another thing you could probably look at is a decent sound card?
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Don't worry about your ram atm imo. Here is what I would buy with the money if I was you.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2946&CatId=493 - OCZ Vendetta $40 (with maybe a decent fan as that things specs look pretty bad.)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...757&CatId=3585 - Visiontek Radeon HD 4850 - $200

Also a Zalman VF-1000 or Thermalright HR-03 GT with maybe a fan put near them to help out?

Anyways all that together should cost under $300 and give you a series gaming performance kick (especially if you overclock the cpu well).

Another thing you could probably look at is a decent sound card?
Here it is for 170 bucks at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253

That puts me at $210 with that fan. Suggestions for a sound card? Also, is my board a very good OC'er?
post #10 of 20
I have no idea about your mobo, I'm sure someone will get to you on that. I have a Creative Xtreme Audio and I love that however there's a lot of different cards out there. With you price range I would buy a Creative of some sort. I'm sure one of the audiophiles around here will be able to give more detail to that as well . GL!
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