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im thinking about getting this for my rig, but will i notice any performance change from my radion x1600 pro because of my low system power?
i am planning on adding annother 2gigs of ram .

and also, does pcie 2.0 work with regular pcie?

heres the link to the card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130360
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Yes, you will still see a huge difference and yes it will work with regular pci-e. It's backwards compatible.
    
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Time to upgrade, your whole system I mean. You can do it on the super cheap btw.
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Time to upgrade, your whole system I mean. You can do it on the super cheap btw.
upgrade on the super cheap as in something like:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/I..._Configurator/

or just replacing everything in the box i have now?
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I was thinking a new mobo/cpu combo and some ram, just keep everything else. That would be the "super cheap". You could stop at Fry's and get a e4500 w/ECS mobo for like $100 and add 2-4GB DDR2 800 for another $60-80 or less. Those two things alone and for under $200 dollars you've got gobs more performance compared to what you are running now.
This will get me some sh)(t from quite a few people, I am sure, but ECS boards may be no frills and un-overclockable but in my experience can be very stable.
You can try and sell the parts you are replacing to recoup a little of the cost.
An e4500 w/ a few gigs of ram and an 9600gt will allow you to do some very decent gaming, or whatever you're interested in, esp for the price. I am all about bang for buck.
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