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Hey guys- wel I have few buck to spare for upgrade abit and would like you guys to give me some opinions...

It came down to this( because of GTA 4) and the idea of future games using 4 cores...

It's either a new Cpu: Q6600 http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/pro...ducts_id=10975

OR

A new mobo with Sli Support for mabe a second GPU and some exstra RAM i was thinking about these : http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/pro...ducts_id=11197

And another 2 Gigs of my sig Ram

Which of these two choices would be the best gain and/or choice

im based in south Africa so my main choice of ordering online is this website:

http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/index.php

Help deciding wil be appreciated...(including own suggestions)
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post #2 of 5
I'd go with the Q6600, because I heard GTA 4 was a really CPU intensive game. It'd also be better for the long run (converting videos, faster performance over all).
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Ouch, tough decision. I would try do both eventually. Quad-core + SLI destroys games.

By the way, where in SA are you? I was born there
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yea, im in PRetoria. nice where in SA where you born? yea i know , wish i could do both, but I only have a certain amount to spend this month, so its either a quad or a mobo and 4 gigs of ram

just how far can I clock the Q 6600 without a aftermarket cooler, will only be getting a cooler in jan
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yea, im in PRetoria. nice where in SA where you born? yea i know , wish i could do both, but I only have a certain amount to spend this month, so its either a quad or a mobo and 4 gigs of ram

just how far can I clock the Q 6600 without a aftermarket cooler, will only be getting a cooler in jan
born in Johburg Moved to the states in '99. How's the weather there, middle of summer eh? To give you an idea how cold it is here in atlanta, my CPU was idling at 23*C this morning... on air

Anyway, on stock cooling you may be able to push the Q6600 to about 2.8ish.

It's your call. I think I would do mobo + RAM first.. (i think RAM would help GTA4 as well) then maybe get the quad and GPU next. (another 8800GTS shouldn't be expensive at all, nor should a Q6600 since they are stopping production on those too).

If you go the mobo route, I recommend the EVGA 750i FTW if you can get your hands on it. Great budget SLI board that OC's well!
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