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The title speaks for itself.

I'd like to upgrade my sig rig for about $100. Just a small upgrade to get me by until AM3/DDR3 or i7's become more mainstream. (Yes, I'll consider Intel)

I was thinking on getting a 7750BE along with a 2x2GB Kit of DDR2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300

Still undecided on the ram. Considering the $9.99 deal of the 1066MHz OCZ at my local CompUSA.

I know I should upgrade the mobo as well, but I don't really want to spend anything on just an AM2+ mobo. I'll wait for AM3 or i7 to do that.

Any other suggestions?

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
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What you have going sounds like a good plan. More RAM is always s good thing. The new athlon also is a good choice.
    
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What you have going sounds like a good plan. More RAM is always s good thing. The new athlon also is a good choice.
Thanks for the advice. +1

Anything else I should consider upgrading?
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Sweet deal, just make sure that your motherboard supports that chip.
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Sweet deal, just make sure that your motherboard supports that chip.
I'm pretty sure it can. I remember reading on the Asus site somewhere that it supported up to the 125W 9850 BE, or the 125W 9950 BE, so I don't think I'll have an issue with this one.

I'll double check to make sure though. Thanks!
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or another 9800gt
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or another 9800gt
That was actually on my mind, but I think I'll do it later on. Probably around next price drop. Or even get a more powerful single card, and use my my current one for physics?

Either way, I think I'm set on the 7750 BE.. Unless someone has a better idea.

Thanks!
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Quote:
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That was actually on my mind, but I think I'll do it later on. Probably around next price drop. Or even get a more powerful single card, and use my my current one for physics?

Either way, I think I'm set on the 7750 BE.. Unless someone has a better idea.

Thanks!
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Get more memory.
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first the 7750 BE then a new motherboard.
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Get more memory.
Yep. Those are the 2 things I have in mind atm.

And now that I think of it.. I have this board in my second rig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128081

I might just swap boards from one rig to another. That way I'd get PCIe 2.0, HT3.0, and the full AM2+ package.

That is depending on how how I can clock the 7750 BE on the M2N32..

Thanks guys! Still open to more suggestions!
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