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....will be something like this :

Mobo + cpu unchanged
Ram...... option to upgrade to 2gb max ( if there's any dough left)
Leadtek 6600gt 128mb AGP.........to replace the radeon 9000pro2.
Psu.......probably 500w (ish) to drive the gfx + any extra cooling (later)
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic 24-bit PCI Sound Card ....replaces onboard sound

thats a spend of about $315 / £185. and should keep my pc handling games like BF2, Cod2 etc, for a while.

that's the plan, now do what you all do best, and pick holes in it before i spend my hard earned ( whoops, too late, gfx card on way )
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post #2 of 17
You want atleast 1gig of ram in your pc for newer games. As for video, it should be fine, but maybe a 256mb card you would be able to dig up? And you have to be pushing your 20g hd around a bit haha, maybe a possible investment there? Goodluck with your upgrade though and hope everything goes alright
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Mephane, sorry, its a 75gb Hard Drive, which has 41gb free space on it, should this be OK?
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post #4 of 17
I think that system should run BF2 fine on low settings, 1024x768.
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and what room is there for OC-ing, and how much better will it play, say, BF2 then?
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post #6 of 17
In my opinion, stay with what you have now, save up like $1,000 for a new rig.
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post #7 of 17
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well, i have already got the Gfx Card, the Psu, and a sound card:
Leadtek 6600gt 128mb (agp) - $144
Antec 550w Psu - $75
Creative Labs S/blaster Live - $17 (used)
all for $236, not bad, just need 2Gb of pc3200, and maybe some aftermarket cooling.
then i will be able to look at OC-ing for the experience.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung sp1634n CPU - Prolimatech Megahalems  windows 7 Professional 64 bit Hanns G flatty 
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post #8 of 17
I would've sprung for at least a 6800gt. I'm pretty sure the 6600's and 6200's are low-end.
post #9 of 17
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its all relative, this is a $236 upgrade, in a basic rig.
my current Gfx card has been in 3 PC's, i have no sound card, and a 200w generic PSU. Cpu is unclocked, as is the Ram.
I bought CoD2 for my son (honest) and the rig struggles with it, so i thought i should try an upgrade, not enough to play BF2 very well, i admit, but that's for the future.
I dont have a budget to go to , say, Lan party + AMD + Sli, Cooling, Modded Case etc etc........but in 18 mths time.......hehehehehehehehe

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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung sp1634n CPU - Prolimatech Megahalems  windows 7 Professional 64 bit Hanns G flatty 
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post #10 of 17
My 6600 gt and 2GB of ram play bf2 great. The processor may hold you back but it will be ok. I play on medium setting 2xaa and 1280x1024. The only game that may give you trouble right now if fear.
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