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post #1 of 25
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well like the title says,about 2 weeks back now i ordered the below:

Amd 3700+ sd
Asus A8N sli premium
1gb corsair vs (512mbx2)
6800GS (point of view)
and whatever else is in my spec below

well i had to return the mobo and gpu (both were doa)
and i return the cpu and psu for the sake of it and to be checked anyway...
but they are sending me replectments for mobo and psu and refunding me for the gpu,cpu and "PSU"...so basicly i get an extra £50 if they don't notice within the next 2 days..

my question is do i put this money into upgrading the graphics card or the processor..i mean dual core x2 3800 looks tasty but so do the 7800's...so what do you guys'n'girls think would be the better option?

personally i thought maybe just add this: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=102861

or another gig of ram?? ...any ideas welcome..
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post #2 of 25
I'd stick with the SanD. Get yourself a 7800 my friend.
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post #3 of 25
thats a tough one!lol

both are great peices, but im gonna have to say the GFX card, its more outa date than the 3700 at this time being, so geta 7800gt/gtx

might wanna add another gig of ram too!
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Graphics card, why buy a slower cpu?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472
Graphics card, why buy a slower cpu?
good point! LOL
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post #6 of 25
I agree. I have the 3700+ and the Asus premium on my second rig and they are right solid.
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post #7 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472
Graphics card, why buy a slower cpu?
for reason's i can't legal mention....but a clue it's to do with movies..e.g. watching them
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post #8 of 25
ahhh... well maybe consider a dual core, like the 4400... but i still think the best upgrade at time being will be the gpu...
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post #9 of 25
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would be nice, but think it's either a 7800 or maybe a silent case had my eye on this one for a while http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91721

it's just weighing up do i want more bang for my buck in system wise/sound or do i want a slient case..
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post #10 of 25
Geez, put in earplugs and crank the 7800 up! I once installed silverstone 120mm fans in an antec superlanboy case (front intake and rear output). the fans came with 3.5" bay controllers which should have warned me as to how powerful they were. The things ran at 3200rpm and 105 CFM full blast! If I cranked both up at once, I could almost peel the stickers off the hardware in the case. (And its only a small mid to begin with). A bit much but it was fun to crank it up to show off to my buddies when they came over...
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