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post #1 of 12
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i want to upgrade my pc i got 300$
what should i buy???
post #2 of 12
a 7800 gt or gtx
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AMD Athlon 64 4000+ Asus AN8-SLI Deluxe Windows XP profetional Hyvision 19in LCD 8 ms 
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post #3 of 12
Dont get a 7800 GT get a 7900 GT there better and are the same price.
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post #4 of 12
Definately the video card..

If you like ATI, there are some Sapphire X1800XT cards available around $300 (no experience with Sapphire though... )

For example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102629

Good luck
    
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post #5 of 12
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my price is 500$ not 300
what else then a gfx???
post #6 of 12
I would stick to one of the cards recommended above... and use the additional money for extra RAM. Upgrade to 2GB.

Your board supports DDR2 800 (according to ASUS website), so this could be an option:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

I know, you'll exceed $500, but you'll get some back from selling your old RAM

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post #7 of 12
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how much can i get for the pqi one i have(only used for 2 month)
do i need a soundcard?
post #8 of 12
Not sure how much.. they seem to be around $75 new... so I would guess no more than 65-70 (including shipping).

Soundcard: depends.. how happy are you with the onboard sound? I think investing in video card and upgrading RAM are good options first.
    
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post #9 of 12
Dani sorry to hijack but Do you have a pic of your rig.. I want to get custom water and a super lanboy.. I would love to see how you did it...

Anyway.. I would get the RAM that chozart suggested!
    
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
sure ill show you

but im reinstalling it so ill give pics of now but ill finish this week
if i get a sound card wont it takeoff stress from my cpu when im playing music?
can i play fear with my currect gfx?
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