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post #11 of 19
I'd still say power supply over the CPU.
post #12 of 19
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I'd still say power supply over the CPU.
hmmmm...really?...i thought my psu was ok for the time being...dual 12v rails and i think its 29amps combined...i dont know why but the 3700 is really calling out to me
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post #13 of 19
I would say go for a new GPU and PSU. This will give you better gamming performance and a nice stable system to overclock.

At a later date just drop in a new CPU (like the 3700+Sandiego).

edit: 3.0GHz on aircooling from an ATHLON64 3700+Sandiego is a little ambitious
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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by waqasr
hmmmm...really?...i thought my psu was ok for the time being...dual 12v rails and i think its 29amps combined...i dont know why but the 3700 is really calling out to me
Because your dying to get to 3.0Ghz

def think you should get Gfx card

2.6 is still a very fast processor by anyones account
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post #15 of 19
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ecause your dying to get to 3.0Ghz

def think you should get Gfx card

2.6 is still a very fast processor by anyones account
lol i think your spot on there tom...i think it is coz im dying to reach 3.0ghz..but yea my cpu is pretty fast actualy....and yes i can say ive decided on a new gfx..the Powercolor X800 GTO16..im just reading some reviews on it too see how good it really is...I think i can live with 1gb ram for a little while to come...and now ive just got to decide between a new cpu or psu...hmm 3700 or hiper type R 580 watt??
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post #16 of 19
The power supply will allow you to have more power for your overclock.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by waqasr
lol i think your spot on there tom...i think it is coz im dying to reach 3.0ghz..but yea my cpu is pretty fast actualy....and yes i can say ive decided on a new gfx..the Powercolor X800 GTO16..im just reading some reviews on it too see how good it really is...I think i can live with 1gb ram for a little while to come...and now ive just got to decide between a new cpu or psu...hmm 3700 or hiper type R 580 watt??
I know the feeling im still looking at the 4Ghz Intel hurdle wondering if i can make it (custom H2O should fix that)

Think you might see a bigger overall system improvement tho if you spent a bit more on your card and saved up for the other items later on
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post #18 of 19
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The power supply will allow you to have more power for your overclock.
hmm im not too sure about that one..because my cpu seems to be not a very good ocer...i think ive hit the max on it...im at 2.6ghz running 1.75v through it...any less and it goes unstable..so i dont think i new psu will give me any higher overclock..but still there are other benefits from a new psu...il have to upgrade sooner or later
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by waqasr
ok well basicaly ive got a choice of 2 new upgrades in a few weeks to come....basically ive got a choice of 4 components....:

3700 Sandy : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/AMD_64_Bit.html

2gb Gskils HZ Pc4000:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/G_Skill.html

Hiper Type R 580watt (blue one!!) Psu:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Hiper.html

or a graphics card for 100 pounds...120 absolute max and i just cant decide on which one.....

..now i really need you guys help on which 2 upgrades to get!!!....
My vote goes towards the PSU and the RAM.
You will need at least a 500w system for a great gaming PC, especially if it is overclocked.
For instance, a rig such as:
3700+ SD
2GB DDR 500 RAM
7800GTX

You will need a good amount of wattage for each device
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