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post #1 of 14
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Hi there

I want to find a cheap'ish' upgrade from my 9800gt to something a bit better, without costing too much.

I need some recommendations..

I am also going to upgrade my ram to ddr3 1600mhz.

Should i also upgrade my CPU? i know its old but i cant really afford to upgrade all 3 components atm, so i need advise on what i should upgrade (for mild gaming really)

Thanks guys
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post #2 of 14
Budget?
Games you play?
post #3 of 14
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I live in england, about £200 for all 3 components. (if needed all 3)

games like black ops, bad company 2 and gta 4
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb samsung spinpoint f3 Standard DVD-RW Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC HD 24" LCD 
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post #4 of 14
Where do you plan to purchase everything?
For that price tho I'm sure we can get you fixed right up
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Anywhere on the net really,

2 of the sites i mainly use in UK are :

www.ebuyer.com

www.aria.co.uk

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Athlon x2 245 @ 3.5 GHz Asrock N68c-UCC XFX HD 5770 4gb HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb samsung spinpoint f3 Standard DVD-RW Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC HD 24" LCD 
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Corsair 400CX Thermaltake v3 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb samsung spinpoint f3 Standard DVD-RW Drive Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC HD 24" LCD 
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Corsair 400CX Thermaltake v3 
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post #6 of 14
CPU prolly isn't the bottleneck, so I'd wait on that. You can land get the memory for $80 (What is that, like 60 Pounds?) on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226120

as for the Graphics, I recommend a nVidia GTX 460. They can be had for around $180
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by tquintana2 View Post
CPU prolly isn't the bottleneck, so I'd wait on that. You can land get the memory for $80 (What is that, like 60 Pounds?) on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226120

as for the Graphics, I recommend a nVidia GTX 460. They can be had for around $180
£50

and i was looking at these ram modules, only £17 each..

http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...prodID=2073997

what do you think?
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Athlon x2 245 @ 3.5 GHz Asrock N68c-UCC XFX HD 5770 4gb HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Corsair 400CX Thermaltake v3 
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post #9 of 14
If I were you , this is what I would buy..
AMD Athlon II x4 Propus
EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked 1 gb
Already close to budget limit...
As far as ram its really up to you..
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
If I were you , this is what I would buy..
AMD Athlon II x4 Propus
EVGA GTX 460 Superclocked 1 gb
Already close to budget limit...
As far as ram its really up to you..
No offence but, did you even attempt to read?
them 2 items go over £200 which IS his budget.
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
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