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I have $400 to upgrade my video card and monitor for the computer in the below signature. Can anyone come up with a few ideas on cards and monitors. The monitor i have now is an NEC multisync 15 in LCD.
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post #2 of 7
What exactly is your goal?
I personally wouldn't sink cash into a GPU upgrade for an aging 939 single core system.
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I cant afford more than 4 to $500 for upgrade. I didn't think I had enough to upgrade monitor plus cpu, memory, and motherboard. I was just figuring that would be the cheapest most worthwhile upgrade. Any other ideas would be appreciated.
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post #4 of 7
ya know I would go for the gtx 460 $199.99 and use another $100 to upgrade to a 22" LCD from craiglist. The rest you can save up to upgrade your CPU and mobo.
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I would pick the display over the GPU in your case. Personally though I would consider buying a new motherboard and CPU and slowly buying parts whenever I would get a chance and just build a new system. Hope your upgrade goes well!
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CPU/MB/MEM shouldn't be that expensive, you can get away with an Athlon II X3 with AM3 motherboard that supports ACC and 4 GB DDR3 for ~$160-165 or so. Monitors would be looking ~$135 for a 21.5" 1080p screen. The rest you could use for GPU if the onboard doesn't cut it. There's also a chance of unlocking the 4th core as well as L3 cache, so you could potentially have a Phenom X4..

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$400 can buy u a quad core with a legit copy of windows 7 if you shop wisely and build it yourself.
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