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Should I upgrade? I'm not sure.

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Specs in sig.

I don't really game much but would be nice to play some games i spose.

I dont do video editing or anything, just the odd bit of photoshop, and also C++ programming in visual studio.

Apart from that, just listen to music, browse the net, msn and watch movies.


Not sure if I should upgrade yet or not. I need opinions
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I would wait until AMD releases Bulldozer. Once that happens CPU's will come down again in price. An upgrade wouldnt be that hard, you could keep your case, ram, and HDD.
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Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
I would wait until AMD releases Bulldozer. Once that happens CPU's will come down again in price. An upgrade wouldnt be that hard, you could keep your case, ram, and HDD.
This for the cpu and motherboard. Though an Athlon II X2 245 @ 3.5 is a pretty decent dual core. Would consider upgrading if you want / need a quad or hex core.

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Originally Posted by brendanb581 View Post
I don't really game much but would be nice to play some games i spose.
A budget graphics card would work well for moderate gaming and would be a very significant upgrade over your x1550. Looking at your current specs, the gpu stands out as the oldest part of the rig.
Edited by RichardS - 2/27/11 at 2:31pm
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I'm sure you could push that chip further, I got my 245 to 3.77 without too much trouble, probably could've gone further if I was patient
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