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So my sig rig is my first pc I ever built. The upgrade was very large from my old pc. I went from:

2004 gateway
-3ghz pentium 4 processor (darn thing idled at 50C)
-geforce fx 5200
-1.5gb ddr ram (originally 512mb)
-250w psu
-150gb maxtor IDE hdd

to well, my sig rig. I used my old rig for a very long time playing counter strike source/1.6 on 800x600 res till i built my new one in October 2010. what about you? what was your biggest upgrade? going from a gtx 260 to a 480? or a core 2 duo to a 2600k? etc.
Edited by kyle7412 - 3/2/11 at 1:31pm
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Biggest upgrade in terms of what? Bang for buck, the u2410 for me.
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
Biggest upgrade in terms of what? Bang for buck, the u2410 for me.
I mean biggest as in going from something crappy/old to something brand new and really good. eg. me going from my fx5200 to gtx 460 sli.
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Originally Posted by kyle7412 View Post
So my sig rig is my first pc I ever built, and the first I've bought in 6 years. The upgrade factor was very dramatic, basically going from the worst to the best.
for me, before:

2004 gateway
-3ghz pentium 4 processor (darn thing idled at 50C)
-geforce fx 5200-1.5gb ddr ram (originally 512mb)
-250w psu
-150gb maxtor IDE hdd

after, well, is my sig rig. I used my old rig for a very long time playing counter strike source/1.6 on 800x600 res till i built my new one in October 2010. what about you? what was your biggest upgrade?
Deal Lord, Anything upgrading from the FX series back then would be a upgrade.

As for me:
5770 xfire to single 580 (SLI now)

Always had a heart for midrange cards, last card before 5770 was a 4670 and played games pretty well.

Bang for Buck till I got a 580....
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from
e4600 +asus p5k se + 2gbgeil + 8600gts and generic case and psu to my
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Going from air to H70 to full loop.
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From a socket 939 3200+ 1gb ram and a 9400gs to an athlon x2 6000+ 5770 4gb ram to my current sig rig
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P4 1.6Ghz 1GB RAM Asus Radeon 9800

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My Sig Rig!! Which is getting a 5870 on its way!!
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