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I need some help lol.. My current PC is as you can see on the bottom. Built it back in 2007...upgrading here and there. This will be my first "major-ish" upgrade to it. I am attempting to keep the hard drive, the power supply, possibly the CPU, and case. I have been shopping around Newegg.com and I've put together several lists and would like to know which one you guys think would give me more bang for my buck. I am spending roughly 450$ max...and would like to get the most out of it. Lists are as follows:

Upgrade 1:
GFX : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-628-_-Product

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131616

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308

Upgrade 2:
GFX: Keep my current GFX Card (9800 GTX+)

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131711

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311
Edited by P4r4cyt3 - 3/31/11 at 1:17am
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I click on the links and get "bad request" .... You could just list out the components you're thinking about. :-)

btw your 9800gtx+ has some value for the folding team competition... It gets more points than a normal 9800gt so Im currently trying to get a used one... :-)
Edited by unexpectedly - 3/31/11 at 12:30am
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bump for great justice!
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I'd go with Update #1, you really need some nice GPU power nowadays
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Honestly, I'm conflicted about your situation ... maybe hold out a little while and get cpu/motherboard that's more modern. It just doesn't feel right to spend money on 775. And I did recently buy a C2D + motherboard... specifically to overclock and run my single-threaded CAD software on.

I'm totally addicted to folding@home ... and I got all hooked on it. To the point I picked up my sig rig out of the classifieds... cpu+board+ram for $365. Maybe find a deal like this (it's like i7-920) then save up a little bit and get your killer 560??

- Chris
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