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I'm thinking of upgrading my GPU, but don't want to spend much more than £80.

I already have a Sapphire Radeon HD4830 that came with my desktop and want to know whether I will get better performance if I just get another and crossfire it. Also, the card is only £40 on amazon at the moment; which is well within my budget.
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I'm still using the same (unupgraded) desktop I bought from cyberpower ages ago, so I'm probably really behind current technology
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Would it make more sense to buy a completely different card or just double up and crossfire the card I have now?
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Thanks in advance,
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EDIT: My rig is in the signature now. Thanks for all the responses.
 

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Upgrade to a faster single GPU card but save up until you have enough for a 560 Ti or 6950.
 
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In the grand scheme of things buying a new card is the best option.

However having said that 4830 x fired are reasonably powerful and will probably give you better performance than anything else in your budget.

Plus that way you can STILL start saving your money for a big updgrade down the road (mobo cpu etc)
 

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It would make sense to do nothing, save up and upgrade the whole rig.
 
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Lets hope I get lots of money at Christmas >_>

So, if upgrading the whole pc is the best way to go, how much will it cost for a decent improvement? What sort of things should I focus on upgrading and spend the most on? (Processor/GPU/etc.)
 

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Your rig isn't too bad actually. I'd look to upgrade your RAM to 4GB and your video card first. The GTX 460's are nice cards and pretty cheap-- and RAM is super cheap right now too.


2x2=4 last time I checked
 

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If your sig is correct, you can't Crossfire. Better single GPU all the way.

Also, you could grab a 990/AM3+ board and be ready for BD, you could sell your current board to help lesson the wallet shock, and your current system would be compatible (minus the DDR2).
 
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